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Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say
Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County man was nabbed for alleged drunk driving after he was stopped for driving without a tire, with his hazard lights on. Stamford resident Edvin Palma, age 48, was charged on Sunday, June 9, on Noroton Avenue in Darien. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police patrol officers spotted Palma driving a Honda Pilot northbound on Noroton Avenue with hazard lights on and emitting a loud thumping noise. During a traffic stop, the Pilot was found with extensive damage, including a missing front tire and a heavily damaged front rim, Vigil said. Palma also had&n…
Stamford Man Crushed By Food Truck Dies Stamford Man Crushed By Food Truck Dies
Stamford Man Crushed By Food Truck Dies A 31-year-old Fairfield County man who was crushed while working on a food truck has died from his injuries. The incident occurred in Stamford around 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, on West Avenue. According to Assistant Stamford Police Chief Richard Conklin, officers found  Jairon Milian-Milian of Stamford trapped underneath a Chevrolet food truck. Milian-Milian had just dropped the transmission on the truck, which allowed it to roll forward, crushing him, Conklin said. Just before the accident, Conklin said Milian-Milian had been talking with a friend who then left. When the friend return…
Fatal Crash: 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Stamford Fatal Crash: 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Stamford
Fatal Crash: 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Stamford One person was killed in an overnight crash in Fairfield County. It happened just before 11:10 p.m. Friday, June 7, in Stamford at 100 Bridge St. in Scalzi Park, An initial investigation revealed that Oscar Chinchilla-Najarro, a 23-year-old Stamford resident, was operating a 2001 Kawasaki dirt bike in the park. While traveling around the outer roadway of the park, Chinchilla-Najarro lost control of the motorcycle, mounted the curb, and crashed along the guardrail on the east side of the park, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police Department. Chinchilla-Najarro s…
Stamford Man Admits Robbing New Canaan Bank In 2020 Stamford Man Admits Robbing New Canaan Bank In 2020
Stamford Man Admits Robbing New Canaan Bank In 2020 A man is facing years in prison after pleading guilty to three bank robberies in Connecticut. Francesco Pensiero, "Frank," age 51, of Stamford, admitted the 2020 robberies on Tuesday, June 4, according to Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, Pensiero and an associate robbed the Chase Bank located at 2855 Main St., in Stratford.  During the robbery, Pensiero's associate displayed a handgun to the teller and gave the teller a note that said, "This is a robbery. Give me al…
'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time 'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time
'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time The children of the slain Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, spoke for the first time on Friday, May 31, during the sentencing of Michelle Tronconis, who was found guilty of helping to cover up Dulos' murder. Click here for a new, updated story - Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Troconis, age 49, the girlfriend of Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Farber Dulos, who is believed to have killed her, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts, including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and…
Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery
Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery in which the thieves made off with an unknown quantity of jewels. On Wednesday, May 29, Westport Police arrested 30-year-old Bridgeport resident Javon Thorbourne in connection with the case on Thursday, May 9, at the Lux, Bond, and Green at 136 Main St.  According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, on the date of the robbery, employees of the store reported two individuals wearing masks and gloves entered the store with sledgehammers and began smashing display cases.…
New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich
New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich After serving for several months in an interim capacity, the assistant principal of a Fairfield County middle school now has the job for good. In an announcement on Friday, May 24, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed that Matthew Cerruto will be the new assistant principal at Western Middle School, effective Monday, July 1.  Cerruto will take the position after serving as interim assistant principal since Wednesday, March 13. Before that, he spent two years as the assistant principal of the Parkway School in Greenwich. "Mr. Matthew Cerruto is a d…
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Two Fairfield County men were busted for alleged road racing after two crashes. The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, May 17, on Post Road. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police,  officers responded to the area of Post Rd near Hillside Ave for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that were witnessed racing each other. Officers located one of the vehicles parked on Post Road, which had damage to the right side. Skoumbros said the other vehicle was in the parking area of a multifamily house, where it had struck three parked c…
2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police 2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police
2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police Police captured two Fairfield County men after a two-and-half-hour standoff on the roof of a restaurant they allegedly broke into.  The incident occurred in Stamford at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, on the roof of Hugo's Tacos on Stillwater Avenue. According to Stamford Police Assistant Chief Richard Conklin, the restaurant's owner was alerted to the break-in when he received notice of the burglar alarms going off. Conklin said that the owner accessed a live feed of the restaurant's security cameras and saw two men, identified as Kymani Robinson, age 23, and Tyreek Outlar, ag…
Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open
Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open The long-awaited arrival of upscale fast-food chain Shake Shack has opened its latest location in Fairfield County. The restaurant opened its Stamford location on Thursday, May 23, at 64 High Ridge Road. The Stamford Shake Shack location will offer guests in-Shack dining and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  On opening day, the first wave of guests can expect to receive custom Shake Shack keychains.  The menu offers Shake Shack burgers, fries, chicken, shakes, and much more. Guests will be able to order directly "in-Shack" and via digital pre-ordering ahead for picku…
17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford 17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford
17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford A teenager was killed in a two-vehicle overnight crash at an intersection in Fairfield County. It happened around 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Stamford. The initial investigation revealed that the 17-year-old Stamford resident was operating a 2020 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Lockwood Avenue, according to Stamford Police Department Sgt. Jeffrey Booth. A 2011 Toyota Corolla, being operated by a 58-year-old Stamford resident, was traveling southbound on Lockwood Ave. At the intersection of Lockwood Avenue and William Street, the Toyota attempted to make a left turn and enter…
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…
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police A New York man is accused of pulling out a knife on another driver on a Connecticut roadway, police said. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Thursday, May 2 in Wilton, according to the Wilton Police Department. A witness reported that just after 5 p.m. that day in the area of Danbury Road and Arrowhead Road, a man in a gray 2015 Chrysler Town and Country pulled a knife on another driver. Police found the suspect — 36-year-old Matthew Kirchblum — driving south on Danbury Road, where he was pulled over. Kirchblum (who is from Hicksville, New York) reportedly admitted to police th…
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…
Stamford Man Found Dead Inside Burned Home Stamford Man Found Dead Inside Burned Home
Stamford Man Found Dead Inside Burned Home A man was found dead inside his home after a fire in Fairfield County. The blaze broke out in Stamford around 6:55 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at 48 Powel Place.  According to Stamford Police Capt. Tom Scanlon, after extinguishing the fire, Stamford firefighters discovered the homeowner, Mark Palmer, age 67, dead inside the house.  Scanlon said that the Stamford Fire Department Fire Marshal, Connecticut State Police Fire Investigators, and the Stamford Police Arson Unit responded to the scene and collaborated to assess any indications of foul play.  …
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border 'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
Father Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged Father Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged
Father Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged The 28-year-old father of a 2-year-old child found buried in a grave at a Connecticut park has been criminally charged in connection to his death, police announced. On Wednesday, May 1, Stamford Police Captain Tom Scanlon announced that Edgar Ismalej-Gomez, a resident of Stamford, was arrested for his connection to the death of his 2-year-old son, Liam Rivera.  The toddler's body was found buried in a plastic bag at Cummings Park in Stamford on Monday, Jan. 2. Earlier Report - Mother Of 2-Year-Old Found Buried In Stamford Park Charged, Police Say The arrest of Ismalej-Gomez was …
Renovations Begin On Stamford Market Renovations Begin On Stamford Market
Renovations Begin On Stamford Market Updates have begun on a Fairfield County Grade A Market to enhance the shopping experience and bring the store up to date.  The renovations will update the Stamford store's interior decor and refresh the produce, seafood, floral, and meat departments.  The store, located at 563 Newfield Ave., will also feature new fresh-prepared grab-and-go meal options. The market will remain open during the renovation, and store officials said work is expected to be completed by summer.  “Our Newfield Avenue Grade A Market has been a staple in the Newfield-Turn of River neighborh…
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies A 25-year-old man has been charged with negligent homicide after he allegedly crashed into a woman in a crosswalk in Fairfield County. Related: Stamford Woman Critical After Being Struck By Toyota Prius, Police Say Stamford resident Tyler Zinko was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, for the March 4 incident at the intersection of Prospect Street at Forest Street in Stamford. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police, Mary Botan, age 79, of Stamford, was crossing the street in the crosswalk when she was struck by a 2014 Toyota Prius driven Zinko on Monday, M…
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 …
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…
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…
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…
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions 'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions A magnitude 4.8 earthquake on the Richter scale centered in New Jersey could be felt all over Connecticut, according to officials and residents. See related: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast  According to the US Geological Survey, the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, was centered in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. Fairfield County resident Ashley Garrison, of Easton, said her pictures began shaking on her walls, and she ran outside, where the ground was shakin…
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute A dispute over money owed led a Fairfield County man to allegedly break a window and bang on the windows and doors of a residence. The incident occurred in Darien around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 on West Avenue.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers responded to the home on the report of a dispute and broken window.  The resident said he spotted Joseph (Carl) Pribanic pull up to his home and he thought he was there to collect money that was owed to a family member, Skoumbros said.  Pribanic began pulling on the door handle and knocki…
Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police
Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police A Connecticut woman was charged with drunk driving after she was allegedly caught driving at 3 a.m. without any headlights, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Monday, March 25 in the town of Darien. At approximately 3:15 a.m. that morning, Darien Police reportedly observed 47-year-old Brenda Garcia speeding west down Post Road near Brookside Road without headlights on. Garcia, who is from Stamford, told officers that she had drunk two beers before getting behind the wheel and failed a field sobriety test, though she reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test. Sh…
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Joe Lieberman, who represented Connecticut in the US Senate for more than two decades and ran alongside Al Gore during his historically unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2000, has died at the age of 82. The Democrat-turned-Independent died Wednesday, March 27, in New York after suffering complications from a fall, according to NBC News. "Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest," the outlet quoted his family as saying. News of his death sparked a flood of tributes from across the political spectrum. A…
Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism' Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism'
Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With Wnbc: 'Giant In American Journalism' To celebrate journalism legend and localresident Chuck Scarborough's 50th year with NBC 4 New York, the network will hold a week of tributes that will look back at memorable moments throughout his career.  To commemorate  the 80-year-old Scarborough's lengthy career, NBC 4 New York will hold a ceremony on Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. during which the Empire State Building will be illuminated in the journalist's honor. Those who want to watch this special event can stream it live on the station's "NBC New York News" channel.  Additionally, at 4 p.m. on Monday, the network …
Teen Duo From Stamford, Norwalk Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Teen Duo From Stamford, Norwalk Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police
Teen Duo From Stamford, Norwalk Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Two teenagers from Connecticut were caught on I-87 in the Hudson Valley with a stash of ammo and gun parts, according to police. The Fairfield County pair was arrested on Sunday, March 17 in Rockland County, according to the New York State Police. Just after 1:30 p.m. that day, state police in the village of Suffern stopped a 2024 Kia on Interstate 87 for traffic violations. However, when they pulled over the two teens, 18-year-old Alijah Matias Williams and 19-year-old Tocloveson Pierre, authorities reportedly found a stash of ammo and weapons parts inside the car, including: Two P-…
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles Prospective actors who don't mind donning 18th-century-era costumes may be interested in auditioning for a television show set to film in Connecticut.  An upcoming show centered around the Revolutionary War and George Washington titled "Revolution" will film in Fairfield County between Monday, March 25, and Friday, April 5 in Stamford, according to a casting call posted by Backstage.  The non-union series, which will play on a major network, is offering $150 for an estimated 10 hours of work for several roles which include:  British and French soldiers, as well as Virginia …