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CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police
CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police A Connecticut man walking on a city street with a crossbow and a beer was nabbed by patrol officers after receiving numerous 911 calls of a man carrying a rifle.  The incident occurred in New Haven County on Wednesday, June 12, around 5 p.m. on Main Street in Meriden. According to Sgt. Michael Boothroyd of the Meriden Police, the callers said the man was wearing a backpack and a bulletproof vest, had a rifle slung over his shoulder, and was carrying a beer.  The man told people in the parking lot that they should “kill themselves” and that he “was waiting for the police…
27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake 27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake
27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake A 27-year-old man drowned while swimming in a Connecticut lake at a campground. Related: Fundraiser: Meriden Man Drowns Saving Teen Caught In Current The incident occurred in Litchfield County at the Point Folly Campground in Bantam around 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8. According to Will Healey, spokesman for the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, DEEP Conservation Police (EnCon) responded to a report of distressed swimmers at Bantam Lake.  A 16-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man, identified as New Haven County resident Kyree Dowd of Meriden, were involv…
21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police 21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police
21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after trying to steal from vehicles in a Connecticut parking lot, police announced.  The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, June 1 around 1:15 a.m., when a suspicious person was seen trying to open locked cars in the Center Street parking lot in Darien, according to Darien Police.  After a witness reported the incident to officers, they found him running west on Post Road (Route 1) and apprehended him in another nearby parking lot.  The suspect, New Haven County resident James Reilly of Milford, was positively identified by the witne…
Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police
Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police Two alleged shoplifters from Fairfield County were nabbed after they allegedly crashed into three vehicles while fleeing from the cops. The New Haven County incident occurred on Wednesday, May 22 in the city of Milford. It was just after 6 p.m. when it was reported that two people — 26-year-old Edwin Gonzalez and 40-year-old Tashsa Johnson — were at the Big Y at 150 Boston Post Road shoplifting. When Milford Police arrived at the grocery store, they saw Gonzales get into a car and drive off. He continued to flee down Post Road, driving recklessly and eventually striking three other ca…
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody CT Man Dies While In Police Custody
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody A Connecticut man picked up in a grocery store parking lot on warrants died while in police custody. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, in the Big Y Grocery Store parking lot on Boston Post Road in Milford. According to Milford Police, Michael Brown, whose age and address are unknown, was picked up by officers in the grocery store parking lot on several active arrest warrants.  Police said Brown was also a suspect in a reported larceny at another Milford grocery store. Brown was handcuffed and under control, but he appeared to be…
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle The Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office has released the identity of two bodies found inside a burned-out vehicle. Related: 2 Found Dead Inside Burning Car In Oxford The incident occurred in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside.  The medical examiner has identified the men as David J. Rivera, age 36, …
30-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed On Street 30-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed On Street
30-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed On Street Police in Connecticut are investigating following a shooting on a city street that left a 30-year-old man dead. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, in the area of 69 Washington St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, where the victim had been transported by a private vehicle. The victim was identified as Roberto Baez of Waterbury, Bessette said. Baez later died from his injuries. Bessette said officers located evidence of shots fired in the area outsi…
IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others
IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others Police are investigating after one teen was killed and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. 1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight Wolcott Crash The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the town of Wolcott. Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens said that, on Monday, June 3, he was not releasing the victims' names at this point.  But a GoFundMe effort by the family of the victim has identified the 18-year-old driver as Alexander Dillion, of Wolcott, and one of the injured passengers…
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash 1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash One teenager was killed, another was airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries, and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released By Family In Fatal Wolcott Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others It happened in New Haven County, in the town of Wolcott, around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The Wolcott Police Department said it received a report that a vehicle had gone off the road and struck a tree in the area of 734 Spindle Hill Rd.  While en route to the scene, dispatch notified respondin…
CT Man Claimed Person Stole Gun Charged With Unlawful Discharge Of Firearm CT Man Claimed Person Stole Gun Charged With Unlawful Discharge Of Firearm
CT Man Claimed Person Stole Gun Charged With Unlawful Discharge Of Firearm A Connecticut man has been charged with alleged unlawful discharge of a gun after telling police that someone had entered his home and stolen a gun. The incident occurred in New Haven County on Sunday, May 26, on Foran Road in Milford. According to Milford Police, Douglas Branez, age 32, of Milford, contacted the police department to report that a person had entered his residence, stole a gun, and fled through an opening created by a gunshot that Branez said he made. Police then received a second call reporting a disturbance outside involving an unknown person. Officers arrived …
CT Man Nabbed For Sexual Assault Of Minor Under 10 CT Man Nabbed For Sexual Assault Of Minor Under 10
CT Man Nabbed For Sexual Assault Of Minor Under 10 A Connecticut man was charged with sexually abusing a minor under the age of 10 following an investigation. New Haven County resident Raymond Kaminski, age 77, of Milford, was arrested on Wednesday, May 22, following an investigation. According to the Milford Police, the department received a complaint in April regarding a potential sexual assault. The complaint was made by a parent whose juvenile child reported that Kaminski had touched her inappropriately and made her feel uncomfortable. An investigation found that Kaminski is also accused of asking to kiss the juvenile in the priva…
Man Critical After CT Shooting On Neighborhood Street Man Critical After CT Shooting On Neighborhood Street
Man Critical After CT Shooting On Neighborhood Street Police in Connecticut are investigating after a man was found shot and is suffering from life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on a neighborhood street at 65 Angel Drive in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to the report of a shooting and located a 52-year-old man. The victim, who has not been identified, was rushed to the hospital where he is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, Bessette said. This incident remains under investigation.  Anyone with i…
Suspicious Deaths: 2 Found Inside Burning Car In CT Suspicious Deaths: 2 Found Inside Burning Car In CT
Suspicious Deaths: 2 Found Inside Burning Car In CT Connecticut State Police are investigating after two people were found dead inside a burning car. Related: IDs Released For Bodies Found In Burned-Out Car The incident occurred in New Haven County around 4 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to State Police, when troopers arrived, they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished by the fire department, at which point it was discovered that there were two dead people inside. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was notified and responded to the scene.  The OCME has taken custo…
4 Shot Outside CT Apartments During Dispute, 1 Critical 4 Shot Outside CT Apartments During Dispute, 1 Critical
4 Shot Outside CT Apartments During Dispute, 1 Critical Four men were found shot outside a Connecticut apartment building following a dispute between the group. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7 p.m. on Wednesday at 50 Mitchell Ave., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the four were found shot by responding officers on a report of shots fired. Two of the victims, ages 19 and 25, were treated at the hospital and released. A third 19-year-old remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Bessette said. A fourth 21-year-old victim is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries…
CT Child, 8, Struck By Vehicle CT Child, 8, Struck By Vehicle
CT Child, 8, Struck By Vehicle A child struck by a car in Connecticut escaped without injury. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, on Hall Avenue. According to Sgt. Michale Boothroyd of the Meriden Police, an officer, responded to the area and found an 8-year-old child had been struck but was showing no apparent signs of injury but did complain of pain. Boothroyd said the driver of the vehicle was also on the scene. The child was transported to an area hospital for observation.  The case is still under investigation, and any tips or information can be called into Officer E. …
CT Police Investigating 'Untimely' Death, Shooting CT Police Investigating 'Untimely' Death, Shooting
CT Police Investigating 'Untimely' Death, Shooting Police in Connecticut are investigating an "untimely" death after one person was found dead and another was found shot in a home. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 9 p.m., Saturday, May 25, on Goldfinch Lane in Naugatuck. According to the Naugatuck Police, officers responded to the home after receiving a report of gunshots. Responding officers found one person dead and another with non-life-threatening wounds, police said. The injured person was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Naugatuck Police has requested assistance from the Connecticut State Police Wester…
1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In CT Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say 1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In CT Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say
1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In CT Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say A juvenile was charged with allegedly attempting to carjack an occupied vehicle after forcefully throwing a driver to the ground in an attempt to steal their car. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Thursday, May 23, in Allentown Fresh at 1941 Dixwell Ave., in Hamden. According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, three males were reported to have forcefully thrown an elderly victim to the ground. One of the suspects then sat in the car and attempted to start it; however, the keys were with the victim. Unknown bystanders scared the suspects a…
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 …
Extra Officers At CT High School After Swatting Threat To Student Extra Officers At CT High School After Swatting Threat To Student
Extra Officers At CT High School After Swatting Threat To Student Connecticut State Police have an added presence at a high school after a student received a threat. The incident occurred in New Haven County in Oxford at Oxford High School on Wednesday, May 22. According to State Police, troopers responded to the school as a result of a threat made against a student. After an investigation, it was determined that this was a swatting incident.  State police said there's no immediate threat to the school. As a precaution, Oxford police units and troopers will maintain a presence throughout the day.  Police did not reveal what type of threat the…
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper From CT Steals From Employer, Police Say $97K Scheme: Bookkeeper From CT Steals From Employer, Police Say
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper From CT Steals From Employer, Police Say A 45-year-old Connecticut woman faces grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing more than $97,000 from the New York company where she worked as a bookkeeper, authorities announced. New Haven County resident Marlenin Vito of Waterbury was arrested on Tuesday, April 23 after investigators determined she had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from the Putnam County business where she worked, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, May 21.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the events leading to Vito's arrest began on Monday, April 8, when a business owner in t…
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries 39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries A Connecticut man allegedly crashed into a state police cruiser during a traffic stop on I-84, causing injuries. The New Haven County crash happened on Friday, May 17 in the town of Middlebury. According to Connecticut State Police, a trooper had pulled over a Hyundai at around 11:15 p.m. on the right shoulder of I-84 East just past the South Street Bridge overpass. While the car had its emergency lights on, a 39-year-old man driving a Toyota RAV4 on I-84 crashed into the driver’s side of the police car. He then reportedly hit the rear end of the Hyundai before flipping on its roof an…
School Bus Crashes With Vehicle On CT Roadway School Bus Crashes With Vehicle On CT Roadway
School Bus Crashes With Vehicle On CT Roadway One person received minor injuries during a crash between a vehicle and a school bus in Connecticut. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:30 a.m., Monday, May 20, at 38 Indian Trail in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette with the Waterbury Police, the school bus had 14 students at the time, and no injuries were reported by the bus operator or any of the students.  Bessette said the operator of the other involved vehicle was transported to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries.  The incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story. C…
Alcohol Ban Imposed For 7 CT Recreation Areas Alcohol Ban Imposed For 7 CT Recreation Areas
Alcohol Ban Imposed For 7 CT Recreation Areas Seven recreational areas across Connecticut are the subjects of a recurring alcohol ban for the summer in an attempt to curb unruly behavior. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced a temporary alcohol ban lasting through Monday, Aug. 12 in the following recreational areas: Beach Pond State Boat Launch in Voluntown, New London County (including a part of Pachaug State Forest); Billings Lake State Boat Launch in North Stonington, New London County (also including a part of Pachaug State Forest); Gardner Lake State Park and State Boat Launch in Sa…
CT Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Mall Employee, Police Say CT Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Mall Employee, Police Say
CT Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Mall Employee, Police Say A woman has been arrested after police claim she was behind an attack on a Connecticut mall employee. The New Haven County incident happened on Thursday, May 16 in Meriden. Cindy Luzunaris, age 42, walked into Windsor, a women’s clothing store at the Meridan Mall, located at 470 Lewis Ave., just before 12:45 p.m., authorities said.  The Meridan resident then reportedly threw a powdery substance into an employee’s face and left.  The employee reported that her eyes were irritated and that it felt as if her throat were closing up.  She was transported to a local hospital f…
Repeat Offender: Previously Convicted CT Man Again Nabbed With Child Porn, Feds Say Repeat Offender: Previously Convicted CT Man Again Nabbed With Child Porn, Feds Say
Repeat Offender: Previously Convicted CT Man Again Nabbed With Child Porn, Feds Say A 40-year-old Connecticut man with a previous conviction faces more charges after he was caught with child pornography, some of which was generated with artificial intelligence, federal officials announced. New Haven County resident Travis Tilley of Naugatuck has been charged in connection with child exploitation offenses, including the possession of artificially generated pornography, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Monday, May 13.  According to federal officials, at the time of his latest arrest, Tilley had been serving a 15-year term of pro…
15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital 15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital
15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital Police are investigating after some 15 vehicles were broken into in the parking area of a Connecticut hospital. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 1:20 p.m., Monday, May 13, at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. According to Officer Alex Torres of the Wallingford Police, responding officers found at least 15 employee vehicles had been broken into.  Many had their windows smashed and wallets and valuables taken, Torres said. Several vehicles were parked by the softball field and in the parking area.  The department asks anyone with information to contact the departmen…
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say A 33-year-old woman was hit with criminal charges after causing a disturbance at a Connecticut middle school and refusing to leave, police said. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera of Milford was arrested following an incident at West Shore Middle School on Wednesday, May 1, Milford Police announced on Wednesday, May 15. According to the department, on the day of the incident, Rivera allegedly caused a disturbance and yelled profanities at the school. She also refused to leave after school staff told her to several times, police said. She was later taken into custody on Friday, Ma…
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,…
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…
CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman
CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman A 47-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman during a domestic violence incident. New Haven County resident Brian Lambert of Southbury was arrested on Friday, May 10. According to Connecticut State Police and Southbury Police, around noon on May 10, officers responded to the area of Elaine Drive and Curt Smith Road after receiving information that Lambert was seen dragging a woman through a wooded area of Elaine Drive, forcibly push her into a vehicle and then take off at a high rate of speed. Responding officers searched the immediate…
Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility
Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility A 29-year-old Connecticut man was killed, and two women were injured during a shooting at a rental hall. The incident occurred in New Haven County just before 1:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, at So Blu Niq, a part facility in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, Shaquille Morris of Waterbury was identified as the victim who later died from his injuries at a hospital shortly after police arrived on the scene. Two additional victims were identified as 39 and 44-year-old females, both of Waterbury, who sustained life-threatening injuries and were treated and r…