Middletown PD Nab OId Saybrook 'Shaken Baby' Suspect Looking into Cars

Middletown Police arrested Keith Loftus, the former boyfriend of an Old Saybrook mother whose 7-month-old infant suffered life-threatening injuries in his care.


A little after 7 p.m. Thursday, Middletown Police officers were dispatched to 99 Union Street, the Northern Middlesex YMCA, for a suspicious male looking into vehicles. Officers arrived on scene and located the individual matching the description given by the complainant, according to the police report.

The suspect was identified as Keith Loftus, 31, who had an outstanding arrest warrant with the Old Saybrook Police Department for charges of assault on an infant. Middletown Police Officers were aware that Loftus was wanted and frequented the city, the report states.

According to the New London Day, Crystal Dorothy, 26, of Second Avenue, turned herself in on Tuesday, and was charged with risk of injury to a minor, making a false statement to police, interfering with an officer and two counts of conspiracy.

Police sought her former boyfriend, Keith Loftus, 31, whose last known address was in Deep River. He is wanted on charges of first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer, and two counts of conspiracy.

Loftus was arrested and held for Old Saybrook Police Department, who has him in custody.

On Tuesday, Old Saybrook Police posted on their Facebook page: 

Help us find Keith Loftus!

He is WANTED on ACTIVE ARREST WARRANTS in connection with a "Shaken Baby Syndrome" Investigation!

Keith Loftus is 31 years old and last known address was in Deep River but is known to be in the Middletown, Essex or Old Saybrook area. He is wanted on Charges of Assault in the First Degree, Risk of Injury to a Minor, Interfering with an Officer, Conspiracy to Commit Interfering with an Officer and Conspiracy to Commit False Statement. Loftus is facing a $150,000 bond. 

If you have information regarding the location of Loftus contact the Old Saybrook Police Department at 860-395-3142.




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