Reports Of A Stroller Being Pushed Into Water Closes Bridgeport Park Reports Of A Stroller Being Pushed Into Water Closes Bridgeport Park
Reports Of A Stroller Being Pushed Into Water Closes Bridgeport Park A popular Fairfield County park was closed after police received a report of a stroller being pushed into the water. The incident occurred at Beardsley Park at 3102 E Main St., in Bridgeport, around 8:10 p.m., Monday, May 20. According to Tiadora Josef of the Bridgeport Police, the department received a report of a stroller being in the water at the park, which abuts a river. Josef said the Bridgeport Fire Department searched the water as a precaution and worst-case scenario. Nothing was found, and the park was reopened.
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk A Metro-North train got tangled in overhead power wires in Fairfield County, causing a small brush fire and stopping the train, causing delays. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 4:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, on an eastbound train near Moore Place, carrying passengers who had become entangled in the overhead wires that supply operational power to the train. According to Deputy Chief Jonathan Maggio of the Norwalk Fire Department, the circuit breaker for the track detected the fault and de-energized it automatically.  Maggio said a small brush fire was extinguished adjacent …
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries 39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries A Connecticut man allegedly crashed into a state police cruiser during a traffic stop on I-84, causing injuries. The New Haven County crash happened on Friday, May 17 in the town of Middlebury. According to Connecticut State Police, a trooper had pulled over a Hyundai at around 11:15 p.m. on the right shoulder of I-84 East just past the South Street Bridge overpass. While the car had its emergency lights on, a 39-year-old man driving a Toyota RAV4 on I-84 crashed into the driver’s side of the police car. He then reportedly hit the rear end of the Hyundai before flipping on its roof an…
10 Guns Stolen During Burglary Of CT Firearms Business 10 Guns Stolen During Burglary Of CT Firearms Business
10 Guns Stolen During Burglary Of CT Firearms Business An investigation is underway after 10 handguns were stolen from a Connecticut firearms business during a burglary. The incident occurred in Hartford County on Sunday, May 19, at Lock N Load Firearms, 1573 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, in Southington. According to Lt. Keith Egan of the Southington Police, officers responded to Lock N' Load Firearms for a commercial burglary. Video captured from inside the business recorded suspects entering the gun store through the business's front window, activating the alarm.  The business has reported a total of 10 handguns stolen, Ega…
School Bus Crashes With Vehicle On CT Roadway School Bus Crashes With Vehicle On CT Roadway
School Bus Crashes With Vehicle On CT Roadway One person received minor injuries during a crash between a vehicle and a school bus in Connecticut. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:30 a.m., Monday, May 20, at 38 Indian Trail in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette with the Waterbury Police, the school bus had 14 students at the time, and no injuries were reported by the bus operator or any of the students.  Bessette said the operator of the other involved vehicle was transported to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries.  The incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story. C…
Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk
Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk A fire broke out at a mixed-occupancy building with a restaurant in Fairfield County. The blaze began around 10:10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at the two-story structure in Norwalk.  The building had a Mexican eatery on the first floor and apartments on the second floor at Liberty Square. When responders arrived at the scene, heavy smoke was coming from the roof, with flames coming out the top of a large kitchen exhaust system, the Norwalk Fire Department said.  The fire, located in the kitchen exhaust system, had extended into the floors and walls of the second floor.  …
CT Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Mall Employee, Police Say CT Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Mall Employee, Police Say
CT Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Mall Employee, Police Say A woman has been arrested after police claim she was behind an attack on a Connecticut mall employee. The New Haven County incident happened on Thursday, May 16 in Meriden. Cindy Luzunaris, age 42, walked into Windsor, a women’s clothing store at the Meridan Mall, located at 470 Lewis Ave., just before 12:45 p.m., authorities said.  The Meridan resident then reportedly threw a powdery substance into an employee’s face and left.  The employee reported that her eyes were irritated and that it felt as if her throat were closing up.  She was transported to a local hospital f…
Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes
Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes Three Connecticut men were apprehended after an incident involving a woman in a CVS parking lot in New York led to a police chase and separate crashes. The chain of events began around 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Northern Westchester County. The North Castle Police Department received a call from a person reporting a concerning incident that had just occurred in the CVS parking lot at 450 Main St. in Armonk, according to Lt. Thomas McCormack. The caller reported that an unfamiliar vehicle pulled up next to her while sitting in her car in the parking lot.  The man then exited his…
Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police
Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police A Fairfield County woman was issued a summons to appear in court after allegedly throwing a fit at a Chipotle restaurant when they refused to give her a free cup. Stamford resident Galeano Hernandez, age 29, was charged with breach of peace on Wednesday, May 8, at the restaurant in Darien. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, Hernandez was picking up a delivery and asked an employee for an empty cup, which resulted in an argument after she was asked to pay.  The employee told officers that Hernandez got upset, came around the counter, and began yelling a…
15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital 15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital
15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital Police are investigating after some 15 vehicles were broken into in the parking area of a Connecticut hospital. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 1:20 p.m., Monday, May 13, at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. According to Officer Alex Torres of the Wallingford Police, responding officers found at least 15 employee vehicles had been broken into.  Many had their windows smashed and wallets and valuables taken, Torres said. Several vehicles were parked by the softball field and in the parking area.  The department asks anyone with information to contact the departmen…
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…
21-Year-Old Who Assaulted CT Teens, Fled State, Arrested: Police 21-Year-Old Who Assaulted CT Teens, Fled State, Arrested: Police
21-Year-Old Who Assaulted CT Teens, Fled State, Arrested: Police Nearly three years after a man allegedly assaulted a pair of teen girls in Connecticut, police have extradited and arrested him. Carlos Davila, age 21 of New London County was arrested on Wednesday, May 15 for the Montville incident, which occurred in 2021, Connecticut State Police announced. According to his arrest warrant, Davila (who was 19 at the time) met with two 14-year-old girls near Oakville Elementary School on July 9, 2021. He had met one of the two girls on Instagram, where he reportedly asked her for explicit pictures, which she did not send. Davila then asked the girl to m…
Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident
Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident Four suspects are at large after an overnight burglary at a jewelry store in Fairfield County. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, in Darien at David Harvey Jewelers at 995 Post Rd. (Route 1). Upon arrival, officers discovered a smashed front door and scattered jewelry on the sidewalk. Numerous display cases were smashed inside the store, with jewelry strewn across the floor. Video surveillance footage released by the Darien Police Department revealed the suspects wearing masks and gloves, forcibly entering the premises with a sledgehammer, and proceeding to ransack …
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say A 33-year-old woman was hit with criminal charges after causing a disturbance at a Connecticut middle school and refusing to leave, police said. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera of Milford was arrested following an incident at West Shore Middle School on Wednesday, May 1, Milford Police announced on Wednesday, May 15. According to the department, on the day of the incident, Rivera allegedly caused a disturbance and yelled profanities at the school. She also refused to leave after school staff told her to several times, police said. She was later taken into custody on Friday, Ma…
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say A 29-year-old woman was charged with larceny for allegedly taking part in a bank scam that cost a Fairfield County resident $45,000. Gabriella Rodrigues, age 29, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested on Friday, May 10, after she turned herself in to Darien Police on a warrant. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the warrant stems from an incident reported in September 2023 where the victim reported she received a call from a man claiming to be an employee with her bank and that there had been fraud on her account. The victim provided information the suspect used t…
Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Nabbed In Waterbury Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Nabbed In Waterbury
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…
Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle For Crash That Killed CT Couple Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle For Crash That Killed CT Couple
Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle For Crash That Killed CT Couple A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man faces two counts of homicide by vehicle while DUI in connection with a deadly Feb. 24 crash, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.  John Thomas Wadlinger, a resident of Croydon, is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, and related counts, prosecutors say.  Bucks County District Attorney's Office Authorities believe Wadlinger was under the influence of methamphetamine and driving twice the speed limit when he crashed into a Nissan Sentra at Ford Road and Veterans Highw…
Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say
Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say A 35-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly stealing checks from Fairfield County mailboxes and changing the amount before cashing them. New York City resident Boris Vivies, age 35, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, for the incident in Wilton in September 2022. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, officers received complaints that checks had been stolen from mailboxes, altered, and then cashed for $4,000. An extensive investigation found that Vivies was responsible for thefts, and an arrest warrant was issued. On Thursday, May 2, Vivies was detained b…
26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash 26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash
26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash A Connecticut man has died after his truck veered across a highway and rolled over. The crash occurred in Hartford around 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, on Route 5/15 northbound, south of Exit 89. According to the Connecticut State Police, 26-year-old Andrew Joel Saez of Windsor Locks was driving a 2006 Toyota Tundra when, for unknown reasons, the truck veered across the right lane and entered the left lane of the Exit 89 off-ramp. State Police said the truck veered into the right lane, crossed the right shoulder, and entered the grassy area to the right of the off-ramp.  It then rolled…
Trooper's Car Hit In Construction Zone In Connecticut Trooper's Car Hit In Construction Zone In Connecticut
Trooper's Car Hit In Construction Zone In Connecticut A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he rear-ended a trooper’s car in a construction zone. The Hartford County incident occurred on Tuesday, May 14 in Wethersfield. At about 5:30 a.m. that morning, a Connecticut State Police car was in the left lane conducting traffic for a construction project on I-91 north near Exit 25. The trooper’s car was fully stopped with the emergency lights on while transportation workers worked in the left lane when a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 25-year-old Joseph Fritz, allegedly rammed into the back of the vehicle. Both Joseph and the offi…
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Police Say
Stamford Woman Nabbed For Norwalk Shooting, Cops 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…
Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say Hundreds of Connecticut parkgoers were sent into a panic and ran after two men got into a fight, and one allegedly showed a weapon. The incident occurred in New London County around 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton. According to Capt. Gregory McCarthy of the Groton Police, at the time of the incident, the park was the site of several youth sporting events with several hundred spectators in attendance.  McCarthy said an investigation found that two men identified as Massachusetts resident Randall J. Clark, age 43, of Medford in Middlese…
38-Year-Old CT Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In NY 38-Year-Old CT Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In NY
38-Year-Old CT Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In NY The identity has been released of the victim of a fatal crash on a busy Hudson Valley roadway. The incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Orange County on Route 211 near Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. New York State Police say that a preliminary investigation revealed that Connecticut resident Mary C. Shea, age 38, from the town of Naugatuck in New Haven County, was walking on Route 211 when she stepped off the curb and into the right lane of traffic when she was struck by a 2017 Ford Escape that was traveling west. The operator of the vehicle stopped, called 911 and attemp…
Man Enters CT Highway In Right Direction, Crashes, Continues Going Wrong Way: Police Man Enters CT Highway In Right Direction, Crashes, Continues Going Wrong Way: Police
Man Enters CT Highway In Right Direction, Crashes, Continues Going Wrong Way: Police A 58-year-old man faces charges after entering a Connecticut highway, crashing while under the influence, and continuing the wrong way, police said.  Hartford County resident James Sanders of East Granby was arrested on Monday morning, May 13 following an incident on Interstate 91 North in Windsor, Connecticut State Police announced.  According to authorities, around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, a vehicle crashed on I-91 North in the area of Exit 40. Arriving police saw that Sanders was showing signs of impairment as he told them he had crashed into the highway's center median.&…
Man Accused Of Assaulting Passengers Following I-95 Greenwich Crash Man Accused Of Assaulting Passengers Following I-95 Greenwich Crash
Man Accused Of Assaulting Passengers Following I-95 Greenwich Crash A man was charged with alleged assault after attacking two passengers and crashing the vehicle in Greenwich. The incident occurred on I-95 southbound in Greenwich around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, near Exit 5. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and Greenwich Police responded to the crash and found that it had occurred during a fight inside the car between the driver, Vilhomme Mondesir, age 47, of Fort Worth, Florida. The two passengers explained that they were all coworkers. They said an argument began when Mondesir stopped at a shopping plaza after driving for several hours…
CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman
CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman A 47-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman during a domestic violence incident. New Haven County resident Brian Lambert of Southbury was arrested on Friday, May 10. According to Connecticut State Police and Southbury Police, around noon on May 10, officers responded to the area of Elaine Drive and Curt Smith Road after receiving information that Lambert was seen dragging a woman through a wooded area of Elaine Drive, forcibly push her into a vehicle and then take off at a high rate of speed. Responding officers searched the immediate…
Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility
Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility A 29-year-old Connecticut man was killed, and two women were injured during a shooting at a rental hall. The incident occurred in New Haven County just before 1:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, at So Blu Niq, a part facility in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, Shaquille Morris of Waterbury was identified as the victim who later died from his injuries at a hospital shortly after police arrived on the scene. Two additional victims were identified as 39 and 44-year-old females, both of Waterbury, who sustained life-threatening injuries and were treated and r…
Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway
Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash occurred in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at 836 East Main St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The motor vehicle driver remained on the scene and was not injured.  Bessette said that the pedestrian had been identified as an adult male. The man has not been identified by police pending notification of his family.  This accident is under investigation by t…
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was taken into custody after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of products from a Connecticut Macy's and hitting an employee who confronted her, police said. The incident happened in New Haven County on Monday, May 6 around 4:45 p.m., when a shoplifter was confronted by police at the Macy's in Milford at 1201 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1).  According to Milford Police, an investigation determined that the alleged shoplifter, New Haven resident Erica Blake, had stolen $421 worth of merchandise from the store.  Blake also allegedly hit and threatened an employee wh…
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police A 19-year-old man faces several charges after striking an officer and police vehicle while driving away from a traffic stop in Connecticut, authorities said. The incident leading to the arrest began in New Haven County on Wednesday, May 8, when a Milford Police officer saw a black Acura TSX allegedly slow down in the middle of an intersection and create a backfire while traveling west on Boston Post Road.  According to Milford Police, officers stopped the Acura and approached the vehicle, soon seeing what appeared to be a firearm in the back seat. At this time, the driver, 19-year-old …