Port Authority Critic Takes Credit For Vandalizing Signs
This article was published on: 09/2/20 10:04 PM by Mike Minarsky
On Wednesday August 12, 2020, the Connecticut State Police received a complaint from the Connecticut Port Authority regarding vandalism to several street signs associated with the New London State Pier. According to the Port Authority, the vandalized signs had been painted over with pink paint.35 year old Kevin Blacker, a known vocal critic of the CPA, had already taken responsibility for the vandalism. Eastern District Major Crime was assigned to investigate the incident. As a result, an arrest warrant was obtained for the arrest of Blacker.
On September 1, 2020, Blacker traveled to the Troop E – Montville barracks in response to the active warrant for his arrest. Blacker was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Blacker was later released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at New London Superior Court on October 1, 2020.
According to a story in the New London Day, Blacker was removed as the authority was set to vote on a $157 million plan to redevelop State Pier in New London into a staging area for the offshore wind industry back in February 2020.
Blacker said the authority had negotiated the deal in secret, excluding the public, and had broken the law repeatedly.
You can read The Day’s article HERE