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Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say
Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say A 34-year-old New York man surrendered to police in Connecticut for allegedly stealing more than $385,000 in custom electrical components and specialized tools and pawning them. Northern Westchester County resident Ryan Jensen of South Salem turned himself in on Friday, May 3, in Fairfield County. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Jensen was a foreman working for Mars Electric out of Bethel, who was contracted to perform a large electrical project at ASML at 77 Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton beginning in July 2022. In October 2023, a significant num…
29-Year-Old Driving Drunk Caught Speeding On Route 7 In Wilton: Police 29-Year-Old Driving Drunk Caught Speeding On Route 7 In Wilton: Police
29-Year-Old Driving Drunk Caught Speeding On Route 7 In Wilton: Police A 29-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after he was seen speeding on a busy road in Fairfield County, police said. Bethel resident Jason Murillo was arrested on Sunday, April 28 after he was pulled over on Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton, Wilton Police announced.  According to the department, just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Murillo's red 2023 Genesis GV70 was pulled over by officers after it was allegedly seen speeding.  After officers began talking with Murillo, they saw that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, authorities said. Murillo…
19-Year-Old Fairfield County Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash 19-Year-Old Fairfield County Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash
19-Year-Old Fairfield County Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash A teenager was killed and four others hospitalized in an overnight single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Tolland County in the town of Willington. A 2007 Subaru Legacy with five occupants, all from the town of Bethel in Fairfield County, was traveling southbound on River Road when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn, according to Connecticut State Police. One of the passengers, 19-year-old Maria Damata sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead, said police. The driver, a 21-year-old man,…
Woman Nabbed Going 20 MPH Over Speed Limit While Drunk On St. Pat's Day In Wilton, Police Say Woman Nabbed Going 20 MPH Over Speed Limit While Drunk On St. Pat's Day In Wilton, Police Say
Woman Nabbed Going 20 MPH Over Speed Limit While Drunk On St. Pat's Day In Wilton, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and speeding on a Connecticut road, authorities said. The Fairfield County incident happened on the night of St. Partick’s Day (Sunday, March 17) in the town of Wilton. Just before 10 p.m., 35-year-old Amanda Oboy was reportedly driving her Jeep down Danbury Road (Route 7) near Cricket Lane going 54 miles per hour (nearly 20 over the speed limit of 35). Police said Oboy, who is from Bethel, appeared to be under the influence and failed a sobriety test. She was arrested and her blood alcohol level was allegedly at 0.1033. O…
Bethel Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse That Killed Stamford Man: DA Bethel Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse That Killed Stamford Man: DA
Bethel Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse That Killed Stamford Man: DA A Connecticut contractor has been criminally charged in connection to a trench collapse at a construction site in New York that killed a 46-year-old man, officials announced. Fairfield County resident Michael Conway of Bethel, age 59, was arraigned in Westchester County Court on criminal charges in connection to the fatal collapse, which happened in Mamaroneck in May 2021 and killed Stamford resident Jose Vega, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, Feb. 26.  Earlier Report - Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Trench In Westchester Conway is the di…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield 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 …
Fairfield County Woman Charged With DUI For Driving Wrong Direction On Highway Fairfield County Woman Charged With DUI For Driving Wrong Direction On Highway
Fairfield County Woman Charged With DUI For Driving Wrong Direction On Highway A Connecticut woman was charged with alleged driving under the influence after causing a crash while driving in the wrong direction, according to State Police. Fairfield County resident Heather Maton, age 55, of Bethel, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 4 around 12:30 a.m. in New Haven County in the town of Seymour. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers responded to a crash involving a Jeep and a Lexus which was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Route 8 on Sunday, Feb. 4 at about 12:30 a.m. Maton reported no injuries, according to police.  The driver of the Jeep rep…
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…
Bethel Man Charged With Sexual Assault For Performing Fake Medical Study, Police Say Bethel Man Charged With Sexual Assault For Performing Fake Medical Study, Police Say
Bethel Man Charged With Sexual Assault For Performing Fake Medical Study, Police Say Connecticut State Police are working to identify potential victims of a business owner who allegedly solicited female victims for a weird fake medical study, in which he would use various instruments as well as his own hands and ears to manipulate and listen to their abdomens.  Fairfield County resident Brian Casella, age 35, of Bethel, was charged on Friday, Nov. 17 with sexual assault and released on a $10,000 bond.   State Police first became aware of Casella's "studies" when a victim came forward in August to say that she felt she had been sexually assaulted by her employ…
Danbury Fire Chief Receives Award Of Valor For Saving Trench Accident Victim Danbury Fire Chief Receives Award Of Valor For Saving Trench Accident Victim
Danbury Fire Chief Receives Award Of Valor For Saving Trench Accident Victim A Fairfield County fire chief has been named the winner of the Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor for rescuing a man from a trench collapse by Firehouse Magazine. The award reflects a larger mission about what it means to be brave in the face of danger, the magazine said. According to the magazine, Danbury Fire Chief Richard Thode was packing for a trip on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, when he received a call from another chief alerting him to a trench collapse in Bethel just a half-mile from his home.  The victim was buried by the load and trapped between the plywood of a&nb…
'Deviant, Destructive': Bethel Man Gets Prison Time For Raping Child 'Deviant, Destructive': Bethel Man Gets Prison Time For Raping Child
'Deviant, Destructive': Bethel Man Gets Prison Time For Raping Child A Connecticut man will spend more than a decade in prison for raping a child in New York's Hudson Valley. Fairfield County resident Patrick Lynch of Bethel, age 44, was sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Orange County Court to 18 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision. According to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler, Lynch had previously admitted in court that he had engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than 13 years old, including at least one act of sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct, or aggravated…
New Bethel Eatery Praised As 'Five-Star Michelin Quality Restaurant' New Bethel Eatery Praised As 'Five-Star Michelin Quality Restaurant'
New Bethel Eatery Praised As 'Five-Star Michelin Quality Restaurant' A new American fusion restaurant in Northern Fairfield County has delighted diners in the months since its launching. Dragonfly, located in Bethel at 55 Stony Hill Road, opened its doors to the public in November of 2022.  Already, the cozy cottage-style eatery has gotten rave reviews for its selection of dishes and intimate atmosphere. Posted by Dragonfly on Thursday, December 8, 2022 "Fantastic dinner," wrote Joann A. of Danbury on the restaurant's Yelp page. "Great vibe & can't wait to dine outside." She noted that she enjoyed her crab cake appetizer and scallop with risotto en…
'Something For Everyone': New Bethel Shop Has Treats For Pooches, People 'Something For Everyone': New Bethel Shop Has Treats For Pooches, People
'Something For Everyone': New Bethel Shop Has Treats For Pooches, People A trip to the pet shop is doubly enjoyable now that humans can pick up an exotic snack for themselves as they shop for treats for their furry friends.  Nips and Paws in Bethel, located at 268 Greenwood Ave., opened on Saturday, April 1, and has something for everyone.  Half of the store is dedicated to dog accessories and treats, and the other half is filled with snacks for humans from around the world. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nips & Paws (@nipsandpawsshop) Michelle Bangash, who also teaches high school history, la…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region The most potent winter storm of the season has resulted in scores of school closures and slippery travel conditions. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources on Tuesday morning, Feb. 28. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, 1.8  inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 3.5 inches Herricks, 3.5 inches Suffolk County Commack, 5 inches Centereach, 4.5 inches Mattituck, 4.5 inches Mount Sina, 4.5 inches Bridgehampton, 4.4 inches Rockland County Stony Point, 6.1 inc…
$100K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Bethel Gas Station $100K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Bethel Gas Station
$100K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Bethel Gas Station One lucky person is $100,000 richer after buying a winning lottery ticket in Fairfield County.  The $100,000 CASH5 ticket was sold on Friday, Feb. 3 in Bethel at the Haris @ Razi Petroleum gas station, CT Lottery announced on Monday, Feb. 6.  The gas station is located at 33-35 Grassy Plains St.  Connecticut Lottery did not reveal any details about who bought the winning ticket. 
'Touched Lives Of So Many': Mother Dies In Bethel Murder-Suicide, Thousands Raised For Family 'Touched Lives Of So Many': Mother Dies In Bethel Murder-Suicide, Thousands Raised For Family
'Touched Lives Of So Many': Mother Dies In Bethel Murder-Suicide, Thousands Raised For Family After a murder-suicide that left two people dead in Bethel, thousands of dollars have been raised for the family of the beloved woman who was killed.  Earlier Report - IDs Released For Bethel Murder-Suicide Victims Traci-Marie Jones, age 52, was found dead in Bethel along with her estranged husband, Lester Jones, age 58, on Tuesday, Jan. 31 around 11:50 p.m. after police responded to their home on Reservoir Street when neighbors heard yelling.  The couple was found to have died from gunshot wounds. Traci-Marie Jones was shot in the head and chest and was determined…
IDs Released For Bethel Murder-Suicide Victims IDs Released For Bethel Murder-Suicide Victims
IDs Released For Bethel Murder-Suicide Victims A man and a woman found dead from gunshot wounds in a Fairfield County home have been identified by the state's chief medical examiner's office. The couple was found in Bethel around 11:50 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 on Reservoir Street after police responded to a report of yelling coming from the home. Inside, Bethel Police officers found Traci-Marie Jones, age 52, and Lester Jones, age 58, dead from gunshot wounds. The medical examiner's office released the identities of both victims, saying Traci-Marie Jones died from head and trunk gunshots and was the victim of a homicide, while …
2 Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide In Fairfield County 2 Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide In Fairfield County
2 Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide In Fairfield County Yelling coming from a home in Northern Fairfield County led police to discover two people shot inside. The incident took place in Bethel around 11:50 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 on Reservoir Street. The Bethel Police Department received a call about yelling coming from a home. When officers responded, they found a man and woman inside the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, said the Bethel Police Department. Officers began treating the couple, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The man was taken to Danbury Hospital where he was also pronounced dead. The iden…
Accused Sexual Predator From Fairfield County Nabbed By Police In NY Accused Sexual Predator From Fairfield County Nabbed By Police In NY
Accused Sexual Predator From Fairfield County Nabbed By Police In NY An accused sexual predator from Connecticut is behind bars without bail after allegedly sexually assaulting a child under the age of 11 years old in the Hudson Valley. Fairfield County resident Patrick Lynch, age 41, of Bethel, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 18 following an indictment for predatory sexual assault of a child, by an Orange County grand jury, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. The arrest was made in conjunction with Orange County Child Protective Services and Bethel Police Department in Connecticut after receiving a law enforcement tip in July of 2020, N…
'A Dream For Me': High School Senior From Fairfield County To Join Division I Team 'A Dream For Me': High School Senior From Fairfield County To Join Division I Team
'A Dream For Me': High School Senior From Fairfield County To Join Division I Team A talented senior from a high school in Fairfield County will play for a Division I women's equestrian team in college.  Bethel resident Emily Clee, a senior at the Wooster School in Danbury, will join Auburn University's Divison I women's equestrian team after she graduates, according to Wooster School officials.  Already a skilled rider, Clee has proved herself in competitions, including top honors in the 2022 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search 3* in Northern Westchester at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show in North Salem.  The sport is nothing new for her, as…
Popular Family-Run Supermarket Opens New Location In Fairfield County Popular Family-Run Supermarket Opens New Location In Fairfield County
Popular Family-Run Supermarket Opens New Location In Fairfield County A family-run supermarket has expanded to a new location in Fairfield County. Caraluzzi’s Markets opened its new Danbury location at 102 Mill Plain Road earlier this month. The owners also operate locations in Bethel, Wilton, and Newtown, along with numerous wine and spirits stores. The owners said the Danbury location is unique to the other three supermarket locations, as it also offers traditional wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas, along with expanded café offerings such as acai bowls, soft serve ice cream, and smoothies. "The market is beautiful and laid out nicely," Bil…
ID Released For Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed In Hit-Run Crash ID Released For Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed In Hit-Run Crash
ID Released For Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed In Hit-Run Crash Police in Connecticut have identified a Fairfield County man who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash. John W. Capodanno, age 64, of Bethel, was killed around 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 in Litchfield County in the area of 177 Danbury Road in New Milford. According to New Milford Police, Capodanno was crossing the street when he was struck and killed by a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Maria Bosch, age 41, of New Milford. Bosch, who was not injured, fled the scene but her vehicle was found at a nearby apartment complex, police said. She is cooperating with the police, officials…
Fairfield County Woman Wins $100,000 CT Lottery CASH5 Prize Fairfield County Woman Wins $100,000 CT Lottery CASH5 Prize
Fairfield County Woman Wins $100,000 CT Lottery Cash5 Prize Connecticut Lottery announced the latest residents who claimed major prizes. An unnamed New Haven County resident, from Naugatuck, claimed a $1,000,000 prize from a "Win up to $5,000 a month for life second edition" ticket purchased at Stop One Mart LLC, the lottery reported on Monday, Aug. 8. CT Lottery said the store is at the Mobil gas station, located at 282 South Main St. in Naugatuck. The lottery also announced that Fairfield County resident Gloria Rubis, of Monroe, claimed a $100,000 CASH5 prize from a ticket purchased at Big Y World Class Market, located at 83 Stony Hill Road …
Woman, Man From Fairfield County Each Win $20K In CT Lottery Woman, Man From Fairfield County Each Win $20K In CT Lottery
Woman, Man From Fairfield County Each Win $20K In CT Lottery Connecticut Lottery announced a group of new prize winners, including a resident who claimed a $100,000 prize. An unnamed New Britain resident claimed a $100,000 Cashworld 11 prize from a ticket purchased at Quick N Easy, located at 1517 Stanley St. in New Britain, CT Lottery announced on Thursday, July 28. On Wednesday, July 27, CT Lottery also announced the following winners: Hartford County resident Jerrod Delagrave, of Plantsville, claimed a $50,000 Spicy Hot Cash prize from a ticket purchased at Fas Mart #302 in Newington. Middlesex County resident Jacqueline Etheridge, of Portl…
Man Rescued From Fairfield County Trench Collapse By Rescuers Who Dug By Hand At Times Man Rescued From Fairfield County Trench Collapse By Rescuers Who Dug By Hand At Times
Man Rescued From Fairfield County Trench Collapse By Rescuers Who Dug By Hand At Times A worker is in serious condition after being buried up to his neck in a trench collapse that had rescuers digging by hand at times to save the man. The incident took place in Northern Fairfield County around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 in Bethel on Budd Drive in the Stony Hill district. Stony Hill firefighters arrived on the scene and found a man buried up to his chin in a 13-15 foot trench that had collapsed, said Assistant Chief Patrick Magyar, of the Stony Hill Fire Department. The man was conscious and talking when rescuers arrived on the scene, Magyar said.  Once additional…
Fairfield County Man Admits To Underpayment Of $500K In Income Taxes Fairfield County Man Admits To Underpayment Of $500K In Income Taxes
Fairfield County Man Admits To Underpayment Of $500K In Income Taxes A Fairfield County business owner is facing federal prison time after admitting to underpaying more than $500,000 in income taxes. Bethel resident Timothy P. Draper, age 54, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion Monday, April 18 in Hartford federal court. Prosecutors said Draper failed to deposit numerous checks into his landscaping and rental business accounts, resulting in underreporting approximately $1.8 million on his tax returns between 2015 and 2017. Draper was also accused of paying personal expenses out of the business accounts and failing to categorize the payments as inco…
Fairfield County Carjacking Suspect Nabbed After Pursuit Fairfield County Carjacking Suspect Nabbed After Pursuit
Fairfield County Carjacking Suspect Nabbed After Pursuit A Fairfield County man was charged with armed carjacking after stealing a BMW sedan at gunpoint and then fleeing from state police. The incident began in Newtown around 10:55 a.m., Thursday, April 14, when state police were notified that an armed carjacking had just taken place. The vehicle was spotted by troopers traveling on I 84 east by Exit 14 in New Haven County in Southbury shortly after the incident occurred, Connecticut State Police said. The vehicle engaged troopers in pursuit and got off the highway at Exit 15 where it crashed, state police said. The driver was taken into custod…
Eight Nabbed For Allegedly Selling Drugs In Bust At CT Business Eight Nabbed For Allegedly Selling Drugs In Bust At CT Business
Eight Nabbed For Allegedly Selling Drugs In Bust At CT Business Eight people have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs in Connecticut. The bust went down around 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7 at a Hartford business called Hot Mama's, following a long investigation into illegal drug sales, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police. Seized during the search included: Four firearms More than $30,000 in cash 145 pounds of marijuana 160 bags of fentanyl 14 grams of cocaine Hundreds of THC edibles and candy bars Two pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms 100 bottles of liquid THC  50 bottles of “Lean” In total, eight people were arrested: Julio Faja…
CT Man Wins $100K In State Lottery CT Man Wins $100K In State Lottery
CT Man Wins $100K In State Lottery A winning $100,000 CT Lottery ticket sold at a Connecticut gas station has been cashed in by one lucky player. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, New Haven County resident Carlos Cortez, of Waterbury, cashed in a winning $100,000 "Cash5" scratch-off ticket that was sold by the R A Hafeez Corporation on Meriden Avenue in Waterbury. Later that day, two other CT Lottery players cashed in tickets worth $10,000. "Cash5" costs $1 per wager, and players can add a "KICKER" option for an additional 50 cents per wager to increase the chance of winning and unlock additional prize levels. To play "Cash5" with a…
Man Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree In Fairfield County Man Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree In Fairfield County
Man Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree In Fairfield County This story has been updated. Police are investigating a fatal overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened in Fairfield County around 9:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. That's when a 2020 Acura TLX was traveling southbound in Trumbull on Route 25 in the left lane north of Exit 9 when the vehicle lost control and struck a tree off the roadway in the median, according to Connecticut State Police. The Acura came to a final rest with its front end against the tree, police said. The driver, identified as Domingo Gutierrez, age 45, of Bethel, was transported to St. Vi…
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Snowfall totals from the powerful Nor'easter that slammed the region ranged from more than two feet to several inches. Here are totals from the National Weather Service and other reports from at or around sunset on Saturday, Jan. 29. If you don't see your hometown, leave the total by posting a comment below. New York New York City Central Park, 8.3 inches Nassau County Elmont, 17.3 inches Jericho, 12 inches Levittown, 19.2 inches Massapequa, 16 inches Plainedge, 16 inches  Seaford, 12 inches Syosset, 14 inches Wantagh, 14 inches Suffolk County Amit…