Old Lyme man accused of pushing child into lake in 2015

An Old Lyme man is facing two charges after he allegedly ran after and pushed a child into the water at Rogers Lake last summer, according to state police.

Police logs - April 9

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Affidavit: Man dragged woman, pointed weapon at girl in 2015 East Lyme robbery

The affidavit for a man arrested in the 2015 robbery of a Citizen's Bank alleges that the suspect dragged a woman trying to run away and pointed a weapon at her and bank employees as he demanded cash.

Police logs - April 8

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Testimony complete at Jacques murder trial

Prosecutor David J. Smith called homicide victim Casey Chadwick's best friend to the witness stand Thursday for the second time at the murder trial of Jean Jacques to refute the testimony of a defense witness.

Former Mitchell College maintenance worker gets settlement for compactor accident

Former Mitchell College maintenance man Ismael Alvarado, who suffered severe leg injuries three years ago when a pickup truck driver driven by a co-worker pinned him against the college's trash compactor, has obtained a settlement of $735,000...

Two charged with promoting prostitution in Groton

The Groton City Police Department, with assistance from the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force, seized a car, an electronic stun gun and arrested two men Thursday as part of an investigation into human trafficking.

Defense attempts to plant doubt at Jacques murder trial

Casey Chadwick died a violent death, yet nobody reported hearing a struggle that night, and the crime scene had considerably less blood than her injuries would suggest, according to testimony Wednesday in New London Superior Court.

Police logs - April 6

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Ledyard man facing federal narcotics charge

A New Haven federal grand jury on March 29 charged a Ledyard man originally arrested by Ledyard police with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine.

Local fire departments hosting open houses for Volunteer Firefighter Day

Sixty fire departments across the state will host open houses Saturday in an effort to explain to the public the importance of volunteer firefighters, according to a news release.

UPDATED: Ledyard police investigate fatal car accident

Police said a 23-year-old Ledyard woman was killed Tuesday night when the car she was driving struck a tree in the area of 43 Iron St. also known as Route 214.

Local police participating in April 'U Drive, U Text, U Pay' campaign

Several area police departments this month are increasing patrols in an effort to target drivers who violate Connecticut's mobile phone laws.

Two-car accident closes left lane of I-95 south in Groton

A two-vehicle crash closed the left lane of Interstate 95 south just after Exit 90 for less than an hour Tuesday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Jackknifed tractor-trailer closes three left lanes of Gold Star Bridge

Three left lanes of Interstate 95 south are closed because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Pawcatuck man pleads guilty to diverting client funds from brokerage firm

A Pawcatuck man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport to stealing more than $317,000 in client funds while serving as the chief executive officer of Wall Street Venture Capital Limited, which offered lending and brokerage...

Police logs - April 6

Arrests by state and local police departments

Jury hears DNA evidence linking Jaques to Norwich murder

On the sixth day of testimony Tuesday, prosecutor David J. Smith called to the witness stand three analysts from the state Forensic Science Laboratory who extracted and tested DNA from blood swabs and items collected by the state police Eastern...

Witness at Jacques murder trial says her signature was forged on statement

A friend of murder defendant Jean Jacques testified Monday in New London Superior Court that a statement police said she provided about the events of June 15, 2015, contained inaccuracies and that her initials and signature on it were forged.

Slick conditions on Gold Star Bridge lead to morning, afternoon accidents

Icy and slick conditions on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge on Monday caused "multiple" accidents in the morning and contributed to a tractor-trailer becoming jackknifed in the afternoon, according to state police.