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Notorious CT After-Hours Club Raided, Nets 3 Arrests, More To Come, Police Say Notorious CT After-Hours Club Raided, Nets 3 Arrests, More To Come, Police Say
Notorious CT After-Hours Club Raided, Nets 3 Arrests, More To Come, Police Say After several years of responding to assaults, shootings, stabbings, and a murder at a Connecticut address, police raided the residence and made several arrests. The incident occurred in New Haven County on Saturday, July 13, at 190 Grove St., in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, the purpose of the search was to recover evidence from a recent assault that occurred at the property. McKay said many of the problems have arisen due to an after-hours event on the second floor of the building. He added that the operation on July 13 occurred at 2:45 a.m. and was a col…
Woman, Teen Charged After 24-Year-Old Shot, Killed During Party At CT Residence Woman, Teen Charged After 24-Year-Old Shot, Killed During Party At CT Residence
Woman, Teen Charged After 24-Year-Old Shot, Killed During Party At CT Residence A woman and teen have been charged after a 24-year-old Connecticut man was shot and killed allegedly by a 17-year-old during a party. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 7:40 a.m., Saturday, July 13, on Evan Lane in Bloomfield. Capt. Stephen Hajdasz of the Bloomfield Police said officers located the victim, a Bloomfield resident, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the neck. CRP was immediately initiated, and when an ambulance arrived, he was pronounced dead on the scene, Hajdasz said. Detectives were able to quickly identify the shooter and take him into custody wit…
Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police
Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DUI and failure to drive right after he was seen swerving in the roadway at a high rate of speed. Dylan Herbert, age 32, of Wilton, was charged around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, in New Canaan during a selective enforcement in the area of Old Stamford Road and Jelliff Mill Road. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, Herbert was spotted by officers traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Stamford Road and swerving in the roadway. While speaking with Herbert, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage…
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police A 36-year-old man faces a long list of charges after shoplifting from a Connecticut mall, threatening security with what appeared to be a gun, and leading officers on a chase that ended in a residential garage, police announced.  On Wednesday, July 3, just before 5 p.m., security at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford reported to the police that a suspect had threatened them. The suspect then fled into the woods behind the Old Glory Store at 1250 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in New Haven County. According to Milford Police, officers learned that the suspect had first encountered mall se…
Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County
Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County A Fairfield County Police officer was charged with stalking and fear of safety, among other charges, in connection with a domestic violence case. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police Department, Officer Dani Soto, was arrested on Wednesday, July 3, following a criminal investigation that began in May into domestic violence allegations. Soto, age 47, of Bridgeport, has been on administrative leave during the investigation. With the department since 2017, Soto was charged with: Five counts of stalking -- fear of physical safety Four counts of unlawful restraint 22 cou…
Norwalk Man, 27, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Norwalk Man, 27, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old
Norwalk Man, 27, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old A Fairfield County man is being held on a $750,000 bond after being charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old. In May of 2023, the Norwalk Police Department’s Special Victims Unit began to investigate an incident where a 4-year-old was reported to have been sexually assaulted by Ricardo Cruz Cisneros, age 27. According to Sgt. Ryan. Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the investigation led to an arrest warrant to be issued on Monday, July 1, for Cisneros.  During the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 2, Cisneros was seen driving in Norwalk. Evart said th…
Angry Trio Assaults Bouncers In Separate Incidents At CT Restaurant, Police Say Angry Trio Assaults Bouncers In Separate Incidents At CT Restaurant, Police Say
Angry Trio Assaults Bouncers In Separate Incidents At CT Restaurant, Police Say Three women are facing charges after allegedly assaulting bouncers at a Connecticut restaurant in separate incidents. The alleged attacks happened in New Haven County, at Stonebridge Restaurant on Daniel Street. Milford Police said they were first called at around 11 p.m. Friday, June 28, when off-duty officers working a private detail witnessed 19-year-old Gisell Materan, of New Haven, throwing up inside the restaurant. When bouncers attempted to remove her from the property, Materan punched the employee in the face and spit on Milford officers as they arrested her, according to police. …
Westport Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn Westport Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn
Westport Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly possessing child pornography following an investigation.  Brian Myers, age 29, of Westport, was arrested on Friday, June 28, after Westport Police received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding a "questionable" search history on his electronic devices, said Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police. Woods said the investigation began Wednesday, June 26, after receiving the tip. On June 28, officers visited Myers, and he admitted to possessing child pornography and provided…
CT Officer Seriously Injured, Hospitalized After Punch To Face CT Officer Seriously Injured, Hospitalized After Punch To Face
CT Officer Seriously Injured, Hospitalized After Punch To Face A Connecticut police officer who responded to a report of a fight was seriously injured and hospitalized after being punched in the face. The incident occurred in New Haven around midnight on Saturday, June 22, in the Fair Haven area of town. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to an address in the Fair Haven section of the city on the report of a fight in progress.  When they arrived, officers located a man, later identified as Wesley Gill, attacking a woman, Bruckhart said. A crowd of people, including young children, were surrounding…
CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window
CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window Connecticut State Police had to smash a window and use a taser on a 24-year-old man before charging him with alleged drunk driving.  The incident occurred in Middlesex County around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, on 1-91 northbound in Middletown between the rest area and Exit 20.  According to State Police, troopers found a black GMC Sierra pickup with a Massachusetts license plate parked in the right climbing lane and several damaged DOT traffic cones.  The truck's engine was running, and the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, state police said. Troopers attempted …
CT Man Nabbed Breaking Into Shop After Chase CT Man Nabbed Breaking Into Shop After Chase
CT Man Nabbed Breaking Into Shop After Chase A Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly being caught inside burglarizing a smoke shop. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at the LVL Up Smoke Shop in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, a patrol officer responded to the store after receiving a burglar alarm notice. When he arrived, the officer determined a man was inside the business, which was closed. As he waited outside for backup, the man, later identified as New London County resident Williams Maaseiyh, age 28, of Norwich, came out the front door, saw th…
Suspect On Run Following CT High-Speed Crash, Guns, Drugs Seized Suspect On Run Following CT High-Speed Crash, Guns, Drugs Seized
Suspect On Run Following CT High-Speed Crash, Guns, Drugs Seized Police in New Haven County are searching for a suspect who allegedly ran a red light at a high rate of speed in a Mercedes and slammed into another vehicle, knocking down a light pole and injuring several. The incident occurred in the town of Orange around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Boston Post Road in the left lane approaching Lambert Road. According to the Orange Police, the 2016 Mercedes C300. passed a police cruiser in the right lane, traveling at a high rate of speed.   Seven seconds later, the vehicle ran a red traffic signal at the intersection and collided with …
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say 19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say A 19-year-old man faces assault charges after allegedly confronting and punching a 14-year-old victim at a Connecticut park, police announced. The events leading up to the arrest began in Tolland County on Saturday, June 15, just after 4:30 p.m., when a disturbance and assault was reported at Olympic Park in Stafford, Connecticut State Police announced on Monday, June 17.  According to authorities, responding troopers found an uninjured 14-year-old victim who said they were not injured and that the suspect had run into the woods before police arrived.  An adult witness at the sce…
CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police
CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police A Connecticut man walking on a city street with a crossbow and a beer was nabbed by patrol officers after receiving numerous 911 calls of a man carrying a rifle.  The incident occurred in New Haven County on Wednesday, June 12, around 5 p.m. on Main Street in Meriden. According to Sgt. Michael Boothroyd of the Meriden Police, the callers said the man was wearing a backpack and a bulletproof vest, had a rifle slung over his shoulder, and was carrying a beer.  The man told people in the parking lot that they should “kill themselves” and that he “was waiting for the police…
Man Charged With Drug Sales After Months-Long Danbury Investigation Man Charged With Drug Sales After Months-Long Danbury Investigation
Man Charged With Drug Sales After Months-Long Danbury Investigation A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged illegal drug sales after complaints from residents led to a months-long investigation. Arpit Soni, age 28, of Danbury, was arrested on Thursday, June 6, following an investigation by the Danbury Police, Brookfield Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. According to Erin Henry of the Danbury Police, detectives had received complaints from concerned citizens about illegal drug sales by Soni, who was the target of the investigation.  Detectives had court-authorized search warrants for Soni's person, car, and home. Detect…
Man Walks Out Of CT Pizzeria With Bloody Knife After Stabbing Victim Inside, Police Say Man Walks Out Of CT Pizzeria With Bloody Knife After Stabbing Victim Inside, Police Say
Man Walks Out Of CT Pizzeria With Bloody Knife After Stabbing Victim Inside, Police Say A 36-year-old man was apprehended outside of a Connecticut pizzeria after stabbing a victim inside the eatery's bathroom, police said.  The incident happened in Tolland County on Wednesday, June 5 just after 10:30 p.m., when a man was reported to be armed with a knife at Andover Pizza at 130 Jonathan Trumbull Hwy. (Route 6), according to Connecticut State Police. Arriving troopers saw Middlesex County resident Samuel Bitcon of Portland walk out of the pizzeria while holding a bloody knife and drew their weapons, ordering him to drop the weapon. After he complied, he was detained, polic…
Stamford Man Admits To Bank Robbery Spree In Fairfield County Stamford Man Admits To Bank Robbery Spree In Fairfield County
Stamford Man Admits To Bank Robbery Spree In Fairfield County A man is facing years in prison after pleading guilty to three bank robberies in Connecticut. Francesco Pensiero, "Frank," age 51, of Stamford, admitted the 2020 robberies on Tuesday, June 4, according to Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, Pensiero and an associate robbed the Chase Bank located at 2855 Main St., in Stratford.  During the robbery, Pensiero's associate displayed a handgun to the teller and gave the teller a note that said, "This is a robbery. Give me al…
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash The identities have been released of a man and woman along with the charges they are facing after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied with the officer’s commands and exited the van he…
Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor
Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor A Fairfield County man is behind bars on a $1 million bond after being charged with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. Marc Lugo, age 30, of Norwalk, was charged on Friday, May 31 following a months-long investigation. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received a complaint of sexual assault of a minor in February. The Special Victims Unit assumed the investigation. During the investigation, detectives identified Lugo as the suspect in the assault and secured a warrant for his arrest through Stamford Superior Court. On May 31, Special Vic…
Norwalk Drug Dealer Busted During Raid Of Apartment, Cops Say Norwalk Drug Dealer Busted During Raid Of Apartment, Cops Say
Norwalk Drug Dealer Busted During Raid Of Apartment, Cops Say An alleged Fairfield County drug dealer was busted with a substantial amount of fentanyl and other drugs during a warrant search of his apartment. Keith Johnson, age 33, of Norwalk, was arrested on Tuesday, May 28, at the Waypointe Apartment Complex in Norwalk. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, members of the department's Special Services Division, assisted by members of the Patrol Division, executed the search warrants following a surveillance of the apartment complex. During the search, Podgorski said a large amount of narcotics was seized including: 1,167 folds …
Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes
Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes Three Connecticut men were apprehended after an incident involving a woman in a CVS parking lot in New York led to a police chase and separate crashes. The chain of events began around 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Northern Westchester County. The North Castle Police Department received a call from a person reporting a concerning incident that had just occurred in the CVS parking lot at 450 Main St. in Armonk, according to Lt. Thomas McCormack. The caller reported that an unfamiliar vehicle pulled up next to her while sitting in her car in the parking lot.  The man then exited his…
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say A 33-year-old woman was hit with criminal charges after causing a disturbance at a Connecticut middle school and refusing to leave, police said. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera of Milford was arrested following an incident at West Shore Middle School on Wednesday, May 1, Milford Police announced on Wednesday, May 15. According to the department, on the day of the incident, Rivera allegedly caused a disturbance and yelled profanities at the school. She also refused to leave after school staff told her to several times, police said. She was later taken into custody on Friday, Ma…
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…
Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight
Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight Two Connecticut men have been charged in connection with a shooting at a group of people during an argument at a bar. The incident occurred in New Haven around 2 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Taurus B Cafe in the area of Thompson Street and Division Divison Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, during an investigation, Officer Joshua Hurlburt was able to determine that Walter Casteel, age 34, and Demont Simuel, age 31, both of New Haven were involved in an argument at the Taurus B Cafe with another group of people.  Following the argument…
Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Home, Assaulting Man Inside: Police Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Home, Assaulting Man Inside: Police
Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Home, Assaulting Man Inside: Police Two men face a long list of charges after forcing their way into a Connecticut home and attacking a man inside, police announced.  Hartford County residents Amjid Khan, age 38, and Sher Ali Khan, age 51, both from New Britain, were arrested on Monday, Jan. 29 in connection with a home invasion in the New Haven County town of Naugatuck, Naugatuck Police announced on Thursday, Feb. 1.  According to the department, the duo entered a home on Ridge Road on Monday and assaulted a man inside.  After police were called to the scene, they found evidence of forced entry and …
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say A teenager, who had just turned 18, was arrested after police allegedly found him stopped on a highway ramp in Connecticut, his car facing the wrong way. The Hartford County incident happened in the city of Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 31 at around 4:30 a.m. Alex Ortiz, who turned 18 earlier in the month, was allegedly found by police in a 2012 gray Honda Accord stopped on a ramp on Interstate 84 near Exit 50. Connecticut State Police said that Ortiz’s car was facing the wrong way on the ramp and that a firearm was in plain view in the backseat. During a search of the vehicle, Ortiz, a To…
Duo Nabbed After Pulling Out Gun In CT Walmart, Threatening Customers: Police Duo Nabbed After Pulling Out Gun In CT Walmart, Threatening Customers: Police
Duo Nabbed After Pulling Out Gun In CT Walmart, Threatening Customers: Police Two women face a heap of charges after pulling out a loaded firearm while engaging in a verbal dispute with customers at a Connecticut Walmart store, police said. The incident happened in Hartford County on Wednesday, Dec. 27 just before 6 p.m., when a caller told authorities that a person had pulled out a gun during a fight at a Walmart in Manchester at 420 Buckland Hills Dr., according to Manchester Police. Officers soon arrived at the scene and found two suspects as they were leaving the store, identified as Hartford residents Jaida Harris, age 20, and Maya Dawson, age 23.  After a…
Woman Flees Crash Scene Before Discovery Of Dead 2-Year-Old In CT River: Police Woman Flees Crash Scene Before Discovery Of Dead 2-Year-Old In CT River: Police
Woman Flees Crash Scene Before Discovery Of Dead 2-Year-Old In CT River: Police A woman faces charges in connection with a crash that occurred just before a 2-year-old girl was found dead on the banks of the Connecticut River, police announced.  New, updated report - Woman Caused Daughter's Death By Bringing Her Into CT River In Cromwell: Police Middlesex County resident Devoni Miller of Cromwell was arrested in connection with a September 2023 crash that happened just before her child was discovered dead along the Connecticut River, Cromwell Police announced on Thursday, Dec. 21.  Earlier Report - State Police Seek Witnesses To Cromwell Crash, 'Susp…
New England Man, Ex-Head Of 'Recount' News Site Had 'Large' Amount Of Child Porn: Police New England Man, Ex-Head Of 'Recount' News Site Had 'Large' Amount Of Child Porn: Police
New England Man, Ex-Head Of 'Recount' News Site Had 'Large' Amount Of Child Porn: Police A 44-year-old Berkshire County man and former editor-in-chief of a popular news site faces multiple felonies after he allegedly amassed a trove of child sexual abuse material featuring children as young as 3, authorities said. He also took is accused of taking part in discussions on how to abduct and rape children.  Slade Sohmer, of Otis, was arrested on Monday, Nov. 13, following a lengthy investigation and charged with two counts of having child porn and two counts of dissemination of child pornography, the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office said. More charges are expect…
Ax-Wielding Man Uses Racial Slurs, Threatens To Bomb Police In CT: Authorities Ax-Wielding Man Uses Racial Slurs, Threatens To Bomb Police In CT: Authorities
Ax-Wielding Man Uses Racial Slurs, Threatens To Bomb Police In CT: Authorities A Connecticut man was arrested after he threatened a woman during an apparent bias incident, later threatening to bomb troopers after his release, police said. It happened on Monday, Nov. 6 in the New London County town of Colchester, according to Connecticut State Police. At approximately 2:50 p.m., a woman was walking from her home in the area of Harrington Court to a local business. However, as she walked to the business, she was confronted by 57-year-old Joseph Surwill, whose property is adjacent to the parking lot of the business the victim was walking to. Though she did not cros…
18-Year-Old Fatally Stabs Family Member At CT Residence, Police Say 18-Year-Old Fatally Stabs Family Member At CT Residence, Police Say
18-Year-Old Fatally Stabs Family Member At CT Residence, Police Say A Connecticut teen turned himself in to authorities after he fatally stabbed a family member, police say. Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, personnel from Connecticut State Police Troop F say they received a 911 call from Middlesex County resident Matthew Craig, age 18, of the village of Ivoryton, reporting that he had just stabbed a family member several times at a residence in the town of Essex.  Upon Troopers and EMS arrival, the victim was lying on the floor having sustained multiple apparent stab wounds to his chest and back area, according to pol…