• Plainfield Sep 27

    Police Investigate Plainfield Crash With Serious Injuries

    Police are investigating a serious injury car vs. motorcycle crash in Plainfield Saturday morning. The crash happened at approximately 9:07 a.m. on Norwich Road at its intersection with Evergreen Street in the Central Village section. Kyle Heath, 21, of Sterling, was operating a motorcycle southbound on Norwich Road when he struck the rear driver side area of a car that…

  • water quality Aug 6

    Water Quality Concerns in Parts of Quinnebaug River After Sewage Bypass

    Environmental officials said power impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias led to a sewage bypass at a wastewater treatment facility in Plainfield, and they are advising the public to avoid contact with the affected bodies of water. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said that 150,000 gallons of only partially treated wastewater bypassed the Plainville Village wastewater treatment plant. That…

  • Plainfield Aug 1

    Bicyclist Falls 30 Feet in Plainfield; Flown to Rhode Island Hospital

    A Central Village man had to be flown to the hospital after police say he fell off a town bridge while riding his bike Friday night. Crews responded to the area of 16 Water Street in Central Village for an injured bicyclist just after 9 p.m. Investigators say the rider of the bicycle, 27-year-old Nathaniel Laskarzewski, was riding along the…

  • Plainfield Jul 24

    Moosup Man Accused in Multiple Arsons

    Plainfield police have arrested a man they described as a serial arsonist. Roland Bourque III, 29, was arrested Thursday. He is charged with two counts of arson – one for a fire South Main Street on June 22, 2016 and another on Roy Street on August 17, 2017. Police said Bourque admitted to setting both fires when he was arrested…

  • Plainfield Jul 8

    Police Investigate Break-Ins at Gas Station, Convenience Store in Plainfield

    Police are investigating break-ins that happened at a gas station and convenience store in Plainfield early Wednesday morning. Officers were called to an alarm at the Sunoco Gas Station and an alarm at the One Stop Convenience Store, both on Norwich Road, around 2 a.m. When police arrived, they said they learned forced entry was made through the front door…

  • Plainfield Jul 3

    Man Arrested After K9 Found Cocaine in His Car: Police

    A Shelton man was arrested following a traffic stop in which a K9 found cocaine in his car, police said. The incident happened at approximately 5:21 p.m. on Thursday in the area of Wauregan Road. During a traffic stop, a police officer became suspicious that Alex Monteiro was in possession of narcotics. The officer and his K9, who is trained…

  • Plainfield Jun 13

    Injuries Reported in Plainfield Crash

    Police are investigating after two people were injured in a crash in Plainfield Saturday afternoon. Crews said they responded to Putnam Road north of Arbor Lane in the Wauregan section of Plainfield at approximately 12:18 p.m. Joseph Todisco, 39, was driving northbound on Putnam Road when he tried off the road. A motorcycle, operated by Todd Chamberlain, 52, was traveling…

  • Plainfield Jun 6

    Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Plainfield

    An investigation is underway after a fatal single-car accident Friday night in Plainfield. Members of the Plainfield Police Department, Atwood Hose Fire Department, and American Legion Ambulance arrived to Green Hollow Road in the Wauregan section just after 10:30 p.m. According to police, when they arrived a Ford Explorer was found overturned in the woods with two occupants. Police say…

  • Plainfield May 20

    Fire That Killed 9-Year-Old Boy and Grandfather in Plainfield Was Accidental: Police

    The fire that killed a 9-year-old boy and his 83-year-old grandfather in their Plainfield home in January has been ruled accidental. William Garriepy, 83, and his 9-year-old grandson, Lukas Pearson, died in a fire on the night of Jan. 28 at 885 Norwich Road, police said. Autopsies were performed a day later and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner…

  • Plainfield Apr 2

    Accused FedEx Impostors in Masks and Gloves Arrested in Plainfield: Police

    Plainfield police have arrested three people who are accused of impersonating FedEx employees and stealing items. Police said two of them were wearing surgical masks and gloves. Officers responded to Putnam Road in the Wauregan village of Plainfield just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday to investigate a report of a suspicious Toyota Corolla with New Jersey plates and two people…

  • Plainfield Mar 7

    Police Investigate Plainfield Crash

    Police are investigating after a car hit a utility pole and rolled over in Plainfield Friday night. 21-year-old Clifford Gervais, of Voluntown, was driving eastbound on Plainfield Pike when his car struck and snapped a utility pole, causing downed wires across the road and vehicle. Gervais was removed from the vehicle and transported to Backus Emergency Care Center with minor…

  • Plainfield Feb 28

    Plainfield Man Charged With Manslaughter in Brother's Strangulation Death

    Police have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the death of his brother in Plainfield. Officers arrested Keith T. Coolidge at Danielson Superior Court on Friday. His arrest is the result of an investigation into the December 19, 2019 death of his brother, Keith C. Coolidge. Police responded to a camper trailer on Community Avenue on that day and…

  • Plainfield Feb 18

    Death of Man in Plainfield Ruled a Homicide

    Plainfield police said the death of a 47-year-old man found in a camper in December has been ruled a homicide. Police said they were called to a camper on the property of 75 Community Ave. for a report of an unresponsive man and the 47-year-old victim, Keith C. Coolidge Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said they were…

  • Plainfield Feb 8

    Traffic Stop Ends in Arrest in Plainfield

    A man has been arrested after a traffic stop reveals he had a suspended license, an unregistered car, and drugs Friday night in Plainfield. According to police, Ricky Hart, 56, of Plainfield, was pulled over just before 10 p.m. in the area of East Main Street after an officer observed a black Ford Fusion traveling with no front registration plate….

  • Fotis Dulos Feb 1

    In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: February 1

    To help keep you informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we’ll revisit five stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates. Fotis Dulos, who is charged with murdering his estranged wife, attempted suicide at his Farmington home on Tuesday. Dulos was supposed to appear at a court hearing about the...

  • Plainfield Jan 30

    Police ID Grandfather, Grandson Killed in Plainfield House Fire

    A 9-year-old grandson and his 83-year-old grandfather died after a fire engulfed a home in Plainfield on Tuesday night. Crews responded to a house fire on 885 Norwich Road in Plainfield at 10 p.m. According to officials, when firefighters arrived at the scene, the homeowner told them two people, including a 9-year-old, were still inside the home. The victims have…

  • Plainfield Jan 30

    Two Killed in Plainfield House Fire

    Two people, including a 9-year-old child, were killed in a house fire late Tuesday night in Plainfield.

  • Plainfield Jan 29

    House Fire Kills Two Including 9-Year-Old Child in Plainfield

    A 9-year-old and another person have died after a fire engulfed a home in Plainfield on Tuesday night.

  • Plainfield Dec 31, 2019

    Police ID 75-Year-Old Woman Who Died After Fire in Plainfield

    A 75-year-old woman is dead after a fire in Plainfield early Tuesday morning. Police said they received a call about a possible fire on Charlotte Drive in the Wauregan section of Plainfield just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. When they responded, members of Atwood Hose Fire Department and American Legion Ambulance were at the scene and the fire was out. A…

  • Plainfield Dec 20, 2019

    Plainfield Police Investigating Man's Death as a Homicide

    Plainfield police are investigating the death of a man found dead in a camper as a homicide, police said Thursday night. Police said they were called to a camper on the property of 75 Community Ave. around 6:30 p.m. for a report of an unresponsive man. The 47-year-old victim, identified as Keith C. Coolidge Jr. was pronounced dead on scene….

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