Saturday, April 29, 2017
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4:52 pm - April 29, 2017
Fatal motorcycle accident reported in Coventry
COVENTRY â€” Local police and emergency crews are investigating what is now being described as a fatal motorcycle accident this afternoon in Coventry
According to emergency radio reports, the crash occurred in the area of 769 Bread and Milk St. in town, which is also known as Route 31.
Early reports indicated emergency crews called for two ambulances and two advanced life support units.
First reports of the crash indicate it happened in the area of 3:30 p.m. today.
No further information was available this afternoon.
4:46 pm - April 29, 2017
Willimantic man charged with assaulting officer
WILLIMANTIC â€” A Willimantic police officer was assaulted while attempting to make an arrest on Valley Street Friday evening at around 7:35 p.m.
Arrested in the incident was Gregory Odonnell, 31, 54 Prospect St., Willimantic
He was charged with breach of peace, interfering with an officer and assault on a police officer.
He was processed and is being held at city police headquarters on a $10,000 bond pending a May 17 court date in Danielson Superior Court.
The officer, who is not being identified, was attempting to take a local man into custody after the man was observed creating a disturbance out in front of a local business.
During the struggle to gain control of the assailant, the officer was briefly choked, before the assailant was Tased by a second city police officer who had arrived as back up.
The assailant was arrested and received treatment at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital emergency room.
The officer was not seriously injured and returned to patrol that same evening.
"I am pleased to announce that the officer involved was not not seriously injured," said Willimantic police Lt. Stanley Parizo Jr.
10:50 am - April 28, 2017
Silver Alert issued for Coventry teen
A Silver Alert has been issued for a Coventry teen who was last seen earlier today.
Gregory Pena, 17, was last seen in Coventry wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants, according to an alert issued by the Coventry Police Department. He was carrying a book bag.
According to police, Pena, who is black, is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 135 pounds. He has brown eyes and red hair.
Anyone with information on Penaâ€™s location should contact Coventry police at 860-742-7331.
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