September 2012

Scam Alert
On September 10, 2012 a Ledyard resident reported to Police that she had received a correspondence in the U.S. mail which she believed was fraudulent. She reported that this was the second such letter she had received in less than 1 year. The letter indicates that the resident had won $150,000 from USA Mega Draw. The letter included a check, made out to the resident in the amount of $4,200. It states that the check is to help pay the "processing fee" of $3,200, which they are to send back to get the $150,000.

Scams such as this are frequent and widespread. Residents should never participate in any scenario in which funds are requested from you in exchange for larger winnings. This includes situations, such as this, where a check is enclosed to cash. Ultimately the check, which is written fraudulently from a legitimate company, bounces with the victim being held responsible for the amount paid to them. Should you have any questions please contact the Ledyard Police Department.

Threatening Arrest
On September 25, 2012 at 1:09 p.m. the Ledyard Police Department was contacted by the Ledyard High School Administration regarding a threatening incident. Investigation found that a concerned witness contacted the Administration to a report that a student was threatening to do harm to students and himself. Based upon investigation, Ryan Donaldson 03/04/1994 of 1929 Center Groton Road Ledyard, Connecticut was charged with Threatening and Breach of Peace. He was held on a $500 bond and will appear at GA 10 New London on 09/26/2012.

National Drug Take-Back Day
The Ledyard Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday September 29, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Ledyard Police Department. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs,to safely dispose of those medications.

At the April 28th Take-Back, citizens around the country turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the 4 Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.

The Ledyard Police Department is located at 11 Lorenz Parkway in Ledyard. Please call us at 860-464-6400 if you have any questions.