Here’s one unfortunate side effect of the Courant and Fox-61 merger: more inaccurate headlines. A story published in the Courant today, reprinted from FOX CT, is titled “Hartford Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Suburban Parking Lot: Could Be Connected to Several Homicides.”
The headline only reflects half the story. Later in it, we learn that two men were arrested at the same time in Glastonbury. One of them is from Hartford, the other, East Hartford.
It may seem as if the other man arrested was incidental to all this, as there is no reference to his role in this in the headline: man=singular, men=plural; reference to one location in title makes it sound as if criminals only originate from one source. Reading on, we learn that the man not alluded to in the headline was actually who the police had received a tip about: “Task force members received a tip that a cocaine dealer named “Kevin” was dealing drugs in the area, Palombizio [Glastonbury Sgt.] said.”
The East Hartford man “was charged with possession of less than 4oz of marijuana, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs 1500′ of school and operating a motor vehicle under suspension.”
There are any number of ways the headline could have been more accurate. Here’s a start– Two Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Suburban Parking Lot: One Was Wanted by the FBI; One of Two Men Arrested on Drug Charges was Wanted by the FBI; Police Nab Two for Narcotics in Glastonbury.