Daily Blotter – Nov. 18

Lights Out; Two Suspected Thiefs Arrested

It's lights out for two people from Branford who police said almost ruined an Easter Seal Fundraiser.

David Tobey, 27, and Amy Folland, 30, are accused of stealing $6,000 worth of wire from the Fantasy of Lights display at Lighthouse Park. They both face larceny charges.

Ellington Woman Attacked Ellington Woman Attacked

An Ellington woman was attacked in her home Monday night. The 26-year-old woman dialed 911 shortly before 7 p.m. and said a man she did not know had entered the bedroom of her West Shore Road residence and assaulted her, police said. She and the man struggled and he fled the home, running toward Route 30.

Mother Accused of Lying for Sex Offender Son

The mother of a Tolland sex offender, Scott Shefelbine, is facing perjury charges.  Gail Shefelbine turned herself in to police on Monday. She's accused of lying for her son, Scott Shefelbine, who is spending 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting five girls, ages 14 to 18. Shefelbine lied about her son's whereabouts nine times, prosecutors said.

 School vs. Student

A former Seymour High School student could be sued over a bomb threat that shut down the school last week. The Connecticut Post reports that the Board of Education is looking into the possibility of civil charges against the 17-year old who police said sent the threat. He e-mailed the threat to an administrator as an audio link, police said. Officers swept the school for anything suspicious and found nothing.

 Towns Sued Over Police Raid Death

The family of a Norwalk man killed during a police raid in Easton is suing police and officials of several towns. Gonzalo Guizan, 33, was killed as police conducted a drug raid at the home of Ronald Terebesi Jr. in May.  Guizan was shot nearly a dozen times, according to court documents. The family plans to sue several police officers and other officials in Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, Westport, Wilton and Darien.

Man Found Dead at Holy Site

A dead man was found leaning against a church wall in Meriden and police are trying to figure out what happened. Police got the call Monday afternoon about the man was found at the First Baptist Church on Broad Street. He appeared to be sleeping, leaning against the wall of the church in a grassy area that connects the church to a parish hall, police said.

 Man Charged in Deadly Bike Accident  

Greenwich police have charged a 24-year-old man with manslaughter with a motor vehicle in connection with the death of a man who was hit and killed while riding his bicycle. Douglas Moore turned himself in to police Monday. He is accused of hitting 20-year-old Joseph Borselio, who was on his bike in October. Moore is also charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, evading responsibility in a fatal crash, unsafe movement and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian. Moore was released after posting bond and is scheduled to appear later this month in Stamford Superior Court.  

 Bristol Boy Runs From Stranger

Police in Bristol are investigating what they call an "attempt to pick-up." A 12-year-old boy said he was approached by a man on Jefferson Avenue near Coolidge Avenue just after 5 p.m. Monday evening. The boy told police the man asked for help finding a puppy, but when he said no, the man told him to get into his car. The boy ran home and police were called. Investigators say the description he gave of the man is vague, but he was driving a gray or silver van with tinted windows. The van also has a black stripe along the side and is in good condition. 

 Men in Ski Masks Invade Home

New Britain police are looking for suspects in a home invasion. Police say the people living in the home on Wilcox Street called them around 8:30 Monday night. They say three men wearing ski masks burst into the home looking for money and drugs. A woman says she was hurt after being shoved against a wall.

 Car Seized in Shoreline Motel Death

Old Saybrook police have named a person of interest in a deadly hit and run. They are looking for 49-year-old Elena Hernandez of Manchester in connection with the death of 57-year-old Felix Diaz. He was found Monday night in the parking lot of Comfort Inn on Essex Road. The medical examiner says Diaz died of multiple traumatic injuries. Police seized a car and other evidence from the motel.

 Third Time's the Charm?

A 66-year-old East Hartford man, who has served two different prison terms for killing two people, faces another for threatening to kill his wife.  A Hartford Superior Court jury found Henry Robinson guilty of attempt to commit first-degree assault, threatening and interfering with an officer.

 Woman Escapes Abduction

A woman jogging in Redding escaped an abduction attempt Monday. The woman was jogging along Cross Highway between 3 and 4 p.m., when a passenger jumped out of a pickup truck, grabbed her arm, and tried to pull her into the vehicle, police said. The woman kicked the man, who jumped back in the pickup and sped off. The truck is a green, older model pickup, police said.

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