Waterford officer a key part of fight against drugged driving

When 19 Connecticut and Rhode Island officers headed to the Police Academy in Meriden to become drug recognition experts two weeks ago, it was a Waterford police officer showing them the ropes.

Ledyard High School student dead in single-car crash

A Ledyard High School student died Tuesday when the vehicle he was a passenger in left the roadway, struck a tree and rolled over, police confirmed Wednesday morning.

Police logs - May 11, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Norwich attorney among 13 Superior Court judge nominees

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday that he was nominating 13 Connecticut attorneys to become Superior Court judges, including Ernest Green Jr. of Norwich, a public defender.

Truck fire tangles traffic, sends one person to the hospital

Interstate 95 south and roads surrounding it were congested for multiple hours Wednesday morning after a box truck caught fire between exits 89 and 88, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Waterford police cite 61 in distracted-driving campaign

Police last month charged 61 motorists with violating driving laws as part of a nationwide campaign against distracted driving, dubbed U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

Police logs - May 10, 2017

Arrests from state and local departments around the region.

Norwich police, FBI seek public's help finding man wanted on drug charges

The Norwich Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s help in finding a Norwich man wanted on federal narcotics trafficking charges.

Montville police arrest Mel's Diner owner after finding 8 pounds of marijuana inside

Officers found “a large amount” of marijuana after a neighbor called to report an open door at the Route 163 business on March 30, according to the release. The department obtained a search warrant and later found more marijuana inside...

Norwich police arrest city man on drug and gun charges

Frankie X. Ramirez, 25, of 296 Hamilton Ave., Apartment 12, was taken into custody based on an outstanding warrant for sale of cocaine after a traffic stop. Further charges resulted when police searched an apartment on Orchard Street that contained...

Norwich man charged with DUI after spinning out in middle of Route 2

The man behind the wheel of a vehicle that completed a 360-degree spinout in the middle of state Route 2 Saturday was intoxicated, according to police.

Traffic still backed up in Waterford after rollover crash on I-95

Interstate 95 north remains backed up between exits 81 and 82 after an early morning tractor-trailer tip over, according to the state Department of Transportation.

2nd crash snarls traffic on I-95 in Waterford

A one-vehicle crash has closed the left lane of Interstate 95 south between exits 82 and 81, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Fugitive from Georgia arrested in Preston

State police on Friday arrested a man living in Preston who is wanted on felony child molestation charges in Georgia.

Norwich police searching for missing teen

Dillon Vary is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 0.8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. Police said he'd been missing since earlier in the day Saturday.

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Police logs - May 9, 2017

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Landlord pleads guilty in New London child pornography case

Landlord Richard A. Bruno Jr. of Waterford pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to producing a pornographic video of a 17-year-old tenant from New London, a crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Police logs - May 8

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Police logs - May 7, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Training equips 60 officers to intervene in crises

About 60 Connecticut law enforcement officers and judicial marshals last week went to a training session that attendees routinely say is one of the best they’ve ever attended.