New London Crime

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  • New London man pleads not guilty to Ravi Mart robbery

    Tuesday Dec 16 | via TheDay.Com 

    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 when he made his first appearance before a judge who hears major crime cases. Kirk Skinner, 49, whose last known address was 9 Pearl St., has been held in lieu of $49,000 cash on charges of first-degree robbery with a firearm, second-degree larceny and criminal possession of a firearm.

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  • Getting a clearer picture of the truth

    Monday Dec 15 | via The Day 

    In the aftermath of riots stemming from deadly encounters between white police officers and unarmed black men, the idea of equipping law-enforcement authorities with body cameras has merit. Supporters of the cameras, which New London and Norwich may purchase next year, note that the recorders not only make police more accountable but also protect officers from unsubstantiated complaints and frivolous lawsuits.

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  • Police Logs

    Saturday Dec 13 | via TheDay.Com 

    Edward Branciforte, 25, of Colchester was charged Friday with third-degree assault, second-degree burglary, second-degree unlawful restraint, interfering with a 911 call, breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. Felix Ruiz, 40, of 33 Summer St., New London, was charged Dec. 2 in Colchester with second-degree failure to appear in court.

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  • New London woman charged with first-degree assault i...

    Thursday Dec 11 | via TheDay.Com 

    New London Police have charged a 19-year-old city woman in connection with a stabbing last month that left the victim with life-threatening injuries. Myesha Smith-Reyes, of 9 Pearl St., Apt.

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  • Thanksgiving Stabbing Case Results in Arrest of New ...

    Thursday Dec 11 | via Patch.com 

    A New London teenager was arrested 21 days after an alleged stabbing took place during the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 27. Police responded to a report of a disturbance at approximately 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. At the residence, police located Myesha Smith-Reyes, 19, of 9 Pearl St. Shortly after that, a second victim arrived at the hospital to be treated for multiple stab wounds that had been sustained during the same disturbance, according to New London Deputy Police Chief Peter Reichard. During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained physical evidence and witness statements that lead to the application of an arrest affidavit for Smith-Reyes.

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  • New London man sentenced to nine months for police s...

    Friday Dec 5 | via The Day 

    Superior Court Judge John M. Newson sentenced a 21-year-old New London man to nine months in prison Friday for taunting city police and spitting at an officer during an encounter in June 2013. "If you had showed me you accepted responsibility for what you did that day, you'd walk out of here," Newson said.

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  • New London man linked to shooting faces 10 years in ...

    Monday Dec 1 | via TheDay.Com 

    A man linked to a New London shooting pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges involving the illegal possession of ammunition. West "Po" Robertson, 32, with former addresses in Norwich and New London, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant.

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  • Jury selection to begin in New London murder case

    Monday Dec 1 | via The Day 

    Jury selection will begin Tuesday in New London Superior Court for a 31-year-old accused of killing one man and injuring another after opening fire inside a New London apartment in March 2010. Miguel "Mikey" Vega has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder, home invasion, first-degree assault and criminal possession of a firearm.

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  • New London Man Admits to Unlawful Ammunition Possession

    Monday Dec 1 | via Patch.com 

    New London resident West Robertson, 32, also known as "Po," pleaded guilty Monday, Dec. 1, before U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford, to unlawfully possessing ammunition in connection with a recent shooting in New London. According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 29, 2014, in the vicinity of Maple Avenue in New London, Robertson became involved in an altercation with another individual and shot the victim several times.

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  • Police logs -- Nov. 27

    Wednesday Nov 26 | via The Day 

    Clarence Kitlong, 35, of 1560 North Road, Groton, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving without headlights lit. Otis Axson, 43, of 35 Bolduc Lane was charged Tuesday with three counts of third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, third-degree strangulation, second-degree unlawful restraint and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

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  • UPDATED: Carpenter murder-for-hire case gets court h...

    Monday Nov 24 | via The Day 

    A hearing started Monday in a bid for a new trial by former New London attorney Beth Ann Carpenter, who is serving a life sentence for plotting the 1994 murder of her brother-in-law, Anson "Buzz" Clinton. Carpenter filed a habeas corpus petition, which is a civil complaint that alleges she is being held in prison illegally.

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  • Why Do Police Officers Stop Cars for Minor Violations?

    Friday Nov 21 | via Patch.com 

    "Why do officers stop cars for minor violations"" the Waterford Police Department asked via Facebook. "Don't they have more important crime to fight?" Officer Michael Fedor was assigned to D.U.I. enforcement tonight and stopped a vehicle on Willets Ave. for crossing over the double yellow center-lines in the roadway.

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  • 'This store is my responsibility and I can't let you...

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via The Day 

    Turyalai "Tor" Fnu of New London stood his ground Tuesday against an armed robber, who left the Ravi Mart on Bank Street with a single cigarette. New London - Confronted by a masked man pointing a handgun at his face, Turyalai "Tor" Fnu reacted much as he always has during a confrontation with a belligerent customer: He kept his cool.

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  • Man arrested for pickax attack

    Nov 18, 2014 | via WTNH 

    It happened on Hempstead Street in New London on Monday. Police say Mtume Umrani, 27, tried to attack the victim with the ax.

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  • Judge dismissed claims against city by former New Lo...

    Nov 18, 2014 | via TheDay.Com 

    Roger Newton was a K-9 officer when he was placed on administrative leave in 2012 after Lance Goode claimed he planted drugs at the scene of Goode's Oct. 20, 2010, arrest. Newton filed a lawsuit against the city, the mayor and police chief claiming his Feb. 10, 2012, resignation came under pressure.

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New London Law

I got into a single car accident six months ago, I fractured my ribs, face, and spine in 3 places and had spinal fusion, along with severe head trauma and brain bleeding. don't remember but i Refused a roadside sobriety test (Dmv suspeneded 3 years) due to my injuries I wasn't really able, but in my stooper told the cop I had been drinking. the officer didn't get a warrant for my B.A.C. as required because I said that. I've been going to court for 5 months, and they can't get results on me from hospital, pretty sure my lawyer asked them to look at this as my first and judge is considering. I'm aware dmv will still consider this my second. I asked "why we weren't fighting it" and my lawyer said "they could bring in doctors from hospital who will say I was intoxicated an the on call officer
In California, you can be arrested and convicted of a DUI without any blood alcohol level. Instead, they can convicted...
then it asks if my license was revoked which it was for 6 months then ask explain....how do i get out of answering either question on an application. Help please
You correctly answer no but explain you suffered an administrative suspension of your DL. It will be difficult not to...
I have a CT license, and received a suspension in RI for first offense DUI. I realize CT will be notified of this through the compact agreement and may suspend my CT license. Will I be notified by CT if they do suspend my license, or should I assume it is suspended in CT due to RI conviction? to be more concise: can i drive in CT until I am notified otherwise?
Yes, but make sure they have your current address. Periodic checking on the status of your license is advisable....
I have a 3rd DUI convicted in 2007. I have done everything required by the DMV to get a hearing to reverse my license revocation. I am a full time student that is about to start working in the field I am studying but I just do not have the money to pay an attorney to represent me. I could do a payment plan but I have never herd of an attorney that would do such a thing.
Most DUI attorneys work on a payment plan, however, I don't know any DUI lawyers who work for free. You have to...
I was parked at a rest area for over 2 hours. I'm on probation for 6th degree larceny with 4 months to go. I was sleeping in the car when a cop knocked on the window. I picked the keys up from the floorboard, put in ignition to roll down window. Did 2 field sobriety tests and cop kept barking different orders during the test and saying what did I tell you to do? I did everything he asked. He put me in cuffs and said I was under arrest. Was informed that another cop followed me for 10 miles after almost hitting him, which was impossible because I was parked there for at least 2 hours. I still blew .15 but it's not that I'm trying to beat the charge, it's that I'm the primary source of income for my parents and going to jail would kill them. I can't afford an attorney so I need help.
If you can't afford an attorney, you need to ask the court for one. That's your right. Don't do this without a lawyer.
The DUI happened in a different part of the state than where I'm on probation for. However, my fear is that I will be violated of probation. I don't actually deal with a probation officer anymore, I deal with the state program and give random tests every 3 months. I have 4 months left of probation. I was parked at a rest area (sleeping) but had to put the keys in the ignition to roll down the window so I wasn't pulled over. Any thoughts on this? Does CT give 1st timers jail or just a program? Im already looking into a program here, wondering if I do it before it's ordered it might help me.
Getting into a program early will help. If the court allows you to use an Alcohol Education program, you might be able...
This person also owes me an extreme amount of money which I believe he committed Larceny to obtain this money however the police have said it is a "gray" area. Will the police arrest him if I tell them his location when he checks in on a social network, does this help prove this individual has bad character and fraud-ed me into loaning him money?
His arrest on the warrant wont have any impact on whether or not any action will be taken about the "larceny" case....