Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer
Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer Police are investigating after a 74-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Dutchess County at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 55 in the town of Dover, a hamlet of Wingdale, around 3:45 p.m., Thursday, June 13. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup was on Route 55 preparing to enter traffic on northbound Route 22 when it pulled into the path of a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The collision killed the driver of the pickup, Northern Fairfie…
Teen Hospitalized After Alleged Keg Party In Darien: Police Teen Hospitalized After Alleged Keg Party In Darien: Police
Teen Hospitalized After Alleged Keg Party In Darien: Police A 19-year-old has been nabbed after police said he supplied other minors with a beer keg, leading one girl to be hospitalized. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Thursday, June 6 in Darien. At about 2:20 a.m., police arrived at a Long Neck Point Road home on reports of an intoxicated 18-year-old girl. A beer keg was found in the backyard of the house, which Ethan Eckert, age 19 of Darien, allegedly admitted to owning. The teen girl was taken to the hospital. Eckert was charged with a misdemeanor summons for permitting a minor to possess alcohol. Police added that no other s…
Explosion At Apartment Building Causes Evacuation In Bridgeport Explosion At Apartment Building Causes Evacuation In Bridgeport
Explosion At Apartment Building Causes Evacuation In Bridgeport Police, along with the FBI, are investigating an explosion in the hallway of an apartment complex in Fairfield County that sent residents scrambling for safety. Related: Person Of Interest Arrested In Bridgeport Apartment Explosion The explosion occurred in Bridgeport at around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, outside a third-floor apartment unit at 1512 North Ave. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, first responders discovered what appeared to be damage from an explosion that went off in the hallway outside one of the apartments on the third floor. No injur…
Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say
Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say A Connecticut man is being held on a $1 million bond after hitting and killing a construction worker in a crash while allegedly driving recklessly.  Hartford County resident Jose Diaz-Nieves, age 54, of East Hartford, was killed around 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, after being hit by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Tommy Nguyen, of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, patrol officers responded to the area of West Boulevard at South Whitney Street on a report of a construction worker struck by a vehicle.  Officers located Diaz-Nieves, who s…
Fairfield County Man Shares Photo Of Himself Sexually Abusing 2-Year-Old Over Internet: Police Fairfield County Man Shares Photo Of Himself Sexually Abusing 2-Year-Old Over Internet: Police
Fairfield County Man Shares Photo Of Himself Sexually Abusing 2-Year-Old Over Internet: Police A 53-year-old Connecticut man faces charges after investigators discovered that several files containing child pornography had been downloaded from his computer, including one image of him allegedly sexually abusing a young toddler, police said. Fairfield County resident Ross DeLibro of Shelton was taken into custody at his residence on Tuesday, June 11 following a child pornography investigation, Connecticut State Police announced on Wednesday, June 12.  According to authorities, the events leading up to DeLibro's arrest began in January 2024, when state police began an inve…
Weston Man Accused Of Downloading Child Porn Weston Man Accused Of Downloading Child Porn
Weston Man Accused Of Downloading Child Porn A Fairfield County man was charged with possession of child pornography after police received a cyber tip. Robert Hahn, age unknown, of Weston, turned himself in on Tuesday, June 11, on a warrant following a two-month investigation. According to Weston Police, in April, the department received a federal cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through the Connecticut State Police.  The tip involved the downloading of known images of child pornography. A lengthy and detailed investigation resulted in a warrant being issued for the arrest of Hahn, police sai…
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 …
Michael Brown Death: Bodycam Video Shows Struggle With Officers Before In-Custody CT Death Michael Brown Death: Bodycam Video Shows Struggle With Officers Before In-Custody CT Death
Michael Brown Death: Bodycam Video Shows Struggle With Officers Before In-Custody CT Death Newly released video shows a Connecticut man resisting arrest shortly before he died in police custody. The New Haven County incident happened at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in Milford, in the Big Y Grocery Store parking lot on Boston Post Road. Milford Police said officers approached 52-year-old Michael Brown, of Bridgeport, after store employees claimed he attempted to steal $648 worth of non-food items. A Stop and Shop loss prevention employee identified Brown as the suspect. Earlier Report: Man Dies While In Milford Police Custody At the time, Brown had eight outstandi…
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…
33-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Multi-Vehicle CT Crash 33-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Multi-Vehicle CT Crash
33-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Multi-Vehicle CT Crash A 33-year-old Connecticut man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-91. The collision occurred in Hartford County around 11:20 p.m., Monday, June 10, in the northbound lane south of Exit 38 in Windsor. According to Connecticut State Police, Jonathan Scott Schlagel, of Enfield, was driving a 2000 Triumph Sprint RS when he hit the rear of a 1999 Dodge Ram 3500. Schlagel was ejected from the motorcycle, state police said. He was then struck by a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV that was behind the pickup truck and the motorcycle. State police said Schlagel suffered injuries "not compatible …
Assault Arrest: Man Gropes Woman At CT Park, Police Say Assault Arrest: Man Gropes Woman At CT Park, Police Say
Assault Arrest: Man Gropes Woman At CT Park, Police Say A 36-year-old man has been arrested after authorities said he assaulted a woman in a Connecticut park. The Windham County incident occurred on Friday, June 7 in the town of Killingly. According to Connecticut State Police, Marc Kaczor, age 36, inappropriately and sexually touched a woman as she was walking in Owen Bell Park on Town Farm Road. The woman was able to snap a picture of Kaczor, who is from Dayville, during the interaction, and he fled on foot. Police conducted a K9 search, which led authorities directly to Kaczor, who was still wearing the same clothes as he was in the vict…
Fatal Overnight Crash: 57-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Danbury Fatal Overnight Crash: 57-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Danbury
Fatal Overnight Crash: 57-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Danbury A 57-year-old Fairfield County man was killed in a single-vehicle crash after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a rock embankment. The incident occurred in Danbury around 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 10, in the area of 39 Brushy Hill Road. According to Erin Henry, a spokesman for the Danbury Police, Charles Preston, of Danbury, was found in the roadway by patrol officers who responded to a reported accident in the area. Officers found a motorcycle had left the roadway, and Preston was severely injured and pronounced dead on the scene, Henry said. The initial investigation was completed…
2 Women Slashed In Neck On Bridgeport Street, Suspect Nabbed 2 Women Slashed In Neck On Bridgeport Street, Suspect Nabbed
2 Women Slashed In Neck On Bridgeport Street, Suspect Nabbed A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly slashing two women in the neck with a sharp weapon as they walked along a city street. The incident occurred in Bridgeport around 4:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, on Knowlton Street.  According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police officers responded to an area hospital on reports of a 47-year-old woman in the emergency room with a laceration to the neck. A short time later, a second 33-year-old woman arrived in the emergency room with a laceration to the neck.  Both victims were assaulted by Keenan Corley, age 38…
27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake 27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake
27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake A 27-year-old man drowned while swimming in a Connecticut lake at a campground. Related: Fundraiser: Meriden Man Drowns Saving Teen Caught In Current The incident occurred in Litchfield County at the Point Folly Campground in Bantam around 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8. According to Will Healey, spokesman for the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, DEEP Conservation Police (EnCon) responded to a report of distressed swimmers at Bantam Lake.  A 16-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man, identified as New Haven County resident Kyree Dowd of Meriden, were involv…
Man Runs Drug Operation, Unlicensed Repair Shop Out Of CT Home, Police Say Man Runs Drug Operation, Unlicensed Repair Shop Out Of CT Home, Police Say
Man Runs Drug Operation, Unlicensed Repair Shop Out Of CT Home, Police Say A search of a Connecticut man’s home reportedly unveiled not only an unlicensed repair shop but uncovered an operation to manufacture crack cocaine, ketamine, and more. The Tolland County incident occurred on Tuesday, June 4 in the town of Somers. According to police, a search warrant was executed for 53-year-old Randy Matthew Guyette’s Hall Hill Road home. Originally, authorities suspected that Guyette was running an unlicensed auto repair business. However, upon arrival, Guyette was allegedly found to also be in charge of a drug operation. Ketamine, crack cocaine, and prescription…
Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State
Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later CT Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State A man is in custody for allegedly killing an 18-year-old Connecticut man 17 years earlier. Ramon Smith, age 35, was extradited back to Connecticut from Warren, Maine, on Tuesday, June 4, where he was arrested on a warrant charging him with murder and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the Sunday, March 25, 2007 death of Joshua McClelland of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, on  March 25, 2007, at approximately 6:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of 250 Blue Hills Avenue.  Upon arriv…
Man Charged With Drug Sales After Months-Long Danbury Investigation Man Charged With Drug Sales After Months-Long Danbury Investigation
Man Charged With Drug Sales After Months-Long Danbury Investigation A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged illegal drug sales after complaints from residents led to a months-long investigation. Arpit Soni, age 28, of Danbury, was arrested on Thursday, June 6, following an investigation by the Danbury Police, Brookfield Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. According to Erin Henry of the Danbury Police, detectives had received complaints from concerned citizens about illegal drug sales by Soni, who was the target of the investigation.  Detectives had court-authorized search warrants for Soni's person, car, and home. Detect…
Man Walks Out Of CT Pizzeria With Bloody Knife After Stabbing Victim Inside, Police Say Man Walks Out Of CT Pizzeria With Bloody Knife After Stabbing Victim Inside, Police Say
Man Walks Out Of CT Pizzeria With Bloody Knife After Stabbing Victim Inside, Police Say A 36-year-old man was apprehended outside of a Connecticut pizzeria after stabbing a victim inside the eatery's bathroom, police said.  The incident happened in Tolland County on Wednesday, June 5 just after 10:30 p.m., when a man was reported to be armed with a knife at Andover Pizza at 130 Jonathan Trumbull Hwy. (Route 6), according to Connecticut State Police. Arriving troopers saw Middlesex County resident Samuel Bitcon of Portland walk out of the pizzeria while holding a bloody knife and drew their weapons, ordering him to drop the weapon. After he complied, he was detained, polic…
Alleged Kidnapper Hits Ambulance, Multiple Police Car During Chase In CT: Police Alleged Kidnapper Hits Ambulance, Multiple Police Car During Chase In CT: Police
Alleged Kidnapper Hits Ambulance, Multiple Police Car During Chase In CT: Police A 31-year-old man was arrested on a myriad of charges after he allegedly kidnapped a woman, drove under the influence, hit an ambulance, and drove off, leading to a police chase. The Hartford County series of events took place on Thursday, June 6 in East Windsor. According to the Connecticut State Police, 31-year-old Ryan Gilbert was driving on the Exit 44 ramp merging onto I-91 southbound. As he switched lanes, Gilbert allegedly swiped the passenger side of an ambulance and drove off. Authorities noticed that there was a seemingly-distressed female passenger in the car. Believing h…
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…
Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport
Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport A driver was extricated during an overnight crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, in Westport, northbound between exits 17 and 18.  According to Westport Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Meadows, when engines arrived, one vehicle with heavy damage was pinned under the guard rail, with one occupant still inside.  A crew conducted an initial patient assessment, deployed a protective hose line, and assisted with stabilization.  After the vehicle was stabilized, they began extricating the …
21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police 21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police
21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after trying to steal from vehicles in a Connecticut parking lot, police announced.  The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, June 1 around 1:15 a.m., when a suspicious person was seen trying to open locked cars in the Center Street parking lot in Darien, according to Darien Police.  After a witness reported the incident to officers, they found him running west on Post Road (Route 1) and apprehended him in another nearby parking lot.  The suspect, New Haven County resident James Reilly of Milford, was positively identified by the witne…
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…
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Two people were killed after the disabled vehicle they were standing outside of along a busy Connecticut highway was hit by another car, police said. The events leading up to the crash began in Hartford County on Thursday, June 6 around 1:15 a.m., when a 2004 Honda Accord EX became disabled in the right lane of Route 5/15 South in East Hartford south of the on-ramp from Interstate 84 West. At this time, the three occupants who had been inside the Honda were gathered on the right shoulder.  However, for an unknown reason, one of the occupants and a pedestrian moved to the right lane, a…
Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police
Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police Two alleged shoplifters from Fairfield County were nabbed after they allegedly crashed into three vehicles while fleeing from the cops. The New Haven County incident occurred on Wednesday, May 22 in the city of Milford. It was just after 6 p.m. when it was reported that two people — 26-year-old Edwin Gonzalez and 40-year-old Tashsa Johnson — were at the Big Y at 150 Boston Post Road shoplifting. When Milford Police arrived at the grocery store, they saw Gonzales get into a car and drive off. He continued to flee down Post Road, driving recklessly and eventually striking three other ca…
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 …
CT Man Seriously Injured After Deer Flies Through Windshield CT Man Seriously Injured After Deer Flies Through Windshield
CT Man Seriously Injured After Deer Flies Through Windshield A 62-year-old Connecticut man suffered serious injuries after a deer hit by his car crashed through the windshield, striking him. The incident occurred in Hartford County on I-384 near Exit 4 around 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, in Manchester. According to Connecticut State Police, the New London County resident of Lebanon was traveling westbound on I-384 in the left lane of three when a deer ran into the roadway directly in front of the 2012 Honda Civic. The Civic hit the deer, causing it to smash through the windshield and strike the driver, causing serious injuries, state police sai…
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody CT Man Dies While In Police Custody
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody A Connecticut man picked up in a grocery store parking lot on warrants died while in police custody. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, in the Big Y Grocery Store parking lot on Boston Post Road in Milford. According to Milford Police, Michael Brown, whose age and address are unknown, was picked up by officers in the grocery store parking lot on several active arrest warrants.  Police said Brown was also a suspect in a reported larceny at another Milford grocery store. Brown was handcuffed and under control, but he appeared to be…
Fatal Crash: 74-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After 2 Vehicles Collide On CT Roadway Fatal Crash: 74-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After 2 Vehicles Collide On CT Roadway
Fatal Crash: 74-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After 2 Vehicles Collide On CT Roadway A 74-year-old Connecticut man was killed after his vehicle was hit by a pickup truck. New Haven County resident Michael Arthur Miller, of East Haven, died around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, in Oxford. According to the Connecticut State Police, Miller was riding his Harley-Davidson FLHT Classic eastbound on Silano Drive when he entered the Route 188 intersection and was hit by a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck traveling southbound. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, a 21-year-old Oxford man, was not injured, police said. The crash rema…
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle The Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office has released the identity of two bodies found inside a burned-out vehicle. Related: 2 Found Dead Inside Burning Car In Oxford The incident occurred in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside.  The medical examiner has identified the men as David J. Rivera, age 36, …
Man, Woman, Both Age 33, Killed In 2-Vehicle CT Crash Man, Woman, Both Age 33, Killed In 2-Vehicle CT Crash
Man, Woman, Both Age 33, Killed In 2-Vehicle CT Crash A man and woman were killed after being thrown from a vehicle in a two-vehicle Connecticut crash. The collision occurred in New London County around 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the intersection of North Burnham Highway, Kimball Road, and Meadowbrook Drive in Libson.  According to the Connecticut State Police, Trevor Pawlak, age 33, and Jessica Fowler, age 33, both of Griswold, in New London County, were killed after a 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycle they were riding collided with a 2014 Volkswagen Passat attempting to make a turn. An investigation found that Pawlak was driving on …