New unit at Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution focuses on needs of DUI offenders

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday morning dedicated a new DUI reintegration unit that has opened within the Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution.

Alleged masterminds of New London murder-for-hire on trial in U.S. District Court

For a mere $200, the government alleges two men, hired to beat somebody up because he interfered with Oscar "Tato" Valentin's drug-dealing operation out of a series of garage bays in New London, carried out a fatal stabbing in 2012.

Waterford police: Man involved in car accident found with tainted heroin

Bradley A. Lopez-Nieves fled the scene of the accident, according to police, but was later arrested.

East Lyme superintendent informs parents about April Fools' Day threat

Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Newton has informed parents and guardians of East Lyme High School students that a student allegedly made a threatening comment specific to the high school. The comment was associated with April Fools' Day.

East Lyme police help apprehend fugitive wanted in Massachusetts murders

Town police said they assisted Friday in apprehending a man wanted by police from Revere, Mass., on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Uncasville man arrested in sexual assault of minor

A man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year old juvenile in East Lyme.

Mashantucket police sergeant completes federal mass casualty response training

Striving for the "highest level" of emergency response excellence, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police Department recently sent one of its members to Alabama for a federal course on mass casualty response.

Norwich police remind residents to safely dispose of unused medications

Police are encouraging residents to make disposing of unused or expired medications in their homes a part of their spring cleaning routine by bringing it to a drop box located in the lobby of Norwich Police Department headquarters.

Police logs - April 2

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Jacques denied entering Norwich homicide victim's home

On the third day of Jean Jacques' murder trial in New London Superior Court, jurors heard testimony from Norwich Detective Anthony Gomes, the lead detective in the case, and watched a video of Gomes' interogation of Jacques.

Waterford police to launch distracted driving campaign in April

Throughout the month of April, Waterford police will ramp up their efforts to catch distracted drivers, thanks to a state Department of Transportation grant.

Woman rescued from sinking car at Groton's Eastern Point Beach

A Groton City police officer, with help from a good Samaritan, pulled an elderly woman from a car sinking in the waters off Eastern Point Beach Thursday.

'Suspicious object' forces temporary closure of Route 85 in Waterford

Police have reopened state Route 85 after a report of a "suspicious object" near the New London-Waterford Speedbowl caused them to close it around 2 p.m., according to police.

Norwich woman charged with first-degree escape

A Norwich woman with an extensive criminal history is facing a new charge after allegedly staying at a residence other than the one approved upon her January release from prison.

Two-car wreck on I-95 in New London snarls traffic, leads to other wrecks

Traffic is beginning to clear up after one wreck on Interstate 95 northbound before Exit 85 set off "multiple" others, according to state police.

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Police logs - April 1

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Jailhouse informant testifies that Jacques admitted to Norwich murder

Tywan Jenkins, who was placed in a cell with accused murderer Jean Jacques at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center last summer, sat on the witness stand Wednesday in New London Superior Court and moved his fist in a downward motion to mimic...

Police logs - March 31

Arrests by state and local police departments.

'Operation Spring Cleaning': More than a dozen arrested in joint police operation

Fourteen agencies joined in "Operation Spring Cleaning" to conduct a felony arrest warrant sweep around eastern Connecticut.

Police arrest five in New London in connection to tainted heroin

Members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force – East arrested five people Tuesday after searching an Amity Street home and finding fentanyl-laced heroin.