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Owner of Connecticut Repair Shop Arrested for Not Having License

Officials from the Hartford Police Department, Hartford Fire Department and the state Department of Motor Vehicles converged on Cecil’s Auto Electric in Hartford, CT, Monday morning and arrested the co-owner of the repair shop for operating a garage without a license.

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Officials from the Hartford Police Department, Hartford Fire Department and the state Department of Motor Vehicles converged on Cecil’s Auto Electric in Hartford, CT, Monday morning and arrested the co-owner of the repair shop for operating a garage without a license.

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Below is the article as it appeared on the WFSB-TV Channel 3 website.

Owner Of Auto Repair Shop Arrested

January 10, 2011

WFSB-TV Channel 3

HARTFORD, Conn. — Investigators from multiple agencies converged upon a Hartford auto repair shop on Monday morning and one of the owners was arrested.

At 10:30 a.m., investigators from the Hartford Police Department, Hartford Fire Department, and the state Department of Motor Vehicles had the entrance to Cecil’s Auto Electric repair blocked.

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Moments later, co-owner Charles Palmer told Eyewitness News he hadn’t done anything wrong.

"You can check out my name," he said. "No arrests. No nothing."

That’s not what the city thought, arresting Palmer on a charge of operating a garage without a license, something his father, Cecil Palmer, was arrested in connection with in November, according to sources.

Before his arrest, Palmer denied he doesn’t have a license and said he’s being muscled out of his north end business by the city, because a well-known eye surgeon, Dr. Richard Fichman, is starting a clinic next door.

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To read this article on the WFSB-TV Channel 3 website, visit http://www.wfsb.com/news/26428284/detail.html.

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