Police logs - Jan. 30

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Testimony begins at Vega murder trial

Two eyewitnesses identified Miguel A. “Mikey” Vega as the man who burst into a Prest Street apartment in New London on March 3, 2010, and opened fire, as Vega’s trial got underway Thursday in New London Superior Court.

Police logs - Jan. 29

Arrests by local and state police.

State Sen.Osten requesting funds for three fire departments

Three volunteer fire departments, including two in Norwich, stand to benefit from $840,000 in funding requests submitted to the state legislature this month by State Sen. Cathy Osten.

UPDATED: I-395 northbound in Waterford cleared following crash

The accident, which involved an overturned vehicle, was reported at 12:44 p.m. and a portion of the highway was temporarily closed.

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. 

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