Police logs -- Jan. 27

Norman C. Renaldi III, 42, of 19 Depot Road, Groton, was charged Sunday with being a fugitive from justice and interfering with a police officer.

Murder trial postponed due to weather

The murder trial of Miguel “Mikey” Vega, which was supposed to get underway today in New London Superior Court, has been postponed due to the expected blizzard.

Police logs -- Jan. 26

Kevin Pepler, 59, of 301 Buddington Road, Groton, was charged Friday with traveling unreasonably fast, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving with a suspended license-alcohol related and failure to have stop lamps/turn signals.

Police say man tried to burn evidence after New London restaurant robbery

A New London man attempted to burn the cash he stole in an armed robbery of the Golden Wok Chinese restaurant Saturday when he heard police knocking on the door of his Terrace Avenue apartment, according to a police report. 

Fugitive agrees to return to New York to face murder charge

A 43-year-old homeless man accused of a Jan. 20 stabbing death in Times Square waived extradition Monday when he was arraigned as a fugitive from justice in New London Superior Court. 

Police: Man attempted apology after home invasion, sexual assault in New London

A 32-year-old man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home on Jefferson Avenue in New London Saturday and attempting to sexually assault the occupant tried to apologize to the alleged victim following the incident, according...

Police logs - Jan. 25

State and local police arrests.

Fugitive wanted in NYC fatal stabbing arrested at Foxwoods Resort Casino

On Friday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police arrested Arturo Lopez-Valle, a fugitive wanted for murder in New York City, in the bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

EMTs learning to use Narcan as state heroin overdoses increase

Hundreds of emergency medical technicians from fire and ambulance services across eastern Connecticut are now being trained in the use of Narcan, a drug designed to pull people from the brink of death from a heroin or other opioid overdose.

Police: Norwich man charged with assault for spitting in faces of officers

A man spat in the faces of two police officers Friday morning while being arrested, adding two counts of assault on a police officer to his charges.

Worker killed in accident at Middletown steel factory

A worker has died in an accident at a steel processing plant in Middletown.

Proposed legislation targets fire district elections

State Rep. John Scott has introduced a bill that would change the way boards of fire districts are elected.




Second guilty plea in 'Green Garages' homicide case

A second man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to carrying out the stabbing death of Javier Reyes in September 2012.

Former manager of Deep River plant pleads guilty in firearms records case

The former manager of Tri-Town Plastics in Deep River pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to violating federal firearms laws.

Preston man sentenced to seven years for sexually assaulting young girl

A 46-year-old Preston man was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by 14 years of strict probation Wednesday for sexually assaulting a young girl over a period of seven years.

Families unforgiving as Matthews sentenced for double murder in New London

Survivors of murder victims Noel Starback and Sherry Roush said they could never forgive the “monster” who killed their loved ones as Joel Matthews was sentenced Wednesday in New London Superior Court to 42 years in prison.