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CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police
CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police A Connecticut man walking on a city street with a crossbow and a beer was nabbed by patrol officers after receiving numerous 911 calls of a man carrying a rifle.  The incident occurred in New Haven County on Wednesday, June 12, around 5 p.m. on Main Street in Meriden. According to Sgt. Michael Boothroyd of the Meriden Police, the callers said the man was wearing a backpack and a bulletproof vest, had a rifle slung over his shoulder, and was carrying a beer.  The man told people in the parking lot that they should “kill themselves” and that he “was waiting for the police…
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…
Man Runs Drug Operation, Unlicensed Repair Shop Out Of CT Home, Police Say Man Runs Drug Operation, Unlicensed Repair Shop Out Of CT Home, Police Say
Man Runs Drug Operation, Unlicensed Repair Shop Out Of CT Home, Police Say A search of a Connecticut man’s home reportedly unveiled not only an unlicensed repair shop but uncovered an operation to manufacture crack cocaine, ketamine, and more. The Tolland County incident occurred on Tuesday, June 4 in the town of Somers. According to police, a search warrant was executed for 53-year-old Randy Matthew Guyette’s Hall Hill Road home. Originally, authorities suspected that Guyette was running an unlicensed auto repair business. However, upon arrival, Guyette was allegedly found to also be in charge of a drug operation. Ketamine, crack cocaine, and prescription…
21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police 21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police
21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after trying to steal from vehicles in a Connecticut parking lot, police announced.  The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, June 1 around 1:15 a.m., when a suspicious person was seen trying to open locked cars in the Center Street parking lot in Darien, according to Darien Police.  After a witness reported the incident to officers, they found him running west on Post Road (Route 1) and apprehended him in another nearby parking lot.  The suspect, New Haven County resident James Reilly of Milford, was positively identified by the witne…
Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor
Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor A Fairfield County man is behind bars on a $1 million bond after being charged with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. Marc Lugo, age 30, of Norwalk, was charged on Friday, May 31 following a months-long investigation. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received a complaint of sexual assault of a minor in February. The Special Victims Unit assumed the investigation. During the investigation, detectives identified Lugo as the suspect in the assault and secured a warrant for his arrest through Stamford Superior Court. On May 31, Special Vic…
Suspect In MA Restaurant, Movie Stabbings Charged For CT Homicide Suspect In MA Restaurant, Movie Stabbings Charged For CT Homicide
Suspect In MA Restaurant, Movie Stabbings Charged For CT Homicide A man who had been the subject of a multi-state manhunt in connection with several stabbings at a fast food restaurant and a movie theater in Massachusetts and a homicide in Connecticut has been captured following a car crash. Suspect Apprehended After Person Found Dead In Deep River Duke County, Massachusetts resident Jared Ravizza, age 26, of  Chilmark, was apprehended on Saturday, May 25, in Barnsdale County in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in connection with the stabbing death of Hartford County resident Bruce Feldman, age 70, of West Hartford. According to Connecticut State Pol…
Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say Hundreds of Connecticut parkgoers were sent into a panic and ran after two men got into a fight, and one allegedly showed a weapon. The incident occurred in New London County around 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton. According to Capt. Gregory McCarthy of the Groton Police, at the time of the incident, the park was the site of several youth sporting events with several hundred spectators in attendance.  McCarthy said an investigation found that two men identified as Massachusetts resident Randall J. Clark, age 43, of Medford in Middlese…
Teenage Trio Causes Over $20K In Damage At CT High School: Police Teenage Trio Causes Over $20K In Damage At CT High School: Police
Teenage Trio Causes Over $20K In Damage At CT High School: Police Three men and one juvenile suspect face charges after causing over $20,000 in damage to a high school in Connecticut, police announced.  Three 18-year-olds, Jonathan Gosnell, Henry Grabowski, and Mackie Olynnger, were arrested by warrant in connection with vandalism in Middlesex County at the Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Connecticut State Police announced on Friday, April 26.  The arrests stemmed from an incident on Sunday, April 7, when troopers learned of vandalism discovered at the school, located at 256 Kelsey Hill Rd.  According to police, a…
Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield After Chase Through McDonald's Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield After Chase Through McDonald's
Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield After Chase Through McDonald's A 21-year-old Fairfield County man wanted for car burglaries was apprehended after police chased him through a McDonald's restaurant and found him under a car in a grocery store parking lot. The incident occurred in Fairfield at around 5:40 a.m. Thursday in the area of Ann Street and Nichols Street. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police officers responded to the area after receiving a report of car alarms going off. Two suspects were seen riding bikes wearing face masks. Stahl added that a similar complaint had been made earlier that morning, at 1:30 a.m., of two men atte…
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say A Connecticut motorist who allegedly fled the scene of a crash was caught hiding with drugs and cash, police said. The incident occurred in Ridgefield at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the area of 786 Ridgebury Road. According to Capt. Jeff Raines of the Ridgefield Police, officers responded to a motorcycle accident report and found the vehicle lying in the roadway but no rider. During a search of the area, officers found a jacket and a backpack in a nearby yard containing a "large amount" of narcotics and a firearm, Raines said. He added that a short time later, officers lo…
CT Man Charged For 'Displaying' Gun During Road Rage Incident CT Man Charged For 'Displaying' Gun During Road Rage Incident
CT Man Charged For 'Displaying' Gun During Road Rage Incident A Connecticut man was charged with threatening after allegedly displaying a gun during a road rage incident on Route 72. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 1, on westbound Route 72 in Plainville. According to Connecticut State Police, a tow truck operator reported they had been traveling to a call for service on Route 72 eastbound and entered the emergency turnaround area to reach their destination.  The driver explained that as they entered the turnaround a passenger vehicle entered the turnaround at a high rate of speed, nearly colliding wi…
Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight
Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight Two Connecticut men have been charged in connection with a shooting at a group of people during an argument at a bar. The incident occurred in New Haven around 2 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Taurus B Cafe in the area of Thompson Street and Division Divison Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, during an investigation, Officer Joshua Hurlburt was able to determine that Walter Casteel, age 34, and Demont Simuel, age 31, both of New Haven were involved in an argument at the Taurus B Cafe with another group of people.  Following the argument…
Duo In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Extensive Chase: Police Duo In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Extensive Chase: Police
Duo In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Extensive Chase: Police A Western Massachusetts duo caught in a vehicle stolen from Connecticut were both apprehended following an extensive pursuit in New York, police announced. The events leading up to the arrests began on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 1:40 a.m., when a patrol officer on the Saw Mill River Parkway in the Westchester County village of Dobbs Ferry saw a stolen Nissan Rogue pass him in the area of Ashford Avenue, according to the department's Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  When the officer pulled out behind the Nissan, which had been stolen from the Hartford County town of Enfield, the …
Stamford Convicted Felon Charged With Having Assault-Style Guns Stamford Convicted Felon Charged With Having Assault-Style Guns
Stamford Convicted Felon Charged With Having Assault-Style Guns A Fairfield County man was busted for allegedly having several guns, including an assault rifle and semi-automatic pistol. Anthony Hicks, age 42, of Stamford, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 18 following an investigation by the Stamford Police Department's Narcotics and Organized Crime unit. According to Assistant Chief Rich Conklin, during the investigation, agents learned that Hicks, who is a convicted felon, was storing multiple firearms, including a Draco-stye assault rifle in his apartment. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, the unit seized the assault rifle containing nine 9mm rounds and a high-capa…
Norwalk Man Dressed In Camo With Gun Apprehended, Police Say Norwalk Man Dressed In Camo With Gun Apprehended, Police Say
Norwalk Man Dressed In Camo With Gun Apprehended, Police Say A Fairfield County man dressed in full camouflage carrying what appeared to be an AK-47 was nabbed lying prone on a city bike path. The incident took place in Norwalk around 9:15 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 14 at the intersection of Maple Street and Van Buren Avenue. Officers responded to the area after receiving several calls and found Brandon Wagshol, age 26, of Norwalk, lying prone on the bike path to the rear of Lynes Place, said Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police. Wagshol was dressed in full camouflage and had what appeared to be an AK-47-styled assault rifle lying on the groun…
Greenwich Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets: Police Greenwich Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets: Police
Greenwich Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets: Police A Fairfield County man faces charges after breaking the door of a deli in Westchester and stealing cash and lottery tickets, police announced. New, updated report - Man Nabbed For Deli Burglary In Mamaroneck: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say Greenwich resident Cesar Salazar-Duque, age 36, was arrested by Harrison Police on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in connection with a commercial burglary that happened on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the department said.  According to police, during the burglary, Salazar-Duque allegedly smashed the front glass door of a local deli and food market an…
33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say 33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say
33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say A 33-year-old Connecticut man allegedly high on some type of drug, was apprehended by police after walking through a busy mall with an exposed firearm. New Haven County resident Victor Ayala Jr., of Meriden, was nabbed by police on a scooter with a gun in plain sight on the handlebars on Saturday, Nov. 25. According to Meriden Police, around 2:30 p.m., Meriden Mall security called police to report Ayala in the mall carrying an exposed handgun. Security later reported Ayala had left the mall on a scooter with the firearm tucked on the handlebars, police said. Meriden police found Ayala on …
'John' Shoots At Prostitute With CT History After 'Golden Shower' At PA Days Inn: Police 'John' Shoots At Prostitute With CT History After 'Golden Shower' At PA Days Inn: Police
'John' Shoots At Prostitute With CT History After 'Golden Shower' At PA Days Inn: Police A man is in the hospital and a Washington, DC woman — who previously pleaded guilty to prostitution in Maryland — has been arrested in Pennsylvania after a bizarre situation at a Days Inn, authorities announced on Monday, Nov. 20.  Brittany Kemi Abosede, 34 originally from the US Capitol City of Washington, most recently of York, PA, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 19, in what Northern York County Regional police Lt. Gregg Anderson called a "shots fired" incident.  Abosede was found by NYCRPD officers who were responding to the incident in the parking lot of the Days Inn located at 334 Arse…
Man Nabbed After Leaving Loaded Handgun In Diner Bathroom in Norwalk: Police Man Nabbed After Leaving Loaded Handgun In Diner Bathroom in Norwalk: Police
Man Nabbed After Leaving Loaded Handgun In Diner Bathroom in Norwalk: Police A 38-year-old man was slapped with criminal charges and a $500,000 bond after leaving an illegally possessed handgun in the bathroom of a Fairfield County diner, police said. Norwalk resident Christopher Miles, age 38, was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 21 by members of the Norwalk Detective Bureau in connection with an incident involving an illegally possessed handgun that happened in September, Norwalk Police announced. According to the department, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, officers responded to the Post Road Diner at 312 Connecticut Ave. (Route 1), where a 9mm Glock handgun loaded with 13 …
Tip Leads To Arrest Of Stamford Multi-Strikes Felon With Illegal Gun, Ammo, Police Say Tip Leads To Arrest Of Stamford Multi-Strikes Felon With Illegal Gun, Ammo, Police Say
Tip Leads To Arrest Of Stamford Multi-Strikes Felon With Illegal Gun, Ammo, Police Say With help from a Crime Stoppers tip, narcotics investigators nabbed a multi-time convicted Fairfield County felon with an alleged illegal gun. The incident took place in Stamford on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the area of Main and Clinton Avenues. According to Assistant Chief of the Stamford Police Richard Conklin, detectives conducted a firearm investigation into Jermell “Polo” Sims, age 43, of Stamford, who was in possession of an illegal firearm. With the assistance of Patrol Officers and K-9 Gale, investigators were able to safely detain Sims in the parking lot of 40 Clinton Avenue, Conklin …
Woman Dragged, Run Over By Car During Fight In CT: Police Woman Dragged, Run Over By Car During Fight In CT: Police
Woman Dragged, Run Over By Car During Fight In CT: Police A woman faces several criminal charges after dragging and running over a victim with her car during an altercation in Connecticut, police said.  The incident happened in Litchfield County on Saturday, Aug. 26 around 1:30 p.m., when Torrington Police responded to the area of 127 Turner Ave., where a woman was reported to have been hit by a car.  According to the department, arriving officers found 61-year-old Wanda Garceau lying on the road with serious injuries. She was later taken to Saint Mary's Hospital to receive treatment, where she was later reported to b…
Man Threatens To Kill Victim, Children On Bikes While Driving By in CT: Police Man Threatens To Kill Victim, Children On Bikes While Driving By in CT: Police
Man Threatens To Kill Victim, Children On Bikes While Driving By in CT: Police A 63-year-old man faces criminal charges after allegedly threatening to kill a victim and his three children while they were riding bicycles together in Connecticut, police said.  The arrest resulted from an incident in New Haven County on Saturday, Aug. 26 around 4:10 p.m., when authorities responded to a threatening incident in Milford near 75 Cornflower Dr.  According to Milford Police, arriving officers met with the victim, who told them that he had been riding bicycles with his three children when the suspect, Milford resident Thomas Kaczynski, age 63, drove past them in…
Same Store Burglarized Twice By Suspects From Fairfield County In Separate Incidents: Police Same Store Burglarized Twice By Suspects From Fairfield County In Separate Incidents: Police
Same Store Burglarized Twice By Suspects From Fairfield County In Separate Incidents: Police A total of eight suspects from Connecticut face charges after stealing from the same Hudson Valley store in two separate incidents, police said. The first of the thefts happened on Tuesday, Aug. 8 just after 4 p.m., when Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies saw several suspects entering and leaving an unnamed store in Southeast and delivering items to a vehicle in the parking lot.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspects were dressed in bubble jackets which were out of place in the warm weather, and appeared to be hiding items under them.  Sheriff's deputies then quickly took…
'Lostt Boy' Nabbed For Rioting, Damaging Car On CT Roadway 'Lostt Boy' Nabbed For Rioting, Damaging Car On CT Roadway
'Lostt Boy' Nabbed For Rioting, Damaging Car On CT Roadway A man with an active warrant for family violence admitted to participating in a "street takeover" event in Connecticut, officials said.  Hartford County resident Marc Trevon Mann, age 21, of Bloomfield, turned himself in on Wednesday, Aug. 16 for his part in attacking a convertible car during a "street takeover" event that took place in Tolland County on Tuesday, May 21 in the town of Tolland, according to the Connecticut State Police. Street takeovers involve a group of people blocking a public street off from traffic so participants can perform car stunts like drifting and burnouts, …
CT Man Steals His Own Mercedes Benz, Caught Driving It: Police CT Man Steals His Own Mercedes Benz, Caught Driving It: Police
CT Man Steals His Own Mercedes Benz, Caught Driving It: Police A Connecticut man faces charges after he was caught driving his vehicle in Westchester which he had stolen from a repossession yard, police said.  The incident happened on Friday, July 21 around 10:15 a.m., when Westchester County Police were notified that a stolen Mercedes Benz SUV was driving in White Plains.  According to authorities, an officer soon found the vehicle a short time later and pulled it over in Greenburgh. The driver then showed the officer paperwork indicating that he owned the car. However, when the officer checked with the North Branford Police Department in N…
Wallingford Man Who Tried To Buy Sex From 14-Year-Old Nabbed For Child Porn: Police Wallingford Man Who Tried To Buy Sex From 14-Year-Old Nabbed For Child Porn: Police
Wallingford Man Who Tried To Buy Sex From 14-Year-Old Nabbed For Child Porn: Police A Connecticut man was arrested for the second time this year, this time for child porn charges, officials say.  New Haven County resident Joseph Anthony Bird, of Wallingford, was arrested on Monday, July 10 for child porn charges only two months after he was arrested for attempting to pay to have sex with a 14-year-old, according to the Wallingford Police Department. Bird attempted to solicit sex from a 14-year-old in February of 2023 after an undercover police officer contacted Bird on an online chat application.  Bird steered the conversation with the undercover offic…
Road Rage Leads To CT Shopping Center Shooting, Police Say Road Rage Leads To CT Shopping Center Shooting, Police Say
Road Rage Leads To CT Shopping Center Shooting, Police Say A Connecticut man wanted in connection with a shooting in a shopping center parking lot last month that injured one has turned himself in to police. New Haven County resident Jonathan Javier Martinez, age 24, of Ansonia was arrested on Tuesday, July 11 by warrant for his involvement in the Thursday, June 22, shooting in the Rite Aid and Marshalls parking lot at 407 Main St., said Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police. Lynch said Martinez was the aggressor in a dispute that started over Martinez believing the victim, a 31-year-old Ansonia resident, said something to him as the victim drove…
Man Carjacks Victim In Bridgeport, Hands Keys To Tow Truck Driver: Police Man Carjacks Victim In Bridgeport, Hands Keys To Tow Truck Driver: Police
Man Carjacks Victim In Bridgeport, Hands Keys To Tow Truck Driver: Police A man faces charges after allegedly giving a tow truck driver the keys to a vehicle that he had stolen during an armed carjacking in Connecticut, police said.  The arrest stemmed from an incident that began in New Haven County on Saturday, May 27 at 7:40 a.m., when Milford Police received a report from a tow truck driver regarding a suspicious man. According to Milford Police, the man had given the tow truck driver keys to a vehicle, told them that it was his brother's car, and that he was "done putting money into it” before walking away.  This vehicle was later confirmed to be s…
Stratford Man Trespasses, Interferes With House Fire Response, Police Say Stratford Man Trespasses, Interferes With House Fire Response, Police Say
Stratford Man Trespasses, Interferes With House Fire Response, Police Say A 25-year-old Fairfield County man faces charges after allegedly interfering with officers as they responded to a house fire in Litchfield County, police said.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 25 around 8 a.m., when police responded to a house in Harwinton at 100 Wildcat Hill Rd. for a reported structure fire, according to state police.  While troopers responded to the fire, 25-year-old Stratford resident Ronald Nelson allegedly trespassed onto the scene and interfered with police while they were investigating the blaze.  Nelson was then arrested and charged with the…
Former NBA Star Arrested After Incident At Juice Shop In Stamford Former NBA Star Arrested After Incident At Juice Shop In Stamford
Former NBA Star Arrested After Incident At Juice Shop In Stamford Former NBA player Ben Gordon, who grew up in Westchester and starred at the University of Connecticut, faces numerous charges after allegedly threatening employees at a Fairfield County juice shop just a day after his former team won the NCAA men's basketball championship, police said. The incident happened in Stamford on Gordon's birthday, Tuesday, April 4, when police responded to Juice Kings at 36 Atlantic St. around 10 a.m. on a report of a man who had threatened employees with a knife and was acting "bizarre and aggressive," according to Stamford Police Assistant Chief Richard Conk…
Massive Fairfield County Internet Outage: Duo Accused Of Cutting Fiber Optic Lines Massive Fairfield County Internet Outage: Duo Accused Of Cutting Fiber Optic Lines
Massive Fairfield County Internet Outage: Duo Accused Of Cutting Fiber Optic Lines Two people have been charged with cutting fiber optic lines which resulted in more than 40,000 customers with lost internet, TV, and phone service in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Norwalk on Friday, March 24 around 7:15 a.m. Norwalk officers responded to a report of damage to Optimum cable lines on Broad Street. Optimum personnel on the scene reported over 2000 fiber optic lines had been cut and as a result, over 40,000 customers had lost service, said Norwalk Deputy Police Chief Terrence Blake. The outages were mainly in Norwalk and New Canaan. Earlier repo…