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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…
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…
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was taken into custody after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of products from a Connecticut Macy's and hitting an employee who confronted her, police said. The incident happened in New Haven County on Monday, May 6 around 4:45 p.m., when a shoplifter was confronted by police at the Macy's in Milford at 1201 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1).  According to Milford Police, an investigation determined that the alleged shoplifter, New Haven resident Erica Blake, had stolen $421 worth of merchandise from the store.  Blake also allegedly hit and threatened an employee wh…
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…
Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say
Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say A 34-year-old New York man surrendered to police in Connecticut for allegedly stealing more than $385,000 in custom electrical components and specialized tools and pawning them. Northern Westchester County resident Ryan Jensen of South Salem turned himself in on Friday, May 3, in Fairfield County. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Jensen was a foreman working for Mars Electric out of Bethel, who was contracted to perform a large electrical project at ASML at 77 Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton beginning in July 2022. In October 2023, a significant num…
24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police 24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police
24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police A 24-year-old man was apprehended in New York after allegedly using counterfeit bills at a Connecticut Stop & Shop supermarket, police said. Brooklyn resident James Breland was processed on forgery and larceny charges on Wednesday, April 24 in connection with an incident in September 2022 at a Fairfield County Stop & Shop, Darien Police announced on Tuesday, April 30.  According to police, during the original incident on Sept. 25, 2022, three men allegedly used $80 in counterfeit bills at the Darien Stop & Shop at 25 Old Kings Hwy North. A Darien detective investigatin…
21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police 21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police
21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police A 21-year-old man is accused of leading criminal activity across Connecticut, including the theft of catalytic converters, wheels, all-terrain vehicles, and commercial burglaries, police announced. Hartford County resident Ethan Angel Nieves of Newington was arrested on Monday, April 29 following a nine-month investigation into a ring of thefts and burglaries across the state, Southington Police announced on Thursday, May 2.  According to the department, the investigation determined that Nieves had been using a gray 2023 Honda Odyssey stolen from Farmington to commit crimes in Southing…
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say A 31-year-old Connecticut man was nabbed for allegedly using several forged checks to spend $5,000 at Costco, police say. Daniel H. Falvey, age 31, of East Hartford, was charged on Thursday, March 28, on an active warrant and charged with larceny and issuing a bad check. According to Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Falvey's arrest stems from a January investigation in which police found he used several forged checks from an East Hartford business to purchase the items at Costco. Falvey was released on a $10,000 surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Manchester…
'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 …
Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery
Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery A Fairfield County man has been charged with robbery in the violent armed robbery of an area jewelry store last year that injured employees. Bridgeport resident, 32-year-old Adam Buster was arrested on Friday, March 15 for the Saturday, June 10, 2023 robbery of ABC Jewelry at 102 Boston Ave. According to Bridgeport Police Detective Jeffrey A. Holtz, Buster's arrest is the first of what will be several in the robbery in which the suspects made off with more than $100,000 in jewels. During the robbery, three suspects wearing masks and gloves and brandishing guns rushed into ABC Jewelry and f…
Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say
Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say Authorities in Fairfield County are asking for the public's help in finding a man who stole from a Stop & Shop supermarket.  The theft happened on Monday, March 18 just before 7:30 a.m., when a man stole from the Stop & Shop supermarket in New Fairfield at 25 Route 39, according to Connecticut State Police. The suspect was seen driving a white lifted pickup truck caught on surveillance video released by police on social media. Authorities also released images of the suspect inside the store.  Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to call Officer Cassave…
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,…
CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K
CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K A Connecticut builder has been charged with allegedly taking large deposits from three victims for home construction and never building them. New Haven County resident Leonard Addario, age 46, of Milford, was charged on Monday, March 11 after turning himself in to Milford Police on a warrant. According to the Milford Police, a victim contacted the department in December 2023 and told detectives they had paid a deposit of $68,000 to Addario in May 2022.  In October 2023, the victim terminated the contract after the construction was still not completed. When the deposit was not returned…
Wife Of Slain UConn Professor Who Hid Body, Pleads Guilty Wife Of Slain UConn Professor Who Hid Body, Pleads Guilty
Wife Of Slain UConn Professor Who Hid Body, Pleads Guilty The wife of a University of Connecticut professor has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and keeping his body in the basement for several months to keep cashing his paychecks. Hartford County resident Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi, age 76, of Burlington, pleaded guilty Monday, March 11, to manslaughter and larceny, according to Sharmese L. Walcott, Hartford Judicial District State’s Attorney. Kosuda-Bigazzi was arrested in February 2018 after her husband, Pierluigi Bigazzi, age 84, was found wrapped in plastic trash bags and duct tape in the basement of the couple's Burlington home, court documents…
Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam
Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam A 23-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in connection with an alleged mail theft/check fraud investigation. Kenyel Ventura-Villa, of New Haven, was arrested on Feb. 29 by warrant where he was alleged to have deposited stolen and forged checks in 2022 into an account belonging to a woman who was also arrested last year, said Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police.  Ventura-Villa was charged with: Larceny Conspiracy to commit larceny Conspiracy to commit ID theft  He was held on a $100,000 bond.
Darien Resident's IRS Payments Stolen Out Mailbox, Cashed By Thief, Police Say Darien Resident's IRS Payments Stolen Out Mailbox, Cashed By Thief, Police Say
Darien Resident's IRS Payments Stolen Out Mailbox, Cashed By Thief, Police Say A Fairfield County resident who mailed two checks to pay his taxes was surprised when he received word from the Internal Revenue Service about non-payment of his bill. The Darien resident then contacted the police in May 2023, who found that someone had stolen his checks out of his mailbox and cashed them with another name on the payee line. An investigation led Darien Police to the Morris County Correctional Center in New Jersey to arrest David Velazquez, age 28, of Warren, New Jersey. According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, Velazquz had allegedly taken the checks out of the m…
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store A Fairfield County man was charged with organized retail theft and larceny after allegedly stealing some $3,000 in goods from an area store. Ross Manley, age 33, of Fairfield, was arrested by Wilton Police on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Stamford Superior Court for the incident which took place in October 2022 at the Outdoor Sports Center in Wilton. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, a South Wilton business contacted the police to report shoplifting involving thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Staff reported that the shoplifter had just left the store and was able to prov…
Former CT Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge Former CT Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge
Former CT Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge A former Connecticut police officer who has been charged in numerous crimes sprees has been arrested again for allegedly burglarizing a restaurant and bar and making off with $76,000 in cash and items.  Hartford County resident Patrick Hemingway, age 37,  of Glastonbury, was charged on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for the Thursday, May 4, 2023 crime in Wethersfield. According to the Wethersfield Police, an investigation by the Detective Bureau, found that Hemingway had allegedly broke into Lucky Lou's Bar and Grill at 222 Main St., and made off with the cash and items.  Police said h…
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly stealing pro-Israel yard signs in Fairfield County in front of a police officer. New York City resident William Banks, of Brooklyn, was charged with larceny on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Westport. Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police said on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, an investigation was launched after receiving complaints from residents of the theft of Israel Flag yard signs in the Colony Road neighborhood. While the investigating officer was speaking with a homeowner, the officer saw Banks driving a white vehicle, stealing another yard sign…
Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was nabbed for allegedly ripping off checks, altering them, and then cashing them.  Norwalk resident Joann Guzman, age 28, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 25, for the incident that occurred in January. According to Westport Police Lt. Eric Woods, Westport Police initiated an investigation after a complaint was made concerning checks being stolen, altered, and cashed.  The investigation revealed that two neighbors were contacted by two different banks concerning checks that were being cashed against their accounts by the same person, Woods said…
Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say
Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
Cop Accused Of Stealing Thousands From CT Police Benevolent Association Cop Accused Of Stealing Thousands From CT Police Benevolent Association
Cop Accused Of Stealing Thousands From CT Police Benevolent Association A Connecticut police officer and former president of a police benevolent association has been arrested after he allegedly stole thousands of dollars of funds over three years. New London County resident Ryan O'Connell, age 42, of the city of Norwich, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 12 on an arrest warrant, the Connecticut State Police announced. O’Connell, who is a Norwich Police Department officer, served as the president of the city’s Police Benevolent Association from 2015 until 2022. As the president of the PBA, O’Connell had access to the association’s debit card, which he allegedly us…
Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police
Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police A Massachusetts woman has been arrested after she was allegedly caught altering and cashing a Connecticut resident’s checks years prior. Isis Serrano, a Boston resident, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 7 for the Fairfield County incident, according to police. The 24-year-old woman is accused of fraudulently altering and cashing checks from a resident of the town of Wilton in 2019. She was 20 at the time of the reported crime. It is unclear for how long Serrano continued the alleged activity. She was extradited from Chicopee Massachusetts Women's Correctional Facility on an arrest warr…
CT Man Charged With Larceny In $2K Theft From Old Navy CT Man Charged With Larceny In $2K Theft From Old Navy
CT Man Charged With Larceny In $2K Theft From Old Navy A Connecticut man was charged on a larceny warrant after allegedly stealing more than $2,300 in goods from an Old Navy store last year. New Haven County resident Felix Vasquez, age 38, of Waterbury, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 1 in Hartford County by South Windsor Police. According to Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Vasquez’s charge stems from an August 2023 incident in which he was identified as the individual who stole more than $2,300 worth of merchandise from Old Navy at 101 Evergreen Way.  Vasquez was processed and held in state custody on …
Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case
Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case A 27-year-old woman has been charged with larceny and fraud for allegedly stealing a Fairfield County resident's check out of the mail and then changing the amount and cashing it. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Westport Police initiated a larceny investigation after a resident reported they had a check stolen and fraudulently deposited into an unknown account.  The resident reported they sent a check made out for $560 from their home and the check was stolen and fraudulently deposited for $5,500, said Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police. Using search warrants, video sur…
Sweet Escape: Ice Cream Truck Stolen In CT With $30K Of Treats Inside Sweet Escape: Ice Cream Truck Stolen In CT With $30K Of Treats Inside
Sweet Escape: Ice Cream Truck Stolen In CT With $30K Of Treats Inside A 35-year-old man with a huge sweet tooth was arrested in Connecticut after he hopped in an ice cream truck and made a run for it – stealing $30,000 worth of the sweet stuff along with the truck. The New Haven County incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 29 in the city of West Haven, according to local police. At around 9 p.m. that night, the Shahi Kulfi truck’s original driver was stopped in a parking lot on Boston Post Road delivering sweet treats when Travis Jones, age 35, hopped in and drove off. There was $30,000 worth of ice cream inside at the time. Jones and the truck were later f…
Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing MoneyGram In Westport, Police Say Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing MoneyGram In Westport, Police Say
Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing MoneyGram In Westport, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been charged with alleged larceny after cashing a lost MoneyGram while using her name and address. Valentina Dimitia-Coatanroch, age 51, of Stratford, was arrested by Westport Police on Sunday, Jan. 21. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, on Friday, March 6, 2020, Westport Police initiated a larceny investigation after a resident reported they had lost a MoneyGram they had purchased in the amount of $550.00. When they called MoneyGram for a replacement, they were told that it had already been cashed, Woods said. The investigating offic…
Man Nabbed For Pair Of CT Robberies Using Fake Firearm: Police Man Nabbed For Pair Of CT Robberies Using Fake Firearm: Police
Man Nabbed For Pair Of CT Robberies Using Fake Firearm: Police A Connecticut man was caught for two separate robberies, during which he allegedly used a fake gun to threaten employees, police said. Both Tolland County incidents took place in the town of Mansfield on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Around 3:45 p.m., 25-year-old Jacob Neff of Coventry allegedly pulled out a firearm at both the Domino’s Pizza on Storrs Road and the CVS Pharmacy nearby. No injuries were reported in either incident. Neff was later found by police near the Price Chopper supermarket, at 1220 Storrs Road, where he was arrested. Police said Neff directed investigators to the apparent…
Man Attempts To Steal Copper Wire, Nabbed In CT: Police Man Attempts To Steal Copper Wire, Nabbed In CT: Police
Man Attempts To Steal Copper Wire, Nabbed In CT: Police A Connecticut man posing as a subcontractor with intentions to steal copper wire was caught by suspicious police. The Litchfield County incident happened on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the town of Plymouth. Just after 8:15 a.m. that morning, an alarm for a Connecticut Telecommunications System (CTS) Radio went off near 297 North Street, where 35-year-old Hartford County resident Nicholas Parent, who is from Bristol, had allegedly trespassed and was walking around a fenced-in area. Parent told officers who arrived that he was a subcontractor for a telecommunications company, but couldn’t…
Teen Accused Of Ramming CT State Police Cruiser With Septic Truck Teen Accused Of Ramming CT State Police Cruiser With Septic Truck
Teen Accused Of Ramming CT State Police Cruiser With Septic Truck A Connecticut teen was charged with criminal mischief after allegedly ramming a septic truck into a state police cruiser following an altercation with a woman. The incident occurred in New London County around 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5 near 136 Norwich Westerly Road in North Stonington. When troopers arrived, Donovan Beard, age 18, of Norwich, was driving a septic truck that "he had illegally gained access to," according to Connecticut State Police. When confronted by troopers, Beard rammed the truck into one of the cruisers before getting out and running away, police said. Beard was quickly…
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say A teenager, who had just turned 18, was arrested after police allegedly found him stopped on a highway ramp in Connecticut, his car facing the wrong way. The Hartford County incident happened in the city of Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 31 at around 4:30 a.m. Alex Ortiz, who turned 18 earlier in the month, was allegedly found by police in a 2012 gray Honda Accord stopped on a ramp on Interstate 84 near Exit 50. Connecticut State Police said that Ortiz’s car was facing the wrong way on the ramp and that a firearm was in plain view in the backseat. During a search of the vehicle, Ortiz, a To…