New London Crime
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Recent Crime News
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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