5-Alarm Fire Tears Through $2.5M Historic Central Mass Mansion 5-Alarm Fire Tears Through $2.5M Historic Central Mass Mansion
5-Alarm Fire Tears Through $2.5M Historic Central Mass Mansion An early morning fire on Friday, March 1, severely damaged a historic mansion in Worcester County.  Northridge firefighters were called to the Whitinsville Lasell Manor just after 1 a.m. to reports of a blaze, a Facebook post said. The flames grew fast, and the blaze quickly became a 5-alarm fire. The fire grew so hot that it collapsed part of the roof on the 25,0000 square-foot mansion, NBC Boston reported.  There were seven people inside the 120 Hill St. home when the fire began, but they were all able to escape without injury.  Seven people were i…
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old Wethersfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Newington Crash Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old Wethersfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Newington Crash
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old Wethersfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Newington Crash A 27-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a crash involving a pedestrian on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash occurred in Hartford County around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29 on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington. The victim, Katelyn Bruke, of Wethersfield, was struck by a vehicle near the Wren Kitchen, according to the Newington Police. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.  The vehicle's driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police. The Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Squad is investigating the crash.…
CT Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods CT Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods
CT Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods 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 Glastonbury Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge Former Glastonbury Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge
Former Glastonbury 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 For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs In CT, Police Say Man Nabbed For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs In CT, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs In CT, 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…
Former Officer, Fire Chief Charged With Sexual Assault At CT Boat Launch, Officials Say Former Officer, Fire Chief Charged With Sexual Assault At CT Boat Launch, Officials Say
Former Officer, Fire Chief Charged With Sexual Assault At CT Boat Launch, Officials Say A former police officer and fire chief has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident that happened at a Connecticut boat launch, officials announced.  Middlesex County resident Jay Rankin of Old Saybrook turned himself in to Environmental Conservation Police on Monday morning, Feb. 26 in connection with an incident that happened in the Windham County town of Thompson, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  According to DEEP, in July 2023, EnCon Police were told of a sexual assault that happened at the Little Pon…
Vernon Man, 25, Killed In Crash Identified Vernon Man, 25, Killed In Crash Identified
Vernon Man, 25, Killed In Crash Identified Police have released the identity of a 25-year-old Connecticut man killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle crash. Tolland County resident James Faulkner, of Vernon, was killed on Tuesday, Feb. 27 during a crash with a 2018 Infiniti Q50 on Prospect Street in Vernon. According to Lt. Robert Marra of the Vernon Police, the driver of the Infiniti fled the scene after hitting Vaulkner's motorcycle. Faulkner was transported to Rockville General Hospital in Vernon where he was pronounced dead. Also involved were two parked vehicles, a 2005 Subaru Legacy and a 2015 Kia Optima. At this time the V…
26-Year-Old CT Woman's Suspicious Death Under Investigation 26-Year-Old CT Woman's Suspicious Death Under Investigation
26-Year-Old CT Woman's Suspicious Death Under Investigation Connecticut State Police's Major Crimes Squad has taken over the case of a suspicious death of a 26-year-old Fairfield County woman whose body was found in a wooded area. Related: Body Found In Redding On Route 53 The victim, identified as Leah Chaparro, of Bridgeport, was discovered on Sunday, Feb. 18 by a jogger in Redding on Route 53 (Glen Road). Detectives are actively investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding Chaparro’s death, state police said. Chaparro, a graduate of Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, was known for her love of music, and dancing, and had an i…
Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob Tolland Gas Station: Suspect At Large Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob Tolland Gas Station: Suspect At Large
Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob Tolland Gas Station: Suspect At Large Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Connecticut gas station of cash and food.  The robbery happened in Tolland County on Thursday, Feb. 22 just before 8:30 p.m., when a man walked into the Citgo gas station at 205 Merrow Rd. (Route 195) in Tolland and confronted the cashier with an "implied weapon" according to Connecticut State Police. The man demanded that the cashier open the drawer and withdraw money. He then grabbed the cash and several food items before leaving the store and fleeing in a black four-door sedan believed to be a Honda Accord. This car sped south on Route …
Social Media Post Of Guns Causes Concern At CT High School Social Media Post Of Guns Causes Concern At CT High School
Social Media Post Of Guns Causes Concern At CT High School Police in Fairfield County are investigating after learning of an anonymous social media posting that alleged there was a group of high school students in possession of a gun. The incident occurred in Greenwich on Tuesday, Feb. 27, and concerned Greenwich High School. Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police said the department became aware of the posting that Greenwich High School students "may be" in possession of a gun. "This posting caused grave concern amongst the community," Slusarz said. An investigation by the Police Department was immediately conducted and it was deemed that th…
CT Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks, Police Say CT Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks, Police Say
CT Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks, 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…
CT Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1 CT Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1
CT Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1 A Fairfield County man has been charged after allegedly attacking and robbing multiple women over four hours. Cecil Mills, age 35, of Bridgeport, was arrested around 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 24 after a vehicle pursuit, crash, and foot chase that ended near the intersection of North Avenue and Madison Avenue. According to Det. Detective Jeffrey Holtz of the Bridgeport Police, the victims all report being followed by what turned out to be a stolen Toyota Camry, before being robbed and assaulted.  Mills was charged with sexually assaulting one of the three women he allegedly robbed.…
4, Including 2 Officers, Hospitalized After Crash Involving Police Cruiser In CT 4, Including 2 Officers, Hospitalized After Crash Involving Police Cruiser In CT
4, Including 2 Officers, Hospitalized After Crash Involving Police Cruiser In CT Four people, including two police officers, were taken to a hospital following a three-car crash in Connecticut involving a cop cruiser.  The crash happened in Fairfield County on Monday, Feb. 26 just before 8:30 p.m., when a Brookfield Police patrol cruiser and two other vehicles collided at the intersection of White Turkey Extension (Route 202) and Federal Road in Brookfield, the town's police department announced on Tuesday evening, Feb. 27.  After the crash, two Brookfield Police officers and two occupants of another car involved in the crash were taken to Danbury Hospital for…
'School-Aged' Person Who Wasn't Student Makes Way Into CT High School, Police Say 'School-Aged' Person Who Wasn't Student Makes Way Into CT High School, Police Say
'School-Aged' Person Who Wasn't Student Makes Way Into CT High School, Police Say Police in Fairfield County are investigating after a school-aged person who was not a student made their way inside a school. The incident occurred in Wilton on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Wilton High School. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, entry was not made through an unlocked door. As soon as the school administration was made aware that the teen was in the building, they enacted their security protocols. "The school-aged person was in the building for a brief time before leaving the property," Tornello said. The Wilton Police Department located the person off campus …
Waterbury Man Busted In Danbury For Drug Sales Throughout City, Police Say Waterbury Man Busted In Danbury For Drug Sales Throughout City, Police Say
Waterbury Man Busted In Danbury For Drug Sales Throughout City, Police Say A Connecticut man was busted for allegedly selling drugs throughout a Fairfield County city following a months-long investigation. New Haven County resident Gerald Blake Rockhead, age 45, of Waterbury, was charged on Monday, Feb. 26 by detectives from the Danbury Police Department. Det. Capt. Mark Williams of the Danbury Police, said the arrest was the result of a several-month-long investigation into illegal drug sales throughout the city of Danbury.  Detectives had received complaints from concerned citizens about illegal drug sales by Rockhead, a convicted drug deale…
Former CT Pastor Busted With Meth Charged Again For Skipping Court Date Former CT Pastor Busted With Meth Charged Again For Skipping Court Date
Former CT Pastor Busted With Meth Charged Again For Skipping Court Date A former Connecticut Methodist pastor who was busted earlier this month with crystal methamphetamine has been arrested again for skipping a court date, police said. Related story: CT Methodist Pastor Nabbed With Crystal Meth During Traffic Stop Litchfield County resident Herbert Miller, age 63, of Woodbury, was stopped by Woodbury Police on Monday, Feb. 26, after spotting him in the passenger seat of a U-Haul truck traveling eastbound on Main St. North in the direction of his home, According to Connecticut State Police, Miller had an active prawn warrant for failing to show up …
Hartford Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Glastonbury Fight, Police Say Hartford Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Glastonbury Fight, Police Say
Hartford Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Glastonbury Fight, Police Say This story has been updated. A 52-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man during a fight. Hartford County resident Marcus McDaniel, of Hartford, was arrested around 10 p.m. in Glastonbury. According to Lt. Kevin Szydlo of the Glastonbury Police, an investigation determined McDaniel attended a local gymnastics event at the Academy building when he became engaged in an altercation with the victim, whom he knew.  McDaniel and the victim exited the gymnasium and continued the altercation in the hallway outside the gymnasium wh…
CT Man With Gun Arrested After Dispute With Neighbor, Police Say CT Man With Gun Arrested After Dispute With Neighbor, Police Say
CT Man With Gun Arrested After Dispute With Neighbor, Police Say A Connecticut man is behind bars after he allegedly displayed a gun during a dispute with a neighbor. The incident took place in Litchfield County on Sunday, Feb. 25 in the area of Cobb Street in Watertown. According to Watertown Police, the man had a gun during a dispute with his neighbor.  When officers arrived, the armed man went inside his home. Police shut down the road as contact was made with the suspect, police said. Police eventually made contact with the man and took him into custody, police said they are releasing his identity or charges at this time.  The investigat…
Resident Killed In New Britain House Fire Resident Killed In New Britain House Fire
Resident Killed In New Britain House Fire Officials in Connecticut are investigating what caused a single-family house fire that killed one person. The blaze broke out in Hartford County around 6:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 on Chapman Street in New Britain. According to the New Britain Police, firefighters were able to have the fire, which started in a second-floor bedroom, under control by 6:50 a.m., said Rachel Zaniewski, a spokeswoman for the department. During the incident, fire companies rescued one person but the occupant of the fire room (the second-floor bedroom) was found dead, Zaniewski said. The fire marshal is on scene…
IDs Released Of 4 CT Residents Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 IDs Released Of 4 CT Residents Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95
IDs Released Of 4 CT Residents Killed 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.&…
Road Rage: Woman Claims To Be Cop In Meriden Confrontation, Police Say Road Rage: Woman Claims To Be Cop In Meriden Confrontation, Police Say
Road Rage: Woman Claims To Be Cop In Meriden Confrontation, Police Say A New York woman was taken into custody in connection with a confrontation on a busy Connecticut road during which she claimed to be a police officer, authorities said.  Westchester County resident Kimberly Nelson of New Rochelle, age 25, turned herself in to Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened in March 2023, State Police announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  According to police, on March 23, 2023, troopers received a call from a complainant who reported an incident on Interstate 691 East in the area of Exit 10 in the New Haven…
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In West Haven 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In West Haven
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In West Haven An investigation is underway after four people were killed in an overnight wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released Of 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch 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 S…
Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At Meriden Walgreens: Police Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At Meriden Walgreens: Police
Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At Meriden Walgreens: Police Thanks to some great detective work, a man and woman both face charges in connection with a stolen vehicle that was found parked at a Connecticut Walgreens, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an investigation that began in New Haven County on Thursday, Dec. 28, when Meriden Police Officer Desiata found a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Walgreens at 825 East Main St., according to the department.  This vehicle was found to have a smashed rear passenger window and an ignition column that had been tampered with. Desiata also found numerous receipts from sev…
Connecticut Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In NY, Police Say Connecticut Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In NY, Police Say
Connecticut Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In 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…
Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment In CT Placed On Leave Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment In CT Placed On Leave
Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment In CT Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck
Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck A 22-year-old Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with a loaded ghost gun after being stopped for speeding.  New Haven resident Juan Garcia, was charged around 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 on South Main Street in Naugatuck. During the stop, Naugatuck Police Officers said Garcia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was charged with DUI after failing sobriety tests, police said. Police recovered a firearm with no serial number on it, which appeared consistent with being illegally manufactured, officers said. The firearm was loaded with a high-capacity magazin…
'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': Branford Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Assault 'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': Branford Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Assault
'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': Branford Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Assault A Connecticut man was arrested after he allegedly posed as a 22-year-old to talk to an underage girl on Snapchat and assaulted her in person multiple times. On Thursday, February 22, Zachary Amarante, age 28, was arrested for the Windham County incident, which happened in Woodstock, Connecticut State Police said. Starting in August 2023, Amarante allegedly began talking to his then-13-year-old victim over the app Snapchat after meeting on a different site. She would turn 14 shortly after the two began communicating. Police said Amarante communicated with the girl under the name Mark Brig…
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police in Connecticut are investigating after receiving numerous calls of an alleged kidnapping of a girl that turned out to be an assault. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 on Golden Street in Meriden.  According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, after receiving the calls, officers responded to the area and found an unoccupied vehicle. Officers then went to the address of the car's owner and found a man who said he was involved in the altercation, McKay said. Detectives, who took over the investigation, learned there was video survei…
Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' CT Home, School At Least 10 Times Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' CT Home, School At Least 10 Times
Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' CT Home, School At Least 10 Times An online gaming feud led to the arrest of a juvenile for swatting a Fairfield County home and school at least 10 times. The juvenile living in Maryland was charged on Thursday, Feb. 22 by the Stamford Police. According to Capt. Eugene Dohmann of the Stamford Police Department, swatting is a term used to describe the act of reporting a false critical incident to cause a massive response by emergency service personnel. The first incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, when officers responded to a home on Southfield Avenue on a report of a bomb threat, Dohmann said. This was determi…
Beloved Southington Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Beloved Southington Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash
Beloved Southington Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash New York State Police have identified the person killed during a single-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. Related: 1 Killed In I-84 Newburgh Crash The collision took place in Orange County around 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 near exit 39 on the eastbound side of I-84 in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Rogue struck the guide rail and flipped into the center median. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Hartford County, Connecticut resident Charles Drury, age 77, of Bri…
Woman, Dog Killed In Bristol House Fire Woman, Dog Killed In Bristol House Fire
Woman, Dog Killed In Bristol House Fire A woman and her dog were killed during a Connecticut house fire. The incident took place in Hartford County around 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 in a single-family home on Pequabuck Street in Bristol. Bristol firefighters responding to the two-alarm fire made an aggressive attack, suppressing a large body of fire in the kitchen and main living area, the Bristol Fire Department said. During a search following the fire, a woman and a dog were found inside the home, the department said. Both were pronounced dead. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. The woman has not been…