Police logs - Dec. 17

Arrests from around the region.

New London man pleads not guilty to Ravi Mart robbery

A 49-year-old New London man accused of robbing the Ravi Mart convenience store on Bank Street at gunpoint last month pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Tuesday.

New London council can't agree on police pact

A measure to fund a new police contract failed by a 3-3 vote Monday after city councilors disagreed about how to pay for the contract.

Accident cleared on I-95 in Stonington

Stonington — Cars are moving again after a rollover accident on Interstate 95 south between Exits 90 and 91 stalled traffic in the area.

Police logs - Dec. 16

Arrests by local and state police

Providence woman charged with sex trafficking of minors

A Providence, R.I., woman charged last year with bringing a 16-year-old girl to the Mashantucket Pequot reservation for a prearranged sexual encounter has been indicted on federal sex trafficking charges.

UPDATED: Norwich police cancel bulletin for missing teen

Norwich — Police have cancelled a Silver Alert for an endangered 16-year-old runaway who has been missing since Friday.

New London police identify woman who died on Saturday

Police today identified the woman who died Saturday as 23-year-old Sarah Ann Ruggles, with a last known address in Jackson, Michigan.

Police logs -- Dec. 15

Mary E. McCoid, 56, of Ivoryton, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

New London mayoral rivals clash on police funding

Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio and his Democratic challenger, Councilor Michael Passero, traded barbs last week in emails to the City Council as debate continues over where to obtain $425,000 still needed to fund a new police contract.



Police use of body cameras spurs privacy concerns

As Norwich and New London consider their use, police and civil rights advocates are weighing the benefits of police body cameras versus people’s right to privacy issues.

Police investigating 'untimely death' of New London woman

New London Police are investigating what they are calling the "untimely death" of a local woman Saturday.

Old Saybrook man suffers accidental gunshot wound while hunting

A 65-year-old Old Saybrook man was transported to Hartford Hospital this morning after he suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg when his rifle apparently accidentally discharged while he was hunting, according to a press release from the state...

State Troopers administered Narcan to overdose victim Friday in Griswold

State Troopers administered a dose of Emergency Intranasal Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to an unresponsive 35 year old woman found sitting in a car near 29 Geer Road Friday, according to a State Police news release.

Norwich police seek information in 2011 murder

Norwich — As the third anniversary of Jaclyn Wirth’s murder approaches Sunday, police said they are continuing to seek information that will lead to the arrest of those invovled in her death.




Rhode Island businessman guilty of defrauding customers

The owner and president of a Rhode Island company pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hartford Friday to selling used and counterfeit electronic parts.

Ledyard teacher pleads guilty to illegal sexual relationship with student

Former Ledyard High School English teacher William C. Friskey pleaded guilty Friday in New London Superior Court to having an illegal sexual relationship with a student.

Woman involved in Mallove killing is out of prison for now

Candace L. Foster, who admitted to taking part in the beating death of physicist Eugene Mallove, has been released from prison on a written promise to appear in court.

Father sentenced to 14 years for shaking death of son

Twenty-five year old Adam M. Browne said he wishes he could trade places with the son that he shook to death as he was sentenced today in New London Superior Court to 14 years in prison.

Man admits threatening Newtown residents after shooting

A 31-year-old Venezuelan man pleaded guilty Thursday in Hartford federal court to making threatening phone calls to residents of Newtown shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012.