Daily Blotter– Dec. 30,2008

Fire Burns at Shelton High School

Firefighters battled a blaze at Shelton High School Tuesday afternoon.

An emergency dispatcher said a fire was reported at the high school at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti said the fire apparently began in a storage room in a maintenance area on the first floor and spread through duct work into the second and third floors. The fire appears to be under control, he said.

Students are on vacation and return next week but the freshman boys basketball team was playing a game when the fire started, officials said. Everyone heard the alarms and got out fine. There are no reports of injuries.

Penalty for Credit Card Scheme - Deportation 

Holly C. Clark, a 21-year-old British citizen, was sentenced to 18 months in prison today for using counterfeit and invalid credit cards and will be send back across the pond after serving, the Day of New London reports.

Vacation Wasn't on The List of Company Perks

Linda Lee David took her family on a Niagara Falls vacation and picked up a mini-camcorder to capture the adventure. The problem? Her employer did not tell her to charge the trip to them, the Connecticut Post reports.

Inmate Heads to Court on Murder Charges

A New York prison inmate is set to appear in Stamford Superior Court Tuesday on charges he stabbed to death a romantic rival six years ago. Sheila Davalloo killed Anna-Lisa Raymundo at her home in November 2002, police said. According to investigators, Davalloo wanted Raymundo's boyfriend for herself. Davalloo is already serving a 25-year-sentence for trying to kill her husband four months after Raymundo's death.

Rock The Vote (2x)

A Manchester man says he got "caught up" in the excitement of the presidential election when he cast a ballot in Cincinnati illegally. Kevin Duffy has pleaded guilty to attempted false voter registration. Duffy said he cast the vote while visiting his sister in October during a week-long period in which new voters could register and immediately cast a ballot. Duffy later told county elections officials not to count his vote. He was sentenced to one year of probation, a $1,000 fine and 250 hours of community service. He also agreed to cooperate with an investigation of alleged improper voting in the county.

Jousting Anyone?

Grog and jousting don’t mix unless you are at a Renaissance fair. If you’re in a Naugatuck apartment, choose one or the other.

Two roommates decided to showoff their medieval sword skills after imbibing, the Waterbury Republican-American reports. The competition led to a sword fight, which got a bit out of control. To further complicate the situation, the roomie who wanted to use plastic swords was overruled by the one who wanted to use metallic swords, police said.   

Men Accused of Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

Two New York men are in police custody, accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from New London and then sexually assaulting her in a Groton hotel. Erik Heyward and Christopher Brown, both 21, were in court Monday. The teen told police she was walking alone late Sunday night  when one of the men grabbed her by her the hood of her jacket and dragged her into a car and the other held her down, police said. The teen said she was taken to the Windsor Motel in Groton, where the men sexually assaulted her. She pretended to fall asleep and when the men left, she ran to a nearby hotel for help, police said. Police arrested Heyward and Brown the next morning when they returned to the hotel. Both men admit picking up the teen in New London and bringing her to the hotel room, but deny any sexual assault, according to court documents. They're both due back in court next month.

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