Road Rage Shooting Closes Busy CT Street Road Rage Shooting Closes Busy CT Street
Road Rage Shooting Closes Busy CT Street A road rage incident in Connecticut in which one person was shot and seriously injured has closed a busy street. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at 395 Broad St., in Bristol. According to Lt. Geoffrey Lund of the Bristol Police, Broad Street is closed between Emmett Street and Todd Street due to the ongoing investigation. This area is expected to be closed through the afternoon. The man shot was airlifted to a trauma center, and the second person involved remained on the scene, Lund said. "There is no threat to the public, and this is an…
3 Young CT Runners Struck By Car, Injured 3 Young CT Runners Struck By Car, Injured
3 Young CT Runners Struck By Car, Injured Three minors were struck and injured by a car while jogging along a Connecticut roadway. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in Glastonbury. According to Lt. Kevin Szydlo of the Glastonbury Police, the three were running near Hubbard and Maple Streets when they were struck by a car. All three were transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford for evaluation and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Szydlo said. The car's driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the police investigation. Szydlo added that a p…
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Northern Westchester Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Northern Westchester
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Northern Westchester A person was killed in an afternoon crash on a busy highway in Northern Westchester after striking a tree, police said. The crash happened on Sunday, April 14 around 3:15 p.m. on Interstate 684 North in Bedford, when a vehicle left the roadway near mile marker 13.9 north of Exit 4 (Route 172) and collided with a tree, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Tuesday, April 16. Earlier Report - Serious Crash Causes Delays On I-684 In Bedford The driver, whose name has not yet been released pending notification of their family, was killed in the crash.  The incident c…
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman Last Seen In Fairfield County Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman Last Seen In Fairfield County
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman Last Seen In Fairfield County Authorities are asking the public for help locating a missing Connecticut woman who has been missing for two weeks. According to Connecticut State Police, Troop L, 44-year-old Litchfield County resident Elizabeth Gyurko of the town of Litchfield, was last seen in Fairfield County in the Danbury area on Sunday, April 7. Police said Gyurko was wearing black jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. She is described as 5 feet, 89 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Connecticut State Police at 860-626-7900 and reference case number 2400148…
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Police are investigating after a man's body was found floating in a lake in Connecticut. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:15 a.m., Monday, April 15, at Lake Whitney in Hamden, near Hartford Turnpike and Rogers Road. According to Capt. Anthony Diaz of the Hamden Police officers responded to the scene and found the man, who was dead. Diaz said Hamden Fire Department personnel removed him from the water and took him to the Medical Examiner's Office. A preliminary investigation did not show any signs of trauma. An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday, April …
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police A former Connecticut court employee has found himself on the other side of the courtroom after allegedly impersonating an FBI agent. New Haven resident Perry Charnas, age 39, was arrested by New Haven Police on an open warrant Tuesday, April 9. According to Wilton Police, Charnas attempted to impersonate an FBI agent after making several phone calls to the agency in October 2022. During the calls, he allegedly made a false report about a domestic incident at an address in Wilton. No other details about the alleged crimes were released. Charnas is charged with criminal impersonation and …
I-84 Crash: Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child In CT I-84 Crash: Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child In CT
I-84 Crash: Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child In CT A woman from Massachusetts has been arrested after she allegedly drove drunk and crashed on a Connecticut interstate with her 1-year-old child in the car. The Hartford County crash happened on Saturday, April 13 in the town of Southington, according to Connecticut State Police. Just before 7:30 p.m. that day, 36-year-old Elizabeth Silva was reportedly driving drunk, heading west on I-84 near exit 28 when police said she rear-ended another vehicle, which then spun and crashed into a third car. The three people in the first car Silva hit — a 20-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man, and a 58-…
Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident
Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident A 51-year-old Fairfield County man was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after allegedly stabbing his partner multiple times. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 11:10 a.m. on Mountain Laurel Road on Sunday, April 14. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the victim, is in serious condition following the stabbing during a domestic dispute. Arrested was Robert Van Weddle of Fairfield. He was charged with: Criminal attempt to commit murder  Assault Disorderly conduct Weddle was held on bond and transported to Bridgeport Superior Court this morning…
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Two vape shop employees were charged with the alleged possession of marijuana with intent to sell in Fairfield County after police seized more than seven pounds of pot at a vape shop not licensed to sell marijuana. The two employees, Nusrat Shaika, age 20, of the Bronx, and MD Shohidul Joy, age 19, of Queens, were arrested on Thursday, April 11, during the execution of a search warrant at Smoke House 1 Vape Shop in Norwalk.  According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, officers from the Norwalk Police, and the state Department of Consumer Protection Smoke House, the warrant was…
Man Drives Car Off Greenwich Roadway Into Coastal Rocks Man Drives Car Off Greenwich Roadway Into Coastal Rocks
Man Drives Car Off Greenwich Roadway Into Coastal Rocks First responders rescued an elderly driver in Fairfield County after he drove off the end of a roadway and landed on the rocks keeping him from driving into Long Island Sound. According to Assistant Chief Mark Zuccerella of the Greenwich Police, the incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, when the man drove off the end of Steamboat Road. "Due to low tide, no water rescue was needed," Zuccerella said. The driver sustained an ankle injury and was transported to Stamford Hospital.  Greenwich Police did not identify the driver.  The investigation into why the sub…
Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say
Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged disorderly conduct following a dispute between a landlord and a tenant. Darien resident Robert Snyder, age 57, was arrested on Sunday, April 7. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police officers took a report regarding an issue a landlord was having with a tenant. The complainant said that when entering a shared common area, the complainant and Snyder had a verbal confrontation, which was witnessed by another person, Skoumbros said. The altercation was videotaped and played for officers. Officers responded to a Kelsey St…
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say 2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say Two people in a week have been the victim of a pickpocket at a Fairfield County Trader Joe's. The first incident occurred on Monday, April 1, at the store at 436 Post Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, a woman told officers she was shopping at Trader Joe's around 12:45 p.m. when she realized her wallet was missing from her purse after shopping in the store. Skoumbros said the victim stated that before she could cancel her credit cards, she received a text alert from one of her cards about a fraudulent purchase at the Apple store in the SoNo Collectio…
Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say
Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been accused of driving drunk after she allegedly backed into a mailbox and failed field sobriety tests. Kiana Diaz, age 26, of Newtown, was busted in Wilton on Range Road at 12:08 a.m. on Monday, April 1. According to Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police, police on the scene found that Diaz had backed a 2024 blue Kia Seltos in a mailbox.  During an investigation, it was determined that Diaz was exhibiting several signs of alcohol impairment and was asked to perform field sobriety tests which she failed, Tornello said. Diaz was charged w…
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say A 31-year-old Connecticut man was nabbed for allegedly using several forged checks to spend $5,000 at Costco, police say. Daniel H. Falvey, age 31, of East Hartford, was charged on Thursday, March 28, on an active warrant and charged with larceny and issuing a bad check. According to Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Falvey's arrest stems from a January investigation in which police found he used several forged checks from an East Hartford business to purchase the items at Costco. Falvey was released on a $10,000 surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Manchester…
CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old
CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old A Connecticut man has been accused of sending explicit images to a girl in the Midwest. Detectives at the Jackson Police Department in Missouri determined Litchfield County resident Carter Denlinger, of Bridgewater, sent Snapchats to the 13-year-old in their jurisdiction. Connecticut State Police detectives then joined the investigation, and an arrest warrant was issued in Missouri. Denlinger, age 25, was located in Bridgewater on Friday, April 12, and taken into custody as an extradition arrest, state police said. He is being held on a $1 million dollar bond and is due to …
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT A 32-year-old has been identified as the victim of an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the westbound side in Hartford. A 2012 Honda Pilot EXL was driving near the entrance ramp to I-91 when officials say it hit a pedestrian before stopping in the left lane. The pedestrian, identified as Litchfield County resident Raphael Rodriguez, of Torrington, suffered severe life-threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead, according to …
Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Apartment, Threatening Residents: Police Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Apartment, Threatening Residents: Police
Duo Nabbed After Breaking Into CT Apartment, Threatening Residents: Police Two men were slapped with a heap of criminal charges after invading a Connecticut apartment and threatening those inside with a knife, police announced. The arrests stemmed from an incident in Middlesex County on Tuesday, April 9 just after 7:45 p.m., when a disturbance at a residence on Main Street in Essex was reported to authorities, according to Connecticut State Police. Arriving troopers soon met with two victims inside their apartment who told them they were not injured. The victims then added that two men known to them had broken into the apartment while holding a knife. However, one…
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Fairfield County, Police Say Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Fairfield County, Police Say
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Fairfield County, Police Say A 26-year-old has been accused of driving the wrong way while drunk and striking a police cruiser in an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. Just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, Connecticut State Police received the report of the wrong-way driver in the area of Exit 8 in Danbury.  The vehicle was then stopped off Exit 11 in Newtown, state police said.  After an investigation, the operator, 26-year-old Danbury resident Ney Carrasco-Guerrero was placed under arrest and charged with: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and…
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges, including operating under the influence, following a crash with his children in the car in which he had to be revived with Narcan, police say. The incident occurred on I-95 in Westport on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Alexander Gomez, age 33, of Westport, was charged on Thursday, April 11, by Connecticut State Police following an investigation. According to the arrest report, a state police officer was patrolling I-95 in Westport when he saw a grey Infiniti travel across all three travel lanes into the grassy area of the Exit 18 gore area. The…
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, 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…
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash 17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash A teen girl is dead, and a teen boy was seriously injured in a rollover crash on a busy Connecticut highway. The crash occurred in New Haven on I-91 southbound around 10 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Isabela Jane Osler, age 17, of Branford in New Haven County, was killed after she was ejected from a 1993 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in during the crash with a truck and flatbed trailer. The driver, a New Haven County 17-year-old boy from Hamden, was seriously injured and transported to Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, state police said. Accordin…
Road Rage: CT Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On I-95, Police Say Road Rage: CT Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On I-95, Police Say
Road Rage: CT Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On I-95, 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…
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash This story has been updated. A 42-year-old Fairfield County man has been identified as the victim of a fiery single-vehicle crash. The collision occurred around 4:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, on Route 8, south of Exit 7. According to Connecticut State Police, Antoni Marcos Rodrigues-Deoliveira, of Bridgeport, was driving southbound in the right lane when his 2014 Ford Econoline van drifted across both travel lanes, entered the grassy median, and struck the concrete bridge abutment for the White Plains Road overpass.  Following the impact, the van became fully engulfed in f…
Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering
Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering Police are investigating and asking the public for help after a teenage girl was allegedly assaulted in a park during a large gathering of juveniles in Fairfield County.  The incident occurred in Greenwich around 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Byram Park. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police officers responded to Byram Park on a report of a large group of juveniles and young adults who had gathered after hours.  As the group was being disbursed, officers located a teenage girl who had been the victim of an assault. The victim was transported to a hospital, whe…
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT 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…
New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash
New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In 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…
Report Of Possible Weapon At School In Wilton Leads To Police Response Report Of Possible Weapon At School In Wilton Leads To Police Response
Report Of Possible Weapon At School In Wilton Leads To Police Response Police quickly responded to a school in Fairfield County after a report of a relative of a student who may have had a weapon. At around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in Wilton, administrators at Middlebrook Middle School in Wilton received the report from a staff member, who believed he had overheard a student stating his brother had a weapon in his vehicle.  At that time, the location of the vehicle was unknown, and there was no indication it would be on school property. School administration called the Wilton Police Department and provided a description of the vehicle. …
Greenwich, Stamford Firefighters Help Battle Intense Blaze At Residence Greenwich, Stamford Firefighters Help Battle Intense Blaze At Residence
Greenwich, Stamford Firefighters Help Battle Intense Blaze At Residence Firefighters from several departments spent hours fighting a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that required nearly 100,000 gallons of water and an excavator to completely extinguish. Updated Report - Update: Funds Come To Pound Ridge Firefighter Hurt In Blaze The blaze began on Monday morning, April 8 at a residence on Long Ridge Road in Bedford, according to the Bedford Fire Department. After crews arrived at the home at around 7:30 a.m., they searched the building and found no one inside. Firefighters then began dousing the flames, which were tearing through the sides and r…
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury 3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Three people were able to escape a Fairfield County house fire without injury. The fire occurred in New Canaan on White Shade Oak Lane around 11:40 p.m., Monday, April 8. According to Jill Stayman with the New Canaan Fire Department, the fire started at the rear of the two-car garage and extended into the attic area above it. The three occupants in the home were alerted to the fire when the smoke detector was activated. All were able to self-evacuate without injury, Stayman said.  New Canaan firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and prevent its extension into …
Ridgefield Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Ridgefield Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash
Ridgefield Woman, 30, ID'd As Victim In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash A 30-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a wrong-way driver fatal crash on I-84 in the Hudson Valley. Related: Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed In Hudson Valley The crash occurred in Putnam County around 4 a.m. Monday, April 8, near mile marker 68 eastbound on I-84 in the town of Southeast. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, a Subaru Cross Trek driven by Alexandra R. Quinn, age 30, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck an eastbound 2024 Volvo tractor-trailer. Quinn was pronounced de…