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Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests
Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests A city official has been charged with allegedly driving under the influence after hitting a tree in Fairfield County. Bridgeport Budget Chief Nestor Nkwo was arrested around 8 p.m., Friday, March 29, after officers responded to a report of a crash on Park Avenue. According to an arrest report prepared by Bridgeport Police Officer Ryan Wilson, when he first interacted with Nkwo, who serves as the director of Bridgeport's Office of Police and Management, he talked and acted "normally." Wilson wrote that, however, when he got close, he could smell alcohol and that Nkwo could not seem to stay …
New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall
New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall With a large increase in the number of people looking to get married at a Fairfield County city hall, city officials have changed the rules. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday, April 1 a new set of rules for weddings, and those obtaining marriage licenses beginning Monday, April 15. Weddings being performed for love birds who are not Bridgeport residents must fill out a digital marriage license application form on the City’s website and submit copies of photo IDs for both people being married.  The online application is already available for people to begin booking their a…
New Update: IDs Released For 2 Killed In Bridgeport Neighborhood Shooting New Update: IDs Released For 2 Killed In Bridgeport Neighborhood Shooting
New Update: IDs Released For 2 Killed In Bridgeport Neighborhood Shooting This story has been updated. The identities have been released of two people who were killed after a shooting in a Fairfield County neighborhood in an incident in which two others were injured. The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the intersection of Stratford Avenue and Logan Street in the coastal neighborhood commonly called the East End of Bridgeport. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers arriving in the area found three victims outside 1542 Stratford Ave., suffering from numerous gunshot wounds. During that time, a fourth victim…
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say A 28-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with narcotics trafficking offenses after thousands of fentanyl pills and other drugs were allegedly found in his home.  Bridgeport resident Jermel Bates, also known as “Mel Kitty” and “Kitty,” was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, March 28, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. As alleged in the indictment, court documents, and statements made in court, in the early morning hours of Friday, June 25, 2023, Bates crashed his vehicle into a parked car in Bridgeport and fled the scene on foot.&…
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…
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…
Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport
Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Victim Known As 'Noodles' In Bridgeport A 19-year-old Fairfield County resident has been charged with the murder of another teenage man known as "Noodles." Related: 18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport Romaine Morgan of Bridgeport was arrested Tuesday, March 12 for the Thursday, March 7, murder of Kejohn Johnson, aka Noodles, found inside an Olive Street apartment shot to death. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, Morgan was charged with: Murder Tampering with evidence Carrying a pistol without a permit.  He is being held on a $2 million bond. "Outstanding job by Bridg…
23-Year-Old Woman Dead, 4 Injured In Bridgeport Crash 23-Year-Old Woman Dead, 4 Injured In Bridgeport Crash
23-Year-Old Woman Dead, 4 Injured In Bridgeport Crash A woman was killed and four other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Fairfield County. The collision occurred in Bridgeport around 10 p.m., Sunday, March 10 at the intersection of Seaview and Stratford avenues. According to Bridgeport Police Sgt. Darryl Wilson., responding officers found a black 2017 Ford Focus with an unresponsive driver and three passengers who were removed from the vehicle and transported to the Bridgeport Hospital Medical Center.  In the second vehicle, a blue 2008 Audi A4, an unresponsive woman was transported to the same hospi…
Beardsley Zoo Announces Death Of Beloved Golden Lion Tamarin Beardsley Zoo Announces Death Of Beloved Golden Lion Tamarin
Beardsley Zoo Announces Death Of Beloved Golden Lion Tamarin A popular Connecticut zoo has announced the tragic death of a much-loved golden lion tamarin who died after an unviable birth.  On Thursday, March 7, The Beardsley Zoo, located in the Fairfield County city of Bridgeport, announced the death of Cricket, a 6-year-old golden lion tamarin.  According to the zoo, Cricket died immediately after an unviable birth. Per the zoo's standard practices and procedures, a post-mortem examination was then conducted at the site and samples were sent for further testing, a spokesperson said. Zoo Director Gregg Dancho mourned the loss of Cricket in…
18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport 18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport
18-Year-Old Found Shot Dead Inside Apartment In Bridgeport Police in Fairfield County are investigating following the shooting death of an 18-year-old man found inside an apartment. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7 in the 300 block of Olive Street. Bridgeport Police responded to the area on a report of a person shot, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. Officers found the teen on the floor inside a first-floor apartment of a multi-family home. Medics quickly attempted lifesaving measures but the teen was pronounced dead at the scene. Gilleran said the victim lived at the apartment. The Brid…
Wallet Snatched Out Of Cart At Bridgeport Shopping Plaza, Police Say Wallet Snatched Out Of Cart At Bridgeport Shopping Plaza, Police Say
Wallet Snatched Out Of Cart At Bridgeport Shopping Plaza, Police Say A thief allegedly snatched a wallet out of a purse in a shopping car in Fairfield County, causing the 74-year-old victim to chase after them. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at a store located in the Stop & Shop plaza, according to Bridgeport Police. The wallet was later recovered in the parking lot by Bridgeport Police, said Scott Appleby, spokesman for the department. Medics were sent because the 74-year-old was out of breath after attempting to run after the person who took it, Appleby said. "Bridgeport Police ask that everyone stay alert to the…
26-Year-Old Woman's Suspicious Death In Redding Under Investigation 26-Year-Old Woman's Suspicious Death In Redding Under Investigation
26-Year-Old Woman's Suspicious Death In Redding Under Investigation Connecticut State Police's Major Crimes Squad has taken over the case of a suspicious death of a 26-year-old Fairfield County woman whose body was found in a wooded area. Related: Body Found In Redding On Route 53 The victim, identified as Leah Chaparro, of Bridgeport, was discovered on Sunday, Feb. 18 by a jogger in Redding on Route 53 (Glen Road). Detectives are actively investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding Chaparro’s death, state police said. Chaparro, a graduate of Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, was known for her love of music, and dancing, and had an i…
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.…
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation Connecticut pizza has a strong reputation both within the state and around the entire Northeast. And it's well-represented in new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, released by Yelp. Yelp says the rankings were determined by several factors, "including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite Squad." Three CT eateries made the list: No. 57 -  Modern Apizza, New Haven: Yelpers had high praise for the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas "cooked in an oil-fueled brick oven and served on a rec…
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters Most locations in the region have seen more snowfall than last winter, but only one location in the Northeast has exceeded the seasonal average, according to new data. "Now reaching the back stretch of the winter season, current snowfall totals across not only our area, but a large portion of the East remains below the seasonal averages," according the US National Weather Service Eastern Region Headquarters. In the first image above, areas in red have seen the most snowfall through Sunday, Feb. 18 while locations in white and sky blue have seen the least. A comparison of snowfall tota…
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas A quick-moving winter storm that is now moving east produced higher-than-expected snowfall totals in some parts of the region, especially in and around New York City and on Long Island. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location Amount Time/Date Provider New York New York City New York County (Manhattan) Central Park 2.0 inches 0700 AM 02/17 Official NWS Obs SE Greenwich Village 3.2 inches 0920 AM 02/17 NWS Employee Kings County (Brooklyn) Coney Island 9.9 inches 0655 AM 02/17 Trained Spotter Coney Is…
Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says
Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says A Fairfield County city is fighting back against drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses as the number soared to 10,000 violations so far this year. The City of Bridgeport announced on Thursday, Feb. 15, that nearly 10,000 motorists illegally passed a stopped school bus during the first six months of the school year.  The number of violations was captured through the City’s school bus camera safety program, demonstrating the ongoing public safety threat facing students on their journey to and from the classroom, city officials said.  From Sunday, Sept.…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash
New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash Police have identified a 21-year-old Fairfield County woman as the victim of a fatal crash after the vehicle she was in plunged into the Five Mile River. 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Darien SUV Crash Into Five Mile River The crash occurred just after midnight, Friday, Feb. 9 in Darien. A late model Nissan Rogue traveling eastbound on Tokeneke Road (Route 136) crossed into the westbound lane, left the roadway near the village of Rowayton line, struck fencing, and then plummeted into the Five Mile River where it met the Long Island Sound, said the Darien Police. Numerous Darien officers quickly&n…
Home Invasion: 2 Injured In Bridgeport, Suspects On Run Home Invasion: 2 Injured In Bridgeport, Suspects On Run
Home Invasion: 2 Injured In Bridgeport, Suspects On Run Police in Fairfield County are searching for two men who allegedly robbed and beat two people during a home invasion. The incident occurred in Bridgeport around 8 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 10 in the 500 block of Connecticut Avenue. Officers responded and located two victims: a 30-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman. Both are Bridgeport residents.  The victims were transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries including lacerations, contusions, and abrasions, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. Gilleran said the two suspects who fled the scene on fo…
Stamford Cop Charged For Crash That Killed Beloved Pastor Who Was Well-Known Attorney Stamford Cop Charged For Crash That Killed Beloved Pastor Who Was Well-Known Attorney
Stamford Cop Charged For Crash That Killed Beloved Pastor Who Was Well-Known Attorney A police officer has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a well-known pastor as he was responding to a call in Fairfield County. Related Story: New Update: Well-Known Pastor, Struck Killed By Stamford Police SUV Stamford Police Officer Zachary Lockwood, age 24, was charged by Connecticut State Police on Wednesday, Feb. 7 with misconduct with a motor vehicle for the Wednesday, July 26 collision that killed the Rev. Tommie Jackson. Rev. Tommie Jackson. Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church According to state police, the incident occurred when Lockwood was respo…
Toddler, 2, Killed In Single-Vehicle Bridgeport Crash Toddler, 2, Killed In Single-Vehicle Bridgeport Crash
Toddler, 2, Killed In Single-Vehicle Bridgeport Crash A 2-year-old boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash after the car he was a passenger in collided with a utility pole and was trapped by a tree on the side of a Fairfield County roadway. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 6 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6 on Reservoir Avenue near Saunders Avenue. The child was in a 2005 Honda Accord with a 29-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman traveling northbound on Reservoir Avenue when the driver lost control and hit the utility pole before coming to rest on a tree off the northbound side of the road, said Sgt. Darryl Wilson of the Bridgeport Pol…
Police-Involved Shooting: Bridgeport Officers Kill Suspect Who Fled Traffic Stop, Cops Say Police-Involved Shooting: Bridgeport Officers Kill Suspect Who Fled Traffic Stop, Cops Say
Police-Involved Shooting: Bridgeport Officers Kill Suspect Who Fled Traffic Stop, Cops Say Police in Fairfield County fatally shot a suspect allegedly involved in weapons and narcotics who fled from officers and took them on a police chase.  The shooting incident began in Bridgeport around 5:10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, and ended in New Haven County in Ansonia with the death of the unnamed suspect.  According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers were conducting a criminal investigation into weapons and narcotics violations in the area of Oak Street in Bridgeport when they attempted a motor vehicle stop. The driver of the vehicle fled from officers tra…
Fairfield County's Beardsley Zoo’s Prairie Dog Forecaster Bart Gives Groundhog Day Prediction Fairfield County's Beardsley Zoo’s Prairie Dog Forecaster Bart Gives Groundhog Day Prediction
Fairfield County's Beardsley Zoo’s Prairie Dog Forecaster Bart Gives Groundhog Day Prediction Forget those groundhogs from other states, Fairfield County's prairie dog Beardsley Bart has made his prediction. And it's sure to bring a smile to frozen faces across the region. Earlier report - Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Call As Cold Front Brings Change In Weather Pattern Prognosticating Bart shared his prediction for an early spring on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport with help from Mayor Joe Ganim. Ganim shared, “Beardsley Bart has spoken, and Spring is coming to Bridgeport!” He emphasized the impact the zoo has on the community. “Connecticut’s…
Fairfield County Man Who Dumped 100 Tires In CT Town Charged Fairfield County Man Who Dumped 100 Tires In CT Town Charged
Fairfield County Man Who Dumped 100 Tires In CT Town Charged One of two suspects wanted for allegedly dumping more than 100 tires in a Connecticut town last year has been charged by police. Fairfield County resident Lavon Spradley, age 22, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 26 for the Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, incident in New Haven County in Naugatuck. An investigation revealed a series of events involving a U-Haul truck and the disposal of tires at multiple locations, the Naugatuck Police said. Litchfield County resident Andrew Gonzalez, age 32, of Terryville, and Spradley were identified with the illegal dumping activities, police …
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 …
Woman Charged In Death Of Her 4-Week-Old Granddaughter In Bridgeport Woman Charged In Death Of Her 4-Week-Old Granddaughter In Bridgeport
Woman Charged In Death Of Her 4-Week-Old Granddaughter In Bridgeport A woman is behind bars after being charged with manslaughter in the death of her 4-week-old granddaughter in Fairfield County. Eleanor Herman, age 61, of Bridgeport, was charged on Tuesday, Jan. 23 for the Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, death. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers were called to a Bronx Avenue home for a child not breathing. The baby was transported to the hospital by her uncle before police arrived, Gilleran said. Medical staff pronounced the baby dead, he added. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the manner of death was homicide …
Fairfield County Man Nabbed With Weapons, Drugs In Vehicle During Stop, Police Say Fairfield County Man Nabbed With Weapons, Drugs In Vehicle During Stop, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Nabbed With Weapons, Drugs In Vehicle During Stop, Police Say A Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with weapons and drugs after police were called to a store for a shopper acting suspiciously. Fairfield County resident Oscar Rosado-Nazario, age 40, of Bridgeport, was charged on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in New Haven County in the Walmart parking lot in Milford. According to Milford Police, an employee at Dick's Sporting Goods called to report a shoplifter that was "acting suspiciously." When police arrived, Rosado-Nazario had already left the store, but the employee described the vehicle he left in. A short while later police said an officer spotted…
Stamford Man Charged With Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old Boy He Met On Snapchat Stamford Man Charged With Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old Boy He Met On Snapchat
Stamford Man Charged With Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old Boy He Met On Snapchat A Fairfield County man is behind bars following his arrest on child exploitation charges for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy. Rick Marro, age 42, of Stamford was charged on Thursday, Jan. 18 following an investigation into the allegations made by the boy in August 2023, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Marro appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Dave Vatti in Bridgeport and was ordered detained, Avery said. As alleged in court documents, law enforcement began investigating Marro in August 2023 after a 16-year-old boy reported that he …
Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67 Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67
Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67 A former Connecticut police officer who loved law enforcement and stargazing with a cigar has died at the age of 67. New Haven County resident Thomas K. Richard, of Ansonia,  died on Friday, Jan. 12, according to his obituary. Born in Fairfield County in Bridgeport on Sunday, July 8, 1956, and a long-time resident of Ansonia, where he lived with his family for more than 39 years, Thomas served in the Trumbull Police Department as a full-time traffic officer specializing in accident reconstruction before retiring from his assignment and transitioning to a part-time role working special …