Daily Blotter— Feb. 12, 2009

New Haven Man Charged in Girlfriend’s Murder

The boyfriend of a woman found dead in an apartment on Woolsey Street in New Haven Monday has been charged in her murder.

Maurice Patrick Ross, 25, of New Haven, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Shalanda Joyner, 29, of New Haven. Ross surrendered to police after a news conference on Feb. 11 and was charged with murder, carrying a pistol without a permit and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held on a $2.5 million bond at the Union Ave Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday for arraignment.

Shelton Man Accused of Sex Assault of Child

A 35-year-old Shelton man has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13. 
A guidance counselor at a grammar school reported to Department of Children and Families that the child disclosed being molested and police arrested John Ferreira. He has been charged with five counts of first-degree sex assault and five counts of risk of injury to a minor. He was released after posting a $250,000 court set bond. An arraignment is set for Feb. 13.   

Overnight Robbery Lands Two Teens Behind Bars in East Haven
East Haven Police have arrested three people, two of them teenagers, accused of a robbery late Wednesday night at Birches Condominiums. Four men robbed two others at gunpoint and pistol-whipped one of them, police say. Three of the four suspects were later spotted in New Haven and arrested. One of the victims identified the suspects as the men who robbed him. They all face robbery and assault charges.

$50K Reward Offered In Murder Investigation

State police are offering $50,000 for information in the murder of a Norwich man. Dr. Eugene Mallove was found beaten to death on his property in May 2004. Police originally arrested two Norwich men, but couldn't make the charges stick. Investigators hope the reward generates new tips. 

Bad Baby-Sitter
A 20-year-old nanny is accused of stealing nearly $15,000 from a home where she worked. Megan Marino is charged with first-degree larceny. She is accused of stealing jewelry from a Stratford home, then selling it to a pawn shop. Marino turned herself in to police on a warrant this weekend. 

Bomb Plot Sends Man To Prison

A New York man is set to be sentenced to as many as 20 years in prison Thursday morning for what authorities say was a plot to kill his estranged wife using vehicles packed with sophisticated explosives.

Yung Tang, 29, was arrested a year ago when he was found in a preschool parking lot in Wallingford, asleep in a vehicle with explosives, a fake mustache and makeup. Authorities said two more vans with explosives were later found in Brooklyn, N.Y., including one parked near where his estranged wife was living. It had devices connected to remote detonators.

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