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CT Man Shot By Police Officers, Charged With Attempted Assault CT Man Shot By Police Officers, Charged With Attempted Assault
CT Man Shot By Police Officers, Charged With Attempted Assault A man shot by two Connecticut police officers has been charged with alleged attempted assault on a police officer after his release from the hospital. New Haven County resident Kyle O’Creene, age 24, of Naugatuck, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, in Naugatuck. His arrest warrant stems from an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 25, around 9:15 a.m., when the Naugatuck Police Department received a 911 call that there was a man with a knife at Baummer’s Pond Park acting erratically, the department said. Police said Naugatuck officers responded to the park located on Mill Street. They fo…
Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say
Man Charged In Darien Trying To Open Account With Fake ID Police nabbed a 46-year-old man who allegedly attempted to open an account at a Fairfield County bank with a fraudulent identification.  The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, April 12, at the TD Bank at 55 Post Road.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, New York City resident Wesley Gabriel, age 46, of Brooklyn, was attempting to open a bank account with a current customer's identification and then attempted to leave the bank.  When officers spoke with Gabriel, he refused to identify himself and refused to answer any questions, Skoumbros said…
Clocked at 105 MPH, CT Man Attempts To Elude State Police, Cops Say Clocked at 105 MPH, CT Man Attempts To Elude State Police, Cops Say
Clocked at 105 MPH, CT Man Attempts To Elude State Police, Cops Say A Connecticut man was charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly reaching speeds of 115 mph while attempting to evade a traffic stop. The incident took place in Middlesex and Hartford counties on Wednesday, March 13 on Route 66. According to Connecticut State Police, Middlesex County resident Joshua Secore, 27,  of East Hampton, was spotted by a trooper in Hartford County in a GMC K2500 pickup truck on Route 66 in Marlborough traveling at a high rate of speed, toward East Hampton. The trooper said that as the truck approached vehicles traveling ahead of it, the operator m…
Girl Latest To Be Charged For Violent CT Street Takeover Girl Latest To Be Charged For Violent CT Street Takeover
Girl Latest To Be Charged For Violent CT Street Takeover A Connecticut girl has been charged with inciting a riot for allegedly taking part in a large street takeover in which a police officer was attacked and injured. The girl, who was not identified due to her age, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 in New Haven County for the incident that occurred in the Milford Stop & Shop parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. According to Milford Police, the girl took part in a large street takeover that included more than 100 participants and numerous vehicles. A Milford Police officer who arrived on the scene was attacked by the crowd and suffered in…
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…
19-Year-Old Charged In Violent CT Street Takeover That Injured Police Officer 19-Year-Old Charged In Violent CT Street Takeover That Injured Police Officer
19-Year-Old Charged In Violent CT Street Takeover That Injured Police Officer A 19-year-old man has been charged with rioting after allegedly taking part in a violent street takeover in a Connecticut parking lot. The incident took place in New Haven County around 1:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Stop & Shop parking lot on Bridgeport Avenue in Milford. According to the Milford Police, an officer spotted numerous vehicles and more than 100 people in the parking lot of the shopping center. The officer was immediately confronted by several individuals and then surrounded by a large crowd and assaulted from behind, resulting in the officer being injured, polic…
Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police
Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police A 25-year-old woman faces several charges after she was caught attempting to cash a stolen check at a Fairfield County bank, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Friday, Oct. 20 around 5:30 p.m., when Darien Police officers responded to a TD Bank located at 55 Post Rd. (Route 1) after receiving a report of a suspect trying to cash a stolen check, according to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros. Arriving officers soon identified the suspect as 25-year-old Bronx resident Chanelle Griffin, who told them that her name was "Janet" and that the check belonged to her. …
Police Officer Uses Golf Cart To Catch Suspect Wanted For Violating Protective Order In Shelton Police Officer Uses Golf Cart To Catch Suspect Wanted For Violating Protective Order In Shelton
Police Officer Uses Golf Cart To Catch Suspect Wanted For Violating Protective Order In Shelton A quick-thinking Fairfield County cop briefly commandeered a golf cart as he chased a suspect wanted for allegedly violating a protective order as he ran across a golf course toward a cemetery. The incident took place in Shelton on Sunday, Oct. 1. According to Shelton Police, New London County resident Michael Busto, age 33, of New London, was nabbed after police received a call that he had violated a protective order. When police arrived at the home, Busto had fled just minutes before through a wooded area toward the Brownson County Club, police said.  When officers arrived at the c…
CT Man Charged After Threatening Bystanders At Basketball Tournament, Police Say CT Man Charged After Threatening Bystanders At Basketball Tournament, Police Say
CT Man Charged After Threatening Bystanders At Basketball Tournament, Police Say A Connecticut man was arrested for allegedly causing a scene at a basketball court while a tournament was underway. New Haven County resident Hoony Kwak, age 34, of Milford, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer on Friday, Aug. 11 in Milford. Milford Police officers responded to the basketball court behind 57 New Haven Ave., for a report that Kwak was causing a disturbance, the department said. Milford Police said the basketball courts were closed to the public because of a basketball tournament. Kwak walked onto the court and began shooting around. When to…
CT Woman In Stolen Vehicle Rams Cruisers, Almost Hits Officer, Police Say CT Woman In Stolen Vehicle Rams Cruisers, Almost Hits Officer, Police Say
CT Woman In Stolen Vehicle Rams Cruisers, Almost Hits Officer, Police Say A Connecticut woman was charged with four counts of alleged evading responsibility after she was caught in a stolen vehicle and rammed police vehicles and nearly hit an officer in an effort to get away. The incident took place in Hartford County on Tuesday, July 1 in the parking lot at 1428 Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester. Lt. Ryan Shea of the Manchester Police said officers located a stolen vehicle that had been reported stolen and was allegedly involved in a shoplifting incident at Dick's Sports Goods several hours before. Upon locating the stolen 2012 Nissan Altima taken from Hartfor…
CT Man Nabbed For Driving Over 130 MPH, Evading Officers: Police CT Man Nabbed For Driving Over 130 MPH, Evading Officers: Police
CT Man Nabbed For Driving Over 130 MPH, Evading Officers: Police A weeks-long investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Connecticut man who was seen driving over 130 miles per hour, police said.  Hartford resident Justin Davenport, age 36, was arrested on Thursday, July 6 for reckless driving charges in connection with an incident that happened in May 2023, according to Connecticut State Police.  According to authorities, on Wednesday, May 31, a trooper assigned to the State Police Aggressive Driving Enforcement Team saw a BMW sedan driving at reckless speeds on Route 2 in Colchester and clocked it going over 130 mph.  The BMW co…
CT Woman Accused Of Dropping Infant While Drunk CT Woman Accused Of Dropping Infant While Drunk
CT Woman Accused Of Dropping Infant While Drunk A Connecticut woman has been charged with risk of injury to a child after allegedly dropping an infant at an area hotel. The incident took place in New Haven County on Monday, March 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn at 291 Old Gate Lane in Milford. Milford police responded to the hotel for a report of a domestic incident involving Krystal Matyasovsky, age 34, of Waterbury, and another person, police said. The victim told officers he was attempting to pick up an infant from Matyasovsky, who was intoxicated and could not care for it. The victim stated that they observed Matyasovsky drop the …
Darien Train Station Car Break-Ins: Suspect Charged Gave False Name, Police Say Darien Train Station Car Break-Ins: Suspect Charged Gave False Name, Police Say
Darien Train Station Car Break-Ins: Suspect Charged Gave False Name, Police Say A suspect has been apprehended for allegedly attempting to break into cars at a Fairfield County train station. The incident took place in Darien at the Noroton Heights Train Station around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. Officers were called to the Noroton Heights Train Station parking lot on a report of a man pulling on vehicle door handles, said Darien PD Sgt. Dan Skoumbros. Officers spotted a man matching the description provided by the complainant who was later identified as Jose Borgen-Reyes, age 32, of Paterson, New Jersey. When officers first asked Borgen-Reyes f…
Woman, Man Become Combative With Troopers After Burglary In CT, Police Say Woman, Man Become Combative With Troopers After Burglary In CT, Police Say
Woman, Man Become Combative With Troopers After Burglary In CT, Police Say A woman and man are facing charges after a burglary and fight with officers in Connecticut. At around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, troopers from Troop C in Tolland responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind a residence on Middle Turnpike, in Mansfield.  The reporting party advised Troop C that the residence was known to be unoccupied for an extended period of time, state police said.  Upon arrival, responding troopers observed a Chevrolet Cruze, parked at the rear of the residence, and a man, later identified as Windham County resident Travis Steele, age 33, o…
CT Man Accused Of Striking 4 Pedestrians With SUV, Killing 2 In Hit-Run Crash CT Man Accused Of Striking 4 Pedestrians With SUV, Killing 2 In Hit-Run Crash
CT Man Accused Of Striking 4 Pedestrians With SUV, Killing 2 In Hit-Run Crash A 34-year-old man is facing charges after police said he struck four pedestrians with an SUV, killing two people in Connecticut last year. Hartford County resident Shawn Wright, of Windsor, was arrested at about 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Connecticut State Police reported.  He was charged with evading responsibility - resulting in death and interfering with an officer, State Police said. Troopers responded to I-91 northbound in Wethersfield near Exit 27 at about 4 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2021, to investigate a crash, authorities said. Police said troopers determined that four pe…
Suspect Nabbed After Burglary At CT Store Suspect Nabbed After Burglary At CT Store
Suspect Nabbed After Burglary At CT Store An 18-year-old man is accused of burglarizing a Connecticut gun shop. Troopers in Windham County responded to a report of an active burglary at Aces Defense in Killingly at about 3:10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, Connecticut State Police said. Responding troopers saw that the front door and glass display cases in the business, located at 748 North Main St., were damaged, authorities said. Outside of the building, troopers located Isaias Reyes, of Killingly, and arrested him after an investigation, State Police reported. Police said Reyes was charged with: Third-degree burglary F…
Trio Caught Breaking Into Cars In Fairfield County, Police Say Trio Caught Breaking Into Cars In Fairfield County, Police Say
Trio Caught Breaking Into Cars In Fairfield County, Police Say Three Connecticut teenagers have been charged for allegedly breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of a Fairfield County apartment complex. The three were arrested in Trumbull on Wednesday, Sept. 7, following the incident at the Ten Trumbull Apartments. The New Haven County teens, identified as David Mitchell, age 18, a 17-year-old, and a 16-year-old, all of Meriden, were arrested around 3 a.m. after police were called to 100 Oakview Drive to investigate a report of three people that were dressed in black and entering vehicles in the parking lot, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull…
Fairfield County Man Threatens To Shoot Security Staff At Mall In Region, Police Say Fairfield County Man Threatens To Shoot Security Staff At Mall In Region, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Threatens To Shoot Security Staff At Mall In Region, Police Say An alleged drunk Fairfield County man was arrested after threatening to shoot security guards at a popular Connecticut mall. The incident took place in New Haven County at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford on Monday, Aug. 29. According to the Milford Police, Jeffrey Fequiere, age 35, of Bridgeport, officers were called to the central lounge of the mall for a report of an intoxicated man.  When officers arrived, they found Fequiere being disruptive and drinking a beer inside of the mall. He was observed to be loud, rude, and aggressive as well as smelling of alcohol o…
Woman Becomes Physical With Officer During Incident In Fairfield County, Police Say Woman Becomes Physical With Officer During Incident In Fairfield County, Police Say
Woman Becomes Physical With Officer During Incident In Fairfield County, Police Say A woman with a warrant out for her arrest has been charged following a 2021 incident where she became physical with officers attempting to intervene during an investigation, police said. Police in Darien were contacted by Dellwood Road resident Maureen Ruckman, age 43, on October 26, 2021, in regards to an argument she had been involved in with someone at her home. According to a spokesperson from the Darien Police Department, while officers were at the scene investigating the incident, Ruckman became uncooperative and at one point physical with one of the officers. It is unclear what cau…
CT Man Runs Onto I-95, Carjacks Big Rig And Hits 10 Vehicles, Police Say CT Man Runs Onto I-95, Carjacks Big Rig And Hits 10 Vehicles, Police Say
CT Man Runs Onto I-95, Carjacks Big Rig And Hits 10 Vehicles, Police Say A Connecticut man police believe was high on drugs was arrested after running into traffic on I-95, carjacking a big rig, and then hit 10 vehicles before crashing into a metal guard rail. The chain of events began around 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, when Connecticut State Police Troop G received multiple 911 calls of a pedestrian running across the I-95 southbound lanes, in the area of Exit 46 in New Haven.  A short time later the pedestrian, later identified as Frank Montes-Rivera. age 50, of New Haven, carjacked a tractor-trailer unit, state police said.  Montes-Rivera allegedl…
Woman Arrested For DUI, Fighting With Darien Cops After Crash, Police Say Woman Arrested For DUI, Fighting With Darien Cops After Crash, Police Say
Woman Arrested For DUI, Fighting With Darien Cops After Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County woman who was involved in a single-vehicle crash and then became violent with police officers has been arrested. Amy Moran, age 44, of West Redding, was arrested by Darien Police on Tuesday, April 27 for the crash which took place in March, on Post Road in Darien, said Sgt. James Palmieri. When the crash occurred, officers found a single white vehicle resting against the bridge abutment on the side of the eastbound lane of Post Road, Palmieri said. Contact was made with Moran, who was in the driver’s seat. When asked what had occurred, initially Moran…
Fairfield County Man Accused Of Making False Robbery Claim, Police Say Fairfield County Man Accused Of Making False Robbery Claim, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Accused Of Making False Robbery Claim, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly falsely claiming that he was robbed at gunpoint and his vehicle was stolen. David Manning, age 34, of Shelton, was arrested on Tuesday, April 6, by Shelton Police for lying about the event which he reported on Monday, March 15, said Detective Richard Bango. According to Bango, on March 15, Manning called Shelton Police saying he had been robbed at gunpoint by two men on Myrtle Street. Manning told officers the two men stole his vehicle and his cell phone during the robbery. An investigation by the Detective Bureau revealed the vehicle…
Fairfield County Man Nabbed For Using False Name, Other Traffic Violations, Police Say Fairfield County Man Nabbed For Using False Name, Other Traffic Violations, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Nabbed For Using False Name, Other Traffic Violations, Police Say A Fairfield County man was arrested for allegedly providing a false name when he was pulled over for a traffic violation and for resisting arrest. Thomas Willoughby, age 54, of Norwalk, was arrested on Monday, March 29, by New Canaan Police on a warrant for the incident which took place in September, said Lieutenant Jason Ferraro of the New Canaan Police. According to Ferraro, during the September stop, Willoughby allegedly provided officers with a false name, was driving with expired registration, did not have a driver's license, and was driving without insurance. Willoughby was arre…
Fairfield Man Nabbed With Loaded Magazine, Drugs After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say Fairfield Man Nabbed With Loaded Magazine, Drugs After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say
Fairfield Man Nabbed With Loaded Magazine, Drugs After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly running from police during a motor vehicle stop and for having a loaded firearm magazine. The incident took place around 2:24 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 28, when Bridgeport Police attempted a vehicle stop of Christopher Serrano, of Bridgeport, for not having a registration, said Scott Appleby, director of emergency management. After getting out of the vehicle, Serrano allegedly began to run away from officers while clutching his waistband. During the brief foot pursuit, two objects fell from his pants, Appleby said. Serrano was caught in the a…
Fairfield County Teen Nabbed For Downloading, Possession Of Child Porn, Police Say Fairfield County Teen Nabbed For Downloading, Possession Of Child Porn, Police Say
Fairfield County Teen Nabbed For Downloading, Possession Of Child Porn, Police Say A Fairfield County teen has been arrested for downloading and possession of child pornography. Sam Gold, age 19, of Westport, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 6, following an investigation that took place in April, said Westport Police Lieutenant David Wolf.  According to Wolf, on Saturday, April 4, the Westport Police Department received information that a town resident was possibly downloading child pornography onto his computer.  The sergeant investigating the matter was able to determine that the IP address of the computer being utilized to download the susp…
Man Accused Of Threatening Officers In New Canaan, Police Say Man Accused Of Threatening Officers In New Canaan, Police Say
Man Accused Of Threatening Officers In New Canaan, Police Say A 61-year-old man visiting a friend's house in Fairfield County accrued charged after physically threatening officers responding to the friend's house, said police.  Christopher Higbie, of Stratford, refused when officers, dispatched to check the welfare of the homeowner whom Higbie was visiting, asked him to step away from his car in the driveway, said New Canaan Police.  After Higbie threatened the well-being of the responding officers, he was taken into custody.  Higbie was charged with the misdemeanor of interfering with an officer, and released from custody after p…
Stamford Teen, Two Minors Caught Hiding After Stealing From Vehicles In New Canaan, Police Say Stamford Teen, Two Minors Caught Hiding After Stealing From Vehicles In New Canaan, Police Say
Stamford Teen, Two Minors Caught Hiding After Stealing From Vehicles In New Canaan, Police Say Three teenagers attempted to hide from investigators in Fairfield County after being busted stealing from parked vehicles, police said. Officers from the New Canaan Police Department responded to the intersection of Richmond Hill Road and Weed Street at approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, where there were reports of suspects rummaging through parked vehicles. Police said that officers located the first suspect, Stamford resident Kaymani Robinson, 19, hiding under a parked car in an Ash Tree Lane driveway.  Robinson, who is on probation, was taken into custody without incident…
COVID-19: Man Claiming To Have Virus Spits At Officers, Police Say COVID-19: Man Claiming To Have Virus Spits At Officers, Police Say
Covid-19: Man Claiming To Have Virus Spits At Officers, Police Say A Connecticut man who was having a fight with his roommate was arrested for allegedly spitting on police and then claimed to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Stephen McCarthy, 27, of Milford, was arrested on Thursday, April 30, after Milford Police responded to a Meadowside Road home for a domestic incident, said the Milford Police. When officers arrived on the scene they attempted to arrest McCarthy who is allegedly accused of spitting towards officers and stating he had COVID-19, police said. McCarthy allegedly resisted attempts to be placed in handcuffs and threaten…
Teen Charged With Attacking School Police Officer At High School, Police Say Teen Charged With Attacking School Police Officer At High School, Police Say
Teen Charged With Attacking School Police Officer At High School, Police Say An 18-year-old Fairfield County teen has been arrested for attacking a school resource officer at an area high school. Stefan Thomas, of Stratford, was arrested following an altercation at Stratford High School on Thursday, Feb. 13, said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti. According to Eannotti, during the incident Thomas refused to leave the school property when directed by the school staff and the school resource officer. When confronted by the school officer Thomas allegedly attacked the officer before he was taken into custody, Eannotti said.  Thomas was charged with…
Man Charged With Assaulting Woman During Domestic Dispute, Police Say Man Charged With Assaulting Woman During Domestic Dispute, Police Say
Man Charged With Assaulting Woman During Domestic Dispute, Police Say A 30-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. Gerald Vandrooge, of Milford, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 2, after police responded to Bridgeport Avenue for a report of a domestic dispute, Milford Police said. An investigation by officers on the scene found that Vandrooge, who is accused of yelling threatening messages at the woman, and that during a physical fight between the two, a knife was involved, police said.  Vandrooge was also allegedly aggressive towards officers while being taken into custody.  He was charged with …
Drunk Man Apprehended After Assaulting Medic Inside Ambulance, Bridgeport Police Say Drunk Man Apprehended After Assaulting Medic Inside Ambulance, Bridgeport Police Say
Drunk Man Apprehended After Assaulting Medic Inside Ambulance, Bridgeport Police Say A 30-year-old man who was allegedly drunk was arrested after attacking a medic inside an ambulance, police said. Peter Ragusa, address unknown, was arrested at 8:10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, by Bridgeport Police following the attack, said Scott Appleby, director of emergency management. According to Appleby, police responded to assist medics with a "very intoxicated," person who had a thumb injury and was not coopering and screaming obscenities at ambulance personnel. Once on the scene,  police talked Ragusa into going with the medics to receive medical assistance with the injury, App…