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CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault
CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault A Connecticut man who allegedly shot two people with a pellet gun and then threatened to shoot himself in the head has been charged by police. New Haven County resident David Bertuglia, age 47, of Hamden, was charged on Thursday, May 9, for the Wednesday, April 24 incident in Hamden. According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, police responded to the area of Spruce Bank Road around 5 p.m. for a complaint from a person fishing that they had been shot in the arm with what they believed was a BB gun. The victim told officers he believed the person who shot him had fled in a vehicle. …
Woman Hit, Killed On Busy CT Roadway Woman Hit, Killed On Busy CT Roadway
Woman Hit, Killed On Busy CT Roadway A woman struck on a busy Connecticut roadway who was expected to survive died an hour after the crash. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11 p.m., Friday, May 3, at 2320 Dixwell Ave., in Hamden.  According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, the victim was transported to the hospital, and the initial report was that the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.  Quinn said the hospital notified police at 11:50 p.m. that the woman had died. The vehicle's driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.  Th…
1 Dead, 2 Teens Hospitalized Following Head-On CT Crash 1 Dead, 2 Teens Hospitalized Following Head-On CT Crash
1 Dead, 2 Teens Hospitalized Following Head-On CT Crash One 28-year-old man was killed, and two teens were hospitalized following a head-on crash in Connecticut.  The incident occurred in Middlesex County around 6:30 a.m., Monday, April 15, on Saybrook Road in Haddam. According to the Connecticut State Police, an investigation found that a Ford F-150 driven by an 18-year-old man from Ivoryton was heading north on Saybrook Road when it crashed head-on with a Honda Civic heading south. The Honda driver, a New Haven County resident identified as Elijah Isiah Santiago, age 28, of Hamden, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said…
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Police are investigating after a man's body was found floating in a lake in Connecticut. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:15 a.m., Monday, April 15, at Lake Whitney in Hamden, near Hartford Turnpike and Rogers Road. According to Capt. Anthony Diaz of the Hamden Police officers responded to the scene and found the man, who was dead. Diaz said Hamden Fire Department personnel removed him from the water and took him to the Medical Examiner's Office. A preliminary investigation did not show any signs of trauma. An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday, April …
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash 17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash A teen girl is dead, and a teen boy was seriously injured in a rollover crash on a busy Connecticut highway. The crash occurred in New Haven on I-91 southbound around 10 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Isabela Jane Osler, age 17, of Branford in New Haven County, was killed after she was ejected from a 1993 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in during the crash with a truck and flatbed trailer. The driver, a New Haven County 17-year-old boy from Hamden, was seriously injured and transported to Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, state police said. Accordin…
Police Probe Series Of Smash-Grab Burglaries In CT Police Probe Series Of Smash-Grab Burglaries In CT
Police Probe Series Of Smash-Grab Burglaries In CT Police in Connecticut are investigating after a series of smash-and-grab robberies occurred within a few days. The latest incident occurred in North Haven on Sunday, March 24 at the Mobil Gas Station on State Street. According to North Haven Police, four people wearing masks and hooded shirts smashed the front glass door of the gas station and made off with some $2,000 in cash and two cash registers before fleeing in a stolen car that was taken from Manchester. The same crew is responsible for two other burglaries in Hamden, two burglaries in Orange, and one burglary in West Haven, North H…
Violent CT Home Invaders Attempt To Steal Expensive Cat Violent CT Home Invaders Attempt To Steal Expensive Cat
Violent CT Home Invaders Attempt To Steal Expensive Cat Two suspects are on the run after allegedly invading a Connecticut home and attempted to steal an expensive cat in what police say was a "targeted attack." The incident occurred in New Haven County on Sunday, March 17 on Thompson Street in East Haven. According to East Haven Police, two armed suspects attempted to enter a home where the residents were home and steal an expensive cat before fleeing in a blue BMW. When officers arrived, the resident said two men attempted to enter their residence through a rear slider door. The resident said attempts were made to prevent the suspects from en…
25-Year-Old CT Man Dies In Shooting Following Fight 25-Year-Old CT Man Dies In Shooting Following Fight
25-Year-Old CT Man Dies In Shooting Following Fight A 25-year-old Connecticut man died from a gunshot wound following a fight. New Haven County resident Deshawn Maysonet, of Hamden, died on Saturday, March 16 in New Haven. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to the area of Fairmont Avenue, between East Ferry Street and Lancraft Street, on the report of a person shot.  When they arrived, officers found a crime scene, but no victim. They then received word that the person injured, Maysonet, had been driven to the Yale New Haven Hospital hospital, arriving at the same time as the vehicle ca…
Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At CT Walgreens: Police Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At CT Walgreens: Police
Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At CT Walgreens: Police Thanks to some great detective work, a man and woman both face charges in connection with a stolen vehicle that was found parked at a Connecticut Walgreens, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an investigation that began in New Haven County on Thursday, Dec. 28, when Meriden Police Officer Desiata found a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Walgreens at 825 East Main St., according to the department.  This vehicle was found to have a smashed rear passenger window and an ignition column that had been tampered with. Desiata also found numerous receipts from sev…
Mail Theft: Former CT Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say Mail Theft: Former CT Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say
Mail Theft: Former CT Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say A 37-year-old former Connecticut postal carrier has admitted to stealing packages while on the job, federal officials announced.  New Haven County resident Shawn Fuller of Hamden, who once worked as a US Postal Service carrier in Meriden, pleaded guilty to a mail theft offense on Friday, Feb. 16, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report - Mail Theft: Meriden Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine According to federal officials, while working as a mail carrier, Fuller was investigated for stealing package…
Hamden Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Post Mall Hamden Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Post Mall
Hamden Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Post Mall A Connecticut man was charged with risk of injury to a minor after he was allegedly seen kicking a child in the back at a mall. New Haven County resident Onofre Banegas, age 51, of Hamden, was charged on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Milford at the Connecticut Post Mall. According to Milford Police, mall security reported seeing Banegas have a physical altercation with a child. During the fight, he was seen kicking the child in the back, using a significant amount of force, making the child cry. Banegas was taken into custody and charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. He w…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
CT Eatery Announces Closure After 13 Years: 'Time To Downsize' CT Eatery Announces Closure After 13 Years: 'Time To Downsize'
CT Eatery Announces Closure After 13 Years: 'Time To Downsize' A burger joint in Connecticut that has been around for more than a decade will soon be calling it quits.  New Haven County's brgrKo, located in Hamden at 3000 Whitney Ave., announced on Thursday, Jan. 25 that it would be closing in the coming weeks, according to an Instagram post from the owners.  The owners wrote that they decided they wanted to focus on their other venture, Mikro Depot, also located in Hamden at 0 Depot Ave.  "After almost 13 years in this space, it will be a difficult transition, but both my wife and I feel it is time to downsize and focus on Mikro D…
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
CT Man Tries To Join ISIS, Fly To Syria: Here's His Sentence CT Man Tries To Join ISIS, Fly To Syria: Here's His Sentence
CT Man Tries To Join ISIS, Fly To Syria: Here's His Sentence A 30-year-old Connecticut man will spend more than a decade in prison for trying to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS, federal officials announced.  New Haven County resident Kevin McCormick of Hamden was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 21 to 12 years in prison for trying to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report - 'I Gotta Fight Bro': Hamden Man Tried To Join ISIS, Fly To Syria, He Admits According to …
Teen Duo Caught In Chase After Stealing Car In Shelton, Crashing It: Police Teen Duo Caught In Chase After Stealing Car In Shelton, Crashing It: Police
Teen Duo Caught In Chase After Stealing Car In Shelton, Crashing It: Police Two 14-year-olds, including one who was wearing an ankle bracelet, face criminal charges after stealing a car from a Fairfield County driveway and crashing it into a police cruiser, authorities announced.  The theft happened on Sunday, Nov. 19 around 2:15 a.m., when a vehicle was stolen from a driveway in Shelton. Shelton Police officers were quickly able to find the car as well as another vehicle that appeared to be connected to the theft, but both cars fled when authorities tried to stop them, according to the department.  Soon after this though, police were soon told that the v…
Burglar Caught In Act By Shelton Resident Arrested, Police Say Burglar Caught In Act By Shelton Resident Arrested, Police Say
Burglar Caught In Act By Shelton Resident Arrested, Police Say A 44-year-old Connecticut man was charged with burglary after he was confronted by the homeowner in Fairfield County. New Haven County resident Michael Ramchandani, of Hamden, was arrested for the Sunday, Oct. 15 incident that took place at a River Road home. According to Det. Richard Bango, of the Shelton Police, a River Road resident interrupted a burglary in progress at his home. When Ramchandani was carrying items out of the home and confronted, he fled in his car, said Bango. An investigation by the Shelton Detective Division led to search warrants for Ramchandani’s residen…
Deer Crashes On Rise In CT: Here Are Towns With Most Past Collisions Deer Crashes On Rise In CT: Here Are Towns With Most Past Collisions
Deer Crashes On Rise In CT: Here Are Towns With Most Past Collisions Officials in Connecticut are warning motorists to look out for deer as the peak season for collisions involving the animals approaches.  According to AAA Northeast, deer crashes in the Nutmeg State are increasing "by leaps and bounds," and the peak time of year for collisions has been starting earlier and earlier every year, officials announced on Tuesday, Oct. 10. This was evidenced by Fall 2022, during which there were as many as 460 deer crashes in the state from October to December. This comes out to around one crash every five hours, officials said, the greatest number of collisio…
Naked Man Charged With Drug Possession In Wilton Naked Man Charged With Drug Possession In Wilton
Naked Man Charged With Drug Possession In Wilton A naked man who was found standing outside his pickup truck in a Fairfield County parking lot has been charged with drug possession. The incident took place in Wilton on Thursday, June 22 in the parking lot of 49 New St. According to Captain Gregg Phillipson of the Wilton Police, New Haven County resident Ryan Patrick Sutfin, age 40, of Hamden, was found by police when they were checking out a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. When officers approached Sutfin, he quickly entered his truck, Phillipson said. That's when officers found that he was naked and appeared to be high on drugs or…
Missing 16-Year-Old Girl Found In CT, Police Say Missing 16-Year-Old Girl Found In CT, Police Say
Missing 16-Year-Old Girl Found In CT, Police Say New update: Jensen was located in Hamden, police announced on Tuesday, June 27, also adding that no foul play is suspected.  Original Report: Police are asking for help from the public in finding a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for several days in Hartford County.  Authorities are currently searching for Elizabeth "Blake" Jensen, age 16, who was last seen leaving her residence on Elm Street in Windsor Locks on Wednesday, June 21 around 8 p.m., according to the Windsor Locks Police Department.  Her grandparents believe that Jensen may have entered an Uber, as she…
Mail Theft: CT Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine Mail Theft: CT Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine
Mail Theft: CT Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine A US Postal Service mail carrier in Connecticut faces potentially decades in prison after federal agents say he stole mail and distributed cocaine.  New Haven County resident Shawn R. Fuller, age 36, of Hamden, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and three counts of theft of mail by a postal employee, the US Attorney for Connecticut said. Fuller was released on a $100,000 bond, the prosecutor said. Fuller, who worked at a post office in Meriden, was under investigation for stealing mail when investigators said they saw him open two packages on April 1…
Medicaid Fraud: CT Health Practice Charged For Services Provided By Unlicensed People, Feds Say Medicaid Fraud: CT Health Practice Charged For Services Provided By Unlicensed People, Feds Say
Medicaid Fraud: CT Health Practice Charged For Services Provided By Unlicensed People, Feds Say A Connecticut behavioral health practice based in New Haven County defrauded the state's Medicaid program by knowingly billing it for services performed by unlicensed individuals, officials said.  Hamden-based practice K-Assist, owned by Kelly Stutzman, entered into a more than $234,000 civil settlement agreement with both the federal and Connecticut state government to resolve allegations that the practice violated federal and state False Claims Acts, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Tuesday, April 18.  According to federal officials…
Victory Celebration Set For NCAA Champion Quinnipiac Men's Hockey Team Victory Celebration Set For NCAA Champion Quinnipiac Men's Hockey Team
Victory Celebration Set For NCAA Champion Quinnipiac Men's Hockey Team Fans of the Quinnipiac University men's hockey team will soon be gathering en masse to celebrate the team's first-ever stunning overtime win at the 2023 NCAA Division I national championship. A rally will be held by the university at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 10 at the M&T Bank Arena in Hamden at 305 Sherman Ave. and will celebrate the Bobcats' win over the Minnesota Gophers in the national championship game held on Saturday, April 8.  The win marks the first-ever NCAA championship title for the Quinnipiac men's hockey program, which won a record 34 games during the 2023 season and went …
CT Man Wins Over $38K From Lottery Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It CT Man Wins Over $38K From Lottery Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It
CT Man Wins Over $38K From Lottery Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It A lucky man from New Haven won more than $38,000 from a lottery ticket he bought in the Elm City. New Haven resident Elijah Harper won a whopping $38,648 from a Fast Play $5 Extreme Green Progressive ticket he bought on Monday, Feb. 27, Connecticut Lottery announced.  The ticket was purchased at the Mobil gas station located in New Haven at 200 Sargent Dr.  Harper was the only big winner from New Haven on Monday, as the following residents also became several thousand dollars richer:  Darrell Eaddy, who won $30,000 from a Play 4 Night ticket bought at a Gulf…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region The most potent winter storm of the season has resulted in scores of school closures and slippery travel conditions. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources on Tuesday morning, Feb. 28. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, 1.8  inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 3.5 inches Herricks, 3.5 inches Suffolk County Commack, 5 inches Centereach, 4.5 inches Mattituck, 4.5 inches Mount Sina, 4.5 inches Bridgehampton, 4.4 inches Rockland County Stony Point, 6.1 inc…
Slàinte! These Fairfield County Irish Pubs Are Among The Best In Connecticut Slàinte! These Fairfield County Irish Pubs Are Among The Best In Connecticut
Slàinte! These Fairfield County Irish Pubs Are Among The Best In Connecticut With St. Patrick's Day nearly around the corner, you and your beer buddies may be looking for the best pub in Connecticut to celebrate the holiday.  So, here are some of the best Irish pubs in the state based on Google reviews. O'Neill's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Norwalk Located in "the heart of South Norwalk," guests flock to O'Neill's for food, drink, and "the best local Irish musicians," the pub's website says. "The atmosphere is right on, and every employee was friendly and helpful," one Yelp reviewer said. "We won't hesitate to come back when in the area!" The Harp and Hound Pub, …
Fatal Fall: Man, 25, Found Dead At Popular State Park Fatal Fall: Man, 25, Found Dead At Popular State Park
Fatal Fall: Man, 25, Found Dead At Popular State Park Officials are investigating after a 25-year-old man was found dead after falling at a popular state park in Connecticut. The incident took place in New Haven County around 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at West Rock Ridge State Park in Hamden. Environmental Conservation Police responded to the park after receiving a report of a fall victim from the  Hamden Police, a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said. After a search, a 25-year-old man was found and was declared dead on the scene, the spokesman said. EnCon Police are investigating. The victim…
'Demonic' Killings Of Father, Son Earn New Haven Man 120 Years In Prison 'Demonic' Killings Of Father, Son Earn New Haven Man 120 Years In Prison
'Demonic' Killings Of Father, Son Earn New Haven Man 120 Years In Prison A 55-year-old man was sentenced this week for killing a father and son in their Connecticut home back in the 1980s, officials said. Willie McFarland, of New Haven, got 120 years in prison for the murders of Fred Harris, age 59, and his son Greg Harris, age 23, inside their Hamden home in 1987, New Haven State’s Attorney John Doyle, Jr, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31.  Judge Elpedio Vitale, who delivered the sentence, called the murders "a demonic level of violence and terror" and said McFarland "is an unqualified menace to society."  “After 35 years, the m…
Man AKA 'Trouble' Killed Accomplice To Stop Him From Snitching On 2 Murders In Hamden Man AKA 'Trouble' Killed Accomplice To Stop Him From Snitching On 2 Murders In Hamden
Man AKA 'Trouble' Killed Accomplice To Stop Him From Snitching On 2 Murders In Hamden An illegal firearms dealer who murdered two people in Hamden and then killed his accomplice to stop him from confessing to police has been found guilty by a federal jury. Earlier Report - Man Charged With Committing 3 Murders In Connecticut In 2015 Edward Michael Parks, also known as "Lee" and "Trouble," was found guilty on Thursday, Jan. 19 of killing the three men on Nov. 16, 2015, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.  On the day of the murders, Parks, a 36-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina resident, was conducting an illegal sale of firearms in…
'I Gotta Fight Bro': Hamden Man Tried To Join ISIS, Fly To Syria, He Admits 'I Gotta Fight Bro': Hamden Man Tried To Join ISIS, Fly To Syria, He Admits
'I Gotta Fight Bro': Hamden Man Tried To Join ISIS, Fly To Syria, He Admits A Connecticut man is facing prison time after admitting to trying to fly to Syria in order to fight for ISIS.  New Haven County resident Kevin McCormick, age 29, of Hamden, admitted to trying to join the terrorist organization in Bridgeport Federal Court on Thursday, Jan. 12, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.  Between August and October 2019, McCormick repeatedly told others of his desire to travel to Syria to lend support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).  In one of these conversations, he said, "I gotta fight br…
Second Person From Fairfield County Dies After 4 Found Shot In Car Second Person From Fairfield County Dies After 4 Found Shot In Car
Second Person From Fairfield County Dies After 4 Found Shot In Car A second person has died after Connecticut State Police found four people shot in a vehicle. The incident took place in New Haven County around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1 on Route 15 in Hamden. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers responded to a report of several people in a vehicle who had sustained gunshot wounds, on Route 15 southbound in the area of Exit 60, in the town of Hamden. When officers arrived they found the driver, Adrian Lopez, 23, of Bridgeport, dead. Three additional occupants were transported by ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital. The Central District Major…