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Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order
Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order A Connecticut man has been charged with alleged sexual assault after violating an order of protection. New Haven County resident Michael Finney, age 50, of Waterbury, was arrested in Litchfield County by Thomaston Police on Tuesday, April 16. According to Det. Jason St. Onge of the Thomaston Police, on Friday, March 29, the department initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint for a restraining order violation and sexual assault that occurred in the victim's Thomaston home. Finney was charged with; Sexual assault Burglary Violation of a restraining or…
Waterbury Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say Waterbury Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say
Waterbury Man Charged With Murder Of Wife A Connecticut man has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his wife in the neck with a knife during a domestic dispute. New Haven County resident Allen Bell, age 35, of Waterbury, was arrested in Waterbury on Friday, April 19. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to a home on East Main Street around 5 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute. Once inside, officer found a 43-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Bessette said. Bessette said officers also located Bell, the victim's husband, at th…
Waterbury Man Flees Crash, Nabbed With Drugs, Cash, Police Say Waterbury Man Flees Crash, Nabbed With Drugs, Cash, Police Say
Waterbury Man Flees Crash, Nabbed With Drugs, Cash, Police Say A Connecticut motorist who allegedly fled the scene of a crash was caught hiding with drugs and cash, police said. The incident occurred in Ridgefield at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the area of 786 Ridgebury Road. According to Capt. Jeff Raines of the Ridgefield Police, officers responded to a motorcycle accident report and found the vehicle lying in the roadway but no rider. During a search of the area, officers found a jacket and a backpack in a nearby yard containing a "large amount" of narcotics and a firearm, Raines said. He added that a short time later, officers lo…
Road Rage: Waterbury Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway, Police Say Road Rage: Waterbury Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway, Police Say
Road Rage: Waterbury Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with attempted murder after firing a gun at another driver on a busy New York highway, police announced. New Haven County resident Stephen Escoffery of Waterbury faces charges in Westchester County in connection with a shooting that happened on Interstate 95 in Harrison in December 2022, the New York State Police announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to police, investigators determined that Escoffery had fired a gun at another motorist on the highway while driving a 2020 BMW X5 as part of a road rage incident. Escoffery was later arr…
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In Waterbury Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In Waterbury
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Waterbury Incident A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he followed a man into a parking lot and pulled out a gun while yelling at him. The New Haven County incident occurred in Waterbury in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 9. Connecticut State Police said it was about 6:30 a.m. when 46-year-old Hartford County resident Gentjan Korcari, of Southington, pulled into the I-84 Exit 23 commuter parking lot, following a person in a pickup truck. According to a witness, who was in the parking lot waiting for the pickup truck driver, Korcari got out of his black Mercedes-Benz E550 aft…
Waterbury Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting Waterbury Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting
Waterbury Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting A Connecticut man who tried to kidnap a Western Massachusetts man at gunpoint on New Year's Eve 2022, but shot him instead when the man fought back, will serve eight years behind bars, authorities said.  New Haven County Marc A. Veturis, 29, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty on Thursday, March 28, to multiple felonies linked to the shooting, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  The charges come from a Hampshire County incident on Mill Valley Road in Hadley.  The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported at the time that the victim, a 59-year-old Hadley business owner, h…
Dead Body Found Floating In Waterbury Pond Dead Body Found Floating In Waterbury Pond
Body Found Floating At Fulton Park Pond In Waterbury Police are investigating after a body was found floating in a Connecticut pond. The discovery was made in New Haven County on Cooke Street at Fulton Park around 8 a.m., Thursday, March 28 in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the body was removed from the pond and confirmed to be dead.  The identity of the person has not yet been released. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a …
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On Route 8 In Waterbury Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On Route 8 In Waterbury
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On Route 8 In Waterbury Everyone walked away unscathed after a wrong-way highway driver collided with a Connecticut State Police vehicle. The New Haven County incident happened at around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, on northbound Route 8 in Waterbury. State Police said an elderly man driving a Toyota Prius was reported going the wrong way in the left lane of Route 8 North near exit 36. A trooper working at a nearby highway construction project was responding to the call when the Toyota crashed into the front end of their police cruiser, bringing both vehicles to a stop. Neither the trooper nor the Toyota driver…
ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse
ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse Police have identified a Connecticut man who was shot and killed following a court proceeding and was leaving the courthouse. Related: 26-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse The 26-year-old was killed in New Haven County around 11:45 a.m. on. Thursday, March 21 outside of the Superior Court House in Waterbury at 400 Grand St.  According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the victim, Jarron Chapman, of Waterbury, died from his injuries at the hospital. Bessette said a preliminary investigation confirmed that Chapman had attended court proceedings earli…
Naugatuck Woman Sentenced For Killing 34-Year-Old Waterbury Educator Naugatuck Woman Sentenced For Killing 34-Year-Old Waterbury Educator
Naugatuck Woman Sentenced For Killing 34-Year-Old Waterbury Educator A Connecticut woman will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony murder of a 34-year-old woman. New Haven County resident Heather Anderson, age 35, of Naugatuck, was sentenced on Thursday, March 21 to 30 years in prison, with a 25-year minimum, according to Fox61. The murder took place in New Haven County around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Waterbury on Newbury Street. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to Newbury Street for a medical assistance complaint. When officers arrived on the scene they found a woman, ide…
26-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse 26-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse
26-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse A Connecticut man was shot and killed following a court proceeding and police believe he was shot as he was leaving the courthouse. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 21 outside of 400 Grand St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the victim, a 26-year-old Waterbury man, died from his injuries at the hospital.  Bessette said a preliminary investigation confirmed that the victim had attended court…
30-Year-Old Waterbury Woman Found Dead Inside Residence 30-Year-Old Waterbury Woman Found Dead Inside Residence
30-Year-Old Waterbury Woman Found Dead Inside Residence Police in Connecticut are investigating after a 30-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment. The woman was found in New Haven County around 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14 on Grove Street, in Waterbury. Waterbury Police Lt. Ryan Bessette said the incident is currently being investigated as an untimely death.  Police have not released the name of the woman or other details. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a developing sto…
23-Year-Old Waterbury Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash 23-Year-Old Waterbury Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash
23-Year-Old Waterbury Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash A young Connecticut mother was killed and her two 3-year-old daughters were injured in a single-vehicle crash. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 12 in the area of 168 Jersey St., in Waterbury. Waterbury police responded to the area after receiving reports of a vehicle that crashed into a tree, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. Bessette said officers found Jermiyiah Pegues, age 23, of Waterbury, and her two 3-year-old girls in the vehicle. Pegues was transported to Waterbury Hospital where she died a short time later, Bessette said. T…
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…
New Haven, Waterbury Eateries Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says New Haven, Waterbury Eateries Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
New Haven, Waterbury Eateries Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Four eateries in Connecticut are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the rankings are its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The four restaurants in Connecticut are: No. 3. Zeneli Pizzeria & Cucina Napoletana, New Haven: "Although their pizzeria was only established in 2019, each of the Zeneli brothers brings decades of experience in everything from cattle …
New Haven Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Waterbury Banks 2 Days In A Row New Haven Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Waterbury Banks 2 Days In A Row
New Haven Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Waterbury Banks 2 Days In A Row A Connecticut woman has been charged with allegedly robbing two banks, two days in a row. Heather Brown, age 48, of New Haven, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 12 for the two robberies that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Wednesday, Feb. 7 in New Haven County in Waterbury. According to Lt. Nadine Amatruda of the Waterbury Police, around 9:55 a.m., Feb. 6, a woman walked into the Wells Fargo. Bank on Wolcott Street and asked a teller for deposit slips. She then a note to the teller to hand over all of the cash. She left the bank with the money. The next day, a woman, matching the description o…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From New Haven County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From New Haven County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From New Haven 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 …
First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In Waterbury: 'Big Step' First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In Waterbury: 'Big Step'
First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In Waterbury: 'Big Step' Workers at a Connecticut cannabis dispensary have ratified the first union contract for such a business in the state.  Employees at Zen Leaf Dispensary in New Haven County, located at 237 East Aurora St. in Waterbury, voted unanimously to ratify their union contract, the first such agreement in the state, UFCW Local 19 announced on Friday, Feb. 9.  The three-year agreement covers all dispensary technicians, leads, and pharmacists, and will bring "significant" wage increases, lead pay, increased holiday pay, more predictive scheduling, more paid time off, and increased retirement a…
ID Released For 29-Year-Old From Waterbury Struck, Killed By Vehicle ID Released For 29-Year-Old From Waterbury Struck, Killed By Vehicle
ID Released For 29-Year-Old From Waterbury Struck, Killed By Vehicle A 29-year-old Connecticut man who was killed after being hit by a vehicle has been identified. Man Hit By Vehicle Dies In Shelton Crash New Haven resident Erick Irizarry of Waterbury, died around 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9 on School Street in the area of Monroe Street in Fairfield County in Shelton. According to Shelton Police Det. Christopher Nugent, Irizarry was found unresponsive by EMS and pronounced dead on the scene. An investigation by the Shelton Accident Reconstruction Team revealed that Irizarry was working in the area for Asplundh Tree Service and was struck by a work vehicl…
Waterbury Woman, 18, Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him Waterbury Woman, 18, Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him
Waterbury Woman, 18, Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him A man who was shot in the back of the head allegedly by an 18-year-old Connecticut woman has died from his injuries. The incident began on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in New Haven County when police found a man shot in the back of the head when responding to a car crash behind Bertie's Restaurant in Waterbury. The man, identified as Keno Williams, age 38, of Waterbury, died on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from his injuries, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. After Williams was found in the car, investigators identified Angela Bodden-Mitchell, of Waterbury, as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant…
Waterbury Man Charged With Larceny In $2K Theft From South Windsor Old Navy Waterbury Man Charged With Larceny In $2K Theft From South Windsor Old Navy
Waterbury Man Charged With Larceny In $2K Theft From South Windsor Old Navy A Connecticut man was charged on a larceny warrant after allegedly stealing more than $2,300 in goods from an Old Navy store last year. New Haven County resident Felix Vasquez, age 38, of Waterbury, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 1 in Hartford County by South Windsor Police. According to Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Vasquez’s charge stems from an August 2023 incident in which he was identified as the individual who stole more than $2,300 worth of merchandise from Old Navy at 101 Evergreen Way.  Vasquez was processed and held in state custody on …
Watertown Restaurant Closes After Owners Purchase Waterbury Eatery: 'Come Visit Soon' Watertown Restaurant Closes After Owners Purchase Waterbury Eatery: 'Come Visit Soon'
Watertown Restaurant Closes After Owners Purchase Waterbury Eatery: 'Come Visit Soon' A popular breakfast and lunch spot in Connecticut has announced its sudden closure following the owner's purchase of another restaurant.  Main Street Eats, located in the Litchfield County town of Watertown at 651 Main St., announced in a social media post on Wednesday, Jan. 31 that it would be closing up shop effective on Thursday, Feb. 1.  In the same announcement, the owners also revealed they would be moving operations to another eatery called Top O' the Mornin', located in the New Haven County city of Waterbury at 2740 South Main St. The eatery's owners expressed a mixture o…
Waterbury Man Charged With Pointing Gun In Threatening Road-Rage Incident Waterbury Man Charged With Pointing Gun In Threatening Road-Rage Incident
Waterbury Man Charged With Pointing Gun In Threatening Road-Rage Incident A Connecticut man was charged with threatening after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman during a road rage incident. The confrontation occurred on I-691 in New Haven County around 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 in the town of Cheshire and continued to I-84 in Waterbury. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers found a black Subaru stopped on the right shoulder by Exit 25 and a gray Nissan stopped on the right shoulder by Exit 23. The driver of the Nissan said she had been involved in a road rage incident and the driver of the Subaru had waved a handgun at her.  The…
Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Juvenile In Milford Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Juvenile In Milford
Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Juvenile In Milford A Connecticut man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile in the past. New Haven County resident John MacSweeney, age 39, of Waterbury, was charged on Sunday, Jan. 15 after turning himself in to Milford Police. Milford Police said MacSweeney was developed as a suspect after receiving a complaint in Oct. 2023 that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted in the past. An investigation led Milford Police to MacSweeney and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor. MacSweeney was rele…
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…
Waterbury Man Uses Victims' IDs To Steal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits: Here's His Sentence Waterbury Man Uses Victims' IDs To Steal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits: Here's His Sentence
Waterbury Man Uses Victims' IDs To Steal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits: Here's His Sentence A 31-year-old Connecticut man will spend years in prison for using the identifying information of more than 40 victims to steal pandemic unemployment benefits, federal officials announced.  New Haven County resident Olajuwon Harrington of Waterbury, also known as “OJ Harrington,” was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, Jan. 10 for stealing pandemic unemployment benefits, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  According to federal officials, Harrington used the identifying information of real victims without their knowledge t…
2 Teens Arrested During Disturbances At Waterbury High School Basketball Game 2 Teens Arrested During Disturbances At Waterbury High School Basketball Game
2 Teens Arrested During Disturbances At Waterbury High School Basketball Game Two teens were charged with breach of peace in separate incidents during a Connecticut high school basketball game. The altercations occurred in New Haven County on Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Waterbury at Wilby High School.  During the game, officers intervened to address two separate disturbances that occurred between teens in attendance. In both instances, the two were disruptive to the event, and others in attendance, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. "Officers attempted to de-escalate each incident but the juveniles continued to cause a disturbance and bec…
Man Found Dead Outside Waterbury Home: Homicide Investigation Launched Man Found Dead Outside Waterbury Home: Homicide Investigation Launched
Man Found Dead Outside Waterbury Home: Homicide Investigation Launched Police in Connecticut have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in a residential area. The New Haven County incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 22 in the city of Waterbury. According to Waterbury Police, the adult man, whose age nor identity has been made public, was found shortly after 4:30 a.m. He was located outside of a home on First Avenue and pronounced dead at the scene. At first, his death was deemed untimely; later in the day, police announced that the situation had instead pivoted to be investigated as a homicide. No further details, including the man’…
Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd After Rush-Hour Incident On Busy Waterbury Road Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd After Rush-Hour Incident On Busy Waterbury Road
Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd After Rush-Hour Incident On Busy Waterbury Road Authorities are investigating the circumstances of a crash on a busy Connecticut roadway that left a woman dead.  The incident happened in New Haven County on Thursday, Dec. 21 just before 5:30 p.m., when a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Waterbury in the area of 1610 Watertown Ave. (Route 73) while walking in the roadway, according to Waterbury Police.  Responding officers found the woman with serious injuries and took her to Waterbury Hospital where she later died. The victim was identified as 71-year-old Flora Legassey of Waterbury.  The driver of the ve…
22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead In Waterbury 22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead In Waterbury
22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead In Waterbury Police in Connecticut are searching for a suspect after a 22-year-old man was found shot to death on a roadway. The incident took place in New Haven County on Sunday, Dec. 17 around 4:30 p.m. in Waterbury outside on Kenyon Street. When officers arrived, the unidentified victim was unresponsive and transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he later died, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating this incident.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the WPD Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anony…
Fatal Crash: 54-Year-Old From Waterbury ID'd As Victim After Car Drives Off Highway Fatal Crash: 54-Year-Old From Waterbury ID'd As Victim After Car Drives Off Highway
Fatal Crash: 54-Year-Old From Waterbury ID'd As Victim After Car Drives Off Highway A 54-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a one-car crash after driving off the highway. The collision took place in New Haven County around 8:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the area of 215 Perkins Ave., in Waterbury. Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police said the vehicle traveled off the roadway and into a wooded area before it came to a stop.  The driver, identified as Fatmir Cazimovski, of Waterbury, was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries, Bessette said. The crash is under investigation by the Waterbury Police Department Crash Reco…