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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…
Police Probe Series Of Smash-Grab Burglaries In CT Police Probe Series Of Smash-Grab Burglaries In CT
Police Probe Series Of Smash-Grab Burglaries In CT Police in Connecticut are investigating after a series of smash-and-grab robberies occurred within a few days. The latest incident occurred in North Haven on Sunday, March 24 at the Mobil Gas Station on State Street. According to North Haven Police, four people wearing masks and hooded shirts smashed the front glass door of the gas station and made off with some $2,000 in cash and two cash registers before fleeing in a stolen car that was taken from Manchester. The same crew is responsible for two other burglaries in Hamden, two burglaries in Orange, and one burglary in West Haven, North H…
Update: 5 Students Injured In CT School Bus Crash Update: 5 Students Injured In CT School Bus Crash
Update: 5 Students Injured In CT School Bus Crash This story has been updated. Five students were transported to a hospital, and 10 were evaluated for injuries following a crash involving a school bus and a truck in Connecticut. The crash occurred in West Haven around 9 a.m., Thursday, March 14 on Campbell Street near Terrace Avenue. New Haven Public Schools spokesperson Justin Harmon said the students on the bus were headed for Benjamin Jepson Magnet School. All injuries were reportedly minor and included bumps and bruises.  West Haven Police have not responded for comment.  This is a developing story. Check back to Dai…
Homicide Investigation Leads To Arrest Of CT Restaurant Owner Homicide Investigation Leads To Arrest Of CT Restaurant Owner
Homicide Investigation Leads To Arrest Of CT Restaurant Owner A Connecticut restaurant owner is being held on alleged gun charges in connection with a homicide that occurred outside of the business. New Haven County resident Juan Reyes, age unknown, of West Haven, was arrested on Friday, March 8, for the murder on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at the Tropical Caribbean Restaurant at 703 Campbell Ave., in West Haven. According to West Haven Police, in the early morning hours of Nov. 26, a man was found shot dead in the parking lot of the restaurant.  During an investigation, several arrest warrants were obtained, including for Reyes. Friday, while …
CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes
CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes A Connecticut teen was charged with rioting, threatening police, and other crimes for his part in a street takeover event. New Haven County resident Adalberto Oceguera, age 18, of West Haven turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Thursday, March 7 for taking part in several street takeover events including one in Meriden on Saturday, May 6, 2023. According to State Police, during an extensive and ongoing investigation into numerous street takeover events, Oceguera was identified as a co-conspirator in the damage of a Meriden Police cruiser which occurred on May 6. During the even…
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In CT 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In CT
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In CT An investigation is underway after four people were killed in an overnight wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released Of 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Overnight Crash On I-95 Stretch It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the S…
First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In CT: 'Big Step' First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In CT: 'Big Step'
First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In CT: 'Big Step' Workers at a Connecticut cannabis dispensary have ratified the first union contract for such a business in the state.  Employees at Zen Leaf Dispensary in New Haven County, located at 237 East Aurora St. in Waterbury, voted unanimously to ratify their union contract, the first such agreement in the state, UFCW Local 19 announced on Friday, Feb. 9.  The three-year agreement covers all dispensary technicians, leads, and pharmacists, and will bring "significant" wage increases, lead pay, increased holiday pay, more predictive scheduling, more paid time off, and increased retirement a…
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say A Connecticut resident has been charged in the alleged shooting death of another man. The incident took place in New Haven County around 2 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 in the area of 701-703 Campbell Avenue in West Haven. According to the West Haven Police, officers discovered a man with multiple gun shot wounds and transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Hector Dominguez, age 44, of Wet Haven, police said. A crime scene was established and the West Haven Police Detective Division assumed the investigation. Following an investigation o…
Sweet Escape: Ice Cream Truck Stolen In CT With $30K Of Treats Inside Sweet Escape: Ice Cream Truck Stolen In CT With $30K Of Treats Inside
Sweet Escape: Ice Cream Truck Stolen In CT With $30K Of Treats Inside A 35-year-old man with a huge sweet tooth was arrested in Connecticut after he hopped in an ice cream truck and made a run for it – stealing $30,000 worth of the sweet stuff along with the truck. The New Haven County incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 29 in the city of West Haven, according to local police. At around 9 p.m. that night, the Shahi Kulfi truck’s original driver was stopped in a parking lot on Boston Post Road delivering sweet treats when Travis Jones, age 35, hopped in and drove off. There was $30,000 worth of ice cream inside at the time. Jones and the truck were later f…
First Cannabis Union Contract Ratified In CT: 'Huge Milestone For Industry' First Cannabis Union Contract Ratified In CT: 'Huge Milestone For Industry'
First Cannabis Union Contract Ratified In CT: 'Huge Milestone For Industry' Workers at a marijuana manufacturer in Connecticut have made history by voting to ratify the first union cannabis contract in the state. On Thursday night, Dec. 28, workers at Advanced Grow Labs in the New Haven County city of West Haven voted unanimously to ratify their union contract, according to a United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 919 spokesperson.  The contract is the first such cannabis union agreement in the history of Connecticut and includes guaranteed wage increases of up to 25 percent over three years, increased holiday pay, secured retirement and hea…
44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In This CT Location 44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In This CT Location
44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In This CT Location The family of a missing man who was last seen at locations in both New York and Connecticut is asking the public for help in locating him.  New, updated report: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges Norman Allen-Meyer Shaw, age 44, has gone missing, his wife Veronica Shaw said on Thursday, Dec. 28.  Shaw was last seen in both the Westchester County city of Mount Vernon and the New Haven County city of West Haven. He has also been seen in Riverview, Florida, his wife said. He is described as being 6-foot-2 and weighing between 180 and…
These CT Communities Make List Of Top 10 Popular Real Estate Markets In Country: Report These CT Communities Make List Of Top 10 Popular Real Estate Markets In Country: Report
These CT Communities Make List Of Top 10 Popular Real Estate Markets In Country: Report Four Connecticut municipalities are among the top ten most popular real estate markets in the country, according to a new report by Zillow.  According to the report, released by Zillow on Tuesday, Dec. 19, three Hartford County towns and one Middlesex County city were among the ten most popular real estate markets in the United States in 2023.  To find out which ten communities were most bustling among home shoppers, the website took a look at housing metrics that indicate consumer demand for more than 2,000 US cities such as page-view traffic, home value growth, and num…
CT High School Football Player Dies Unexpectedly CT High School Football Player Dies Unexpectedly
CT High School Football Player Dies Unexpectedly A 15-year-old Connecticut high school sophomore football player died unexpectedly, days before his team was to play in the Class LL championship game. Christopher Fidalgo-Pugh, of West Haven, died at the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 5, reported ABC affiliate WTNH News 8.   A cause of death has not been revealed. A student at West Haven High School, Christopher was a lineman on the football team. Football Coach James McCarthy said on the X Platform that he misses the teen. "One of the kindest and hardest-working young men I have ever had the pleas…
ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed In Thanksgiving Shooting At CT Nightclub ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed In Thanksgiving Shooting At CT Nightclub
ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed In Thanksgiving Shooting At CT Nightclub The identity has been released of a man shot and killed Thanksgiving morning at a popular Connecticut nightclub. It happened in New Haven just before 1 a.m. Thursday in the area of Terminal 110 located at 240 Sargent Drive.  As patrons were exiting the establishment, officers reported hearing gunfire, New Haven Police said.  A short time later, an officer was approached by a man who reported he was shot.  Dispatch was informed of the situation, and the New Haven Fire Department and American Medical Response emergency units were summoned to the scene. A crime scene…
Woman Struck By Several Vehicles While Crossing Busy CT Roadway, Police Say Woman Struck By Several Vehicles While Crossing Busy CT Roadway, Police Say
Woman Struck By Several Vehicles While Crossing Busy CT Roadway, Police Say A 43-year-old Connecticut woman was killed after she was struck by multiple vehicles while crossing a busy roadway. The incident took place in New Haven County in Orange around 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14 on Boston Post Road in front of McDonald's. Responding officers found the victim lying in the roadway with multiple traumatic injuries, said Assistant Chief Max Martins of the Orange Police Department. The victim, identified as Khurshida Mohamadi, age 43, of West Haven was transported by AMR ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said Martins.  The Depar…
ID Released For CT 23-Year-Old Killed By Hit-Run Driver ID Released For CT 23-Year-Old Killed By Hit-Run Driver
ID Released For CT 23-Year-Old Killed By Hit-Run Driver Police have released the identity of a 23-year-old who died eight days after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. New Haven County resident Priyanshu Agwal of West Haven, died on Thursday, Oct. 26 from injuries sustained in the Wednesday, Oct. 18 crash in New Haven. Officers responded to the intersection of Whalley Avenue and Amity Road and found a scooter driver suffering from critical injuries, said Sgt. Cherelle Carr of the New Haven Police. Scooter Rider Critically Injured In New Haven Hit-Run Crash, Police Say Carr said the driver of the vehicle evaded the scene. Officers s…
Fatal DUI Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Vehicles Collide On I-95 Fatal DUI Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Vehicles Collide On I-95
Fatal DUI Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Vehicles Collide On I-95 One person was killed in a crash involving an allegedly drunk driver on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut overnight. It happened on the northbound side around 7:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 in Milford. Middlesex County resident Bilbraut Angel Caraballo, age 42, of Middlefield, was driving a truck towing a trailer south of Exit 39 A, when the truck drifted into the left lane and collided with a motorcycle, which was pushed into the concrete median, Connecticut State Police said. Victor Ryan Forbes, age 34, of West Haven, the driver of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the sce…
Man Accused Of Throwing Water Bottles At Greenwich Store Employee Man Accused Of Throwing Water Bottles At Greenwich Store Employee
Man Accused Of Throwing Water Bottles At Greenwich Store Employee A Connecticut man who had been banned from a Fairfield County store was charged with criminal trespass for allegedly throwing water bottles at a store employee. New Haven County resident Douglas Brown, age 67, of West Haven, was charged on Saturday, Sept. 2 for a report of causing a disturbance at the CVS Store at 99 Greenwich Ave. When officers arrived, they found Brown had entered the store that he was banned from for a Friday, Aug. 25 incident in which he threw two water bottles at an employee in front of several people, said Lt. Ted Latiak, of the Greenwich Police. Brown was charg…
CT Door Dash Driver Shot During Attempted Carjacking, Police Say CT Door Dash Driver Shot During Attempted Carjacking, Police Say
CT Door Dash Driver Shot During Attempted Carjacking, Police Say A Connecticut Door Dash driver is recovering after being shot during an alleged carjacking after delivering food. The incident took place in New Haven around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 in the area of Ferry Street and Pierpont Street.  According to Capt. Rose Dell of the New Haven Police, officers responded to Yale New Haven Hospital on the report of a gunshot victim.  The victim, who had been transported from West Haven, told West Haven officers that he had been shot while in his vehicle in New Haven. According to the victim's account, he had been delive…
Same Store Burglarized Twice By Suspects From Fairfield County In Separate Incidents: Police Same Store Burglarized Twice By Suspects From Fairfield County In Separate Incidents: Police
Same Store Burglarized Twice By Suspects From Fairfield County In Separate Incidents: Police A total of eight suspects from Connecticut face charges after stealing from the same Hudson Valley store in two separate incidents, police said. The first of the thefts happened on Tuesday, Aug. 8 just after 4 p.m., when Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies saw several suspects entering and leaving an unnamed store in Southeast and delivering items to a vehicle in the parking lot.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspects were dressed in bubble jackets which were out of place in the warm weather, and appeared to be hiding items under them.  Sheriff's deputies then quickly took…
Man Dies After Shooting On I-84 In CT: Suspects At Large Man Dies After Shooting On I-84 In CT: Suspects At Large
Man Dies After Shooting On I-84 In CT: Suspects At Large Police are searching for the suspects involved in a broad daylight shooting incident on Interstate 84 in Hartford County that left a 36-year-old man dead.  The incident happened on Friday, Aug. 11 around 2 p.m., when State Police troopers responded to a report of a crash on I-84 East in the area of Exit 48 in Hartford.  According to State Police, arriving troopers determined that two vehicles traveling in the city had entered the highway and that shots had been fired.  Two other vehicles were also involved in the collision, police said.  Troopers soon found the two occ…
New Shoreline Eatery Celebrates Opening In CT: 'Will Satisfy Every Craving,' Owner Says New Shoreline Eatery Celebrates Opening In CT: 'Will Satisfy Every Craving,' Owner Says
New Shoreline Eatery Celebrates Opening In CT: 'Will Satisfy Every Craving,' Owner Says An all-new New Haven County eatery just down the street from a beach is now offering delicious food served with a side of live music.  The Breakwall, located in West Haven at 305 Captain Thomas Blvd., celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 19, West Haven officials announced.  The new restaurant, located in the city's Savin Rock business district and owned by husband-wife team Brendan and Katrina Snow, is right down the street from Old Grove Park on Long Island Sound and offers a variety of burgers, seafood, and craft cocktails.  Some notable menu items hi…
Shooting At New Haven Train Station Platform: No Active Threat To Metro-North Riders, MTA Says Shooting At New Haven Train Station Platform: No Active Threat To Metro-North Riders, MTA Says
Shooting At New Haven Train Station Platform: No Active Threat To Metro-North Riders, MTA Says A dispute between three men on a Metro-Nnorth train led to a shooting on the platform of a Connecticut train station that left one person in critical condition. The incident took place in New Haven County around 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 5 at the New Haven Union Station, said Tim Minton, communications director for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A preliminary investigation reveals that the victim and two other individuals were on a train when a dispute began that continued on the platform between tracks 12 and 14, where there was gunfire targeting the victim, Minton said. …
Update - I-95 Wrong-Way Driver Crash: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In CT Update - I-95 Wrong-Way Driver Crash: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In CT
Update - I-95 Wrong-Way Driver Crash: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In CT This story has been updated. A wrong-way driver crash in Connecticut on I-95 left one person dead and three with minor injuries. The incident took place in New Haven County around 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, on I-95 on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q Bridge) southbound in New Haven, Connecticut State Police said. An investigation found that a 2019 tow truck was south southbound on I -95 just north of Exit 48 in New Haven on the bridge when it was struck head-on by a 2015 Kia Optima driven by Jimmie Lee Wilson, age 41, of West Haven, who was driving the wrong way on the bridge, state…
Guilty Verdict In Brutal Robbery-Murder Of CT Man Brings Justice, DA Says Guilty Verdict In Brutal Robbery-Murder Of CT Man Brings Justice, DA Says
Guilty Verdict In Brutal Robbery-Murder Of CT Man Brings Justice, DA Says A Connecticut man has been found guilty of killing another man on a playground in a robbery-murder plot. Rickey Trayham, age 28, of New Haven, was found guilty on Wednesday, May 31 by a jury in New Haven of the murder of Rondell Atkinson on Monday, June 7, 2021, said New Haven State’s Attorney John Doyle, Jr.  According to evidence introduced at trial, Traynham shot Atkinson, age 33, of West Haven, during a robbery at the Pease Road Playground in Woodbridge.  Atkinson’s body was found the next day by a jogger. Traynham was implicated in the murder when his codefendant, Jorden Rud…
Drugs Through Mail: CT Man Who Admitted To Mailing Cocaine To Mom's House Gets 10 Years Drugs Through Mail: CT Man Who Admitted To Mailing Cocaine To Mom's House Gets 10 Years
Drugs Through Mail: CT Man Who Admitted To Mailing Cocaine To Mom's House Gets 10 Years A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to shipping cocaine through the mail from Puerto Rico to his mother's house and several other residences will spend a decade in prison, federal authorities announced. New Haven resident Jean Mangual-Castro, age 35, of West Haven, admitted in September to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, according to the United States Attorney for Connecticut. A judge last week sentenced him to 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation.  Earlier report: West Haven…
COVID-19 $500K Fraud Scheme: CT Man Who Conspired With State Rep Gets 8-Year Sentence COVID-19 $500K Fraud Scheme: CT Man Who Conspired With State Rep Gets 8-Year Sentence
Covid-19 $500K Fraud Scheme: CT Man Who Conspired With State Rep Gets 8-Year Sentence A 50-year-old Connecticut man convicted of using his businesses to swindle nearly $500,000 in COVID-19 relief fund cash with the help of a former state representative will spend the next eight years behind bars, authorities said.  New Haven County resident John Trasacco, of West Haven, was sentenced to 96 months in prison on Monday, April 3, after being convicted of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in December, the US Attorney for Connecticut said. The judge also ruled Trasacco must pay $143,994 in restitution. Trasacco was accused of working with Michael DiMass…
COVID-19: Wife Of Former CT Lawmaker Gets Prison Time For Stealing Relief Funds COVID-19: Wife Of Former CT Lawmaker Gets Prison Time For Stealing Relief Funds
Covid-19: Wife Of Former CT Lawmaker Gets Prison Time For Stealing Relief Funds The wife of a former Connecticut state representative will spend time in prison for participating in a scheme to steal COVID-19 relief funds from the city of West Haven.  West Haven resident Lauren DiMassa, age 38, was sentenced to six months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on Thursday, March 23 for her role in the scheme, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.  DiMassa is the wife of former state representative and West Haven city employee Michael DiMassa, who was authorized to approve the $1,150,257 in financial as…
Missing CT Woman Found Dead On Shore Of River, Police Say Missing CT Woman Found Dead On Shore Of River, Police Say
Missing CT Woman Found Dead On Shore Of River, Police Say A Connecticut woman who was reported missing was found dead a day later floating on the shore of a river. The incident took place in New Haven County on Friday, March 3, around 2:30 p.m. in West Haven. Connecticut Department of Transportation workers contacted police after spotting what appeared to be a body on the westside shore of the West River by the Kimberly Avenue Bridge, said Sgt. Patrick Buturla of the West Haven Police. Police officers and fire personnel immediately responded to the area and located Roya Mohammadi, age 30, of New Haven, dead on the shoreline, police said. Th…
Slàinte! Best Irish Pubs In Connecticut To Spend Your St. Patrick's Day Slàinte! Best Irish Pubs In Connecticut To Spend Your St. Patrick's Day
Slàinte! Best Irish Pubs In Connecticut To Spend Your St. Patrick's Day With St. Patrick's Day nearly around the corner, you and your beer buddies may be looking for the best pub in Connecticut to celebrate the holiday.  So, here are some of the best Irish pubs in the state based on Google reviews. O'Neill's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Norwalk Located in "the heart of South Norwalk," guests flock to O'Neill's for food, drink, and "the best local Irish musicians," the pub's website says. "The atmosphere is right on, and every employee was friendly and helpful," one Yelp reviewer said. "We won't hesitate to come back when in the area!" The Harp and Hound Pub, …