Police Blotter— Jan. 30, 2009

A round-up of news from the police desks that you should know about today.

 Home Invasion Arrest

A New London man charged in connection with a violent home invasion is set to face a judge Friday. State Police say a tip led them to Deacan Dalquist. Troopers believe he burst into a Ledyard home Wednesday morning and attacked two people. Dalquist is being held on a $500,000 bond.

 Man Charged With Grandmother's Murder Appears Before Judge

A man accused of killing his grandmother is expected in court Friday. Kevin McGuire is charged in the death of Lillian McGuire, 85. She was found beaten to death in her Enfield home in June. An arrest warrant says police found her body tucked in her bed with what appeared to be a broken jaw.

Connecticut Inmate Fights to Continue Hunger Strike

A Hartford judge will continue hearing evidence in a hunger strike case Friday. William Coleman is serving an eight-year-sentence for rape. He hasn't eaten solid foods since September 2007 to protest his sentence and he wants the state to stop force-feeding him. He has lost about 80 pounds, but the Department of Corrections said it has an obligation to make sure Coleman doesn't starve. The state is seeking a permanent injunction allowing prison staff to continue force feeding Coleman.

Driving School Owner Due in Court

One of the owners of Academy of Driving, the state's largest driving school, is expected to appear in a Waterbury courtroom Friday. Sharon Sousa, along with her husband Jack, faces nearly 500 administrative charges, including falsifying documents. The DMV's charges stem from an investigation that began when state inspectors started noticing irregularities in the school's operation. Earlier this week, the Department of Motor Vehicles banned the Sousas from teaching driving in Connecticut for life.  They have 57 locations across the state. The Sousas are trying to sell the business.

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