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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…
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police A 19-year-old man faces several charges after striking an officer and police vehicle while driving away from a traffic stop in Connecticut, authorities said. The incident leading to the arrest began in New Haven County on Wednesday, May 8, when a Milford Police officer saw a black Acura TSX allegedly slow down in the middle of an intersection and create a backfire while traveling west on Boston Post Road.  According to Milford Police, officers stopped the Acura and approached the vehicle, soon seeing what appeared to be a firearm in the back seat. At this time, the driver, 19-year-old …
Man Nabbed After Firing Gun At Playground In Bridgeport: Police Man Nabbed After Firing Gun At Playground In Bridgeport: Police
Man Nabbed After Firing Gun At Playground In Bridgeport: Police A Fairfield County man has been charged with risk of injury to a child after allegedly firing a gun near the entrance of a playground where numerous children and residents were due to warm, sunny weather. The 28-year-old was charged on Monday, May 6, for the incident in Bridgeport around 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Granfield Avenue. According to Sgt. Julio C. Diez of the Bridgeport Police, multiple officers arrived on the scene and immediately began searching for victims and suspects.  Officers were tipped off by a resident of a vehicle speeding off from the area and a man in all …
Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police
Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police A Fairfield County man upset over a bill is facing a breach of peace charge after allegedly grabbing his dry cleaning from an employee, injuring them, and then leaving without paying.  The incident occurred in Westport on Thursday, March 28, at the Minuteman Cleaners. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, officers initiated an investigation after a complaint was made about Glenn Leonard, age 62, of Bridgeport, who was upset over his bill. An employee reported Leonard was attempting to retrieve items from the business but disagreed with the price they were&…
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport A Connecticut man has been charged with the alleged shooting death of a Fairfield County teenager. New Haven County resident Kiheem Tyquan Benbow, age 21, of Ansonia, was charged on Friday, April 26, with killing a 17-year-old, Romain Sterling, a Bridgeport resident.  During an investigation into Sterling's murder, Bridgeport Police served a search warrant on Behhow on Wednesday, April 24. During the search, officers found a 9mm semiautomatic ghost gun.  At that time, he was charged with illegal transfer of a pistol, criminal violation of a protective order, and carrying a firea…
Video Shows Moment Trooper Struck By Car During Traffic Stop In Fairfield County Video Shows Moment Trooper Struck By Car During Traffic Stop In Fairfield County
Video Shows Moment Trooper Struck By Car During Traffic Stop In Fairfield County An officer-worn body camera was rolling when a Connecticut State Police trooper was struck by a car during a highway traffic stop. The Fairfield County incident happened at around 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, on I-95 in Bridgeport. According to the agency’s accident report, the trooper’s SUV was parked behind another car on the right shoulder of the interstate south of Exit 30 when a driver in the center lane lost control and struck the metal guardrail. The out-of-control driver then struck the trooper and crashed into the back of his patrol car, which was then pushed into the first vehicle…
Beloved Bridgeport Fire Marshal Dies Suddenly Beloved Bridgeport Fire Marshal Dies Suddenly
Beloved Bridgeport Fire Marshal Dies Suddenly A much beloved Fairfield County fire marshal has died suddenly, just a year before he planned to retire. Bridgeport Fire Marshal Alberto Hernandez, age 63, of Bridgeport, died on Monday, April 22.  “I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alberto Hernandez," said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. "We are all very grateful to have lived in a community where we could be under Hernandez’s protection as a Fire Marshal for the City of Bridgeport. He was a widely loved member of our community, and he will truly be missed by all who knew him." City officials said Herna…
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly stabbing another person in the chest. The incident occurred in Bridgeport at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, near the intersection of Middle Street and John Street.  According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers responding to a possible shooting found that a person had been stabbed in the chest and were on their way to a hospital. Patrol officers began canvassing the downtown area for the suspect and a crime scene. Gilleran said that police discovered and secured a crime scene outside the “G’s…
27-Year-Old Bridgeport Resident ID'd As Victim In Massachusetts Suspicious Death Investigation 27-Year-Old Bridgeport Resident ID'd As Victim In Massachusetts Suspicious Death Investigation
27-Year-Old Bridgeport Resident ID'd As Victim In Massachusetts Suspicious Death Investigation A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been identified as a victim of a suspicious death in Massachusetts after his body was found in a home with "apparent trauma." Fairfield County resident Brooks Hood, of Bridgeport, was found dead inside a Middlesex County home on Wednesday, April 10, on Fenwick Street in Framingham. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Hood was found after the Framingham Police Department received an anonymous 911 call.  On Thursday, April 18, Ryan said the case was referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who would determine the cause and manner o…
Teen Dies Week After Being Shot In Head In Bridgeport Teen Dies Week After Being Shot In Head In Bridgeport
Teen Dies Week After Being Shot In Head In Bridgeport A 17-year-old boy had died days after he was found shot in the head in Connecticut. Romain Sterling of Bridgeport died on Wednesday, April 17, from injuries sustained in the shooting that took place on Wednesday, April 10, along Park Avenue, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. "Romain Sterling's family have been in communication with the Bridgeport Police Department's Detective Bureau," Gilleran said. "This is a great loss to the City of Bridgeport and has impacted the officers who work diligently to protect the lives of all citizens in our community. The Police Department'…
Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests
Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests A city official has been charged with allegedly driving under the influence after hitting a tree in Fairfield County. Bridgeport Budget Chief Nestor Nkwo was arrested around 8 p.m., Friday, March 29, after officers responded to a report of a crash on Park Avenue. According to an arrest report prepared by Bridgeport Police Officer Ryan Wilson, when he first interacted with Nkwo, who serves as the director of Bridgeport's Office of Police and Management, he talked and acted "normally." Wilson wrote that, however, when he got close, he could smell alcohol and that Nkwo could not seem to stay …
New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall
New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall With a large increase in the number of people looking to get married at a Fairfield County city hall, city officials have changed the rules. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday, April 1 a new set of rules for weddings, and those obtaining marriage licenses beginning Monday, April 15. Weddings being performed for love birds who are not Bridgeport residents must fill out a digital marriage license application form on the City’s website and submit copies of photo IDs for both people being married.  The online application is already available for people to begin booking their a…
New Update: IDs Released For 2 Killed In Bridgeport Neighborhood Shooting New Update: IDs Released For 2 Killed In Bridgeport Neighborhood Shooting
New Update: IDs Released For 2 Killed In Bridgeport Neighborhood Shooting This story has been updated. The identities have been released of two people who were killed after a shooting in a Fairfield County neighborhood in an incident in which two others were injured. The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the intersection of Stratford Avenue and Logan Street in the coastal neighborhood commonly called the East End of Bridgeport. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers arriving in the area found three victims outside 1542 Stratford Ave., suffering from numerous gunshot wounds. During that time, a fourth victim…
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say A 28-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with narcotics trafficking offenses after thousands of fentanyl pills and other drugs were allegedly found in his home.  Bridgeport resident Jermel Bates, also known as “Mel Kitty” and “Kitty,” was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, March 28, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. As alleged in the indictment, court documents, and statements made in court, in the early morning hours of Friday, June 25, 2023, Bates crashed his vehicle into a parked car in Bridgeport and fled the scene on foot.&…
Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery
Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery A Fairfield County man has been charged with robbery in the violent armed robbery of an area jewelry store last year that injured employees. Bridgeport resident, 32-year-old Adam Buster was arrested on Friday, March 15 for the Saturday, June 10, 2023 robbery of ABC Jewelry at 102 Boston Ave. According to Bridgeport Police Detective Jeffrey A. Holtz, Buster's arrest is the first of what will be several in the robbery in which the suspects made off with more than $100,000 in jewels. During the robbery, three suspects wearing masks and gloves and brandishing guns rushed into ABC Jewelry and f…
Fugitive Nabbed In Bridgeport Machete Attack Fugitive Nabbed In Bridgeport Machete Attack
Fugitive Nabbed In Bridgeport Machete Attack A 22-year-old man was nabbed by US Marshals in connection with a machete attack at a Fairfield County high school. Gerald W. Valle was taken into custody in Pine Prairie, Louisianna on Friday, March 8, and extradited to Bridgeport, to face charges for a violent machete attack that occurred on Central High School property on Sunday, June 18, 2023. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, Valle attacked a 26-year-old Bridgeport man at Central High School with a machete causing a "very" large wound to his abdomen. The victim, who survived, was taken to an area hospital whe…
Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport
Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport A 19-year-old Fairfield County resident has been charged with the murder of another teenage man known as "Noodles." Related: 18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport Romaine Morgan of Bridgeport was arrested Tuesday, March 12 for the Thursday, March 7, murder of Kejohn Johnson, aka Noodles, found inside an Olive Street apartment shot to death. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, Morgan was charged with: Murder Tampering with evidence Carrying a pistol without a permit.  He is being held on a $2 million bond. "Outstanding job by Bridg…
23-Year-Old Woman Dead, 4 Injured In Bridgeport Crash 23-Year-Old Woman Dead, 4 Injured In Bridgeport Crash
23-Year-Old Woman Dead, 4 Injured In Bridgeport Crash A woman was killed and four other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Fairfield County. The collision occurred in Bridgeport around 10 p.m., Sunday, March 10 at the intersection of Seaview and Stratford avenues. According to Bridgeport Police Sgt. Darryl Wilson., responding officers found a black 2017 Ford Focus with an unresponsive driver and three passengers who were removed from the vehicle and transported to the Bridgeport Hospital Medical Center.  In the second vehicle, a blue 2008 Audi A4, an unresponsive woman was transported to the same hospi…
Beardsley Zoo Announces Death Of Beloved Golden Lion Tamarin Beardsley Zoo Announces Death Of Beloved Golden Lion Tamarin
Beardsley Zoo Announces Death Of Beloved Golden Lion Tamarin A popular Connecticut zoo has announced the tragic death of a much-loved golden lion tamarin who died after an unviable birth.  On Thursday, March 7, The Beardsley Zoo, located in the Fairfield County city of Bridgeport, announced the death of Cricket, a 6-year-old golden lion tamarin.  According to the zoo, Cricket died immediately after an unviable birth. Per the zoo's standard practices and procedures, a post-mortem examination was then conducted at the site and samples were sent for further testing, a spokesperson said. Zoo Director Gregg Dancho mourned the loss of Cricket in…
18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport 18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport
18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport Police in Fairfield County are investigating following the shooting death of an 18-year-old man found inside an apartment. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7 in the 300 block of Olive Street. Bridgeport Police responded to the area on a report of a person shot, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. Officers found the teen on the floor inside a first-floor apartment of a multi-family home. Medics quickly attempted lifesaving measures but the teen was pronounced dead at the scene. Gilleran said the victim lived at the apartment. The Brid…
Wallet Snatched Out Of Cart At Bridgeport Shopping Plaza, Police Say Wallet Snatched Out Of Cart At Bridgeport Shopping Plaza, Police Say
Wallet Snatched Out Of Cart At Bridgeport Shopping Plaza, Police Say A thief allegedly snatched a wallet out of a purse in a shopping car in Fairfield County, causing the 74-year-old victim to chase after them. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at a store located in the Stop & Shop plaza, according to Bridgeport Police. The wallet was later recovered in the parking lot by Bridgeport Police, said Scott Appleby, spokesman for the department. Medics were sent because the 74-year-old was out of breath after attempting to run after the person who took it, Appleby said. "Bridgeport Police ask that everyone stay alert to the…
26-Year-Old Woman's Suspicious Death In Redding Under Investigation 26-Year-Old Woman's Suspicious Death In Redding Under Investigation
26-Year-Old Woman's Suspicious Death In Redding Under Investigation Connecticut State Police's Major Crimes Squad has taken over the case of a suspicious death of a 26-year-old Fairfield County woman whose body was found in a wooded area. Related: Body Found In Redding On Route 53 The victim, identified as Leah Chaparro, of Bridgeport, was discovered on Sunday, Feb. 18 by a jogger in Redding on Route 53 (Glen Road). Detectives are actively investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding Chaparro’s death, state police said. Chaparro, a graduate of Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, was known for her love of music, and dancing, and had an i…
Bridgeport Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1 Bridgeport Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1
Bridgeport Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1 A Fairfield County man has been charged after allegedly attacking and robbing multiple women over four hours. Cecil Mills, age 35, of Bridgeport, was arrested around 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 24 after a vehicle pursuit, crash, and foot chase that ended near the intersection of North Avenue and Madison Avenue. According to Det. Detective Jeffrey Holtz of the Bridgeport Police, the victims all report being followed by what turned out to be a stolen Toyota Camry, before being robbed and assaulted.  Mills was charged with sexually assaulting one of the three women he allegedly robbed.…
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation Connecticut pizza has a strong reputation both within the state and around the entire Northeast. And it's well-represented in new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, released by Yelp. Yelp says the rankings were determined by several factors, "including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite Squad." Three CT eateries made the list: No. 57 -  Modern Apizza, New Haven: Yelpers had high praise for the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas "cooked in an oil-fueled brick oven and served on a rec…
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters Most locations in the region have seen more snowfall than last winter, but only one location in the Northeast has exceeded the seasonal average, according to new data. "Now reaching the back stretch of the winter season, current snowfall totals across not only our area, but a large portion of the East remains below the seasonal averages," according the US National Weather Service Eastern Region Headquarters. In the first image above, areas in red have seen the most snowfall through Sunday, Feb. 18 while locations in white and sky blue have seen the least. A comparison of snowfall tota…
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas A quick-moving winter storm that is now moving east produced higher-than-expected snowfall totals in some parts of the region, especially in and around New York City and on Long Island. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location Amount Time/Date Provider New York New York City New York County (Manhattan) Central Park 2.0 inches 0700 AM 02/17 Official NWS Obs SE Greenwich Village 3.2 inches 0920 AM 02/17 NWS Employee Kings County (Brooklyn) Coney Island 9.9 inches 0655 AM 02/17 Trained Spotter Coney Is…
Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says
Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says A Fairfield County city is fighting back against drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses as the number soared to 10,000 violations so far this year. The City of Bridgeport announced on Thursday, Feb. 15, that nearly 10,000 motorists illegally passed a stopped school bus during the first six months of the school year.  The number of violations was captured through the City’s school bus camera safety program, demonstrating the ongoing public safety threat facing students on their journey to and from the classroom, city officials said.  From Sunday, Sept.…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash
New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash Police have identified a 21-year-old Fairfield County woman as the victim of a fatal crash after the vehicle she was in plunged into the Five Mile River. 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Darien SUV Crash Into Five Mile River The crash occurred just after midnight, Friday, Feb. 9 in Darien. A late model Nissan Rogue traveling eastbound on Tokeneke Road (Route 136) crossed into the westbound lane, left the roadway near the village of Rowayton line, struck fencing, and then plummeted into the Five Mile River where it met the Long Island Sound, said the Darien Police. Numerous Darien officers quickly&n…
Home Invasion: 2 Injured In Bridgeport, Suspects On Run Home Invasion: 2 Injured In Bridgeport, Suspects On Run
Home Invasion: 2 Injured In Bridgeport, Suspects On Run Police in Fairfield County are searching for two men who allegedly robbed and beat two people during a home invasion. The incident occurred in Bridgeport around 8 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 10 in the 500 block of Connecticut Avenue. Officers responded and located two victims: a 30-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman. Both are Bridgeport residents.  The victims were transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries including lacerations, contusions, and abrasions, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. Gilleran said the two suspects who fled the scene on fo…