Daily Blotter – April 22

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

American Legion Losses

The American Legion post in Bristol might have been swindled out of thousands of dollars, according to the Bristol Press. Legion officials noticed discrepancies in their bookkeeping last month and said they have lost at least $25,000. The legion's finance director has since lost his job.

Little League and Veterans Lose

A former Norwich alderman will spend 75 days in jail for stealing $15,000 from two non-profit groups while he was their treasurer.  John Crooks, 40, was sentenced Tuesday in New London. Crooks stole $4,700 from the Norwich Little League and $10,500 from a veterans organization, according to police.

Girl Escapes Possible Abduction

Bristol police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to abduct a young girl. The 11-year-old girl was walking on Bianca Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday night when a blue van pulled up and a man told the girl to get in, according to police.  The girl ran to her house and the van took off.  She was not injured.  

Fast Food Flub

Two daycare workers are facing felony charges for leaving a young child at a Milford McDonald's. Lorne Crowell and Annie Foust run a licensed child care center and had several children in their care at the restaurant last Friday.  When they left the restaurant, a 2-year-old child was left behind, according to police. Crowell and Foust face risk of injury charges. The toddler is doing OK.

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