Friday, November 30, 2012

Connecticut State Trooper steals from corpse of dead biker


The Hartford Courant

4:42 p.m. EST, November 29, 2012
A state trooper has been arrested after allegedly taking jewelry from a person who died in a motorcycle crash in September.

Trooper Aaron Huntsman, 43, an 18-year veteran of the state police, faces two counts of third-degree larceny. He is also charged with interfering with police and tampering with evidence.

Huntsman's police powers have been suspended, according to a release from the state police, and an internal affairs investigation is underway.

The crash happened on Sept. 22, according to Lt. J. Paul Vance. John Scalesse, 49, of Arrowhead Drive in Orange, was driving his motorcycle on the Merritt Parkway near exit 44 in Fairfield when he drove into the back of a truck. Scalesse was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Huntsman and other emergency personnel went to the crash and conducted the investigation.

After the accident, Scalesse's family members told police that they couldn't account for some jewelry, clothing and cash. They later found the clothing at the hospital, but the other items were still missing.

State police investigated and found the missing jewelry, which had not been logged into evidence by the trooper who led the investigation, the release states. They also found a large amount of cash in the trooper's police car.

Huntsman was a vice president of the state police union for more than two years, said Andrew Matthews, president of the union. He resigned his position as soon as the allegations came to light, Matthews said.

"If the allegations of misconduct are proven true, we wish that it not reflect the perception of the police or its union," he said.

Huntsman was arrested at Troop I in Bethany. He was released after posting $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Bridgeport on Dec. 10, the release states


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

planet jr


Monday, November 26, 2012

British Motorcycles Victorious in Africa

General Smuts and his South African motorcycle crew after whipping the Italians in Africa, World War II.
Life magazine, 1941

Indians in Ads

LIFE magazine 1947 & 1941

thankful weekend

Swell holiday weekend. Bike riding to the big road race, dinner with the family, Miglia party, haircuts, auction, bowling. Now it is back to work time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Auction Score! My "Holy Grail" of magazines. I have been searching for this one for ten years. I defeated all to get it today. July 21, 1947 LIFE with the Hollister Motorcycle Riot!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Champion uses AC Plugs

Bart Markel AC plugs ad

Outdoor Life April 1972

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nice weekend

Got to spend time with my kid, got 2 hours of riding in, went to a bonfire and hit the last flea market of the year.

Model Citizen

Along came bronson scale model Sportster at flea market today

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bike of the Day: Kettenrad

The local used car lot got in a German WWII Kettenrad today. Runs and drives. More construction equipment than motorcycle, but still awesome.

Yamaha Enduro of Yesteryear

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ride to Quabbin

Monday, November 12, 2012

No Parking

Ware, Massachusetts

Sunday, November 11, 2012

NO Moto Weekend

Frustrated that I didn't get to ride this weekend. Warm and Sunny in Mudville.
Here are a couple pics anyway.

Hopefully, I will ride tomorrow.

Honor, Respect, Gratitude

photo of 8th Army Air Force bomber crew by Margaret Bourke-White, Life archives.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

do it

hollow points

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bibendum at the auction today

didn't know if it was legit or a repro, so didn't wait around to bid. only had 20 dollars on me anyway.

F!ck Sandy! by Richie Pan

Buy a print and help out peeps in Richie's area of New Jersey.
Richie's facebook page

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Retro En Moto Show

The Beer Taps of Knowlegde


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