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UPDATED: Investigation criticizes Stonington police response to Crystal Caldwell assault

The findings of an independent investigation have criticized police for their initial handling of the alleged assault of a Black clerk by a white couple at a Mystic hotel but finds “no evidence to suggest any malicious intent on the part of...

Police logs - Oct. 21, 2020

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Hope marches on, virtually, Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church's 10th annual prison awareness gathering

The topic of this year's gathering, which will be held virtually, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, is "Everyone Counts – UtilizingOur Voices and Voting Power for Justice."

Groton City Police release complaints while working on community relations

Chief Michael Spellman said when the department receives complaints of rude or inappropriate officer behavior, the complaints become a "point of emphasis" for supervisors to observe officers and ensure appropriate interaction with the public.

Norwich neighbor dispute leads to alleged racial slur, BB gun fire

Norwich police said a neighbor dispute escalated into an alleged exchange of racial and homosexual slurs followed by BB gun fire last Wednesday.

Person sustains life-threatening gunshot wound at Groton-New London Airport

A person sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound on Monday that state police said occurred in an incident in which there appears to be no criminal aspect.

Police logs - Oct. 20, 2020

Arrests by state and local police departments across the region

Jeep crashes through front wall of Norwich bakery

David Vocatura, right, owner of Vocatura's Bakery, talks to emergency responders after a man drove his Jeep through the front of the building Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Norwich. The driver of the Jeep that crashed through the front window of the landmark city business walked away uninjured. Vocatura said he just escaped with his life, having stepped away from the location the Jeep entered just moments before. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The driver, along with bakery employees and customers, were not injured in the 12:21 p.m. crash at Vocatura's Bakery on Boswell Avenue.

Police logs - Oct. 18, 2020

Area by state and local police across the region.

Police logs - Oct. 17, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.


Montville fire officials thank mutual aid for help at scrap yard blaze

Crews set up a portable water supply tank Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, on Pequot Road in Montville to supply water to crews hosing down the aftermath of a fire in a scrap pile at Connecticut Scrap. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

In an open letter, the town’s four independent fire companies have thanked mutual aid partners for assisting in putting out a large scrap yard fire on Oct. 9.

Police logs - Oct. 16, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

Lead detective grilled at hearing in Griswold home invasion/murder case

Based on Sergio Correa's reaction during an interview eight days after crimes, state police detective Frank Cuoco decided to seize Correa's phone. Now the state is fighting to keep it in evidence at Correa's upcoming trial.

Coronavirus cases reported in New London, Norwich court buildings and offices

The state court system, which is attempting to return to regular business following months of reduced activity, is not immune as communities in southeastern Connecticut continue to grapple with increases in the number of people testing positive for...

Suppression hearing underway in Griswold home invasion, murder case

As Sergio Correa heads to trial, defense attorneys are claiming state police illegally seized Correa's cellphone, and the lawyers are trying to keep the phone and its contents from being admitted as evidence.