Conn. Police Arrest Couple Sought by Mass.

Photo courtesy of FOX CT

Photo courtesy of FOX CT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say they have arrested a Massachusetts couple who authorities believed might harm themselves and their special needs son.

Hartford Police Lt. Brian Foley said Wednesday night Massachusetts State Police asked for help locating the North Adams couple and their 20-year-old son.

Foley said 45-year-old Patrick Gaffney is charged in a Massachusetts warrant with breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property and larceny. He said Gaffney and his 41-year-old wife Debra were found in Hartford at about 2 p.m. with their son, who wasn’t harmed but was evaluated at a hospital. Massachusetts officials were arranging care for him.

Foley said the couple were found with heroin and a stolen van. He said they were charged with drug possession and Patrick Gaffney was charged with larceny. It wasn’t clear if they have attorneys.


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  • DebbieInMa

    Just curious, if Patrick is ANY relation to Jennifer Gaffney?
    She is one of the singers on the Chalice of Salvation on Sunday mornings.

    As for Patrick and Debra, I hope they get much needed help for themselves and that their son isn’t released back to them before they get straightened out, psychologically. And that they don’t fake being straightened out, just to get him back. I know people sometimes do that.
    Stay warm everyone

    • Alpinecreep

      And what difference could that possibly make Debbie? There’s no relevance either way.

      • alpinequeen

        There’s no relevance to your comment either way.