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Anti-Abortion Vandalism Leads To Arrests

Granby arrests for Apr. 14- Apr. 20

Daniel James Carter, 19, of 58 Meadowbrook Road in Granby was arrested for the third time in the past six months on April 16 after Granby Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license or registration, using a license or vehicle registration other than his own, towing an unregistered vehicle, and failure to meet the minimum insurance requirements.  Carter faced similar charges when he was arrested on April 2 and on Dec 11, 2010.

Peter Dattilio, 41, of Newton, MA, was arrested by Granby Police on April 20 and charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, and loitering on or around a school building. Police said they caught Dattilio posting anti-abortion stickers on and around Granby Memorial High School.

Damian Vigorito, 34, of Auburndale, MA, was arrested by Granby Police on April 20 and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief in the second degree, conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and loitering on or around a school building.  Police said Vigorito was arrested after being caught posting anti-abortion stickers on and around Granby Memorial High School. After further investigation, police said, they found a collapsible baton in Vigorito's vehicle. He was scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court on Thursday April 21.

Womens Rights Advocate April 24, 2011 at 12:34 PM
There is nothing anti-abortion about those stickers. It simply displayed the most common procedure on a 9 wk old fetus. Abortion clinics are not required by law to show this, though abortion is major medical surgery, patients must be given facts, risks & benefits in every other medical procedure. Why not abortion? Because nobody would have an abortion then, that's why. Are clinics trying to trick women in to killing their very own babies? Is this not the worst violate of womens rights this country ever seen, tricking women into killing their babies? If so, citizens absolutely must step in & place public service announcements in support of women since our government has absolutely refused to do so.
Hank April 25, 2011 at 01:38 AM
It is COMPLETELY inappropriate for someone to be putting anti-Abortion stickers in a public place, especially around the high school! Regardless of your position on this LEGAL procedure that is protected by the law, stickers, pro-choice or anti-choice, have no place in a public place. Keep the zealots away from my kids!
Womens Rights Advocate April 25, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Hank, pro-choice is an incomplete statement & you need to complete the statement. Pro-choice to do what? Do you mean pro-choice to kill unborn babies? Is that what you mean? If so, then it is ENTIRELY AND COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE to protect children from misleading & fraudulent & incomplete information by pro-choice -to- kill - babies - zealots.
Jeanne Leblanc April 26, 2011 at 03:54 AM
Folks, We encourage comments from the public on Patch, but we have a few rules. One rule is that you treat each other with respect and refrain from personal attacks. Another is that you use your full name. Most of you are following that protocol, and I want to thank you for staying courteous and for standing behind your comments by identifying yourselves to your neighbors. I don't like to cut off discourse, but I will remove abusive and anonymous comments if necessary to keep things civil. Thanks, Jeanne Leblanc regional editor You can see our terms of use here: thegranbys.patch.com/terms
bucky Katt April 28, 2011 at 05:08 PM
I just want to know why they decided to come ALL THE WAY DOWN from Newton Mass. to distribute these stickers? And what is the deal with everyone making statements at the highschool? First it's the tea party crying about salaries and now these anti-abortion jobs who should go to bridgeport and rally around that doctor's house with the fetuses in his fridge. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

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