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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…
Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping
Meriden Police 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…
Waterbury Woman, 35, Killed In Crash That Injured 2 Others Waterbury Woman, 35, Killed In Crash That Injured 2 Others
Waterbury Woman, 35, Killed In Crash That Injured 2 Others A 35-year-old Connecticut woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash that injured two others. The collision took place on Sunday, Jan. 28, in New Haven County at West Main Street at Watertown Avenue, in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of West Main Street at Watertown Avenue involving a Honda Element and Ford Escape. The Ford Escape had two occupants in the vehicle identified as a 37-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman. Both occupants were transported to local hospitals. The man sus…
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…
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…
5 Nabbed In Special Bridgeport Operation To Reduce Crime, Ansonia Man Still On Run, Police Say 5 Nabbed In Special Bridgeport Operation To Reduce Crime, Ansonia Man Still On Run, Police Say
5 Nabbed In Special Bridgeport Operation To Reduce Crime, Ansonia Man Still On Run, Police Say Five Connecticut residents have been charged, and one is on the run in connection with a triple shooting in which more than 40 shots were fired earlier this year. The incident occurred in Fairfield County in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Aug. 22, on Park Avenue. The arrests are part of a month-long investigation named "Operation Take Back Park Avenue," after numerous shootings and one stabbing resulted in two homicides in that same area between May and September of this year, Capt. Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Poice said. The area encompasses the Park Avenue corridor between Wood Avenue and …
Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Connecticut, Stolen Cars Recovered Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Connecticut, Stolen Cars Recovered
Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Connecticut, Stolen Cars Recovered Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with the brutal carjacking and beating of the vehicle owner in Fairfield County. Click here for a new, updated story: Third Suspect Now Sought In Violent Home Garage Carjacking In Westport On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Westport Police arrested one of the teens in connection with the carjacking that took place in Westport around 3:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 on Bayberry Lane. Based on information obtained by the Detective Bureau, a warrant to search a residence in Hartford County in Berlin was secured, said Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police. On Monday, …
Ansonia Man Charged In Wallingford Infiniti Dealership Burglary Ansonia Man Charged In Wallingford Infiniti Dealership Burglary
Ansonia Man Charged In Wallingford Infiniti Dealership Burglary One of three men wanted in connection with an alleged string of car dealership burglaries across Connecticut in which luxury vehicles were stolen was nabbed following an investigation by numerous police departments. New Haven County resident 21-year-old Quadele Vickers of Ansonia, was charged on Wednesday, Aug. 2 for his involvement in a burglary of Infiniti in Wallingford, said Sgt. Stephen Jaques, of the Wallingford Police. On Wednesday, June 28, three men and a driver forced entry into the dealership and stole two Infiniti SUVs, Jaques said. Jaques said the suspects …
14-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crash Of Stolen Vehicle In Waterbury, Police Say 14-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crash Of Stolen Vehicle In Waterbury, Police Say
14-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crash Of Stolen Vehicle In Waterbury, Police Say A 14-year-old Connecticut girl was killed during a two-car crash that also injured five people, two critically.  The crash took place in New Haven County around 2:20 a.m., Friday, July 21, at the intersection of East Main Street and Baldwin Street in Waterbury.  The vehicles involved were a Hyundai Sonata and Ford Escape, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. The Hyundai had four juvenile occupants and had been reported stolen in Waterbury, he added. The girl was ejected during the crash and pronounced dead shortly after at the hospital, Bessette said. Also in th…
Waterbury Woman Killed In Crash With Box Truck Waterbury Woman Killed In Crash With Box Truck
Waterbury Woman Killed In Crash With Box Truck A 46-year-old Connecticut woman was killed in a crash with a box truck that closed a busy roadway. New Haven County resident Sandra Sanga Paguay of Waterbury died around 5:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 13 in Waterbury. According to Lt. Nadine Amatruda of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to the area of 271 Lakewood Road on the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving a car and a box truck. Paguay was extricated from her car by Waterbury Fire Department and was found to have serious life-threatening injuries, Amatruda said. She was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital and …
Woman Dead, Person Hospitalized In Waterbury Crash, Investigation Closes Road Woman Dead, Person Hospitalized In Waterbury Crash, Investigation Closes Road
Woman Dead, Person Hospitalized In Waterbury Crash, Investigation Closes Road Officials are investigating an early morning car crash that resulted in a woman's death. In New Haven County, a person was killed when a car and a box truck collided in the area of 271 Lakewood Road around 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, according to the Waterbury Police Department.  The female driver was extricated from a vehicle and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 6:20 a.m. The driver of the second vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.  Lakewood Road was closed to all…
Suspect In Murder Of 25-Year-Old Nabbed In CT: Police Suspect In Murder Of 25-Year-Old Nabbed In CT: Police
Suspect In Murder Of 25-Year-Old Nabbed In CT: Police A man accused of murdering a 25-year-old Connecticut man in April 2023 has been apprehended, according to authorities. Bridgeport Police announced that on Monday, June 12, Andre Johnson was arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Aaron Hunt. Johnson, aged 28, was wanted in relation to the incident since May 2023, when investigators announced him as the primary suspect for the April 2023 murder of Hunt. Police first responded to the scene of the crime on April 26 at approximately 8:15 p.m., when a ShotSpotter gunshot detection device notified them of an incident on the 100 block of Denver…
Deadly Shooting: 26-Year-Old Waterbury Man ID'd As Victim Deadly Shooting: 26-Year-Old Waterbury Man ID'd As Victim
Deadly Shooting: 26-Year-Old Waterbury Man ID'd As Victim A 26-year-old Connecticut man who was shot and killed over the weekend has been identified by police. The shooting took place in New Haven County around 5 a.m., Sunday, June 4, between North Main Street at Division Street in Waterbury. According to Lt. Robert Davis of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to the area of the shooting and found an unoccupied vehicle and evidence of a shooting. The victim, identified as Akeem Campbell, of Waterbury, was taken by private car to St. Vincent's Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Davis said. This incident remains under investigation b…
Update: ID's Released For 2 Killed In Waterbury Crash Update: ID's Released For 2 Killed In Waterbury Crash
Update: ID's Released For 2 Killed In Waterbury Crash Police have released the identities of a Connecticut man and a woman killed in a single-vehicle crash. The crash took place in New Haven County around 11:10 p.m., Sunday, March 5 in Waterbury at Long Hill Road and Transit Street.  A preliminary investigation determined that the car's driver, identified as 24-year-old Dashon Ortiz, of Waterbury, lost control of his 2008 Honda Civic in the area of Long Hill Road at Transit Street, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. Earlier story: Double Fatal Crash: 24-Year-Old Man, 22-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victims In Waterbury The c…
Double Fatal Crash: 24-Year-Old Man, 22-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victims  In Waterbury Double Fatal Crash: 24-Year-Old Man, 22-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victims  In Waterbury
Double Fatal Crash: 24-Year-Old Man, 22-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victims In Waterbury A Connecticut man and woman were killed after the driver lost control of his 2008 Honda Civic, authorities said. The crash took place in New Haven County around 11:10 p.m., Sunday, March 5 in Waterbury at Long Hill Road and Transit Street.  A preliminary investigation determined that the car's driver, identified as a 24-year-old Waterbury man, lost control of the vehicle in the area of Long Hill Road at Transit Street, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. The car then collided with two unoccupied parked vehicles and a house located at 165 Long Hill Road causi…
Gang Member AKA 'Big Bro' Distributed Drugs In Waterbury, Gets Years In Prison Gang Member AKA 'Big Bro' Distributed Drugs In Waterbury, Gets Years In Prison
Gang Member AKA 'Big Bro' Distributed Drugs In Waterbury, Gets Years In Prison A street gang member will spend years in prison after continuing to distribute drugs in Waterbury even while he was out on bond.  Waterbury resident Jerrell Jamison, age 30, also known as “Rell” and “Big Bro,” was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday, Feb. 24 for distributing narcotics, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.  Jamison's sentencing is the result of an investigation into gangs, drug trafficking, and illegal gun possession in Waterbury that identified him as a suspect. On April 16, 2019, a court-authorized search o…
Waterbury Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine Waterbury Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine
Waterbury Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine A Connecticut drug dealer has been sentenced to prison for supplying heroin to a member of a Waterbury-area drug trafficking ring. Former New Haven County resident Jesus Nieves, aka "Pop," age 38, formerly of Waterbury, and Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 23 to 63 months in prison, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2020, the DEA New Haven Task Force and Waterbury Police Department began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization that was distributing l…
Accused Naugatuck Baby Killer Faces Judge, Bond Set At $6.4M Accused Naugatuck Baby Killer Faces Judge, Bond Set At $6.4M
Accused Naugatuck Baby Killer Faces Judge, Bond Set At $6.4M The man who allegedly brutally murdered his 11-month-old daughter and then dismembered her was ordered held on a $6.4 million bond, according to multiple reports. Christopher Francisquini appeared in court in New Haven County in Waterbury around 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5. He was apprehended in New Haven County around 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Waterbury after two weeks on the run, said the Naugatuck Police. Francisquini, age 31, of Naugatuck, was wanted for stabbing and dismembering Camilla Francisquini on Friday, Nov. 18 in Naugatuck, police said. Dressed in a white Tyvek jumpsuit and f…
Video Shows Waterbury Bus Stop Arrest Of Accused Naugatuck Baby Killer Christopher Francisquini Video Shows Waterbury Bus Stop Arrest Of Accused Naugatuck Baby Killer Christopher Francisquini
Video Shows Waterbury Bus Stop Arrest Of Accused Naugatuck Baby Killer Christopher Francisquini Dramatic bodycam footage showing the bus stop capture of  the 31-year-old Connecticut dad accused of killing and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter has been released by authorities (scroll for video). Earlier report: Caught! Naugatuck Father Wanted For Stabbing Dismembering Toddler Apprehended, Police Say Christopher Francisquini, of Naugatuck, is seen calmly standing at a bus stop on Meadow Street in Waterbury, wearing a ski mask and dressed in all black. Dozens of law enforcement officials who had gathered at the scene, where the Naugatuck dad was spotted by a former classmate, orde…
Waterbury Police Lieutenant Charged With DUI/Drugs Following Crash, Cops Say Waterbury Police Lieutenant Charged With DUI/Drugs Following Crash, Cops Say
Waterbury Police Lieutenant Charged With DUI/Drugs Following Crash, Cops Say A police lieutenant in Connecticut has been charged with alleged following a crash. The incident took place in New Haven County on Sunday, Oct. 30 around 1:15 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 on Highland Avenue in Waterbury. Waterbury Police responded to the area of 840 Highland Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle accident. Officers located a pickup truck that had been traveling northbound on Highland Avenue when the driver veered off the roadway and sideswiped a parked unoccupied vehicle and fence, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. The driver of the truck was identified as …
Man Killed After Losing Control Of ATV On In Waterbury, Police Say Man Killed After Losing Control Of ATV On In Waterbury, Police Say
Man Killed After Losing Control Of ATV On In Waterbury, Police Say Police have released the identity of a man killed in an ATV crash. The incident took place in New Haven County around 9:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police, Jose Albino-Mirabal, age 29, of Waterbury was driving an ATV in the area of 21 East Farms St., when he lost control of the vehicle and landed on his head in the roadway. Albino-Mirabal was transported to Waterbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead by hospital staff. The accident is under investigation by the Waterbury Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit.  An…
31-Year-Old Killed After Van Collides With Scooter On Waterbury Roadway 31-Year-Old Killed After Van Collides With Scooter On Waterbury Roadway
31-Year-Old Killed After Van Collides With Scooter On Waterbury Roadway A 31-year-old man riding a scooter was hit and killed during a crash with a van in Connecticut. The incident took place in New Haven County around 6:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 in Waterbury in the area of 1015 Meriden Road. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to a crash of a scooter and a van and found the 31-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. The man was transported to Saint Mary's Hospital where he died, Bessette said. The driver of the van was evaluated on the scene and did not require any further medical treatment, police said. The…
19-Year-Old Killed In 2-Vehicle Waterbury Crash 19-Year-Old Killed In 2-Vehicle Waterbury Crash
19-Year-Old Killed In 2-Vehicle Waterbury Crash A 19-year-old Connecticut resident was killed in an early morning two-vehicle crash. The crash took place in New Haven County around 5:20 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Waterbury. According to Waterbury Police Lt. Ryan Bessette, officers responded to the area of 885 Watertown Ave., and found two vehicles, with both drivers injured. One of the drivers received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. The other, identified as a 19-year-old Waterbury resident, died from his injuries at an area hospital, Bessette said.  A parked unoccupied vehicle was also struck and sustai…
Third Waterbury School Sheltering In Place After Social Media Threat, Police Say Third Waterbury School Sheltering In Place After Social Media Threat, Police Say
Third Waterbury School Sheltering In Place After Social Media Threat, Police Say A third Connecticut school is sheltering in place following a social media threat. The latest threat, in New Haven County, was directed at Crosby High School in Waterbury. The threat came on Tuesday, Sept. 27 via social media, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police Department. Although police did not elaborate on the threat. "As a precaution, a shelter-in-place has been initiated along with additional police presence at the school throughout the day," Bessette said. Earlier report: Pair Of Schools In Waterbury Operating Under Shelter-In-Place Order After Social Media Threat …
Detective From Wolcott Arrested Following Off-Duty Waterbury Shooting, Police Say Detective From Wolcott Arrested Following Off-Duty Waterbury Shooting, Police Say
Detective From Wolcott Arrested Following Off-Duty Waterbury Shooting, Police Say A Connecticut police detective was arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the hand while off-duty. Harford Police Department Det. Gregory Thomas, age 39, of Wolcott, was arrested and charged in New Haven County in connection to a shooting in Waterbury on Sunday, Sept. 4. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police Department, officers responded to the area of Kingsley Court just before 5 a.m. on a report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his left hand, Bessette said. The victim was transported to Saint&nb…
Police Renew Call For Information 18 Years After Disappearance Of Waterbury Man Police Renew Call For Information 18 Years After Disappearance Of Waterbury Man
Police Renew Call For Information 18 Years After Disappearance Of Waterbury Man Eighteen years after the disappearance of a Connecticut man, investigators are imploring the public for leads. New Haven County resident Billy Smolinski Jr., of Waterbury, was reported missing on Aug. 24, 2004, the Waterbury Police Department said. In an announcement on Wednesday, Aug. 24, authorities renewed a call for information, saying they continue to investigate the case and follow up on any leads. More information about Smolinski can be found here, police said. Police asked anyone with information about Smolinski's disappearance to call the WPD Detective Bureau at 203-574…
Waterbury Murder Victim Identified By Police Waterbury Murder Victim Identified By Police
Waterbury Murder Victim Identified By Police A Connecticut man who was found shot lying on the ground outside a parking lot area has been identified by police. Lechard Santos, age 32, of Waterbury, was found around 12:47 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 outside of the Berties West Indian Restaurant. Santos was transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. An investigation indicated that an altercation occurred earlier outside the restaurant and Santos was shot, Bessette said. There is no suspect information available at this time, he added. The Waterbury P…
Owner Of Waterbury Social Club Gunned Down In Parking Lot, 1 Arrested, Police Say Owner Of Waterbury Social Club Gunned Down In Parking Lot, 1 Arrested, Police Say
Owner Of Waterbury Social Club Gunned Down In Parking Lot, 1 Arrested, Police Say The owner of a popular Connecticut social club was shot and killed outside his business during an altercation outside the club. The shooting took place in New Haven County in Waterbury around 11:10 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Salsa Tropical Social Club. Police responded to the area of the club after receiving a shot fired complaint and located evidence of a crime scene outside in the parking lot, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. Officers learned that a victim, identified as Dennis Santos, age 51 of Waterbury, was transported to Waterbury Hospital prior …
Waterbury Man, 28, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash, Driver Critical Waterbury Man, 28, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash, Driver Critical
Waterbury Man, 28, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash, Driver Critical A 28-year-old Connecticut was killed in a single-vehicle crash that left the driver in critical condition. The crash took place in New Haven County around 8:15 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 in Waterbury, in the area of 909 East Main St. When police responded to the report of a collision they located a vehicle that struck a wall in a private parking lot, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 26-year-old resident of Waterbury, was transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he is considered to be in critical condition, Bessette said. …
Waterbury Shooting Leaves Man, 18, Dead, Cops Say Waterbury Shooting Leaves Man, 18, Dead, Cops Say
Waterbury Shooting Leaves Man, 18, Dead, Cops Say An 18-year-old Connecticut man was found shot to death on a city street. The incident took place in Waterbury just after midnight on Thursday, July 21 on Willow Street. The man was found when Waterbury Police officers responded to a complaint of shots fired in the area of Willow Street, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. During an investigation, officers located evidence of shots fired and a male victim who had sustained fatal gunshot wounds, Bessette said. The victim, of Waterbury, was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel, he added. Police have not…