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17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford 17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford
17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford A teenager was killed in a two-vehicle overnight crash at an intersection in Fairfield County. It happened around 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Stamford. The initial investigation revealed that the 17-year-old Stamford resident was operating a 2020 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Lockwood Avenue, according to Stamford Police Department Sgt. Jeffrey Booth. A 2011 Toyota Corolla, being operated by a 58-year-old Stamford resident, was traveling southbound on Lockwood Ave. At the intersection of Lockwood Avenue and William Street, the Toyota attempted to make a left turn and enter…
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…
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say A woman has been charged with alleged criminal assault after a shooting incident in a Fairfield County neighborhood. Sharona Debbie Annet Bailey-Bramble, age 34, of Stamford, was charged on Monday, May 13, in Norwalk after police responded to a shots fired call. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, patrol officers responded and relayed the description of Bailey-Bramble and her vehicle to other officers.  Officers located the vehicle a short distance from 251 Ely Ave. and recovered a firearm, Podgorski said. The Detective Bureau responded and assumed the…
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police A New York man is accused of pulling out a knife on another driver on a Connecticut roadway, police said. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Thursday, May 2 in Wilton, according to the Wilton Police Department. A witness reported that just after 5 p.m. that day in the area of Danbury Road and Arrowhead Road, a man in a gray 2015 Chrysler Town and Country pulled a knife on another driver. Police found the suspect — 36-year-old Matthew Kirchblum — driving south on Danbury Road, where he was pulled over. Kirchblum (who is from Hicksville, New York) reportedly admitted to police th…
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…
Stamford Man Found Dead Inside Burned Home Stamford Man Found Dead Inside Burned Home
Stamford Man Found Dead Inside Burned Home A man was found dead inside his home after a fire in Fairfield County. The blaze broke out in Stamford around 6:55 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at 48 Powel Place.  According to Stamford Police Capt. Tom Scanlon, after extinguishing the fire, Stamford firefighters discovered the homeowner, Mark Palmer, age 67, dead inside the house.  Scanlon said that the Stamford Fire Department Fire Marshal, Connecticut State Police Fire Investigators, and the Stamford Police Arson Unit responded to the scene and collaborated to assess any indications of foul play.  …
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border 'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
Father Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged Father Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged
Father Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged The 28-year-old father of a 2-year-old child found buried in a grave at a Connecticut park has been criminally charged in connection to his death, police announced. On Wednesday, May 1, Stamford Police Captain Tom Scanlon announced that Edgar Ismalej-Gomez, a resident of Stamford, was arrested for his connection to the death of his 2-year-old son, Liam Rivera.  The toddler's body was found buried in a plastic bag at Cummings Park in Stamford on Monday, Jan. 2. Earlier Report - Mother Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged, Police Say The arrest of Ismalej-Gomez was …
Renovations Begin On Stamford Market Renovations Begin On Stamford Market
Renovations Begin On Stamford Market Updates have begun on a Fairfield County Grade A Market to enhance the shopping experience and bring the store up to date.  The renovations will update the Stamford store's interior decor and refresh the produce, seafood, floral, and meat departments.  The store, located at 563 Newfield Ave., will also feature new fresh-prepared grab-and-go meal options. The market will remain open during the renovation, and store officials said work is expected to be completed by summer.  “Our Newfield Avenue Grade A Market has been a staple in the Newfield-Turn of River neighborh…
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies A 25-year-old man has been charged with negligent homicide after he allegedly crashed into a woman in a crosswalk in Fairfield County. Related: Stamford Woman Critical After Being Struck By Toyota Prius, Police Say Stamford resident Tyler Zinko was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, for the March 4 incident at the intersection of Prospect Street at Forest Street in Stamford. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police, Mary Botan, age 79, of Stamford, was crossing the street in the crosswalk when she was struck by a 2014 Toyota Prius driven Zinko on Monday, M…
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police A former Connecticut court employee has found himself on the other side of the courtroom after allegedly impersonating an FBI agent. New Haven resident Perry Charnas, age 39, was arrested by New Haven Police on an open warrant Tuesday, April 9. According to Wilton Police, Charnas attempted to impersonate an FBI agent after making several phone calls to the agency in October 2022. During the calls, he allegedly made a false report about a domestic incident at an address in Wilton. No other details about the alleged crimes were released. Charnas is charged with criminal impersonation and …
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Two vape shop employees were charged with the alleged possession of marijuana with intent to sell in Fairfield County after police seized more than seven pounds of pot at a vape shop not licensed to sell marijuana. The two employees, Nusrat Shaika, age 20, of the Bronx, and MD Shohidul Joy, age 19, of Queens, were arrested on Thursday, April 11, during the execution of a search warrant at Smoke House 1 Vape Shop in Norwalk.  According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, officers from the Norwalk Police, and the state Department of Consumer Protection Smoke House, the warrant was…
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students An elementary school teacher in Fairfield County has been accused of inappropriately touching a dozen students. On Friday April 5, the Stamford Police Department Family Services Unit executed a search-and-seizure warrant at a residence in Norwalk after being notified by the Department of Children and Families in February, leading to an investigation with student testimonies in which each of the students disclosed details of their encounters. All 12 victims were female students  at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Stamford. The teacher, Andrew Park, was arrested and charged with 12…
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions 'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions A magnitude 4.8 earthquake on the Richter scale centered in New Jersey could be felt all over Connecticut, according to officials and residents. See related: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast  According to the US Geological Survey, the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, was centered in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. Fairfield County resident Ashley Garrison, of Easton, said her pictures began shaking on her walls, and she ran outside, where the ground was shakin…
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute A dispute over money owed led a Fairfield County man to allegedly break a window and bang on the windows and doors of a residence. The incident occurred in Darien around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 on West Avenue.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers responded to the home on the report of a dispute and broken window.  The resident said he spotted Joseph (Carl) Pribanic pull up to his home and he thought he was there to collect money that was owed to a family member, Skoumbros said.  Pribanic began pulling on the door handle and knocki…
Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police
Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police A Connecticut woman was charged with drunk driving after she was allegedly caught driving at 3 a.m. without any headlights, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Monday, March 25 in the town of Darien. At approximately 3:15 a.m. that morning, Darien Police reportedly observed 47-year-old Brenda Garcia speeding west down Post Road near Brookside Road without headlights on. Garcia, who is from Stamford, told officers that she had drunk two beers before getting behind the wheel and failed a field sobriety test, though she reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test. Sh…
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Joe Lieberman, who represented Connecticut in the US Senate for more than two decades and ran alongside Al Gore during his historically unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2000, has died at the age of 82. The Democrat-turned-Independent died Wednesday, March 27, in New York after suffering complications from a fall, according to NBC News. "Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest," the outlet quoted his family as saying. News of his death sparked a flood of tributes from across the political spectrum. A…
Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism' Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism'
Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With Wnbc: 'Giant In American Journalism' To celebrate journalism legend and localresident Chuck Scarborough's 50th year with NBC 4 New York, the network will hold a week of tributes that will look back at memorable moments throughout his career.  To commemorate  the 80-year-old Scarborough's lengthy career, NBC 4 New York will hold a ceremony on Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. during which the Empire State Building will be illuminated in the journalist's honor. Those who want to watch this special event can stream it live on the station's "NBC New York News" channel.  Additionally, at 4 p.m. on Monday, the network …
Fairfield County Duo Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Fairfield County Duo Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police
Fairfield County Duo Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Two teenagers from Connecticut were caught on I-87 in the Hudson Valley with a stash of ammo and gun parts, according to police. The Fairfield County pair was arrested on Sunday, March 17 in Rockland County, according to the New York State Police. Just after 1:30 p.m. that day, state police in the village of Suffern stopped a 2024 Kia on Interstate 87 for traffic violations. However, when they pulled over the two teens, 18-year-old Alijah Matias Williams and 19-year-old Tocloveson Pierre, authorities reportedly found a stash of ammo and weapons parts inside the car, including: Two P-…
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles Prospective actors who don't mind donning 18th-century-era costumes may be interested in auditioning for a television show set to film in Connecticut.  An upcoming show centered around the Revolutionary War and George Washington titled "Revolution" will film in Fairfield County between Monday, March 25, and Friday, April 5 in Stamford, according to a casting call posted by Backstage.  The non-union series, which will play on a major network, is offering $150 for an estimated 10 hours of work for several roles which include:  British and French soldiers, as well as Virginia …
Arrest Made In Stamford Hit-Run That Killed Local Woman Arrest Made In Stamford Hit-Run That Killed Local Woman
Arrest Made In Stamford Hit-Run That Killed Local Woman A Fairfield County man has been charged in a hit-run crash last year that killed a 74-year-old woman. The crash occurred in Stamford around 6:15 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, on West Main St., near the junction with Alvord Lane. Stamford Police Sgt. Jeffrey Booth said at the time of the crash, Marie Jean-Charles, a 74-year-old Stamford resident, was crossing West Main Street from north to south.  She was struck in the eastbound travel lanes by a vehicle traveling at what is believed to be a high rate of speed, Booth said. Jean-Charles was pronounced dead at the scene. …
Drunk Driver From Stamford Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Intersection: Police Drunk Driver From Stamford Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Intersection: Police
Drunk Driver From Stamford Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Intersection: Police A 45-year-old Fairfield County man faces drunk driving charges after authorities found him driving a disabled car at a busy Northern Westchester intersection, police announced.  Stamford resident Phillip Walsh was arrested for DWI in connection with an incident in Yorktown on Saturday, March 2, Yorktown Police announced on Tuesday, March 12. According to police, at around 6:30 a.m. on the day of Walsh's arrest, officers found a disabled vehicle in the roadway at the intersection of Underhill Avenue and Route 118 (Saw Mill River Road). Officers identified Walsh as the driver and determi…
Stamford ShopRite Renovates, Expands Services Stamford ShopRite Renovates, Expands Services
Stamford ShopRite Renovates, Expands Services Big changes are coming to a Fairfield County ShopRite that is undergoing a renovation. The privately owned grocery chain announced on Thursday, March 14, that the renovation of its Commerce Street ShopRite, located at 1990 W. Main St. in Stamford, is well underway. The Commerce Street store renovation will feature a new exterior façade and interior decor enhancements, as well as completely reimagined floral, produce, prepared foods, seafood, meat, dairy, and frozen departments. Company officials said it will also include space for a dedicated beer and craft brew section. The store remains…
Man Charged In Darien Domestic Violence Incident, Police Say Man Charged In Darien Domestic Violence Incident, Police Say
Man Charged In Darien Domestic Violence Incident, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with threatening in connection with a domestic incident.  John Reese, age 18, of Stamford, was arrested on Sunday, March 3 for the incident which occurred on Sunday, Jan. 14 in Darien.  According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros. the victim told officers that she drove with Reese to a business in Darien where he threatened the victim with physical violence when she refused to give Reese the car keys.  The victim reported that Reese took the vehicle without permission, which was found parked in Stamford.  Re…
Olive Garden Buys All Of Stamford Girl Scout's Cookies For Disney World Trip Olive Garden Buys All Of Stamford Girl Scout's Cookies For Disney World Trip
Olive Garden Buys All Of Stamford Girl Scout's Cookies For Disney World Trip One Connecticut girl’s dreams came true when her favorite restaurant bought the dozens of boxes of Girl Scout cookies her troop needed to sell to win a trip to Disney World. Good things come in small packages – roughly the size of a Thin Mints box, it seems. When 12-year-old Fairfield County girl Emily Uquillas, of Stamford, sent an Instagram DM to her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, she was on a deadline. With only days left for her Girl Scout troop to meet their 100-box sales goal, she asked the company if they wanted to help her out. “So you know it’s Girl Scout cookie season an…
Stamford Man Busted In Greenwich Driving Over 100 MPH While Drunk, Police Say Stamford Man Busted In Greenwich Driving Over 100 MPH While Drunk, Police Say
Stamford Man Busted In Greenwich Driving Over 100 MPH While Drunk, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DUI and reckless driving after being stopped by Connecticut State Police. The incident occurred in Fairfield County around 1:15 a.m., Wednesday, March 6 in Greenwich. According to Connecticut State Police, a trooper was parked on the right shoulder of I-95 southbound near Exit 3 in Greenwich for a traffic stop when a Toyota Tacoma passed their cruiser at an excessive rate of speed and failed to move over. After completing the prior traffic stop, the trooper followed the Toyota and clocked the vehicle traveling at speeds more than 100 mph in t…
Over $800K Scheme: Stamford Man Gets Prison Time For Stealing From Family Trust Over $800K Scheme: Stamford Man Gets Prison Time For Stealing From Family Trust
Over $800K Scheme: Stamford Man Gets Prison Time For Stealing From Family Trust A 69-year-old Connecticut man will spend time in prison for stealing over $800,000 from his relatives' family trust that he administered, officials announced.  Fairfield County resident Curtis Solsvig of Stamford was sentenced on Tuesday, March 5 to 18 months in prison for his wire fraud scheme, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, in 1996, Solsvig began serving as a trustee of a married couple's trust intended to benefit their two children. Beginning in 2011, Solsvig, a relative of the victims, began stealing around $…
Duo Nabbed For Murder Of Stamford Man Duo Nabbed For Murder Of Stamford Man
Duo Nabbed For Murder Of Stamford Man Charges for two Fairfield County men allegedly involved in the death of another man have been upgraded from assault to murder following an investigation. The Stamford Police Department Major Crimes Unit Squad in conjunction with the Stamford State’s Attorney’s Office has concluded its homicide investigation of Modesto Santiago-Gomez, age 20, found during the overnight hours on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, said Capt. Thomas Scanlon of the Stamford Police. Scanlon said the two suspects in the incident, Orlando Gomez-Perez age 18, and Juan Carlos Perez-Perez, age 25, both…
Stamford Woman Critical After Being Struck By Toyota Prius, Police Say Stamford Woman Critical After Being Struck By Toyota Prius, Police Say
Stamford Woman Critical After Being Struck By Toyota Prius, Police Say A Fairfield County woman is in critical condition after being struck by a Toyota Prius while crossing a street. Related: Charges Upgraded For Stamford Man After Victim Dies The incident occurred in Stamford around 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, at the intersection of Prospect and Forest Streets.  According to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police, a 79-year-old Stamford woman identified as Mary Botan, was found lying on the southern curb line of Forest Street by arriving officers.  She has suffered a serious injury, Booth said. The woman was transported to Stamford Hospital, …
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Four eateries in Connecticut are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the rankings are its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The four restaurants in Connecticut are: No. 3. Zeneli Pizzeria & Cucina Napoletana, New Haven: "Although their pizzeria was only established in 2019, each of the Zeneli brothers brings decades of experience in everything from cattle …