Calls for help: Riding along on a New London police shift


In New London, police say patrol shifts are involving less crime-based police work and more calls to resolve disputes, help people in crisis.

Car, school bus crash in Old Lyme under investigation

State police are continuing to investigate a Friday afternoon collision between a school bus and a Honda Civic at Route 156 and Mile Creek Road that caused injures that were not life-threatening to four schoolchildren.

Motorcycle, truck collision closes portion of Route 1 in Old Lyme

State and Old Lyme police are investigating a collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck on Boston Post Road late Saturday afternoon.

Police logs - May 3

Arrests by state and local departments.

Police: Salem man Tased, arrested for attempted home invasion

A 21-year-old Salem man was Tased and arrested late Friday night after allegedly walking away from a group home, attempting to break into several houses and then trying to assault police officers with a tree branch, state police said.

New London residents want more police involved in community events

More than 40 people attending a public forum at Madry Temple Church peppered New London Police Officer Anthony Nolan with questions, shared stories about their own mostly frustrating experiences with police and sought solutions to what many said was...

Four students injured in Old Lyme crash of school bus, car

Four Old Lyme elementary school students were taken to the hospital this afternoon following a collision between a school bus and a passenger vehicle.

Three arrested on drug charges in New London

Three people were arrested Thursday on numerous drug charges after a search and seizure warrant executed at a West Street apartment uncovered numerous drugs packaged for street sale.

Supreme Court hears arguments in Waterford murder case

The image of murder victim Renee Pellegrino's body laid out on a Waterford cul-de-sac has haunted those involved with the case, including a defense attorney who argued before the state Supreme Court today that his client, Dickie E. Anderson, was...

Student suspended, arrested for bringing gun to Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

UPDATED: An 11-year-old student who brought a gun, which accidentally discharged in a second-floor boy's bathroom Wednesday at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, has been suspended from school and arrested.

Police seize synthetic marijuana, heroin in Norwich

Police seized heroin and a large amount of synthetic marijuana Thursday after executing a search warrant at 103 Cliff St., Apt. 3.

Groton police warn residents of phone scam

Town police are warning residents of a phone scam in which the caller is posing as a supervisor from Eversource Energy and selling fraudulent debit cards.

Fire quickly extinguished at Branford Manor in Groton

The American Red Cross is helping a family of two, one adult and one child, with emergency food needs after a fire Thursday morning at Branford Manor in the City of Groton.

Police conduct search, lockdown drill at Waterford High School

Waterford and K-9 teams from other law enforcement agencies joined up at Waterford High School Thursday for a planned lockdown drill and police dog search at the high school.

Armed robbery reported at New London business

Police are investigating a reported armed robbery Thursday evening at Orient Express, a tax preparation and online money transfer business at 92 Truman St.

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Arrests by state and local police departments.

State police investigating theft at Preston cell tower

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Megos pleads not guilty to probation violation charges

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Firefighters, police rescue man from choppy waters in East Lyme

UPDATED: Firefighters and police joined together Wednesday to pull a man from the choppy waters off McCook Point after his boat capsized.