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1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In CT Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say 1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In CT Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say
1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In CT Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say A juvenile was charged with allegedly attempting to carjack an occupied vehicle after forcefully throwing a driver to the ground in an attempt to steal their car. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Thursday, May 23, in Allentown Fresh at 1941 Dixwell Ave., in Hamden. According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, three males were reported to have forcefully thrown an elderly victim to the ground. One of the suspects then sat in the car and attempted to start it; however, the keys were with the victim. Unknown bystanders scared the suspects a…
Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight
Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight A Fairfield County man was arrested after allegedly shooting his wife while attempting to shoot his stepson during a fight. The incident occurred in Stratford around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, on Bates Street. According to Capt. Jerry Pinto of the Stratford Police Department, Michael James, age 58, of Stratford, fired a round from his registered firearm while arguing with his 36-year-old stepson, Rakeem Mack. Pinto said the round also struck Michael James’ wife, Lolita Mack-James. Both Rakeem Mack and Lolita Mack-James were transported to the hospital after sustaining&nbs…
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…
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…
CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault
CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault A Connecticut man who allegedly shot two people with a pellet gun and then threatened to shoot himself in the head has been charged by police. New Haven County resident David Bertuglia, age 47, of Hamden, was charged on Thursday, May 9, for the Wednesday, April 24 incident in Hamden. According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, police responded to the area of Spruce Bank Road around 5 p.m. for a complaint from a person fishing that they had been shot in the arm with what they believed was a BB gun. The victim told officers he believed the person who shot him had fled in a vehicle. …
Man Kidnaps, Holds Woman At Knife-Point In CT, Police Say Man Kidnaps, Holds Woman At Knife-Point In CT, Police Say
Man Kidnaps, Holds Woman At Knife-Point In CT, Police Say A Connecticut man is facing multiple charges, including assault and kidnapping, after he allegedly held a family member captive for hours. The Tolland County incident began on the night of Tuesday, May 7 in the town of Willington. According to Connecticut State Police, a woman went to visit 29-year-old Jonathan Yokabaskas, her relative, where he lived in a tent off Ruby Road. While visiting his campsite, Yokabaskas allegedly threatened to kill her during an argument and would not let her leave, physically forcing her to the ground to stop her from leaving. Police said that when she t…
Frat President Assaults, Chokes Prospective Member In CT During Initiation, Police Say Frat President Assaults, Chokes Prospective Member In CT During Initiation, Police Say
Frat President Assaults, Chokes Prospective Member In CT During Initiation, Police Say The 23-year-old president of a University of Connecticut fraternity faces charges after allegedly assaulting and choking a prospective new member during his initiation process, police announced. Tolland County resident David Vallejo of Willington was arrested on Friday, May 3 on charges connected to his alleged assault of a potential new fraternity member during his initiation process, Connecticut State Police announced on Tuesday, May 7. According to Vallejo's arrest warrant, the events leading to the arrest began in early February 2024, when the victim, a University of Connecticut st…
Man Accused Of Running Over, Killing Woman In CT Now Nabbed For Sexual Assault Man Accused Of Running Over, Killing Woman In CT Now Nabbed For Sexual Assault
Man Accused Of Running Over, Killing Woman In CT Now Nabbed For Sexual Assault A Connecticut man who is charged with manslaughter for allegedly running over and killing a woman on purpose has been arrested again for an alleged sexual assault. The assault occurred in Tolland County in August 2023 in the parking lot of a Coventry commercial business. According to Coventry Police, James Sadlowski, age 31, with no address known, was charged on Tuesday, April 30, after a lengthy investigation into the sexual assault. Coventry Police said the victim had only met Sadlowski that evening. He was identified with the assistance of the Cromwell and Wolcott Police, along with con…
Man Wanted For Shelton Stabbing, Assault Nabbed By Police Man Wanted For Shelton Stabbing, Assault Nabbed By Police
Man Wanted For Shelton Stabbing, Assault Nabbed By Police A Fairfield County man who allegedly assaulted and stabbed a 35-year-old woman and then fled has been captured by police. Related: Shelton Stabbing Suspect On The Run  Christopher Graham, age 38, of Shelton, was captured on Wednesday, April 24, for the incident on Tuesday, April 23, at a Walnut Tree Hill Road home. According to Det. Christopher Nugent of the Shelton Police, officers, and EMS were called to the home for a report of a stabbing and assault of a 35-year-old woman. The initial investigation revealed that Graham and two women were hanging out at the residence. An ar…
Shelton Stabbing Suspect On Run Shelton Stabbing Suspect On Run
Shelton Stabbing Suspect On Run Police in Fairfield County are on the hunt for a man who allegedly assaulted and stabbed a woman during a fight. Update: Man Wanted For Shelton Stabbing, Assault Nabbed By Police The incident occurred in Shelton at a Walnut Tree Hill Road home around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. According to Lt. Robert Kozlowsky of the Shelton Police, officers, and EMS responded and found a 35-year-old woman suffering from a stab wound to the leg.  The initial investigation revealed that the suspect and two women were hanging out at the residence. Kozlowsky said that an argument broke …
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly stabbing another person in the chest. The incident occurred in Bridgeport at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, near the intersection of Middle Street and John Street.  According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers responding to a possible shooting found that a person had been stabbed in the chest and were on their way to a hospital. Patrol officers began canvassing the downtown area for the suspect and a crime scene. Gilleran said that police discovered and secured a crime scene outside the “G’s…
Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering
Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering Police are investigating and asking the public for help after a teenage girl was allegedly assaulted in a park during a large gathering of juveniles in Fairfield County.  The incident occurred in Greenwich around 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Byram Park. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police officers responded to Byram Park on a report of a large group of juveniles and young adults who had gathered after hours.  As the group was being disbursed, officers located a teenage girl who had been the victim of an assault. The victim was transported to a hospital, whe…
Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery
Suspect Nabbed In $100K Bridgeport Jewelry Store Robbery A Fairfield County man has been charged with robbery in the violent armed robbery of an area jewelry store last year that injured employees. Bridgeport resident, 32-year-old Adam Buster was arrested on Friday, March 15 for the Saturday, June 10, 2023 robbery of ABC Jewelry at 102 Boston Ave. According to Bridgeport Police Detective Jeffrey A. Holtz, Buster's arrest is the first of what will be several in the robbery in which the suspects made off with more than $100,000 in jewels. During the robbery, three suspects wearing masks and gloves and brandishing guns rushed into ABC Jewelry and f…
Man Accused Of Shooting Victim At Norwalk Home Man Accused Of Shooting Victim At Norwalk Home
Man Accused Of Shooting Victim At Norwalk Home A Connecticut man has been charged in connection to a shooting at a home in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Norwalk in January at an East Norwalk home. According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the victim was found with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and transported to Norwalk Hospital. Evarts said detectives were able to identify Raymond Dewitt, age 25, of New Haven, as the suspect. A search warrant for Dewitt’s home was secured and crucial evidence was obtained.  Dewitt was arrested by the US Marshals Service and Norwalk officers on Thursday, March…
Norwalk Man Charged In Darien Strangulation Case Norwalk Man Charged In Darien Strangulation Case
Norwalk Man Charged In Darien Strangulation Case A man was charged with allegedly choking a person with a wooden back scratcher until the victim almost lost consciousness in an alleged incident in Fairfield County. Adonnus Elliot, age 33, of Norwalk was arrested on a warrant at Stamford Superior Court on Tuesday, March 5 for the incident that occurred in Darien in October 2023. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, Elliot allegedly choked the victim with a wooden back scratcher, which was broken and shown to officers.  The victim reported that Elliot pressed the back scratcher into their neck until th…
Fugitive Nabbed In Bridgeport Machete Attack Fugitive Nabbed In Bridgeport Machete Attack
Fugitive Nabbed In Bridgeport Machete Attack A 22-year-old man was nabbed by US Marshals in connection with a machete attack at a Fairfield County high school. Gerald W. Valle was taken into custody in Pine Prairie, Louisianna on Friday, March 8, and extradited to Bridgeport, to face charges for a violent machete attack that occurred on Central High School property on Sunday, June 18, 2023. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, Valle attacked a 26-year-old Bridgeport man at Central High School with a machete causing a "very" large wound to his abdomen. The victim, who survived, was taken to an area hospital whe…
9 Nabbed In CT Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man: Police 9 Nabbed In CT Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man: Police
9 Nabbed In CT Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man: Police This story has been updated. Nine people, including three minors, face charges after they were apprehended at a Connecticut outlet mall following a kidnapping that occurred in New York, according to police. The arrests resulted from an incident in Middlesex County on Monday night, March 4, when police responded to the Clinton Outlets at 20 Killingworth Turnpike (Route 81) for a noise complaint and found a group of people in the mall's parking lot, according to a Clinton Police arrest report.  One of the men told officers that he had been kidnapped in Westchester while in New Rochelle,…
Bridgeport Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1 Bridgeport Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1
Bridgeport Man Charged After 4-Hour Crime Spree Robbing Multiple Women, Sexually Assaulting 1 A Fairfield County man has been charged after allegedly attacking and robbing multiple women over four hours. Cecil Mills, age 35, of Bridgeport, was arrested around 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 24 after a vehicle pursuit, crash, and foot chase that ended near the intersection of North Avenue and Madison Avenue. According to Det. Detective Jeffrey Holtz of the Bridgeport Police, the victims all report being followed by what turned out to be a stolen Toyota Camry, before being robbed and assaulted.  Mills was charged with sexually assaulting one of the three women he allegedly robbed.…
CT Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Fight, Police Say CT Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Fight, Police Say
CT Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Fight, Police Say This story has been updated. A 52-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man during a fight. Hartford County resident Marcus McDaniel, of Hartford, was arrested around 10 p.m. in Glastonbury. According to Lt. Kevin Szydlo of the Glastonbury Police, an investigation determined McDaniel attended a local gymnastics event at the Academy building when he became engaged in an altercation with the victim, whom he knew.  McDaniel and the victim exited the gymnasium and continued the altercation in the hallway outside the gymnasium wh…
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police in Connecticut are investigating after receiving numerous calls of an alleged kidnapping of a girl that turned out to be an assault. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 on Golden Street in Meriden.  According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, after receiving the calls, officers responded to the area and found an unoccupied vehicle. Officers then went to the address of the car's owner and found a man who said he was involved in the altercation, McKay said. Detectives, who took over the investigation, learned there was video survei…
Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence
Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence A Connecticut man has been accused of violating an order of protection after traveling around 150 miles to commit a home invasion in upstate New York. Just before 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, New York State Police in Saratoga County responded to a home in the town of Wilton for the report of an assault with a knife. The investigation determined New Haven County resident Thomas A. Rivera, age 50, of Naugatuck, reportedly traveled to the location unexpectedly and uninvited.  "He allegedly entered the house without permission and assaulted the victim with a knife, causing serious but n…
Norwalk Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport Norwalk Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport
Norwalk Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly strangling and beating his girlfriend after reading her text messages. Denis Mora Blanco, age 28, of Norwalk, was charged in Westport on Friday, Feb. 2, after being stopped on I-95 without headlights and a bumper dragging on the ground. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, during the stop, the officer noticed that Blanco had scratches to his face and fresh blood on his clothing.  In the passenger seat was a woman who was later identified as being in a dating relationship with Blanco. The woman had sign…
CT Man Posed As Officer, Assaulted Woman In Hotel Room: Police CT Man Posed As Officer, Assaulted Woman In Hotel Room: Police
CT Man Posed As Officer, Assaulted Woman In Hotel Room: Police A Connecticut man with multiple fake IDs was arrested after he barged into a hotel room to assault a woman he worked with, police said. The New London County incident occurred on Friday, Feb. 2 in the town of Griswold, according to Connecticut State Police. Posing as a police officer, 45-year-old Jonathan Brand of Norwich is said to have knocked on the door of a hotel room at the Comfort Inn located at 375 Voluntown Road, calling out that he was law enforcement. The woman inside — who later informed police that she knew Brand from where she worked and that he was with her and her boyfri…
Teenage Girl Charged In 3 CT Stabbings, Police Say Teenage Girl Charged In 3 CT Stabbings, Police Say
Teenage Girl Charged In 3 CT Stabbings, Police Say This story has been updated. A 16-year-old Connecticut girl has been charged with assault for allegedly stabbing three people, according to police. The incident took place in New London around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31 at a Connecticut Avenue home. Responding police found three people, ages 27, 29, and 35,  stabbed with serious, non-life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Matthew Galante of the New London Police. The three victims were transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London where they are in stable condition, Galante said.  A knife was recovered at the scen…
Greenwich Man Charged With Assault, Attacking Officers During Dispute Greenwich Man Charged With Assault, Attacking Officers During Dispute
Greenwich Man Charged With Assault, Attacking Officers During Dispute A Fairfield County was charged with alleged assault and resisting arrest after hitting another man in the face. Gudmundur Thor Kjaernested, age 18, of Greenwich, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 26 after police responded to a home for a disturbance. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police, when officers arrived, the victim said Kjaernested had hit him in the face.  When police attempted to arrest him, Slusarz said he became "agitated" and shouted obscenities, and then attempted to physically attack officers and medical personnel. Kjaenested was charged with: Assault Dis…
Duo Nabbed After Causing Fight In Bridgeport Bar, Police Say Duo Nabbed After Causing Fight In Bridgeport Bar, Police Say
Duo Nabbed After Causing Fight In Bridgeport Bar, Police Say Two Fairfield County men were charged with trespass and assault after allegedly starting a fight at a crowded bar. Bridgeport resident Juan Torres, age 35, and Newtown resident Alexander Rosa, age 41, were arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 24, following the fight at the Rum & Tequila Bar in Bridgeport. According to Capt. Lonnie Blackwell of the Bridgeport Police said officers responded to the club after receiving a call of a disturbance involving several people. When officers arrived, a bystander said "There was a war going on inside," Blackwell said. Once inside, officers found Torrest on …
Juvenile Nabbed In Police Attack During CT Street Takeover Incident, Police Say Juvenile Nabbed In Police Attack During CT Street Takeover Incident, Police Say
Juvenile Nabbed In Police Attack During CT Street Takeover Incident, Police Say A juvenile has been charged with attacking a police officer during an alleged street takeover in a Connecticut parking lot last year. The unnamed New Haven County juvenile was charged on Monday, Jan. 22 by Milford Police for the incident that took place on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at 1:45 a.m., in the Stop & Shop parking lot located at 855 Bridgeport Ave. According to Milford Police, the officer was injured when he responded to the takeover and found more than 100 people and cars in the parking lot. The officer was immediately confronted by several individuals including the teen we…
18-Year-Old Detained At Norwalk Hospital After Stabbing Boy: Police 18-Year-Old Detained At Norwalk Hospital After Stabbing Boy: Police
18-Year-Old Detained At Norwalk Hospital After Stabbing Boy: Police An 18-year-old man faces assault charges after allegedly stabbing a boy in Connecticut, causing them to be hospitalized, police announced.  The events leading up to the arrest began in Fairfield County on Saturday, Dec. 23 around 5 p.m., when Norwalk Police officers contacted the Wilton Police Department and alerted them that a boy had been taken to the Norwalk Hospital emergency rooms with stab wounds received in an incident believed to have happened in Wilton.  The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Aidan Cruickshank of Wilton, was also at the hospital with the victim and was de…
2 Men Charged In Fight That Left Man Dead At Gillette Stadium During Pats Game: DA 2 Men Charged In Fight That Left Man Dead At Gillette Stadium During Pats Game: DA
2 Men Charged In Fight That Left Man Dead At Gillette Stadium During Pats Game: DA Two Rhode Island men have been charged with assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in September that ended with the death of a 53-year-old, authorities said.   John Vieira, age 59, and Justin Mitchell, 39, of Warwick, were charged on Wednesday, Dec. 20, after months of investigation following the Sept. 17 brawl during a Patriots versus Dolphins game, the Norfolk County District Attorney said. It's unclear what sparked the brawl.  Related: Video Of Brawl At Gillette Stadium Shows Moments Before Man Collapses Dale M…
Suspect In Stamford Near-Fatal Bus Stabbing Nabbed Suspect In Stamford Near-Fatal Bus Stabbing Nabbed
Suspect In Stamford Near-Fatal Bus Stabbing Nabbed A suspect has been charged in the alleged near-fatal stabbing of a man at a Fairfield County bus stop. Olajuwon Raheem Clarke, age 29, homeless, was taken into custody in Brooklyn for the Monday, Nov. 20 stabbing of a Stamford man on a CT Transit bus, said Capt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Police. Witnesses reported that the CT Transit bus stopped at the bus stop and a man got on the bus and engaged the victim in an argument. The argument turned physical, and the suspect pulled out an unknown object from his coat pocket and stabbed the victim in the chest, Scanlon said. The …