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New London Police Make Assault Arrests

Three arrested in two separate incidents on Monday

The arrested three people on assault charges on Monday evening. The charges stem from two separate incidents.

Deputy Chief Peter Reichard said officers first responded to 127 Hempstead Street at about 10:58 p.m. for a report of a man bleeding from a forehead laceration. Reichard said officers determined that the man, 55-year-old James Robinson, was punched several times by 36-year-old William Lee while sitting on a couch in an apartment. Reichard said the investigation determined that both Robinson and Lee were under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Lee was arrested at his apartment in the same building and charged with second-degree assault. Robinson was hospitalized for treatment.

At 11:14 p.m., officers responded to a report of siblings fighting at 224 Vauxhall Street. Both 34-year-old Keith Barnum and 32-year-old Kerry Barnum were treated for minor injuries sustained in the altercation.

Keith was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer as well as threatening, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and interfering with police. Kerry was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Reichard said Keith spat at one officer and kicked another while he was being taken into custody.

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Buddy Lawton September 11, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Hmmmmm where are all the administration supporters now preaching that New London is safer today. These 2 assaults bring the total to 4 I think in the last 2 weeks as far as assaults in the news media.
Jeff Brown September 11, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Still supporting the administration , although i never preached that new london is any safer . It's just that alot of the anti - administration weeds that pop up whenever they see any article they can use to try and stir up controversy act like New London was a utopia before last year. Also i remember a few years ago when there was a rash of murders in New London and don't seem to remember any of that being blamed on the city council just the police. As long as New London has as much low income housing and ghetto neighborhoods as it does crime will always be a big factor. Maybe if they raise the taxes and cost of living enough those people will have no choice but to vacate the area.
Buddy Lawton September 11, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Jeff Brown, The common denominator is the chief of police. The one in charge that sets the tone and mission. The administration supporters support the chief because the mayor supports the chief. Get rid of the police chief and a lot problems go away. But she works for the mayor and he has to step up and get her out.
Jeff Brown September 11, 2012 at 05:33 PM
You're right, the Mayor has been vocal in his support of the chief. That's one of the things i havent been to keen on with this administration. She probably should have been fired awhile ago. But the Mayor can only support her so far, eventually she has to be accountable and answer for herself they are still two seperate entities.
Buddy Lawton September 11, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Unless the rumors are true and she has conspired with him in the election or has something else on him. Then he could not get rid of her.
lion king September 11, 2012 at 05:55 PM
two drunks and two brothers fighting ,yep its the fault of the police chief and mayor ,
Daniella Ruiz September 12, 2012 at 02:10 PM
LOL,, the link is amazing isn't it! it seems old grudges die hard in this city. old alliances among the old power tribes in neighborhoods still trying to find any way to evade making a change for the good, even to admit they are actually living in a democracy no less! perhaps if they tried to lay the blame on the people who made the liquor bottle they would get further.

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