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CT Man Charged In Murder-For-Hire Plot, State Police Say
A Connecticut man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill someone who was going to testify against him in court.
Windham County resident Leonard Thuo Mwithiga, age 52, of Putnam, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 4, after an undercover trooper posed as the potential hitman, said the Connecticut State Police.
State Police said they learned of the murder-for-hire plan after a confidential informant man entered the Troop D barracks in Danielson on Saturday, Dec. 2, and said his employer, identified as Mwithiga, requested his assistance wit…
Greenwich Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets: Police
A Fairfield County man faces charges after breaking the door of a deli in Westchester and stealing cash and lottery tickets, police announced.
New, updated report - Man Nabbed For Deli Burglary In Mamaroneck: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say
Greenwich resident Cesar Salazar-Duque, age 36, was arrested by Harrison Police on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in connection with a commercial burglary that happened on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the department said.
According to police, during the burglary, Salazar-Duque allegedly smashed the front glass door of a local deli and food market an…
55-Year-Old Man Standing Outside Tractor-Trailer Struck, Killed In I-95 CT Crash
A 55-year-old man standing outside of his tractor-trailer on I-95 was struck and killed by a passing Volvo in Connecticut.
New Jersey resident Alexis Vincente, of Union City, was struck in New Haven around 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5 on I-95.
When the crash occurred, Vincente was stopped in the gore area of the I-95 South, near the Exit 46 off-ramp in the City of New Haven. The Volvo was traveling on I-95 South, in the deceleration lane adjacent to the Exit 46 off-ramp, said Connecticut State Police.
For an unknown reason, Vincente was outside of the truck at which time the Volvo struc…
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Leaving Scene Of Darien Crash, Police Say
A Fairfield County man has been charged with evading responsibility after he allegedly left the scene of a crash.
Richard Bliss, age 46, of Norwalk, was charged on Thursday, Nov. 30 after turning himself in to Darien Police on a warrant, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police.
According to Skoumbros, Bliss allegedly struck a car from behind, got out of his vehicle, and asked if the woman was okay in the car he struck in the area of Ledge Road and Noroton Avenue, then drove away.
The victim took a photo of the license plate and provided it to Darien Police.
Following his a…
25-Year-Old Nanny Admits Stealing $25K In Items From Stamford Family
A nanny has been charged with larceny after she allegedly stole expensive items from her employer in Fairfield County.
Maria Fermin, age 25, of Stamford, was charged on Monday, Dec. 4 after the family began noticing missing items from their home, said Capt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Pollice.
The family first noticed an expensive camera lens missing, then a tennis bracelet, a purse, and $15,000 cash, Scanlon said.
The family suspected Fermin because they observed Meta photos where Fermin was wearing items identical to the ones they were missing.
Financial Crimes Investigator Vaness…
31-Year-Old CT Man Gunned Down, Suspect Armed, Dangerous, Police Say
A 31-year-old Connecticut man was found gunned down on a city street and the suspect on the run is considered armed and dangerous.
The incident took place in Hartford County around 8:50 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4 in the area of 590 Bloomfield Ave., in Bloomfield.
Timothy Ross, of Bloomfield, was found dead when officers responded to a report of a shooting, according to Capt. Stephen Hajdasz of the Bloomfield Police.
Thus far the investigation resulted in a suspect vehicle description as being a small white SUV-type vehicle with South Carolina registration plate JDD 955, Hajdasz said.
CT Man Accused Of Stealing Property, Cars From Residential Facility
A 30-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after allegedly stealing from an elderly residential facility in New York, police said.
New London County resident David Durlach of Waterford, age 30, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 1 following a long-term investigation into burglaries at a Westchester County elderly residential facility located in Greenburgh.
According to the department, between Monday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 30, Durlach allegedly entered several apartments at the facility and stole property such as negotiable instruments and motor vehicles, Greenbu…
Man Steals Item Worth $800 From Westport HomeGoods, Returns It For Store Credit: Police
A Westchester man faces a larceny charge after stealing an expensive item from a HomeGoods location in Fairfield County, returning it for store credit, and then using this credit to buy more products and ultimately receive a refund on his credit card, police said.
Mount Vernon resident Movado Thomas, age 25, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 16 in connection with his alleged theft of an expensive item from a HomeGoods store in Westport at 1850 Post Rd. East (Route 1), Westport Police announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
According to the department, Thomas's arrest stemmed from an …
Speeding 22-Year-Old Nabbed In Wilton For DUI, Driving On Suspended License, Police Say
A speeding 22-year-old Fairfield County man was charged with allegedly driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.
Pedro Jesus Aguilar Madrid, of Stamford, was stopped on Thursday, Nov. 23, in Wilton driving a Ford Fusion for driving 68 mph in a 30 mph zone, said Wilton Police.
During the stop, Madrid was found to be under the influence of alcohol, said Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police.
Tornello said in addition, Madrid's driver's license was suspended, due to a previous DUI arrest.
He was charged with:
Operating while under suspension
Man Accused Of Trying To Cash Forged Checks At Bank In Wilton
A 48-year-old man was captured after a months-long investigation into identity theft and larceny at a Fairfield County bank.
James Greco, of Wynantskill, New York, located in Rensselaer County, was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 21 on a warrant for the July incident at a Wilton bank.
According to Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police, Greco entered the bank and forged checks in the victim’s name, and then deposited the cash into other accounts.
After an extensive investigation, and with the help of several other law enforcement agencies, Greco was identified as the suspect and …
CT Woman Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Boy, 11, Arrested Again
A Connecticut woman charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy is back in jail after allegedly Snapchatting an underage girl.
Tolland County resident, Alyson Cranick, age 42, of the town of Columbia, was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with violating the rules of her conditions of release on bail, said the Connecticut State Police.
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Cranick, a former school employee, was originally charged on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
According to the arrest warrant provided by state police, Cranic…