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Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say
Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say A 35-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly stealing checks from Fairfield County mailboxes and changing the amount before cashing them. New York City resident Boris Vivies, age 35, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, for the incident in Wilton in September 2022. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, officers received complaints that checks had been stolen from mailboxes, altered, and then cashed for $4,000. An extensive investigation found that Vivies was responsible for thefts, and an arrest warrant was issued. On Thursday, May 2, Vivies was detained b…
$100M Scheme: Northern Westchester Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds $100M Scheme: Northern Westchester Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds
$100M Scheme: Northern Westchester Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds A New York man known as "the Magician" has been charged in connection with one of the largest-ever tax fraud schemes by a tax preparer, federal officials announced. Northern Westchester County resident Rafael Alvarez, of Cortlandt Manor, has been charged in connection with a $100 million tax fraud scheme involving tens of thousands of federal individual income tax returns with false information, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Monday, April 15.  According to federal officials, from 2010 to 2020, Alvarez, also known as "the Magi…
New Principal Named At School In Greenwich: 'I Am Humbled To Pick Up Baton' New Principal Named At School In Greenwich: 'I Am Humbled To Pick Up Baton'
New Principal Named At School In Greenwich: 'I Am Humbled To Pick Up Baton' A school in Fairfield County will soon be led by a new principal, officials announced. In an announcement on Thursday, April 11, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed that Eduardo Calderón will take the helm of the Julian Curtiss School as its new principal effective on Monday, July 1.  Calderón will replace Trish McGuire, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  Currently the principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School in the Bronx since 2020, Calderón also served as the principal of the Bronx's…
'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien 'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien
'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien Two 18-year-old men are behind bars after allegedly forcibly stealing cash from a woman outside a Fairfield County Whole Foods Market. The incident occurred in Darien on Monday, March 25 around 4:30 p.m. on Ledge Road. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers were dispatched to the area of Whole Foods Market on a report that a man had just forcibly taken money from a woman. An officer spotted two men walking towards the rear of Darien Sport Shop and one of them fit the description given of the men, Skoumbros said. The victim said that she exited Whole …
Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death Of Greenwich Resident Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death Of Greenwich Resident
Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death Of Greenwich Resident A woman has been charged with manslaughter in the alleged overdose death of a Fairfield County resident. The death took place in Greenwich on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, according to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police. When officers arrived at the home in the western section of town, they found the 40-year-old unidentified Greenwich man dead, Slusarz said. Slusarz said items at the scene suggested the cause of death may be drug-related. An investigation determined the drugs were allegedly provided by Maria Noesi, age 43, of the Bronx, Slusarz said. Noesi was arrested in New York by wa…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police
Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police A man was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly driving drunk – and fell asleep during the stop, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Thursday, Jan. 18 in the town of Darien, according to the Darien Police Department. At approximately 5:30 a.m., 32-year-old New York City resident Rafael Guerrero, of the Bronx, was reportedly seen driving drunk, crossing over the double yellow lines on Post Road, near Norton Avenue. When he was pulled over, police observed that Guerrero seemed confused and spoke slowly. In the time it took for the officer to walk back to Guer…
Tip Leads To Quick Arrest Of Dealer Coming To Stamford From NY Daily, Police Say Tip Leads To Quick Arrest Of Dealer Coming To Stamford From NY Daily, Police Say
Tip Leads To Quick Arrest Of Dealer Coming To Stamford From NY Daily, Police Say A man allegedly coming from the Bronx to Fairfield County daily to peddle drugs was nabbed quickly after police received a tip. Anthony Rivera, age 44, was charged on Friday, Jan. 12, after the Stamford Police drugs and organized crime unit received a tip that he was driving a red Mitsubishi to the area of West Broad Street to peddle various narcotics, said Assistant Chief Richard Conklin of the Stamford Police. After receiving the tip, the unit was set up in the area, and "sure enough," said Conklin, the red Mitsubishi pulled into the driveway of a home and began selling to various buyers …
Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say
Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say A 31-year-old woman is accused of stealing money orders that were sent from a Fairfield County mailbox and pocketing the money for herself. Julissa Herrera, age 31, of the Bronx, turned herself in to Darien Police on Friday, Nov. 17, on an open warrant. According to investigators, the victim contacted police in July 2023 saying that two of her Western Union money orders had been stolen. She had placed the money orders into a USPS mailbox on Corbin Drive in Darien in April 2023, but later noticed that the funds never showed up in her bank account. The woman eventually learned that the chec…
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds 8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated Us-italian Takedown: Feds A total of 16 people in the United States and Italy have been charged after a two-year investigation that targeted members of New York's notorious Gambino crime family and some of its Sicilian associates. A 16-count indictment was unsealed on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in federal court in Brooklyn detailing the alleged involvement of the 10 Americans -- eight New Yorkers and two New Jersey residents -- in an attempt to dominate the New York carting and demolition industries. The 10 Americans have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, extortion, witness retaliation, and union-related crimes comm…
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. …
Whole Foods Employee Assaults, Drags Person Outside Darien Store, Police Say Whole Foods Employee Assaults, Drags Person Outside Darien Store, Police Say
Whole Foods Employee Assaults, Drags Person Outside Darien Store, Police Say A Whole Foods employee in Connecticut has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a person outside the store. The Fairfield County incident happened in July 2023 in Darien, at the Whole Foods store located on Ledge Road. According to Darien Police, the victim met 42-year-old Eric Brand in the store’s parking lot on Sunday, July 2, and asked him for money. The two got into an argument that turned physical, police said. That’s when Brand allegedly assaulted the victim and then dragged them along the ground. Nobody else was involved in the incident and there were no reports of injuries. Poli…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Fairfield County Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Fairfield County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Fairfield County With a new round of storms moving from west to east, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the region. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 for southeastern New York and areas in western as well as coastal Connecticut.  Potentially damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, with potentially damaging hail also possible, according to the National Weather Service. Localized heavy rainfall and lightning are also possible. In New York, the following counties are covered by the watch: New York City: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan…
Greenwich Drug-Dealing Duo Nabbed Selling Fentanyl, Crack: Police Greenwich Drug-Dealing Duo Nabbed Selling Fentanyl, Crack: Police
Greenwich Drug-Dealing Duo Nabbed Selling Fentanyl, Crack: Police A Fairfield County woman and a New York resident have been charged with allegedly selling fentanyl and crack in the area, police said. An investigation found that the two were selling drugs in the town of Greenwich. The investigation revealed that the two sold fentanyl and crack cocaine from a home located in the Greenwich Housing Authority in Central Greenwich, said Lt. Ted Latiak, of the Greenwich Police. Latial said a search warrant was executed on Wednesday, Aug. 30 in the home of Robin Repaci, age 61, of Greenwich, where police found "significant amounts" of cocaine and suspected…
Fairfield County Man Among 6 Genovese Crime Family Suspects Sentenced For Racketeering Fairfield County Man Among 6 Genovese Crime Family Suspects Sentenced For Racketeering
Fairfield County Man Among 6 Genovese Crime Family Suspects Sentenced For Racketeering Six members and associates of the Genovese organized crime family, including a Westchester man and a Fairfield County resident, have been sentenced on racketeering charges, federal officials said.  The sentencings were announced on Friday, Aug. 4 by US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams.  According to Williams, the six men were associated with the Genovese Organized Crime Family, part of a nationwide criminal organization known by various names such as "La Cosa Nostra" and the “Mafia."  Those sentenced included two "captains," who were r…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Fairfield County Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Fairfield County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Fairfield County With a new round of storms heading eastward, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the region. It covers all eight counties in Connecticut, and in New York, the following counties: Nassau Suffolk Westchester Putnam Dutchess Rockland Bronx Kings (Brooklyn) Manhattan Queens Richmond (Staten Island) The watch was issued just after noontime on Tuesday, July 25, and is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for areas in yellow throughout the Northeast in the image above from the National Weather Service. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, frequent lightning, heavy rai…
Former HS Teacher From Bethel Enticed Student To Engage In Sexual Activity: Feds Former HS Teacher From Bethel Enticed Student To Engage In Sexual Activity: Feds
Former HS Teacher From Bethel Enticed Student To Engage In Sexual Activity: Feds A former Westchester County high school teacher from Fairfield County faces more than a decade in prison after allegedly enticing one of her 16-year-old students to engage in sexual activity while making her believe they were in a romantic relationship, federal officials said. Bethel resident Sandy Carazas-Pinez, age 34, has been indicted on charges related to her alleged sexual exploitation of one of her students while she was employed at a school in Yonkers, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Wednesday, July 12.  According to federal officials…
Former NYPD Cadet Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl In Fairfield County Former NYPD Cadet Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl In Fairfield County
Former Nypd Cadet Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl In Fairfield County A former aspiring New York City police officer who was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager in Connecticut and threatening to harm her family will be spending decades behind bars. New York City resident Henry Becerril-Aldea, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager in Bridgeport seven years ago, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Joseph T. Corrdaino said.  Becerril-Aldea, now age 33, repeatedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old victim from April 2016 through October 2016 in the Fairfield County city of Bridgepo…
Man Accused Of Stealing Check Out Of Darien Post Office Mailbox, Cashing It, Police Say Man Accused Of Stealing Check Out Of Darien Post Office Mailbox, Cashing It, Police Say
Man Accused Of Stealing Check Out Of Darien Post Office Mailbox, Cashing It, Police Say A New York man turned himself in to Darien Police after he was caught allegedly stealing a check from the Darien Post Office box, altering it, and then cashing it using his own name. Amari Washington, age 20, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday, April 25, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. The victim told police that someone stole his check from the USPS mailbox located at the Noroton Heights Post Office and then altered it to a higher amount and made it payable to Amari Washington, Skoumbros said. Through numerous search warrants, it was determined that the ban…
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 …
Greenwich Homeowner Catches Burglar, Holds Him Down Until Police Arrived Greenwich Homeowner Catches Burglar, Holds Him Down Until Police Arrived
Greenwich Homeowner Catches Burglar, Holds Him Down Until Police Arrived A homeowner interrupted a burglary in progress and he and another man were able to hold down the suspect until police arrived in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Greenwich around 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 on Holly Hill Lane. According to Greenwich Police Lt. Patrick Smyth, police responded after receiving a call of two men holding down a third man and yelling for someone to call 911. When police arrived, they found that the man being held down, Danny Collazo, age 48, of the Bronx, New York, had entered the home and removed items worth more than $2,300, Smyth said. When th…
Tornado Warning In Effect For Parts Of Region As Thunderstorms Sweep Through Tornado Warning In Effect For Parts Of Region As Thunderstorms Sweep Through
Tornado Warning In Effect For Parts Of Region As Thunderstorms Sweep Through Updated story: Tornado Hit Region During Round Of Storms, National Weather Service Says A tornado warning has been issued for parts of the region as a potent cold front accompanied by thunderstorms sweeps through Saturday evening, April 22. In the Catskills, a tornado warning has been issued for southwest Sullivan County until 8 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service said. Showers have developed along a line around Manhattan and north into the Bronx and Westchester.  Brief heavy downpours can be expected and a rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out. Most of the storm a…
Man Cut Out Of Car After Flying Object Causes Crash On I-95 In Westport Man Cut Out Of Car After Flying Object Causes Crash On I-95 In Westport
Man Cut Out Of Car After Flying Object Causes Crash On I-95 In Westport A man had to be cut out of his vehicle by firefighters after crashing on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut when his vehicle was hit by an unknown flying object.  The crash took place in Westport on I-95 between exits 16 and 17 around 3:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 19. According to the Connecticut State Police, a 2019 Toyota Camry driven by Rafael Pacheco, age 51, of the Bronx, was traveling southbound on I-95, in the left lane, in Westport, when all of a sudden an unknown object struck the windshield, dismantling the roof.  The impact caused Pacheco to lose control, striking the meta…
Know Him? Bridgeport Condo Murder Victim, 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect Identified Know Him? Bridgeport Condo Murder Victim, 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect Identified
Know Him? Bridgeport Condo Murder Victim, 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect Identified Police have identified a Bridgeport woman who was found shot to death inside a condominium at the same time they issued an alert for the suspected killer.  Brianna Destiny McKoy, age 23, was found shot to death in Bridgeport around 11:20 a.m. Thursday, April 6 at the Coachlight Square Condominiums at 333 Vincellette St., said Capt. Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Police. "The Bridgeport Police Department wishes to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brianna McKoy," Gilleran said. Earlier report: Condo Murder: Woman Found Shot To Death In Bridgeport He…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued With 58 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes Possible Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued With 58 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes Possible
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued With 58 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes Possible A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the region as a band of storms moves from the west to the east. The watch went into effect at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and lasts until 10 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service announced. New York counties covered by the watch are: Albany Bronx  Columbia  Dutchess  Fulton  Greene Herkimer Kings (Brooklyn) Montgomery Nassau New York (Manhattan) Orange Putnam Queens Rensselaer Richmond (Staten Island) Rockland Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Suffolk Ulster Westchester Connecticut counties covered by the watch are: …
Vape Shops Busted For Selling Narcotics, Psychedelic Mushrooms In Fairfield County: Police Vape Shops Busted For Selling Narcotics, Psychedelic Mushrooms In Fairfield County: Police
Vape Shops Busted For Selling Narcotics, Psychedelic Mushrooms In Fairfield County: Police Two people were arrested after illegal narcotics, psychedelic mushrooms, and other drugs were seized from several vape shops in Fairfield County, police said.  The businesses were searched by the Norwalk Police Department's Special Services Division on Tuesday, March 7 following a months-long investigation into the sale of illicit substances at numerous vape shops in the city, according to Norwalk Police.  The investigation began in early January 2023 when Norwalk Police were notified that vape shops were selling marijuana, pills, psychedelic mushrooms, and other narcoti…
Mom Killed, Daughter Hurt In Plane Crash On Long Island Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream Mom Killed, Daughter Hurt In Plane Crash On Long Island Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream
Mom Killed, Daughter Hurt In Plane Crash On Long Island Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream A woman who was killed and a daughter who was injured when a small plane crashed on Long Island were fulfilling a lifelong flying dream. Roma Gupta, age 63, of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, died, while her daughter, Reeva Gupta, age 33, of St. Davids in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, remains in critical condition following the crash in North Lindenhurst on Sunday, March 5. The plane’s pilot, New York City resident Fayzul Chowdhury, 23, of the Bronx, also remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.  Earlier report: IDs Released For Woma…
IDs Released For Woman Killed, Men Injured After Plane Crash In Residential Long Island Area IDs Released For Woman Killed, Men Injured After Plane Crash In Residential Long Island Area
IDs Released For Woman Killed, Men Injured After Plane Crash In Residential Long Island Area Click here for a new, updated story: Mom Killed, Daughter Hurt In Plane Crash On Long Island Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream The identities have been released of those onboard a small plane in which a woman was killed and two others injured after it crashed in a residential area of Long Island. The plane took off from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale with three people on board at around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Suffolk County Police said. A short time later, the pilot issued a mayday signal and indicated there was smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft turned back toward…
Man Nabbed For Stealing Cooking Oil From Darien Business, Cops Say Man Nabbed For Stealing Cooking Oil From Darien Business, Cops Say
Man Nabbed For Stealing Cooking Oil From Darien Business, Cops Say A man wanted for several years for allegedly stealing used cooking oil from behind a business was nabbed by police in Fairfield County. Pedrito Disla, age 45, of the Bronx, was arrested by Darien Police on Saturday, Feb. 25 on an active warrant for the incident which took place in Oct. 2018. During the incident, officers responded to 1032 Post Road on a report of a man in a white van illegally siphoning used cooking oil from the drums located behind the business, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien Police. The complainant obtained the license plate of the suspect’s vehicl…
Man Uses Fake ID For Verizon Store Purchase In New Canaan: Police Man Uses Fake ID For Verizon Store Purchase In New Canaan: Police
Man Uses Fake ID For Verizon Store Purchase In New Canaan: Police A man faces charges after trying to use a fake ID to make a purchase at a Verizon store in New Canaan, police said.  On Tuesday, Jan. 24 around 12:42 p.m., New Canaan Police responded to a report of an attempted larceny at the Verizon Wireless store located at 136 Elm St. (Route 124).  When the suspect tried going through with the fake purchase using his false credentials, the store employee realized it was fraudulent and started chasing him on foot to the area of Pine Street and Gove Street.  Here, the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Charlie Bonnet of the Bronx, was arrested by two of…
Fairfield County Porch Pirate Nabbed With $8K In Goods, Police Say Fairfield County Porch Pirate Nabbed With $8K In Goods, Police Say
Fairfield County Porch Pirate Nabbed With $8K In Goods, Police Say A man was arrested for allegedly stealing packages containing more than $8,000 in Apple products from several porches in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Trumbull around 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police said officers nabbed Jesus Felix, age 23, of the Bronx, New York, after receiving reports of a man in a white Mercedes taking packages from porches near Inwood Road and Springwood Drive. Officers checked the area and eventually located the white Mercedes-Benz parked on the shoulder of Bassick Road, where Felix was the only occupant, Weir s…