Daily Blotter – Jan. 29

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

She Didn't See it Coming

A psychic who offers fortune-telling services in Bridgeport has been issued a cease-and-desist order for running an illegal business is a residential zone, according to the Connecticut Post.  Home businesses are allowed only in a residential home with approval from the city's zoning boards.

Suspect in Home Invasion Sought Suspect in Home Invasion Sought

State police are looking for a man suspected in a violent home invasion in Ledyard. Deacan Dahlquist, 24, is accused of attacking two people in their home on Ephraim's Path Wednesday morning. One person suffered minor injuries for a stab wound.

Dahlquist is believed to be armed and dangerous and might be in the New London area, police said.

Can You Force Feed a Prisoner?

A Hartford Superior Court judge heard arguments Thursday on whether state prison officials can force-feed an inmate who's been on a hunger strike for 16 months. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is suing the Correction Department, saying officials are denying rapist William Coleman his rights to refuse medical treatment and exercise free speech. The ACLU says Coleman has been force-fed at least a dozen times.

Man Accused of Stealing Electricity for Years

A Derby man was arrested on charges that he rigged his electric meter in order to steal electricity for more than five years.  Andrew Natale, 45, is charged with larceny for installing a tap on his meter that allowed him to use electricity without it registering on the meter.

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