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CT Man Steals Car, Crashes Following Police Chase CT Man Steals Car, Crashes Following Police Chase
CT Man Steals Car, Crashes Following Police Chase A man has been arrested on charges including larceny after he allegedly stole a vehicle, committed multiple hit-and-runs, and eventually tried to evade police, causing a chase that ended in yet another crash.  The New London County incident occurred on Wednesday, May 22 in the city of New London. Just after 11:30 a.m. that morning, a Connecticut State Police officer saw a white 1999 Isuzu NPR truck driving south on I-95 over the Gold Star Bridge with yellow lobster cages loaded in the back. The truck had previously been reported as stolen from Narragansett, Rhode Island, and also wa…
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash In Norwalk Causes Days-Long Closure New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash In Norwalk Causes Days-Long Closure
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash In Norwalk Causes Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A stretch of I-95 in Connecticut has now fully reopened three days after a fire involving a tanker with 8,500 gallons of gas days earlier. Northbound lanes on the stretch in Norwalk reopened Saturday evening, May 4. Lanes opened on the southbound side reopened late Sunday morning, May 5, earlier than had been expected. The first image above was taken around 11 a.m. Sunday. The blaze broke out after a crash on Thursday, May 2 near exits 14 and 15 between the truck and a passenger vehicle at around 6 a.m.  The tanker fire was raging for…
Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure
Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A closure in both directions on I-95 in Connecticut caused by an early morning crash and fire involving a tanker with thousands of gallons of gas will last for several days as a damaged overpass is removed, authorities have now announced. New Update - Watch Live - Work In Progress: Crews Repair Fire-Damaged I-95 Stretch The incident happened at the outset of the morning commute on Thursday, May 2 in Norwalk near exits 14 and 15. "Extensive damage occurred to the Fairfield Avenue overpass bridge," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The Connecticut Dep…
Road Rage: Man Nabbed For Incident In Darien Road Rage: Man Nabbed For Incident In Darien
Road Rage: Man Nabbed For Incident In Darien A 24-year-old man who allegedly pointed a BB gun at a tow truck driver on I-95 in Fairfield County and slowed down to 5 mph has been charged by state police. Dae Jesus Acosta, age 24, of Central Falls, Rhode Island, was arrested around 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 29, in Darien for a road rage incident. According to Connecticut State Police, a tow truck driver called 911 after Acosta, who was trying to merge onto I-95 in Darien, in front of the truck slowed down to 5 mph and then pointed what looked like a gun at the driver. He kept following the car for several miles.  A responding troop…
Video Shows Moment Trooper Struck By Car During Bridgeport Traffic Stop Video Shows Moment Trooper Struck By Car During Bridgeport Traffic Stop
CT Trooper Struck By Car During I-95 Bridgeport Traffic Stop An officer-worn body camera was rolling when a Connecticut State Police trooper was struck by a car during a highway traffic stop. The Fairfield County incident happened at around 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, on I-95 in Bridgeport. According to the agency’s accident report, the trooper’s SUV was parked behind another car on the right shoulder of the interstate south of Exit 30 when a driver in the center lane lost control and struck the metal guardrail. The out-of-control driver then struck the trooper and crashed into the back of his patrol car, which was then pushed into the first vehicle…
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit A 35-year-old man allegedly wielding an axe at a gas station in Fairfield County was apprehended by police after a foot chase. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Hemlock Hardware at 1860 Post Road. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police officers responded to the hardware store after receiving a report of a suspicious man. On the scene, officers found Orlando Roper of New York City behaving erratically, Stahl said.  Roper was behind his vehicle parked near an adjacent business, brandishing an axe, Stahl said. Despite offic…
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges, including operating under the influence, following a crash with his children in the car in which he had to be revived with Narcan, police say. The incident occurred on I-95 in Westport on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Alexander Gomez, age 33, of Westport, was charged on Thursday, April 11, by Connecticut State Police following an investigation. According to the arrest report, a state police officer was patrolling I-95 in Westport when he saw a grey Infiniti travel across all three travel lanes into the grassy area of the Exit 18 gore area. The…
State Police Investigating Carjacking At I-95 Rest Stop State Police Investigating Carjacking At I-95 Rest Stop
State Police Investigating Carjacking At I-95 Rest Stop Connecticut State Police are investigating an alleged carjacking at an I-95 rest stop. The incident took in New Haven County around 5:40 a.m., Wednesday, March 27 at the northbound rest stop, state police said. A preliminary report indicates that there were no injuries and an investigation is underway. Police did not release the make of the car or how many people were involved. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say
Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say A 19-year-old and two juveniles were nabbed for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle after a Fairfield County homeowner was alerted to the crime by a Ring doorbell. The incident took place in Westport around 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 26 at a residence near Compo Beach. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, the resident reported that their Ring doorbell camera activated when a suspect entered a vehicle parked in the driveway. They also said a dark-colored vehicle was waiting in the street.  Westport Police were on the scene almost immediately and set up a perimeter…
911 Call Leads Troopers To Greenwich I-95 Wrong-Way Driver 911 Call Leads Troopers To Greenwich I-95 Wrong-Way Driver
911 Call Leads Troopers To Greenwich I-95 Wrong-Way Driver A 911 call led Connecticut State Police to apprehend a wrong-way driver from New York in Fairfield County who was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The incident occurred in Greenwich around 1:40 a.m. on Friday, March 22 on I-95 near Exit 3. According to Connecticut State Police, as troopers were dispatched to the location, Troop G desk personnel began observing DOT highway camera images and identified a red vehicle stopped on the shoulder south of the Exit 3 entrance ramp.  On the cameras, desk personnel saw the red vehicle begin traveling in reverse on the ri…
Fairfield Man Charged With DUI On I-95 In Westport After Wrong-Way Crash Fairfield Man Charged With DUI On I-95 In Westport After Wrong-Way Crash
Fairfield Man Charged With DUI On I-95 In Westport After Wrong-Way Crash A Fairfield County man was charged with allegedly driving the wrong way on I-95 while drunk and then crashing. The incident occurred in Westport around 3;15 a.m., Sunday, March 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Cory Gomes. age 22, of Fairfield, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on I-95 near Exit 17 in Westport in a Honda CRV when he drove through a construction area and crashed. While speaking with Gomes, who was slightly injured, troopers said his eyes appeared bloodshot and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Troopers…
Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say
Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say A Fairfield County man driving a blue 2016 BMW was charged with racing another BMW after he allegedly fled from police when they attempted to stop the duo. The incident began around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, in New Haven County in Milford when Milford Police notified Connecticut State Police of the two vehicles on I-95.  According to state police, a responding trooper located two BMWs on I-95 northbound in the area of Exit 44, weaving in and out of traffic and traveling at speeds of excess of 90 mph.  When troopers attempted to stop the cars, the blue BMW took off cut…
Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport
Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly strangling and beating his girlfriend after reading her text messages. Denis Mora Blanco, age 28, of Norwalk, was charged in Westport on Friday, Feb. 2, after being stopped on I-95 without headlights and a bumper dragging on the ground. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, during the stop, the officer noticed that Blanco had scratches to his face and fresh blood on his clothing.  In the passenger seat was a woman who was later identified as being in a dating relationship with Blanco. The woman had sign…
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At Fairfield McDonald's Sparks Outrage 'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At Fairfield McDonald's Sparks Outrage
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At Fairfield McDonald's Sparks Outrage A pricey breakfast sandwich purchased at a Connecticut McDonald’s is sparking outrage on social media. The Fairfield County breakfast order, which was shared by Bespoke Investment Group on X, was placed on Saturday, Jan. 27 just off of I-95 in the town of Fairfield, according to the posted picture of the receipt. “What has the world come to??” the user asked, showing that the receipt included two Egg McMuffins, costing a total of $14.58 — or $7.29 each — and a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle for another $7.19. “Outrageous pricing,” Bespoke wrote. $7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuf…
Bridgeport Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash In Fairfield Was Lead Singer For Popular Band Bridgeport Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash In Fairfield Was Lead Singer For Popular Band
Bridgeport Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash In Fairfield Was Lead Singer For Popular Band The lead singer for one of the most popular bands in Connecticut killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-95, is being remembered for his voice, and for being a nice person. IDs Released For Victims In Double-Fatal I-95 Fairfield Crash: Police Seek Witnesses William "Billy" Foster, of the band Billy and the Showmen, died in the town of Fairfield around 12:10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26 just before Exit 22. According to Connecticut State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed a tractor-trailer and two cars were traveling on I-95 northbound when the second vehicle identified as a 2018 Che…
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Westport Hit-Run: Police 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Westport Hit-Run: Police
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Westport Hit-Run: Police A young Connecticut woman has been arrested for a hit-and-run that she committed over a month before, police announced. The Fairfield County crash happened on Saturday, Nov. 25 in Westport, according to the town’s police department. At approximately 8:15 p.m. that day, Alexandra Hamer, age 21, of Westport, was involved in the incident on Saugatuck Avenue near I-95, police said. Though she fled the scene, an investigator was able to obtain dashcam footage of the crash, which allegedly confirmed that she was the perpetrator. A warrant for Hamer’s arrest was issued on Saturday, Dec. 23, a…
Man Nabbed Driving Mercedes 120 MPH On I-95 In CT, Police Say Man Nabbed Driving Mercedes 120 MPH On I-95 In CT, Police Say
Man Nabbed Driving Mercedes 120 MPH On I-95 In CT, Police Say A 26-year-old man was charged with alleged reckless driving after he was clocked going 120 mph in a Mercedes -Benz on I-95 in Connecticut. New York resident Zhicheng Wu, of Flushing, Queens, was stopped in Middlesex County around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the area of Westbrook. Connecticut State Troopers spotted Wu passing traffic at a high rate and clocked him at speeds of 120 mph in a 65 mph zone, the department said. Following a brief on-scene investigation, Wu was taken into custody without incident and charged with reckless driving. Wu was later released on a $500 cash/surety bond…
CT Man Killed In I-95 Rollover Crash CT Man Killed In I-95 Rollover Crash
CT Man Killed In I-95 Rollover Crash A 77-year-old Connecticut man was killed after he allegedly lost control of his SUV and veered off the roadway, hitting a rock wall. New Haven County resident Peter Botarelli, age 77, of Guilford, was killed around 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, on I-95 in Branford. According to Connecticut State Police, Botarelli was traveling south on I-95 when he lost control of his 2009 Nissan Xterra 4.0. The SUV then exited the roadway and struck a traffic control sign and roadside rock wall, state police said. The collision caused the SUV to roll over and eject Botarelli. He was the only…
Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say A 35-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in a car. The incident occurred in Westport around 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 on the Sherwood Island Connector. According to Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police, New Haven County resident Antonio Trusty, of Waterbury, was arrested after receiving information from his girlfriend that she was assaulted in a car and prevented from calling 911. Trusty fled the scene and got a ride with a Door Dash driver who was stopped driving in the wrong direction on the I-95 entrance ramp, Woods said. Trusty was loca…
Man Nabbed For Darien Bank Robbery By GPS Tracker, Police Say Man Nabbed For Darien Bank Robbery By GPS Tracker, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Darien Bank Robbery By GPS Tracker, Police Say A 42-year-old man has been charged with a bank robbery after a GPS device placed in the money bag led to the vehicle used during the heist in Connecticut. The suspect was charged with robbery on Friday, Nov. 10 after he was extradited on a warrant from a Massachusetts correctional facility for the crime that took place in 2021 in Fairfield County on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, officers in the town of Darien responded to the Peoples Bank located at 25 Old Kings Highway on an active hold-up alarm.  While responding to the bank, officers were advised that a GPS tracker was on the mo…
CT Man Accused Of Using Police Lights So He Could Get To Work Faster CT Man Accused Of Using Police Lights So He Could Get To Work Faster
CT Man Accused Of Using Police Lights So He Could Get To Work Faster A Connecticut man has been charged with allegedly impersonating a police officer after he was found to have police lights inside his Dodge Challenger so that he could get to work faster. New London County resident Michael Marshall, 43, of Groton, was charged on Wednesday, Oct. 25 during a stop on I-95. According to Connecticut State Police, an on-duty trooper out of Bridgeport after observing the Challenger displaying several steady red and blue illuminated lights.  A run of the license plate found the vehicle did not belong to a law enforcement agency, state police said. When asked …
Demolition To Begin On Bridge Over I-95: Lane Closures, Traffic Stops Planned Demolition To Begin On Bridge Over I-95: Lane Closures, Traffic Stops Planned
Demolition To Begin On Bridge Over I-95: Lane Closures, Traffic Stops Planned Demolition work on a busy bridge over I-95 in Westchester is set to bring lane closures, traffic stops, and other delays as part of a three-year project that will eventually replace the structure.  Demolition at the North Avenue bridge over the roadway in New Rochelle will begin on Monday, Oct. 30 and is set to last around three weeks, the New York Thruway Authority announced.  The work, which is part of a $31.8 million project to replace the 65-year-old bridge, will require lane closures and traffic stops on both I-95 and North Avenue, officials said. Once demolition begins, this…
9 Charged In Westport Burglaries, Theft Of Vehicles From Homes, Garages 9 Charged In Westport Burglaries, Theft Of Vehicles From Homes, Garages
9 Charged In Westport Burglaries, Theft Of Vehicles From Homes, Garages Nine suspects ages 12 to 20 have been charged in connection with a series of attempted burglaries of homes and garages and thefts of vehicles in Fairfield County. The latest incident took place in Westport around 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 23 when police were altered by the Fairfield Police to be on the lookout for a car that was that was reported to occupied by three suspects wearing masks, said Lt. Anthony Prezioso, of the Westport Police. Prezioso said the suspects had been seen trying door handles of vehicles in residential driveways and had reportedly made at least one observ…
CT Man Nabbed For Taking Part In Large Street Takeover, Police Say CT Man Nabbed For Taking Part In Large Street Takeover, Police Say
CT Man Nabbed For Taking Part In Large Street Takeover, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with taking part in a large street takeover on a dirt bike, driving recklessly and causing a traffic nightmare. The incident took place in New Haven County in Milford on Saturday, July 8 around 7 p.m. on Boston Post Road near the I-95 entrance ramp. According to Milford Police, more than 300 dirt bikes,  ATVs and motorcycles drove through Milford causing many traffic delays and violations. During the incident, a dirt bike rider drove up on the left side of a police cruiser in the left lane where it branches off westbound on Cherry Street, M…
Man Crossing I-95 In Stamford Hit, Killed By Tractor-Trailer Man Crossing I-95 In Stamford Hit, Killed By Tractor-Trailer
Man Crossing I-95 In Stamford Hit, Killed By Tractor-Trailer A man who was crossing I-95 was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer in Fairfield County. The crash took place around 8:45 p.m. in Stamford on Sunday, Sept. 17 near Exit 8. According to the Connecticut State Police, a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound in the right lane when an unidentified man crossing the highway was struck in the right lane. The victim was transported to Stamford Hospital where he was pronounced dead, state police said. Police are waiting for identification from the Connecticut Officer of the Chief Medical Examiner. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured.&nbs…
'Get Ready For A Winter Wonderland': Old Farmer's Almanac Releases 2023-24 Forecast 'Get Ready For A Winter Wonderland': Old Farmer's Almanac Releases 2023-24 Forecast
'Get Ready For A Winter Wonderland': Old Farmer's Almanac Releases 2023-24 Forecast The mild winter of 2022-23 may become a distant memory with more typical conditions expected in 2023-24, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. "The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts snow, seasonable cold, and all of winter’s delights," states the publication, which has been making long-term weather forecasts since 1792. "This winter’s forecast is sure to excite snow bunnies and sweater lovers alike, promising a whole lot of cold and snow across North America." In the Northeast,  snow will arrive beginning in November, with storms, showers, and flurries continuing through the sta…
Norwalk Woman Driving Wrong Way On I-95 Charged With DUI Norwalk Woman Driving Wrong Way On I-95 Charged With DUI
Norwalk Woman Driving Wrong Way On I-95 Charged With DUI A 34-year-old Connecticut woman was busted for allegedly driving under the influence after she was stopped driving in the wrong direction on I-95. Fairfield County resident Kelsey McManus, of Norwalk, was charged around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 in New Haven County in Milford, said the Connecticut State Police. According to state police, troopers responded to the area of Exit No. 39 in Milford for a report of a silver Subaru Forester driving south in the northbound lanes. As troopers were pulling over McManus they were advised the Subrau had struck another vehicle. No injuries were rep…
Fairfield Woman, 44, Killed In I-95 Westport Crash Fairfield Woman, 44, Killed In I-95 Westport Crash
Fairfield Woman, 44, Killed In I-95 Westport Crash A Fairfield County woman was killed after allegedly running into the back of a tanker on I-95 that was stopped for backed-up traffic. Julia Delva Clarke, age 44, of Fairfield, was killed around 12:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21, in Westport, said the Connecticut State Police. A preliminary investigation found that Clarke was traveling north in the right lane in a 2019 Porsche Macan when she ran into the back of a Freightliner Cascadia which was towing a Kenworth tanker, state police said. State Police said Clarke was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained susp…
Fairfield Fire Truck Hit By Speeding Pickup At I-95 Crash Scene Fairfield Fire Truck Hit By Speeding Pickup At I-95 Crash Scene
Fairfield Fire Truck Hit By Speeding Pickup At I-95 Crash Scene A fire truck was damaged when a pickup truck allegedly rammed into it on I-95 in Fairfield County as police and fire were working at an earlier crash on the highway. The incident took place in Fairfield around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 in the southbound lanes of the highway. The Fairfield Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle crash with injuries at Exit 21 and Mill Plain Road, said Fairfield Fire Department officials. Engine 4 was traveling on the southbound side and stopped realizing the vehicle was on fire and unknown if it was occupied.  At the s…
Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle I-95 Collision In Westport Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle I-95 Collision In Westport
Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle I-95 Collision In Westport A 35-year-old was killed in a two-vehicle crash on a stretch of I-95 in Fairfield County. It happened just before 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 on the northbound side in Westport when Connecticut State Police say a motorcycle collided with a car in front of it. The victim, identified as Frank Brown, of Waterbury, was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. None of the five people in the other vehicle, a 2007 Honda Odyssey, was injured.
I-95 Crash In Westport Backs Up Traffic For Miles I-95 Crash In Westport Backs Up Traffic For Miles
I-95 Crash In Westport Backs Up Traffic For Miles A box truck crash on a stretch of I-95 backed up traffic for miles during the evening commute. The incident took place in Fairfield County around 5 p.m. on the southbound side near Exit 17 in Westport. As firefighters were finishing clearing a tractor-trailer crash on I-95 in Westport, they received a second call for another rash just an exit away. The first arriving units found a box truck on its side over the concrete barrier on the left side of the highway within a construction zone, said Assistant Westport Fire Chief Brett Kirby. The crash site.Westport Fire Department The two occ…