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Wallingford Kidnapping Ends in Manchester

Daniel Kukish has been accused of duct taping his 18-year-old girlfriend to a chair in Wallingford.

This story was written and reported by Patch Editor Paul Petrone

On Dec. 29 at approximately 11 p.m., an 18-year-old female identified as Toni Dipinto reported to Wallingford Police that she had been held against her will by her boyfriend at a home they were residing at in Wallingford; police arrested the 28-year old suspect in the kidnapping in Manchester the next day. 

Dipinto’s boyfriend was identified as 28-year-old Daniel Kukish. Dipinto reported that during the early morning hours of Dec. 28, Kukish was high on drugs and acting erratically. According to Dipinto, Kukish accused her of being unfaithful to him and subsequently duct taped her to a chair, held her at gunpoint, while also forcing her to drink what he claimed was poison. 

Wallingford Police Detectives later executed a search warrant at a home on Summit Drive in Wallingford, where evidence of the crime was seized to include firearms, and a chair with duct tape still present on it. 

After being held for several hours, Kukish drove Dipinto to a residence in Manchester claiming that he needed to seek out the person Dipinto was cheating on him with. Kukish reportedly left Dipinto at the residence temporarily and drove to an unknown location. 

According to a Manchester Police report, an officer spotted the vehicle Kukish was driving and attempted to stop it for erratic operation. After leading Manchester Police on a brief pursuit, Kukish was apprehended in front of 227 School Street, 
the residence he had brought Dipinto to. Manchester Police subsequently arrested Kukish for multiple charges including disobeying an officer’s signal and weapons in a motor vehicle. 

On Dec. 30, Kukish was arraigned in Manchester Superior Court and is being held on a $10,000 bond. Wallingford Police currently hold an arrest warrant for Kukish for multiple charges, including second-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault that carries a $500,000 bond.

The above information was supplied by the Wallingford Police Department.
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Laurie Wonka January 03, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Dear Patch, Why are you posting victim's name?

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