Newly independent Ledyard police aim to cut down accidents


Independent since Feb. 1 and equipped with first-ever town police chief, John Rich, the Ledyard force has begun an accident-reduction initiative and say they're already seeing some progress.

Propane tank catches fire outside Norwich apartment complex

Firefighters responded Saturday night to a propane tank fire outside Summitwoods of Norwich, an apartment complex.

Police logs - May 2

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Sailor admits to illegally taking photos inside submarine that was based in Groton

A 29-year-old Navy sailor pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge stemming from photos he took while serving as a machinist's mate aboard the USS Alexandria, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine.

Police logs - May 2

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Police: Man hit in Stonington motorized wheelchair collision has died

The man who was hit by a car while driving a motorized wheelchair on state Route 1 Monday morning died Thursday evening, according to police.

UPDATED: Route 85 partially reopens after hourslong closure

Route 85 was closed near the Waterford Speedbowl for hours after a three-car accident involving a dump truck on Wednesday afternoon.

Police logs - May 27

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Local police officers recognized by MADD

Officers from Groton Town, New London, Waterford and Ledyard were honored at the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony.

Montville police investigating three Wednesday burglaries

Police said they're investigating after three burglaries, which don't appear to be related, occurred throughout the day Wednesday.

Police find 25 grams of heroin, $1,800 cash in Willimantic man's home

Police on Wednesday arrested a Willimantic man they said was in possession of heroin following an investigation into the sale of heroin in the area.

Groton Town police seek suspect after Henny Penny armed robbery

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they said entered a Henny Penny Wednesday night, brandished a knife and stole money from the cash register.

Driver of motorized cart transported by Life Star helicopter after collision in Stonington

Although South Broad Street has been reopened, the investigation into a Wednesday morning crash that sent one person to the hospital via Life Star helicopter is just beginning, police said.

Juvenile arrested following threat against Kelly Middle School

Police on Wednesday morning arrested a juvenile who allegedly posted threatening information regarding Kelly Middle School on social media.

Fire destroys Pawcatuck garage

Pawcatuck firefighters extinguished a fire Monday night that destroyed a garage and its contents at 6 Andrews St.

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New London man charged with negligent homicide after fatal accident in Bozrah

A New London man has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle after a collision in Bozrah in October left a motorcyclist from South Carolina dead.

Mother pleads guilty in New London baby burn case

New London Police said that a week before the incident, a repairman had adjusted the temperature of the water heater to the maximum setting after Mendez-Marchany complained the water was not hot enough.

Police logs - May 26

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney: Local men staged 50 accidents to defraud insurance companies

Six local residents are facing federal charges after allegedly staging about 50 car accidents in order to fraudulently collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurance companies, according to Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.

Alleged drunken driver arrested for comment about setting fire to Stonington police station

A Pawtucket, R.I., woman was arrested Tuesday morning when she made a comment about setting the police department on fire just minutes after being released following a drunken driving arrest a few hours earlier.