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Friday Nov 28 | via Patch.com
Maia Keyanna Hightower-Johnson, 18, of Berkeley, Ca. was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and illegal possession of a controlled substance. Comment?
Monday Nov 24 | via WICU12 Erie
Branford, CT -- A Massachusetts man is behind bars after police said he hit two officers with a vehicle while he was being taken into custody Officers began questioning Lear and while they were taking him into custody he became combative and assaulted two police officers. Police said Lear was able to get back into the stolen vehicle and while trying to flee the scene he struck both officers and caused injuries to their arms and legs. Comment?
Saturday Nov 22 | via Patch.com
Branford Police Officers Lue Sobieraj and John Cassella were both injured Saturday morning when they were assaulted while investigating a suspicious motor vehicle in the area of 738 East Main Street just before 8 am, police said in a release. The officers had located the vehicle, which was reported stolen from Wethersfield on November 19th. Comment?
Saturday Nov 22 | via WTNH
Officers Lue Sobieraj and John Cassella were investigating a suspicious car on East Main Street and discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Wethersfield on Wednesday, according to police. Police say the car's occupant, Michael Lear of Hull, Mass., began struggling with the officers as they tried to arrest him. Comment?
Nov 19, 2014 | via WTNH
Prescription drug use and theft isn't a new problem, but police and health officials say people are doing whatever it takes to get them. Two cases that came up locally caught the eyes of the News 8 Investigators. Comment?
Nov 18, 2014 | via Patch.com
Tentative dates have been set in the case of Dr. Lishan Wang, the man accused of shooting Dr. Vajinder Toor outside his Branford condominium nearly five years ago, the New Haven Register reports. Superior Court Judge Thomas V. O'Keefe has scheduled the jury selection to take place in April and the trial in May, the paper reports. Comment?
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