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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 Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police
Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police A 29-year-old woman is facing manslaughter charges in connection with a suspected DWI, wrong-way crash on I-84 in Connecticut that killed a woman and toddler. The Hartford County wreck happened on I-84 in West Hartford, near Exit 44, at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2023. Connecticut State Police said Michelle Miller, of Wolcott in New Haven County, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta sedan westbound on I-84 when she lost control and drove into the grassy median. After crossing the median, she went up an embankment and into the eastbound lanes where she struck an oncoming Subaru Impreza sedan. The…
Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides
Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Two deaths of two Connecticut men who were found in a burning car in May have been deemed homicides by the state Medical Examiner's Office. Related: IDs Released For 2 Bodies Found In Burned Vehicle In Oxford The two men, David J. Rivera, age 36, and Carlos O. Calderon, age 39, both of Hartford, were found in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to the Connecticut State Police, the fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside. Shortly after the incident, the medic…
CT 23-Year-Old Woman Found Shot Dead In Car, Second Victim Survives CT 23-Year-Old Woman Found Shot Dead In Car, Second Victim Survives
CT 23-Year-Old Woman Found Shot Dead In Car, Second Victim Survives Two people were found shot in separate vehicles, including a 23-year-old Connecticut woman who was found dead, when police responded to a report of a shooting.  The incident occurred in Hartford around 12:50 a.m., Friday, July 5, in the area of 40 Cleveland Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, officers located two victims, a woman identified as Shamyria Williams of Hartford.  Williams was unresponsive on scene and was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Boisvert said. The man, also in his 20s, was …
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut: Breakdown By County Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut: Breakdown By County
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut: Breakdown By County Thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast. At around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, a total of around 2,400 customers in Connecticut are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Here's a breakdown by counties: Tolland - 623 Hartford - 436 Middlesex - 345 Litchfield - 312 New London - 233 Windham - 202 New Haven - 105 Fairfield - 103 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region from around midday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
CT Man Started Explicit Chat With Girl On Day Before Being Sentenced For Sexual Assault: Feds CT Man Started Explicit Chat With Girl On Day Before Being Sentenced For Sexual Assault: Feds
CT Man Started Explicit Chat With Girl On Day Before Being Sentenced For Sexual Assault: Feds Following a months-long investigation, a 26-year-old Connecticut man faces federal child pornography charges after having sexually explicit conversations over the internet with a young girl, officials announced.  Hartford resident Marvyn Escobar was arrested on Tuesday, June 25 in connection with an investigation into child pornography, according to Hartford Police Lieutenant Aaron Boisvert.  According to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, an investigation conducted by Hartford Police and the FBI found that Escobar used the Discord social media platform…
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7;15 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 48,000 customers in Connecticut are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in Hartford and Litchfield counties, with a combined 33,808. Here's a breakdown by counties in the state: Hartford - 21,009 Litchfield - 12,799 Middlesex - 4,886 Windham - 4,099 Tolland - 2,300 Fairfield - 1,290 New Haven - 1,160 New London - 223 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say
Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say A Connecticut man is being held on a $1 million bond after hitting and killing a construction worker in a crash while allegedly driving recklessly.  Hartford County resident Jose Diaz-Nieves, age 54, of East Hartford, was killed around 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, after being hit by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Tommy Nguyen, of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, patrol officers responded to the area of West Boulevard at South Whitney Street on a report of a construction worker struck by a vehicle.  Officers located Diaz-Nieves, who s…
Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State
Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State A man is in custody for allegedly killing an 18-year-old Connecticut man 17 years earlier. Ramon Smith, age 35, was extradited back to Connecticut from Warren, Maine, on Tuesday, June 4, where he was arrested on a warrant charging him with murder and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the Sunday, March 25, 2007 death of Joshua McClelland of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, on  March 25, 2007, at approximately 6:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of 250 Blue Hills Avenue.  Upon arriv…
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Two people were killed after the disabled vehicle they were standing outside of along a busy Connecticut highway was hit by another car, police said. The events leading up to the crash began in Hartford County on Thursday, June 6 around 1:15 a.m., when a 2004 Honda Accord EX became disabled in the right lane of Route 5/15 South in East Hartford south of the on-ramp from Interstate 84 West. At this time, the three occupants who had been inside the Honda were gathered on the right shoulder.  However, for an unknown reason, one of the occupants and a pedestrian moved to the right lane, a…
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle The Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office has released the identity of two bodies found inside a burned-out vehicle. Related: 2 Found Dead Inside Burning Car In Oxford The incident occurred in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside.  The medical examiner has identified the men as David J. Rivera, age 36, …
Toddler Who Wandered Out Of CT Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say Toddler Who Wandered Out Of CT Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say
Toddler Who Wandered Out Of CT Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say An alleged hit-and-run driver killed a 1-and-a-half-year-old girl after wandering outside of a Connecticut laundromat. The incident occurred in Hartford around 11 p.m., Monday, June 3, in the area of 36 New Britain Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, officers responded to the area after the department received numerous 911 calls reporting a toddler struck by a vehicle. Officers located the child unresponsive in the roadway, Boisvert said. The toddler was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.  "It was determined t…
CT Man Engages In Sexual Conduct With Young Girl For Over 8 Years, Records It: Feds CT Man Engages In Sexual Conduct With Young Girl For Over 8 Years, Records It: Feds
CT Man Engages In Sexual Conduct With Young Girl For Over 8 Years, Records It: Feds A 32-year-old Connecticut man faces federal child exploitation charges after allegedly sexually abusing a young girl for several years and recording it on his phone, officials announced.  Hartford County resident Hernan Ayala of Manchester appeared in Hartford federal court on Thursday, May 30 in connection to child exploitation charges, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Friday, May 31. According to federal officials, in March 2024, Manchester Police received a complaint regarding a young girl who Ayala was allegedly sexually abusing. The girl told o…
CT Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed CT Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed
CT Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed A Connecticut man was killed from an apparent "puncture" wound during a fight. The incident occurred in Hartford around 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, in the 99 New Britain Ave area. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, William Jemison, age 38, of Hartford, was found by officers responding to a report of a fight. Citizens were attempting live-saving measures on Jemison, who was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Boisvert said. The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and assumed the investigation. Th…
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Michelle Troconis, the girlfriend of the estranged husband of the murdered Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, has been sentenced to years in prison. 'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time Stamford/Norwalk State Attorney Paul J. Ferencek announced Friday, May 31, that Troconnis, age 49, formerly of Hartford County in Farmington, was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison, suspended after 14 ½ years served, for conspiring to murder Jennifer Farber Dulos in May 2019 and then covering up the crime. Troconis faced 50 years in pr…
Arrest Made In State Trooper's Hit-Run Death Arrest Made In State Trooper's Hit-Run Death
Arrest Made In State Trooper's Hit-Run Death A 44-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of Trooper Aaron Pelletier, who was killed while making a traffic stop. Related: New Update: Trooper ID’d As Victim In Southington I-84 Crash The incident occurred in Hartford County around 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, on I-84 in Southington. According to the Connecticut State Police, Alex Oyola-Sanchez, age 44, of Hartford, was charged with manslaughter/motor vehicle, among other charges, moments after the fatal crash when his vehicle sustained a tire failure on I-84 in Farmington. He is being held on a $5 mill…
I-84 Wrong-Way Driver Accused Of Being Under Influence I-84 Wrong-Way Driver Accused Of Being Under Influence
I-84 Wrong-Way Driver Accused Of Being Under Influence A motorist driving the wrong way on a stretch of I-84 was under the influence, Connecticut State Police say. At about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, Troop C in Tolland County received several 911 calls reporting a vehicle with its hazard lights illuminated, traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes near Exit 68 in the town of Tolland. As responding troopers were traveling on I-84 eastbound in that area, they observed a vehicle matching the description provided traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.  Troopers then located the accused vehicle, a silver Honda Crosstour, parked on…
These CT Locales Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says These CT Locales Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says
These CT Locales Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says When it comes to putting down your roots, these Connecticut locales are among the best in the nation, according to a brand-new ranking. Two cities in the Constitution State made U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “Best Places to Live in the US” ranking. Researchers pulled data from a variety of sources, including thousands of public survey responses, the US Census Bureau, FBI crime statistics, and school and hospital rankings to come up with the top 150 American cities. Cities were ranked using four key indicators: value, desirability, job market, and quality of life. The following Conn…
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras A Vietnam-era movie filming in Fairfield County is looking for local actors and extras for over a dozen openings.  "Summerhouse" tells the story of a freshly graduated Ned Stern (portrayed by "Somewhere in Queens" actor Jacob Ward) as he waits to get drafted into the Vietnam War.  Stern spends his last summer of freedom caring for a belligerent, wealthy alcoholic man (played by actor Malcolm McDowell) at his lakeside mansion, only to find himself falling in love with a girl while questioning his commitment to his country, according to IMBD. Parts of the movie will …
26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash 26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash
26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash A Connecticut man has died after his truck veered across a highway and rolled over. The crash occurred in Hartford around 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, on Route 5/15 northbound, south of Exit 89. According to the Connecticut State Police, 26-year-old Andrew Joel Saez of Windsor Locks was driving a 2006 Toyota Tundra when, for unknown reasons, the truck veered across the right lane and entered the left lane of the Exit 89 off-ramp. State Police said the truck veered into the right lane, crossed the right shoulder, and entered the grassy area to the right of the off-ramp.  It then rolled…
Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly
Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly A popular Connecticut eatery known for its LBGQ+ events and drag shows has closed suddenly. Tisane Euro-Asian Café, Hartford's iconic tea house and cocktail bar for over 24 years, closed for good on Monday, May 13, with a note on Instagram making the announcement. Owned by Locals 8 Hospitality Group, the group's founder and CEO, Allie Gamble, said Locals 8 is making every effort to relocate Tisane’s staff to positions at other Locals 8 restaurants in the Greater Hartford area.  Gift cards will be honored at all other Locals 8 locations. Any tickets purchased for upcoming events will b…
New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex
New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex New information has been released after two teens were found shot to death in a Connecticut apartment building stairwell when police responded to a report of shots fired. Original report - Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims In Hartford The incident occurred in Hartford around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at 94 Hendicxsen Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert, officers responded after receiving multiple 911 callers reporting shots fired.  The teens, Lavante Brown, age 19, of Hartford, and Aydin Davis, age 16, of Bloomfield, were found in the buildin…
Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims At CT Apartment Complex Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims At CT Apartment Complex
Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims At CT Apartment Complex Two teenagers were killed in an overnight shooting in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story - New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex It happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at an apartment complex in Hartford. The two victims in the incident at 94 Hendricxsen Ave. were found in a stairwell and later pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital.  They were identified as Lavante Brown, age 19, of Hartford, and Aydin Davis, age 16, of Bloomfield, according to NBC Connecticut. The incident is under investigation, and police have not yet re…
CT Man Found In Car With Stab Wound Dies CT Man Found In Car With Stab Wound Dies
CT Man Found In Car With Stab Wound Dies A 41-year-old Connecticut man found stabbed in a vehicle has died from his injuries. Hartford County resident Jason Williamson of Windsor was found unresponsive in a vehicle in the area of 40 Plainfield Street in Hartford, suffering from a stab wound, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police. Boisvert said Hartford firefighters applied attempted life-saving measures until the arrival of EMS. Williamson was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead.  Police say the stabbing happened between Keney Park and Plainfield Street. The Hartford P…
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…
Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT
Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT Four men were charged for allegedly making deals with undercover police to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The arrests occurred in Hartford County on Friday, April 19, at an undisclosed hotel in Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the Special Investigations Division conducted an undercover sting operation to target and combat child exploitation.  The operation was located at an undisclosed hotel within the City of Hartford. Undercover law enforcement personnel assumed the identity of a 15-year-old girl’s aunt on the internet and engaged in dia…
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Fred Neulander, the Cherry Hill rabbi who was convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife, has died in New Jersey State Prison, the DOC website says. Neulander, 82, was observed unresponsive by correctional officers inside a prison infirmary unit on Wednesday, April 17, according to NBCPhiladelphia.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Prison officials have not released a cause of death, however, he was listed as "deceased" on the state's Department of Corrections website. Neulander — the founding rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom of Cherry Hill, a Reform Jewish synagogue — had been…
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…
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 …
CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody
CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody The Connecticut Office of Inspector General is investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who was in police custody. Linda Praylow, of Hartford, died in a holding cell on Sunday, April 7, while in the custody of the Hartford Police. She was arrested on Friday, April 5, for two outstanding warrants and held on a $20,000 bond. Police did not say what the warrants were for. On Sunday, during the early morning hours, Praylow was discovered unresponsive in her cell, Inspector General Robert Devlin Jr. said.  Devlin said Hartford Police rendered medical aid, and American Medi…
Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged After CT Incident Involving 100 ATVs Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged After CT Incident Involving 100 ATVs
Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged After CT Incident Involving 100 ATVs Two men are facing charges after more than 100 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) attempted a street takeover in a Connecticut city. The incident occurred in Hartford around 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the department received numerous complaints from throughout the city regarding a group of ATVs driving recklessly and causing hazardous conditions. Boisvert said the group of 100 or more attempted to conduct a street takeover in the city. Some of the ATVs were seized.  Hartford Police Department In response, the department's street c…