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UPDATED: Arrests Made In Group Assault At Nathan Hale School

Two construction workers attacked on Thursday afternoon

Police arrested three people on Thursday on charges that they attacked two men at a school construction site.

Arrested were Nicholas Vinci, 18, of 24 Evergreen Road in Cromwell; Kebner Dolphe III, 27, of 41 Rising Trail Drive in Middletown; and Vincent Sullivan, 22, of 103 Saddlehill Drive in Middletown. All three men were charged with second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace.

According to the office of Mayor Daryl Finizio, three males wearing masks attacked two construction workers at the on Beech Drive at about 4:05 p.m. One of the men suffered multiple facial injuries and the other was able to run away.

The workers were able to provide information on the attackers' vehicle, and this was broadcast to area police departments. The Waterford Police Department stopped the vehicle soon after and informed the , which charged the group with several offenses.

"I want to thank Officer Todd Lynch, of the New London Police Department, and K-9 Officer Dan Lane, of the Waterford Police Department for their great work in apprehending the suspects involved in this incident," said Finizio. "I also want to thank the Waterford Police Department for their assistance and co-operation in this investigation and apprehension."

No classes are currently being held at the school, as it is under renovation as part of its transition to an arts magnet school.

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Scott Wilson April 20, 2012 at 01:28 PM
This whole thing actually took place right smack dab behind my house. Glad they caught these people!
lion king April 20, 2012 at 03:21 PM
i want to thank todd lynch also for costing the taxpayers a ton off money with the civil actions filed toward him and his mutt dog ,o the dogs you cant find when you need them ,77g a year end the k9 program and pay mr lynch off to walk ,
NewLondonSource April 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM
@ Lion King: If you read the article, you'd see that the K9 officer was from Waterford; However, you can thank Finizio for illegally selling one of NL's K9's for the measly price of $500.
Dirk Langeveld April 20, 2012 at 06:00 PM
The names weren't in the release but were included in the arrest log; just added them to the article.
Alan Green, Jr. April 20, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I think he must do it just to see how much exercise he can give to his haters' fingers?
lion king April 20, 2012 at 09:22 PM
maybe we should sell the handlers for $500 ,the city would save alot in civil fights
William Desmond April 21, 2012 at 12:54 AM
The all and powerfull Daryl Just Me Finizio is trying to end the New London K9 program. When your parent, grandparent with Alzheimers has wandered off, or when your child, grandchild, niece or nephew is lost or abducted and the resources are not available fast enough to locate them you can thank Fin-Ackley for the outcome. The chief has the goods on Finizio and she is pulling the strings to make him dance. The community loses and we will get what we deserve fo voting this guy in as mayor. He is a fraud and cannot be trusted. He has violated the charter yet again with the hiring of a new deputy chief of police without funding being appropriated by our city council and yet he will forgo filling slots in the patrol division. Violent crime is up almost 50% in New London and summer is coming. The crooks will have a field day. See newlondonpoliceunion.com for more info.
William Desmond April 21, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Can you say "MISAPPROPRIATION", the city council better put an end to this.
Alan Green, Jr. April 21, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Mr. Desmond - Are you saying 'you' voted him into office? Really? Who's this 'we'? Imagine for a moment if someone chose to call you a 'fraud'. Disagree with him all you want, but you and others really do smear this guy on a daily basis for sport. It's not attractive. But wait. You seem to be affiliated with a Union that has pretended to have its members interests at heart while lodging vindictive, hateful, politically motivated attacks against the chief and the new Mayor. But I would never call that 'fraud' - merely misrepresentation of being representative. If my alzheimer parent were off wandering, I wouldn't call a dog to look for them. But I bet the Mayor and a whole bunch of real people with real feelings who support him would help me look for em.
lex blacktown April 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Are you serious, Mr Desmond? Yeah, right. I'm going to look to the New London Police Union for the impartial facts!
Kenneth R. Lewis April 21, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Alan you are a fool! The most effective way to locate missing persons is with a tracking dog. Working K9's have a very real purpose in our society and police departments use the services of K9's as a tool to augment and provide better services to the public. But when you have a lost child, or elder family member turn away the services of a tracking K9 and get teh mayor to look for that missing person with you. You think a mayor who is actually doing a job of running a community would have the time to devote to a search for a missing or wandered off person? You are truely delusional. And smear this guy on a daily basis, wake up young man. Look at what he has done to us. And he is going to do more damage the beginning of this week when he again violates the charter and misappropriates taxpayer money. Your boy Daryl stated in this forum and in the Day that moving forward he will go through the council as the charter requires. That was a lie, based on his plans to hire a deputy police chief on Monday. Daryl Justin Finizio cannot be trusted.
Kenneth R. Lewis April 21, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I believe that he is serious, it is misappropriation....
Kenneth R. Lewis April 21, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Alan you are a fool! The most effective way to locate missing persons is with a tracking dog. Working K9's have a very real purpose in our society and police departments use the services of K9's as a tool to augment and provide better services to the public. But when you have a lost child, or elder family member turn away the services of a tracking K9 and get the mayor to look for that missing person with you. You think a mayor who is actually doing a job of running a community would have the time to devote to a search for a missing or wandered off person? You are truely delusional. And smear this guy on a daily basis, wake up young man. Look at what he has done to us. And he is going to do more damage the beginning of this week when he again violates the charter and misappropriates taxpayer money. Your boy Daryl stated in this forum and in the Day that moving forward he will go through the council as the charter requires. That was a lie, based on his plans to hire a deputy police chief on Monday. Daryl Justin Finizio cannot be trusted.
Matthew Joslyn April 21, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Good Job Todd and Jasper!!
lion king April 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM
mr joslyn , was that a paid political ad,trying to save the k9 program ,next will there be signs in your yard
Matthew Joslyn April 22, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Just like dogs. Dont live in NL and they beat up someone up right in the open, I was glad they were caught.
lion king April 22, 2012 at 04:48 PM
i dont think jasper spotted the car in waterford ,to bad the k9 program most likely will be done because of $$$$$$$$$$ in the city ,perhaps we can look at how much $$ in legal fees this handler is costing the city with civil actions against himeself,next public auction the city has sell the dogs
Alan Green, Jr. April 22, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Mr. Lewis - I'd be happy to bring my beagle mix out to look for you if you're ever lost and wandering, ok? Next time your argument might have a bit more weight if you didn't try to attack your opponent. Instead, you make yourself look rude and insulting, and your argument? What were you saying? Something about a deputy police chief? So you don't think we should have one? I have to say the grumblers among us were at first a bit annoying. Now they're just kind of amusing.
Randy Drummond April 22, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Mutual aid is only done on availability. Just because you ask for a dog from another community does not mean you will get one right away. It could be quite some time before another working dog on duty in a different municipality can respond. I do hope that when that lost or abducted child, or mentally impaired individual needs to be located and a search/tracking dog is not there quick enough that the victim's family is one of those that advocated against the K9's. It would only be fitting and poetic justice. Eliminating even one of the K9's in service in any police department is wrong. These programs need to be expanded.
Randy Drummond April 22, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Be careful what you advocate for or against, you may one day regret it.
lion king April 22, 2012 at 09:18 PM
safety truths, maybe if you fnew the truth ,things would look different ,77g a year would pay for one or two more cops on the street , spell check sorry
Emily Kendall April 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Alan Green, Jr., As far as the deputy chief issue goes, we are already paying for one. If you are concerned with our budget why would you want to pay twice for something. There is so much more to this deputy police situation. Probably Finizio already has a friend picked out for the job. We will soon know. I bet that the chosen has a more jaded past than the mayor has.
Emily Kendall April 23, 2012 at 10:51 AM
The more I think about this the more it bothers me. Is the mayor actually going to hire a new deputy police chief today and violate the charter yet again? That cannot possibly happen. I thought the mayor had said that moving forward he will follow the charter and work with the city council. Did the council approve the funding for this position? If the council did not approve funding it just proves that this mayor is not capable of telling the truth. Before Mr. Alan Green Jr. and the other mayor supporters chime in, I hope they ask themselves if they think that the mayor should follow the city charter? Afterall I think that he had sworn to do so when he was at the guard on December 5th 2011.
Warfighter April 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM
The Mayor needs to go he is nothing but a scam artist and sold the city of New London a load of crap when he was running for Mayor just to get elected. All of his actions and non actions have been in contrast to the platform he ran on. We need to get a petition started and get him out before he does anymore damage.
John Yannacci, Sr. April 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM
lion king, where did you come up with $77,000 for a K-9 program?
lion king April 23, 2012 at 03:04 PM
mr yannacci sr , dogs must eat,go to vet,have shots,k9 cars with speacial equipment,updated training, look at the nlpd budget and see for yourself ,o and if we count the civcil actions toward some of the handlers it would be alot more ,im all for public safety but not in the manner the union president wants ,good cops bad cops you make the choice
constance stripling April 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Lassie, the mayor has falllen into a well, fetch!
John Yannacci, Sr. April 23, 2012 at 09:02 PM
lion king, K-9 cars are nothing more than police cruisers which are already paid for with some additions which can easily be removed to revert them to patrol cruisers. All police are required to attend a requisite amount of training every year, K-9 officers included. If they didn't have the dogs they'd be going to some other training so that's a push/pull. That leaves a check up at the vet once a year and food. So, unless these dogs are dining at the Stonecroft Inn every night, I think your claim of $77,000 is somewhat inflated.
lion king April 23, 2012 at 09:09 PM
mr yannacci sr, its new london it will always be inflated,
Alphonse DeLachance April 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Norwich K9 budget for 3 K9's is less than $20k a year. The chief is padding the bill as is the mayor. No transparency here. This is all about reduced enforcement of the laws. It will make New London more dangerous tossing economic development down the drain as well.

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