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38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake 38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake
38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake A Fairfield County man died after divers found his body at the bottom of a lake. The incident occurred in Trumbull around 7 p.m. at Pinewood Lake, in the Nichols section of town, on Wednesday, July 3. According to Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police, William Krahe, of Trumbull, was pulled from the water at Pinewood Lake.  He was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead after police and fire department personnel located him underwater and brought him to shore, Weir said. Weir said Krahe had been at the lake with family members and wa…
Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien
Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien A Fairfield County man has been charged with assault and risk of injury to a child after he was seen on video biting, licking, and hitting a young boy on a school bus. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, age 27, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Monday, June 17, by Darien Police for the incident that occurred in April on a school bus. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, on Thursday, April 4, the Trumbull Police Department alerted the department about an incident that occurred on a school bus while it was in Darien transporting students from a private special education school in Stam…
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Three masked thieves stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from Kay’s Jewelry store at a Fairfield County mall. The incident occurred in Trumbull around 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at the Trumbull Mall. According to Trumbull Police, the department received several calls reporting the theft, and shoppers were alarmed by the loud noise of the shattering glass that was mistakenly thought to be a gunshot.  It was later determined that no weapons were involved. The thieves made off with the jewelry by smashing the glass display case with a hammer, police said.  Police s…
Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67 Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67
Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67 A former Connecticut police officer who loved law enforcement and stargazing with a cigar has died at the age of 67. New Haven County resident Thomas K. Richard, of Ansonia,  died on Friday, Jan. 12, according to his obituary. Born in Fairfield County in Bridgeport on Sunday, July 8, 1956, and a long-time resident of Ansonia, where he lived with his family for more than 39 years, Thomas served in the Trumbull Police Department as a full-time traffic officer specializing in accident reconstruction before retiring from his assignment and transitioning to a part-time role working special …
Dramatic Rescue: Trumbull Family Saved From Blaze By Off-Duty Firefighter Plowing Roads Dramatic Rescue: Trumbull Family Saved From Blaze By Off-Duty Firefighter Plowing Roads
Dramatic Rescue: Trumbull Family Saved From Blaze By Off-Duty Firefighter Plowing Roads An off-duty Fairfield County firefighter saved a family of four and three dogs from a fire while plowing roadways in the area. The incident occurred in Fairfield County around 3:50 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 7 on Haviland Drive in Trumbull. Chief Greg Sanfanandre of the Long Hill Fire Company said Shaun Bogen, a town highway maintainer and firefighter with the same company, was working his snowplow when he noticed a garage fire. Bogen quickly radioed for help and proceeded to wake the sleeping family in the house, Sanfanandre said. Arriving firefighters found a heavy fire in the garage exten…
Hate Propaganda Flyers Distributed In Trumbull Driveways Hate Propaganda Flyers Distributed In Trumbull Driveways
Hate Propaganda Flyers Distributed In Trumbull Driveways Police in Fairfield County are investigating after flyers containing hate propaganda were distributed at several locations. The flyers were found in Trumbull on Sunday, Oct. 22 at several locations in the north end of town, Trumbull Chief of Police Michael Lombardo said. The flyers were left in plastic baggies containing small rocks and were distributed and left at the end of several residential driveways, Lombardo said. The pamphlets contained hateful statements, similar to flyers left during the summer in several other communities throughout Connecticut.  "With the m…
Know Them? Duo Wanted For Trumbull Armed Robbery Know Them? Duo Wanted For Trumbull Armed Robbery
Know Them? Duo Wanted For Trumbull Armed Robbery Detectives in Fairfield County are asking for public assistance to identify two men allegedly responsible for an armed robbery at the Shell gas station. The armed robbery took place in Trumbull on Monday, Oct. 8 at the gas station on White Plains Road. According to Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police, the two young Black men entered the business near closing time and pistol-whipped the clerk with a semi-automatic handgun.  After stealing cash and merchandise, they fled to a vehicle that was waiting nearby on Brock Street.  The suspects have not been identified b…
Trumbull Store Clerk Hit With Gun, 2 Robbers On Run With Cash, Merchandise, Police Say Trumbull Store Clerk Hit With Gun, 2 Robbers On Run With Cash, Merchandise, Police Say
Trumbull Store Clerk Hit With Gun, 2 Robbers On Run With Cash, Merchandise, Police Say Police in Fairfield County are searching for two armed men who allegedly attacked a gas station clerk and made off with cash and merchandise. The incident took place in Trumbull around 11:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at the Shell gas station at 648 White Plains Road. According to Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police, the two men threatened the clerk and one struck the employee in the head with the pistol, then fled with cash and other merchandise from the store. Weir said police were unable to locate the get-away vehicle that was waiting nearby. Both suspects were described as Black mal…
Awakened Resident Scares Off Burglar Inside Trumbull Home Awakened Resident Scares Off Burglar Inside Trumbull Home
Awakened Resident Scares Off Burglar Inside Trumbull Home A resident woke up to find a burglar inside a home in Fairfield County and managed to scare the person off. The incident occurred around 5 a.m., Saturday, April 29, in Trumbull, on Haverhill Road. According to Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police, the homeowner was alerted to someone walking inside the home. When confronted, the burglar ran out of the house and down the road. Initial responding officers checked the area but could not locate the suspect or any vehicles, related to this incident, Weir said. No injuries were reported. The Trumbull Police Detective Bureau is acti…
Police Release Surveillance Image Of Suspected Mail Thief In Fairfield County Police Release Surveillance Image Of Suspected Mail Thief In Fairfield County
Police Release Surveillance Image Of Suspected Mail Thief In Fairfield County Police in Fairfield County are investigating numerous thefts from mailboxes that have occurred over the past several weeks where mail was stolen from many residential neighborhoods during the day.  Police are seeking to identify a suspect vehicle that was spotted taking mail from a residential mailbox in Trumbull near the borders of Monroe and Shelton on Monday, Nov. 28. The small white vehicle was observed stopping at mailboxes where the passenger reached out, opened the mailbox, and stole the contents before leaving the area, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the …
Fight At Mall In Fairfield County Leads To 6 Arrests Fight At Mall In Fairfield County Leads To 6 Arrests
Fight At Mall In Fairfield County Leads To 6 Arrests A fight involving a firearm that broke out at a Fairfield County mall led to the arrests of six people. Police responded to the Westfield Trumbull Mall in Trumbull shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, after receiving reports of an armed robbery, the Trumbull Police Department said. Responding officers learned that there was no robbery, but a group of men had been involved in a fight near Macy's. The men attacked another man, who then removed a gun and pointed it at the attackers, police said. Authorities said officers arrested the following men in the incident: Pedro Diamond…
Suspect Nabbed For Robbery At Mall In Fairfield County Suspect Nabbed For Robbery At Mall In Fairfield County
Suspect Nabbed For Robbery At Mall In Fairfield County A man was arrested following his involvement in an alleged shoplifting incident that turned into a robbery at a mall in Fairfield County.  The incident took place around 1 p.m. in Trumbull at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. Howayne Mcintosh, age 35, of Bridgeport, was spotted by JCPenney security selecting various pieces of merchandise where he concealed the items under his oversized clothing, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department. Security personnel attempted to apprehend Mcintosh who was cooperative at first but then became aggressive towa…
Police Issue New Warning For 'Difficult To Investigate' Scams In Fairfield County Police Issue New Warning For 'Difficult To Investigate' Scams In Fairfield County
Police Issue New Warning For 'Difficult To Investigate' Scams In Fairfield County Police are warning the public about a new increase in scams that are "difficult to investigate." The scams, which take place all over the country, have also been reported region. "Even though the police may be made aware of these types of cases, they can be difficult to investigate because many times the suspects are in another country or quickly leave the scene where very little suspect information is available," the Trumbull Police Department in Fairfield County, Connecticut, said. Here's a list of the types of scams: The caller claimed to be a family member that has an illness or was …
22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say 22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say
22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say A Fairfield County man was killed during a two-vehicle crash that caused one vehicle to burst into flames.  It took place in Trumbull around 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the area of the Monroe Turnpike. According to Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department, the crash occurred when an Infiniti collided with a Subaru Crosstrek on the Monroe Turnpike near the intersection of Monroe Turnpike, or Route 111, and Technology Drive. Xavier Miller, age 22, of Bridgeport, the driver of the Infiniti, was killed, Weir said. Arriving Trumbull officers located the two vehicles, which were&…
Teen Nabbed With Gun, Keys To Stolen SUV At Mall In Fairfield County, Police Say Teen Nabbed With Gun, Keys To Stolen SUV At Mall In Fairfield County, Police Say
Teen Nabbed With Gun, Keys To Stolen SUV At Mall In Fairfield County, Police Say A 17-year-old was arrested after discarding a gun while running from police at a popular Fairfield County mall. The teen was arrested in Trumbull on Thursday, May 12 outside of the Westfield Trumbull Mall. The incident took place around 9:30 p.m. when police located an unoccupied Infinity SUV that was parked at the mall which had been reported stolen to the Darien Police Department on Wednesday, May 11, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department. As officers were investigating the circumstances regarding the stolen vehicle, the teen left the mall and walked towar…
Fairfield County Man Killed In Single-Car Crash After Hitting Tree, Police Say Fairfield County Man Killed In Single-Car Crash After Hitting Tree, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Killed In Single-Car Crash After Hitting Tree, Police Say A Fairfield County man was killed during a single-car crash. It happened around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9 on Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull. According to Lieutenant Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department, arriving officers began rendering medical aid to the victim, Scott Polke, age 59, of Trumbull. Trumbull EMS transported him to Saint Vincent’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries, Weir said. Weir said Polke's vehicle had traveled south on Daniels Farm Road before it collided with a tree near Laurel Street where it came to rest.  The Trumbull&…
Man Attempting To Jump From Area Overpass Bridge Saved By Police, Good Samaritans Man Attempting To Jump From Area Overpass Bridge Saved By Police, Good Samaritans
Man Attempting To Jump From Area Overpass Bridge Saved By Police, Good Samaritans With the help of several alert citizens, police in Fairfield County prevented a despondent man from his suicide attempt of jumping from an overpass onto the highway below.  The incident took place early Sunday, Jan. 23, about 1:30 a.m. in Trumbull. Police received a report of a man standing on the ledge of the bridge on White Plains Road near Broadbridge Road, preparing to jump onto the Route 8 highway below, said Lieutenant Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department. The 21-year-old man was very emotional and upset, but was speaking with several passing mo…
Wife Of Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries Wife Of Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries
Wife Of Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries The wife of a Fairfield County man killed in a single-vehicle crash has died from her injuries. Noelli Escarraga, age 69, and his wife, Maria Escarraga, age 62, both of Bridgeport were the only occupants in the vehicle, and have been identified as the two victims killed in the accident, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department. Earlier Story: Fairfield County Man Killed, Wife Seriously Injured In Crash According to Weir, the couple was driving a silver Toyota southbound on Quarry Road when the vehicle collided head-on with a bridge abutment. The Trumbull Polic…
Fairfield County Man Sentenced After Selling Fentanyl Involved In Overdose Death, Feds Say Fairfield County Man Sentenced After Selling Fentanyl Involved In Overdose Death, Feds Say
Fairfield County Man Sentenced After Selling Fentanyl Involved In Overdose Death, Feds Say A Fairfield County man has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for selling fentanyl to a man who later died from an overdose. John Matthews, also known as “Jay” and “Gotti,” age 36, of Bridgeport, was sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 30 to prison time in addition to three years of supervised release, said Leonard C Boyle, Acting US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, a 35-year-old man in Trumbull died of a drug overdose.  The investigation revealed that Matthews sold the vict…
Woman Dies After Being Pulled From River In Fairfield County Woman Dies After Being Pulled From River In Fairfield County
Woman Dies After Being Pulled From River In Fairfield County A woman whose body was pulled from a river in Fairfield County has died. The 41-year-old Bridgeport woman was found floating early Friday, July 23, in the area of the Pequonnock River in Trumbull between White Plains Road and Quarry Road, said police. The woman was discovered unresponsive in the water prior to being pulled from the river, said Trumbull Police Lieutenant Brian D. Weir. "There were other individuals in the area during this time, who eventually observed the woman in the water and called 911," he said.  Trumbull Police, Trumbull Center Fire Department…
Police Urge Caution After Black Bear Sightings In Fairfield County Police Urge Caution After Black Bear Sightings In Fairfield County
Police Urge Caution After Black Bear Sightings In Fairfield County Police in one Fairfield County town are urging caution to residents after numerous bear sightings. The first sighting took place on Friday, May 21 when a black bear was busy getting into garbage cans and birdfeeders in the Barnswallow Drive and Scenic Hill Road of Trumbull, Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police said. On Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021, the Trumbull Police Department and Animal Control Office received reports of bear sightings on Deer Run Drive and Putting Green Road where a bear was seen getting very close to a home, and another moving near a residential swimming …
Vehicle Crashes Through Fairfield County Garage, Then Hits Neighboring Home Vehicle Crashes Through Fairfield County Garage, Then Hits Neighboring Home
Vehicle Crashes Through Fairfield County Garage, Then Hits Neighboring Home A Fairfield County home suffered serious structural damage when a resident driving a new car crashed through the garage of a home and into the side of another. The incident took place around 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 15, when the resident of one of the homes at 360 Old Town Road, in Trumbull, crashed through the closed garage, said the Trumbull Volunteer Fire Department.  The vehicle continued through the attached garage, then crashed into and breached the rear wall of a neighbor's home, causing a partial structural collapse, the department said. Another view of the damage.Trumbull Volu…
Man Attacks Officer While Fleeing Scene Of Crash In Trumbull, Police Say Man Attacks Officer While Fleeing Scene Of Crash In Trumbull, Police Say
Man Attacks Officer While Fleeing Scene Of Crash In Trumbull, Police Say A  man was apprehended after he assaulted a police officer before allegedly fleeing from the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Fairfield County and leading police on a search that lasted for several hours.  The incident began Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the evening, when Damien A. Sanchez, 41, of Bridgeport, assaulted an off-duty Trumbull Police officer at an accident scene on Main Street, as he fled, but was eventually apprehended by police a short distance away, said Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir. The off-duty Trumbull Police officer, Sgt. James Arlio, spotted San…
Dealer Known As 'Smooth' Sentenced For Trafficking Drugs In Parts Of Fairfield County Dealer Known As 'Smooth' Sentenced For Trafficking Drugs In Parts Of Fairfield County
Dealer Known As 'Smooth' Sentenced For Trafficking Drugs In Parts Of Fairfield County A drug dealer will spend nearly a decade behind bars after admitting to trafficking narcotics in parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. Bridgeport resident Evan Sheffield, also known as “Smooth,” was sentenced to 97 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to trafficking heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine. U.S. Attorney John Durham said that in the summer of 2017, members of the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department began investigating a drug trafficking ring that distributing narcotics in and around Bridg…
Three Minors Charged With Stealing Signs From Residents' Lawns In Fairfield County Three Minors Charged With Stealing Signs From Residents' Lawns In Fairfield County
Three Minors Charged With Stealing Signs From Residents' Lawns In Fairfield County Three minors in Fairfield County found themselves in hot water after stealing signs and posting the exploits of their efforts on social media, police said. A 12-year-old girl, her 15-year-old sister, and a third 15-year-old teen were arrested on Monday, July 20 after allegedly stealing lawn signs from the property of multiple local residents. Police said the teens were identified after they posted a video on social media showing them in possession of the stolen support and graduation signs on Thursday, July 16. It is alleged that the minors brought the signs home, posting the collection on…
Trumbull Police Provide Support At Protest Trumbull Police Provide Support At Protest
Trumbull Police Provide Support At Protest Police helped several protestors who were overcome by heat exhaustion during a two-hour vigil to honor George Floyd. Several hundred people turned out at the Fairfield County vigil held at the Trumbull Town Hall gazebo on Saturday, June 6, said Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir. This protest vigil remained peaceful throughout and took place without any vandalism or acts of violence, Weir said. Due to the sunny and hot weather, five attendees were overcome by the heat and required medical attention. Trumbull Police officers and Trumbull EMS personnel rendered aid, with required two …
Man Driving Stolen Car Crashes Into Several Vehicles, Police Say Man Driving Stolen Car Crashes Into Several Vehicles, Police Say
Man Driving Stolen Car Crashes Into Several Vehicles, Police Say A 37-year-old man allegedly driving a stolen vehicle smashed into numerous cars causing injuries before being apprehended by police. The incident began in Fairfield County around 2 p.m., Sunday, May 10, when police received reports of a man recklessly driving and hitting several cars in Bridgeport, causing injuries. A bulletin was issued for a blue 2005 Honda Civic and police from surrounding areas were on the lookout for the man later identified as Daniel Baker, of Meriden, said Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir. The vehicle had last been seen traveling northbound on Main Street in Trum…
Fairfield County Thieves Again Targeting Unlocked Vehicles, Police Say Fairfield County Thieves Again Targeting Unlocked Vehicles, Police Say
Fairfield County Thieves Again Targeting Unlocked Vehicles, Police Say Despite the current health emergency and stay-at-home orders, crime has continued to strike on Fairfield County town, with thieves targeting unlocked cars overnight in residential neighborhoods.  Trumbull Police said that over the weekend on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, the town has one vehicle stolen and eight were opened and property was stolen, said Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir. Weir said the stolen vehicle was left unlocked on Fernwood Road and that at least one of the eight reported thefts from other vehicles included the use of the stolen vehicle. The April…
Plumber In Fairfield County Charged With Sexually Assaulting Local Woman In Her Home Plumber In Fairfield County Charged With Sexually Assaulting Local Woman In Her Home
Plumber In Fairfield County Charged With Sexually Assaulting Local Woman In Her Home A convicted sexual offender is facing new charges for allegedly assaulting a woman at her home while working as a plumber in Fairfield County, police said. Last month, officers from the Trumbull Police Department responded to an area home, where there was a report of a sexual assault involving a woman and her plumber, Bridgeport resident Roberto Rodriguez, 55. It is alleged that Rodriguez had been tasked with fixing a leak in his victim’s home.  Once he finished the task, he allegedly grabbed his victim and refused to let go, forcing kisses on her. The woman managed to escape his gras…
Police Arrest Four, Including Man Wanted For Sex Assault, Recover Stolen Car In Warrant Sweep Police Arrest Four, Including Man Wanted For Sex Assault, Recover Stolen Car In Warrant Sweep
Police Arrest Four, Including Man Wanted For Sex Assault, Recover Stolen Car In Warrant Sweep Four people, including a man wanted for sexual assault, were arrested and a stolen vehicle was recovered during a warrant sweep in Fairfield County. It was conducted on Thursday, Feb. 20 as detectives from the Trumbull Police Department coordinated efforts with other local police agencies to track down individuals who have not been held accountable for criminal incidents that they had been involved in. During the sweep, Trumbull detectives located a vehicle in Bridgeport that had been stolen the night before from LA Fitness, at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. …
Man Wanted On Assault Warrant Nabbed During Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say Man Wanted On Assault Warrant Nabbed During Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say
Man Wanted On Assault Warrant Nabbed During Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say A 22-year-old man who allegedly provided police with a fake name and was wanted on a warrant for assault is behind bars following a traffic stop. Asuel Pujols Median, of Danbury, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 17, by Wilton Police following a traffic stop on Ridgefield Road, said Wilton Police Capt. Robert Cipolla. According to Cipolla, during the stop officers found that the tag did not match the vehicle's identification number, and Median struggled to answer officers when asked who the vehicle belonged to. Officers also detected an odor of marijuana and when asked for his ID, Median g…