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Don't Fall For It: Scammers Impersonating Fairfield County Police Officers Don't Fall For It: Scammers Impersonating Fairfield County Police Officers
Don't Fall For It: Scammers Impersonating Fairfield County Police Officers Don’t fall for it. Police in Connecticut are warning residents to be on the lookout for scammers who are impersonating law enforcement officers. In Fairfield County, the Greenwich Police Department issued a warning Friday, July 12, that residents have received phone calls from a “Detective Steve McMorris” about purported outstanding summons. The caller claims to be from the Greenwich Police Department of the Old Greenwich Police Department. “This call is a scam and DO NOT reply,” the agency said on Facebook. “The Greenwich Police Department does not have anyone by that name, and the Old …
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes (D--4th District) is the latest sitting representative to call upon President Joe Biden to call it quits on his presidential campaign. Himes, whose district covers 17 towns and cities in most of Fairfield County and some of New Haven County, is also the first member of the state's congressional delegation to do so. He announced on X following Biden's much-anticipated press conference on Thursday, July 11, during which he said the president's record of public service is unrivaled.  "His accomplishments are immense," Himes wrote. "His legacy as a great …
Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police
Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DUI and failure to drive right after he was seen swerving in the roadway at a high rate of speed. Dylan Herbert, age 32, of Wilton, was charged around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, in New Canaan during a selective enforcement in the area of Old Stamford Road and Jelliff Mill Road. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, Herbert was spotted by officers traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Stamford Road and swerving in the roadway. While speaking with Herbert, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage…
School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student In Norwalk School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student In Norwalk
School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student In Norwalk A Fairfield County school guidance counselor has been charged with alleged sexual assault of a student. Luisa Melchionne, age 37, of New Canaan, was arrested on a warrant on Thursday, July 11, in connection with a complaint filed in April. According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the department began an investigation into the claims of an inappropriate relationship with a student at Nathan Hill Middle School in Norwalk. The department's Special Victims Unit assumed the investigation and determined that Melchionne, a Nathan Hale Middle School guidance counselor, was se…
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Born and raised in Greenwich, District 36 (Greenwich, North Stamford, and portions of Stamford, New Canaan, and Newfield-Westover-Turn of River) State Sen. Ryan Fazio still calls the town home.  First elected to the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, the investment advisor has also spent years volunteering for Greenwich United Way and Meals on Wheels. In 2021, Fazio first came to the senate after winning a special election upon the sudden resignation of Sen. Alex Kasser (D). In 2022, by a very slight margin, he beat his democratic opponent to retain his senate seat in the general e…
ID Released For Man Found Dead In Fairfield County Woods ID Released For Man Found Dead In Fairfield County Woods
ID Released For Man Found Dead In Fairfield County Woods Police have announced the identity of the missing man found dead in a wooded area of Connecticut during a search. The deceased man has been identified as Fairfield County resident Santos Eujedo Perez, who hails from Stamford. His age has not yet been released. Original Report: Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan Perez was found in a wooded area of New Canaan after the town’s police began a search for the missing man alongside Stamford Police in the late hours of Monday, July 8. His body was discovered shortly after midnight on Tuesday, July 9. Prior to …
38-Year-Old Who Drowned In Trumbull Known For 'Tirelessly Helping Others' 38-Year-Old Who Drowned In Trumbull Known For 'Tirelessly Helping Others'
38-Year-Old Who Drowned In Trumbull Known For 'Tirelessly Helping Others' A Fairfield County social worker who drowned while swimming in a lake is being remembered for "tirelessly helping others." Related: 38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake William "Will" Krahe, age 38, of Trumbull, died around 7 p.m. at Pinewood Lake, in the Nichols section of Trumbull, on Wednesday, July 3. Police said Will had been at the lake with family members and was swimming near a floating dock anchored a short distance from the shoreline beach when he went under the water and did not surface. Will was born in Bridgeport to William and Eileen Krahe and grew up in Fairfield, whe…
Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan
Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan A missing Fairfield County man was found dead in a wooded area during a search by police. The incident occurred in New Canaan shortly after 12 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, during the late evening hours of Monday, July 08, the New Canaan Police Department began assisting the Stamford Police Department in a missing persons investigation.  The missing person, a Stamford man, was last reported seen working at a house under renovation during the afternoon hours in New Canaan, DeFelice said. During a search of the area, DeFelice said the…
Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury
Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury Police in Fairfield County are investigating a shooting at a city park during a dispute in which no one was injured. The incident occurred in Danbury around 4:45 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Rogers Park on Memorial Drive.  According to Danbury Police, officers responded to the park on a report of shots being fired. An investigation by detectives determined that a dispute took place and shots were fired, but no one was injured.  "This is an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the community," the department said.  Anyone with information is asked to call 203-790-TIPS or…
21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Newtown Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say 21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Newtown Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say
21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Newtown Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say A 21-year-old Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop in a stolen vehicle and trying to break into a home to get away. Danbury resident Joao Gabriel Almeida-Bastos was nabbed around 11:30 a.m., Sunday, July 7, on Toddy Hill Road in Newtown. According to Lt. Scott Smith of the Newtown Police, during a routine traffic stop, Almeida-Bastos made a U-turn and accelerated northbound as the officer exited his cruiser. Smith said that the vehicle, which had been stolen in Danbury days earlier, had left the southbound shoulder of the roadway an…
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police A 36-year-old man faces a long list of charges after shoplifting from a Connecticut mall, threatening security with what appeared to be a gun, and leading officers on a chase that ended in a residential garage, police announced.  On Wednesday, July 3, just before 5 p.m., security at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford reported to the police that a suspect had threatened them. The suspect then fled into the woods behind the Old Glory Store at 1250 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in New Haven County. According to Milford Police, officers learned that the suspect had first encountered mall se…
Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County
Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County A Fairfield County Police officer was charged with stalking and fear of safety, among other charges, in connection with a domestic violence case. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police Department, Officer Dani Soto, was arrested on Wednesday, July 3, following a criminal investigation that began in May into domestic violence allegations. Soto, age 47, of Bridgeport, has been on administrative leave during the investigation. With the department since 2017, Soto was charged with: Five counts of stalking -- fear of physical safety Four counts of unlawful restraint 22 cou…
Fairfield County Towns, Cities Move Fireworks Due To Approaching Storms Fairfield County Towns, Cities Move Fireworks Due To Approaching Storms
Fairfield County Towns, Cities Move Fireworks Due To Approaching Storms Don't worry; thunderstorms forecast for the weekend won't ruin planned fireworks displays in Fairfield County; they are just moved a day later.  Numerous cities and towns, including Stamford, New Canaan, Fairfield, and Greenwich, announced on Friday, July 5, that they have canceled fireworks scheduled for Saturday, July 6, to Sunday, July 7. All the details remain the same, such as time and place, just the date has changed. "Safety is always our top priority in making any decision to postpone," said Fairfield First Selectman William Gerber. "The weather for Sunday is expecte…
38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake 38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake
38-Year-Old Drowns In Trumbull Lake A Fairfield County man died after divers found his body at the bottom of a lake. The incident occurred in Trumbull around 7 p.m. at Pinewood Lake, in the Nichols section of town, on Wednesday, July 3. According to Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police, William Krahe, of Trumbull, was pulled from the water at Pinewood Lake.  He was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead after police and fire department personnel located him underwater and brought him to shore, Weir said. Weir said Krahe had been at the lake with family members and wa…
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Making healthy eating a part of your lifestyle will be a whole lot easier in Fairfield County when the plant-based eatery Green & Tonic expands with a new location in Stamford.  Located in the heart of downtown Stamford at 54 West Park Place, the store will open in August 2024.  G&T Stamford is the first of three forthcoming stores in Fairfield County, with new locations coming to Glenville and Old Greenwich this year, said spokeswoman Michelle Calarco.  The new Stamford Green & Tonic location.  Green & Tonic Green & Tonic is a plant-bas…
Skimming Device Found On ATM At Fairfield Gas Station Skimming Device Found On ATM At Fairfield Gas Station
Skimming Device Found On ATM At Fairfield Gas Station Police in Fairfield County are warning residents to check their bank statements after a skimming device was found on an ATM at a gas station. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl with the Fairfield Police Department said the device was found at the Mobil Gas Station at 1271 Stratfield Road on Monday, July 1.  An ATM repair technician discovered the device, but it is unknown when it was placed there, Stahl said.  Steps to Protect Yourself: Check your bank statements: If you have used this ATM, review your bank statements for any unauthorized withdrawals. Notify your bank: Consider co…
30-Year-Old Dies In Danbury Crash With Garbage Truck 30-Year-Old Dies In Danbury Crash With Garbage Truck
30-Year-Old Dies In Danbury Crash With Garbage Truck A Connecticut man was killed following a crash with a garbage truck in Fairfield County. New Haven County resident Carlos Davila, age 30, of Ansonia, was killed around 6 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, in the area of 14 Mill Plain Road in Danbury. According to Erin Henry of the Danbury Police, Davila was driving a motorcycle when the crash occurred with a garbage truck. He was transported to Danbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Henry said. Henry said the garbage truck driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police.  Mill Plain Road was closed while the Danbury …
Norwalk Police Officer Retires After Arrest For Road Rage, Violating Department Rules Norwalk Police Officer Retires After Arrest For Road Rage, Violating Department Rules
Norwalk Police Officer Retires After Arrest For Road Rage, Violating Department Rules A Fairfield County police officer who was arrested for allegedly throwing objects at a car and attempting to run it off the roadway during a road rage incident has retired from the department. Related: Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman Norwalk Police Officer David Vetare, age 54, was charged on Saturday, March 9, in Trumbull around noon on Route 25 South near Exit 6, according to the Connecticut State Police. Norwalk Police Chief James Walsh said on Wednesday, July 3, that Vetare was charged with reckless driving, operating a motor …
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say Several Connecticut restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to their wine offerings, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator. A total of 36 eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine. The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are (by county):  Fairfield County: L'Escale Restaurant, Greenwich; Tony's at the J House, Riverside; Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford; The Restaurant At Rowayton Seafood, …
Norwalk Man, 27, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Norwalk Man, 27, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old
Norwalk Man, 27, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old A Fairfield County man is being held on a $750,000 bond after being charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old. In May of 2023, the Norwalk Police Department’s Special Victims Unit began to investigate an incident where a 4-year-old was reported to have been sexually assaulted by Ricardo Cruz Cisneros, age 27. According to Sgt. Ryan. Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the investigation led to an arrest warrant to be issued on Monday, July 1, for Cisneros.  During the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 2, Cisneros was seen driving in Norwalk. Evart said th…
Unruly Man, 74, Charged With DUI At Private Darien Club, Police Say Unruly Man, 74, Charged With DUI At Private Darien Club, Police Say
Unruly Man, 74, Charged With DUI At Private Darien Club, Police Say An unruly 74-year-old man was charged with allegedly driving while intoxicated after police were called to a private Fairfield County beach club. Peter Welsh, of Middlesex County in Marlborough, Massachusetts, was arrested on Wednesday, June 19, at the Tokeneke Beach Club in Darien. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, officers were called to the club on a report of a possible unruly, intoxicated man.  Officers identified the individual as Welsh, who exhibited signs of intoxication and had a small laceration on his arm, Vigil said. Following a series …
Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch First CT Locale In Greenwich Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch First CT Locale In Greenwich
Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch First CT Locale In Greenwich Gourmet grocery fans will be ecstatic to learn that DeCicco & Sons is making its Connecticut debut with a new store in Fairfield County.  It will occupy a 20,000-square-foot space at 11 Glen Ridge Road in Greenwich. The store is slated to welcome shoppers in the Summer of 2025, pending town approval. A specific opening date has not yet been announced. Store officials said Greenwich residents can look forward to "an unparalleled selection of premium products," including their acclaimed beer selection, Italian bakery, fresh produce, and highly rated prepared…
Steven Bannon Set To Report To Danbury Prison To Serve Sentence Steven Bannon Set To Report To Danbury Prison To Serve Sentence
Steven Bannon Set To Report To Danbury Prison To Serve Sentence Steve Bannon, a once trusted strategist to former President Donald Trump, is set to report to prison Monday, July 1, in Fairfield County. Bannon, a conservative podcaster, is set to begin a four-month sentence at the federal prison in Danbury for defying a congressional subpoena that was investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots. The 70-year-old had turned to the US Supreme Court to avoid reporting to prison. That request was denied on Friday, June 28, by the court. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as of 11 a.m. Monday, Bannon had not yet reported to "any" federal prison.&nb…
Scam Alert: Fairfield County Police Warn Of Fake Jury Duty Phone Calls Scam Alert: Fairfield County Police Warn Of Fake Jury Duty Phone Calls
Scam Alert: Fairfield County Police Warn Of Fake Jury Duty Phone Calls Authorities alerted residents to be on high alert after multiple people got phony calls about attending jury duty. The Fairfield County warning was made on Friday, June 28 by police in the town of Ridgefield. According to the local authorities, several residents had been contacted about attending jury duty by somebody using a phone number with the area code 203. The scammer claimed to be a Sergeant from the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office. Police emphasized that these calls (and sometimes emails) are scams, and that court officers will never ask for information such as a Social Secu…
Danbury Man Caught With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Traffic Stop: Police Danbury Man Caught With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Traffic Stop: Police
Danbury Man Caught With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Traffic Stop: Police A Connecticut man faces a felony weapons charge after being caught with an illegally possessed gun during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley, police announced.  Fairfield County resident Mathew Conti of Danbury, age 27, was arrested in Putnam County on a weapons charge on Tuesday, June 25, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, June 28.  According to the Sheriff's Office, at around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies saw a vehicle with an obscured license plate driving north on Route 22 near the interchange with Interstate 684 in Brewster and pulled it over. After th…
Shelton House Damaged In Fire Re-burned Due To Large Amount Of Fireworks Inside Shelton House Damaged In Fire Re-burned Due To Large Amount Of Fireworks Inside
Shelton House Damaged In Fire Re-burned Due To Large Amount Of Fireworks Inside A controlled burn will be held inside a Connecticut residence that was damaged in a fire because of the large amount of fireworks discovered in the garage and basement, police announced.  The Fairfield County residence, located in Shelton at 7 Bruce Dr., was scheduled to be re-burned on Thursday, June 27, according to the Shelton Police Department.  The home was originally damaged in a blaze on Saturday, June 22 around 6:45 p.m., when a fire began inside the residence. After around 40 minutes, the flames were put out, according to the Shelton Fire Department.  After the fire…
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7;15 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 48,000 customers in Connecticut are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in Hartford and Litchfield counties, with a combined 33,808. Here's a breakdown by counties in the state: Hartford - 21,009 Litchfield - 12,799 Middlesex - 4,886 Windham - 4,099 Tolland - 2,300 Fairfield - 1,290 New Haven - 1,160 New London - 223 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
ID Released For Shelton Man Killed In Fiery Crash ID Released For Shelton Man Killed In Fiery Crash
ID Released For Shelton Man Killed In Fiery Crash Police have identified a Fairfield County man who was killed in a single-car fiery crash in Shelton. Related: Man Killed In Fiery Shelton Crash Mauricio Sierra Zapata, age 24, of Shelton.was killed around 11:30 on Sunday, June 23, in the area of Commerce Drive and Research Drive. According to Det. Christopher Nugent of the Shelton Police, responding firefighters and police found the car on fire and pulled Zapata out of the vehicle. He was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  The Shelton Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is activ…
Discover Authentic Italian Cuisine At Marcello's Italian Eatery In Monroe Discover Authentic Italian Cuisine At Marcello's Italian Eatery In Monroe
Discover Authentic Italian Cuisine At Marcello's Italian Eatery In Monroe Since 1990, Nicholas DeVellis and his family have been a cornerstone of Italian cuisine in Fairfield County. With the recent opening of Marcello's Italian Eatery in Monroe, Connecticut, the DeVellis family continues their legacy of bringing a little slice of Italy to the local community. Located in the charming Clock Tower Square at 477 Main Street, Marcello's offers an authentic and inviting dining experience that is sure to delight all who visit. Marcello's Italian Eatery prides itself on serving traditional Italian dishes crafted with love and the finest ingredients. From classic pasta di…
Woman Threatens Greenwich Business, Damages Windows, Doors, Police Say Woman Threatens Greenwich Business, Damages Windows, Doors, Police Say
Woman Threatens Greenwich Business, Damages Windows, Doors, Police Say This story has been updated. A Connecticut woman has been charged with alleged threatening and harassment after writing messages on the doors of a Fairfield County business and sending numerous text messages. The incident occurred in Greenwich overnight between Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, on Sound Beach Avenue. According to Lt. Patrick Smyth of the Greenwich Police, New Haven County resident Erin Zeidenberg, age 54, of North Haven, turned herself in to police on Saturday, June 22, on an active warrant after being caught on surveillance writing messages on the front doors and wind…
18-Year-Old Charged In 3 Stamford Armed Carjackings Of High-End Vehicles 18-Year-Old Charged In 3 Stamford Armed Carjackings Of High-End Vehicles
18-Year-Old Charged In 3 Stamford Armed Carjackings Of High-End Vehicles An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with three armed carjackings in Fairfield County of high-end vehicles earlier this year. On Tuesday, June 18, the Stamford Police Department Major Crimes Unit concluded its investigation into New Haven County resident Tyssan Woods of Waterbury for his involvement in three carjackings that occurred during the early mornings of Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, in Stamford.  According to Capt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Police, investigators gathered digital and forensic evidence at the scenes, linking Woods to these crimes.  …