October 2010

Car vs. Pole Accident
On October 1, 2010, at approximately 0045 hours, the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a motor vehicle accident having occurred on Route 214 near Crocker Hill Road. Officers found that a vehicle traveling west bound on Route 214 (2004 Honda operated by Charles Caldwell (date of birth September 16, 1980, of 50 South Broad Street in Pawcatuck, Connecticut) had crossed the center line striking an eastbound vehicle (2007 Toyota operated by Darwin Geronimo (date of birth January 3, 1943) of 39 Maple Drive Groton, Connecticut). The westbound vehicle then struck a utility pole. The damage to the pole caused Route 214 to be closed for several hours while it was repaired.

This accident remains under investigation

Assault Arrest
On October 18, 2010, the Ledyard Police Department, with the assistance of the New London Police Department, arrested Jamelka Vega (date of birth March 25, 1988) of 223 Connecticut Avenue in New London on an arrest warrant charging her with assault 2nd degree, unlawful restraint 2nd degree, and interfering with a 911 call. The arrest stems from an investigation into an assault which occurred on October 7, 2010, at 3:20 a.m. at a residence on Shewville Road in the Town of Ledyard. The assault resulted in serious injury to the victim for which she was treated at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Vega was processed and held on a $25,000 bond. She will be arraigned at GA 10 New London on October 19, 2010.

Motor Vehicle Rollover
On October 25, 2010, at approximately 0546 hours, the Ledyard Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle over an embankment on the Stoddards Warf section of Route 214 just west of Goulart Road. The Ledyard Police Department, along with the Ledyard Fire Company Number 1, Gales Ferry Fire Department, Poqoutonock Fire Department Ambulance, Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad, and American Ambulance paramedic responded.

Arriving responders found a 2006 Honda Civic which had left the roadway and rolled into a group of trees. The damage sustained to the vehicle required extrication to free the driver. The operator, Travis Nantz (date of birth May 23, 1988) of 9 Albatross Drive in Ledyard, and a passenger were transported to the WW Backus Hospital in Norwich for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Route 214 remained closed for approximately 45 minutes due to the accident, which remains under investigation.

School Bus Incident
On October 25, 2010, at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Ledyard Police Department was contacted by the Ledyard Transport Company regarding an incident involving one of their school buses transporting students from the Ledyard Middle School. Investigation revealed that an unknown object struck the rear window of the school bus while at the intersection of Whalehead Rd and Avery Hill Extension. The object caused the window to break, but resulted in no injury to students on the bus. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with possible information is urged to contact Sgt. Scott Petersen at 860-464-6400.

Inmate Charged with Protective Order Violation
On October 26, 2010, the Ledyard Police Department served an arrest warrant on Jeffrey Mumford (date of birth February 15, 1983) who is currently incarcerated at the Bridegport Correctional Center ,at Superior Court in New London. Mumford, who is being held on numerous other criminal charges, was charged with Violation of a Protective Order. He was processed and presented in court.

Copper Piping Theft
On October 30, 2010, the Ledyard Police Department was notified of a theft of copper piping which had occurred on the property of Harvard University located on Browns Crossing Rd in Gales Ferry.Investigation revealed that approximately 60 feet of 2.5-inch copper pipe had been removed from within their boathouse property. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Sgt. Kenneth Creutz of the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.