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August 3, 2009

STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE ASSAULT IN GRISWOLD

On 08/01/09 at approximately 0702 hours, Troop E received a report from the Emergency Room at Backus Hospital reporting a victim of an assault. Troopers responded to the Emergency Room and discovered the victim, Kristopher Cote. Cote was brought into the Emergency Room having sustained multiple injuries of blunt trauma to his head. Cote reported that on 08/01/09 sometime in the early morning hours he was assaulted by an unknown assailant with a baseball bat.  The victim was treated at the W.W. Backus Hospital and later transported to Yale New Haven and is in stable condition. State Police Detectives of the Eastern District Major Crime Squad responded and are investigating this incident.  The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact Troop E, at 860-848-6500. 

Victim: Cote, Kristopher W/M, DOB: 03/02/88

Address: 381 Edmund Rd. Griswold, Ct.

Location: 381 Edmund Rd. Griswold, CT

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Tfc Karen O’Connor

Connecticut State Police
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The Connecticut State Police frequently relies on the general public for help in solving criminal cases.  If you have witnessed a crime or if you have information that might help detectives solve a case, we would like to hear from you. 

If you can help the CT State Police solve a crime, please call our 24 hour line

(860) 685-8190, or our toll free line at 800-842-0200 (in-state only).
Or if you choose you can Text a Tip-

HOW?:
by using your cell phone you can (anonymously) text a message with a tip or information to the CT State Police.


Text "TIP711 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637)

This is strictly a system set up for the public to send tips via text messaging to
the police text messaging to the police anonymously.

THIS IS NOT TO BE USED TO REPORT CRIMES
OR
TO BE USED FOR REPORTING EMERGENCIES

FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911