Police logs - July 29, 2016

Arrests by state and local police.

Groton man charged with $1.2 million theft from family's estate

A Groton man is due in court next week to face charges in the theft of more than $1.2 million from the estate of his deceased in-laws.

State, defense sorting out details of New London murder case

Seales, 21, who indicated in court that his full name is Shaquan Lee-Seales, was charged last month with fatally shooting 29-year-old Gilberto Olivencia on Grand Street on Dec. 10, 2015.

Groton police, task force members arrest man awaiting murder trial

Police on Thursday arrested two people on drug charges, including a wanted man facing felony murder and other charges in New Haven.

Norwich man pleads no contest in sexual attacks on women

Alexander S. Perry, who last year was linked through DNA to the 2009 rape and assault of a woman in a Norwich alleyway and charged with commiting a similar crime at Mohegan Sun in 2013, pleaded no contest in both cases Thursday in New London...

I-95 reopened at Connecticut-Rhode Island border

Interstate 95 was closed in both directions at the Connecticut-Rhode Island border following a crash near Exit 1 in Rhode Island on I-95 south, Connecticut State Police said.

Police urge motorcyclists to keep sharp eye on their bikes

In light of two recent motorcycle thefts, Groton Town police are asking motorcyclists to be vigilant in storing their bikes and residents to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior.

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Connecticut Dems conspire against better health care

A sharp divide has opened between Republicans and Democrats over allowing local hospitals to become...

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New London holds frank discussion on police-community relations

In was the frank assessment shared by police officers and community members alike Thursday during a panel discussion, mediated by Channel 3 New’s Kevin Hogan and hosted by the City Council and Mayor Michael Passero, that touched on everything...

Local group contributing to increase in number of refugees settling in Connecticut

A New London-based humanitarian group is contributing to a major spike this year in the number of refugees being welcomed into Connecticut.

Family, friends, welcome USS Virginia crew home

The USS Virginia and its crew of 132 sailors arrived home Thursday to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton after a six-month deployment.

Amtrak favors one rail overhaul plan, Old Lyme opposes another

The most ambitious, and expensive, proposal, backed by Amtrak, is Alternative 3. It calls for lines from New Haven to Hartford and from Hartford to Providence, but would add another rail route from New York to Boston through Danbury.

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Mass. police rally as mayor says Black Lives Matter banner stays

About 50 police officers and their supporters have rallied to complain about a Black Lives Matter banner hanging outside a suburban Boston city hall

Massachusetts Gov. Baker vetoes Lyme disease bill, files his own version

Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required health insurers to cover the costs of a certain drug treatment for chronic Lyme disease