Stonington police warn residents of widespread IRS scam

Police are warning residents of an IRS phone scam which prompted more than 25 phone calls to police from concerned residents on Thursday.

North Stonington police investigate recent burglaries

Police in North Stonington and Norwich are investigating thefts from vehicles and homes and urge residents to lock doors and call police if they witness suspicious activity.

Police logs - May 6

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Police awaiting toxicology results for suspicious death at L+M

Police on Thursday said they're waiting on toxicology results to determine the cause of the "suspicious" death of a Norwich woman at Lawrence + Memorial on Tuesday.

Sex assault suspect's attorney seeks trial delay because alleged victim is pregnant

An attorney for Correction Officer Kareem Dawson, who is accused of sexually assaulting an inmate at the Janet S. York Correctional Institution, sought unsuccessfully Wednesday to delay Dawson's upcoming trial in New London Superior Court, claiming...

Barrs appointed chief public defender of New London Judicial District

Attorney Kevin C. Barrs, who began defending indigent clients as a law school intern in the early 1990s and never considered another career, has been appointed chief public defender for the New London Judicial District effective June 1.

Four charged in pellet gun drive-by shooting in Waterford

Four individuals wanted in connection with a drive-by pellet gun shooting in Waterford were apprehended in Montville Wednesday afternoon.

Police logs - May 5

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Police identify woman found dead at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

Police have identified the patient at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, whose Tuesday death appears to be suspicious, as 32-year-old Roberta Karr of Norwich.

State police to help Connecticut nonprofit collect wheelchairs Saturday

State police on Saturday will open barracks across the state for wheelchair collection in an effort to help a Connecticut-based nonprofit that refurbishes and redistributes the wheelchairs to people in need around the world, police said.

Suspicious death, bomb threat investigated at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital went into full lockdown and patient diversion for about an hour Tuesday afternoon in response to a bomb threat called in to the hospital Emergency Department, L+M spokesman Mike O'Farrell said.

UPDATED: Black Point Road reopened in East Lyme

Black Point Road between Main Street and Fairhaven Road has reopened after a car hit a pole and forced the road to close Monday night, police said.

State police offer tips for motorcycle safety month

The Connecticut state police have released a list of tips for motorcyclists during motorcycle safety month.

Norwich man pleads guilty to federal heroin charge

A 34-year-old Norwich man pleaded guilty Monday in Hartford federal court to one count of possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.

Police say car driven by overdose victim strikes utility pole in Ledyard

A Groton woman, who police say overdosed on prescription medication, was charged with driving under the influence Saturday after they say she struck a utility pole on Cove Road and then left the scene.

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More Judicial Branch layoffs expected Thursday; courthouse closures, consolidations anticipated

The Judicial Branch, facing massive funding reductions under Governor Malloy's proposed budget, has announced it would issue pink slips Thursday to 110 employees and is working on plans to close and consolidate courthouses.

New London's "green garages" trial ends with hung jury on most counts

A jury in U.S. District Court in Hartford was unable to reach verdicts in all but one count at the trial of two New London men accused of conspiring to kill Javier Reyes in September 2012 to protect a drug-dealing enterprise run out of a series of...

Police logs - May 4

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Dog bites help Norwich police identify slashing suspect

A Norwich man who police said was attacked by a pit bull named Storm in January after he slashed the dog owner's throat with a box cutter made his first appearance Monday in the New London court where major crimes are heard.

Lookout sentenced in Norwich beauty supply store robbery

A 28-year-old man who served as the lookout while two other men robbed the Sally Beauty Supply store in Norwich on July 30, 2014, was sentenced Monday in New London Superior Court to 30 months in prison followed by five years special parole.