Southington man threatened neighbor, police

Published on Thursday, 30 July 2020 11:15


SOUTHINGTON - A Southington man was arrested earlier this month for allegedly threatening one of his neighbors, police said Thursday.

James McCool, 53, of 710 Old Turnpike Road, has been accused of entering the neighbor’s yard - after previously being told not to be there - and refusing to leave on July 15, according to police.

Police said the homeowner asked the 53-year-old to leave, prompting McCool to become “aggressive” and “move towards the homeowner in a threatening manner.” He also threatened the victim, according to police.

Police added that McCool continued his aggressive and threatening behavior when officers arrived. He faces charges of second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and first-degree criminal trespassing.

McCool is free on $10,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned in New Britain Superior Court on Sept. 18.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Thursday, 30 July 2020 11:15. Updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020 11:18.