On March 2, 2012 at approximately 0316 hours the Ledyard Police Department received a security alarm from Bear's Place Package store located at 126 Gallup Hill Road in Ledyard. Responding Officers found that an attempt to enter the establishment had occurred but had been unsuccessful. At approximately 0323 hours the Ledyard Police Department received a security alarm from Sonny's Wine and Spirits at 756 Colonel Ledyard Highway. Responding Officers found that entry had been made into the building and subsequent investigation determined that some product was taken from inside the store. The Patrol and Detective Divisions of the Ledyard Police Department continue to investigate these 2 incidents. Anyone with information regarding them is urged to contact the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
On March 2, 2012 at approximately 1053 hours the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a residential burglary having occurred at a residence on Avery Hill Road in Ledyard. Responding Officers found that during the morning an unknown person(s) had forced entry into the home taking items from inside. This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information should contact the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
On March 5, 2012 at approximately 0600 hours the Ledyard Police Department responded to a commercial security alarm at Mo's Burgers located at 1649 Route 12 in Gales Ferry. Responding Officers found that the window to the establishment had been broken and entry made by unknown individual. Further investigation determined that a lone individual had entered and stole the business cash box. This incident remains under investigation by the Ledyard Police Department Patrol and Detective Divisions. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
Residential Burglary Arrests
On January 30, 2012 the Ledyard Police Department determined that a residential burglary had occurred at a residence on Meetinghouse Lane in Ledyard. A variety of household and personal items were stolen, with some being recovered. As a result of this investigation two juveniles, one 13 and the other 15, were arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary, and Larceny in the 4th Degree. Both juveniles were referred to the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters in Waterford. This investigation continues to determine any other individuals who may have been involved.
On March 5, 2012 the Ledyard Police Department was contacted by a resident who had become the victim of a scam. The victim indicates that she received a call from a male who identified himself as her grandson. He stated that he was in Mexico and had been in a motor vehicle accident with a rental vehicle and needed $4,500 sent to him. Another male then got on the phone and identified himself as Sergeant Miller from the U.S. Council. Sergeant Miller explained how the victim could send the money utilizing MoneyGram at Wal-Mart. The victim was then provided a number to contact Sergeant Miller back at after the money had been wired. The victim immediately went to Wal-Mart and wired the $4,500. She contacted Sergeant Miller at the number provided and he advised her it would take approximately 1-hour to receive the money and that he would call once it had been received. After a short time she received a phone call indicating the money had been received. She later learned that her grandson was not in Mexico. The number utilized in this scam is out of Quebec and is no longer in service. This incident remains under investigation.
Scams of this nature are extremely common and residents should not wire money based upon unconfirmed telephone calls or emails. Should you have any questions please contact your local Law Enforcement Agency.
Car Versus Tree With Evading Operator
On March 8, 2012 at approximately 3 p.m. the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a car versus tree accident, possibly on fire, in the area of 761 Long Cove Road in Gales Ferry. Officers from the Ledyard Police Department and members of the Gales Ferry Fire Company responded and found that a small fire had occurred in brush under the vehicle extending into the engine compartment, which was out upon their arrival. No vehicle operator was located and a search was initiated of the surrounding area. The vehicle, which was unregistered, had been taken from a driveway in the Town of Groton by unknown person(s). A Ledyard Police Department K9, along with a K9 from the Connecticut State Police, conducted a track which led into the Town of Groton through wooded areas. No individual was located. This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
Roll Over Accident
On March 13, 2012 at 1118 hours the Ledyard Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a roll over motor vehicle accident into the front yard of 705 Long Cove Road in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard. Officers from the Ledyard Police Department, the Gales Ferry and Ledyard Fire Departments, Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad, and a Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Paramedic responded.
Arriving Ledyard Police Officers and the Ledyard Resident State Trooper found the vehicle operator, Kylee J. Taylor 05-17-1994 of 43 Meetinghouse Lane in Ledyard who was the sole occupant, partially ejected and underneath the overturned vehicle. Officers were able to lift the vehicle from atop the operator enabling them remove her. Based upon the mechanism of her injury Life Star was requested but unable to fly due to inclement weather. Taylor was transported by ambulance to the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The cause of this accident remains under investigation by the Ledyard Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team.
Smash & Grab Burglary
On March 18, 2012 at approximately 6 a.m. the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a commercial security alarm activation at the Bears Place Package Store located at 126 Gallup Hill Road in Ledyard. Responding Officers arrived to find that a large rock had been thrown through the front window. Initial investigation has found that a large amount of Newport Cigarettes were taken, but an in depth inventory is being conducted to identify any additional missing items. The Ledyard Police Department is investigating any connection this crime may have to other store burglaries occurring in recent weeks. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
Vehicle Versus Utility Pole Accident
On March 17, 2012 at 8:16 p.m. the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a vehicle versus utility pole accident on Shewville Road between Gallup Hill and Whitford Road. Officers from the Ledyard Police Department, the Ledyard Fire Company, and the Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad responded and found a single vehicle had crashed into a utility pole causing heavy damage. The vehicle operator, John McClung DOB 03/30/1990 of 24 Bergendahl Dr in Griswold, had minor injury and was transported to the WW Backus Hospital in Norwich for treatment. As a result of investigation, McClung was charged with operating while under suspension and failure to drive right. As a result of the damaged utility pole Shewville Road was closed for 12 hours.
Arrest in Reservoir Fire Investigation
On February 22, 2012 at approximately 12:30 p.m. the Ledyard Police Department, along with the Ledyard and Gales Ferry Fire Departments, responded to the Groton Reservoir on Sandy Hollow Road for the report of smoke coming from a wooded area. Investigation by the Ledyard Police Department, Office of the Ledyard Fire Marshal, and the Groton Town Police Department has led to the following arrest. David R. Ort DOB 01-02-1990 of 148 Lambtown Road in Mystic turned himself in to Police on 03/19/2012 after learning of warrants for his arrest.The Ledyard Police Department charged Ort with Reckless Burning for which he was processed and released with a court date of April 2, 2012 at GA 10 in New London. Ort was also arrested by the Groton Town Police Department in relation to this cooperative investigation into fires in the region.
Found Waterford Crystal
The Ledyard Police Department is in possession of 2 pieces of Waterford Crystal, still in its box, which was found within the past 2 weeks in a wooded area off Seabury Avenue. An individual was witnessed stopping their vehicle and placing the box into the woods shortly before it was reported to Police. At this time we are attempting to locate the possible owner(s) of the box. Should you have any information please contact Detective Chris Cadro at 860-464-6400.
Vehicle Roll Over
On March 22, 2012 at 0831 hours the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a one vehicle roll over on Rose Hill Road. The Ledyard Police Department, Ledyard Fire Department, Gales Ferry Fire Department, Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad, and American Ambulance Paramedic responded. Arriving units found that a 2006 Toyota Corolla operated by Joshua Draper DOB 08-23-1991 of Middle Road in Preston had struck a tree and flipped over in the roadway.
As a result of the accident the vehicle sustained heavy damage and Draper received minor injuries. As a result of this investigation Draper was issued a written warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions and Distracted Driving. Rose Hill Road was closed for approximately 50 minutes due to this accident.