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Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In CT Hiring Actors, Extras Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In CT Hiring Actors, Extras
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In CT Hiring Actors, Extras A Vietnam-era movie filming in Fairfield County is looking for local actors and extras for over a dozen openings.  "Summerhouse" tells the story of a freshly graduated Ned Stern (portrayed by "Somewhere in Queens" actor Jacob Ward) as he waits to get drafted into the Vietnam War.  Stern spends his last summer of freedom caring for a belligerent, wealthy alcoholic man (played by actor Malcolm McDowell) at his lakeside mansion, only to find himself falling in love with a girl while questioning his commitment to his country, according to IMBD. Parts of the movie will …
Local Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Meriden Mall Employee, Police Say Local Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Meriden Mall Employee, Police Say
Local Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Meriden 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…
Trio, Including New Britain 18-Year-Old, Nabbed After Incident At CVS Leads To Chase, Crashes Trio, Including New Britain 18-Year-Old, Nabbed After Incident At CVS Leads To Chase, Crashes
Trio, Including New Britain 18-Year-Old, Nabbed After Incident At CVS Leads To Chase, Crashes Three Connecticut men were apprehended after an incident involving a woman in a CVS parking lot in New York led to a police chase and separate crashes. The chain of events began around 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Northern Westchester County. The North Castle Police Department received a call from a person reporting a concerning incident that had just occurred in the CVS parking lot at 450 Main St. in Armonk, according to Lt. Thomas McCormack. The caller reported that an unfamiliar vehicle pulled up next to her while sitting in her car in the parking lot.  The man then exited his…
CT Man Accused Of Attempting To Suffocate Woman, Throwing  Baby On Couch, Police Say CT Man Accused Of Attempting To Suffocate Woman, Throwing  Baby On Couch, Police Say
CT Man Accused Of Attempting To Suffocate Woman, Throwing Baby On Couch, Police Say A Connecticut man is accused of attempting to strangle a woman during a domestic incident with a baby nearby. New Haven County resident Edgar Alamo, age 23, of Meriden, was arrested on the charges on Sunday, April 28 in Milford. According to the Milford Police, officers took custody of Alamo regarding two active arrest warrants stemming from separate incidents.  Alamo is accused of throwing a woman to the floor by her hair, choking her, and trying to suffocate her. The victim’s toddler child was present during one altercation, police said.  During this altercation…
Meriden Storm Drain Explosion Leads To Bomb Scare Meriden Storm Drain Explosion Leads To Bomb Scare
Meriden Storm Drain Explosion Leads To Bomb Scare A storm drain explosion in a Connecticut city led to a bomb scare after a suspicious device was found. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 6 p.m., Mondy, April 29, in the area of Cross Street at Women's Way in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, officers found smoke coming from the drain and determined it did not appear overly large.  No victims were located, and no one appeared injured in the incident. McKay said there was also no notable damage in the immediate area. McKay said a check of an adjacent storm drain revealed what appeared to be a …
CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas
CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas Thanks to a switch to summer blend fuel, the price of a gallon of gas in Connecticut has surged rapidly over a week. A gallon of self-service regular gas in Connecticut is currently averaging $3.70, up 20 cents from the week before, AAA Northeast officials said on Monday, April 22.  The new average is also 28 cents more expensive than prices in March, officials added, attributing the rapid rise to a switchover to summer blend fuel.  Here are the current average prices of a regular gallon of gas in Connecticut's six largest metropolitan regions, according to AAA: Greater Bridgep…
New Details: 6-Year-Old Boy Killed In Meriden Go-Kart Crash New Details: 6-Year-Old Boy Killed In Meriden Go-Kart Crash
New Details: 6-Year-Old Boy Killed In Meriden Go-Kart Crash This story has been updated. A 6-year-old boy was killed in a go-kart crash at a Connecticut park. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Meriden, in the area of Kroneberger Park. According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police Department, officers responded after 911 callers reported that a child had been driving the go-kart and sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that two boys, ages six and four, were in the go-kart. While driving in Kronenberger Park's parking lot, the go-k…
Pipe Bomb Located On Meriden Riverbed Pipe Bomb Located On Meriden Riverbed
Pipe Bomb Located On Meriden Riverbed A pipe bomb was discovered in a Connecticut riverbed by a person using a metal detector along the shoreline.  The incident took place in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2 in the area of Red Bridge at the intersection of Oregon Road and River Road in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrine McKay of the Meriden Police, a person using a metal detector/magnet in the river located what was believed to be a pipe bomb.  McKay said the bomb had been wrapped in a T-shirt and was submerged under the water on the riverbed. Meriden Police evacuated the area and…
Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing Meriden Highway Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing Meriden Highway
Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing Meriden Highway A man has died after being struck by two vehicles while attempting to cross a busy Connecticut highway. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the area of 1966 North Broad St. in Meriden. The crash was reported to be in the northbound lanes on the Berlin Turnpike and it was reported that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle, said Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police. McKay said a preliminary investigation revealed that a man was walking along the edge of the roadway and then attempted to cross the divided hig…
Man Tries To Traffic 15-Year-Old Girl In Meriden, Nearby Towns, Police Say Man Tries To Traffic 15-Year-Old Girl In Meriden, Nearby Towns, Police Say
Man Tries To Traffic 15-Year-Old Girl In Meriden, Nearby Towns, Police Say A man has been arrested after authorities said he was caught planning to traffic a teen girl for money in Connecticut. The New Haven County incident was investigated by the FBI and Meriden Police Department, leading to the arrest of 35-year-old Gary Taylor on Thursday, March 21. During the investigation, Taylor spoke to who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. As he spoke to the girl, police said Taylor expressed interest in trafficking her in nearby towns for money. Police said he then traveled to Meriden to meet up with the girl, only to be arrested and charged with the following: …
WWI Memorial Damaged In Meriden Hit-Run, Suspect At Large: Police WWI Memorial Damaged In Meriden Hit-Run, Suspect At Large: Police
WWI Memorial Damaged In Meriden Hit-Run, Suspect At Large: Police Authorities are searching for the person who they believe crashed into a WWI memorial in a Connecticut city and drove away. The New Haven County crash happened on the evening of Thursday, March 21 in the city of Meriden. At approximately 10 p.m. that day, near the intersection of Broad Street and East Main Street, a pickup truck reportedly crashed into the “City of Meriden World-War Roll Of Honor,” the city’s WWI monument, knocking it over and causing significant damage. Though the car fled from the scene before authorities arrived at the scene, police recovered a portion of the car’s h…
CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes
CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes A Connecticut teen was charged with rioting, threatening police, and other crimes for his part in a street takeover event. New Haven County resident Adalberto Oceguera, age 18, of West Haven turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Thursday, March 7 for taking part in several street takeover events including one in Meriden on Saturday, May 6, 2023. According to State Police, during an extensive and ongoing investigation into numerous street takeover events, Oceguera was identified as a co-conspirator in the damage of a Meriden Police cruiser which occurred on May 6. During the even…
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash A Connecticut man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 91. The incident took place in New Haven County around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in Meriden. According to Connecticut State Police, the man, identified as Charles Davenport, age 31, of New Haven, was driving a 2023 Kia Niro southbound when he veered onto the left shoulder, plowed into the grassy median, and rolled over before hitting a tree stump. Davenport was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.  An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information or a dashboard camera is asked to contact T…
Man Admits Robbing 2 Businesses, Pistol-Whipping Clerks In Wethersfield, New Britain: Feds Man Admits Robbing 2 Businesses, Pistol-Whipping Clerks In Wethersfield, New Britain: Feds
Man Admits Robbing 2 Businesses, Pistol-Whipping Clerks In Wethersfield, New Britain: Feds A man faces decades in prison after admitting to robbing two Connecticut businesses and pistol-whipping clerks at both, federal officials announced.  New Haven County resident Kenneth Strothers of Meriden, age 27, pleaded guilty on Monday, Feb. 26 to federal robbery charges, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  According to federal officials, Strothers was the focus of an FBI investigation into several armed robberies that happened in Connecticut in early 2021. This investigation determined that Strothers had committed at least t…
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…
Mail Theft: Former Meriden Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say Mail Theft: Former Meriden Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say
Mail Theft: Former Meriden Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say A 37-year-old former Connecticut postal carrier has admitted to stealing packages while on the job, federal officials announced.  New Haven County resident Shawn Fuller of Hamden, who once worked as a US Postal Service carrier in Meriden, pleaded guilty to a mail theft offense on Friday, Feb. 16, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report - Mail Theft: Meriden Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine According to federal officials, while working as a mail carrier, Fuller was investigated for stealing package…
Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From CT Store: Police Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From CT Store: Police
Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From CT Store: Police A 22-year-old New York man faces charges after stealing more than $11,000 worth of merchandise from a Connecticut store and leading authorities on pursuits in two states, police announced. Northern Westchester resident Jebocka Perkins of Peekskill was picked up from the Westchester County Correctional Facility in Valhalla and taken to the New Haven County city of Meriden on Wednesday, Feb. 14, where he was charged in connection to an August 2023 larceny, Meriden Police announced.  According to Meriden Police, on Sunday, Aug. 27, around 6 p.m., Perkins and three other women entered the …
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Hartford County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Hartford County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Hartford County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
CT Man Shot, Killed In Road-Rage Incident On I-691 CT Man Shot, Killed In Road-Rage Incident On I-691
CT Man Shot, Killed In Road-Rage Incident On I-691 A 49-year-old CT man was shot and killed during a road-rage incident. Middlesex County resident Scott Kracke, of Middlefield, died of a gunshot wound around 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14 in New Haven County, on I-691 eastbound in Meriden. Connecticut State troopers responded to a report of a disturbance near Exit 2A. State police said when troopers arrived, they found Kracke with gunshot wounds. Kracke was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead, state police said. Detectives from the Central District Major Crime Squad responded to assume the investigation.  An…
Meriden Man, 77, Admits Sexual Assault Of Minors, Receives Years Behind Bars Meriden Man, 77, Admits Sexual Assault Of Minors, Receives Years Behind Bars
Meriden Man, 77, Admits Sexual Assault Of Minors, Receives Years Behind Bars A Connecticut man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a minor. New Haven County resident Robert Bendel, age 77, of Meriden, was sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 10, by Judge Thomas O'Keefe to eight years in prison followed by 10 years of probation. In addition, Bendel is required to register as a sex offender, maintain no contact with minors, and obey two standing criminal protective orders.   There were two victims in this case, one was under 10 when these incidents occurred and the other was under 16, Meriden Police said. O'…
Trooper Hospitalized After Car Slams Into Cruiser On I-91 In Meriden During Storm: Police Trooper Hospitalized After Car Slams Into Cruiser On I-91 In Meriden During Storm: Police
Trooper Hospitalized After Car Slams Into Cruiser On I-91 In Meriden During Storm: Police A state trooper was taken to a hospital after a car driven by a 20-year-old New York resident crashed into the back of her cruiser on a Connecticut highway amid a winter storm, police announced. The incident happened in New Haven County during a winter storm on Tuesday, Jan. 9 around 7:40 p.m., when a state police cruiser was parked in the left lane of Interstate 91 South in Meriden while helping with a call for traffic service.  According to state police, a 2016 Cadillac Escalade driven by Putnam County resident Luis Sanchez, Jr. of Brewster, age 20, was traveling south in the left la…
28-Year-Old Man Nabbed For Robbing Bank In Berlin After Search Of Inn: Police 28-Year-Old Man Nabbed For Robbing Bank In Berlin After Search Of Inn: Police
28-Year-Old Man Nabbed For Robbing Bank In Berlin After Search Of Inn: Police As the result of a weeks-long investigation that included a search warrant execution at an inn, a 28-year-old man faces robbery charges for robbing a Connecticut bank, police announced. Hartford County resident Matthew Kevorkian was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 2 in connection with a December robbery at a Webster Bank location in Berlin at 40 Webster Square Rd., Berlin Police announced.  The robbery was reported by the bank on Wednesday, Dec. 20, prompting an investigation. Two days later, on Friday, Dec. 22, investigators executed a search warrant at the Red Roof Inn …
33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say 33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say
33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say A 33-year-old Connecticut man allegedly high on some type of drug, was apprehended by police after walking through a busy mall with an exposed firearm. New Haven County resident Victor Ayala Jr., of Meriden, was nabbed by police on a scooter with a gun in plain sight on the handlebars on Saturday, Nov. 25. According to Meriden Police, around 2:30 p.m., Meriden Mall security called police to report Ayala in the mall carrying an exposed handgun. Security later reported Ayala had left the mall on a scooter with the firearm tucked on the handlebars, police said. Meriden police found Ayala on …
Fatal Rollover Crash: 19-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-691 Ramp Fatal Rollover Crash: 19-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-691 Ramp
Fatal Rollover Crash: 19-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-691 Ramp A local teenager was killed in a crash on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash happened in New Haven County around 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in Meriden on I-691. A 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo was traveling eastbound on the Exit 1 ramp when it ran off the roadway and collided with a cable barrier in the right shoulder, according to Connecticut State Police. The Jeep then went down the roadside embankment, and rolled over before coming to an uncontrolled rest after colliding with a tree, police said. The driver was ejected during the rollover sequence and…
Flooding Creates River Of Trash On Meriden Road After Heavy Rain Flooding Creates River Of Trash On Meriden Road After Heavy Rain
Flooding Creates River Of Trash On Meriden Road After Heavy Rain Public works employees in a New Haven County city faced a stinky situation when they were tasked with cleaning up a street that had been covered in trash as a result of flooding.  The flooding happened on Summer Street in Meriden on Friday morning, Aug. 18 as a result of a storm system that brought heavy downpours throughout the state, dumping as much as an inch of rain.  Earlier Report: Storm System Packed With Drenching Downpours Sweeping Through Region As a result of the storm, trash containers on the street were knocked over, spilling their contents on the road, Meride…
CT ATV, Dirt Bike Group Suspected Of Reckless Driving Nabbed, Police Say CT ATV, Dirt Bike Group Suspected Of Reckless Driving Nabbed, Police Say
CT ATV, Dirt Bike Group Suspected Of Reckless Driving Nabbed, Police Say A large group of ATV and dirt bike riders who have allegedly been causing havoc on the highways in a Connecticut city have been nabbed by police. The group has been causing problems over the past six to seven weeks in New Haven County in Meriden, said Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police. The department began an investigation led by Officer Ethan Busa into what they say is the illegal operation of ATVs and illegal dirk bikes on the roadways, McKay said. "These types of vehicles are routinely operated by individuals driving in an extremely reckless manner and these operators exhibit …
19-Year-Old Charged In 'Senseless' Stabbing Death Of CT Man 19-Year-Old Charged In 'Senseless' Stabbing Death Of CT Man
19-Year-Old Charged In 'Senseless' Stabbing Death Of CT Man A 19-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with murder in what police are calling a "senseless" act of violence. The stabbing death of New Haven County resident Justin Sloan Sr., age 44, of Meriden, took place around 6:20 p.m., Saturday, July 8 in Meriden. According to Meriden Polie, officers responded to the area of the 800 block of Hanover Road for a report of a man lying in the roadway. Officers discovered a man with suspected stab wounds. Initial officers attempted to render medical aid to the victim who was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Meriden…
Popular CT Pizzeria Closes After 20 Years: New Eatery To Move In Immediately Popular CT Pizzeria Closes After 20 Years: New Eatery To Move In Immediately
Popular CT Pizzeria Closes After 20 Years: New Eatery To Move In Immediately In a bittersweet turn of events, those mourning the loss of a beloved New Haven County pizzeria that closed after two decades in business will soon be able to grab a slice from a new eatery moving in to take its place.  Chef’s Hat Pizza, located in Meriden at 482 Cook Ave., permanently closed on Thursday, June 29 after 20 "unforgettable" years in business, the restaurant's owners announced on social media.  The pizzeria, which started in 2003 after founder Tacio Suarez moved to Connecticut from Puerto Rico in search of a better life, was taken over by Suarez's family once after his death i…
This CT Pizza Spot Receives Rare Super High Score From Popular Pie Guru This CT Pizza Spot Receives Rare Super High Score From Popular Pie Guru
This CT Pizza Spot Receives Rare Super High Score From Popular Pie Guru If you think you've found the perfect pizza spot in Connecticut, think again.  That's what pizza guru and Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy had to say after a stop in New Haven County where he visited The Little Rendezvous, a 120-year-old eatery in Meriden, this week. After a few bites of the coal-fired yumminess, Portnoy bestowed a super rare 9.1. score on the pizza, putting their pie in the same league as Sally’s in New Haven which received a 9.2 score, making it the second highest-rated pizza in the state, according to Portnoy.  During the much-anticipated visit, owner Steve Chehotsky j…
11 Injured After Stolen Car Crashes Into  Vehicles In Meriden 11 Injured After Stolen Car Crashes Into  Vehicles In Meriden
11 Injured After Stolen Car Crashes Into Vehicles In Meriden A three-vehicle crash at a busy Connecticut intersection allegedly caused by a man driving a stolen car injured 11 people. The crash took place in New Haven County around 4:15 p.m., Saturday, June 10 in Meriden at the intersection of Windsor Avenue at West Main Street. When officers arrived on the scene they found three vehicles with heavy damage and a total of 11 injured people, said Sgt. Stanley Zajac, of the Meriden Police. From the preliminary investigation, a 2003 Honda Accord was traveling north on North Third Street, crossing the intersection of West Main Street hitting a 2010 …