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Fairfield Elementary Student Crossing Roadway Struck By Car Fairfield Elementary Student Crossing Roadway Struck By Car
Fairfield Elementary Student Crossing Roadway Struck By Car A Fairfield County elementary school student was struck by a vehicle crossing the street to reach their bus stop.  The incident occurred in Fairfield around 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, in the area of Nichols Avenue and First Street.  According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the student, was transported to the hospital for evaluation for what appeared to be minor injuries at this time. Several students witnessed the crash on a school bus and stopped nearby along with other bystanders, Stahl said. "The Fairfield Police Department understands t…
Darien Police Department Promotes Officers Darien Police Department Promotes Officers
Darien Police Department Promotes Officers Three Fairfield police officers have been promoted after years of service on the job. Darien Police Chief Jeremiah P. Marron Jr. announced on Tuesday, April 30, the following promotions: Lt. Andrew Mastroianni was promoted to the rank of captain, effective Sunday, May 5. Mastroianni has been with the department for 19 years and currently serves in the Training Division. Detective Sgt. Daniel Skoumbros was promoted to lieutenant, effective Sunday, May 5. Skoumbros has been with the department for 20 years and currently serves in the Detective Division. Officer James Martin was promoted to t…
Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield
Bridgeport Man Charged With Stealing From Fairfield Cars A 21-year-old Fairfield County man wanted for car burglaries was apprehended after police chased him through a McDonald's restaurant and found him under a car in a grocery store parking lot. The incident occurred in Fairfield at around 5:40 a.m. Thursday in the area of Ann Street and Nichols Street. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police officers responded to the area after receiving a report of car alarms going off. Two suspects were seen riding bikes wearing face masks. Stahl added that a similar complaint had been made earlier that morning, at 1:30 a.m., of two men atte…
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Pursuit A 35-year-old man allegedly wielding an axe at a gas station in Fairfield County was apprehended by police after a foot chase. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Hemlock Hardware at 1860 Post Road. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police officers responded to the hardware store after receiving a report of a suspicious man. On the scene, officers found Orlando Roper of New York City behaving erratically, Stahl said.  Roper was behind his vehicle parked near an adjacent business, brandishing an axe, Stahl said. Despite offic…
Fairfield Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography Fairfield Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography
Fairfield Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly possessing child pornography following a months-long investigation. Dontrell Dayshawn Rodriguez, age 29, of Fairfield, was arrested on Wednesday, March 27. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, an investigation into Rodriguez began after the department received a tip from the State Police Computer Crimes Unit. Stahl said after receiving the tip, the department began an intensive investigation that included executing search and seizure warrants and following leads from December 2023 to March 2024. Evidence colle…
Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say A Fairfield County juvenile has been charged with allegedly robbing several others at gunpoint. The incident took place in Fairfield around 8:10 p.m., Sunday, March 17 in the area of New Hampshire Avenue. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, initial reports indicated that several juveniles had been threatened at gunpoint by individuals wearing ski masks who had fled. According to the victims, they were riding their bicycles when they were approached by the suspects. The suspects displayed firearms and a knife while demanding the belongings of the victims,…
Fairfield Resident Kills Self While Police On Scene Fairfield Resident Kills Self While Police On Scene
Fairfield Resident Kills Self While Police On Scene A resident died by suicide while police were on the scene for a welfare check in Fairfield County. The incident occurred in the town of Fairfield around 3 p.m., Monday, March 4 on Longdean Road. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the resident's employer called the police asking for a welfare check when the employee did not show up for work or answer the phone. When officers arrived at the home they found a note indicating that the person could be found in the garage, Stahl said. Officers then heard a gunshot come from the area of the garage and began to set up a per…
Fairfield 24-Year-Old Nabbed Again For Child Sex Crimes, Police Say Fairfield 24-Year-Old Nabbed Again For Child Sex Crimes, Police Say
Fairfield 24-Year-Old Nabbed Again For Child Sex Crimes, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with alleged child sex crimes for the second time this year.  Related: School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say Peter Wheeler, Jr., age 24 of Fairfield, was charged on Tuesday, Feb. 20 by Fairfield Police. He was first charged on Tuesday, Jan. 23 for possession of child pornography.  According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police Department, detectives continued their investigation into potential criminal activities involving Wheeler, who was a Fairfield Public Schools employee, following his…
$25K Geek Squad Scam: Man Robs  Fairfield Resident, Police Say $25K Geek Squad Scam: Man Robs  Fairfield Resident, Police Say
$25K Geek Squad Scam: Man Robs Fairfield Resident, Police Say A man from Brooklyn, New York was nabbed after he posed as a member of the Geek Squad in order to scam a Connecticut resident, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the town of Fairfield. According to the Fairfield Police Department, 27-year-old Bin Sun sent an email to the elderly victim, who was not named, claiming a charge of $525 from the Geek Squad. The victim called the number provided in the email, ready to dispute the charge, and spoke to Sun. Because they thought the call legitimate, the victim provided him with their bank account information …
School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say
School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say A school employee in Fairfield County has been charged with alleged possession of child pornography. Peter Wheeler, Jr., age 23, of Fairfield, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 23, following an investigation by police. Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police said the department received a tip in November 2023 from the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit involving the potential possession of child pornography within the Town of Fairfield. The Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division conducted an exhaustive investigation including numerous search and seizure…
Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Fairfield For Several Years Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Fairfield For Several Years
Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Fairfield For Several Years A 45-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl over several years in Fairfield County. New Haven County resident Jose Deleon-Castaneda, of Milford, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 10, said Lt. Edward Nook of the Fairfield Police Department. Deleon-Castaneda was under investigation for sexually assaulting a young girl who was known to him on numerous occasions, Nook said. The assaults occurred in the town of Fairfield and the incidents went back as far as 2005, he added. "Numerous witnesses were interviewed, and a con…
$56K Jewelry Heist: Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield $56K Jewelry Heist: Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield
$56K Jewelry Heist: Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield The man suspected to be behind a Connecticut jewelry store heist was arrested after he allegedly tried to strike a second time, police announced. Juan J. Aviles, age 30, was arrested in connection to the Fairfield County crime, which happened in the town of Fairfield, the town’s police department said on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Aviles is thought to have been the person who smashed the front window of Lenox Jewelers, located at 2500 Black Rock Turnpike on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Police reported seeing Aviles’ car drive off from the scene as they arrived, where $56,000 w…
Former Fairfield Superintendent Sentenced To Prison For Environmental Crimes Former Fairfield Superintendent Sentenced To Prison For Environmental Crimes
Former Fairfield Superintendent Sentenced To Prison For Environmental Crimes A former public works superintendent in Fairfield County has been sentenced to prison for committing environmental crimes and conspiring with others to defraud. Scott Bartlett, age 61, of Fairfield, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday, Dec. 1, suspended after five years and five years of probation, said Chief State’s Attorney Patrick J. Griffin. As part of his plea agreement, Bartlett, the disgraced superintendent for Fairfield, is also required to make restitution payments of $1 million to the town for the harm caused. Bartlett pleaded guilty in August to nine felony environmen…
Police Investigate Damage To Facility Housing Ballots For Scheduled Recount Of Fairfield Race Police Investigate Damage To Facility Housing Ballots For Scheduled Recount Of Fairfield Race
Police Investigate Damage To Facility Housing Ballots For Scheduled Recount Of Fairfield Race An investigation is underway after a possible break-in at a facility in Fairfield County that holds election equipment and ballots. At around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crimes Squad were requested by the Bridgeport State’s Attorney to investigate a reported suspicious incident at the Bigelow Center, located on Mona Terrace in Fairfield.  This property is owned by the town and contained the physical ballots for the Fairfield First Selectman's contest that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Democrat challenger Bill Gerber l…
1 Killed, 2 Injured In Trumbull Crash 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Trumbull Crash
1 Killed, 2 Injured In Trumbull Crash One person was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash in Fairfield County. Updated Story: Bridgeport Man Identified As Victim In Trumbull Crash The incident took place in Trumbull on Sunday, Oct. 15 around 3:30 p.m. on White Plains Road. After receiving numerous 911 calls, the Trumbull Police responded to a two-car crash near the entrance ramp to Route 25 southbound, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police. A convertible and a sedan collided causing heavy damage to both vehicles with the convertible coming to rest on its side, Weir said. The only occupant of the se…
2 Found Dead Inside Car In Easton 2 Found Dead Inside Car In Easton
2 Found Dead Inside Car In Easton Two people were found dead inside a vehicle in a pond in Fairfield County. Click here for a new, updated story - New Update: IDs Released For Man, Woman Found Dead In Easton The incident occurred in Easton around 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, near Route 59 and Church Road. Easton Police Chief Richard Doyle said officers responded to the area after receiving a report of a vehicle in a pond. When officers and the Easton Fire Department arrived on the scene they found two people dead inside. The Fairfield Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team was notified and responded to conduct th…
Member Of Raveis Real Estate Family Killed In Fairfield Crash Remembered For 'Loving Heart' Member Of Raveis Real Estate Family Killed In Fairfield Crash Remembered For 'Loving Heart'
Member Of Raveis Real Estate Family Killed In Fairfield Crash Remembered For 'Loving Heart' A well-known mother of three from the region who was a member of the William Raveis Real Estate Company family is being remembered for her kindness and impact on the community where she lived. Massachusetts native Meghan Raveis, age 45, died on Friday, June 23 after she was struck by a vehicle while walking near her Connecticut residence in the town of Fairfield in the 500 block of Redding Road. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, Town of Fairfield Police said. Earlier report: 45-Year-Old Member Of Raveis Real Estate Com…
Beloved Mom, Pillar In Community: Death Of 45-Year-Old Woman Mourned In Fairfield Beloved Mom, Pillar In Community: Death Of 45-Year-Old Woman Mourned In Fairfield
Beloved Mom, Pillar In Community: Death Of 45-Year-Old Woman Mourned In Fairfield New Update: Member Of Raveis Real Estate Family Killed In Crash Remembered For 'Loving Heart' The death of a well-known mother, wife, and fundraiser who was a member of the William Raveis Real Estate Company family has shaken the Connecticut community where she lived after she was struck by a car while taking a walk. Fairfield County resident Meghan Raveis, age 45, died just before 3 p.m. on Friday, June 23 in the town of Fairfield, in the 500 block of Redding Road. "My heart breaks for the Raveis family," said Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda L. Kupchick. "It’s a horrible tra…
Fatal Crash: 45-Year-Old Woman Struck By Vehicle In Residential Neighborhood In Fairfield Fatal Crash: 45-Year-Old Woman Struck By Vehicle In Residential Neighborhood In Fairfield
Fatal Crash: 45-Year-Old Woman Struck By Vehicle In Residential Neighborhood In Fairfield Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 45-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed In Residential Fairfield Neighborhood Police are investigating a fatal crash in a residential neighborhood in Fairfield County. It happened just before 3 p.m. Friday, June 23 in the town of Fairfield, in the 500 block of Redding Road.  A 45-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle that remained at the scene, Fairfield Police said. The woman was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not yet been released. The operator of the vehicle is cooperating wi…
Warning Issued By Fairfield Police About Confronting Those Attempting Vehicle Break-Ins Warning Issued By Fairfield Police About Confronting Those Attempting Vehicle Break-Ins
Warning Issued By Fairfield Police About Confronting Those Attempting Vehicle Break-Ins Police are warning residents about confronting individuals attempting to break into their vehicles after a recent incident in Fairfield County. Most recently, in the overnight hours over the Memorial Day weekend, a homeowner in the town of Fairfield in the Reef Road area was confronted by someone attempting to break into his vehicle.  After attempting to identify the subjects, a gunshot was heard and officers from the Fairfield Police Department later found a shell casing in the roadway.  "It was determined that one of the suspects fired one round, unsure if it was at …
Abuser Of 48 Dogs, Cats Nabbed In Fairfield: Police Abuser Of 48 Dogs, Cats Nabbed In Fairfield: Police
Abuser Of 48 Dogs, Cats Nabbed In Fairfield: Police A wandering dog, covered in feces, acted as a tip for police to arrest a woman and charge her with animal abuse, officials say.  In Fairfield County, Glorianne Marie Lagnese, of the town of Fairfield, was arrested on Friday, May 12 after an investigation revealed that dozens of pets were living in uninhabitable conditions, according to the Fairfield Police Department.  The investigation began the week of Tuesday, April 17 when a concerned citizen saw a dog, covered in urine and feces, wandering in the Steep Hill Road area of Fairfield, as reported by Daily Voice.  Read…
Don't Be Alarmed: Fairfield Teens To Play 'AP Assassins' Game Don't Be Alarmed: Fairfield Teens To Play 'AP Assassins' Game
Don't Be Alarmed: Fairfield Teens To Play 'AP Assassins' Game If you live in Fairfield and see teens in dark clothing sneaking around, don't panic. It's time for high school students to play their annual "AP Assassins" game. It's an annual event each year that is not sponsored by the schools but includes many high school students "hunting" each other down with water or Nerf-like guns in an assassin-like way, said Fairfield Police Chief Robert Kalamaras. The goal of the game is to locate your target with your water or Nerf-style gun, inheriting the targets of those they successfully squirt and advancing to the next level. The last person left wins…
Man Carjacked At Gunpoint In Fairfield After Posting BMW For Sale Online, Police Say Man Carjacked At Gunpoint In Fairfield After Posting BMW For Sale Online, Police Say
Man Carjacked At Gunpoint In Fairfield After Posting BMW For Sale Online, Police Say Two men have been charged with allegedly carjacking a man at gunpoint when they met with him about purchasing a BMW he posted online to sell. The incident took place in Fairfield at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at 425 Tunxis Hill Cutoff around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. According to Lt. Michael Paris of the Fairfield Police, the man met with two men in the store parking lot in an attempt to sell his car. When the men approached they brandished firearms ordering the victim to turn over his belongings and fled in the victim’s black BMW. About a minute later, police rece…
Man Critical After Falling Off Disabled Scooter In Easton Man Critical After Falling Off Disabled Scooter In Easton
Man Critical After Falling Off Disabled Scooter In Easton A man was seriously injured after falling off a disabled scooter in Fairfield County. The crash took place around 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 in Easton on Route 58 between Valley Road and Country Club Lane. According to Easton Police Chief Richard Doyle, the man's disabled scooter was being towed by another vehicle when he fell off and was seriously injured. The Fairfield Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team was on the scene and is assisting with the ongoing investigation, Doyle said. The victim was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center where he remains in critical but st…
Police Investigating Death Of Popular Westport Chef Outside Of Restaurant Police Investigating Death Of Popular Westport Chef Outside Of Restaurant
Police Investigating Death Of Popular Westport Chef Outside Of Restaurant Westport Police are investigating a crash that killed a popular chef from Norwalk who was standing in front of the restaurant when he was hit. The crash took place in Westport around 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4, in front of The Whelk, a well-known seafood restaurant, located at 575 Riverside Ave. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, Matthew Balga, age 54, of Norwalk, died shortly after being hit by a vehicle and transported to Norwalk Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, who has not been identified, stayed at the scene and is "fully cooperati…
Norwalk Man, Struck, Killed By Car In Westport, Police Say Norwalk Man, Struck, Killed By Car In Westport, Police Say
Norwalk Man, Struck, Killed By Car In Westport, Police Say A Norwalk man was hit and killed by a car in Westport. The crash took place in Westport around 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4 in the area of 575 Riverside Ave.  Matthew Balga, age 54, of Norwalk, was found by first responders who rendered aid before he was transported to Norwalk Hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police. Members of the Westport Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team, along with the Accident Investigation Team of the Fairfield Police Department, responded to the scene to conduct the investigation into the …
Man Wearing Ski Mask Approaches 2 Girls In Fairfield, Police Say Man Wearing Ski Mask Approaches 2 Girls In Fairfield, Police Say
Man Wearing Ski Mask Approaches 2 Girls In Fairfield, Police Say Police in Fairfield County are investigating after two middle-school-aged girls reported a man in a white BMW-like car approached them wearing a ski mask. The incident took place in the town of Fairfield around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 on Collingwood Avenue. According to Fairfield Police Lt. Michael Paris, the department received a 911 call from a resident reporting that the two girls had run to his home "very upset." They described an encounter with a man driving a vehicle while they were walking home from the school bus, Paris said. Patrol officers responded immediately to the …
Town Of Fairfield Police Issue Alert For Circulating Bitcoin Scam Town Of Fairfield Police Issue Alert For Circulating Bitcoin Scam
Town Of Fairfield Police Issue Alert For Circulating Bitcoin Scam Police in Fairfield County are warning residents against the latest scam, this one involving Bitcoin. Fairfield Police Chief Robert Kalamaras said they learned of the latest scam when a resident alerted the department on Tuesday, Nov. 22 that they had sent $7,000 in Bitcoin currency to an unknown account prior to realizing it was a scam. The resident told officers she had received a call from an unknown male claiming to work for the fraud department of an online retailer. He told her that fraud was detected on her account and informed her that she would have to transfer her money to a Bitco…
Former Fairfield Official Faces New Animal Cruelty Charge Former Fairfield Official Faces New Animal Cruelty Charge
Former Fairfield Official Faces New Animal Cruelty Charge A Fairfield County man who recently completed probation for abusing his ex-girlfriend’s two dogs has been arrested again for allegedly beating a cat to death. Raymond Neuberger, age 38, of Fairfield, a former Representative Town Meeting member, was arrested for a second time on Tuesday, Oct. 4, after Fairfield Police received a report in August from an emergency veterinary clinic that they were caring for a cat that appeared to be suffering from injuries, which were deemed suspicious, said Lt. Michael Paris of the Fairfield Police Department. The initial investigation determined t…
Two Suffer Life-Threatening Injuries In Fairfield Crash Two Suffer Life-Threatening Injuries In Fairfield Crash
Two Suffer Life-Threatening Injuries In Fairfield Crash Two people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a crash in Fairfield County. Police responded to the crash in the town of Fairfield at the intersection of Commerce Drive and Coolidge Street at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, according to the Fairfield Police Department. Investigators found that a motorcycle traveling south on Coolidge Street entered the intersection and collided with a van that was westbound on Commerce Drive, police said. Two people were thrown from the motorcycle, suffering life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Police said the sole occ…
ID Released For 15-Year-Old Shot, Killed At Teen's Birthday Party In Fairfield ID Released For 15-Year-Old Shot, Killed At Teen's Birthday Party In Fairfield
ID Released For 15-Year-Old Shot, Killed At Teen's Birthday Party In Fairfield Police have released the identity of a 15-year-old Fairfield County boy shot during a large birthday party at a church banquet center. Zion Burton, of Bridgeport, was killed in Fairfield at the Calvin United Church banquet hall on Kings Highway East around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9. The teen was gunned down just six days before his 16th birthday, said Lt. Michael Paris, of the Fairfield Police. "On behalf of Chief Robert Kalamaras and the entire Fairfield Police Department, we offer our most sincere condolences to Zion’s family," Paris said. "Our investigators are working dili…