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Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was busted for alleged DUI after she was seen by police sticking the roadside curbs and crossing over the double-yellow line. Norwalk resident Christina Alicea, age 29, was charged on Sunday, April 21, on Post Road in Darien. According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, a Darien officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Post Road that swerved to the right into the shoulder, striking the curb, and then was seen crossing over the double-yellow line. When stopped, the officer reported he could smell alcohol on Alicea's breath and she later failed field sobri…
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Two vape shop employees were charged with the alleged possession of marijuana with intent to sell in Fairfield County after police seized more than seven pounds of pot at a vape shop not licensed to sell marijuana. The two employees, Nusrat Shaika, age 20, of the Bronx, and MD Shohidul Joy, age 19, of Queens, were arrested on Thursday, April 11, during the execution of a search warrant at Smoke House 1 Vape Shop in Norwalk.  According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, officers from the Norwalk Police, and the state Department of Consumer Protection Smoke House, the warrant was…
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say 2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say Two people in a week have been the victim of a pickpocket at a Fairfield County Trader Joe's. The first incident occurred on Monday, April 1, at the store at 436 Post Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, a woman told officers she was shopping at Trader Joe's around 12:45 p.m. when she realized her wallet was missing from her purse after shopping in the store. Skoumbros said the victim stated that before she could cancel her credit cards, she received a text alert from one of her cards about a fraudulent purchase at the Apple store in the SoNo Collectio…
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place
Fresh Seafood, Sushi Highlight New Norwalk Restaurant A new restaurant in Fairfield County offering fresh seafood, sushi, and craft cocktails is owned by a longtime local restaurateur familiar with the local culinary landscape.  The Pompano in Norwalk opened in early March at 16 North Main St., the former home of Evarito's, a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a rooftop bar owned by Christian Burns. Burns's restaurant credits include The Ginger Man in Greenwich and the former Cask Republic, beer taverns throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. “The allure for me has always been this amazing location in the heart of SoNo and the space (1…
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury 3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury Three people were able to escape a Fairfield County house fire without injury. The fire occurred in New Canaan on White Shade Oak Lane around 11:40 p.m., Monday, April 8. According to Jill Stayman with the New Canaan Fire Department, the fire started at the rear of the two-car garage and extended into the attic area above it. The three occupants in the home were alerted to the fire when the smoke detector was activated. All were able to self-evacuate without injury, Stayman said.  New Canaan firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and prevent its extension into …
Teacher From Norwalk Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students Teacher From Norwalk Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students
Teacher From Norwalk Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students An elementary school teacher in Fairfield County has been accused of inappropriately touching a dozen students. On Friday April 5, the Stamford Police Department Family Services Unit executed a search-and-seizure warrant at a residence in Norwalk after being notified by the Department of Children and Families in February, leading to an investigation with student testimonies in which each of the students disclosed details of their encounters. All 12 victims were female students  at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Stamford. The teacher, Andrew Park, was arrested and charged with 12…
Norwalk 26-Year-Old Driving With Baby In Lap Nabbed With Drugs, Gun, Police Say Norwalk 26-Year-Old Driving With Baby In Lap Nabbed With Drugs, Gun, Police Say
Norwalk Man With Baby In Lap Nabbed With Drugs, Gun: Police A 26-year-old Fairfield County man allegedly driving with a baby in his lap, was busted on gun and narcotics charges. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 11:50 a.m., Sunday, March 31 A Norwalk man was arrested on gun and narcotics charges while driving around Naud Rodriguez, of Norwalk, was charged after a Norwalk Police officer pulled him over for driving with an unsecured baby on his lap, said Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police. When the officer spoke to Rodriguez he noticed there was no baby seat in the vehicle and a strong smell of marijuana, Evarts said. A search of the car l…
Norwalk Carjacking Suspects On Run Norwalk Carjacking Suspects On Run
Norwalk Carjacking Suspects On Run Police in Fairfield County are searching for two armed suspects who allegedly carjacking one person and attempted a second but were deterred. The first carjacking occurred in Norwalk around 5 a.m. Thursday, March 28, on Westport Avenue. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, two men armed with a gun stole a BMW X3 from the owner.  A short time later the suspects attempted another carjacking at the intersection Dry Hill Road and Westport Avenue, Podgorski said. The driver was able to maneuver the vehicle past the suspects and flee. The carjacked vehicle was recovered…
29-Year-Old Accused Of Ordering Pizza, Then Robbing Delivery Man In Norwalk 29-Year-Old Accused Of Ordering Pizza, Then Robbing Delivery Man In Norwalk
29-Year-Old Accused Of Ordering Pizza, Then Robbing Delivery Man In Norwalk Police in Fairfield County have charged a 29-year-old man with ordering food from a pizza restaurant and then allegedly robbing the driver. Harlie Thompson, of Norwalk, was arrested on Wednesday, March 20 for the Saturday, Feb. 24, crime. According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, Thompson made a phone order to a local restaurant for food delivery to an address on Meadow Street.  When the delivery driver went to that location, he was approached by Thompson who acted as if he was concealing a firearm and pressed it against the driver, Thompson then proceeded to…
Duo From Norwalk, Stamford Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Duo From Norwalk, Stamford Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police
Duo From Norwalk, Stamford Nabbed In NY With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Two teenagers from Connecticut were caught on I-87 in the Hudson Valley with a stash of ammo and gun parts, according to police. The Fairfield County pair was arrested on Sunday, March 17 in Rockland County, according to the New York State Police. Just after 1:30 p.m. that day, state police in the village of Suffern stopped a 2024 Kia on Interstate 87 for traffic violations. However, when they pulled over the two teens, 18-year-old Alijah Matias Williams and 19-year-old Tocloveson Pierre, authorities reportedly found a stash of ammo and weapons parts inside the car, including: Two P-…
'Gourmet-Like Food In Stylish Old Dining Room': New Norwalk Eatery Quickly Gaining Notice 'Gourmet-Like Food In Stylish Old Dining Room': New Norwalk Eatery Quickly Gaining Notice
'Gourmet-Like Food In Stylish Old Dining Room': New Norwalk Eatery Quickly Gaining Notice For those who like a little history and nostalgia along with their food, a new bar, and bistro tucked along a Fairfield County street offers both, along with an updated American menu that foodies and Yelpers say is approachable and includes everything from pasta to seafood and steaks. Located in Norwalk, the 1920 Bar & Bistro at 2 Wilton Ave., in the "Old Norwalk" section of the city, is named after the year the building was built, originally as the first electric generation plant in the city. According to the restaurant, it became a hat factory years later and then home to several rest…
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Norwalk Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Norwalk
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Norwalk Call it a hen-semble worth shaking your tail feathers over. Two Connecticut food brands have teamed up to hatch a new chicken sandwich creation sure to get any carnivore’s mouth watering. New Haven-based Haven Hot Chicken and bakery Chabaso officially launched their Garlic Parm Sandwich on Monday, March 18. It is now or will soon be available for a limited time only at these nine Hot Chicken locations: Downtown New Haven (21 Whitney Ave.),  Orange (550 Boston Post Road),  Norwalk (596 Westport Ave.),  North Haven (146 Washington Ave.),  Storrs (1206 Storrs Road),&nbs…
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…
FDA Recalls Westport Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Westport Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Westport Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
Stamford ShopRite Renovates, Expands Services Stamford ShopRite Renovates, Expands Services
Stamford ShopRite Renovates, Expands Services Big changes are coming to a Fairfield County ShopRite that is undergoing a renovation. The privately owned grocery chain announced on Thursday, March 14, that the renovation of its Commerce Street ShopRite, located at 1990 W. Main St. in Stamford, is well underway. The Commerce Street store renovation will feature a new exterior façade and interior decor enhancements, as well as completely reimagined floral, produce, prepared foods, seafood, meat, dairy, and frozen departments. Company officials said it will also include space for a dedicated beer and craft brew section. The store remains…
Norwalk Vape Shop Employee Busted With 4 Pounds Of Pot, Police Say Norwalk Vape Shop Employee Busted With 4 Pounds Of Pot, Police Say
Norwalk Vape Shop Employee Busted With 4 Pounds Of Pot, Police Say A vape shop employee was charged with alleged possession of more than one kilo of pot during a warrant search in Fairfield County. The search occurred in Norwalk on Wednesday, March 13 at the Smoke House 1 Vape Shop on Connecticut Avenue. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the search was part of an ongoing investigation into non-licensed shops selling marijuana within the city limits. During the search with the state Consumer Protection Drug Control Division, investigators seized: Over four pounds of marijuana Several hundred products containing greater le…
Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police
Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police A 40-year-old Connecticut man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his vehicle in a crash on Route 80 in Morris County early Thursday morning, March 14, authorities said. At 12:59 a.m., a Volvo traveling eastbound on Route 80 in Mount Arlington lost directional control, ran off the roadway to the left, struck the concrete barrier, re-entered the lanes of travel, ran off the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail, overturned and then crashed into a tree, Troy McNair, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. During the crash, the driver, who is from Norwalk, was ejected f…
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…
Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman
Road Rage: Norwalk Police Officer Arrested In Connection To Incident Involving Woman A Fairfield County police officer was arrested for allegedly throwing objects at a car and attempting to run it off the roadway during a road rage incident. Related: Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave 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. The victim told troopers that Vetare, driving a tan GMC Yukon threw an object at her vehicle and began following her in an attempt to run her off the road, state police said. Tro…
Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was nabbed for allegedly ripping off checks, altering them, and then cashing them.  Norwalk resident Joann Guzman, age 28, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 25, for the incident that occurred in January. According to Westport Police Lt. Eric Woods, Westport Police initiated an investigation after a complaint was made concerning checks being stolen, altered, and cashed.  The investigation revealed that two neighbors were contacted by two different banks concerning checks that were being cashed against their accounts by the same person, Woods said…
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including Norwalk Woman, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including Norwalk Woman, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including Norwalk Woman, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
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…
Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say
Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say A Fairfield County man driving a blue 2016 BMW was charged with racing another BMW after he allegedly fled from police when they attempted to stop the duo. The incident began around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, in New Haven County in Milford when Milford Police notified Connecticut State Police of the two vehicles on I-95.  According to state police, a responding trooper located two BMWs on I-95 northbound in the area of Exit 44, weaving in and out of traffic and traveling at speeds of excess of 90 mph.  When troopers attempted to stop the cars, the blue BMW took off cut…
Norwalk Sergeant Charged In Off-Duty Crash That Killed 24-Year-Old Man: Police Norwalk Sergeant Charged In Off-Duty Crash That Killed 24-Year-Old Man: Police
Norwalk Sergeant Charged In Off-Duty Crash That Killed 24-Year-Old Man: Police A police sergeant has been charged in connection with a crash in Connecticut that left a 24-year-old man dead, authorities announced.  Fairfield County resident Shannon James Sherry of Fairfield, age 47, a sergeant with the Norwalk Police Department, surrendered himself to the Connecticut State Police on Thursday, Feb. 15 in connection to a fatal April 2023 crash, Norwalk Police announced.  Earlier Report - 24-Year-Old Killed When Tesla Hits Pickup Truck In Crash Involving Fairfield Woman Sherry's arrest followed a state police investigation into the crash, which happen…
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 …
24-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Found In Submerged Car In Norwalk River 24-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Found In Submerged Car In Norwalk River
24-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Found In Submerged Car In Norwalk River A 24-year-old man has been identified as the person found in a submerged vehicle in the Norwalk River. Person Found Dead In Car Floating In Norwalk River Norwalk resident Aren Craft was found around 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 after police, marine unit, fire, Stamford Fire Department rescue divers and EMS officials responded to the area of Moodys Lane for a car in the water. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the car was immediately found in the submerged in the water. Police and firefighters began to tether the vehicle to secure its position. Stamford Fire Depart…
Person Found Dead In Car Floating In Norwalk River Person Found Dead In Car Floating In Norwalk River
Person Found Dead In Car Floating In Norwalk River Police are investigating an untimely death after a person was found dead inside a vehicle floating in the Norwalk River. The incident took place in Norwalk around 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, in the area of Moody's Lane. Police responded after the department received multiple 911 calls of a vehicle submerged in the Norwalk River, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Norwalk Police, fire, and EMS found the vehicle, Podgorski added. Fire department rescue divers assisted in the recovery of a person from the vehicle. The Norwalk Fire Department Dive team retrieved the b…
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…
41-Year-Old Killed After Crashing Into Telephone Pole In Norwalk 41-Year-Old Killed After Crashing Into Telephone Pole In Norwalk
41-Year-Old Killed After Crashing Into Telephone Pole In Norwalk A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash after striking a telephone pole in Fairfield County. The 41-year-old died around 8:20 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 in Norwalk after his motorcycle drove off the roadway and struck the pole in the area of 238 West Cedar St. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, following the crash, the victim, Jared Taylor, a resident of Norwalk, was transported to Norwalk Hospital where he died from his injuries. The accident is under active investigation.  Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Officer Taylor Equi at 203- …
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open 2 New Locations In Fairfield, Oxford Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open 2 New Locations In Fairfield, Oxford
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open 2 New Locations In Fairfield, Oxford Fans of crispy hot fried chicken will want to look out for two upcoming restaurants that will soon be opening up in Connecticut.  Haven Hot Chicken, a franchise known for its Nashville Hot Chicken that already has several locations in the state, will be opening two new locations in Fairfield and the New Haven County town of Oxford in Spring 2024.  The new restaurants, once open, will serve the chain's signature menu of crispy fried chicken in addition to vegetarian options. All menu items range in spice from "Country," or not spicy, to "Haven," or extremely spicy.  Both…