19-Year-Old Harwinton Man Charged For 2023 Death Of Girlfriend: Police 19-Year-Old Harwinton Man Charged For 2023 Death Of Girlfriend: Police
19-Year-Old Harwinton Man Charged For 2023 Death Of Girlfriend: Police A year after the death of a Connecticut teen, her former boyfriend has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. Cooper Oullette, age 19, was arrested in connection to the Hartford County incident, which occurred over a year before in the town of Burlington. At around 1:30 a.m. on May 21, 2023, the family of 17-year-old Sophie Ringquist brought her to Bristol Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Original Report: 17-Year-Old Burlington Girl Dies After Falling Out Of Moving Pickup Truck Earlier that evening, she had fallen out of the front passenger seat of a moving C…
Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery
Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery Police in Connecticut are seeking the owner of a piece of jewelry stolen by a juvenile who allegedly vandalized a cemetery, taking items from the gravesites. The incident occurred in Windham County on Sunday, July 14, at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Killingly. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and Killingly Police responded to the cemetery on Maple Street after receiving a report of criminal mischief. A witness reported someone causing damage to multiple grave sites in the cemetery and directed responding to the juvenile who was still within the cemetery.  Connecticut S…
20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From CT YMCA, Using Credit Cards 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From CT YMCA, Using Credit Cards
20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From CT YMCA, Using Credit Cards A Fairfield County man was charged with larceny after allegedly stealing a wallet from a gym and using the credit cards inside. Massimo Zhong, 20, of Weston, was arrested on Monday, July 8, for the June incident at the Westport/Weston YMCA. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, officers started an investigation after the theft was reported, and they found that the credit cards were used in Norwalk shortly after being stolen. The investigating officer reviewed surveillance footage and identified Zhong entering the YMCA, entering the locker room, and leaving. Woods said he…
CT Man, 60, Assaults Boy Multiple Times, Police Say CT Man, 60, Assaults Boy Multiple Times, Police Say
CT Man, 60, Assaults Boy Multiple Times, Police Say The 14-year-old victim of a now-arrested Connecticut man told authorities he was sexually assaulted an estimated 20 times. Scott Predom, a Middlesex County man, was arrested on Tuesday, July 9 on charges of sexual assault and more following a Tolland County investigation, police announced. Predom, a 60-year-old who hails from Middletown, is accused of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old boy, who was 13 at the time the assaults occurred. According to his arrest warrant, the situation was brought to the attention of police when, in February 2024, a relative of the victim noticed inappro…
CT Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Front Yard, Police Say CT Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Front Yard, Police Say
CT Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Front Yard, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DWI at twice the legal limit after he allegedly drove across the front yard of a home. The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, July 5, on Midbrook Lane. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, Elder Rodriguez, age 32, of Bridgeport, was charged after officers responded to a resident's complaint of a car driving across his front yard. Vigil said an investigation found that Rodriguez drove his vehicle onto the driveway and lawn of the residence, mistaking it for the road.  Officers on the scene detected the smell of…
Commercial Truck Stopped In Danbury Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say Commercial Truck Stopped In Danbury Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say
Commercial Truck Stopped In Danbury Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say An oversized load on a commercial truck was nabbed in Fairfield County for allegedly being more than 100,000 overweight. The truck was stopped in Danbury by Connecticut State Police conducting commercial vehicle enforcement on I-84 around 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 10. According to State Police, the truck was stopped after it was seen bypassing the Danbury scale along I-84 eastbound by traveling the secondary roads in the area.  An investigation revealed that the truck had numerous oversized load permit violations. Further investigation revealed that the carrier out of New York did not h…
Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police
Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police A Connecticut man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly crashed into another car on a highway, injuring two, and fled the scene. The New Haven County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Seymour, according to Connecticut State Police. Just after 10 p.m. that night, 34-year-old Bethany man Brandon Graham was driving a gray Mercedes-Benz 380SL northbound on Route 8. Near the area of Exit 22, he reportedly hit the back bumper of the car in front of him, a Nissan Sentra carrying two people. After the crash, Graham’s vehicle car veered into the left lane and hit the …
65-Year-Old From Manchester Struck, Killed By Car On I-84 In Vernon 65-Year-Old From Manchester Struck, Killed By Car On I-84 In Vernon
65-Year-Old From Manchester Struck, Killed By Car On I-84 In Vernon A person was killed after being struck by a car in an early morning crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut involving three Long Island residents. It happened around 5:10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in Tolland County. A 2010 Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound in the right-center lane between exits 65 and 66 in the town of Vernon when it struck a pedestrian who was lying in the travel lane for unknown reasons, according to Connecticut State Police. The pedestrian, identified as John Kaszowski, age 65, of Manchester, suffered fatal injuries.  The Nissan was being d…
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash Police are searching for witnesses to a crash on a Connecticut roadway that left a 19-year-old man seriously injured. The New London County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut State Police said. Just before 1 a.m., the teen was driving north on Route 1, or Boston Post Road, in a Honda HR-V LX. Near the intersection of Boggy Hole Road, the teen lost control of the SUV, veered onto the left side of the roadway, and hit a parked car sitting in a nearby driveway, according to police. His car continued forward into an embankment and rolled over. The …
Missing 16-Year-Old CT Girl Found Safe In New Jersey Missing 16-Year-Old CT Girl Found Safe In New Jersey
Missing 16-Year-Old CT Girl Found Safe In New Jersey A 16-year-old Fairfield County girl who has been missing for more than a week has been found safe by police. Related: Missing Fairfield 16-Year-Old Girl Spotted In New Jersey, Police Consider Her Endangered Jomana Ali was last seen on Elm Street in Fairfield at around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Since that time, police said she is believed to be endangered due to age and mental health. Early Saturday, July 13, Fairfield Police Sgt. Michael Stahl said Jomana was located by the Greenwich Township Police Department in Warren County, New Jersey, around 2:15 a.m. Warren County is abo…
CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times
CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times A Connecticut man was charged with alleged assault and other crimes for violating a protective order. New Haven County resident Sean Kelly, age 26, of Milford, was charged on Monday, July 8, following an investigation.  According to Milford Police, on Sunday, June 30, the department received a report regarding a possible violation of a protective order. Throughout the officer’s investigation, it was learned that there had been several unreported domestic violence incidents over the past year.  Police said a total of 13 separate incidents were reported and documented that co…
Don't Fall For It: Phone Scammers Impersonating CT Police Officers Don't Fall For It: Phone Scammers Impersonating CT Police Officers
Don't Fall For It: Phone Scammers Impersonating CT Police Officers Don’t fall for it. Police in Connecticut are warning residents to be on the lookout for scammers who are impersonating law enforcement officers. In Fairfield County, the Greenwich Police Department issued a warning Friday, July 12, that residents have received phone calls from a “Detective Steve McMorris” about purported outstanding summons. The caller claims to be from the Greenwich Police Department of the Old Greenwich Police Department. “This call is a scam and DO NOT reply,” the agency said on Facebook. “The Greenwich Police Department does not have anyone by that name, and the Old …
Drunk Driver Nabbed In CT Speeding, Swerving: Police Drunk Driver Nabbed In CT Speeding, Swerving: Police
Drunk Driver Nabbed In CT Speeding, Swerving: Police A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DUI and failure to drive right after he was seen swerving in the roadway at a high rate of speed. Dylan Herbert, age 32, of Wilton, was charged around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, in New Canaan during a selective enforcement in the area of Old Stamford Road and Jelliff Mill Road. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, Herbert was spotted by officers traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Stamford Road and swerving in the roadway. While speaking with Herbert, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage…
Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest
Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest A man fell and died on Thursday, July 11, in Leominster State Forest, the Worcester County District Attorney announced.  Little is known as of Thursday night as State Police are investigating the circumstances around the death. Authorities also did not reveal any information on the victim.  The DA's office said it would not release more information until detectives are further along in that investigation.  Follow The Daily Voice on Facebook for updates on this developing story. 
Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old CT Girl Missing Over Week Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old CT Girl Missing Over Week
Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old CT Girl Missing Over Week Police are asking for help in locating a Connecticut teenager who has been missing for over a week. Jomana Ali, age 16, was last seen on Elm Street in the town of Fairfield at around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Police said Ali may have traveled out of state and could have been in the New York/New Jersey area at some point on Wednesday, July 3. The teen is 5-foot-4 and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black Lululemon pants and black sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at 203-254-4800. Share this story by…
Naugatuck Woman Throws 2 Kittens Out Of Car, Police Looking For Witness, Cops Say Naugatuck Woman Throws 2 Kittens Out Of Car, Police Looking For Witness, Cops Say
Naugatuck Woman Throws 2 Kittens Out Of Car, Police Looking For Witness, Cops Say Police in Connecticut are searching for a witness who saw a woman allegedly throw two kittens out of her moving car, killing both. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 9:45 a.m., Monday, July 8, in Naugatuck. According to the Naugatuck Police, after receiving reports of the woman throwing the kittens out of a moving car, officers located the kittens, about four to five months old, dead in the area of North Church Street / Route 63 by the dam.  Witnesses told officers an older white female with white hair was driving a maroon sedan, and the kittens were thrown from the driv…
CT School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student CT School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student
CT School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student A Fairfield County school guidance counselor has been charged with alleged sexual assault of a student. Luisa Melchionne, age 37, of New Canaan, was arrested on a warrant on Thursday, July 11, in connection with a complaint filed in April. According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the department began an investigation into the claims of an inappropriate relationship with a student at Nathan Hill Middle School in Norwalk. The department's Special Victims Unit assumed the investigation and determined that Melchionne, a Nathan Hale Middle School guidance counselor, was se…
ID Released For Man Found Dead In CT Woods ID Released For Man Found Dead In CT Woods
ID Released For Man Found Dead In CT Woods Police have announced the identity of the missing man found dead in a wooded area of Connecticut during a search. The deceased man has been identified as Fairfield County resident Santos Eujedo Perez, who hails from Stamford. His age has not yet been released. Original Report: Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan Perez was found in a wooded area of New Canaan after the town’s police began a search for the missing man alongside Stamford Police in the late hours of Monday, July 8. His body was discovered shortly after midnight on Tuesday, July 9. Prior to …
Deaths Of 2 Hartford Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Deaths Of 2 Hartford Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides
Deaths Of 2 Hartford Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Two deaths of two Connecticut men who were found in a burning car in May have been deemed homicides by the state Medical Examiner's Office. Related: IDs Released For 2 Bodies Found In Burned Vehicle In Oxford The two men, David J. Rivera, age 36, and Carlos O. Calderon, age 39, both of Hartford, were found in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to the Connecticut State Police, the fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside. Shortly after the incident, the medic…
CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours
CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours A 64-year-old Connecticut man is dead following a two-vehicle hit-and-run crash that closed two major roadways for several hours. The crash occurred in New Haven around 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, in the area of  South Frontage Road and College Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, a preliminary investigation found a vehicle driving on South Frontage Road went through a red light and collided with a vehicle driving on College Street at the intersection. Bruckhart said the driver of the offending vehicle fled after the collision. The second d…
Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In Roxbury Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In Roxbury
Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In Roxbury A 26-year-old man faces drunk driving charges following a two-vehicle crash in Connecticut that left two people with serious injuries, police announced.  Litchfield County resident Jacob Lowe of Roxbury was arrested on Sunday, July 7 following a crash on the same day that happened around 10:45 p.m. in the area of 247 South St. in Roxbury, Connecticut State Police announced on Monday, July 8.  According to State Police, two vehicles, including Lowe's Ford F-250 truck, had been traveling north on South Street. The two vehicles then tried passing another car at the same time and coll…
'What Should I Do?' FaceTiming Crack Dealer Stabs Woman During CT Attack, Police Say 'What Should I Do?' FaceTiming Crack Dealer Stabs Woman During CT Attack, Police Say
'What Should I Do?' FaceTiming Crack Dealer Stabs Woman During CT Attack, Police Say A woman is facing charges in connection with a stabbing attack at a Connecticut boat launch that left a woman hospitalized. The Windham County incident happened Friday, May 10, in Thompson on Fabyan Road. Connecticut State Police said the victim was inside a car that was parked at the boat launch with Cassandra Heredia, age 30, to sell "crack" when Heredia began punching her. Heredia then made a FaceTime call to a male friend who had accused the victim of stealing drugs from him. During the call, she allegedly told the man, “I beat the (expletive) out of her. What should I do?” When the …
Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree
Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree Authorities are urging residents to lock their cars after a Maserati was stolen from a New York neighborhood and used in a commercial burglary spree that took place in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The theft happened in Westchester County during the early morning hours on Thursday, July 4, when a Maserati was stolen from the Greenhaven area of Rye, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Monday, July 8.  A Rye officer saw the theft while it was happening and tried to stop the suspects, leading to a police chase that ended soon after the stolen car crossed the Connect…
Ansonia Building Closed After Grenade-Like Device Found Ansonia Building Closed After Grenade-Like Device Found
Ansonia Building Closed After Grenade-Like Device Found A Connecticut public works facility is temporarily closed after a grenade-like object was found in the entrance roadway. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, on North Division Street in Ansonia. According to Ansonia Public Works, public works employees found the object in the grass along the entrance road to the complex. Ansonia Fire Marshall Darrick Lundeen assisted in the investigation, and the Connecticut State Police are currently assessing the object, the department said. If feasible, the object will be destroyed on-site.  Anyone with inf…
Missing Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In CT Missing Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In CT
Missing Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In CT A missing Fairfield County man was found dead in a wooded area during a search by police. The incident occurred in New Canaan shortly after 12 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, during the late evening hours of Monday, July 08, the New Canaan Police Department began assisting the Stamford Police Department in a missing persons investigation.  The missing person, a Stamford man, was last reported seen working at a house under renovation during the afternoon hours in New Canaan, DeFelice said. During a search of the area, DeFelice said the…
Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury
Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury Police in Fairfield County are investigating a shooting at a city park during a dispute in which no one was injured. The incident occurred in Danbury around 4:45 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Rogers Park on Memorial Drive.  According to Danbury Police, officers responded to the park on a report of shots being fired. An investigation by detectives determined that a dispute took place and shots were fired, but no one was injured.  "This is an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the community," the department said.  Anyone with information is asked to call 203-790-TIPS or…
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing A 33-year-old Connecticut woman has been charged with alleged DUI and other crimes, including fighting with police, after she struck another vehicle and fled the scene. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera, age 33, of Milford, was charged on Sunday, July 7 in Milford. According to Milford Police, an officer spotted a vehicle driving erratically on Bridgeport Avenue and stopped the car. The driver, identified as Rivera, was found to be intoxicated, the department said. Around the same time, dispatch received a call that the same vehicle had struck another vehicle in the Pi…
Danbury 21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say Danbury 21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say
Danbury 21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say A 21-year-old Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop in a stolen vehicle and trying to break into a home to get away. Danbury resident Joao Gabriel Almeida-Bastos was nabbed around 11:30 a.m., Sunday, July 7, on Toddy Hill Road in Newtown. According to Lt. Scott Smith of the Newtown Police, during a routine traffic stop, Almeida-Bastos made a U-turn and accelerated northbound as the officer exited his cruiser. Smith said that the vehicle, which had been stolen in Danbury days earlier, had left the southbound shoulder of the roadway an…
26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect 26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect
26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect A 26-year-old Connecticut man died after being stabbed and driven to a nearby hospital while police searched for a suspect. The incident occurred in New Haven around 2:15 p.m., Saturday, July 6. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers were called to the emergency room of the St. Raphael’s campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital for the report of a stabbing victim who arrived by private vehicle. The responding officers promptly set up a crime scene at the hospital's main entrance, where the vehicle was abandoned.  They were able to confirm that the assault…
Man Shoplifts From CT Mall, Leads Officers On Chase While Pretending To Have Gun: Police Man Shoplifts From CT Mall, Leads Officers On Chase While Pretending To Have Gun: Police
Man Shoplifts From CT Mall, Leads Officers On Chase While Pretending To Have Gun: Police A 36-year-old man faces a long list of charges after shoplifting from a Connecticut mall, threatening security with what appeared to be a gun, and leading officers on a chase that ended in a residential garage, police announced.  On Wednesday, July 3, just before 5 p.m., security at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford reported to the police that a suspect had threatened them. The suspect then fled into the woods behind the Old Glory Store at 1250 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in New Haven County. According to Milford Police, officers learned that the suspect had first encountered mall se…
CT Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence CT Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence
CT Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence A Fairfield County Police officer was charged with stalking and fear of safety, among other charges, in connection with a domestic violence case. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police Department, Officer Dani Soto, was arrested on Wednesday, July 3, following a criminal investigation that began in May into domestic violence allegations. Soto, age 47, of Bridgeport, has been on administrative leave during the investigation. With the department since 2017, Soto was charged with: Five counts of stalking -- fear of physical safety Four counts of unlawful restraint 22 cou…