Police logs - Nov. 22, 2014

Police Logs for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Police logs - Nov. 22

Arrests by state and local police.

Groton woman charged with unemployment compensation fraud

Authorities on Friday arrested a Groton woman on charges she illegally collected more than $11,000 in unemployment compensation benefits.

Chicken coop fire extinguished in Gales Ferry

Firefighters extinguished a chicken coop fire today that had threatened to extend to the adjoining home at 1013 Long Cover Road in the Gales Ferry section of town.

Police logs - Nov. 21

Arrests around the region.

State's Attorney said trooper justified in shooting Waterford man

New London County State’s attorney Michael Regan ruled that State Trooper Bryan Fahey took appropriate action when he shot and wounded a 44-year-old Waterford man after the man rammed police cruisers in an attempt to escape.

Motor vehicle stop in Waterford results in drug arrest

A New London man was arrested late Thursday night after police found him in possession of more than 2 pounds of marijuana during a routine motor vehicle stop.

Three-vehicle accident disrupts traffic on I-95 North

A three-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 North between exits 83 and 85 temporarily closed three lanes of traffic, according to the state police.

Police logs - Nov. 20

Arrests by state and local police.

Fire destroys shed in Preston

A fire Thursday afternoon destroyed a shed and burned about 2 acres of woodland outside a home at 58 River Road.

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Does Thanksgiving mark the Pequot massacre in Mystic?

Some research points to a connection between the Pequot massacre in Mystic and Thanksgiving.

NL council stalls on contingency fund use for new police contract

The City Council continues to search for the proper funding source to pay for the money associated with a recently approved police contract without sacrificing growth at the department.

New London police charge man in attempted robbery

Police arrested a New London man Tuesday for allegedly trying to rob a local convenience store at gunpoint early this morning.

State police arrest New Bedford, Mass., woman allegedly driving stolen vehicle

A New Bedford, Mass., woman was arrested Monday after an automatic license reader on a state police patrol vehicle detected that the car she was driving was stolen.

UPDATED: Portion of Laurel Hill Avenue in Norwich reopens after car accident

Norwich - Police said that Laure Hill Avenue at Water and Talman streets through Garfield Avenue has reopened after an early morning, single car accident closed the roadway early this morning.

Tribal police nab suspect in Mohegan Sun robbery

Tribal police Tuesday charged one of the two suspects linked to a robbery Friday at Mohegan Sun casino where one man stole $7,000 in gaming chips from a casino patron before striking the patron in the face during his escape.

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Woman sentenced to four years for New London robbery

A 31-year-old New London woman was sentenced Monday in Superior Court to four years in prison for a home invasion/robbery on Blackhall Street on March 30, 2013.

Former Quaker Hill gun club treasurer to serve six months for embezzlement

The former treasurer of the Quaker Hill Rod & Gun Club was sentenced to six months in prison Monday for embezzling $32,345 from the club.

Judge dismissed claims against city by former New London cop

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former New London police officer who claims he was unfairly forced to resign after a man accused him of planting drugs at the scene of an arrest.

Detention hearing for man accused of assault at sub base gate is postponed

The detention hearing for Gary Ray Brunache, 35, the Norwich man charged for his role in a Nov. 13 incident at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, has been rescheduled to Nov. 25.