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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for New London.

Friday
Oct172014

North Haven Police Make Heroin Bust

(NORTH HAVEN, Conn.) -- Police in North Haven continue to investigate after making a heroin bust.

In a statement Friday, the North Haven Police Department said officers seized a quantity of heroin that was headed for distribution in the New Haven area.

"Stemming from his established relationships with local trucking and shipping businesses, Officer Cantele received information of a suspicious package. During further investigation, K-9 'Koda' alerted to the package that was found to contain a kilogram of pure Heroin," North Haven Police said in the statement.

Investigators are now working to determine where the package came from and where exactly it was headed.


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Friday
Oct172014

Three Arrested as Cops Bust Drug Operation 

(MIDDLETOWN, Conn.) -- Three people were arrested Thursday as authorities busted a marijuana distribution network allegedly run from two homes.

As part of an investigation by state and federal authorities, officers simultaneously executed two search warrants at a home on Gilbert Road in Stafford and at a home on Georgewood Road in Somers, according to Connecticut State Police.

Officials said at the Gilbert Road home an indoor marijuana grow operation was found with 508 marijuana plants, along with 10 pounds of processed marijuana, $1,500 in cash and five all-terrain vehicles.

Frederick Seagraves and Sarah Craddock were arrested at that home on multiple drug-related charges.

At the other home, investigators said approximately one ounce of cocaine and two pounds of processed marijuana was seized. There, officers arrested Robert Seagraves on drug-related charges.


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Friday
Oct172014

Man Charged with Arson After Setting Fire to Brother's Home

(HADDAM, Conn.) -- A man has been charged with arson after reportedly setting fire to his brother's home in Haddam.

The fire was reported Thursday at a house, located at 575 Candlewood Hill Road.

According to the Connecticut State Police, Ronald Carlson told authorities that he set the fire. Carlson was taken into custody and has been taken to the Bridgeport Hospital Burn Unit to be treated for burns to his arms and face.

Carlson is charged with first-degree arson and third-degree burglary.


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Thursday
Oct162014

Police: Man Caught Stealing Steel from Rail Yard

(NORTH HAVEN, Conn.) -- North Haven Police have arrested a Bridgeport man who was allegedly caught Wednesday stealing railroad steel from the CSX rail yard.

Police said an officer was on patrol in the Universal Drive area when he spotted the crime in progress.

"Joshua Longman trespassed onto the property and was filling his truck with several steel items stored in the yard," North Haven Police said in a statement.

Longman, 30, is charged with criminal trespass and larceny.


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Thursday
Oct162014

Man Wanted for Credit Card Theft

(WATERFORD, Conn.) -- Authorities in Waterford are looking for the suspect in a Monday credit card theft at Target.

The Waterford Police Department reports that the suspect entered and exited the store several times over six hours without buying anything.

He was then caught on video trying to use the stolen credit card at Metro PCS and Pagoda Piercing in the Crystal Mall.

The suspect is described as a white man with a southern accent. He stands at about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. The suspect was seen in a pickup truck.

Anyone with information can call Officer Spearrin at 860-442-9451.


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