Connecticut § 53-37 Arrests (Vernon Police Department)

Adam Steinbaugh filed this request with the Vernon Police Department of Vernon, CT.
Multi Request Connecticut § 53-37 Arrests


From: Adam Steinbaugh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide a copy of any crime/incident report (or similar police reports) in which a person was investigated, stopped, cited, arrested, or charged with violating Connecticut General Statutes § 53-37 (or "ridicule"). This request is limited to reports generated on or after October 1, 2020, through the present date.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Adam Steinbaugh

From: Vernon Police Department

​Good Morning,

Please accept this as a response to your recent FOI request to the Vernon CT Police Department. A review of of records reflects that we have not had any arrests for 53-37 on or after October 1, 2020.

Our historical date indicates that we have 7 total arrests that were transferred into our electronic record system. These date back to 2000. Of the seven( 7 )arrests: four (4 )were found guilty, one(1) was dismissed, one(1) has substitute information ( 53a-182) and one (1) was NOLLED.

Take Care,


Christine Lee
Records Supervisor
Vernon Police Department

From: Adam Steinbaugh

Hello Christine --

Thanks for your fast response!

Would it be possible to get copies of the incident/arrest reports from those seven arrests?


From: Vernon Police Department

Good Morning,

Below is a summary of the arrests:

Case # 12-10875 Guilty finding report attached

Case # 09-12648 Guilty finding - unable to retrieve report

Case # 16-5404 Case dismissed - report not releasable

Case # 06-15509 Guilty Finding - report attached

Case # 14-13404 Guilty Finding - report attached

Case # 00-3893 Substitute Information ( 53-182) unable to retrieve report

Case # 01-10687 Case was NOLLED - report not releasable.

Take Care,