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Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police
Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police A Connecticut man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly crashed into another car on a highway, injuring two, and fled the scene. The New Haven County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Seymour, according to Connecticut State Police. Just after 10 p.m. that night, 34-year-old Bethany man Brandon Graham was driving a gray Mercedes-Benz 380SL northbound on Route 8. Near the area of Exit 22, he reportedly hit the back bumper of the car in front of him, a Nissan Sentra carrying two people. After the crash, Graham’s vehicle car veered into the left lane and hit the …
CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times
CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times A Connecticut man was charged with alleged assault and other crimes for violating a protective order. New Haven County resident Sean Kelly, age 26, of Milford, was charged on Monday, July 8, following an investigation.  According to Milford Police, on Sunday, June 30, the department received a report regarding a possible violation of a protective order. Throughout the officer’s investigation, it was learned that there had been several unreported domestic violence incidents over the past year.  Police said a total of 13 separate incidents were reported and documented that co…
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes (D--4th District) is the latest sitting representative to call upon President Joe Biden to call it quits on his presidential campaign. Himes, whose district covers 17 towns and cities in most of Fairfield County and some of New Haven County, is also the first member of the state's congressional delegation to do so. He announced on X following Biden's much-anticipated press conference on Thursday, July 11, during which he said the president's record of public service is unrivaled.  "His accomplishments are immense," Himes wrote. "His legacy as a great …
Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides
Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Two deaths of two Connecticut men who were found in a burning car in May have been deemed homicides by the state Medical Examiner's Office. Related: IDs Released For 2 Bodies Found In Burned Vehicle In Oxford The two men, David J. Rivera, age 36, and Carlos O. Calderon, age 39, both of Hartford, were found in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to the Connecticut State Police, the fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside. Shortly after the incident, the medic…
Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree
Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree Authorities are urging residents to lock their cars after a Maserati was stolen from a New York neighborhood and used in a commercial burglary spree that took place in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The theft happened in Westchester County during the early morning hours on Thursday, July 4, when a Maserati was stolen from the Greenhaven area of Rye, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Monday, July 8.  A Rye officer saw the theft while it was happening and tried to stop the suspects, leading to a police chase that ended soon after the stolen car crossed the Connect…
Building Closed In CT After Grenade-Like Device Found Building Closed In CT After Grenade-Like Device Found
Building Closed In CT After Grenade-Like Device Found A Connecticut public works facility is temporarily closed after a grenade-like object was found in the entrance roadway. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, on North Division Street in Ansonia. According to Ansonia Public Works, public works employees found the object in the grass along the entrance road to the complex. Ansonia Fire Marshall Darrick Lundeen assisted in the investigation, and the Connecticut State Police are currently assessing the object, the department said. If feasible, the object will be destroyed on-site.  Anyone with inf…
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing A 33-year-old Connecticut woman has been charged with alleged DUI and other crimes, including fighting with police, after she struck another vehicle and fled the scene. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera, age 33, of Milford, was charged on Sunday, July 7 in Milford. According to Milford Police, an officer spotted a vehicle driving erratically on Bridgeport Avenue and stopped the car. The driver, identified as Rivera, was found to be intoxicated, the department said. Around the same time, dispatch received a call that the same vehicle had struck another vehicle in the Pi…
30-Year-Old Dies In Danbury Crash With Garbage Truck 30-Year-Old Dies In Danbury Crash With Garbage Truck
30-Year-Old Dies In Danbury Crash With Garbage Truck A Connecticut man was killed following a crash with a garbage truck in Fairfield County. New Haven County resident Carlos Davila, age 30, of Ansonia, was killed around 6 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, in the area of 14 Mill Plain Road in Danbury. According to Erin Henry of the Danbury Police, Davila was driving a motorcycle when the crash occurred with a garbage truck. He was transported to Danbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Henry said. Henry said the garbage truck driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police.  Mill Plain Road was closed while the Danbury …
1 Rescued From CT River After Kayak Capsizes 1 Rescued From CT River After Kayak Capsizes
1 Rescued From CT River After Kayak Capsizes One person was rescued from a Connecticut river after their kayak capsized as dusk approached. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, in the Quinnipiac River in North Haven. According to North Haven Fire Chief Paul Januszewski, the department responded to the river for the report of a kayak that had capsized with people in the water.  Another 911 call was placed and answered by Hamden, resulting in both North Haven and Hamden fire departments responding to the Quinnipiac River.  North Haven firefighters deployed a boat from a launch on Sacke…
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say Several Connecticut restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to their wine offerings, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator. A total of 36 eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine. The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are (by county):  Fairfield County: L'Escale Restaurant, Greenwich; Tony's at the J House, Riverside; Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford; The Restaurant At Rowayton Seafood, …
Trio On Run After Robbing CT Shop At Gunpoint: Police Trio On Run After Robbing CT Shop At Gunpoint: Police
Trio On Run After Robbing CT Shop At Gunpoint: Police Police in Connecticut are on the hunt for three men who allegedly robbed a smoke shop at gunpoint, making off with cash and goods. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7 p.m.,  Saturday, June 29, at Moe's Smoke Shop at 213 Pershing Drive in Ansonia. According to Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police, an investigation revealed that a store clerk reported that a man approached the shop's door.  As the clerk opened the door, two other men entered the shop armed with handguns and proceeded to rob the store. The suspects stole several hundred dollars in cash and about $…
Purse Forcibly Stolen From Woman In CT Library Parking Lot: Suspects At Large Purse Forcibly Stolen From Woman In CT Library Parking Lot: Suspects At Large
Purse Forcibly Stolen From Woman In CT Library Parking Lot: Suspects At Large Authorities are looking for suspects traveling in a stolen vehicle who forcibly stole a purse from a woman in a Connecticut library parking lot.  The incident happened in New Haven County on Wednesday, June 26 just after:15 p.m., when an 80-year-old woman's purse was stolen in the parking lot of the Southbury Library at 100 Poverty Rd. after a short struggle, according to Southbury Police.  The suspects' vehicle was described as a black Cadillac XT5 with a Rhode Island registration 1BR577, which was later confirmed to have been stolen from Stonington, police said. Before pol…
CT DOT Worker Killed After Being Struck On Highway Ramp Shoulder CT DOT Worker Killed After Being Struck On Highway Ramp Shoulder
CT DOT Worker Killed After Being Struck On Highway Ramp Shoulder A 26-year-old Connecticut Department of Transportation worker was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of a highway exit ramp.  The crash happened in New Haven County on Friday, June 28 just after 9:15 a.m., when the DOT worker was struck while working alongside the shoulder of the Exit 13 on-ramp on Interstate 91 South in Wallingford, Connecticut State Police announced.  An investigation conducted by troopers determined that the worker had been policing trash for mowing crews when he was hit by a vehicle on the ramp that left its lane, police said. The worker, …
25-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash After Losing Control Of Vehicle: Police 25-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash After Losing Control Of Vehicle: Police
25-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash After Losing Control Of Vehicle: Police Authorities are investigating a fatal Connecticut crash that left a 25-year-old man dead. The incident happened in New Haven County on Sunday, June 23 just before 7:30 p.m., when a motorcyclist allegedly lost control and crashed while traveling north on Anderson Avenue near Chaucer Court in the city of Milford, Milford Police said on Thursday, June 27.  The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man, was treated by first responders at the scene and taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he later died.  The victim's identity has not yet been released.  Anyone with information about th…
CT Summer Camp Intern Sexually Assaults Multiple Children, Police Say CT Summer Camp Intern Sexually Assaults Multiple Children, Police Say
CT Summer Camp Intern Sexually Assaults Multiple Children, Police Say A 24-year-old babysitter and summer camp employee was arrested following a sexual assault investigation that spanned over a year and a half. The New Haven County man, Anthony Mastrangelo, was arrested on Tuesday, June 25 for his alleged crimes in the town of Bethany. According to the Connecticut State Police, Mastrangelo worked as a babysitter, an after-school helper, and an intern for Bethany Parks and Recreation summer camp, where the alleged assault began in December 2022. Four victims, all minor girls, reported that during their time at the summer camp, Mastangelo, a resident of Bet…
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7;15 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 48,000 customers in Connecticut are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in Hartford and Litchfield counties, with a combined 33,808. Here's a breakdown by counties in the state: Hartford - 21,009 Litchfield - 12,799 Middlesex - 4,886 Windham - 4,099 Tolland - 2,300 Fairfield - 1,290 New Haven - 1,160 New London - 223 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Woman Threatens Greenwich Business, Damages Windows, Doors, Police Say Woman Threatens Greenwich Business, Damages Windows, Doors, Police Say
Woman Threatens Greenwich Business, Damages Windows, Doors, Police Say This story has been updated. A Connecticut woman has been charged with alleged threatening and harassment after writing messages on the doors of a Fairfield County business and sending numerous text messages. The incident occurred in Greenwich overnight between Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, on Sound Beach Avenue. According to Lt. Patrick Smyth of the Greenwich Police, New Haven County resident Erin Zeidenberg, age 54, of North Haven, turned herself in to police on Saturday, June 22, on an active warrant after being caught on surveillance writing messages on the front doors and wind…
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.  …
21-Year-Old Pulled From CT Reservoir Was Talented Musician At CCSU 21-Year-Old Pulled From CT Reservoir Was Talented Musician At CCSU
21-Year-Old Pulled From CT Reservoir Was Talented Musician At Ccsu A man pulled from Connecticut reservoir was a talented musician who attended Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, according to the university.  Related: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Who Drowned In Oxford Reservoir Kai Thomas Boapeah, age 21, who has ties to Ghana, Africa, and Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the town of Dudley, was recovered in New Haven County on Thursday, June 20, in Seymour Reservoir #2 in New Haven County in Oxford. The state medical examiner has ruled Boapeah’s death as an accidental drowning. He had been residing with friends in Waterb…
Man Accused Of Attempting To Drown Young Children At CT Beach Man Accused Of Attempting To Drown Young Children At CT Beach
Man Accused Of Attempting To Drown Young Children At CT Beach A 41-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to drown two young children at a Connecticut beach. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at a West Haven beach in the area of Ocean Avenue and Dawson Avenue. Romney Desronvil, of Queens, New York, was in custody and arrested in connection with the "heinous act," said West Haven police spokesperson Sgt. Patrick Buturla. According to Buturla, an officer on patrol spotted a Nissan SUV parked on the beach. As the officer approached he heard significant screaming taking place from the water. A…
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…
Suspect On Run Following CT High-Speed Crash, Guns, Drugs Seized Suspect On Run Following CT High-Speed Crash, Guns, Drugs Seized
Suspect On Run Following CT High-Speed Crash, Guns, Drugs Seized Police in New Haven County are searching for a suspect who allegedly ran a red light at a high rate of speed in a Mercedes and slammed into another vehicle, knocking down a light pole and injuring several. The incident occurred in the town of Orange around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Boston Post Road in the left lane approaching Lambert Road. According to the Orange Police, the 2016 Mercedes C300. passed a police cruiser in the right lane, traveling at a high rate of speed.   Seven seconds later, the vehicle ran a red traffic signal at the intersection and collided with …
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Who Drowned In CT Reservoir ID Released For 21-Year-Old Who Drowned In CT Reservoir
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Who Drowned In CT Reservoir A 21-year-old man who died after being pulled from a reservoir has been identified by police.  Related: 21-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Oxford Reservoir The person recovered in New Haven County on Thursday, June 20, in Seymour Reservoir #2 in Oxford has been identified as Kai Thomas Boapeah, from Ghana, Africa.  He had been residing with friends in Waterbury, said Will Healey, spokesman for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Healey said DEEP Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police, along with Oxford Police, Oxford Fire, and the Region 5…
CT Man With No ID Killed In Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police CT Man With No ID Killed In Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police
CT Man With No ID Killed In Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police A Connecticut man was killed in a New York crash after allegedly speeding in the opposite lane of traffic and striking another vehicle before hitting a tree, police announced.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, June 19 just before noon, when two cars collided on Route 311 just south of Caroline Drive in the town of Patterson, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Arriving Sheriff's deputies found both an Infiniti on the shoulder of the road as well as an Acura that had hit a tree.  The Infiniti's driver, a 35-year-old Patterson woman, told authorities t…
94-Year-Old CT Woman Drowns At State Park Beach 94-Year-Old CT Woman Drowns At State Park Beach
94-Year-Old CT Woman Drowns At State Park Beach A 94-year-old Connecticut woman drowned while swimming at a state park beach. The incident occurred in New Haven County at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison on Thursday, June 20. According to Will Healey of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, EnCon Police, along with the Madison police and fire departments, off-duty lifeguards, and EnCon Rangers, responded to a report of a swimmer who submerged and did not resurface at Hammonasset Beach State Park.  A 94-year-old female from Middlesex County in Chester was pulled from the water unresponsive. An off-duty …
21-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From CT Reservoir 21-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From CT Reservoir
21-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From CT Reservoir A 21-year-old Connecticut man died after being pulled from a reservoir designated not for swimming. The incident occurred in New Haven County on Thursday, June 20, at the Seymour Reservoir No. 2 in Oxford. According to Will Healey, spokesman for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, DEEP Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police, along with Oxford Police, Oxford Fire, and the Region 5 Dive Team, responded to a report of a swimmer who went underwater and did not resurface at the reservoir.  A 21-year-old man was recovered by the dive team unconscious and unresponsive …
CT Duo Carjacks NYPD Sergeant While Armed With Machine Gun, Feds Say CT Duo Carjacks NYPD Sergeant While Armed With Machine Gun, Feds Say
CT Duo Carjacks Nypd Sergeant While Armed With Machine Gun, Feds Say Two Connecticut men are facing federal charges after allegedly carjacking an off-duty NYPD sergeant at gunpoint. New Haven County residents Jomar Crespo, age 21, and Jose Rivera, age 20, both of Waterbury, were arrested by federal agents on Tuesday, June 18, on suspicion of carjacking and related charges. According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District, Crespo and Rivera donned black clothing and facemasks before approaching the victim’s car from behind in Harlem on Friday evening, June 14. Both men allegedly brandished firearms, including a loaded .40-caliber pistol equipp…
Dog Bitten By Snake Rescued From CT State Park Dog Bitten By Snake Rescued From CT State Park
Dog Bitten By Snake Rescued From CT State Park A dog rescued from a Connecticut state park had been bitten by a copperhead snake. The dog was rescued in New Haven County from Sleeping Giant State Park by Hamden County Animal Control employees and Hamden County Fire Department members on Wednesday, June 12. Animal control officials and the dog's owner initially thought he had twisted his leg while hiking in treacherous terrain. Hamden Animal Control The dog was carried out in the park by firefighters Mike Onofrio and J.P. Christini, Animal Control Officers Barbara Godejohn, Sarah Roberts, the dog owner, and a Good Samaritan, Brian Sc…
CT Woman Nabbed In Fatal Hit-Run Crash CT Woman Nabbed In Fatal Hit-Run Crash
CT Woman Nabbed In Fatal Hit-Run Crash Police captured a 45-year-old Connecticut woman for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 47-year-old woman. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 p.m., Friday, in the area of Main Street and Boston Avenue in East Haven. East Haven Police said Gina LaVacca, of East Haven, was found suffering from life-threatening injuries and pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a sedan that fled the area. Witnesses told officers the sedan drove east on Main Street after striking LaVacca. Officers quickly conducted a canvass of the area and obtained surveillance video from a private…
CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police
CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police A Connecticut man walking on a city street with a crossbow and a beer was nabbed by patrol officers after receiving numerous 911 calls of a man carrying a rifle.  The incident occurred in New Haven County on Wednesday, June 12, around 5 p.m. on Main Street in Meriden. According to Sgt. Michael Boothroyd of the Meriden Police, the callers said the man was wearing a backpack and a bulletproof vest, had a rifle slung over his shoulder, and was carrying a beer.  The man told people in the parking lot that they should “kill themselves” and that he “was waiting for the police…
27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake 27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake
27-Year-Old Drowning Victim Pulled From CT Lake A 27-year-old man drowned while swimming in a Connecticut lake at a campground. Related: Fundraiser: Meriden Man Drowns Saving Teen Caught In Current The incident occurred in Litchfield County at the Point Folly Campground in Bantam around 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8. According to Will Healey, spokesman for the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, DEEP Conservation Police (EnCon) responded to a report of distressed swimmers at Bantam Lake.  A 16-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man, identified as New Haven County resident Kyree Dowd of Meriden, were involv…