New London Crime

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  • Gun fired at middle school was left on dresser, poli...

    2 hrs ago | via TheDay.Com 

    New London - The 11-year-old middle school student who fired a gun in a school bathroom found the loaded revolver unsecured under some clothes on a dresser at his New London home, according to police. Newly released court documents reveal the boy placed the gun into a binder before his mother drove him to Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School on the morning of April 29. He had waited until the end of the school day to take it out in a school bathroom, where it fired by an accident, according to his statement to police.

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  • Two women arrested after man is stabbed in New London

    Sunday Jul 5 | via The Day 

    New London - Police arrested two New London women Saturday night following a domestic dispute that sent one man to the hospital with a stab wound, police said. Minera Bell, 33, of 9 Huntington St., was charged with second-degree assault for stabbing the man, as well as third-degree assault and breach of peace.

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  • Police nab second suspect in Norwich home invasion case

    Saturday Jul 4 | via The Day 

    Norwich - City police have arrested a second man in connection with an armed home invasion on April 24 on Reynolds Street. Elijah Griffin, 25, of 60 West St., New London, was charged Thursday with home invasion, first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a firearm, fifth-degree larceny, three counts of unlawful restraint, three counts of reckless endangerment, second-degree assault.

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  • Police Logs

    Friday Jul 3 | via TheDay.Com 

    Sabrina Innaurato, 20, of 161 Daniel Brown Road was charged Thursday with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening. Julia Velardez-Godoy, 24, of Seabrook, N.J., was charged Friday with failure to drive right and having a weapon in the car.

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  • New London man charged with failing to safeguard gun...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via TheDay.Com 

    New London - A New London man was arrested Wednesday and charged with being in possession of a gun that was taken by an 11-year-old boy who in turn took the weapon to the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, where it accidentally discharged in a bathroom . Richard Velazquez, 39, of 65 Connecticut Ave. was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and risk of injury to a minor.

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  • Police: Student Fires Gun In New London School, Man ...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via CTNow.com 

    A 39-year-old man is facing charges after an April incident in which a student fired a gun inside a local middle school. Police said Richard Velazquez, of Connecticut Avenue in New London, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with risk of injury to a minor and criminal possession of a firearm after police determined he was responsible for the gun before it came into the possession of the student.

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  • Man Charged In Incident Where Student Fired Gun Insi...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via The Hartford Courant 

    A 39-year-old man is facing charges after an April incident where a student fired a gun inside a New London middle school for which police say he is reponsible. Richard Velazquez of Connecticut Avenue in New London was arrested Wednesday and charged with risk of injury to a minor and criminal possession of a firearm after police determined he was responsible for the gun prior to it coming into the possession of the student.

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  • New London man arrested for failing to safeguard gun...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via The Day 

    New London - A New London man was arrested Wednesday for being in possession of a gun that was taken by an 11-year-old boy who in turn took the weapon to the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, where it accidentally discharged in a bathroom. Richard Velazquez, 39, of 65 Connecticut Ave., was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and risk of injury to a minor.

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  • Gun Discharged in New London School; Man Arrested

    Thursday Jul 2 | via Patch.com 

    A firearm was brought to Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in April and a man turned himself in on a warrant. In April 2015, New London Police were called to Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School on Waller Street after receiving a report of a weapon found inside a school bathroom .

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  • Waterford police charge man with home invasion, kidn...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via The Day 

    Waterford - A man was extradited Wednesday from a New Hampshire prison to face charges in Connecticut that alleges he participated in a 2011 home invasion in Waterford. Reginald Green, who was in custody at the Merrimack County Correctional Facility in Boscawen, was charged with home invasion, third-degree burglary, second-degree assault and first-degree kidnapping.

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  • New London Water Wars aims to soak the city

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via The Day 

    Charlie Rivera, center, of New London, participates in New London Water Wars on Boulder Drive in New London Monday, June 29, 2015. New London - Frank Colmenares was surrounded.

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  • Police logs - June 28

    Sunday Jun 28 | via The Day 

    Kathy D. Klesitz, 58, of Newtown was charged Saturday with failure to drive in the proper lane and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Robert Gosselin, 26, of 148 Benham Road, Apt.

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  • Norwich man arraigned on murder charge of 25-year-ol...

    Thursday Jun 25 | via The Day 

    Jean Jacques, right, is escorted out of the courtroom after his arraignment in Norwich Superior Court Thursday, June 25, 2015 on charges of the murder of Casey Chadwick of Norwich. A Norwich man was arraigned Thursday on a charge of murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick, who was found dead in her apartment at 16 Spaulding St. on June 15. Jean Jacques, 40, who is also known as Jean Yves, of 5 Crossway St., Apt.

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  • Man arraigned in Norwich murder

    Thursday Jun 25 | via TheDay.Com 

    A Norwich man was arraigned Thursday on a charge of murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick, who was found dead in her apartment at 16 Spaulding St. on June 15. Jean Jacques, 40, who is also known as Jean Yves, of 5 Crossway St., Apt. 2R., was arraigned before Judge Kevin McMahon in Superior Court in Norwich.

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  • Smith pleads guilty to lesser charge in midst of New...

    Monday Jun 22 | via The Day 

    Davion "Banga" Smith, accomplice of the man convicted of killing Jorge R. Rosa in New London in 2011, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday in the midst of his murder trial and will be sentenced in September to 15 years in prison. Smith, 22, pleaded guilty in New London Superior Court to home invasion, a charge that carries a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence.

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  • New London pastor on church killings: 'If fear wins,...

    Saturday Jun 20 | via The Day 

    New London - Rev. Florence D.J. Clarke of New London said she “lost it completely” when she learned a man had opened fire and killed nine people during bible study at a church in Charleston, S.C. church on Wednesday.

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  • New London man charged in 2012 assault, robbery

    Friday Jun 19 | via TheDay.Com 

    New London - A former city man is slated to appear in court next month to face charges connected to the 2012 assault and robbery of a local landlord. Andre “Dre” Mercer, 46, of Greenville, N.C., was charged on June 11 with first-degree robbery, home invasion, second-degree assault sixth-degree larceny.

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  • Girlfriend of New London murder victim tells story, ...

    Friday Jun 19 | via The Day 

    Gabriela Gonzales has moved on since the night her first boyfriend burst into a New London apartment and shot the new man in her life as she lay beside him in bed, but attorneys for the state called on her to relive the incident once again on Friday. Gonzales, who has grown from a teenager to a young woman of 21 and become a mother in the four years since Jorge R. "Loco" Rosa was murdered, took the witness stand at the trial of 22-year-old Davion "Banga" Smith in New London Superior Court.

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  • Mitchell College professor looks into the mind of th...

    Friday Jun 19 | via WTNH 

    NEW LONDON, Conn. The fact that the alleged South Carolina shooter is a 21 year old white male fits a not uncommon profile according Mitchell College professor Dr. Herbert Nieburg.

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  • Norwich surveillance cameras lead to arrests in frau...

    Thursday Jun 18 | via The Day 

    Norwich - When police and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene of an accident involving three vehicles Thursday morning, they found a man sitting at the rear of a car clutching his leg - an apparent victim. But a routine investigation of the accident, aided by a city surveillance camera, revealed the man actually had positioned himself on the ground near the vehicle after the accident occurred, police say. The man was arrested shortly after his release from the hospital.

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New London Law

Will I lose my cdl for life?
I got a DUI yesterday in my car and currently hold a cdl. I also had a dui when I was 19, 8 years ago. My first offense I went thru alcohol classes and thought that it was taken off my record, and did not hold a cdl at that time. I know that a second offense for cdl drivers is a disqualification for life. Am I going to lose it?
I can't answer your question. There are not enough facts. Maybe you have a defense to the new DUI charge. You have a...
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....
Can I ask the DMV to suppress or otherwise absolve a drug and alcohol training from my driving record?
I was ineligible to be hired by a company because my driving record showed that I had completed a drug and alcohol training course. Their insurance company couldn't cover me becuase they equated the course to mean I once was arrested for drinking and driving. This is the only item on my driving record which happened in 2010 and I have no other criminal record.
It will remain on your DMV record for approximately 7-10 years. You can always ask but highly unlikely to be successful
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.