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Man Nabbed Stealing $4K In Clothes From Greenwich Lululemon, Police Say Man Nabbed Stealing $4K In Clothes From Greenwich Lululemon, Police Say
Man Nabbed Stealing $4K In Clothes From Greenwich Lululemon, Police Say A man was nabbed by police in Fairfield County after allegedly stealing $4,628 of clothes from a popular store. The incident occurred in Greenwich on Saturday, July 20, at Lululemon on Greenwich Ave. According to Lt. Patrick Smyth of the Greenwich Police, Humberto Vega-Santiago, age 42, of the Bronx, New York, was apprehended by officers after he returned to the clothing store to commit another shoplifting act. When confronted by officers, Vega-Santiago attempted to flee but was caught, Smyth said.  He was charged with larceny and resisting arrest and held on a $5,000 bond, which he …
Newtown Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $50K Of Artifacts, Chainsaws, From CT Home Newtown Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $50K Of Artifacts, Chainsaws, From CT Home
Newtown Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $50K Of Artifacts, Chainsaws, From CT Home A 39-year-old woman accused of stealing artifacts, chainsaws, books, and more from a Connecticut home was caught after leaving behind an energy drink with her DNA on it, police said. Fairfield County resident Jessica Thompson of Newtown, age 39, was arrested on Tuesday, July 16 in connection with a Litchfield County burglary reported in September 2023, Connecticut State Police announced on Wednesday, July 17.  According to a police affidavit, on Sept. 6, 2023, a trooper responded to a Cornwall home after a resident reported the theft of thousands of paintings, art, and antiques.  …
Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery
Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery Police in Connecticut are seeking the owner of a piece of jewelry stolen by a juvenile who allegedly vandalized a cemetery, taking items from the gravesites. The incident occurred in Windham County on Sunday, July 14, at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Killingly. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and Killingly Police responded to the cemetery on Maple Street after receiving a report of criminal mischief. A witness reported someone causing damage to multiple grave sites in the cemetery and directed responding to the juvenile who was still within the cemetery.  Connecticut S…
Weston 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards Weston 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards
Weston 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards A Fairfield County man was charged with larceny after allegedly stealing a wallet from a gym and using the credit cards inside. Massimo Zhong, 20, of Weston, was arrested on Monday, July 8, for the June incident at the Westport/Weston YMCA. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, officers started an investigation after the theft was reported, and they found that the credit cards were used in Norwalk shortly after being stolen. The investigating officer reviewed surveillance footage and identified Zhong entering the YMCA, entering the locker room, and leaving. Woods said he…
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police A 36-year-old man faces a long list of charges after shoplifting from a Connecticut mall, threatening security with what appeared to be a gun, and leading officers on a chase that ended in a residential garage, police announced.  On Wednesday, July 3, just before 5 p.m., security at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford reported to the police that a suspect had threatened them. The suspect then fled into the woods behind the Old Glory Store at 1250 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in New Haven County. According to Milford Police, officers learned that the suspect had first encountered mall se…
18-Year-Old Charged In 3 Stamford Armed Carjackings Of High-End Vehicles 18-Year-Old Charged In 3 Stamford Armed Carjackings Of High-End Vehicles
18-Year-Old Charged In 3 Stamford Armed Carjackings Of High-End Vehicles An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with three armed carjackings in Fairfield County of high-end vehicles earlier this year. On Tuesday, June 18, the Stamford Police Department Major Crimes Unit concluded its investigation into New Haven County resident Tyssan Woods of Waterbury for his involvement in three carjackings that occurred during the early mornings of Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, in Stamford.  According to Capt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Police, investigators gathered digital and forensic evidence at the scenes, linking Woods to these crimes.  …
CT Man Nabbed Breaking Into Shop After Chase CT Man Nabbed Breaking Into Shop After Chase
CT Man Nabbed Breaking Into Shop After Chase A Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly being caught inside burglarizing a smoke shop. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at the LVL Up Smoke Shop in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, a patrol officer responded to the store after receiving a burglar alarm notice. When he arrived, the officer determined a man was inside the business, which was closed. As he waited outside for backup, the man, later identified as New London County resident Williams Maaseiyh, age 28, of Norwich, came out the front door, saw th…
Wilton Man Accused Of Stealing 20 Israeli-Themed Yard Signs Wilton Man Accused Of Stealing 20 Israeli-Themed Yard Signs
Wilton Man Accused Of Stealing 20 Israeli-Themed Yard Signs A 20-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with alleged larceny for stealing some 20 Israeli-themed yard signs. Emmett Miller of Wilton turned himself in to Wilton Police on Wednesday, June 12, on an active arrest warrant following an investigation into stolen Israeli yard signs from various areas within the town of Wilton.  According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, from Oct. 2023 through March, the department received 17 individual complaints of stolen Israeli yard signs.  Miller was identified as a suspect and interviewed at his home. Dur…
19-Year-Old Nabbed For Norwalk Boat Burglaries, Police Say 19-Year-Old Nabbed For Norwalk Boat Burglaries, Police Say
19-Year-Old Nabbed For Norwalk Boat Burglaries, Police Say A 19-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly breaking into a marina and two boats, stealing tools and alcohol. Christopher McClain, of Redding, was charged on Tuesday, June 11, by Norwalk Police for being one of two men who climbed the fence at the Cove Marina on Friday, May 17, to gain access to the docks.  According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the two then broke into two docked boats and took tools and alcohol.  Officers gathered video and information, which led them to discover that Fairfield Police had a similar incident at …
Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police
Fairfield County Duo Steals From Big Y, Hits 3 Cars While Fleeing Scene: Police Two alleged shoplifters from Fairfield County were nabbed after they allegedly crashed into three vehicles while fleeing from the cops. The New Haven County incident occurred on Wednesday, May 22 in the city of Milford. It was just after 6 p.m. when it was reported that two people — 26-year-old Edwin Gonzalez and 40-year-old Tashsa Johnson — were at the Big Y at 150 Boston Post Road shoplifting. When Milford Police arrived at the grocery store, they saw Gonzales get into a car and drive off. He continued to flee down Post Road, driving recklessly and eventually striking three other ca…
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody CT Man Dies While In Police Custody
CT Man Dies While In Police Custody A Connecticut man picked up in a grocery store parking lot on warrants died while in police custody. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, in the Big Y Grocery Store parking lot on Boston Post Road in Milford. According to Milford Police, Michael Brown, whose age and address are unknown, was picked up by officers in the grocery store parking lot on several active arrest warrants.  Police said Brown was also a suspect in a reported larceny at another Milford grocery store. Brown was handcuffed and under control, but he appeared to be…
Fairfield County Woman Embezzles $47K From Medical Practice: Police Fairfield County Woman Embezzles $47K From Medical Practice: Police
Fairfield County Woman Embezzles $47K From Medical Practice: Police A woman has been arrested on charges including larceny after she allegedly used stolen and forged checks to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the medical practice where she worked. The Fairfield County arrest occurred on Wednesday, May 29 in Darien, police said. A medical practice in Darien reported a former employee, 34-year-old Anisa Ymeri, for an alleged yearlong embezzlement scheme. From August 2022 to August 2023, Ymeri used stolen and forged checks to steal approximately $47,000. Investigators reportedly were able to link multiple checks, missing check stubs, and discrepan…
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash The identities have been released of a man and woman along with the charges they are facing after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied with the officer’s commands and exited the van he…
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman A man and woman have been apprehended after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. New update: IDs Released Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied wi…
Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery
Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery in which the thieves made off with an unknown quantity of jewels. On Wednesday, May 29, Westport Police arrested 30-year-old Bridgeport resident Javon Thorbourne in connection with the case on Thursday, May 9, at the Lux, Bond, and Green at 136 Main St.  According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, on the date of the robbery, employees of the store reported two individuals wearing masks and gloves entered the store with sledgehammers and began smashing display cases.…
2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police 2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police
2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police Police captured two Fairfield County men after a two-and-half-hour standoff on the roof of a restaurant they allegedly broke into.  The incident occurred in Stamford at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, on the roof of Hugo's Tacos on Stillwater Avenue. According to Stamford Police Assistant Chief Richard Conklin, the restaurant's owner was alerted to the break-in when he received notice of the burglar alarms going off. Conklin said that the owner accessed a live feed of the restaurant's security cameras and saw two men, identified as Kymani Robinson, age 23, and Tyreek Outlar, ag…
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say A 29-year-old woman was charged with larceny for allegedly taking part in a bank scam that cost a Fairfield County resident $45,000. Gabriella Rodrigues, age 29, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested on Friday, May 10, after she turned herself in to Darien Police on a warrant. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the warrant stems from an incident reported in September 2023 where the victim reported she received a call from a man claiming to be an employee with her bank and that there had been fraud on her account. The victim provided information the suspect used t…
Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say
Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say A 35-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly stealing checks from Fairfield County mailboxes and changing the amount before cashing them. New York City resident Boris Vivies, age 35, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, for the incident in Wilton in September 2022. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, officers received complaints that checks had been stolen from mailboxes, altered, and then cashed for $4,000. An extensive investigation found that Vivies was responsible for thefts, and an arrest warrant was issued. On Thursday, May 2, Vivies was detained b…
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was taken into custody after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of products from a Connecticut Macy's and hitting an employee who confronted her, police said. The incident happened in New Haven County on Monday, May 6 around 4:45 p.m., when a shoplifter was confronted by police at the Macy's in Milford at 1201 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1).  According to Milford Police, an investigation determined that the alleged shoplifter, New Haven resident Erica Blake, had stolen $421 worth of merchandise from the store.  Blake also allegedly hit and threatened an employee wh…
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police A trio was discovered to be running a shoplifting ring across the state after police caught them attempting to steal food from a Connecticut Stop & Shop. The Fairfield County incident took place on Monday, April 29 in Darien. At approximately 3:30 p.m. that day at the Darien Stop & Shop, located at 25 Old Kings Highway North, 45-year-old Joseph Macdonald reportedly left the store with a loaded shopping card, saying he had forgotten his wallet in the car. An employee reported Macdonald to the Darien Police Department, who arrived on the scene to find Macdonald walking up to a blac…
Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say
Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say A 34-year-old New York man surrendered to police in Connecticut for allegedly stealing more than $385,000 in custom electrical components and specialized tools and pawning them. Northern Westchester County resident Ryan Jensen of South Salem turned himself in on Friday, May 3, in Fairfield County. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Jensen was a foreman working for Mars Electric out of Bethel, who was contracted to perform a large electrical project at ASML at 77 Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton beginning in July 2022. In October 2023, a significant num…
24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police 24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police
24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police A 24-year-old man was apprehended in New York after allegedly using counterfeit bills at a Connecticut Stop & Shop supermarket, police said. Brooklyn resident James Breland was processed on forgery and larceny charges on Wednesday, April 24 in connection with an incident in September 2022 at a Fairfield County Stop & Shop, Darien Police announced on Tuesday, April 30.  According to police, during the original incident on Sept. 25, 2022, three men allegedly used $80 in counterfeit bills at the Darien Stop & Shop at 25 Old Kings Hwy North. A Darien detective investigatin…
21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police 21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police
21-Year-Old Leader Of CT Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Charged: Police A 21-year-old man is accused of leading criminal activity across Connecticut, including the theft of catalytic converters, wheels, all-terrain vehicles, and commercial burglaries, police announced. Hartford County resident Ethan Angel Nieves of Newington was arrested on Monday, April 29 following a nine-month investigation into a ring of thefts and burglaries across the state, Southington Police announced on Thursday, May 2.  According to the department, the investigation determined that Nieves had been using a gray 2023 Honda Odyssey stolen from Farmington to commit crimes in Southing…
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say A 31-year-old Connecticut man was nabbed for allegedly using several forged checks to spend $5,000 at Costco, police say. Daniel H. Falvey, age 31, of East Hartford, was charged on Thursday, March 28, on an active warrant and charged with larceny and issuing a bad check. According to Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Falvey's arrest stems from a January investigation in which police found he used several forged checks from an East Hartford business to purchase the items at Costco. Falvey was released on a $10,000 surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Manchester…
'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien 'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien
'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien Two 18-year-old men are behind bars after allegedly forcibly stealing cash from a woman outside a Fairfield County Whole Foods Market. The incident occurred in Darien on Monday, March 25 around 4:30 p.m. on Ledge Road. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers were dispatched to the area of Whole Foods Market on a report that a man had just forcibly taken money from a woman. An officer spotted two men walking towards the rear of Darien Sport Shop and one of them fit the description given of the men, Skoumbros said. The victim said that she exited Whole …
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…
Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say
Seen Them? Man Steals From New Fairfield Stop & Shop, Police Say Authorities in Fairfield County are asking for the public's help in finding a man who stole from a Stop & Shop supermarket.  The theft happened on Monday, March 18 just before 7:30 a.m., when a man stole from the Stop & Shop supermarket in New Fairfield at 25 Route 39, according to Connecticut State Police. The suspect was seen driving a white lifted pickup truck caught on surveillance video released by police on social media. Authorities also released images of the suspect inside the store.  Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to call Officer Cassave…
Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say A Fairfield County juvenile has been charged with allegedly robbing several others at gunpoint. The incident took place in Fairfield around 8:10 p.m., Sunday, March 17 in the area of New Hampshire Avenue. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, initial reports indicated that several juveniles had been threatened at gunpoint by individuals wearing ski masks who had fled. According to the victims, they were riding their bicycles when they were approached by the suspects. The suspects displayed firearms and a knife while demanding the belongings of the victims,…
CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K
CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K A Connecticut builder has been charged with allegedly taking large deposits from three victims for home construction and never building them. New Haven County resident Leonard Addario, age 46, of Milford, was charged on Monday, March 11 after turning himself in to Milford Police on a warrant. According to the Milford Police, a victim contacted the department in December 2023 and told detectives they had paid a deposit of $68,000 to Addario in May 2022.  In October 2023, the victim terminated the contract after the construction was still not completed. When the deposit was not returned…
Wife Of Slain UConn Professor Who Hid Body, Pleads Guilty Wife Of Slain UConn Professor Who Hid Body, Pleads Guilty
Wife Of Slain UConn Professor Who Hid Body, Pleads Guilty The wife of a University of Connecticut professor has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and keeping his body in the basement for several months to keep cashing his paychecks. Hartford County resident Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi, age 76, of Burlington, pleaded guilty Monday, March 11, to manslaughter and larceny, according to Sharmese L. Walcott, Hartford Judicial District State’s Attorney. Kosuda-Bigazzi was arrested in February 2018 after her husband, Pierluigi Bigazzi, age 84, was found wrapped in plastic trash bags and duct tape in the basement of the couple's Burlington home, court documents…
Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam
Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam A 23-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in connection with an alleged mail theft/check fraud investigation. Kenyel Ventura-Villa, of New Haven, was arrested on Feb. 29 by warrant where he was alleged to have deposited stolen and forged checks in 2022 into an account belonging to a woman who was also arrested last year, said Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police.  Ventura-Villa was charged with: Larceny Conspiracy to commit larceny Conspiracy to commit ID theft  He was held on a $100,000 bond.