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Man Found Dead In CT Stream Was Strangled, Police Say Man Found Dead In CT Stream Was Strangled, Police Say
Man Found Dead In CT Stream Was Strangled, Police Say The death of a Connecticut man who was found face down in a stream has been ruled a homicide by strangulation by the state Medical Examiner's Office. The New Haven man, identified as Miguel Rivera, age 62, was found in a stream around 7:10 a.m. on Friday, July 19, in a stream in the area of Hemingway Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, the medical examiner conducted a preliminary examination of Rivera on scene, and no signs of trauma were located at the time. They took custody of the body and performed an autopsy. Upon completion of the examination, …
59-Year-Old Man Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash 59-Year-Old Man Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash
59-Year-Old Man Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash A 59-year-old Connecticut man was killed after police say he lost control of his car. The incident occurred in New Haven at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday, July 15, on I-91 southbound in the area of Exit 2. According to Connecticut State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that Segundo Manuel Guaman, of Hamden, who was driving a Toyota Camry, veered towards the right across all other lanes for an unknown reason and entered the Exit 2 gore area.  The Toyota then continued through the gore area, striking the off-ramp sign support and the impact attenuator, state police…
CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours
CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours A 64-year-old Connecticut man is dead following a two-vehicle hit-and-run crash that closed two major roadways for several hours. The crash occurred in New Haven around 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, in the area of  South Frontage Road and College Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, a preliminary investigation found a vehicle driving on South Frontage Road went through a red light and collided with a vehicle driving on College Street at the intersection. Bruckhart said the driver of the offending vehicle fled after the collision. The second d…
26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect 26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect
26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect A 26-year-old Connecticut man died after being stabbed and driven to a nearby hospital while police searched for a suspect. The incident occurred in New Haven around 2:15 p.m., Saturday, July 6. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers were called to the emergency room of the St. Raphael’s campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital for the report of a stabbing victim who arrived by private vehicle. The responding officers promptly set up a crime scene at the hospital's main entrance, where the vehicle was abandoned.  They were able to confirm that the assault…
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say Several Connecticut restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to their wine offerings, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator. A total of 36 eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine. The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are (by county):  Fairfield County: L'Escale Restaurant, Greenwich; Tony's at the J House, Riverside; Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford; The Restaurant At Rowayton Seafood, …
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. …
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 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…
Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving Missing 15-Year-Old CT Girl Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving Missing 15-Year-Old CT Girl
Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving Missing 15-Year-Old CT Girl Authorities have released more information about a case involving a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl who was found in the Hudson Valley after allegedly being kidnapped by a 24-year-old man.  New Haven resident Marcos Alex Mendez-Torres was taken into custody by Connecticut State Police on Wednesday, June 26 after also being arrested in the Orange County town of Montgomery, New York on Sunday, June 23 in connection with a kidnapping case involving a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl, State Police announced on Thursday, June 27.  Earlier Report - 24-…
24-Year-Old Charged In Connection To Case Involving Missing CT Girl 24-Year-Old Charged In Connection To Case Involving Missing CT Girl
24-Year-Old Charged In Connection To Case Involving Missing CT Girl A Connecticut man was nabbed by out-of-state police in connection with a 15-year-old missing girl from New York's Hudson Valley. New, updated report - Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving New Haven Man The incident occurred in Orange County,  in the town of Montgomery, on Sunday, June 23, when the Montgomery Police Department received a BOLO (be on the lookout) notification for a suspect wanted in connection with a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl. According to Montgomery Police Chief John Hank, Connecticut State Police called and said the suspect’s phone wa…
Man Accused Of Attempting To Drown Young Children At CT Beach Man Accused Of Attempting To Drown Young Children At CT Beach
Man Accused Of Attempting To Drown Young Children At CT Beach A 41-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to drown two young children at a Connecticut beach. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at a West Haven beach in the area of Ocean Avenue and Dawson Avenue. Romney Desronvil, of Queens, New York, was in custody and arrested in connection with the "heinous act," said West Haven police spokesperson Sgt. Patrick Buturla. According to Buturla, an officer on patrol spotted a Nissan SUV parked on the beach. As the officer approached he heard significant screaming taking place from the water. A…
' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias ' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias
' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias He can be tough on chefs who run a less-than-perfect restaurant, but celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey also knows a good pizza and where to find one. Of course, that's New Haven, where the chef was found at not one but two of the area's favorites, Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana and Sally's Apizza. Ramsey, who has been in Connecticut filming episodes of "Hells' Kitchen," has visited other famous restaurants in the area, but it seems pizza was on his mind on Tuesday, June 18. Both pizzerias posted photos and thanks on their Instagram pages to commemorate the visits. "BIG thank you to Gordon Ramsay @go…
24-Year-Old Killed After Hitting Back Of Parked Tractor-Trailer On I-95 Stretch In CT 24-Year-Old Killed After Hitting Back Of Parked Tractor-Trailer On I-95 Stretch In CT
24-Year-Old Killed After Hitting Back Of Parked Tractor-Trailer On I-95 Stretch In CT A 24-year-old Connecticut man was killed after he veered off I-95 and hit the back of a parked tractor-trailer. The New Haven County crash happened around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, in Branford. According to Connecticut State Police, the tractor-trailer was parked just past a rest area on the shoulder when Josiah Lawrence Steinman, of New Haven, driving a 2019 Nissan Sentra north in the right lane, veered onto the shoulder "for an unknown reason," slamming into the back of the truck. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he later died from his injuries, state police sa…
CT Man Who Called 911 To Report Shooting Woman Found Guilty Of Murder CT Man Who Called 911 To Report Shooting Woman Found Guilty Of Murder
CT Man Who Called 911 To Report Shooting Woman Found Guilty Of Murder A year after a Connecticut man called 911 to report he had just shot a woman, he is headed to prison. New Haven County resident Leon Guerrero, age 31, of New Haven, was found guilty of murder by a jury on Wednesday, June 5, said John P. Doyle Jr., State’s Attorney for the District of New Haven. According to evidence introduced at trial, Guerrero shot the victim, Tayna Rodriguez, age 26, of New Haven, on Sunday, April 23, 2023.  The incident stemmed from an altercation between two men who were fighting on a New Haven street and did not involve Rodriguez, a single mother of a young son,…
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 …
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…
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
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 …
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was taken into custody after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of products from a Connecticut Macy's and hitting an employee who confronted her, police said. The incident happened in New Haven County on Monday, May 6 around 4:45 p.m., when a shoplifter was confronted by police at the Macy's in Milford at 1201 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1).  According to Milford Police, an investigation determined that the alleged shoplifter, New Haven resident Erica Blake, had stolen $421 worth of merchandise from the store.  Blake also allegedly hit and threatened an employee wh…
Grenade Discovered At CT Airport Temporarily Closes Terminal Grenade Discovered At CT Airport Temporarily Closes Terminal
Grenade Discovered At CT Airport Temporarily Closes Terminal Airport officials closed the departures terminal of a Connecticut airport after a passenger attempted to bring a hollowed-out grenade through security. The New Haven County incident happened on the morning of Wednesday, May 8 at Tweed Airport in the city of New Haven. According to a post on X (formerly Twitter) by Dan Velez, the spokesman for the New England Transportation Security Association (TSA), the grenade was detected during a security screening. TSA, local law enforcement, and the New Haven bomb squad were contacted, and the grenade was determined to be inert. “No grenade...r…
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including CT Store, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including CT Store, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including CT Store, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
Convicted CT Felon Found With Fentanyl, Cocaine, Weapons, More: Police Convicted CT Felon Found With Fentanyl, Cocaine, Weapons, More: Police
Convicted CT Felon Found With Fentanyl, Cocaine, Weapons, More: Police A Connecticut man and convicted felon was arrested on additional drug charges after police allegedly found him with a stash of drugs and weapons. The New Haven County arrest was made on Thursday, May 2 in the city of New Haven. At approximately 11 a.m. that day, Connecticut State Police, the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, and multiple other agencies executed a search on Quezon A. Jones, age 26. During the search, authorities seized the following: A Glock 9mm handgun with altered serial numbers and altered to have a converted trigger switch, allowing it to fire in full auto; An exten…
Pilot Killed After Plane Headed To CT Crashes Pilot Killed After Plane Headed To CT Crashes
Pilot Killed After Plane Headed To CT Crashes A small-engine plane that crashed, killing the pilot, was headed for Connecticut. The plane crashed around 7:10 a.m., Thursday, May 2, near Daniel Village, Georgia, and was headed for New Haven, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office in Augusta, Georgia. The Federal Aviation Authority said the Beechcraft 36 crashed in a residential neighborhood. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate, the FAA said. Augusta University and Augusta Baptist Church confirmed the pilot was Jason McKenzie, associate director of philanthropy at …
Fatal CT Hit-Run: Man Found In Road ID'd As Victim Fatal CT Hit-Run: Man Found In Road ID'd As Victim
Fatal CT Hit-Run: Man Found In Road ID'd As Victim A Connecticut man was killed after allegedly being struck by a hit-and-run driver. The incident occurred in New Haven around 9:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at Whalley Avenue and Brownell Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, responding officers found 70-year-old Yusuf Suat Gursey of New Haven in the roadway suffering from serious injuries. Bruckhart said the offending vehicle's driver was reported to have left the scene following the collision. American Medical Response transported Gursey to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he later died. Bruckhart sa…
21-Year-Old Admits Roles In Murders, Shootings In CT: Faces Life In Prison 21-Year-Old Admits Roles In Murders, Shootings In CT: Faces Life In Prison
21-Year-Old Admits Roles In Murders, Shootings In CT: Faces Life In Prison A 21-year-old man has admitted his participation in several violent shootings and murders in Connecticut, federal officials announced. New Haven resident Tyjon Preston pleaded guilty to a racketeering offense related to his role in the violent Exit 8 street gang within the city, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Thursday, April 25.  According to federal officials, Preston's guilty plea followed an effort to address violence in New Haven that involved an investigation into an ongoing gang war between members and associates of the Exit 8 stre…
CT Woman Pardoned By President Biden For Drug Offense CT Woman Pardoned By President Biden For Drug Offense
CT Woman Pardoned By President Biden For Drug Offense A 33-year-old Connecticut woman was one of 11 people in the country who received a pardon from President Joe Biden for a non-violent drug offense. Alexis Sutton of New Haven pleaded guilty to a non-violent drug offense and was sentenced to 48 months of probation in 2014. Since then, the White House has said that Sutton has taken classes to earn her nursing degree and is hoping to become a registered nurse.  According to the White House, she is an active participant in her church, and colleagues, friends, and neighbors describe her as resilient, reliable, caring, hard-working, and a ro…
CT Pharmacy Filled Illegitimate Prescriptions For Controlled Substances: Feds CT Pharmacy Filled Illegitimate Prescriptions For Controlled Substances: Feds
CT Pharmacy Filled Illegitimate Prescriptions For Controlled Substances: Feds A Connecticut pharmacy business and its owner have paid $120,000 as part of a settlement after issuing illegitimate prescriptions for controlled substances to people displaying red flags of addiction, federal officials announced.  Cornerstone Pharmacy, Inc., which did business in New Haven as Whalley Drug, and its owner, Yong Kwon, entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Monday, April 22.  According to fed…
CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas
CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas Thanks to a switch to summer blend fuel, the price of a gallon of gas in Connecticut has surged rapidly over a week. A gallon of self-service regular gas in Connecticut is currently averaging $3.70, up 20 cents from the week before, AAA Northeast officials said on Monday, April 22.  The new average is also 28 cents more expensive than prices in March, officials added, attributing the rapid rise to a switchover to summer blend fuel.  Here are the current average prices of a regular gallon of gas in Connecticut's six largest metropolitan regions, according to AAA: Greater Bridgep…
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza 45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza Police arrested some 45 protesting the war in Gaza at Yale University after refusing to leave the campus. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m., Monday, April 22, in Beinecke Plaza at Yale University in New Haven. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to assist the Yale Police Department regarding a protest in the Beinecke Plaza area.  The protesters were told to leave the property or face arrest. Approximately 45 people refused to leave and were charged by Yale officers with criminal trespass, Bruckhart said. They were transported to a…
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police A former Connecticut court employee has found himself on the other side of the courtroom after allegedly impersonating an FBI agent. New Haven resident Perry Charnas, age 39, was arrested by New Haven Police on an open warrant Tuesday, April 9. According to Wilton Police, Charnas attempted to impersonate an FBI agent after making several phone calls to the agency in October 2022. During the calls, he allegedly made a false report about a domestic incident at an address in Wilton. No other details about the alleged crimes were released. Charnas is charged with criminal impersonation and …