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New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield
New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield New information has been released regarding an incident in which two boys and two girls were apprehended by police after crashing in Fairfield County. At about 4:25 p.m. on Friday, May 27, a concerned citizen contacted the Wilton Police Department to report a young girl appeared to have been forced into a black Subaru station wagon with no plates by a male individual in the area of Ridgefield Road and Drum Hill Road. The vehicle had then left the area, heading towards Ridgefield, said Lieutenant Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police Department, who said that the&n…
New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich
New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich After serving for several months in an interim capacity, the assistant principal of a Fairfield County middle school now has the job for good. In an announcement on Friday, May 24, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed that Matthew Cerruto will be the new assistant principal at Western Middle School, effective Monday, July 1.  Cerruto will take the position after serving as interim assistant principal since Wednesday, March 13. Before that, he spent two years as the assistant principal of the Parkway School in Greenwich. "Mr. Matthew Cerruto is a d…
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
4 Teens Caught Following Ridgefield Crash After Allegedly Abducting Girl In Wilton 4 Teens Caught Following Ridgefield Crash After Allegedly Abducting Girl In Wilton
4 Teens Caught Following Ridgefield Crash After Allegedly Abducting Girl In Wilton Four teens were apprehended after police say they allegedly abducted a girl in a quiet Connecticut town near the New York border. Click here for a new, updated story: New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield At about 5:15 p.m. Friday, May 24, police officers in Fairfield County from the Ridgefield and Wilton police departments responded to Route 33 after a report of a possible abducted female juvenile in Wilton. The girl was able to exit the vehicle in the area of Tanglewood Court off Route 33 in Ridgefield, at which time the vehic…
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Two Fairfield County men were busted for alleged road racing after two crashes. The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, May 17, on Post Road. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police,  officers responded to the area of Post Rd near Hillside Ave for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that were witnessed racing each other. Officers located one of the vehicles parked on Post Road, which had damage to the right side. Skoumbros said the other vehicle was in the parking area of a multifamily house, where it had struck three parked c…
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk A Fairfield County woman was charged with criminal mischief for spray painting "Save Gaza" on a crosswalk. The incident occurred in Westport on Thursday, May 23, on the crosswalk at Post Road East in the area of Main Street. According to Lt. Matthew Gouveia of the Westport Police, a Bridgeport resident identified as Katerina Hasiotis inked the words, which caused damage and resulted in temporary repairs being made. Gouveia said that the Town Highway Department responded Friday, May 24, to address the matter properly. Officers investigated, which led to identifying Hasiotis, who turne…
Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home
Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home Police in Fairfield County are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly stole a package from the front porch of a home. The incident, which was caught on video, occurred in Norwalk around 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 21 in Norwalk. Norwalk Police said the man was driving a silver Honda. Anyone with information or who can help identify the individual is asked to contact Officer Sengul by telephone at 203-854-3113 or by email at Osengul@norwalkct.gov.
Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open
Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open The long-awaited arrival of upscale fast-food chain Shake Shack has opened its latest location in Fairfield County. The restaurant opened its Stamford location on Thursday, May 23, at 64 High Ridge Road. The Stamford Shake Shack location will offer guests in-Shack dining and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  On opening day, the first wave of guests can expect to receive custom Shake Shack keychains.  The menu offers Shake Shack burgers, fries, chicken, shakes, and much more. Guests will be able to order directly "in-Shack" and via digital pre-ordering ahead for picku…
Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Pour In For Family Of New Canaan Boy Fighting Rare Diseases Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Pour In For Family Of New Canaan Boy Fighting Rare Diseases
Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Pour In For Family Of New Canaan Boy Fighting Rare Diseases A fundraising effort to help the family of a precocious Connecticut boy fighting a rare neuromuscular disease is already so successful that it has exceeded its original goal by over $30,000.  The effort was created to help the family of Boyd Thornhill, a Fairfield County boy from New Canaan who suffers from myasthenia gravis and mitochondrial disease, which has caused him several medical issues that have forced him to endure countless hospital stays, doctor's appointments, and medicines.  Because of the intensity of care that Boyd's diseases require, his parents, Ca…
Woman Charged With Elder Abuse At Norwalk Care Center Woman Charged With Elder Abuse At Norwalk Care Center
Woman Charged With Elder Abuse At Norwalk Care Center A woman who worked as an aide at a Fairfield County care center has been charged with elder abuse after allegedly ignoring a man all night who had fallen out of bed. The incident occurred in Norwalk in November 2023 at the Fairfield Family Care Center. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, an investigation found that an older man was left unattended and injured after falling out of his bed during the overnight hours.  Detectives collected evidence, interviewed witnesses, and determined that New Jersey resident Lydia Lungile, age 40, of Newark, was the …
Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight
Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight A Fairfield County man was arrested after allegedly shooting his wife while attempting to shoot his stepson during a fight. The incident occurred in Stratford around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, on Bates Street. According to Capt. Jerry Pinto of the Stratford Police Department, Michael James, age 58, of Stratford, fired a round from his registered firearm while arguing with his 36-year-old stepson, Rakeem Mack. Pinto said the round also struck Michael James’ wife, Lolita Mack-James. Both Rakeem Mack and Lolita Mack-James were transported to the hospital after sustaining&nbs…
Man Falls Asleep Behind Wheel While Holding Open Beer In Wilton Town Hall Parking Lot: Police Man Falls Asleep Behind Wheel While Holding Open Beer In Wilton Town Hall Parking Lot: Police
Man Falls Asleep Behind Wheel While Holding Open Beer In Wilton Town Hall Parking Lot: Police A man has been accused of operating under the influence after officers allegedly found him asleep behind the wheel with a bottle of beer in his hand in a town hall parking lot in Fairfield County. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Wednesday, May 15 in the town of Wilton. Ruben Williams, age 54, of Manhattan, was discovered in his car in the Town Hall parking lot, located at 238 Danbury Road. According to Wilton Police, Williams’ car was parked but still running. He had allegedly fallen asleep behind the wheel and was holding an open bottle of beer in his hand. Williams was arre…
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Fairfield County Hiring Actors, Extras Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Fairfield County Hiring Actors, Extras
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Fairfield County Hiring Actors, Extras A Vietnam-era movie filming in Fairfield County is looking for local actors and extras for over a dozen openings.  "Summerhouse" tells the story of a freshly graduated Ned Stern (portrayed by "Somewhere in Queens" actor Jacob Ward) as he waits to get drafted into the Vietnam War.  Stern spends his last summer of freedom caring for a belligerent, wealthy alcoholic man (played by actor Malcolm McDowell) at his lakeside mansion, only to find himself falling in love with a girl while questioning his commitment to his country, according to IMBD. Parts of the movie will …
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.
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk A Metro-North train got tangled in overhead power wires in Fairfield County, causing a small brush fire and stopping the train, causing delays. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 4:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, on an eastbound train near Moore Place, carrying passengers who had become entangled in the overhead wires that supply operational power to the train. According to Deputy Chief Jonathan Maggio of the Norwalk Fire Department, the circuit breaker for the track detected the fault and de-energized it automatically.  Maggio said a small brush fire was extinguished adjacent …
Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk
Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk A fire broke out at a mixed-occupancy building with a restaurant in Fairfield County. The blaze began around 10:10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at the two-story structure in Norwalk.  The building had a Mexican eatery on the first floor and apartments on the second floor at Liberty Square. When responders arrived at the scene, heavy smoke was coming from the roof, with flames coming out the top of a large kitchen exhaust system, the Norwalk Fire Department said.  The fire, located in the kitchen exhaust system, had extended into the floors and walls of the second floor.  …
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk 'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk Together with a pair of Puerto Rican chefs, two family members have launched the fusion restaurant and bar of their dreams in a bustling Connecticut city. Costa Vino, located at 36 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, opened at the tail end of 2023. A collaboration between owners (and family members) Andres Diaz and Sandro Toro and Chefs Vladimir Tolentino Collado and Miguel Castillo, the restaurant and bar brings together Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors. “We are thrilled to open our dream restaurant in the city of Norwalk,” Diaz said. Diaz and Toro spent time at nearby eateries such as Tabl…
How Sweet: Fairfield County Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl How Sweet: Fairfield County Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl
How Sweet: Fairfield County Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl Forget the apple; this distinguished Connecticut teacher is getting a cookie party. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, cookie chain Crumbl announced the winners of its “Teacher of the Year” awards, given to educators “for their extraordinary commitment to their classrooms.” In Connecticut, the honor went to Fairfield County teacher Melinda Scott at Stadley Rough Elementary School in Danbury. Recipients were selected from a pool of over 6,000 nominations that included testimonials from parents, students, colleagues, and friends. They were chosen from each state, the Di…
Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident
Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident Four suspects are at large after an overnight burglary at a jewelry store in Fairfield County. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, in Darien at David Harvey Jewelers at 995 Post Rd. (Route 1). Upon arrival, officers discovered a smashed front door and scattered jewelry on the sidewalk. Numerous display cases were smashed inside the store, with jewelry strewn across the floor. Video surveillance footage released by the Darien Police Department revealed the suspects wearing masks and gloves, forcibly entering the premises with a sledgehammer, and proceeding to ransack …
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury A months-long investigation aided by bar receipts and social media posts led to the arrest of a man in connection with a wrong-way alleged drunk driving Connecticut crash that took the life of a young Fairfield County woman. The crash happened on Route 7 in Danbury around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the southbound lane just north of Exit 7. The victim, Danielle Dempsey, age 25, of Danbury, was driving a gray 2005 Honda Accord when a black 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head-on, Connecticut State Police said. The operator of the Dodge Challenger,…
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say A 29-year-old woman was charged with larceny for allegedly taking part in a bank scam that cost a Fairfield County resident $45,000. Gabriella Rodrigues, age 29, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested on Friday, May 10, after she turned herself in to Darien Police on a warrant. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the warrant stems from an incident reported in September 2023 where the victim reported she received a call from a man claiming to be an employee with her bank and that there had been fraud on her account. The victim provided information the suspect used t…
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Three members of a Connecticut family killed in a wrong-way driver crash were on their way home from the hospital when killed. Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford ID Released For Driver In Stratford Crash That Killed 4 Fairfield County resident Steven P. Rowland, age 65, of Easton, was driving his aunt and uncle, Thomas and Olga Vitale, ages 80 and 81, also of Easton, home from Yale New Haven Hospital when all three were killed in the crash in Stratford, according to their obituaries. "While his death was abrupt and he…
Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say
Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say A man wanted for a Fairfield County carjacking and an attempted carjacking has been captured by police. New Haven County resident Tyssan Woods, age 18, of Waterbury, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14, for the Thursday, March 28 incident on Westport Avenue. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received a call around 5 a.m., March 28, for an attempted carjacking at gunpoint in the area of Westport Avenue. As officers were responding to the location, the department received a second call for a gunpoint carjacking of a BMW X3 in the area of Westport Avenue…
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…
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say A woman has been charged with alleged criminal assault after a shooting incident in a Fairfield County neighborhood. Sharona Debbie Annet Bailey-Bramble, age 34, of Stamford, was charged on Monday, May 13, in Norwalk after police responded to a shots fired call. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, patrol officers responded and relayed the description of Bailey-Bramble and her vehicle to other officers.  Officers located the vehicle a short distance from 251 Ely Ave. and recovered a firearm, Podgorski said. The Detective Bureau responded and assumed the…
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor Several Connecticut high school seniors have received one of the nation's highest honors for students.  The three, all from Fairfield County, are among only 161 students across the entire US to be selected as 2024 US Presidential Scholars, the US Department of Education just announced on Thursday, May 9.  The US Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 and recognizes a few of the country's most distinguished graduating seniors. Scholars are chosen based on academic success, excellence in the arts and technical education, and commitment to community service and leadership.…
Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M
Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M For those looking to live large, a Fairfield County estate located at one of the highest points in town has hit the market for $34.5 million. Located in Greenwich, at 7 John St., the main house was built in 1937 by Augusta L. Noel, designer of the Whitney Museum; the estate includes two cottages, stables, and paddocks, according to Zillow. One of the main entertaining areas.  Zillow Indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis house, a tennis court, and two ethereal fountains round out the restored home. The front entrance.  Zillow Zillow says the grounds were designed by landscape…
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police A New York man is accused of pulling out a knife on another driver on a Connecticut roadway, police said. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Thursday, May 2 in Wilton, according to the Wilton Police Department. A witness reported that just after 5 p.m. that day in the area of Danbury Road and Arrowhead Road, a man in a gray 2015 Chrysler Town and Country pulled a knife on another driver. Police found the suspect — 36-year-old Matthew Kirchblum — driving south on Danbury Road, where he was pulled over. Kirchblum (who is from Hicksville, New York) reportedly admitted to police th…
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Darien Stop & Shop Theft: Police Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Darien Stop & Shop Theft: Police
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Darien Stop & Shop Theft: Police A trio was discovered to be running a shoplifting ring across the state after police caught them attempting to steal food from a Connecticut Stop & Shop. The Fairfield County incident took place on Monday, April 29 in Darien. At approximately 3:30 p.m. that day at the Darien Stop & Shop, located at 25 Old Kings Highway North, 45-year-old Joseph Macdonald reportedly left the store with a loaded shopping card, saying he had forgotten his wallet in the car. An employee reported Macdonald to the Darien Police Department, who arrived on the scene to find Macdonald walking up to a blac…
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 …