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  • New London police arrest sixth suspect in November s...

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via The Day 

    New London - The total number of people arrested following a late November multiple-weapon shooting on Crystal Avenue now stands at six, according to police.   Damien Bartholomew, 36, of 105 Laurel Hill Ave., Apt. 1, Norwich, was charged Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of public housing, possession of a controlled substance, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • Man Arrested After Displaying Gun Near New London Ca...

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via NBC Connecticut 

    Police arrested a man in New London after they received a call reporting a man displaying in gun in the area of Nowhere Cafe just after midnight on Wednesday. Ulpiano Lugo, 35, of New London, is facing multiple charges including criminal possession of a handgun and breach of peace.

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  • New London man arrested on weapons charges

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via TheDay.Com 

    New London – Police arrested a New London man on weapons charges Wednesday after a caller reported an armed man “flashing” a gun near the area of Nowhere Café on Colman Street, according to a New London Police Department news release. Ulpiano Lugo, 35, with a last known address of 26 Rosemary St., was charged with criminal possession of a handgun, carrying a pistol without a permit, breach of peace and interfering with police, the news release said.

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  • New London police arrest Colorado man accused of sex...

    Tuesday Jan 26 | via TheDay.Com 

    New London - Police have charged a 29-year-old Colorado man with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 13-year-old whom he met through the social media application “Kik.” on Monday night, state police alerted the New London Police Department that a 13-year-old female, who was reportedly missing from Preston, had been located at the Holiday Inn, 35 Governor Winthrop Boulevard. The 13-year-old was reported to be in the company of Nathaniel P. Smith, 29, of 14844 E. Greenwood Place, Aurora, Colo., who had traveled from Aurora to visit the juvenile and return back to Colorado with her.

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  • Arrest warrant details fatal hit and run in New London

    Tuesday Jan 26 | via TheDay.Com 

    The accused driver in a hit and run crash that killed Connecticut College student Ahmad Anique Ashraf on Dec. 18 had been drinking at several local bars and told a friend in the hours after the collission that he knew he hit a person because he had found a backpack strap on his car window, according to a court document. The victim also was drinking that night at a gathering of students who were celebrating a film exhibition.

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    Related Topix: New London, CT, Connecticut College, Quaker Hill, CT

  • Police charge 19-year-old Ledyard man with assault

    Tuesday Jan 26 | via The Day 

    Ledyard - Police have charged a 19-year-old Ledyard man with criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault and second-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed a female victim in the head, arm and hand. Just before 10:50 p.m. Monday, police responded to a reported assault on Country Club Drive, where they found a female victim suffering from stab wounds to her head, arm and hand.  During the initial response and investigation at the scene, police arrested Alec Chattin, of Country Club Drive, without incident.

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  • Reward is not easy money for witnesses in Pellegrino...

    Friday Jan 22 | via The Day 

    Collecting a $50,000 reward from the state for helping to secure the arrest and conviction of Dickie E. Anderson Jr. for the 1997 murder of Renee Pellegrino is proving to be a challenge for two people who provided information to the police and testified at Anderson's murder trial. The convicted killer's longtime companion, Toni Wilson, and jailhouse informant Arthur Moore attended a hearing Friday before Superior Court Judge Arthur C. Hadden, who eventually will decide whether either applicant gets a portion of the reward or the entire amount.

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    Related Topix: New London, CT, Prison, Osborn Correctional Institution, State Prisons

  • Police arrest suspect in fatal Route 32 hit-and-run

    Thursday Jan 21 | via The Day 

    New London - Police on Thursday said they took into custody the man who allegedly hit and killed a Connecticut College student and left the scene. James Sposito, 25, of 6 Clark Place, Quaker Hill, was charged Thursday on a warrant with second-degree manslaughter, misconduct with a motor vehicle, tampering with a witness, tampering with physical evidence and evading responsibility.  A passerby found Ashraf, a 20-year-old from Lahore, Pakistan, on the northbound side of Route 32 near the entrance of Connecticut College that morning and called the police.

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  • New London police make arrest in hit-and-run death o...

    Thursday Jan 21 | via WTNH 

    New London police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for hitting a Connecticut College student in December, killing him. In the early morning hours of December 18, 20-year-old Connecticut College student Ahmad Anique Ashraf was hit by a car on Route 32. The driver was no where to be found.

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  • Former New London patrolman back in prison on drug c...

    Thursday Jan 21 | via The Day 

    Chad Stringer, who was under house arrest and wearing a GPS tracking bracelet, was arrested Wednesday after police said he tested positive for PCP, lied to his probation officer about his whereabouts and was found in possession of small amounts of cocaine and heroin. Former New London police Officer Chad L. Stringer, released from prison last week under strict conditions related to his ongoing domestic violence cases, stood before a Superior Court judge once again Thursday after police said he tested positive for PCP, lied to his probation officer about his whereabouts and was found in possession of small amounts of cocaine and heroin.

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  • Vega found guilty of New London murder at second trial

    Tuesday Jan 19 | via The Day 

    A jury has found Miguel "Mikey" Vega guilty of murdering 21-year-old Rahmel Perry  and attempting to kill Michael Ellis after forcing his way into a New London apartment on March 3, 2010. In taking the case to trial, Vega, 32, had turned down an offer from State's Attorney Michael L. Regan to plead guilty in exchange for a 35-year prison sentence.

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  • Juror discharged from New London murder case after r...

    Friday Jan 15 | via The Day 

    New London Superior Court Judge Barbara Bailey Jongbloed dismissed a juror from deliberating in the murder trial of Miguel “Mikey” Vega Friday morning after the juror disclosed that he had received a phone call about the case.   The judge seated an alternate, bringing the panel back up to 12 members, and deliberations were expected to resume Friday afternoon. After receiving a note from the jury about the phone call, the judge questioned the juror individually and decided, with agreement from attorneys for the state and Vega, that he should be discharged.   The male juror did not disclose the identity of the caller and acted “very guarded” about the person, according to testimony.

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  • Jury in New London murder case hears closing argumen...

    Thursday Jan 14 | via The Day 

    New London State's Attorney Michael L. Regan left a jury with an audible impression as they began deliberating Thursday in the murder trial of Miguel "Mikey" Vega . Over the objection of defense attorney Robert F. Kappes, the prosecutor replayed, during the rebuttal portion of his closing argument in Superior Court, the frantic 911 call that was placed on March 3, 2010, as 21-year-old Rahmel Perry, suffering from two gunshot wounds, lay on a couch and gasped for air in the second floor apartment at 53 Prest St. in New London.

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  • Closing arguments Thursday in New London murder trial

    Wednesday Jan 13 | via The Day 

    Attorneys will deliver closing arguments Thursday at the murder trial of Miguel "Mikey" Vega in New London Superior Court. Vega, 32, is on trial, for the second-time , for the March 23, 2010 shooting death of Rahmel Perry and the non-fatal shooting of Michael Ellis Jr. State's Attorney Michael L. Regan rested Wednesday on behalf of the state, and moments later, defense attorney Robert Kappes rested without calling any witnesses.

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  • Judge rules evidence is sufficient to prosecute Jacq...

    Wednesday Jan 13 | via The Day 

    Superior Court Judge Hillary B. Strackbein ruled Tuesday that the state has sufficient evidence to prosecute Jean Jacques for murder in the June 15, 2015 stabbing death of Casey Chadwick in Norwich. Prosecutor David J. Smith elicited testimony from six witnesses and entered 15 exhibits into evidence during a probable cause hearing in New London.

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  • Police arrest two New London men after drug traffick...

    Jan 12, 2016 | via TheDay.Com 

    New London - Police on Tuesday evening arrested two local men on drug-related charges following an investigation that involved members of local, state and federal organizations, according to a news release.  Kenneth "Cheese" Barnhill, 31, of 108 Connecticut Ave. was charged with multiple counts of sale of narcotics, possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, possession of crack cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school, destruction of evidence during a search warrant, interfering with a search warrant and operating a drug factory.

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  • Police make 5th arrest in New London shooting

    Jan 12, 2016 | via WTNH 

    The Taftville man faces charges of Criminal Attempt at Assault, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and two counts of Violation of a Protective Order.

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  • Man 'following Allah' charged with attempted murder ...

    Jan 9, 2016 | via The Day 

    In this frame from a Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, video provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Edward Archer runs with a gun toward a police car driven by Officer Jesse Hartnett in Philadelphia. Archer, using a gun stolen from police, said he was acting in the name of Islam when he ambushed Hartnett sitting in his marked cruiser at an intersection, firing shots at point-blank range, authorities said.

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  • Police: Gunman said he shot Philadelphia cop in Isla...

    Jan 8, 2016 | via The Day 

    In this frame from a Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, video provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Edward Archer confronts a police car driven by Officer Jesse Hartnett in Philadelphia. Archer, using a gun stolen from police, said he was acting in the name of Islam when he ambushed Hartnett sitting in his marked cruiser at an intersection, firing shots at point-blank range, authorities said.

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  • Police logs - Jan. 9

    Jan 8, 2016 | via The Day 

    Benjamin Huntley, 36, of 42 Jay St., New London, was charged Thursday with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and fifth-degree larceny.      Michael Nicholas Rousseau, 21, of 4 Morton Ave., Pawcatuck, was charged Thursday with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and fifth-degree larceny.  Daniel Cassanos, 26, of Revere, Mass., was charged Dec. 30 with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace. Stephen Schwartz, 53, of Cherry Hill, N.J., was charged Dec. 29 with second-degree breach of peace and first-degree criminal trespass.

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New London Law

Failed urine test in treatment while on probation
Been on probation for a few months for a dui. They placed me on scadd, which is for alcohol and substance abuse. They gave me a urine test when I went in for evaluation, I apparently tested positive for thc, smoked almost a month ago. Gave clean urine to probation my first time there and just wondering what is going to happen when I see my p.o next week.
Probably nothing will happen if your second test was clean and you explain that the first test was positive because of...
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...