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Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges, including operating under the influence, following a crash with his children in the car in which he had to be revived with Narcan, police say. The incident occurred on I-95 in Westport on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Alexander Gomez, age 33, of Westport, was charged on Thursday, April 11, by Connecticut State Police following an investigation. According to the arrest report, a state police officer was patrolling I-95 in Westport when he saw a grey Infiniti travel across all three travel lanes into the grassy area of the Exit 18 gore area. The…
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 …
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings A brand-new ranking has listed the best locales in Connecticut to live in, including one town that is reportedly among the best 200 places to reside in America.  According to Niche's 2024 Best Places To Live in America, the town of West Hartford is the best locale to call home in the state and ranks No. 159 in the entire nation.  Factors used by the organization to determine its rankings include Public Schools, Crime and Safety, Housing, Nightlife, Good for Families, and Diversity.  West Hartford's high ranking was attributed to the town offering "a lot of bars, restaur…
Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say
Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say A 19-year-old and two juveniles were nabbed for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle after a Fairfield County homeowner was alerted to the crime by a Ring doorbell. The incident took place in Westport around 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 26 at a residence near Compo Beach. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, the resident reported that their Ring doorbell camera activated when a suspect entered a vehicle parked in the driveway. They also said a dark-colored vehicle was waiting in the street.  Westport Police were on the scene almost immediately and set up a perimeter…
18 Rescued Following Westport Rowing Club Accident At Compo Beach 18 Rescued Following Westport Rowing Club Accident At Compo Beach
18 Rescued Following Westport Rowing Club Accident At Compo Beach Eighteen teens and juveniles, in addition to several others, were rescued after three rowing sculls overturned and the chase boat took on water at a Fairfield County beach. The incident occurred off Westport off Compo Beach on Long Island Sound around 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 20. According to Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police, police, fire and EMS responded to Compo Beach on a report that numerous people were in the water after a boat capsized. Responding units found a chaotic scene of youths swimming to shore, arriving by boat, and some still in the water near Cockenoe Isla…
Woman Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Merritt In Westport, Hitting Vehicles Amid Strong Winds Woman Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Merritt In Westport, Hitting Vehicles Amid Strong Winds
Woman Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Merritt In Westport, Hitting Vehicles Amid Strong Winds Two cars were hit by a tree on the Merritt Parkway and another hit the tree as it fell in the roadway in Fairfield County amid very windy conditions. The incident occurred in Westport around 2:50 p.m. Monday, March 11, south of Exit 42, Connecticut State Police said. The three vehicles, a Toyota Corolla, a Toyota Sienna, and a Nissan Altima,  were traveling south on the parkway in the right lane when the tree fell, hitting the top of the first two vehicles. The third vehicle hit the tree as it fell in the roadway, state police added. Minor injuries were reported. All three vehicles r…
Fairfield Man Charged With DUI On I-95 In Westport After Wrong-Way Crash Fairfield Man Charged With DUI On I-95 In Westport After Wrong-Way Crash
Fairfield Man Charged With DUI On I-95 In Westport After Wrong-Way Crash A Fairfield County man was charged with allegedly driving the wrong way on I-95 while drunk and then crashing. The incident occurred in Westport around 3;15 a.m., Sunday, March 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Cory Gomes. age 22, of Fairfield, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on I-95 near Exit 17 in Westport in a Honda CRV when he drove through a construction area and crashed. While speaking with Gomes, who was slightly injured, troopers said his eyes appeared bloodshot and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Troopers…
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly stealing pro-Israel yard signs in Fairfield County in front of a police officer. New York City resident William Banks, of Brooklyn, was charged with larceny on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Westport. Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police said on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, an investigation was launched after receiving complaints from residents of the theft of Israel Flag yard signs in the Colony Road neighborhood. While the investigating officer was speaking with a homeowner, the officer saw Banks driving a white vehicle, stealing another yard sign…
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…
New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch
New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch A new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Fairfield County that opened less than three weeks ago is already hitting five stars on Yelp for its food and service. Cava, located in Westport at 606 Post Road East -- one of 45 new restaurants the chain plans to open this year -- offers healthy food lovers just that with a wide array of bowls, pits, salads, dips, and dressings. “Our mission is to bring heart, health, and humanity to food, and everything we do at CAVA is grounded in that spirit of generosity, to our guests, our team members, and our community,” said Christian Starkes, the eatery'…
Scammers Posing As Officers Are Requesting Money For Fines, Westport Police Warn Scammers Posing As Officers Are Requesting Money For Fines, Westport Police Warn
Scammers Posing As Officers Are Requesting Money For Fines, Westport Police Warn Police in Fairfield County are warning residents about scammers calling and identifying themselves as officers and requesting money for fines owed. Just such an incident occurred in Westport on Friday, Feb. 16 when a resident received a voice mail from a person requesting money. According to Capt. David Wolf, of the Westport Police, the caller identified themselves as Wolf and requested that the resident call them back. Upon returning the call, the scammer said the resident had a bench warrant and requested that she pay a $5,000 fine.  "This is a SCAM as this call was not pl…
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…
Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case
Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case A 27-year-old woman has been charged with larceny and fraud for allegedly stealing a Fairfield County resident's check out of the mail and then changing the amount and cashing it. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Westport Police initiated a larceny investigation after a resident reported they had a check stolen and fraudulently deposited into an unknown account.  The resident reported they sent a check made out for $560 from their home and the check was stolen and fraudulently deposited for $5,500, said Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police. Using search warrants, video sur…
New TV Show Puts Spotlight On Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' New TV Show Puts Spotlight On Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer'
New TV Show Puts Spotlight On Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' An upcoming limited series is set to highlight the many facets of iconic homemaker and lifelong area resident Martha Stewart and explore the story behind her success.  A new four-part CNN Original Series, "The Many Lives of Martha Stewart," is set to air over two consecutive weekends, beginning with two episodes on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., and ending with the last two installments on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.  The show will explore the story of Stewart's life, including her time as a young stockbroker in the 1960s, a caterer at a Connecticut farmhouse, a s…
Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing MoneyGram In Westport, Police Say Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing MoneyGram In Westport, Police Say
Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing MoneyGram In Westport, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been charged with alleged larceny after cashing a lost MoneyGram while using her name and address. Valentina Dimitia-Coatanroch, age 51, of Stratford, was arrested by Westport Police on Sunday, Jan. 21. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, on Friday, March 6, 2020, Westport Police initiated a larceny investigation after a resident reported they had lost a MoneyGram they had purchased in the amount of $550.00. When they called MoneyGram for a replacement, they were told that it had already been cashed, Woods said. The investigating offic…
Fire Destroys Westport Multi-Unit Home Fire Destroys Westport Multi-Unit Home
Fire Destroys Westport Multi-Unit Home Several people are homeless after a fire whipped through a Fairfield County residential building with two living units. The incident took place in Westport around 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 65 Compo Road South. The Westport Fire Department was met with moderate to heavy fire conditions coming from the second floor of the home, said Westport Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Cohen. Firefighters searched for victims but found that all residents were safely out of the building. A family pet was rescued, but another was located dead inside the unit, Cohen. The Westport Fire Marshal’s…
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business A Connecticut business owner is facing charges over what police allegedly found following a brawl between customers at his establishment. Multiple agencies in Fairfield County were called to Bridgeport’s Hollywood Hookah on Main Street early Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 after patrol officers heard a gunshot and saw a muzzle flash from a group outside. As police were arriving, they saw several people fighting on the street and inside the business, according to Bridgeport Police. Inside, some of those involved threw bottles across the room. The scene drew every Bridgeport officer who was on duty at…
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Westport Hit-Run: Police 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Westport Hit-Run: Police
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Westport Hit-Run: Police A young Connecticut woman has been arrested for a hit-and-run that she committed over a month before, police announced. The Fairfield County crash happened on Saturday, Nov. 25 in Westport, according to the town’s police department. At approximately 8:15 p.m. that day, Alexandra Hamer, age 21, of Westport, was involved in the incident on Saugatuck Avenue near I-95, police said. Though she fled the scene, an investigator was able to obtain dashcam footage of the crash, which allegedly confirmed that she was the perpetrator. A warrant for Hamer’s arrest was issued on Saturday, Dec. 23, a…
Greenwich Eatery Featuring Homemade Pasta Opens Second Restaurant In Westport Greenwich Eatery Featuring Homemade Pasta Opens Second Restaurant In Westport
Greenwich Eatery Featuring Homemade Pasta Opens Second Restaurant In Westport Homemade pasta, exotic sauces, and impeccable presentation are just a few reasons a relatively new Fairfield County restaurant is creating a buzz in the foodie world. Il Pastaficio, located in Westport, is off to a strong start since opening its second location last year -- and was remodeled this year -- where you won't find your typical spaghetti and meatballs. The flagship II Pastaficio is located in Greenwich in the Cos Cob neighborhood. Known for its homemade pasta made fresh daily with flour from Italy, II Pastaficio also appeared on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," one of the few in t…
Illegal Marijuana, THC Products Seized From Westport Store, Police Say Illegal Marijuana, THC Products Seized From Westport Store, Police Say
Illegal Marijuana, THC Products Seized From Westport Store, Police Say A large number of illegal items containing THC were seized from a smoke shop in Fairfield County following a search of the business conducted by authorities, police announced.  The illegal items were seized from Savvy Smoker located in Westport at 940 Post Rd. East during a search conducted by Westport Police detectives on Tuesday, Dec. 19, the department announced.  According to police, the search was conducted following community complaints regarding the store's sale of illegal substances. These complaints were then confirmed by an investigation conducted by the detect…
3-Alarm Christmas Morning House Fire Displaces 2 In Norwalk 3-Alarm Christmas Morning House Fire Displaces 2 In Norwalk
3-Alarm Christmas Morning House Fire Displaces 2 In Norwalk Two people were displaced after a three-alarm Christmas morning house fire in Connecticut. The blaze broke out in Fairfield County just before 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25 in Norwalk in a 2.5-story home on Pine Hill Avenue. Initial reports stated there was smoke in the basement. Upon arrival, Norwalk Fire Department Engine 3 encountered smoke coming from multiple windows, Norwalk Fire Department Deputy Chief Adam Markowitz said. The occupants of the home were outside stating that the building was evacuated but there were still two dogs inside.  A working fire…
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On Merritt Parkway In Westport Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On Merritt Parkway In Westport
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On Merritt Parkway In Westport One person was killed in an overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened just before 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 in Fairfield County on the Merritt Parkway in Westport on the southbound side just before Exit 42. Connecticut State Police say troopers who responded to the scene discovered a white 2016 Toyota Corolla stopped in the middle of two lanes and a white 2021 Infiniti Q50 in the right shoulder with its front end against the wood beam guardrail.  A preliminary investigation determined that the Toyota collided against the median's concrete barrier, causing…
Westport Eatery Closes After Over Decade In Business: 'So Many Amazing Memories' Westport Eatery Closes After Over Decade In Business: 'So Many Amazing Memories'
Westport Eatery Closes After Over Decade In Business: 'So Many Amazing Memories' An eatery that has been a fixture in Fairfield County for over 10 years has closed one of its locations.  Saugatuck Sweets, which has two locations in the county, closed its Westport store at 575 Riverside Ave. on Sunday, Dec. 17, owners Chris and Al DiGuido announced.  In their announcement, the owners cited economic challenges and lingering effects from the pandemic as influencing their decision, which they made with "mixed feelings," they said.  "We have determined that it is no longer financially viable for us to keep this business afloat," the owners added, also sa…
New Businesses In 2024: Whole Foods To Launch Trio Of CT Stores New Businesses In 2024: Whole Foods To Launch Trio Of CT Stores
New Businesses In 2024: Whole Foods To Launch Trio Of CT Stores For those who enjoy fresh, organic foods, the news that three new Whole Foods markets will be coming to Connecticut next year is a big deal. In Fairfield County, the new store is being built in Stamford at 110 High Ridge Road (Route 104), according to the CT Insider. It replaces the old Lord & Taylor store that closed in 2021. Aimed at a large number of "college-educated residents," with a larger income, according to the Whole Foods website, Stamford fits that bill. An opening date for the store has not yet been announced. Fairfield County is already home to five Whole Foods markets --…
Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say A 35-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in a car. The incident occurred in Westport around 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 on the Sherwood Island Connector. According to Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police, New Haven County resident Antonio Trusty, of Waterbury, was arrested after receiving information from his girlfriend that she was assaulted in a car and prevented from calling 911. Trusty fled the scene and got a ride with a Door Dash driver who was stopped driving in the wrong direction on the I-95 entrance ramp, Woods said. Trusty was loca…
Man Steals Item Worth $800 From Westport HomeGoods, Returns It For Store Credit: Police Man Steals Item Worth $800 From Westport HomeGoods, Returns It For Store Credit: Police
Man Steals Item Worth $800 From Westport HomeGoods, Returns It For Store Credit: Police A Westchester man faces a larceny charge after stealing an expensive item from a HomeGoods location in Fairfield County, returning it for store credit, and then using this credit to buy more products and ultimately receive a refund on his credit card, police said.  Mount Vernon resident Movado Thomas, age 25, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 16 in connection with his alleged theft of an expensive item from a HomeGoods store in Westport at 1850 Post Rd. East (Route 1), Westport Police announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  According to the department, Thomas's arrest stemmed from an …
20-Year-Old Nabbed Driving 120 MPH In Fairfield County, Police Say 20-Year-Old Nabbed Driving 120 MPH In Fairfield County, Police Say
20-Year-Old Nabbed Driving 120 MPH In Fairfield County, Police Say A 20-year-old man was nabbed by Connecticut State Police allegedly driving 120 mph on Route 8 in Fairfield Couty. New Jersey resident Ethan Steier, of Warren in Somerset County, was clocked around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 in a green BMW traveling in excess of 120 mph on Route 8 southbound in the area of Exit 2 in Bridgeport. The area has a posted speed limit of 55 mph, state police said. When troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop the BMW, accelerated and entered onto I-95 southbound, eluding troopers. Minutes later, another trooper spotted the BMW exiting I-95 southbound at Exit …
This School District In Fairfield County Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings This School District In Fairfield County Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings
This School District In Fairfield County Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings Several school districts in the region rank among the best in the nation in brand-new rankings. TeachSimple analyzed reviews and ratings of each US school district and ranked them from highest to lowest, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.  The scores are based on reviews from parents and students, statistics from the US Department of Education, and user-submitted information from schools.  The two top-ranked districts in New York and Connecticut are both in Nassau County on Long Island: No. 3 Roslyn Union Free SD has a high proficiency in both reading and math. T…
Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart Cancels Thanksgiving Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart Cancels Thanksgiving
Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart Cancels Thanksgiving Iconic homemaker and longtime New Yorker Martha Stewart said in an interview that she’s canceling Thanksgiving this year. Too much turkey? New, updated story - Turkey Day Saved: Martha Stewart Clarifies Thanksgiving Plans On Thursday, Nov. 16’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the Northern Westchester County resident and lifestyle guru revealed that she will not be hosting Thanksgiving this year. “Oh, I gave up Thanksgiving,” Stewart told Clarkson during her interview. Related: Martha Stewart's Bedford Home Available To Rent For Thanksgiving-Inspired Vacation “Nine gues…
New Update: Missing Westport 15-Year-Old Located In Manhattan New Update: Missing Westport 15-Year-Old Located In Manhattan
New Update: Missing Westport 15-Year-Old Located In Manhattan Latest update: A 15-year-old Connecticut boy who went missing has been located in New York. Fairfield County resident Maxwell David Yeater had last been seen at the Newman’s Preservatory Trail off Bayberry Lane in Westport at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Early Sunday evening, Nov. 19, Westport Police announced he had been located in Manhattan in the afternoon. "Through the use of law enforcement sharing and social media platforms, the Westport Police Department was able to track Maxwell Yeater to a New York City Library in the vicinity of Grand Central Station," according to Wes…
Have You Seen Him? Westport Man Missing For 3 Days, Police Concerned For His Welfare Have You Seen Him? Westport Man Missing For 3 Days, Police Concerned For His Welfare
Have You Seen Him? Westport Man Missing For 3 Days, Police Concerned For His Welfare A Silver Alert has been issued for a Fairfield County man who has not been seen in three days and is in need of his medication. Todd Patrick Ford of Westport was last seen around 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14 leaving the complex at 5 Canal St., on foot. According to Westport Police Lt. Matthew Gouveia, Ford is in need of prescription medication and the department is "concerned for his welfare." Ford is 5-foot-9, 190 pounds with short dark hair. He has prior connections to the Bridgeport area, police said. Anyone with information that can help locate Ford is urged to call the Westport Pol…