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19-Year-Old Nabbed For Norwalk Boat Burglaries, Police Say 19-Year-Old Nabbed For Norwalk Boat Burglaries, Police Say
19-Year-Old Nabbed For Norwalk Boat Burglaries, Police Say A 19-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly breaking into a marina and two boats, stealing tools and alcohol. Christopher McClain, of Redding, was charged on Tuesday, June 11, by Norwalk Police for being one of two men who climbed the fence at the Cove Marina on Friday, May 17, to gain access to the docks.  According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the two then broke into two docked boats and took tools and alcohol.  Officers gathered video and information, which led them to discover that Fairfield Police had a similar incident at …
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Norwalk $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Norwalk
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Norwalk A lucky lotto player managed to match all five numbers on a Cash5 ticket to win a cool $100,000, Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold in Norwalk for the Friday, June 7 game at the Norwalk Smoke Shop at 68 Main St. The winning numbers were 4-16-18-22-33. The ticket was the 23rd Cash5 jackpot in the state so far this year. No word yet on who the lucky winner is.  Cash5 drawings are held nightly at 11 p.m. 
Norwalk Police Officer Arrested For Fourth Time, Accused Of Threatening Citizen Norwalk Police Officer Arrested For Fourth Time, Accused Of Threatening Citizen
Norwalk Police Officer Arrested For Fourth Time, Accused Of Threatening Citizen A patrol officer in Fairfield County who was arrested earlier this year for alleged stalking and harassment and has been arrested three times in the past has been charged again, this time with threatening a citizen. Related: Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, June 7, after Police Chief James Walsh received a complaint from a citizen on Thursday, June 6, who reported an off-duty disturbance involving Delgado.  Walsh said that based on the information received, a criminal invest…
Man Charged With Drug Sales After Lengthy Investigation In Norwalk Man Charged With Drug Sales After Lengthy Investigation In Norwalk
Man Charged With Drug Sales After Lengthy Investigation In Norwalk A Fairfield County man was charged with drug sales after a lengthy investigation into narcotics sales in the region. Hunter Wells, age 31, of Norwalk, was charged on Tuesday, June 4, following the 8-month investigation. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police,  members of the Norwalk Police Special Services Division, along with the Stamford Police Narcotics/Organized Crime Unit, executed search and seizure warrants on Wells, his vehicle, and his person.  During the investigation, Wells sold Percocet pills containing fentanyl, ecstasy, and …
Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police
Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police A woman has been arrested on charges including larceny after she allegedly used stolen and forged checks to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the medical practice where she worked. The Fairfield County arrest occurred on Wednesday, May 29 in Darien, police said. A medical practice in Darien reported a former employee, 34-year-old Anisa Ymeri, for an alleged yearlong embezzlement scheme. From August 2022 to August 2023, Ymeri used stolen and forged checks to steal approximately $47,000. Investigators reportedly were able to link multiple checks, missing check stubs, and discrepan…
Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor
Norwalk Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor A Fairfield County man is behind bars on a $1 million bond after being charged with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. Marc Lugo, age 30, of Norwalk, was charged on Friday, May 31 following a months-long investigation. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received a complaint of sexual assault of a minor in February. The Special Victims Unit assumed the investigation. During the investigation, detectives identified Lugo as the suspect in the assault and secured a warrant for his arrest through Stamford Superior Court. On May 31, Special Vic…
Norwalk Drug Dealer Busted During Raid Of Apartment, Cops Say Norwalk Drug Dealer Busted During Raid Of Apartment, Cops Say
Norwalk Drug Dealer Busted During Raid Of Apartment, Cops Say An alleged Fairfield County drug dealer was busted with a substantial amount of fentanyl and other drugs during a warrant search of his apartment. Keith Johnson, age 33, of Norwalk, was arrested on Tuesday, May 28, at the Waypointe Apartment Complex in Norwalk. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, members of the department's Special Services Division, assisted by members of the Patrol Division, executed the search warrants following a surveillance of the apartment complex. During the search, Podgorski said a large amount of narcotics was seized including: 1,167 folds …
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home
Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home Police in Fairfield County are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly stole a package from the front porch of a home. The incident, which was caught on video, occurred in Norwalk around 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 21 in Norwalk. Norwalk Police said the man was driving a silver Honda. Anyone with information or who can help identify the individual is asked to contact Officer Sengul by telephone at 203-854-3113 or by email at Osengul@norwalkct.gov.
Woman Charged With Elder Abuse At Norwalk Care Center Woman Charged With Elder Abuse At Norwalk Care Center
Woman Charged With Elder Abuse At Norwalk Care Center A woman who worked as an aide at a Fairfield County care center has been charged with elder abuse after allegedly ignoring a man all night who had fallen out of bed. The incident occurred in Norwalk in November 2023 at the Fairfield Family Care Center. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, an investigation found that an older man was left unattended and injured after falling out of his bed during the overnight hours.  Detectives collected evidence, interviewed witnesses, and determined that New Jersey resident Lydia Lungile, age 40, of Newark, was the …
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk A Metro-North train got tangled in overhead power wires in Fairfield County, causing a small brush fire and stopping the train, causing delays. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 4:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, on an eastbound train near Moore Place, carrying passengers who had become entangled in the overhead wires that supply operational power to the train. According to Deputy Chief Jonathan Maggio of the Norwalk Fire Department, the circuit breaker for the track detected the fault and de-energized it automatically.  Maggio said a small brush fire was extinguished adjacent …
Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk
Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk A fire broke out at a mixed-occupancy building with a restaurant in Fairfield County. The blaze began around 10:10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at the two-story structure in Norwalk.  The building had a Mexican eatery on the first floor and apartments on the second floor at Liberty Square. When responders arrived at the scene, heavy smoke was coming from the roof, with flames coming out the top of a large kitchen exhaust system, the Norwalk Fire Department said.  The fire, located in the kitchen exhaust system, had extended into the floors and walls of the second floor.  …
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk 'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk Together with a pair of Puerto Rican chefs, two family members have launched the fusion restaurant and bar of their dreams in a bustling Connecticut city. Costa Vino, located at 36 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, opened at the tail end of 2023. A collaboration between owners (and family members) Andres Diaz and Sandro Toro and Chefs Vladimir Tolentino Collado and Miguel Castillo, the restaurant and bar brings together Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors. “We are thrilled to open our dream restaurant in the city of Norwalk,” Diaz said. Diaz and Toro spent time at nearby eateries such as Tabl…
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury A months-long investigation aided by bar receipts and social media posts led to the arrest of a man in connection with a wrong-way alleged drunk driving Connecticut crash that took the life of a young Fairfield County woman. The crash happened on Route 7 in Danbury around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the southbound lane just north of Exit 7. The victim, Danielle Dempsey, age 25, of Danbury, was driving a gray 2005 Honda Accord when a black 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head-on, Connecticut State Police said. The operator of the Dodge Challenger,…
Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say
Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say A man wanted for a Fairfield County carjacking and an attempted carjacking has been captured by police. New Haven County resident Tyssan Woods, age 18, of Waterbury, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14, for the Thursday, March 28 incident on Westport Avenue. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received a call around 5 a.m., March 28, for an attempted carjacking at gunpoint in the area of Westport Avenue. As officers were responding to the location, the department received a second call for a gunpoint carjacking of a BMW X3 in the area of Westport Avenue…
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say A woman has been charged with alleged criminal assault after a shooting incident in a Fairfield County neighborhood. Sharona Debbie Annet Bailey-Bramble, age 34, of Stamford, was charged on Monday, May 13, in Norwalk after police responded to a shots fired call. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, patrol officers responded and relayed the description of Bailey-Bramble and her vehicle to other officers.  Officers located the vehicle a short distance from 251 Ely Ave. and recovered a firearm, Podgorski said. The Detective Bureau responded and assumed the…
Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store
Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's is eyeing a familiar location as a possible location for its next new supermarket. The Connecticut-based company confirmed on Wednesday, May 8, that the town of Orange in New Haven County is one of several locations being "looked at" for the family-owned grocer's ninth location, according to Meghan Bell, a spokeswoman for the company. Bell said that, at this point, several options are being considered, and an announcement would be made by the end of the year.  Stew Leonard's also has Connecticut stores in Norwalk (where the company has its headquarters), Danbury, and Ne…
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. The incident occurred in Norwalk in July 2023. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police Department, the Special Victim’s Unit received a complaint regarding the sexual assault of a minor. With the assistance of DCF, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit identified David Osler, age 43, of Norwalk, as the suspect in the assault.  Based on the investigation, Stamford Superior Court issued a warrant. On Tuesday, May 7, Special Victims Unit detectives located Osler at his reside…
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash In Norwalk Causes Days-Long Closure New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash In Norwalk Causes Days-Long Closure
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash In Norwalk Causes Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A stretch of I-95 in Connecticut has now fully reopened three days after a fire involving a tanker with 8,500 gallons of gas days earlier. Northbound lanes on the stretch in Norwalk reopened Saturday evening, May 4. Lanes opened on the southbound side reopened late Sunday morning, May 5, earlier than had been expected. The first image above was taken around 11 a.m. Sunday. The blaze broke out after a crash on Thursday, May 2 near exits 14 and 15 between the truck and a passenger vehicle at around 6 a.m.  The tanker fire was raging for…
DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say
DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say A large amount of drugs and cash were seized, and numerous arrest warrants were served following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and local police in Fairfield County. The warrants were executed in Norwalk and Darien on Monday, April 29, by the Norwalk Police, Stamford Police, Darien Police, US Marshals Service, and the Bridgeport Office of the DEA. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the busts were the result of a 6-month investigation into fentanyl trafficking in the greater Norwalk area.  To date, 17 federal and state arrest warran…
Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure
Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A closure in both directions on I-95 in Connecticut caused by an early morning crash and fire involving a tanker with thousands of gallons of gas will last for several days as a damaged overpass is removed, authorities have now announced. New Update - Watch Live - Work In Progress: Crews Repair Fire-Damaged I-95 Stretch The incident happened at the outset of the morning commute on Thursday, May 2 in Norwalk near exits 14 and 15. "Extensive damage occurred to the Fairfield Avenue overpass bridge," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The Connecticut Dep…
Restaurant Workers Save Person From Raging Fire In Norwalk Restaurant Workers Save Person From Raging Fire In Norwalk
Restaurant Workers Save Person From Raging Fire In Norwalk A person burned during a blaze in Fairfield County was rescued by good Samaritans who work at a nearby restaurant.  The incident occurred in Norwalk on Friday, April 26, in the rear of 607 Main Ave.  According to Deputy Chief Jonathan Maggio of the Norwalk Fire Department, arriving firefighters found a 1,000-square-foot area of brush burning between the Norwalk River and the rear parking area. Before firefighters arrived, Maggio said staff from the local business Dave's Planet Pizza pulled the victim from the fire and up an embankment to safety. Firefighters from Rescu…
Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was busted for alleged DUI after she was seen by police sticking the roadside curbs and crossing over the double-yellow line. Norwalk resident Christina Alicea, age 29, was charged on Sunday, April 21, on Post Road in Darien. According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, a Darien officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Post Road that swerved to the right into the shoulder, striking the curb, and then was seen crossing over the double-yellow line. When stopped, the officer reported he could smell alcohol on Alicea's breath and she later failed field sobri…
Ex-Boyfriend Nabbed For Swatting Incident Involving Woman In Norwalk Ex-Boyfriend Nabbed For Swatting Incident Involving Woman In Norwalk
Ex-Boyfriend Nabbed For Swatting Incident Involving Woman In Norwalk A Philadelphia man has been charged with making a false incident report telling police that his former girlfriend was being held at gunpoint in Connecticut. The incident occurred in Fairfield County on Sunday, March 17, around 8:30 a.m. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received information from the New York City Police Department that a woman was being held at gunpoint in a Norwalk home. Norwalk patrol officers responded to the scene, established a perimeter, and began to contact residents. Officers quickly determined the call to be a hoax, Podgorski …
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…
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…
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place A new restaurant in Fairfield County offering fresh seafood, sushi, and craft cocktails is owned by a longtime local restaurateur familiar with the local culinary landscape.  The Pompano in Norwalk opened in early March at 16 North Main St., the former home of Evarito's, a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a rooftop bar owned by Christian Burns. Burns's restaurant credits include The Ginger Man in Greenwich and the former Cask Republic, beer taverns throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. “The allure for me has always been this amazing location in the heart of SoNo and the space (1…
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…
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 …
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students An elementary school teacher in Fairfield County has been accused of inappropriately touching a dozen students. On Friday April 5, the Stamford Police Department Family Services Unit executed a search-and-seizure warrant at a residence in Norwalk after being notified by the Department of Children and Families in February, leading to an investigation with student testimonies in which each of the students disclosed details of their encounters. All 12 victims were female students  at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Stamford. The teacher, Andrew Park, was arrested and charged with 12…
Norwalk 26-Year-Old Driving With Baby In Lap Nabbed With Drugs, Gun, Police Say Norwalk 26-Year-Old Driving With Baby In Lap Nabbed With Drugs, Gun, Police Say
Norwalk 26-Year-Old Driving With Baby In Lap Nabbed With Drugs, Gun, Police Say A 26-year-old Fairfield County man allegedly driving with a baby in his lap, was busted on gun and narcotics charges. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 11:50 a.m., Sunday, March 31 A Norwalk man was arrested on gun and narcotics charges while driving around Naud Rodriguez, of Norwalk, was charged after a Norwalk Police officer pulled him over for driving with an unsecured baby on his lap, said Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police. When the officer spoke to Rodriguez he noticed there was no baby seat in the vehicle and a strong smell of marijuana, Evarts said. A search of the car l…