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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…
25-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash After Losing Control Of Vehicle: Police 25-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash After Losing Control Of Vehicle: Police
25-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash After Losing Control Of Vehicle: Police Authorities are investigating a fatal Connecticut crash that left a 25-year-old man dead. The incident happened in New Haven County on Sunday, June 23 just before 7:30 p.m., when a motorcyclist allegedly lost control and crashed while traveling north on Anderson Avenue near Chaucer Court in the city of Milford, Milford Police said on Thursday, June 27.  The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man, was treated by first responders at the scene and taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he later died.  The victim's identity has not yet been released.  Anyone with information about th…
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody CT Man Dies While In Police Custody
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody A Connecticut man picked up in a grocery store parking lot on warrants died while in police custody. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, in the Big Y Grocery Store parking lot on Boston Post Road in Milford. According to Milford Police, Michael Brown, whose age and address are unknown, was picked up by officers in the grocery store parking lot on several active arrest warrants.  Police said Brown was also a suspect in a reported larceny at another Milford grocery store. Brown was handcuffed and under control, but he appeared to be…
CT Man Claimed Person Stole Gun Charged With Unlawful Discharge Of Firearm CT Man Claimed Person Stole Gun Charged With Unlawful Discharge Of Firearm
CT Man Claimed Person Stole Gun Charged With Unlawful Discharge Of Firearm A Connecticut man has been charged with alleged unlawful discharge of a gun after telling police that someone had entered his home and stolen a gun. The incident occurred in New Haven County on Sunday, May 26, on Foran Road in Milford. According to Milford Police, Douglas Branez, age 32, of Milford, contacted the police department to report that a person had entered his residence, stole a gun, and fled through an opening created by a gunshot that Branez said he made. Police then received a second call reporting a disturbance outside involving an unknown person. Officers arrived …
Bridgeport Inmate Strangled, Death Rule Homicide, ME Says Bridgeport Inmate Strangled, Death Rule Homicide, ME Says
Bridgeport Inmate Strangled, Death Rule Homicide, ME Says A Connecticut man who was arrested for violation of probation was strangled in a cell in a Fairfield County jail. Steven Bailey, age 43, of New Haven, was found dead in a Bridgeport Correctional Center cell around 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, according to the Connecticut State Police. Milford Police had arrested Bailey on Wednesday, March 20, and he was being held for violation of probation on a prior conviction of obscenity with a minor. State Police said after being found, Bailey was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, where he was pronounced dead. The Office of the Chief …
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police A 19-year-old man faces several charges after striking an officer and police vehicle while driving away from a traffic stop in Connecticut, authorities said. The incident leading to the arrest began in New Haven County on Wednesday, May 8, when a Milford Police officer saw a black Acura TSX allegedly slow down in the middle of an intersection and create a backfire while traveling west on Boston Post Road.  According to Milford Police, officers stopped the Acura and approached the vehicle, soon seeing what appeared to be a firearm in the back seat. At this time, the driver, 19-year-old …
CT Man Playing Game With Toy Guns Arrested After Hitting Patrol Cruiser, Police Say CT Man Playing Game With Toy Guns Arrested After Hitting Patrol Cruiser, Police Say
CT Man Playing Game With Toy Guns Arrested After Hitting Patrol Cruiser, Police Say An 18-year-old Connecticut man was arrested after he hit a police car to get away from officers investigating a shots fired incident. New Haven County resident Eric Johnson-Charles, age 18, of Hamden, was arrested in Milford on Saturday, April 27. The incident began when Milford Police responded to the Holiday Inn Express at 278 Old Gate Lane for a possible “shots fired” call.  When they arrived, a black sedan driven by Johnson-Charles struck a police cruiser and took off at a high speed. Officers pursued the vehicle before it eventually stopped on Old Gate Lane, Milfor…
Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Mall Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Mall
Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Mall A Connecticut man was charged with risk of injury to a minor after he was allegedly seen kicking a child in the back at a mall. New Haven County resident Onofre Banegas, age 51, of Hamden, was charged on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Milford at the Connecticut Post Mall. According to Milford Police, mall security reported seeing Banegas have a physical altercation with a child. During the fight, he was seen kicking the child in the back, using a significant amount of force, making the child cry. Banegas was taken into custody and charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. He w…
CT Man Charged With DUI For Hitting House, Knocking It Off Foundation CT Man Charged With DUI For Hitting House, Knocking It Off Foundation
CT Man Charged With DUI For Hitting House, Knocking It Off Foundation A Connecticut man has been charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly hit a house with his car, knocking it off its foundation last year. New Haven County resident Michael Murray, age 62, of Milford, turned himself in to police on Saturday, Jan. 20 for the Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 incident. According to Milford Police, the collision occurred around 11 p.m. when Murray lost control and slammed into a house on Pond Point Avenue. Murray was taken to the hospital where he received treatment.  Police said the accident caused extensive damage to the home, moving it off…
Juvenile Nabbed In Police Attack During CT Street Takeover Incident, Police Say Juvenile Nabbed In Police Attack During CT Street Takeover Incident, Police Say
Juvenile Nabbed In Police Attack During CT Street Takeover Incident, Police Say A juvenile has been charged with attacking a police officer during an alleged street takeover in a Connecticut parking lot last year. The unnamed New Haven County juvenile was charged on Monday, Jan. 22 by Milford Police for the incident that took place on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at 1:45 a.m., in the Stop & Shop parking lot located at 855 Bridgeport Ave. According to Milford Police, the officer was injured when he responded to the takeover and found more than 100 people and cars in the parking lot. The officer was immediately confronted by several individuals including the teen we…
CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Juvenile CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Juvenile
CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Juvenile A Connecticut man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile in the past. New Haven County resident John MacSweeney, age 39, of Waterbury, was charged on Sunday, Jan. 15 after turning himself in to Milford Police. Milford Police said MacSweeney was developed as a suspect after receiving a complaint in Oct. 2023 that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted in the past. An investigation led Milford Police to MacSweeney and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor. MacSweeney was rele…
Fairfield County Man Nabbed For Burglarizing Auto Repair Shop In CT: Police Fairfield County Man Nabbed For Burglarizing Auto Repair Shop In CT: Police
Fairfield County Man Nabbed For Burglarizing Auto Repair Shop In CT: Police An 18-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a burglary that occurred at an auto repair shop in Connecticut, police announced.  Fairfield County resident Rashaan Cherry, Jr. of Stratford was arrested on a warrant on Saturday, Dec. 30 in connection with a New Haven County burglary at Bruneau’s Service Center in Milford at 60 Rowe Ave. in April 2023, Milford Police announced on Tuesday, Jan. 2.  According to the department, on Monday, April 24, 2023, officers responded to Bruneau’s Service Center after a burglar alarm was activated. Arriving police soon found…
CT Officer Attacked, Cruiser Damaged During Street Takeover Incident, Police Say CT Officer Attacked, Cruiser Damaged During Street Takeover Incident, Police Say
CT Officer Attacked, Cruiser Damaged During Street Takeover Incident, Police Say Police in Connecticut are investigating after an officer was attacked and his cruiser damaged during a street takeover event. The incident took place in New Haven County in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop on Saturday, Dec. 9 in Milford. Milford Police said an officer responding to the parking lot found it occupied by several vehicles and more than 100 people. While on the scene, the officer entered the crowd to check on a small fire which was a result of fireworks and M-80s being set off.  During this check, the officer was surrounded and hit, punched, and had an unk…
CT Man Charged After Shooting Down Drone With BB Gun CT Man Charged After Shooting Down Drone With BB Gun
CT Man Charged After Shooting Down Drone With BB Gun A Connecticut man has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly shooting down a drone with a BB gun. The incident took place in New Haven County around 1:20 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 in the area of John Street in Milford.  According to Milford Police, a man reported that he was legally flying his drone when it was shot with a BB gun and damaged. Following an investigation, it was determined that Lawrence Cyr, age 54, of Milford, shot the drone and caused significant damage, police said. Cyr was charged with criminal mischief and released on a promise to appear ticket.
Former CT Police Officer Charged With Stealing $184K From PBA, Cops Say Former CT Police Officer Charged With Stealing $184K From PBA, Cops Say
Former CT Police Officer Charged With Stealing $184K From PBA, Cops Say A former Connecticut police sergeant has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $184,000 from a Police Benevolent Association.  New Haven County resident Peter Parks, 42, of Milford was arrested on Monday, Nov. 27 for the theft over a period of several years from the Milford PBA, Milford Police said. Parks, who served as president of the non-profit organization, resigned from the department when a termination hearing was scheduled after an internal affairs investigation found evidence that he had stolen the money, the department said. Hired in 2004 by Milford Police, Parks was…
66-Year-Old CT Man Charged After Stabbing Victim Multiple Times, Police Say 66-Year-Old CT Man Charged After Stabbing Victim Multiple Times, Police Say
66-Year-Old CT Man Charged After Stabbing Victim Multiple Times, Police Say A 66-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another person multiple times. The incident occurred in New Haven County on Saturday, Nov. 25, on Greer Circle in Milford. Kevin Conway, of Milford, was charged with stabbing another person who had a protective order against Conway following an investigation, according to the Milford Police. Conway was also found injured at the scene. He was injured when a Good Samaritan came to the aid of the victim and stopped any further attack, police said. The victim was treated and released from the hospital. Conw…
Vicious Domestic Attack Leads To Arrest Of CT Man, Police Say Vicious Domestic Attack Leads To Arrest Of CT Man, Police Say
Vicious Domestic Attack Leads To Arrest Of CT Man, Police Say A 25-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with assault after allegedly viciously attacking another person during a domestic dispute. The incident took place in New Haven County in Milford on Wednesday, Nov. 15 on Boston Post Road. According to Milford Police, the victim told officers that they were traveling in a vehicle being driven by Niko Tracy, of Milford when the two got into an argument.  Tracy pulled the car over, spit in the victim’s face, and punched the left side of their face, police said. Police said he then got out of the vehicle, dragged the victim out of…
CT Man With 10 Warrants For Fleeing From Police Nabbed After Chase, Police Say CT Man With 10 Warrants For Fleeing From Police Nabbed After Chase, Police Say
CT Man With 10 Warrants For Fleeing From Police Nabbed After Chase, Police Say A Connecticut man with 10 warrants for his arrest fled from police when he was spotted and ran over stop sticks in his Corvette. The incident took place in New Haven County in Milford on Thursday, Nov. 16 in the parking lot of the boat ramp area on Naugatuck Avenue. The pursuit began when a Milford police officer noticed the vehicle with no registration plate and the owner Jeffrey Yu, age 28, of Milford. Yu fled from officers and drove over deployed stop sticks. The vehicle became disabled near 534 Oronoque Road and Yu was seen running into the wooded area, police said. After a foot …
Man Nabbed For Grabbing Women's Buttocks In Food Court At Popular CT Mall, Police Say Man Nabbed For Grabbing Women's Buttocks In Food Court At Popular CT Mall, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Grabbing Women's Buttocks In Food Court At Popular CT Mall, Police Say A man was charged with sexual assault after allegedly grabbing the butts of at least two women at a popular mall in Connecticut. The man was arrested on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford. According to Milford Police, officers were dispatched to the mall for a man grabbing a woman's buttocks.  The officer spoke to the victim who said that the man had approached her and a friend near the food court and told the victim he felt like touching their “butt.” He then grabbed the victim’s buttocks. While speaking to the victim, the officer was approached b…
CT Man Punches Officer In Face At Popular Bar, Police Say CT Man Punches Officer In Face At Popular Bar, Police Say
CT Man Punches Officer In Face At Popular Bar, Police Say A Connecticut man was charged with assault after allegedly punching a police officer in the face after refusing to leave a popular axe-throwing bar. The incident took place in New Haven County on Friday, Oct. 13 in Milford at the Crazy Horse Axe Throwing Lounge on Bridgeport Avenue. Leonard Alterio III, age 58, of Milford, was charged after police responded to the lounge for a patron who refused to leave, said the Milford Police. As officers approached Alterio at the bar, he began using expletives and was uncooperative. The officers told him that he had to leave, and he began walking …
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…
Men Steal $6K In Merchandise From CT Dick's Sporting Goods, Police Say Men Steal $6K In Merchandise From CT Dick's Sporting Goods, Police Say
Men Steal $6K In Merchandise From CT Dick's Sporting Goods, Police Say A 19-year-old man was nabbed with more than $6,000 in stolen merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods, while his two accomplices managed to get away, police said.   The incident occurred in New Haven County in Milford on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Dick's Sporting Goods store on Boston Post Road. According to Milford Police, officers responded to the store after receiving a shoplifting complaint. The loss prevention officer told police that Terrell Davis, age 19, of Saginaw, Michigan, and two other males select merchandise and bring them to the register,  police said. …
Man Nabbed For Robbing CT Bank With Help From Social Media, Police Say Man Nabbed For Robbing CT Bank With Help From Social Media, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Robbing CT Bank With Help From Social Media, Police Say A man wanted for allegedly pulling off an armed robbery in Connecticut in August has been caught by police with the help of social media. Litchfield County resident Bamm Oh, aka, Paul Bamm Oh, age 45, of Torrington, was scooped up on Thursday, Sept. 21, for the New Haven County robbery of the Devon Branch of the Milford Bank in Milford. According to Milford Police, Oh walked into the bank and handed the teller a note indicating he was armed and would her if she did not comply and give him money. The teller gave Oh money and he fled, police said.  Surveillance photos from the bank wer…
Oil Thief Caught Siphoning From Popular CT Restaurant: Police Oil Thief Caught Siphoning From Popular CT Restaurant: Police
Oil Thief Caught Siphoning From Popular CT Restaurant: Police A New York man was caught stealing cooking oil from a local Connecticut restaurant in an early-morning escapade, police said. The New Haven County incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Milford, the city’s police department announced. At approximately 3:50 a.m., Milford Police spotted a white tanker in the side parking lot of Lasse’s Restaurant, located at 611 Bridgeport Avenue. Upon investigation, officers saw Westchester County resident Wilfredo Santiago, age 38, actively stealing oil from a vat off the side of the restaurant. Santiago, a resident of Yonkers, reportedly admitte…
Man Punches Person In Face At Popular CT Restaurant, Police Say Man Punches Person In Face At Popular CT Restaurant, Police Say
Man Punches Person In Face At Popular CT Restaurant, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with alleged assault and breach of peace after punching a customer at a restaurant in the face, injuring them. The incident took place in New Haven County in Milford on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Stonebridge Café. According to Milford Police, officers working at the club were alerted to an assault in the bar area of the restaurant, and security guards were able to point out a man walking down the street as the alleged assailant. The suspect, identified as Samuel Deangelis, age 25, of Seymour, was detained.  Witnesses told officers that Deangelis …
Car Thieves Nabbed After Getting Stuck On Dead-End Road In CT: Police Car Thieves Nabbed After Getting Stuck On Dead-End Road In CT: Police
Car Thieves Nabbed After Getting Stuck On Dead-End Road In CT: Police Two 19-year-old men face charges after they were caught in a stolen vehicle following a police chase that ended on a dead-end road in Connecticut.  The arrests resulted from an incident in New Haven County on Thursday, Aug. 24 around 1:15 a.m., when Milford Police officers learned of a vehicle that had been stolen from Gunn Street.  According to Milford Police, an officer on the way to the scene saw the vehicle and tried pulling it over. However, the stolen car did not stop and the officer ended the chase.  Soon after this though, the officer kept watching the vehicle from a…
CT Man Charged After Threatening Bystanders At Basketball Tournament, Police Say CT Man Charged After Threatening Bystanders At Basketball Tournament, Police Say
CT Man Charged After Threatening Bystanders At Basketball Tournament, Police Say A Connecticut man was arrested for allegedly causing a scene at a basketball court while a tournament was underway. New Haven County resident Hoony Kwak, age 34, of Milford, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer on Friday, Aug. 11 in Milford. Milford Police officers responded to the basketball court behind 57 New Haven Ave., for a report that Kwak was causing a disturbance, the department said. Milford Police said the basketball courts were closed to the public because of a basketball tournament. Kwak walked onto the court and began shooting around. When to…
Duo Points Knife At Loss Prevention Officer After Robbing CT Macy's: Police Duo Points Knife At Loss Prevention Officer After Robbing CT Macy's: Police
Duo Points Knife At Loss Prevention Officer After Robbing CT Macy's: Police Two Connecticut residents face charges after stealing from a department store in New Haven County and threatening a loss prevention officer with a knife, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, July 15 just after 3:30 p.m., when police were alerted of a robbery that happened at the Macy's store at 1201 Boston Post Rd. in Milford at the Connecticut Post Mall.  According to Milford Police, the store's loss prevention officer had seen a man and woman take merchandise and leave without paying. Upon confronting the duo, the man then took out a knife and pointed it at the offic…
Sexual Assault Of Juvenile: 46-Year-Old CT Man Charged Sexual Assault Of Juvenile: 46-Year-Old CT Man Charged
Sexual Assault Of Juvenile: 46-Year-Old CT Man Charged A Connecticut man has been charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile victim for more than two years. New Haven County resident Anthony Lake, age 46, of Milford, was arrested on Wednesday, July 5 by Milford Police. According to Milford Police, on Monday, June 19, the department received a report of sexual abuse of a juvenile victim which occurred in the town between 2019 and 2021. An investigation was conducted by the department’s Special Investigations Unit and the State Department of Children and Families.  Through the course of the investigation, it wa…
CT Woman Assaults Officer With Soda While In Custody, Police Say CT Woman Assaults Officer With Soda While In Custody, Police Say
CT Woman Assaults Officer With Soda While In Custody, Police Say A New Haven County woman made matters worse for herself after allegedly assaulting an officer with soda following her violation of a restraining order, police said.  The incident began on Wednesday, June 28 when Milford Police responded to a Milford Point Road residence after receiving a report of a restraining order violation.  According to Milford Police, a victim told arriving officers that the suspect, 64-year-old Kathleen Thibault, had shown up at their residence and began yelling at them, violating her already-existing restraining order against the victim.  After …
Gun Thief Found Asleep At CT Wendy's: Police Gun Thief Found Asleep At CT Wendy's: Police
Gun Thief Found Asleep At CT Wendy's: Police A Connecticut man was arrested after he was found in a Wendy’s parking lot, asleep at the wheel with a stolen firearm, authorities said. At approximately 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, Milford Police officers said they responded to the Wendy’s at 718 Bridgeport Avenue on reports of a man asleep behind the wheel of his car. Upon arriving at the fast-food restaurant, they saw Joseph Kenyhercz, aged 40, sleeping in the driver's seat of his car while it was still in the driving lane of the parking lot. Next to Kenyhercz was a Springfield Armory XD .45 caliber, authorities reported. An …