Daily Blotter – Nov. 7

"A Round-Up of All Things Criminal in CT"

Police Search For Killer on the Loose in New London

New London police are searching for a killer after a man was shot to death on a city street.  New London and the CT state police major crimes unit spent eight hours processing the crime scene and canvassing the neighborhood, looking for clues Thursday night.  Police received the call at 7:15 p.m. for shots fired.  When they got on scene at the corner of Tilly and Green streets, they found a man lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.  Police have not released the identity of the victim because they are still trying to notify his family.  Police have no description of the shooter. 

 Student Accused of Soliciting Racy Photos By Text Message

A Montville High School student is in trouble with the law.  Police said the boy sent text messages to other male students, pretending to be a girl. The texts included pictures of a naked girl and a request for naked pictures from the male students.  The boy is charged with breach of peace and 2nd-degree harassment.  His name is not being released because of his age. 

 Man Does Time for Using Car as Weapon

A West Haven man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for using a car to crush another man to death last year. Under a plea deal, 28-year-old Timothy Campbell was sentenced Thursday. He was charged with killing a 42-year-old Derby man during an argument in Ansonia.

 Suspect in Interstate Murders Heads to Court

A man accused of killing two people and dumping their bodies along Interstate-384 this summer is expected in court Friday. Jokshan Bryant is charged with the deaths of Ronald Brown and Eric Kimberly. According to court papers, Bryant argued with both men over a woman and admitted to shooting them in front of her. Prosecutors said he also confessed to dumping their bodies along the interstate in Bolton and Manchester. 

Driving School Owner Drives to Court

The owner of one of Connecticut's biggest driving schools could face a judge Friday. Jack Sousa, who runs Academy of Driving based in Watertown, is due in court to face forgery and fraud charges. After a lengthy investigation, police said Sousa issued learner's permits without parental consent and altered DMV documents. Four other people were also arrested last month, including Sousa's wife.

 Police Intercept Package Full of Pot

  Hamden police have arrested a 29-year-old woman after seizing 17 pounds of pot they said was being delivered to her at a local business. Police got information that a package would be delivered to the store on State Street. Erika Lawson's name was on the package and police arrested her while she was working. Police aren't naming the business and said they don't believe there is a link between the delivery and the business. Lawson is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

 Physical Evidence Helps Murder Suspects

A judge has dismissed murder charges against two suspects in the killing of a New Hampshire man in Norwich. The chief state's attorney said the state will stop prosecuting Joseph Reilly and Gary McAvoy after extensive testing on physical evidence failed to link them to the death of Eugene Mallove in 2004. 

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