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Reports Of A Stroller Being Pushed Into Water Closes Bridgeport Park Reports Of A Stroller Being Pushed Into Water Closes Bridgeport Park
Reports Of A Stroller Being Pushed Into Water Closes Bridgeport Park A popular Fairfield County park was closed after police received a report of a stroller being pushed into the water. The incident occurred at Beardsley Park at 3102 E Main St., in Bridgeport, around 8:10 p.m., Monday, May 20. According to Tiadora Josef of the Bridgeport Police, the department received a report of a stroller being in the water at the park, which abuts a river. Josef said the Bridgeport Fire Department searched the water as a precaution and worst-case scenario. Nothing was found, and the park was reopened.
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 …
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…
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 …
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…
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.…
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.…
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…
Toddler, 2, Killed In Single-Vehicle Bridgeport Crash Toddler, 2, Killed In Single-Vehicle Bridgeport Crash
Toddler, 2, Killed In Single-Vehicle Bridgeport Crash A 2-year-old boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash after the car he was a passenger in collided with a utility pole and was trapped by a tree on the side of a Fairfield County roadway. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 6 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6 on Reservoir Avenue near Saunders Avenue. The child was in a 2005 Honda Accord with a 29-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman traveling northbound on Reservoir Avenue when the driver lost control and hit the utility pole before coming to rest on a tree off the northbound side of the road, said Sgt. Darryl Wilson of the Bridgeport Pol…
Police-Involved Shooting: Bridgeport Officers Kill Suspect Who Fled Traffic Stop, Cops Say Police-Involved Shooting: Bridgeport Officers Kill Suspect Who Fled Traffic Stop, Cops Say
Police-Involved Shooting: Bridgeport Officers Kill Suspect Who Fled Traffic Stop, Cops Say Police in Fairfield County fatally shot a suspect allegedly involved in weapons and narcotics who fled from officers and took them on a police chase.  The shooting incident began in Bridgeport around 5:10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, and ended in New Haven County in Ansonia with the death of the unnamed suspect.  According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers were conducting a criminal investigation into weapons and narcotics violations in the area of Oak Street in Bridgeport when they attempted a motor vehicle stop. The driver of the vehicle fled from officers tra…
22 Arrested During Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep In Bridgeport 22 Arrested During Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep In Bridgeport
22 Arrested During Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep In Bridgeport Twenty-two suspects were nabbed during a domestic violence warrants sweep in Fairfield County. The operation, called "Sunrise at Congress 2024," took place in Bridgeport on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at several locations. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, the operation was aimed at addressing multiple outstanding domestic violence warrants in the city. Bridgeport Police Detectives Adam Roscoe and Jesse Meade spent several days planning this operation and conducted extensive research on the locations of several wanted parties. Within 24 hours, 22 suspects were taken into …
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business A Connecticut business owner is facing charges over what police allegedly found following a brawl between customers at his establishment. Multiple agencies in Fairfield County were called to Bridgeport’s Hollywood Hookah on Main Street early Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 after patrol officers heard a gunshot and saw a muzzle flash from a group outside. As police were arriving, they saw several people fighting on the street and inside the business, according to Bridgeport Police. Inside, some of those involved threw bottles across the room. The scene drew every Bridgeport officer who was on duty at…
Woman Struck, Killed In Busy Bridgeport Crosswalk Woman Struck, Killed In Busy Bridgeport Crosswalk
Woman Struck, Killed In Busy Bridgeport Crosswalk A woman died after being struck by a car in a busy Fairfield County crosswalk. She was walking in Bridgeport westbound on Washington Avenue around 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, when she was hit by a vehicle traveling southbound on Coleman Street. The woman, identified as 79-year-old Marilyn Jones, was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital, where she died from her injuries, said Capt. Lonnie Blackwell of the Bridgeport Police. The striking vehicle's driver remained on the scene and cooperated with police, Blackwell said. Jones was a resident of of Bridgeport. Bridgeport Police Department Traffic O…
Duo Beats, Robs 75-Year-Old In His Bridgeport Backyard, Police Say Duo Beats, Robs 75-Year-Old In His Bridgeport Backyard, Police Say
Duo Beats, Robs 75-Year-Old In His Bridgeport Backyard, Police Say Two men are accused of beating and robbing a 75-year-old man outside his Fairfield County home. The incident happened Thursday, Nov. 16, in Bridgeport at a home on East Main Street, according to Bridgeport Police. Both men approached the victim with their hands in their pockets, motioning that they had a gun, police said. They allegedly punched the victim and pushed him against a dumpster before stealing his wallet. The victim suffered a minor head injury in the ordeal. The following morning, on Friday, Nov. 17, detectives arrested 33-year-old Carlos Souffront and 46-year-old Angel …
2 Bridgeport City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place 2 Bridgeport City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place
2 Bridgeport City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place A pair of city council members were arrested in separate incidents outside the same polling place in Fairfield County. The arrests took place in Bridgeport outside of the John F. Kennedy School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, said Terron Jones, a spokesman for the city. According to Jones, Councilwoman Samia Suliman, representing the 138th District was charged with breach of peace at the polling place around 4:20 p.m. after a 911 call was received about a person causing a disturbance. Jones did not reveal what kind of disturbance she caused but did say she was charged after police arrived on the scene…
Know Him? Man Wanted For Burglarizing Bridgeport Islamic Center, Police Say Know Him? Man Wanted For Burglarizing Bridgeport Islamic Center, Police Say
Know Him? Man Wanted For Burglarizing Bridgeport Islamic Center, Police Say Police in Fairfield County are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly burglarized an Islamic Community Center. The incident took place in Bridgeport on Saturday, Oct. 14 around 11:30 p.m. at the Islamic Community Center located at 468 Clinton Ave. The suspect stole several computer tablets and a digital camera, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. The suspect is described as a Black male, thin, with a goatee-type beard and mustache. He was wearing black pants and a black and red sweatshirt with distinct writing on the front and back. Anyone with informat…
Fatal Incident: Person Jumps From Bridgeport Overpass Into Route 8 Traffic Fatal Incident: Person Jumps From Bridgeport Overpass Into Route 8 Traffic
Fatal Incident: Person Jumps From Bridgeport Overpass Into Route 8 Traffic A person died overnight after allegedly jumping off the Route 8 overpass into traffic in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 9:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17 on the overpass at Chopsey Hill Road. Scott Appleby, director of Emergency Management for Bridgeport, said Connecticut State Police notified the Bridgeport Police over the hotline that a pedestrian was struck on Route 8 northbound near the exit ramp. Bridgeport police, fire, and EMS responded and found the person dead at the scene, Appleby said. While investigating, state police confirmed with bystanders that th…
5 Nabbed In Special Bridgeport Operation To Reduce Crime, One Still On Run, Police Say 5 Nabbed In Special Bridgeport Operation To Reduce Crime, One Still On Run, Police Say
5 Nabbed In Special Bridgeport Operation To Reduce Crime, One Still On Run, Police Say Five Connecticut residents have been charged, and one is on the run in connection with a triple shooting in which more than 40 shots were fired earlier this year. The incident occurred in Fairfield County in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Aug. 22, on Park Avenue. The arrests are part of a month-long investigation named "Operation Take Back Park Avenue," after numerous shootings and one stabbing resulted in two homicides in that same area between May and September of this year, Capt. Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Poice said. The area encompasses the Park Avenue corridor between Wood Avenue and …
Boy, 12, Seriously Injured After Crashing Stolen Kia In Bridgeport, Police Say Boy, 12, Seriously Injured After Crashing Stolen Kia In Bridgeport, Police Say
Boy, 12, Seriously Injured After Crashing Stolen Kia In Bridgeport, Police Say A 12-year-old boy who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle in Fairfield County when it crashed into a pole is in serious condition. The collision took place in Bridgeport around 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the area of Railroad Avenue and Hancock Avenue. According to Sgt. Darryl Wilson of the Bridgeport Police, the 911 Center received several calls regarding a sport utility vehicle that had struck a pole. Callers were uncertain if any occupants were still in the SUV. Bridgeport firefighters arrived on the scene first and found a completely damaged utility pole and the unoccupied 2016 …
Teen Dies After Being Shot In Face While Handling Gun With Girl In Bridgeport, Police Say Teen Dies After Being Shot In Face While Handling Gun With Girl In Bridgeport, Police Say
Teen Dies After Being Shot In Face While Handling Gun With Girl In Bridgeport, Police Say A teenager has died after he was shot in the face while he and another teen were handling a gun in Fairfield County, according to authorities. The 16-year-old boy died on Monday, Sept. 11 in Bridgeport following the incident on Saturday, Sept. 9 in the bedroom of a home in the 300 block of Pacific Street. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, responding officers found the teen shot in the face. The teen was transported to the hospital where he was admitted into the intensive care unit before being pronounced dead, Gilleran said. The boy's identity has not yet been re…
Child Left In Car In 'Extreme Heat,' Father Arrested In Bridgeport, Police Say Child Left In Car In 'Extreme Heat,' Father Arrested In Bridgeport, Police Say
Child Left In Car In 'Extreme Heat,' Father Arrested In Bridgeport, Police Say The father of a small child allegedly left in a car in extreme heat while he shopped in Fairfield County has been charged with reckless endangerment. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the parking lot of the Bass Pro Shop. According to Scott Appleby, emergency management director for the City of Bridgeport, the department received a 911 call from a person reporting she and two others came upon a small child that was left in a vehicle and the child was banging on the window. The woman indicated they had to break the window to retrieve the child due …
New Update: Missing 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl, Mother Found Safe, Father Under Arrest New Update: Missing 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl, Mother Found Safe, Father Under Arrest
New Update: Missing 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl, Mother Found Safe, Father Under Arrest A 4-year-old Fairfield County girl who was reported missing by her father after not seeing her for more than a year has been found safe. According to Bridgeport Police Capt. Kevin Gilleran, Aliyah Serrano, and her mother, 33-year-old Valery Colon, have been located outside the State of Connecticut.  "Law enforcement officials in their jurisdiction have verified them both to be safe and in good health," Gilleran said. "Their current location will not be disclosed to the public." A Silver Alert was issued on Monday, Aug. 28 has been canceled, he added. Earlier report: Missing: S…
Woman Who Crashes Into Group Of People In Bridgeport Charged With DUI, Police Say Woman Who Crashes Into Group Of People In Bridgeport Charged With DUI, Police Say
Woman Who Crashes Into Group Of People In Bridgeport Charged With DUI, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been charged with multiple crimes including DUI after allegedly plowing into a group of people, including five children. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 7:50 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27 in the 1700 block of Central Avenue. Bridgeport Police responded to the scene after receiving several 911 calls reporting a vehicle crash with pedestrians struck, said Scott Appleby, director of Bridgeport Emergency Management. Early reports indicate that injuries seem to be non-life threatening but involve approximately five children and multiple adults, Appleby said. "…
Missing: Silver Alert Issued For 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Missing: Silver Alert Issued For 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl
Missing: Silver Alert Issued For 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Fairfield County girl who has not been seen by her father for more than a year. The alert was issued in Bridgeport on Monday, Aug. 28 for Aliyah Serrano who was reported missing by her biological father, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. Gilleran said it is reported that the biological father was given full custody of Aliyah Serrano in July. According to the father, he has had no physical contact with the girl or her mother, 33-year-old Valery Colon, of New Haven, Connecticut, since Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, Gilleran said. The ma…
30 Rounds Fired, 3 Wounded, 1 Critically, In Bridgeport Shooting 30 Rounds Fired, 3 Wounded, 1 Critically, In Bridgeport Shooting
30 Rounds Fired, 3 Wounded, 1 Critically, In Bridgeport Shooting Three people were wounded, one critically during a shooting in Fairfield County on a busy city street. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 in the 1200 block of Park Avenue. Bridgeport Police officers responded to the area after receiving multiple ShotSpotter notifications and reports of numerous people shot, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police.  When officers arrived, they quickly located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, identified as a 38-year-old Bridgeport woman, appeared to have been shot in the leg. Po…
Victim Shot Multiple Times In Bridgeport Victim Shot Multiple Times In Bridgeport
Victim Shot Multiple Times In Bridgeport A person was shot multiple times in Fairfield County during an assault. The incident took place in Bridgeport a little after 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 17 in the area of Washington and Highland Avenues. According to Terron Jones, a spokesman for the Bridgeport Police, officers responded to a report of an aggravated assault with a firearm and located the victim. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital in an "unknown" condition, Jones said. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Stabbing Victim Shoots, Kills Attacker In Bridgeport Stabbing Victim Shoots, Kills Attacker In Bridgeport
Stabbing Victim Shoots, Kills Attacker In Bridgeport A 25-year-old Fairfield County man was killed after being shot in the chest by a man he allegedly stabbed multiple times. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 on the 500 block of Brooks Street. Bridgeport Police responded to the area on reports of a stabbing and shots fired, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. Once on the scene, officers located an unresponsive Bridgeport man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest, Gilleran said. The victim was located lying outdoors and partially in the street. Medics arrived an…
Fatal Crash: Bridgeport Man Pulled From Underneath SUV Fatal Crash: Bridgeport Man Pulled From Underneath SUV
Fatal Crash: Bridgeport Man Pulled From Underneath SUV A 41-year-old Fairfield County resident was killed during a crash with an SUV at a busy intersection. The incident occurred in Bridgeport around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and Colorado Avenue. According to Capt. Lonnie Blackwell, of the Bridgeport Police, the victim was driving a 2005 Suzuki 1000 motorcycle when he crashed with a 2022 Toyota Rav 4.  The driver of the motorcycle was pulled from underneath the Toyota RAV4 by emergency responders and was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital for treatment.  The operator of the RAV4 was ident…
Driver Charged With Illegally Towing Vehicles From Bridgeport-Owned Properties Driver Charged With Illegally Towing Vehicles From Bridgeport-Owned Properties
Driver Charged With Illegally Towing Vehicles From Bridgeport-Owned Properties A Fairfield County tow truck driver has been charged with multiple counts of larceny for allegedly illegally towing vehicles from Bridgeport Housing Authority properties. Samuel Sauders, age 45, of Bridgeport, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 3 on a warrant following an investigation into complaints. The warrant stems from numerous criminal complaints that began in Sept. 2022 for the illegal towing of vehicles by a contracted tow operator for the housing authority, including the Fireside Apartments and other properties, said Bridgeport Police Sgt. Darryl Wilson. Saunders was charged with: Lar…
2 Shot Outside Of Bridgeport Sports Bar 2 Shot Outside Of Bridgeport Sports Bar
2 Shot Outside Of Bridgeport Sports Bar Two men were shot outside a Fairfield County sports bar, leaving one in critical condition. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 12:15 a.m., Sunday, July 30 in front of Banks Sports Bar at 102 Bank St. Officers quickly responded to the area to find both victims had already been transported to an area hospital via private vehicle, said Bridgeport Police Capt. Kevin Gilleran said.  Officers identified a crime scene along Bank Street and inside McLevy Green. The McLevy Green is a public square that runs adjacent to Bank Street. Officers secured that area and contacted the Detec…
Double-Fatal Fire: Apartment Blaze Claims Second Life In Bridgeport Double-Fatal Fire: Apartment Blaze Claims Second Life In Bridgeport
Double-Fatal Fire: Apartment Blaze Claims Second Life In Bridgeport An apartment fire in Fairfield County that killed one has claimed another life. The fire took place in Bridgeport around 4:20 a.m. on Friday, July 14 at 86 Success Village. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, the Bridgeport and Stratford fire departments, along with police, responded to the complex on a report of a fire. Bridgeport firefighters rescued two victims from the building. Both were transported to Bridgeport Hospital with critical injuries.  Earlier report: Fatal Fire: 1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured In Bridgeport The male victim, identified as 8…