August 2010

Vehicle vs. Utility Pole Crash
On August 5, 2010, at approximately 0252 hours, the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a motor vehicle versus utility pole crash on Route 117 near its intersection with Thomas Road. On arrival Police and Fire personnel found a 2007 Toyota Corolla had struck the pole and no operator was on scene. Investigation found the vehicle operator, James Gartska (date of birth September 30, 1982) of 37 Highland Drive in Ledyard had returned home uninjured. Based upon investigation on scene the operator was charged with Evading responsibility and Traveling an Unreasonable Speed. Damage caused to the utility pole will require extensive repair by CL&P and will result in limited traffic on Route 117. 

Wanted Person Arrest
On August 12, 2010, the Ledyard Police Department served several arrest warrants for Jeffrey J, Mumford (date of birth February 15, 1983) after he was located in Voluntown by the Connecticut State Police. Mumford had been wanted by the Ledyard Police for 2 separate domestic violence incidents at a residence in Ledyard, 1 of which involved the reported threatening of the victim with a firearm.While being actively searched for by Police, Mumford was involved in a pursuit with the Ledyard Police Department while operating a stolen vehicle. While hiding from Police, Mumford failed to appear in court on a previous sexual assault and unlawful restraint arrest by the Ledyard Police. He also failed to appear on cases held by the Stonington and Waterford Police Departments. Mumford was held to be presented at GA 10 New London Friday August 13, 2010. The Ledyard Police Department would like to thank the members of the public who assisted in locating this wanted individual.

Mumford was charged with the following by the Ledyard Police Department.

Multiple Burglaries
On August 26, 2010, the Ledyard Police Department received the report of 2 seperate burglaries having occured overnight in Ledyard Center. In 1 burglary, the Ledyard Town Hall was entered and change taken from 2 seperate offices. In the second, at the Ledyard Congregational Church, cash and change was taken. In both burglaries entry was gained through windows. Anyone who may have information regarding these crimes is urged to contact the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.