New London police chief has spent 1/3 of workdays off since returning to her post


According to records obtained by The Day, police Chief Margaret Ackley has spent more than one-third of the past almost 70 work weeks — or 118 days — on some kind of paid time off.

Police logs – Oct. 2, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Police seek suspect in robbery of Bank of America in Westerly

Police are looking for a man who they say robbed the Bank of America on Franklin Street on Friday afternoon.

Police logs – Oct. 1, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Groton police arrest woman in sexual assault of minor

Police have arrested a woman after a monthlong investigation into the sexual assault of a 14-year-old.

New London police seize almost 300 grams of crack cocaine, arrest 2

Police on Thursday carried out two search-and-seizure warrants, netting more than $2,000 in cash, almost 300 grams of crack cocaine and two arrests.

Police: New London pair stole more than $500 in Sears merchandise

Police on Thursday were able to find and apprehend two New London residents on the same day they allegedly stole merchandise from the Sears store in the Crystal Mall.

New London police: 5 victims in 'citrus-type spray agent' incident

A local woman is in custody after she allegedly sprayed a "citrus-type spray agent" Thursday evening, hitting one person directly in the face and affecting four others, according to police.

Downtown New London bar found liable for beating injuries

A six-member jury found on Sept. 22 that The Exchange, formally known as the Exchange Group LLC, failed to adequately train and supervise its employees and failed to maintain safe conditions.

Police looking for man possibly connected to several Waterford burglaries

Police are asking residents to be on the lookout after a suspect in several burglaries was reported in the 100 block of Spithead Road on Friday morning.

Norwich firefighters extinguish fire in downtown building

City firefighters on Thursday extinguished a fire in a second-floor apartment at 321 Main St., known as the Alice Building.

Stabbing in New London sends two to hospital

Two people are in the hospital after apparently being stabbed Wednesday night, police said Thursday morning.

Four men charged with assault after fight in Norwich residence

Police on Wednesday evening arrested four local residents after they allegedly seriously injured another resident in a Town Street apartment, police said.

Montville police investigating fatal overdose

Police said they are investigating after a man died of a suspected opioid overdose Tuesday evening.

New London man charged in Stonington burglaries

A New London man apprehended Sunday during an East Lyme burglary spree has now been charged in connection with five burglaries here over the past month, including one at Deans Mill School.

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Police logs – Sept. 30, 2016

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Norwich police officer to receive federal award

A local officer next week will be honored with a federal award for his outstanding community policing work, Sgt. First Class John Perry said in a Wednesday evening news release.

State's crime statistics fluctuate, but most reflect national decline

Each year when the Federal Bureau of Investigation releases its statistics on crime, dozens of similar-sounding headlines pop up: “Crime rate down for nth straight year, politician touts policies as reason.”

Police logs – Sept. 2, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

California man sentenced in Connecticut for false advertisements

A California man was sentenced in New Haven on Wednesday in connection with using a New London-based marketing firm for advertising mortgage modification services.