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Police: New London man facing domestic violence charges

Editor's note: The following story has been updated from its original form. NEW LONDON - A New London man arrested Friday in connection to a domestic violence incident is also facing pending charges after police said a search of his apartment resulted in the seizure of potted marijuana plants, more

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2018-03-21 16:19:16

Montville officer cleared in fatal shooting may lose job

MONTVILLE - Montville's mayor has ordered a town police officer recently cleared of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting to meet with him next week to discuss her leaving the department. In a March 14 letter sent to Officer Robin Salvatore, Mayor Ronald McDaniel ordered the officer to meet with him on Mar

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2018-03-21 19:29:51

Police: 3 facing charges in Jewett City copper theft

JEWETT CITY - Two Norwich residents and a Ledyard resident are facing charges after police said they stole 2,000 feet of copper wire from a Jewett City mill. Michael R. Evans, 24, of 2 Marla Ave., Ledyard, Michael Thomas Dorantes, 32, of 44 Lauren Lane, Norwich, and Donnalee M. Miner, 28, of 124 Was

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2018-03-21 15:13:01

Police Seize 25 Marijuana Plants During Search: New London PD

NEW LONDON, CT - Police said a New London man was arrested Friday on drug-related charges following a search of the his apartment. Officers seized over 20 marijuana plans and more as a result of the investigation, police said. At approximately 5 a.m., narcotics officers and members of the state poli

PATCH - 2018-03-21 13:57:00

Groton town manager says he wants to stay

Groton - The Groton town manager has withdrawn himself from consideration for the city administrator's job in Urbana, Ill., and said he wants to stay in Groton. John Burt, who took over for former Town Manager Mark Oefinger less than one year ago, attended a forum in Urbana Tuesday as one of four fi

THEDAY - 2018-03-22 22:25:00

New London man charged with operating a drug factory

Clem Ramsey (Photo: New London police) NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) - A New London man is facing multiple charges after police say they located marijuana growing inside of his apartment. According to police, on March 16, officials executed a search and seizure warrant at an apartment on Nautilus Drive

WTNH.COM - 2018-03-20 22:48:00

Groton senior center, human services will distribute 250 pill-dissolving pouches

Groton - Kits that destroy prescription medications are now available in Groton to people who wish to keep their drugs out of the wrong hands but may not be able to get to drop boxes at the town's police stations for that purpose. The Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, or GASP, used mon

THEDAY - 2018-03-22 03:39:00

Teenager arrested after alleged threatening Snapchat post

OLD LYME, Conn. (WTNH)-A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with breach of peace after sending a Snapchat story with a disturbing message to several friends and Old Lyme High School students. Victor Farrell was arrested on Tuesday. Several students and parents were alarmed at the implications

WTNH.COM - 2018-03-21 02:13:13

Woman accused of robbing gas station

WARWICK, R.I. - The suspect in a pair of robberies and a shoplifting in Warwick was ordered held without bail Tuesday after a hearing in Kent County District Court. Shannon Godbout, 34, of Hope Valley, was arraigned on two counts of second degree robbery, two counts of driving a car without the owne


Groton town manager a candidate for three jobs in Midwest

Groton - The town manager of Groton, who attended a forum Tuesday for the city administrator's job in Urbana, Ill., is also a candidate for two other positions in the Midwest. John Burt took over for former Town Manager Mark Oefinger less than one year ago, and is now one of four finalists for the a

THEDAY - 2018-03-21 20:06:00

Police Seeking Identity Of Suspected Cologne Thief: Waterford PD

WATERFORD, CT - Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of stealing a $90 bottle of Gucci cologne from the Ulta Beauty store in the Waterford Commons. Police said on Facebook that the suspect left in a newer burgundy/red Hyundai SUV with Connecticut plates 737-PCG, which


State police investigating after $4.5K worth of copper stolen from Jewett City mill

JEWETT CITY - State police are investigating a break-in at the Wyre Wind Mill, where $4,5000 worth of copper cables were cut from the building, causing roughly $30,000 in damages to the structure. The investigation began after a March 10 break-in at the 77 Anthony St. location, police said. After th


NWS posts winter storm warning; doubles snow totals

The fourth nor'easter this month is taking aim at Connecticut with more than a foot of snow and gusty winds. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning from midnight to 8 a.m. Thursday. In its warning for Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties, the NWS says "Heavy mixed wint


State attorney: Montville officer justified in shooting man after altercation

MONTVILLE - A Montville officer was justified in using deadly physical force against a 53-year-old man who stole and assaulted her with her stun gun, according to a statement released by the State Department of Criminal Justice on Monday. The State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Windham sai


Delays remain after morning crash on Gold Star Bridge

New London - While crews quickly cleared a two-car crash on the southbound side of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Tuesday morning, a state Department of Transportation website shows heavy delays remain in the area. The DOT said in an alert that the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. about mile before Ex


Connecticut officer cleared of wrongdoing in fatal shooting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut police officer who shot and killed a man who was beating her over the head with her own stun gun was justified when she opened fire, a prosecutor said Monday in clearing the officer of criminal wrongdoing. Montville Constable Robin Salvatore shot 53-year-old Val


Westerly High School introduces swipe cards for students

WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) - Westerly High School introduced a new security measure that aims to stop intruders from entering either of its buildings. Each student will receive a badge which will allow them to enter certain doors at certain times, according to Westerly High School Principal Todd Grimes.


Man Aims Airsoft Gun At Officer: Ledyard PD

LEDYARD, CT - Police said a Ledyard man was arrested last week after he allegedly broke a window with his hand and aimed an airsoft gun at an officer. The incident occurred Wednesday approximately just before 5 p.m. at a Ledyard home. Police the accused had gone to the property against a valid order


State Troopers pursue vehicle after attempted arrest

TOLLAND, Conn. (WTNH) - At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, State Troopers observed a grey Infiniti traveling at a high rate of speed with no front plate and dark tinted windows while conducting traffic enforcement on I-84 Eastbound in the town of Tolland. Troopers conducted a registration check


After his family died, he threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns.

LISBON, Conn. - John McGuire was inside his house with 81 guns when five state troopers were dispatched to investigate a threat he had reportedly made. They drove past a series of frozen lakes and up an unplowed driveway to a house set back in the Connecticut woods. The shades were drawn. A tattered