Sunday, January 20, 2013

From 1963: Police Arrest Man, Woman on Morals Charge

The following is an extract from an article published 50 years ago today, in the Hartford Courant on January 20th, 1963.
Lascivious carriage was defined as "conduct which is wanton, lewd or lustful and tending to produce voluptuous emotions." It was no longer defined as a criminal offense following major changes to the penal code under Governor Dempsey in 1971.
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Police early Saturday arrested Boyd Reynolds, 32, and Edna Fone, 32, both of 41 S. Main St., on a charge of lascivious carriage, with the woman also being accused of breach of peace.

Policeman Samuel Ruffino and Edward Krol, Policewoman Marie Higgins and Det. Carl Zywocienski made the arrests.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is this post included in this edition? I missed something obviously.

Tree Fanatic said...

If you weren't here 50 years ago, you surely did miss plenty. It is Stephen's very educational and, often, entertaining habit to post Middletown news items from many years back, to give us latecomers a taste of what used to be. I wish there continued to be this depth of coverage on things Middletownian -- an in-depth article on what the future holds for the erstwhile Long Lane School, for example.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like embarrasing people again for something they did 50 years ago! What if these two are still around today?How would you feel if they were your relatives?
Poor judgment on Mr. DeVoto's part.

Stephen Devoto said...

If Policeman Samuel Ruffino and Edward Krol, Policewoman Marie Higgins and Det. Carl Zywocienski are still around, I apologize for re-printing a story about their actions. I can only imagine how embarrassing it must have been for them to peep on a couple in their home, waiting for the right moment to burst in and arrest them for romance.