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38-Year-Old Who Drowned In Trumbull Known For 'Tirelessly Helping Others' 38-Year-Old Who Drowned In Trumbull Known For 'Tirelessly Helping Others'
38-Year-Old Who Drowned In Trumbull Known For 'Tirelessly Helping Others' A Fairfield County social worker who drowned while swimming in a lake is being remembered for "tirelessly helping others." Related: 38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake William "Will" Krahe, age 38, of Trumbull, died around 7 p.m. at Pinewood Lake, in the Nichols section of Trumbull, on Wednesday, July 3. Police said Will had been at the lake with family members and was swimming near a floating dock anchored a short distance from the shoreline beach when he went under the water and did not surface. Will was born in Bridgeport to William and Eileen Krahe and grew up in Fairfield, whe…
38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake 38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake
38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake A Fairfield County man died after divers found his body at the bottom of a lake. The incident occurred in Trumbull around 7 p.m. at Pinewood Lake, in the Nichols section of town, on Wednesday, July 3. According to Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police, William Krahe, of Trumbull, was pulled from the water at Pinewood Lake.  He was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead after police and fire department personnel located him underwater and brought him to shore, Weir said. Weir said Krahe had been at the lake with family members and wa…
Norwalk Police Officer Retires After Arrest For Road Rage, Violating Department Rules Norwalk Police Officer Retires After Arrest For Road Rage, Violating Department Rules
Norwalk Police Officer Retires After Arrest For Road Rage, Violating Department Rules A Fairfield County police officer who was arrested for allegedly throwing objects at a car and attempting to run it off the roadway during a road rage incident has retired from the department. Related: Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman Norwalk Police Officer David Vetare, age 54, was charged on Saturday, March 9, in Trumbull around noon on Route 25 South near Exit 6, according to the Connecticut State Police. Norwalk Police Chief James Walsh said on Wednesday, July 3, that Vetare was charged with reckless driving, operating a motor …
Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien
Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien A Fairfield County man has been charged with assault and risk of injury to a child after he was seen on video biting, licking, and hitting a young boy on a school bus. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, age 27, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Monday, June 17, by Darien Police for the incident that occurred in April on a school bus. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, on Thursday, April 4, the Trumbull Police Department alerted the department about an incident that occurred on a school bus while it was in Darien transporting students from a private special education school in Stam…
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Three members of a Connecticut family killed in a wrong-way driver crash were on their way home from the hospital when killed. Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford ID Released For Driver In Stratford Crash That Killed 4 Fairfield County resident Steven P. Rowland, age 65, of Easton, was driving his aunt and uncle, Thomas and Olga Vitale, ages 80 and 81, also of Easton, home from Yale New Haven Hospital when all three were killed in the crash in Stratford, according to their obituaries. "While his death was abrupt and he…
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor Several Connecticut high school seniors have received one of the nation's highest honors for students.  The three, all from Fairfield County, are among only 161 students across the entire US to be selected as 2024 US Presidential Scholars, the US Department of Education just announced on Thursday, May 9.  The US Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 and recognizes a few of the country's most distinguished graduating seniors. Scholars are chosen based on academic success, excellence in the arts and technical education, and commitment to community service and leadership.…
Wrong-Way Driver From Trumbull Punches, Kicks Officers After Chase, Crash In Darien: Police Wrong-Way Driver From Trumbull Punches, Kicks Officers After Chase, Crash In Darien: Police
Wrong-Way Driver From Trumbull Punches, Kicks Officers After Chase, Crash In Darien: Police A wrong-way Connecticut driver led police on a brief pursuit before crashing into two other cars, injuring a driver, and then assaulting two officers, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the town of Wilton. Wilton Police said Jorge Oliva, age 48, of Trumbull, was seen speeding in a Honda SUV going northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 7 (Danbury Road) near Ridgefield Road close to oncoming traffic. Officers initiated a pursuit, during which Oliva was allegedly seen throwing a baseball cap out his window. Police eventually term…
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Three masked thieves stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from Kay’s Jewelry store at a Fairfield County mall. The incident occurred in Trumbull around 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at the Trumbull Mall. According to Trumbull Police, the department received several calls reporting the theft, and shoppers were alarmed by the loud noise of the shattering glass that was mistakenly thought to be a gunshot.  It was later determined that no weapons were involved. The thieves made off with the jewelry by smashing the glass display case with a hammer, police said.  Police s…
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash This story has been updated. A 42-year-old Fairfield County man has been identified as the victim of a fiery single-vehicle crash. The collision occurred around 4:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, on Route 8, south of Exit 7. According to Connecticut State Police, Antoni Marcos Rodrigues-Deoliveira, of Bridgeport, was driving southbound in the right lane when his 2014 Ford Econoline van drifted across both travel lanes, entered the grassy median, and struck the concrete bridge abutment for the White Plains Road overpass.  Following the impact, the van became fully engulfed in f…
Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman
Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman A Fairfield County police officer was arrested for allegedly throwing objects at a car and attempting to run it off the roadway during a road rage incident. Related: Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer David Vetare, age 54, was charged on Saturday, March 9 in Trumbull around noon on Route 25 South near Exit 6, according to the Connecticut State Police. The victim told troopers that Vetare, driving a tan GMC Yukon threw an object at her vehicle and began following her in an attempt to run her off the road, state police said. Tro…
Popular Discount Clothing Store's First Location In State Will Be In Fairfield County Popular Discount Clothing Store's First Location In State Will Be In Fairfield County
Popular Discount Clothing Store's First Location In State Will Be In Fairfield County Popular discount clothing franchise Ross Dress for Less will open its first store in the state in Fairfield County. The store, a big competitor of Marshalls, will take over the old Homegoods store in the Hawley Lane Mall in Trumbull, said Rina Bakalar, Trumbull's director of economic and community development.  Bakalar said she was excited to see the retailer come to the region and to be the first in the state. "The store is located right where Shelton, Stratford, and Trumbull come together so it should do well." Founded in 1982, Ross is known for selling high-end clothing,…
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says
This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says An eatery known for serving up plenty of delicious fried food is being recognized as having the best french fries in Connecticut, according to a new report.  Fairfield County's Fryborg, located in Trumbull at 10 Broadway, was named as having the best fries in the entire Nutmeg State, according to a report by lovefood.com. The eatery, which was started in 2011 when its owner Jon "finally decided to not suck at life," according to its website, specializes in hand-cut fries, burgers, sandwiches, and even donuts.  In its write-up of the establishment, lovefood called the eatery'…
Teenage Trumbull Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Shelton Crash Teenage Trumbull Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Shelton Crash
Teenage Trumbull Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Shelton Crash A Fairfield County woman has been charged with felony evading responsibility for allegedly hitting and killing a woman and then fleeing the area. Ariela Treysler, age 19, was charged on Thursday, Jan. 25, in connection with the Saturday, Jan. 6 crash in Shelton that killed Stephanie Peterson, age 64, town unknown. According to Det. Richard Bango of the Shelton Police Department, officers found Peterson lying in the roadway when they arrived. She later died at Bridgeport Hospital from her injuries. An investigation by Shelton detectives and the Accident Reconstruction Team revealed that Pet…
Driver In Fatal Trumbull Crash Charged With Reckless Driving Driver In Fatal Trumbull Crash Charged With Reckless Driving
Driver In Fatal Trumbull Crash Charged With Reckless Driving The driver involved in a fatal motor vehicle Fairfield County accident in 2023 has been charged with alleged reckless driving. Jacob Ryan Kapteina, age 22, of Trumbull, turned himself in to police on Friday, Jan. 12, for the Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023 crash that killed a 33-year-old Bridgeport man. Fatal Crash Update: 33-Year-Old Identified As Victim In Trumbull The victim in the fatal crash, Anthony James Moran, was the passenger in a red Lexus SC 430 convertible that was being driven by Kapteina, which struck a maroon Chrysler 300 S driven by a 46-year-old Trumbull man, …
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business A Connecticut business owner is facing charges over what police allegedly found following a brawl between customers at his establishment. Multiple agencies in Fairfield County were called to Bridgeport’s Hollywood Hookah on Main Street early Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 after patrol officers heard a gunshot and saw a muzzle flash from a group outside. As police were arriving, they saw several people fighting on the street and inside the business, according to Bridgeport Police. Inside, some of those involved threw bottles across the room. The scene drew every Bridgeport officer who was on duty at…
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On Merritt Parkway In Westport Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On Merritt Parkway In Westport
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On Merritt Parkway In Westport One person was killed in an overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened just before 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 in Fairfield County on the Merritt Parkway in Westport on the southbound side just before Exit 42. Connecticut State Police say troopers who responded to the scene discovered a white 2016 Toyota Corolla stopped in the middle of two lanes and a white 2021 Infiniti Q50 in the right shoulder with its front end against the wood beam guardrail.  A preliminary investigation determined that the Toyota collided against the median's concrete barrier, causing…
500 Street Takeover Vehicles Stopped In Shelton By Awaiting Police 500 Street Takeover Vehicles Stopped In Shelton By Awaiting Police
500 Street Takeover Vehicles Stopped In Shelton By Awaiting Police Some 500 vehicles were stopped from a "street takeover" in Connecticut by awaiting police who had been tipped off about the event. The incident took place in Shelton on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the area of Research Drive. According to Det. Richard Bango, of the Shelton Police, detectives learned that a street takeover was planned to take place on Saturday.  A street takeover is an unsanctioned event with large groups of motorists that block roads and "take over" parking lots, performing stunts with their vehicles.  Shelton has been the target of these takeovers in the recent pa…
Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old From Norwalk ID'd As Victim On Route 8 In Trumbull Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old From Norwalk ID'd As Victim On Route 8 In Trumbull
Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old From Norwalk ID'd As Victim On Route 8 In Trumbull A 34-year-old man was killed in a crash when the Jeep he was driving collided with a Toyota Supra that was merging onto a roadway in Fairfield County. The crash took place in Trumbull on Route 8 around 8:25 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the southbound lanes near Exit 8, said the Connecticut State Police.  Killed in the crash was Norwalk resident Daniel Demichael, who was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, state police said. According to a preliminary investigation, Demichael was traveling in the right lane on Route 8 South when the Toyota was merging onto Route 8 South via the …
Man Nabbed In Trumbull For String Of Burglaries In Multiple States, Police Say Man Nabbed In Trumbull For String Of Burglaries In Multiple States, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Trumbull For String Of Burglaries In Multiple States, Police Say A New York man driving a truck with a stolen license plate wanted for its involvement in numerous alleged burglaries in surrounding states was nabbed after a short chase in Connecticut. Hudson Valley resident Michael Simpson, age 40, of Walden in Orange County, was spotted by police in Fairfield County on Thursday, Nov. 30.  At approximately 8:30 a.m., an officer in Trumbull located the wanted Dodge Ram pick-up, driven by Simpson, traveling north on Daniels Farm Road. As the officer followed the Dodge, Simpson attempted to elude police by turning down various side streets,&n…
20-Year-Old Nabbed Driving 120 MPH In Fairfield County, Police Say 20-Year-Old Nabbed Driving 120 MPH In Fairfield County, Police Say
20-Year-Old Nabbed Driving 120 MPH In Fairfield County, Police Say A 20-year-old man was nabbed by Connecticut State Police allegedly driving 120 mph on Route 8 in Fairfield Couty. New Jersey resident Ethan Steier, of Warren in Somerset County, was clocked around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 in a green BMW traveling in excess of 120 mph on Route 8 southbound in the area of Exit 2 in Bridgeport. The area has a posted speed limit of 55 mph, state police said. When troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop the BMW, accelerated and entered onto I-95 southbound, eluding troopers. Minutes later, another trooper spotted the BMW exiting I-95 southbound at Exit …
JCPenney Employee Nabbed In Trumbull For Larceny Is Wanted Sex Offender, Police Say JCPenney Employee Nabbed In Trumbull For Larceny Is Wanted Sex Offender, Police Say
JCPenney Employee Nabbed In Trumbull For Larceny Is Wanted Sex Offender, Police Say A JCPenney employee charged with larceny in Fairfield County was wanted out of state for sex crimes against children. During the arrest on Saturday, Oct. 28, Trumbull Police found that Joshua Jaheem Bell, age 18, of Bridgeport also had an outstanding extraditable arrest warrant for sex crimes against children in Colorado. The incident began around 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Trumbull Mall, police were called to investigate an employee theft of $250 and Bell had previously stolen over $4,500 in the past, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police. Investigating officers learned that …
Hate Propaganda Flyers Distributed In Trumbull Driveways Hate Propaganda Flyers Distributed In Trumbull Driveways
Hate Propaganda Flyers Distributed In Trumbull Driveways Police in Fairfield County are investigating after flyers containing hate propaganda were distributed at several locations. The flyers were found in Trumbull on Sunday, Oct. 22 at several locations in the north end of town, Trumbull Chief of Police Michael Lombardo said. The flyers were left in plastic baggies containing small rocks and were distributed and left at the end of several residential driveways, Lombardo said. The pamphlets contained hateful statements, similar to flyers left during the summer in several other communities throughout Connecticut.  "With the m…
Know Them? Duo Wanted For Trumbull Armed Robbery Know Them? Duo Wanted For Trumbull Armed Robbery
Know Them? Duo Wanted For Trumbull Armed Robbery Detectives in Fairfield County are asking for public assistance to identify two men allegedly responsible for an armed robbery at the Shell gas station. The armed robbery took place in Trumbull on Monday, Oct. 8 at the gas station on White Plains Road. According to Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police, the two young Black men entered the business near closing time and pistol-whipped the clerk with a semi-automatic handgun.  After stealing cash and merchandise, they fled to a vehicle that was waiting nearby on Brock Street.  The suspects have not been identified b…
33-Year-Old Killed In Trumbull Crash Remembered For Passion For Family, Dog 33-Year-Old Killed In Trumbull Crash Remembered For Passion For Family, Dog
33-Year-Old Killed In Trumbull Crash Remembered For Passion For Family, Dog A Fairfield County man killed in a two-car crash when the Lexus he was a passenger in hit another vehicle is being remembered as a hard worker who had a passion for his family and his dog, Charlie. Anthony James Moran, age 33, of Bridgeport, died on Sunday, Oct. 15, in a crash in Trumbull Moran was the passenger in a red Lexus SC 430 convertible that was being driven by a 22-year-old Trumbull man, which struck a maroon Chrysler 300 S, according to authorities. Both men were ejected from the car.  Earlier report: Fatal Crash Update: 33-Year-Old Identified As Victim In Trumbull …
Fatal Crash Update: 33-Year-Old Identified As Victim In Trumbull Fatal Crash Update: 33-Year-Old Identified As Victim In Trumbull
Fatal Crash Update: 33-Year-Old Identified As Victim In Trumbull A 33-year-old has been identified as the victim in a fatal two-car crash in Fairfield County. Anthony James Moran, of Bridgeport, was killed in the collision that occurred in Trumbull on Sunday, Oct. 15 around 3:30 p.m. on White Plains Road. Moran was the passenger in a red Lexus SC 430 convertible that was being driven by a 22-year-old Trumbull man, which struck a maroon Chrysler 300 S, according to authorities. Earlier story: 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Trumbull Crash A preliminary police investigation determined that the Chrysler, driven by a 46-year-old Trumbull man&n…
1 Killed, 2 Injured In Trumbull Crash 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Trumbull Crash
1 Killed, 2 Injured In Trumbull Crash One person was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash in Fairfield County. Updated Story: Bridgeport Man Identified As Victim In Trumbull Crash The incident took place in Trumbull on Sunday, Oct. 15 around 3:30 p.m. on White Plains Road. After receiving numerous 911 calls, the Trumbull Police responded to a two-car crash near the entrance ramp to Route 25 southbound, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police. A convertible and a sedan collided causing heavy damage to both vehicles with the convertible coming to rest on its side, Weir said. The only occupant of the se…
Trumbull Store Clerk Hit With Gun, 2 Robbers On Run With Cash, Merchandise, Police Say Trumbull Store Clerk Hit With Gun, 2 Robbers On Run With Cash, Merchandise, Police Say
Trumbull Store Clerk Hit With Gun, 2 Robbers On Run With Cash, Merchandise, Police Say Police in Fairfield County are searching for two armed men who allegedly attacked a gas station clerk and made off with cash and merchandise. The incident took place in Trumbull around 11:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at the Shell gas station at 648 White Plains Road. According to Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police, the two men threatened the clerk and one struck the employee in the head with the pistol, then fled with cash and other merchandise from the store. Weir said police were unable to locate the get-away vehicle that was waiting nearby. Both suspects were described as Black mal…
HomeGoods Announces Opening Date Of Shelton Store HomeGoods Announces Opening Date Of Shelton Store
HomeGoods Announces Opening Date Of Shelton Store Pillows and more pillows and plenty of great design items will be available at the new HomeGoods store in Fairfield County in just a few weeks. Store officials confirmed on Friday, Oct. 6 the new store in Shelton will open on Thursday, Oct. 26. Arielle Abramek, a spokesperson for the company, said the HomeGoods store located at 100 Hawley Lane, in Trumbull,  will relocate to 862 Bridgeport Ave., in Shelton. "We are grateful for the patronage of our HomeGoods customers in Trumbull and believe they will continue to find great value at our new store," Abramek said.  The new store t…
Stamford Man Found Sleeping In Car With Pound Of Pot In Trumbull, Police Say Stamford Man Found Sleeping In Car With Pound Of Pot In Trumbull, Police Say
Stamford Man Found Sleeping In Car With Pound Of Pot In Trumbull, Police Say A man was found sleeping in his vehicle along with more than a pound of marijuana in Fairfield County, police said. The incident took place in Trumbull around 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 on Woodridge Circle. Enzo Aleman, age 19, of Stamford, was arrested after officers were called to investigate a vehicle with its engine running since the night before, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police.  Police located a Honda Accord parked and occupied by two men inside, and a registration plate from another vehicle, Weir said. The investigating officer also noticed a strong o…
Trumbull Man Who Finds, Keeps $5K In Bag Outside Bank Charged With Larceny, Police Say Trumbull Man Who Finds, Keeps $5K In Bag Outside Bank Charged With Larceny, Police Say
Trumbull Man Who Finds, Keeps $5K In Bag Outside Bank Charged With Larceny, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with larceny after allegedly finding a bag of cash outside of a bank and keeping it.  Robert Withington, age 56, of Trumbull, was charged on Friday, Aug. 25 following a lengthy police investigation into the theft that included the town of Trumbull tax receipt funds totaling almost $5,000 in cash. Trumbull Police detectives initiated the investigation when they were notified that an employee of the town’s Tax Collector Office was unable to locate the bank deposit bag while making the delivery to the bank during the normal course of&…