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Premium Content Police logs - April 17

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

Groton City
Jerry Lee Rodgers Jr., 23, of 159 Shaw St., Apt. 2, New London, was charged Wednesday with driving with a suspended license.


Premium Content Armed man attempts to rob New London convenience store

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

New London – A man armed with a semi-automatic handgun attempted to rob the Quick Mart convenience store at 61 Walden Ave. this morning, police said.
The man entered the store just after 9 a.m.,...


Premium Content Robbery reported at New London convenience store

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 10:10 pm

City police were investigating an apparent armed robbery Wednesday evening at the Galaxy Convenience Store at 121 Montauk Ave., at the corner of Orchard Street.


Premium Content Veteran Norwich police lieutenant to retire

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 7:00 pm

Lt. Christopher Ladd, a 24-year veteran of the department, most recently served as the force's evening shift commander.


Premium Content Police logs - April 16

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 2:02 am

Shacana Hill, 39, of 208 Crystal Ave., was charged Tuesday with breach of peace and interfering with an officer.

Iesha Gonzalez, 34, of 208 Crystal Ave., was charged Tuesday with interfering with an officer.

Sylan Aikins, 31, of 29...


Premium Content Police logs -- April 16

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:58 am

New London
Shacana Hill, 39, of 208 Crystal Ave., was charged Tuesday with breach of peace and interfering with an officer.


Premium Content Court document details Norwich rape case

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

A 32-year-old Norwich man accused of sexually assaulting a woman he picked up at Mohegan Sun last month admitted he went to the casino that night but said he “blacked out” and didn't remember what had happened.


Premium Content Defense attorneys: Chyung murder case will be overturned

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:52 am

Attorneys for Chihan Eric Chyung, who was found guilty last month of fatally shooting his wife, are seeking to overturn the conviction.


Premium Content Domestic violence victims say they'll move out of state when batterer released

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:52 pm

Two women who had long-term relationships with 38-year-old Michael Manifold said at his sentencing today in New London Superior Court that in order to feel safe, they plan to move out of state after he is released from prison.


Premium Content UPDATED: Power restored in Ledyard, road reopened

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 8:03 pm

Iron Street, closed to all traffic shortly after 2:30 p.m. when a tree branch fell onto the power lines, reopened to traffic late this afternoon.


Premium Content UPDATED: Road reopens in Norwich following power line repairs

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

Washington Street in the area of Chelsea Parade was temporarily closed this afternoon while utility crews work to repair a damaged transformer.


Premium Content Norwich man pleads guilty in midst of drug-dealing trial

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 1:36 pm

A 35-year-old man pleaded guilty to drug-dealing charges this morning in the midst of his trial in New London Superior Court.
Kevin Cherry will be sentenced June 17 to four years in prison for...


Premium Content Tree damages Norwich animal shelter

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 12:57 pm

A chocolate Labrador retriever city Animal Control staff named “Murphy” might want to change his name to “Lucky” after he emerged uninjured but covered with ceiling foam debris after a large pine tree crashed through the roof...


Premium Content Father and son in court on child porn charges

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 12:44 am

A father and son from East Lyme pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography this morning during their first appearance in the New London court where major crimes are tried.
Brian Faford, 25,...


Premium Content Police logs - April 15

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Russell J. Dykema, 52, of 35 Inchcliffe, Gales Ferry, was charged Monday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Premium Content Buyer testifies at accused drug dealer's trial

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

A man facing criminal charges of purchasing two "eight balls" of crack cocaine from accused drug dealer Kevin Cherry in Norwich last year testified at Cherry's trial Monday in hopes of garnering leniency in his own case.


Premium Content Fatal shooting in Norwich was justified, prosecutor says

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 12:19 am

New London State's Attorney Michael L. Regan has ruled that the use of deadly force by Norwich police officers last year in the fatal shooting of a Norwich man was justified and “appropriate” — clearing the officers of any criminal...


Premium Content Red Cross aiding Gales Ferry fire victims

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 9:25 pm

The local chapter of the American Red Cross said they are helping a family of four — two adults and two children — with emergency clothing and food needs after a fire Monday afternoon at 15 Chapman Lane in Gales Ferry.


Premium Content High winds drove Gales Ferry house fire

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

A wind-fed fire tore through a house at 15 Chapman Lane in Gales Ferry Monday afternoon, heavily damaging about one-third of the structure and likely making it unlivable, fire officials said.


Premium Content Region's 911 calls temporarily rerouted Monday after dispatch center evacuated

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 9:44 pm

Emergency 911 calls from across eastern Connecticut were rerouted to the western side of the state for about an hour on Monday following an evacuation of the state police consolidated emergency dispatch center at Troop C in Tolland, police said.


Premium Content Yantic fire company elects officers

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 8:22 pm

The Yantic Fire Engine Company No. 1 re-elected Frank Blanchard to another one-year-term as fire chief during the department’s annual meeting April 6.


Premium Content Police logs - April 14

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

New London
William Bueno-Hiraldo, 30, of 280 Hempstead St. was charged Saturday with criminal mischief, violation of a protective order, disorderly conduct and second-degree failure to...


Premium Content Eight Groton restaurants cited for serving alcohol to minors

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

Town police and the state Department of Consumer Protection have cited eight restaurants and bars for allegedly selling alcohol to minors, after checks of 22 businesses Saturday night.


Premium Content Shoplifting arrests at Crystal Mall lead to further charges

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Three people were due in New London Superior Court today after police charged them Friday with petty shoplifting charges, which ultimately led to further charges on outstanding warrants.


Premium Content No cause yet identified in Norwich house fire Sunday

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 11:51 pm

The cause of the fire Sunday that destroyed a six-unit dwelling at 218 Washington St. has yet to be determined, a city fire official said Monday.


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