Daily Blotter – Dec. 3

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Not Guilty Plea in Brother's Death

A Warren man pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday to charges connected to his brother's death. Stephen Throckmorton, 19, is charged with manslaughter for the death of his older brother Ronald. Throckmorton told police he pointed a .22 caliber gun at his brother's head at his Southbury home last month, according to court documents. 

Library Mystery Not in a Book

Money is missing from a North Haven Library and an employee has been suspended as police investigate. The New Haven Register reports the female employee was suspended Tuesday. Police won't release any information other than to say there is an ongoing investigation.

Suspects in Glastonbury Robberies Arrested

Glastonbury police arrested three suspects in the break-ins going back to September. They expect to make four more arrests. Since September, 23 homes have been broken into. Police made arrests after receiving tips from residents.

 Pit Held Stripper’s Remains, Scientist Said

A scientist testified that remains found in a fire pit on Kenneth Otto Sr.'s family's property seem to belong to a stripper, the Hartford Courant reports. Otto is accused of killing Shamaia Smith in 2007.

Hit-and-Run Driver Sought

If you know anything about a hit-and-run in Milford that left a person incapacitated, police want to hear from you.  

Police are looking for a driver who struck a pedestrian while making a left turn from River Street at a red light on Nov. 14 at 3:20 p.m. The car is a maroon, late 90s to early 2000 4-door Saab. The driver side rear view mirror is black and the front right headlight is out, police said.

T-Shirt Leads to Death

A Naugatuck man has accepted a plea deal in the beating death of another man who was wearing a T-shirt of a rival motorcycle gang.  Michael Sjaastad admitted to beating Eric Anderson, 35, for wearing a T-shirt that supported the Hells Angels gang while he was inside a Naugatuck bar that is known for supporting gang rival, the Outlaws. Sjaastad pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of first-degree manslaughter under a plea agreement that calls for six years behind bars. Sjaastad was charged in the death of Anderson, whose body was discovered in a brook behind the Union Street Station Bar & Grill on Aug. 9, 2007.  He will be sentenced next month in Waterbury Superior Court.

City Shootout Ends in Arrests

New Haven police said they've made five arrests in a weekend shootout. People in two vehicles started shooting at one another at the corner of Ella Grasso Boulevard and Legion Avenue, police said. One of those vehicles crashed and the men inside tried to get away, police said.  The suspects were tracked down on Porter Street. Those men and two others were arrested and are facing weapons and drug charges.

Thousands Stolen From the Handicapped

 A Burlington man has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from mentally handicapped people he cared for in Torrington group homes. Thomas Ammerman, 33, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Eleven victims in the care of the state's Department of Developmental Services lost more than $23,000, police said.

Mystic Boat Murder Update

 A Mystic was in court Wednesday to face murder charges. Byran Sutton, 29, is charged with felony murder, first-degree robbery and home invasion in connection with the stabbing death of Kyle Sheets. Sutton was killed in September on the boat where he lived. Three others, including a 15-year-old, have also been charged in the case. 

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