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CT Woman Caught On Camera Keying Car In Stop & Shop Parking Lot, Police Say CT Woman Caught On Camera Keying Car In Stop & Shop Parking Lot, Police Say
CT Woman Caught On Camera Keying Car In Stop & Shop Parking Lot, Police Say A Connecticut woman was charged with criminal mischief after she allegedly keyed a car in a grocery store parking lot. Hartford County resident Mimi L. Fluharty, age 62, of South Windsor, was arrested on Tuesday, April 30, for an incident in February at the Stop & Shop at 1739 Ellington Road in South Windsor.  According to Lt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Fluharty turned herself in to police after being caught on video surveillance causing the damage. She was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, May 15.
21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police 21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police
21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police A 21-year-old man is accused of leading criminal activity across Connecticut, including the theft of catalytic converters, wheels, all-terrain vehicles, and commercial burglaries, police announced. Hartford County resident Ethan Angel Nieves of Newington was arrested on Monday, April 29 following a nine-month investigation into a ring of thefts and burglaries across the state, Southington Police announced on Thursday, May 2.  According to the department, the investigation determined that Nieves had been using a gray 2023 Honda Odyssey stolen from Farmington to commit crimes in Southing…
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute A dispute over money owed led a Fairfield County man to allegedly break a window and bang on the windows and doors of a residence. The incident occurred in Darien around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 on West Avenue.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers responded to the home on the report of a dispute and broken window.  The resident said he spotted Joseph (Carl) Pribanic pull up to his home and he thought he was there to collect money that was owed to a family member, Skoumbros said.  Pribanic began pulling on the door handle and knocki…
Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say
Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
Man Found Sleeping In Employee's Car At Darien Self Storage Man Found Sleeping In Employee's Car At Darien Self Storage
Man Found Sleeping In Employee's Car At Darien Self Storage A man was charged with criminal trespass after he was allegedly found sleeping in the car of an employee at a Fairfield County self-storage business. Joshua Rubenfeld, age 35, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Hollow Tree Self Storage in Darien. Darien officers responded to Hollow Tree Self Storage on a report of an unknown man sleeping in an employee’s vehicle. The employee said that it appeared the vehicle’s window was broken to gain entry, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. When Rubenfeld was approached by officers he refused to tel…
Danbury Man Nabbed For Setting Fire To CT Residence, Police Say Danbury Man Nabbed For Setting Fire To CT Residence, Police Say
Danbury Man Nabbed For Setting Fire To CT Residence, Police Say A 54-year-old man faces arson charges after allegedly setting fire to a Connecticut residence, police announced. Fairfield County resident Jeremy Rawson of Danbury was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 25 around 6:30 p.m. in connection with a March 2023 house fire that happened in the Litchfield County town of New Milford, New Milford Police announced on Monday, Jan. 29.  According to police, on March 31, 2023, around 8:15 p.m., crews from several fire departments responded to a blaze at a residence on Kent Road in the New Milford village of Gaylordsville.  Following the fire, an i…
Fairfield County Woman Accused Of Cutting Jewish Federation Ribbons Off Trees Fairfield County Woman Accused Of Cutting Jewish Federation Ribbons Off Trees
Fairfield County Woman Accused Of Cutting Jewish Federation Ribbons Off Trees A Fairfield County woman was charged with criminal mischief for allegedly cutting down Jewish Federation blue ribbons at a town center. Sally Fattah, age 50, of Wilton, was charged on Tuesday, Jan. 23 by Wilton Police. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Abdel was caught cutting blue ribbons off the trees at the Wilton Town Center put up by the Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County. The federation was permitted to hang the ribbons by the Wilton Board of Selectmen.  Through an investigation, Fattah was identified and was charged with one count of criminal misc…
Man Attempts To Steal Copper Wire, Nabbed In CT: Police Man Attempts To Steal Copper Wire, Nabbed In CT: Police
Man Attempts To Steal Copper Wire, Nabbed In CT: Police A Connecticut man posing as a subcontractor with intentions to steal copper wire was caught by suspicious police. The Litchfield County incident happened on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the town of Plymouth. Just after 8:15 a.m. that morning, an alarm for a Connecticut Telecommunications System (CTS) Radio went off near 297 North Street, where 35-year-old Hartford County resident Nicholas Parent, who is from Bristol, had allegedly trespassed and was walking around a fenced-in area. Parent told officers who arrived that he was a subcontractor for a telecommunications company, but couldn’t…
Teen Accused Of Ramming CT State Police Cruiser With Septic Truck Teen Accused Of Ramming CT State Police Cruiser With Septic Truck
Teen Accused Of Ramming CT State Police Cruiser With Septic Truck A Connecticut teen was charged with criminal mischief after allegedly ramming a septic truck into a state police cruiser following an altercation with a woman. The incident occurred in New London County around 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5 near 136 Norwich Westerly Road in North Stonington. When troopers arrived, Donovan Beard, age 18, of Norwich, was driving a septic truck that "he had illegally gained access to," according to Connecticut State Police. When confronted by troopers, Beard rammed the truck into one of the cruisers before getting out and running away, police said. Beard was quickly…
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…
Nearly $14K In Losses After 20-Year-Old Burglarizes Greenwich Business, Police Say Nearly $14K In Losses After 20-Year-Old Burglarizes Greenwich Business, Police Say
Nearly $14K In Losses After 20-Year-Old Burglarizes Greenwich Business, Police Say A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a Connecticut business that left its owner out thousands of dollars. Marcos Scott, of New Haven, surrendered to Greenwich Police on an open warrant Tuesday, Dec. 19, in connection with the alleged burglary. Investigators said Scott and another person broke into the Mohegan Vape Shop and Cigar, located on East Putnam Avenue, on Tuesday, July 18. The owner told police that between the stolen and damaged property, the break-in cost them $13,700. Scott is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and larceny. He was unabl…
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.
Ex-Greenwich Resident Nabbed For Another Deli Burglary: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say Ex-Greenwich Resident Nabbed For Another Deli Burglary: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say
Ex-Greenwich Resident Nabbed For Another Deli Burglary: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say A former Connecticut resident and serial burglar faces more charges after breaking into another deli in Westchester, police announced.  Port Chester resident Cesar Salazar-Duque, age 36, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 7 in connection with a burglary that occurred at Sage Deli in Mamaroneck at 392 Palmer Ave., the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department announced.  According to the department, Salazar-Duque, who once lived in the Fairfield County town of Greenwich, allegedly broke the deli's front door window on Friday, Nov. 17. After receiving a report of the incident around…
CT Man Charged With Violating Protective Order, Assault CT Man Charged With Violating Protective Order, Assault
CT Man Charged With Violating Protective Order, Assault A 23-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars for allegedly violating a protective order by contacting the victim and assaulting them, even dragging them with his vehicle. Dometrius Cox, of New Haven, was charged on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Milford. Milford Police officers responded to a Boston Post Road business for a report of a breach of peace complaint after a victim said they had received numerous text messages from Cox who had come to the business looking for them. While at the business, police said Cox approached the victim from behind, wrapping his arms around their neck, rest…
CT Man Breaks Into Bedroom, Pushes Victim Against Wall During Burglary: Police CT Man Breaks Into Bedroom, Pushes Victim Against Wall During Burglary: Police
CT Man Breaks Into Bedroom, Pushes Victim Against Wall During Burglary: Police Hours after a Connecticut man originally trespassed on someone’s property, he took it a step further by breaking in, police said. It happened on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Tolland County town of Mansfield, according to Connecticut State Police. At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers received a 911 call from the victim, who was reporting an active burglary at their home. According to investigators, 37-year-old Keith Haddad of Mansfield had originally been involved with police earlier that day, when he is said to have trespassed on the victim’s property. That night, in an attempt to confront …
Ridgefield Woman Assaulted By Couple After Fight Over Unleashed Dog: Police Ridgefield Woman Assaulted By Couple After Fight Over Unleashed Dog: Police
Ridgefield Woman Assaulted By Couple After Fight Over Unleashed Dog: Police A couple faces charges after a middle-aged Connecticut woman was assaulted on a Northern Westchester hiking trail following a dispute over an unleashed dog, police said.  Around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, authorities received a call from a woman who said that she had been assaulted at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, located in the towns of Lewisboro and Pound Ridge. According to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary, the woman told authorities that she had been walking on a trail in the reservation when an unleashed dog ran up behind her.  She t…
CT Man Nabbed Following 'Suspicious' Incident: Police CT Man Nabbed Following 'Suspicious' Incident: Police
CT Man Nabbed Following 'Suspicious' Incident: Police A 60-year-old Connecticut man has been taken into custody following a police investigation. Litchfield County resident Glenn P. Tyler, of New Milford, was nabbed on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at approximately 12:30 p.m. for the incident that occurred nearly six months prior, according to Connecticut State Police. Though the precise details have not yet been made public, Tyler is accused of “suspicious” activity that occurred in the New Haven County town of Southbury on Saturday, June 3. He was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant and is charged with: Criminal mischief; Breach of peace…
Man Destroys $12K In Tequila At CT Liquor Store: Police Man Destroys $12K In Tequila At CT Liquor Store: Police
Man Destroys $12K In Tequila At CT Liquor Store: Police Police have arrested a man after he destroyed thousands of dollars worth of high-end liquor at a Connecticut store. It happened in New Haven County on Thursday, Oct. 26 just before 11 a.m. in  city of Milford. John Reynolds, age 56, of New Haven, walked into a Milford Total Wine and More, located at 230 Cherry Street, and asked staff about purchasing a large amount of Patrón tequila, which was locked in a case. While he was waiting for staff to return, Reynolds started banging the Patrón case. After breaking the glass, he took some of the bottles and placed them in his cart, wh…
18-Year-Old Charged With Fairfield Home Invasion, Assault 18-Year-Old Charged With Fairfield Home Invasion, Assault
18-Year-Old Charged With Fairfield Home Invasion, Assault An 18-year-old man has been charged with allegedly breaking into a Fairfield County home and assaulting a man as he slept. The incident took place in Fairfield on Sunday, Oct. 22 around 7:20 a.m. According to Fairfield Police, the victim called 911 to report that he had just been assaulted while asleep. Once on the scene, the victim told police he woke up "dazed and confused" as a man identified as Gabriel Garcia-Gonzalez, hometown unknown, was punching him in the face. Garcia-Gonzalez is the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s current girlfriend, police said. Police said a short time later Gar…
Greenwich Home Invasion: Man Forces Way Into Residence With Children Inside Greenwich Home Invasion: Man Forces Way Into Residence With Children Inside
Greenwich Home Invasion: Man Forces Way Into Residence With Children Inside A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly vandalizing several cars and forcing his way into an apartment with people inside, including children. The incident took place in Greenwich around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 in the area of Mill Street and Henry Street. According to Greenwich Police Deputy Chief Mark Zuccerella, officers responded to the area on a report of a man, later identified as Edwin Gutierrez-Vasco, age 52, of Greenwich, stabbing with a knife and damaging vehicles that were parked on the side of the street. While officers were en route, dispatch reported there …
Man Attacks Apartment Tenant With Machete In Bridgeport, Police Say Man Attacks Apartment Tenant With Machete In Bridgeport, Police Say
Man Attacks Apartment Tenant With Machete In Bridgeport, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and other charges after he allegedly attacked a person with a machete. The incident took place in Bridgeport on Monday, Oct. 2 on the 80th block of Elmwood Avenue. According to police, Morris Roberts, age 52, of Bridgeport, was charged after police responded to the apartment house where his mother once lived before her death, for a report of an assault with a dangerous weapon. On-scene reports indicated Roberts had an altercation with a person known to him and the person received a non-life-threatening wound from a ma…
CT Town Employee Caught Placing Fecal Matter Under Town Hall Door, Police Say CT Town Employee Caught Placing Fecal Matter Under Town Hall Door, Police Say
CT Town Employee Caught Placing Fecal Matter Under Town Hall Door, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with breach of peace and criminal mischief after allegedly placing fecal matter under a door at a town hall. Litchfield County resident Christopher Jordano, age 40, of North Canaan was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 6, for the incident that took place in July at the North Canaan Town Hall. According to Connecticut State Police, Jordano allegedly entered the Town Hall building and placed what appeared to be fecal matter underneath a secured office door.  A Town Hall employee, Jordano was captured by security cameras on the premises, state police said. …
Greenwich Man Charged With Threatening Store Employee, Breaking Glass Wall Greenwich Man Charged With Threatening Store Employee, Breaking Glass Wall
Greenwich Man Charged With Threatening Store Employee, Breaking Glass Wall A Fairfield County man was arrested for allegedly breaking a glass partition wall and threatening employees at a popular gas station/convenience store.  The incident took place in Greenwich on Sunday, Aug. 20 around 5:50 p.m. at the Mobil Station located at 520 East Putnam Ave. According to Lt. Patrick Smyth of the Greenwich Police, James Kimball, age 37, of Greenwich, was charged after police reviewed security footage which showed him breaking the partition wall at the front counter and threatening one of the employees by saying that he "should kill them for calling the cops." Kimbal…
Man Caught Vandalizing, Breaking Into Cars At Westport Train Station, Police Say Man Caught Vandalizing, Breaking Into Cars At Westport Train Station, Police Say
Man Caught Vandalizing, Breaking Into Cars At Westport Train Station, Police Say A man was charged with criminal mischief after he allegedly vandalized several vehicles at a train station in  Fairfield County. Gaspard Nicolas, age 31, was arrested in Westport on Wednesday, July 5, after police responded to a report of a man attempting to enter cars and vandalizing others at the Saugatuck Train Station, said Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police. When police arrived, they found Nicolas, a resident of Bridgeport, walking through the parking lot pulling on door handles, Woods said. The officer attempted to stop Nicolas but he continued walking awa…
Man Steals Catalytic Converters From Cars In CT: Police Man Steals Catalytic Converters From Cars In CT: Police
Man Steals Catalytic Converters From Cars In CT: Police A man faces numerous charges after allegedly stealing catalytic converters from vehicles throughout the Hudson Valley and Connecticut, including one that was parked at a high school, police said.  The arrest stemmed from an incident that happened on Thursday, March 23 around 3 p.m., when a Putnam County sheriff's deputy assigned as a school resource officer at Putnam Valley High School was told that a vehicle parked in the school's lot had a catalytic converter stolen from it.  According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, this deputy was able to obtain surveillance video …
Man Nabbed For Westport Gas Station Burglary, Police Say Man Nabbed For Westport Gas Station Burglary, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Westport Gas Station Burglary, Police Say A man wanted by Westport Police for more than a year for a gas station burglary has been arrested for the alleged crime. The burglary took place in Westport on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, around 4:40 am, at the Riverside Sunoco, at 240 Riverside Drive. According to Westport Police Lt. Eric Woods, an officer on routine patrol discovered a forced entry burglary.  A further investigation revealed that the glass in the front door was smashed, and entry was gained, Woods said. Tobacco products appeared to be the target of the burglary as vaping devices and cigarettes were the …
Assault: CT Group Home Staff Member Punches Man In Face, Police Say Assault: CT Group Home Staff Member Punches Man In Face, Police Say
Assault: CT Group Home Staff Member Punches Man In Face, Police Say A Connecticut man was charged with alleged assault after punching an intellectually disabled person in the face. The incident took place in New Haven County on Friday, April 28, in Naugatuck. Victor Ventura, age 29, of Waterbury, was arrested after Naugatuck Police responded to a group home for a report of a fight in progress, said the Naugatuck Police. When officers arrived on the scene, an investigation and witness statements determined that Ventura, a staff member, had punched an intellectually disabled adult in the face, police said. Ventura was charged with: Assault of a …
Social Media Challenge: 4 Charged After Crashing Into Greenwich Home In Stolen Car Social Media Challenge: 4 Charged After Crashing Into Greenwich Home In Stolen Car
Social Media Challenge: 4 Charged After Crashing Into Greenwich Home In Stolen Car Four men were arrested after a stolen car they were in crashed into a house in Fairfield County what police say is part of a TikTok challenge. The incident took place in Greenwich around 3 a.m., Friday, April 28 on Field Point Road. According to Greenwich Police, officers on patrol spotted a Kia Forte traveling recklessly and at a high rate of speed on Field Point Road.  Before officers could attempt to stop it, the vehicle had left the road and struck a house causing significant damage to both the car and the residence.  The four people in the Kia immediately fled the scene on …
Wilton Man Charged In Smoke Shop Attack Wilton Man Charged In Smoke Shop Attack
Wilton Man Charged In Smoke Shop Attack A Wilton man has been charged with criminal mischief after he allegedly walked into an area smoke shop and threw objects at an employee and damaged the store. The incident took in Fairfield County at the Mohegan Smoke Shop at 14 Danbury Road on Wednesday, March 29 in Wilton. According to Wilton Police Capt. Gregg Phillipson Peter Zareski, age 48, came in, damaged the shop, and threw objects at an employee. An arrest warrant was issued following an investigation and Zareski turned himself in at the Wilton Police Department on Friday, April 21, Phillpson said. Zareski was charged with crimi…
32-Year-Old Threatens To Kill Co-Worker, Shoot Up Danbury Business, Police Say 32-Year-Old Threatens To Kill Co-Worker, Shoot Up Danbury Business, Police Say
32-Year-Old Threatens To Kill Co-Worker, Shoot Up Danbury Business, Police Say A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to to kill a co-worker and "shoot up and bomb" the building. The incident took place in Danbury on Monday, April 17 at Arcmed located on Shelter Rock Road. According to Erin Henry, spokesperson for the Danbury Police, officers responders to the business after receiving a threatening complaint. Upon arrival, officers met with a manager who explained an incident that took place between two employees where one employee threatened to kill another. Additionally, a witness told police that the same employee made a threat to …