Police logs - Jan. 29

Arrests by local and state police.

State Sen.Osten requesting funds for three fire departments

Three volunteer fire departments, including two in Norwich, stand to benefit from $840,000 in funding requests submitted to the state legislature this month by State Sen. Cathy Osten.

UPDATED: I-395 northbound in Waterford cleared following crash

The accident, which involved an overturned vehicle, was reported at 12:44 p.m. and a portion of the highway was temporarily closed.

Police logs -- Jan. 27

Norman C. Renaldi III, 42, of 19 Depot Road, Groton, was charged Sunday with being a fugitive from justice and interfering with a police officer.

Murder trial postponed due to weather

The murder trial of Miguel “Mikey” Vega, which was supposed to get underway today in New London Superior Court, has been postponed due to the expected blizzard.

Police logs -- Jan. 26

Kevin Pepler, 59, of 301 Buddington Road, Groton, was charged Friday with traveling unreasonably fast, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving with a suspended license-alcohol related and failure to have stop lamps/turn signals.

Police say man tried to burn evidence after New London restaurant robbery

A New London man attempted to burn the cash he stole in an armed robbery of the Golden Wok Chinese restaurant Saturday when he heard police knocking on the door of his Terrace Avenue apartment, according to a police report. 

Fugitive agrees to return to New York to face murder charge

A 43-year-old homeless man accused of a Jan. 20 stabbing death in Times Square waived extradition Monday when he was arraigned as a fugitive from justice in New London Superior Court. 

Police: Man attempted apology after home invasion, sexual assault in New London

A 32-year-old man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home on Jefferson Avenue in New London Saturday and attempting to sexually assault the occupant tried to apologize to the alleged victim following the incident, according...

Police logs - Jan. 25

State and local police arrests.

Fugitive wanted in NYC fatal stabbing arrested at Foxwoods Resort Casino

On Friday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police arrested Arturo Lopez-Valle, a fugitive wanted for murder in New York City, in the bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

EMTs learning to use Narcan as state heroin overdoses increase

Hundreds of emergency medical technicians from fire and ambulance services across eastern Connecticut are now being trained in the use of Narcan, a drug designed to pull people from the brink of death from a heroin or other opioid overdose.

Police: Norwich man charged with assault for spitting in faces of officers

A man spat in the faces of two police officers Friday morning while being arrested, adding two counts of assault on a police officer to his charges.

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