The state judicial branch website
has information on the outcome of criminal and motor vehicle arrests. Go to http://www.jud.ct.gov/crim.htm
All parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Ledyard Police Department is currently attempting to locate the following missing person. Ryan Bidstrup 09/21/1989 of 5 Green Point Street in Ledyard. He was last seen on March 31, 2011 in the Highlands section of Ledyard. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
Protective Order Arrest
On February 28, 2014 the Ledyard Police Department arrested James Matthewson of 41G Flintlock Rd in Ledyard, charging him with Sexual Assault 1st Degree (5 counts) and Risk of Injury to a minor (3 counts). Subsequent to that arrest, protective orders were put into place by a Judge at the New London Superior Court.
On April 9, 2014, James Matthewson DOB 10/16/1984 , currently incarcerated by the Connecticut Department of Corrections, was charged on an arrest warrant with 2 counts of Violation of a Protective Order. Matthewson was arraigned at New London Superior Court on these new charges.
On January 16, 2014 the Ledyard Police Department received a complaint regarding the possible forgery of checks from a Home/Business on Shewville Rd in Ledyard, which resulted in the theft of $9,500. This investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for a former employee of that business. As a result, Melissa Morrell DOB 12/04/1986 of 57 South Rd #52 was charged with three counts of Larceny 3rd Degree and three counts of Forgery 3rd degree. Morrell was processed and released on bond, with a court date of April 22, 2014 at GA 10 in New London.
Fatal Motorcycle Versus Vehicle Accident
On April 12, 2014 at 1735hrs the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a motorcycle versus vehicle accident on RT 214 (Stoddards Warf Rd) between Goulart & Whalehead Rd. The Ledyard Police Department, Ledyard Fire Department, Gales Ferry Fire Department and the Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad responded.
Initial investigation determined that a motorcycle traveling westbound on RT 214 lost control, striking two separate east bound vehicles. The operator of the motorcycle, Kyle Startz DOB 03/20/1989 of 23 Rhode Island Dr Groton, CT, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The accident remains under investigation by accident reconstructionists from the Ledyard Police Department and Troopers with the Connecticut State Police CARS unit.