New London Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Norwich man pleads guilty in Craigslist robbery

    Yesterday | via The Day 

    Twenty-seven-year-old Nathaniel Moore pleaded guilty Thursday in New London Superior Court to robbing a man at knifepoint in September after the man responded to a Craigslist advertisement. Moore of Norwich will be sentenced on May 27 to 54 months in prison followed by 66 months of special parole.

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  • Nathaniel Moore faces 4 1/2 years in prison

    Thursday | via TheDay.Com 

    Twenty-seven year-old Nathaniel Moore pleaded guilty today in New London Superior Court to robbing a man with a knife in September 2014 after the man responded to a Craigslist advertisement. Moore, of Norwich, will be sentenced May 27 to 54 months in prison followed by 66 months of special parole.

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  • Gunshot victim testifies, then watches murder trial ...

    Wednesday Mar 25 | via TheDay.Com 

    David Grant listens to testimony during the first day of his trial at New London Superior Court Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015. David Grant has been charged with murder, first-degree assault and possession of a firearm.

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  • Police Logs

    Monday Mar 23 | via TheDay.Com 

    Justin D. Baits, 29, of 11 Clift St. #2, New London, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, making an improper turn and failure to have head lamps. Charles R. Catalano, 65, of 17 Hurlbutt Road, Gales Ferry, was charged Saturday with reckless driving, engaging police in a pursuit, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to drive right, unsafe passing and improperly signaling a turn.

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  • Rep. Hewett Calls for Stronger DNA Testing Law

    Sunday Mar 22 | via StamfordPlus.com 

    State Representative Ernest Hewett is seeking to strengthen CT's existing DNA law to include collection of DNA upon serious felony arrests. On Friday, as the Judiciary Committee holds a public hearing on the bill, H.B. 7013, An Act Concerning DNA Testing for Persons Arrested for Murder or Sexual Assault, he held a press conference to discuss the measure.

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  • New London police seize drugs, arrest suspected drug...

    Friday Mar 20 | via The Day 

    New London Police seized heroin, oxycodone, and a firearm during a search Friday of a home of a suspected drug dealer. Local narcotics investigators joined with members of the Statewide Narcotics Taskforce to execute a search and seizure warrant at 15 Terrace Ave. Rodriquez was charged with two counts possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a firearm and violation of conditions of release.

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  • Murder victim's mother, exonerated prisoner to help ...

    Friday Mar 20 | via The Day 

    After her daughter was murdered in New Mexico, Jayann Sepich has lobbied successfully for the passage of "Katie's Law" in 28 states. Now she has come to Hartford to help state Rep. Ernest Hewett, D-New London, promote a bill that would require anyone arrested for a serious felony to submit to DNA testing.

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  • Defendant in Norwich murder will have evidentiary he...

    Thursday Mar 19 | via The Day 

    A new attorney for LaShawn R. Cecil, who was charged last month with the murder of Jaclyn Wirth in Norwich in 2011, said today in New London Superior Court that he intends to have a probable cause hearing in the case. Cecil, 33, of Norwich, is charged with murder, felony murder, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal attempt to commit first-degree burglary.

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  • Groton home invasion detailed in court document

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via The Day 

    Three juveniles and a 19-year-old man planned for days before taking two guns from one of their homes earlier this month and forcing their way into the Groton home of two men they believed to be marijuana dealers, according to town police. Details of the March 6 home invasion/robbery at 139-8 Crystal Lake Road are contained in a probable cause report in the court file of Owen DeCosta, 17, of 405 Mohegan Ave., New London, who is accused of conspiring with Christian Cruz, 19, Samson Normandin, 17, and David Preston, 16, all of 22 Miner Lane, Waterford, to rob the Groton home of Zachary and Tim Crawford.

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  • Another Connecticut Taser death

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via The Day 

    This week came word of another Taser-related death of a person in police custody, just days after New London learned it likely will be sued in connection with a stun-gun homicide by police last October. The intent of these weapons, which use an electric jolt to render a person helpless, is to avoid a dangerous physical struggle and provide a supposedly non-lethal alternative to bullets.

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  • New London Man Hides in Storage Area, Violates Condi...

    Monday Mar 16 | via Patch.com 

    New London police arrested Timothy Douchette, 31, on Sunday, March 15, after an investigation revealed he allegedly struck a female victim in the face and "was carrying on in a disruptive manner." A search revealed prescription pills packaged for resale, according to a press release from New London Police's Deputy Chief, Peter Reichard.

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  • New London man arrested twice on the same day

    Monday Mar 16 | via The Day 

    New London - A New London man was arrested twice Sunday after police said he was involved in a domestic dispute earlier in the evening and then arrested later that night when he returned to the victim's residence. Timothy Douchette, 31, of 69 Montauk Ave., was charged with breach of peace, possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

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  • Defense lawyering can be a thankless job

    Friday Mar 13 | via The Day 

    Every occupation has its downside, but being a defense attorney can be a particularly thankless job. A frequent claim of clients who lose their cases is that their attorney was not effective.

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  • Student Charged in Overnight Burglary Spree; World's...

    Wednesday Mar 11 | via Patch.com 

    America has decided if Connecticut's Nick Fradiani Jr. has made it to the top 12 of American Idol Season 15. A car reportedly collided with another car, struck two snowbanks and led police on a car chase, New London police said. Plus Secret Service notified of skunks found with anti-Obama signs, North Haven pedestrian killed and nearly $2 million missing from Oxford.

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  • New London women charged after police chase on Colma...

    Wednesday Mar 11 | via The Day 

    New London Police arrested a New London woman Wednesday who they say was under the influence when she struck another vehicle and a snowbank before leading police on a chase across the city. A witness called 911 at 6:03 p.m. to report a 2003 Ford Explorer colliding with another vehicle on Jefferson Avenue at Elm Street.

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  • New London woman charged after police chase on Colma...

    Wednesday Mar 11 | via The Day 

    New London Police arrested a New London woman Wednesday who they say was under the influence when she struck another vehicle and a snow bank before leading police on a chase across the city. A witness called 911 at 6:03 p.m. to report a 2003 Ford Explorer colliding with another vehicle on Jefferson Avenue at Elm Street.

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  • Man arrested in New London for trying to stab anothe...

    Wednesday Mar 11 | via The Day 

    New London - Police arrested Tuesday a New Haven man who allegedly attempted to stab another man during an argument in a Dell Avenue apartment. Edward Lugo, 33, was charged with criminal possession of a handgun, criminal attempt to commit second-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

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  • Murder suspect Vega, headed for retrial, says he doe...

    Tuesday Mar 10 | via TheDay.Com 

    Miguel A. "Mikey" Vega, whose murder trial ended last month in a mistrial after jurors said they could not reach a unanimous decision, will be re-tried in May in New London Superior Court. The 31-year-old New London man said during a court appearance Tuesday that he is continuing to reject an offer from the state to plead guilty in exchange for a 35-year prison sentence.

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  • Accused killer Vega, headed for retrial, says he doe...

    Tuesday Mar 10 | via TheDay.Com 

    Miguel "A" Mikey Vega, whose murder trial ended last month in a mistrial after jurors said they could not reach a unanimous decision, will be re-tried in May in New London Superior Court. The 31-year-old New London man said during a court appearance today that he is continuing to reject an offer from the state to plead guilty in exchange for a 35-year prison sentence.

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  • Family of man who died in New London police custody ...

    Monday Mar 9 | via The Day 

    The family of a man who died in New London police custody last year has filed a notice of intent to sue city police, claiming 31-year-old Lashano Gilbert was "wrongfully Tased, beaten, arrested and detained by New London police." On Oct. 3, police charged Gilbert in connection with an alleged carjacking.

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New London Law

Can the court find you guilty of 2nd D.U.I without a B.A.C.? Can the court access medical records and get doctors to testify?
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...
How do i answer have you ever been convicted of dui? but had a dui 3 yrs ago but not 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...
Received out-of-state driving suspension due to DUI, and wondering if I can drive in home state.
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....
Is there any pro-bono attorneys in eastern CT that help with DMV licence reversal hearings?
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...
On probation and got my 1st DUI.
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.
This is my 1st DUI, however I'm on probation for 4th degree larceny. Should I expect a VOP?
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...
A person I know has a failure to appear warrant for court cases involving narcotics/DUI. Do I call the cops with his location?
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....