Jury finds former Lisbon man guilty of five sexual assault counts

The verdict ended a trial in which five young women who once babysat Crossley’s children or visited his family’s home accused him of sexually touching them between 2005 and 2010, when the women were all under the legal age of consent.

Police logs - July 26, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Groton Town police make 4 arrests after recovering stolen vehicle

Town police on Monday recovered a stolen vehicle and made four arrests while conducting a surveillance operation outside a local hotel.

Police: Man outside Groton hotel had synthetic marijuana

Town and regional officers seized several packs of synthetic marijuana Monday after they said a man they approached in a hotel parking lot attempted to flee the area.

Crossley sexual assault case goes to jury

A six-member jury in New London Superior Court will begin deliberating Tuesday in the sexual assault trial of former Lisbon resident Douglas R. Crossley Jr.

Police logs - July 25

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

UPDATED: Third Street fire in Norwich ruled arson

City firefighters quickly put a stop to a morning blaze that was later ruled an arson on Third Street thanks to proximity and a functioning smoke detection system, according to Chief Kenneth Scandariato.

Police: New London man beaten with stick, lumber

Two men remain in custody after they allegedly beat another man with a stick and a piece of lumber last week because they thought he had stolen $70.

Norwich Friendly's temporarily closed after 2 fires

Friendly’s on West Town Street temporarily is closed after two pieces of cooking equipment caught fire in two separate incidents Sunday, according to Yantic Fire Chief Frank Blanchard.

Vincenti pleads guilty to beating man to death for $100 in drug money

Nearly 12 years after fatally beating Anthony Hamlin and dumping his body in a Ledyard field, one of the two men state police said was responsible for his death has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.

Two men stabbed in early-morning Bank Street fight

Witnesses reported that two men had been injured in a fight outside the Y-Knot Café at 12 Bank St. at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, police said in a news release.

Gales Ferry woman arrested on narcotics charges

Police said they had seized cocaine and marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, after serving a search warrant at her residence.

Power goes out at New London housing for elderly, disabled

A state-subsidized housing complex with about 200 elderly and disabled people lost power early Saturday and residents had to leave their apartments due to the heat, Housing Commission Chairwoman Betsy Gibson said.

Toddler injured at campsite at Rocky Neck State Park

A 17-month-old boy was injured Saturday morning when he fell against a Dutch oven his family was using to cook breakfast at a campsite at Rocky Neck State Park, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Environmental...

New London man charged with operating a drug factory

A city man is in custody after a lengthy investigation into the dealing of heroin and crack cocaine in New London County led state and local police to him.

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Norwich police seek help identifying body found in Shetucket River

A caller reported seeing the man’s body at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy that did not have conclusive results, police said Sunday, and police are still working to identify him.

Police logs - July 24

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Police logs - July 23, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Police logs - July 22, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Crossley, family testify during defense portion of sexual assault trial

Douglas R. Crossley Jr. is charged with groping the women when, as underage teens in 2005 to 2010, they babysat or attended parties at his home at 23 Lee Road.