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Man Rides Motorcycle Over 130 MPH On CT Highway, Flees From Trooper: Police Man Rides Motorcycle Over 130 MPH On CT Highway, Flees From Trooper: Police
Man Rides Motorcycle Over 130 MPH On CT Highway, Flees From Trooper: Police A man faces several charges after he was seen driving recklessly at high speeds on a busy Connecticut highway before fleeing attempts to pull him over, police announced.  The arrest stemmed from an incident in Hartford County on Tuesday, April 23, when a Connecticut State Police trooper in Manchester at the intersection of Buckland Hills Drive and Buckland Street saw a motorcyclist weave through traffic and straddle the center dividing lines to cut in front of other stopped vehicles, according to police. The trooper, who was able to record the motorcyclist's license plate, saw him con…
Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say
Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say Three relatives were arrested following a wrong-way traffic stop on a Connecticut highway in which the women allegedly became combative with troopers. The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, on I-84 in Hartford. Connecticut State Police said a trooper was responding to a crash near Exit 46 when they saw a Jeep going westbound in the eastbound lanes.  The Jeep then drove off the roadway into a grassy area before turning around to face east. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and determined that the driver, 34-year-old Brenda Crespo, of East Hartford, had expired…
CT Gas Station Employee Charged With Sex Assault Of Minors In Exchange For Vapes CT Gas Station Employee Charged With Sex Assault Of Minors In Exchange For Vapes
CT Gas Station Employee Charged With Sex Assault Of Minors In Exchange For Vapes A 47-year-old Connecticut gas station employee has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting minors in exchange for nicotine and vape products. Monir Uddin, of Brooklyn, New York, turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Saturday, April 20, for the incident on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Litchfield at the Citgo gas station at 199 West Street. Following an intensive investigation, an arrest warrant from the Connecticut State Police says Uddin sexually assaulted three juveniles behind the store in exchange for the goods.  According to the warrant, Uddin posed with the juveniles …
Police Officer Shoots Person During Disturbance At CT Home Police Officer Shoots Person During Disturbance At CT Home
Police Officer Shoots Person During Disturbance At CT Home An investigation is underway after a police officer shot a person during a disturbance at a Connecticut home.  The incident occurred in New London County around 6:20 p.m., Thursday, April 18, on Norwich Avenue in Colchester. Connecticut State Police said preliminary information indicates that investigators contacted an individual shortly after arriving at the home.  "A Colchester Police officer at the scene discharged their duty weapon at the individual, causing injury," state police said.  No one else in the surrounding area was injured. EMS responded to the address, and …
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say 'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say A Connecticut man has been arrested after he allegedly sent inappropriate messages to a 13-year-old boy for months over Instagram. The New Haven County man, 27-year-old Michael Bernaud of Astonia, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, according to Connecticut State Police. Bernaud met his victim at a grand re-opening event at a restaurant (which the boy’s parents took him to) in December 2023, police said. The young teen then joined an Instagram group for fans of said restaurant, the name of which was not released by police to protect the victim’s identity.  It was then that the vi…
Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway
Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway One person was killed and three others were hospitalized in a two-car Connecticut crash. It happened around 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Windham County on Route 6 (Willimantic Road) in the town of Chaplin, Connecticut State Police said. A 2020 Nissan Murano, operated by a 77-year-old Tolland County man from the town on Mansfield, was traveling eastbound on Route 6 with a passenger in the front seat.  A 2008 Nissan Maxima, driven by a 35-year-old man from the town of Windham, was traveling westbound on Route 6, also with a passenger in the front seat.  The Mur…
President Of Car Club Nabbed In Connection With CT Street Takeover: Police President Of Car Club Nabbed In Connection With CT Street Takeover: Police
President Of Car Club Nabbed In Connection With CT Street Takeover: Police A 21-year-old alleged car club president has been charged in connection with a street takeover event that blocked a busy Connecticut intersection, police announced. Hartford County resident Jaki Haynes of East Hartford turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, April 18 on charges connected to a street takeover event in Tolland County in May 2023, Connecticut State Police announced on Friday, April 19.  According to Haynes' arrest warrant, the investigation leading to the arrest began in May 2023, when several street takeovers occurred throughout Connecticut. These events involved g…
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses after a man was struck on killed while in the HOV of I-84 The incident occurred in Hartford County around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  April 16, on I-84 westbound in East Hartford. According to Connecticut State Police, New York City resident Randy Casado, age 28, of Brooklyn, was walking in the HOV travel lane when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Prius traveling west in the same lane. State police said that after the strike, the Prius came to a stop in the swale between the HOV lane and the left lane. Casado was located in the HOV directl…
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…
1 Dead, 2 Teens Hospitalized Following Head-On CT Crash 1 Dead, 2 Teens Hospitalized Following Head-On CT Crash
1 Dead, 2 Teens Hospitalized Following Head-On CT Crash One 28-year-old man was killed, and two teens were hospitalized following a head-on crash in Connecticut.  The incident occurred in Middlesex County around 6:30 a.m., Monday, April 15, on Saybrook Road in Haddam. According to the Connecticut State Police, an investigation found that a Ford F-150 driven by an 18-year-old man from Ivoryton was heading north on Saybrook Road when it crashed head-on with a Honda Civic heading south. The Honda driver, a New Haven County resident identified as Elijah Isiah Santiago, age 28, of Hamden, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said…
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area Authorities are asking the public for help locating a missing Connecticut woman who has been missing for two weeks. According to Connecticut State Police, Troop L, 44-year-old Litchfield County resident Elizabeth Gyurko of the town of Litchfield, was last seen in Fairfield County in the Danbury area on Sunday, April 7. Police said Gyurko was wearing black jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. She is described as 5 feet, 89 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Connecticut State Police at 860-626-7900 and reference case number 2400148…
I-84 Crash: Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child In CT I-84 Crash: Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child In CT
I-84 Crash: Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child In CT A woman from Massachusetts has been arrested after she allegedly drove drunk and crashed on a Connecticut interstate with her 1-year-old child in the car. The Hartford County crash happened on Saturday, April 13 in the town of Southington, according to Connecticut State Police. Just before 7:30 p.m. that day, 36-year-old Elizabeth Silva was reportedly driving drunk, heading west on I-84 near exit 28 when police said she rear-ended another vehicle, which then spun and crashed into a third car. The three people in the first car Silva hit — a 20-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man, and a 58-…
CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old
CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old A Connecticut man has been accused of sending explicit images to a girl in the Midwest. Detectives at the Jackson Police Department in Missouri determined Litchfield County resident Carter Denlinger, of Bridgewater, sent Snapchats to the 13-year-old in their jurisdiction. Connecticut State Police detectives then joined the investigation, and an arrest warrant was issued in Missouri. Denlinger, age 25, was located in Bridgewater on Friday, April 12, and taken into custody as an extradition arrest, state police said. He is being held on a $1 million dollar bond and is due to …
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT A 32-year-old has been identified as the victim of an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the westbound side in Hartford. A 2012 Honda Pilot EXL was driving near the entrance ramp to I-91 when officials say it hit a pedestrian before stopping in the left lane. The pedestrian, identified as Litchfield County resident Raphael Rodriguez, of Torrington, suffered severe life-threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead, according to …
Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Apartment, Threatening Residents: Police Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Apartment, Threatening Residents: Police
Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Apartment, Threatening Residents: Police Two men were slapped with a heap of criminal charges after invading a Connecticut apartment and threatening those inside with a knife, police announced. The arrests stemmed from an incident in Middlesex County on Tuesday, April 9 just after 7:45 p.m., when a disturbance at a residence on Main Street in Essex was reported to authorities, according to Connecticut State Police. Arriving troopers soon met with two victims inside their apartment who told them they were not injured. The victims then added that two men known to them had broken into the apartment while holding a knife. However, one…
Wrong-Way Danbury Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Newtown, Police Say Wrong-Way Danbury Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Newtown, Police Say
Wrong-Way Danbury Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Newtown, Police Say A 26-year-old has been accused of driving the wrong way while drunk and striking a police cruiser in an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. Just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, Connecticut State Police received the report of the wrong-way driver in the area of Exit 8 in Danbury.  The vehicle was then stopped off Exit 11 in Newtown, state police said.  After an investigation, the operator, 26-year-old Danbury resident Ney Carrasco-Guerrero was placed under arrest and charged with: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and…
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…
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash 17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash A teen girl is dead, and a teen boy was seriously injured in a rollover crash on a busy Connecticut highway. The crash occurred in New Haven on I-91 southbound around 10 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Isabela Jane Osler, age 17, of Branford in New Haven County, was killed after she was ejected from a 1993 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in during the crash with a truck and flatbed trailer. The driver, a New Haven County 17-year-old boy from Hamden, was seriously injured and transported to Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, state police said. Accordin…
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash This story has been updated. A 42-year-old Fairfield County man has been identified as the victim of a fiery single-vehicle crash. The collision occurred around 4:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, on Route 8, south of Exit 7. According to Connecticut State Police, Antoni Marcos Rodrigues-Deoliveira, of Bridgeport, was driving southbound in the right lane when his 2014 Ford Econoline van drifted across both travel lanes, entered the grassy median, and struck the concrete bridge abutment for the White Plains Road overpass.  Following the impact, the van became fully engulfed in f…
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he followed a man into a parking lot and pulled out a gun while yelling at him. The New Haven County incident occurred in Waterbury in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 9. Connecticut State Police said it was about 6:30 a.m. when 46-year-old Hartford County resident Gentjan Korcari, of Southington, pulled into the I-84 Exit 23 commuter parking lot, following a person in a pickup truck. According to a witness, who was in the parking lot waiting for the pickup truck driver, Korcari got out of his black Mercedes-Benz E550 aft…
Alleged Fugitive Discovered In CT After Unrelated 911 Call: Police Alleged Fugitive Discovered In CT After Unrelated 911 Call: Police
Alleged Fugitive Discovered In CT After Unrelated 911 Call: Police A man accused of domestic violence and strangulation in Massachusetts was caught in Connecticut when the cops were called on him for a different reason. The Tolland County incident occurred in the town of Stafford on Friday, April 5, according to Connecticut State Police. On that day, a School Street resident called the authorities on 30-year-old Marcus Lopez to report that he was unwelcome at the home. While police were investigating Lopez, who hails from Stafford, they discovered he had a felony arrest warrant in his name in connection to an alleged domestic assault and strangulation…
Murder-For-Hire: CT Inmate Tried Having 4 Victims, Children Killed, Police Say Murder-For-Hire: CT Inmate Tried Having 4 Victims, Children Killed, Police Say
Murder-For-Hire: CT Inmate Tried Having 4 Victims, Children Killed, Police Say A 31-year-old man imprisoned in Connecticut faces charges after trying to enlist a fellow inmate's help to have four victims killed, including two young children, police said. Jackson, Missouri resident Joshua Peikert, an inmate at Corrigan Correctional Institute in the New London County town of Uncasville, was arrested on Monday, April 1 on charges related to his alleged scheme to have four people killed, Connecticut State Police announced on Thursday, April 4.  According to an arrest affidavit, Peikert's arrest followed an investigation into his plot targeting a 29-year-old woma…
CT Man Charged For 'Displaying' Gun During Road Rage Incident CT Man Charged For 'Displaying' Gun During Road Rage Incident
CT Man Charged For 'Displaying' Gun During Road Rage Incident A Connecticut man was charged with threatening after allegedly displaying a gun during a road rage incident on Route 72. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 1, on westbound Route 72 in Plainville. According to Connecticut State Police, a tow truck operator reported they had been traveling to a call for service on Route 72 eastbound and entered the emergency turnaround area to reach their destination.  The driver explained that as they entered the turnaround a passenger vehicle entered the turnaround at a high rate of speed, nearly colliding wi…
Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed
Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed A pipe bomb was discovered in a Connecticut riverbed by a person using a metal detector along the shoreline.  The incident took place in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2 in the area of Red Bridge at the intersection of Oregon Road and River Road in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrine McKay of the Meriden Police, a person using a metal detector/magnet in the river located what was believed to be a pipe bomb.  McKay said the bomb had been wrapped in a T-shirt and was submerged under the water on the riverbed. Meriden Police evacuated the area and…
Man Struck, Killed Walking In Travel Lanes On CT Roadway Man Struck, Killed Walking In Travel Lanes On CT Roadway
Man Struck, Killed Walking In Travel Lanes On CT Roadway Connecticut State Police are asking for witnesses after a 53-year-old man was struck and killed while walking in the travel lanes of I-91. The crash occurred in North Haven around 9:15 p.m., Monday, April 1 on I-91 northbound adjacent to Exit 9. Connecticut State Police reported that Arthur Taylor, of New Haven, was walking in the travel lanes when a 2020 Ford Explorer struck him. Taylor was thrown into the grass center median where he was pronounced dead on the scene, state police said. No other injuries were reported.  The Explorer was towed from the scene due to disabling da…
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash 25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash A victim has been identified after a fatal three-vehicle overnight crash on a Connecticut roadway. It happened in Hartford County at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, March 20 on I-91 in Rocky Hill. A 2024 Volvo 999 was traveling southbound, north of Exit 22S, in the center lane of three, and a 2018 Acura TLX Tech was traveling directly behind in the center lane, Connecticut State Police said. For an unknown reason, the Acura collided with the rear of the Volvo, and a third vehicle, a 2018 Acura TLX Tech A-Spec, collided with the other Acura. The Acura TLX Tec…
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. 
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On CT Highway Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On CT Highway
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On CT Highway Everyone walked away unscathed after a wrong-way highway driver collided with a Connecticut State Police vehicle. The New Haven County incident happened at around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, on northbound Route 8 in Waterbury. State Police said an elderly man driving a Toyota Prius was reported going the wrong way in the left lane of Route 8 North near exit 36. A trooper working at a nearby highway construction project was responding to the call when the Toyota crashed into the front end of their police cruiser, bringing both vehicles to a stop. Neither the trooper nor the Toyota driver…
'Pig Butchering' Scams: Police In CT Warn Of Fraudulent Investment Schemes 'Pig Butchering' Scams: Police In CT Warn Of Fraudulent Investment Schemes
'Pig Butchering' Scams: Police In CT Warn Of Fraudulent Investment Schemes Authorities are warning Connecticut residents to be wary of complex investment scams targeting victims through online platforms such as dating apps and social media.  In an announcement on Tuesday, March 26, Connecticut State Police warned that there has been an increase in "pig butchering" scams involving scammers convincing victims to invest money into a fake trading platform.  According to state police, the scammer will first contact the victim through dating apps, social media, or professional networking platforms. They will then build trust with the victim over several weeks …
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…
Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say
Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say Authorities in Fairfield County are asking for the public's help in finding a man who stole from a Stop & Shop supermarket.  The theft happened on Monday, March 18 just before 7:30 a.m., when a man stole from the Stop & Shop supermarket in New Fairfield at 25 Route 39, according to Connecticut State Police. The suspect was seen driving a white lifted pickup truck caught on surveillance video released by police on social media. Authorities also released images of the suspect inside the store.  Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to call Officer Cassave…