Man Rides Motorcycle Over 130 MPH On CT Highway, Flees From Trooper: Police Man Rides Motorcycle Over 130 MPH On CT Highway, Flees From Trooper: Police
Man Rides Motorcycle Over 130 MPH On CT Highway, Flees From Trooper: Police A man faces several charges after he was seen driving recklessly at high speeds on a busy Connecticut highway before fleeing attempts to pull him over, police announced.  The arrest stemmed from an incident in Hartford County on Tuesday, April 23, when a Connecticut State Police trooper in Manchester at the intersection of Buckland Hills Drive and Buckland Street saw a motorcyclist weave through traffic and straddle the center dividing lines to cut in front of other stopped vehicles, according to police. The trooper, who was able to record the motorcyclist's license plate, saw him con…
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…
Shelton Stabbing Suspect On Run Shelton Stabbing Suspect On Run
Shelton Stabbing Suspect On Run Police in Fairfield County are on the hunt for a man who allegedly assaulted and stabbed a woman during a fight. The incident occurred in Shelton at a home on Walnut Tree Hill Road around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. According to Lt. Robert Kozlowsky of the Shelton Police, officers, and EMS responded and found a 35-year-old woman suffering from a stab wound to the leg.  The initial investigation revealed that the suspect and two women were hanging out at the residence. An argument broke out between the man and the victim, Kozlowsky said. The man then physically assaulted…
CO Scares Prompts New Canaan Fire To Remind Residents To Turn Off Vehicles In Garage CO Scares Prompts New Canaan Fire To Remind Residents To Turn Off Vehicles In Garage
CO Scares Prompts New Canaan Fire To Remind Residents To Turn Off Vehicles In Garage With two recent calls for carbon monoxide gas incidents at homes, a Fairfield County fire department reminds residents to turn off their vehicles in the garage. The New Canaan Fire Department responded to two carbon monoxide (CO) gas incidents on Sunday,  April 21, caused by cars left running in the garage.  New Canaan Fire Chief Albe Bassett said the CO levels in the house could be dangerous and cause serious health effects. One person was transported to the hospital for evaluation. "Today’s technologies of remote staring and keyless fobs present challenges," Bassett s…
CT Man Accused Of Robbing Gas Station Twice CT Man Accused Of Robbing Gas Station Twice
CT Man Accused Of Robbing Gas Station Twice A Connecticut man was charged with robbery after allegedly entering a Fleet gas station and demanding money from the clerk eight years after he robbed the same store, police said.  Hartford County resident Gregory West, age 40, of Plainville, was charged on Monday, April 22, for the incident that took place around 10 p.m., April 21, in Southington. According to Lt. Keith Egan of the Southington Police, West entered the station and demanded the cash register drawer from the clerk. When the clerk initially refused, West threatened harm, and Egan said the employee handed over some cash. …
Trio Nabbed For Car Burglaries At Whole Foods Market In Darien, Police Say Trio Nabbed For Car Burglaries At Whole Foods Market In Darien, Police Say
Trio Nabbed For Car Burglaries At Whole Foods Market In Darien, Police Say Three people are behind bars after allegedly burglarizing cars in a supermarket parking lot in Fairfield County. The incident occurred in Darien on Monday, April 22, around 4:30 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market at 150 Ledge Road. According to Lt. T.J. Whyte of the Darien Police, officers responded to Whole Foods Market regarding a possible motor vehicle burglary in progress.  Whyte said officers were told that a man was attempting to open a vehicle's doors in the parking lot after exiting a black SUV.  Officers located the man and identified him as Andres Aldana, age 18,…
Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say
Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say Three relatives were arrested following a wrong-way traffic stop on a Connecticut highway in which the women allegedly became combative with troopers. The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, on I-84 in Hartford. Connecticut State Police said a trooper was responding to a crash near Exit 46 when they saw a Jeep going westbound in the eastbound lanes.  The Jeep then drove off the roadway into a grassy area before turning around to face east. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and determined that the driver, 34-year-old Brenda Crespo, of East Hartford, had expired…
CT Man Ticketed In NY Crash That Seriously Injured 6-Year-Old CT Man Ticketed In NY Crash That Seriously Injured 6-Year-Old
CT Man Ticketed In NY Crash That Seriously Injured 6-Year-Old A 6-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital with severe lacerations following a crash on I-87 in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, on I-87 in Orange County in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2022 Toyota Tundra was parked on the right shoulder when the driver, Connecticut resident Peter W. Nugent, age 42, of the town of Sharon in Litchfield County, reentered the roadway into the path of a 2011 Toyota Venza.  The Venza overturned…
CT Gas Station Employee Charged With Sex Assault Of Minors In Exchange For Vapes CT Gas Station Employee Charged With Sex Assault Of Minors In Exchange For Vapes
CT Gas Station Employee Charged With Sex Assault Of Minors In Exchange For Vapes A 47-year-old Connecticut gas station employee has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting minors in exchange for nicotine and vape products. Monir Uddin, of Brooklyn, New York, turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Saturday, April 20, for the incident on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Litchfield at the Citgo gas station at 199 West Street. Following an intensive investigation, an arrest warrant from the Connecticut State Police says Uddin sexually assaulted three juveniles behind the store in exchange for the goods.  According to the warrant, Uddin posed with the juveniles …
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly stabbing another person in the chest. The incident occurred in Bridgeport at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, near the intersection of Middle Street and John Street.  According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers responding to a possible shooting found that a person had been stabbed in the chest and were on their way to a hospital. Patrol officers began canvassing the downtown area for the suspect and a crime scene. Gilleran said that police discovered and secured a crime scene outside the “G’s…
Wrong-Way Driver From Trumbull Punches, Kicks Officers After Chase, Crash In Darien: Police Wrong-Way Driver From Trumbull Punches, Kicks Officers After Chase, Crash In Darien: Police
Wrong-Way Driver From Trumbull Punches, Kicks Officers After Chase, Crash In Darien: Police A wrong-way Connecticut driver led police on a brief pursuit before crashing into two other cars, injuring a driver, and then assaulting two officers, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the town of Wilton. Wilton Police said Jorge Oliva, age 48, of Trumbull, was seen speeding in a Honda SUV going northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 7 (Danbury Road) near Ridgefield Road close to oncoming traffic. Officers initiated a pursuit, during which Oliva was allegedly seen throwing a baseball cap out his window. Police eventually term…
Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT
Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT Four men were charged for allegedly making deals with undercover police to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The arrests occurred in Hartford County on Friday, April 19, at an undisclosed hotel in Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the Special Investigations Division conducted an undercover sting operation to target and combat child exploitation.  The operation was located at an undisclosed hotel within the City of Hartford. Undercover law enforcement personnel assumed the identity of a 15-year-old girl’s aunt on the internet and engaged in dia…
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza 45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza Police arrested some 45 protesting the war in Gaza at Yale University after refusing to leave the campus. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m., Monday, April 22, in Beinecke Plaza at Yale University in New Haven. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to assist the Yale Police Department regarding a protest in the Beinecke Plaza area.  The protesters were told to leave the property or face arrest. Approximately 45 people refused to leave and were charged by Yale officers with criminal trespass, Bruckhart said. They were transported to a…
Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order
Waterbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order A Connecticut man has been charged with alleged sexual assault after violating an order of protection. New Haven County resident Michael Finney, age 50, of Waterbury, was arrested in Litchfield County by Thomaston Police on Tuesday, April 16. According to Det. Jason St. Onge of the Thomaston Police, on Friday, March 29, the department initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint for a restraining order violation and sexual assault that occurred in the victim's Thomaston home. Finney was charged with; Sexual assault Burglary Violation of a restraining or…
Police Officer Shoots Person During Disturbance At CT Home Police Officer Shoots Person During Disturbance At CT Home
Police Officer Shoots Person During Disturbance At CT Home An investigation is underway after a police officer shot a person during a disturbance at a Connecticut home.  The incident occurred in New London County around 6:20 p.m., Thursday, April 18, on Norwich Avenue in Colchester. Connecticut State Police said preliminary information indicates that investigators contacted an individual shortly after arriving at the home.  "A Colchester Police officer at the scene discharged their duty weapon at the individual, causing injury," state police said.  No one else in the surrounding area was injured. EMS responded to the address, and …
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': Astonia Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say 'Just Send Me Something Sexy': Astonia Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': Astonia Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say A Connecticut man has been arrested after he allegedly sent inappropriate messages to a 13-year-old boy for months over Instagram. The New Haven County man, 27-year-old Michael Bernaud of Astonia, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, according to Connecticut State Police. Bernaud met his victim at a grand re-opening event at a restaurant (which the boy’s parents took him to) in December 2023, police said. The young teen then joined an Instagram group for fans of said restaurant, the name of which was not released by police to protect the victim’s identity.  It was then that the vi…
Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway
Fatal Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway One person was killed and three others were hospitalized in a two-car Connecticut crash. It happened around 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Windham County on Route 6 (Willimantic Road) in the town of Chaplin, Connecticut State Police said. A 2020 Nissan Murano, operated by a 77-year-old Tolland County man from the town on Mansfield, was traveling eastbound on Route 6 with a passenger in the front seat.  A 2008 Nissan Maxima, driven by a 35-year-old man from the town of Windham, was traveling westbound on Route 6, also with a passenger in the front seat.  The Mur…
Man Busted On Weapons Charges After Banging On Door At Milford Inn, Police Say Man Busted On Weapons Charges After Banging On Door At Milford Inn, Police Say
Man Busted On Weapons Charges After Banging On Door At Milford Inn, Police Say A 30-year-old man was busted on weapons charges after police allegedly found him banging on a Connecticut motel room door, police said.  Raquan Brown, of the Bronx, was arrested Saturday, April 13, in New Haven County in Milford when the Milford Police Department received a complaint from the Milford Inn regarding a man with a firearm. The caller said Brown was "aggressively" banging on a woman's motel room door. The victim also reported seeing a firearm, Milford Police said. Brown was located in his vehicle in the parking lot. During a search of the vehicle, officers locate…
President Of Car Club Nabbed In Connection With CT Street Takeover: Police President Of Car Club Nabbed In Connection With CT Street Takeover: Police
President Of Car Club Nabbed In Connection With CT Street Takeover: Police A 21-year-old alleged car club president has been charged in connection with a street takeover event that blocked a busy Connecticut intersection, police announced. Hartford County resident Jaki Haynes of East Hartford turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, April 18 on charges connected to a street takeover event in Tolland County in May 2023, Connecticut State Police announced on Friday, April 19.  According to Haynes' arrest warrant, the investigation leading to the arrest began in May 2023, when several street takeovers occurred throughout Connecticut. These events involved g…
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Fred Neulander, the Cherry Hill rabbi who was convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife, has died in New Jersey State Prison, the DOC website says. Neulander, 82, was observed unresponsive by correctional officers inside a prison infirmary unit on Wednesday, April 17, according to NBCPhiladelphia.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Prison officials have not released a cause of death, however, he was listed as "deceased" on the state's Department of Corrections website. Neulander — the founding rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom of Cherry Hill, a Reform Jewish synagogue — had been…
CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say
CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his wife in the neck with a knife during a domestic dispute. New Haven County resident Allen Bell, age 35, of Waterbury, was arrested in Waterbury on Friday, April 19. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to a home on East Main Street around 5 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute. Once inside, officer found a 43-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Bessette said. Bessette said officers also located Bell, the victim's husband, at th…
Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say
Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say Police nabbed a 46-year-old man who allegedly attempted to open an account at a Fairfield County bank with a fraudulent identification.  The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, April 12, at the TD Bank at 55 Post Road.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, New York City resident Wesley Gabriel, age 46, of Brooklyn, was attempting to open a bank account with a current customer's identification and then attempted to leave the bank.  When officers spoke with Gabriel, he refused to identify himself and refused to answer any questions, Skoumbros said…
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Three masked thieves stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from Kay’s Jewelry store at a Fairfield County mall. The incident occurred in Trumbull around 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at the Trumbull Mall. According to Trumbull Police, the department received several calls reporting the theft, and shoppers were alarmed by the loud noise of the shattering glass that was mistakenly thought to be a gunshot.  It was later determined that no weapons were involved. The thieves made off with the jewelry by smashing the glass display case with a hammer, police said.  Police s…
CT Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students CT Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students
CT Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students A Connecticut middle school teacher has been charged with inappropriately touching students and making comments, An investigation began in February in Hartford Couty after three students reported that a Manchester school teacher was making comments and touching the students. The students of Illing Middle School said that the teacher, 58-year-old Floyd Gray of Hartford, touched them inappropriately and made comments while in class. All three students reported that Gray was their teacher, said Lt. Nick Reinert of the Manchester Police. Reinert said the students stated they were not in t…
2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving Wallingford Fire 2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving Wallingford Fire
2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving Wallingford Fire Two people were killed, and another was seriously injured during a fast-moving apartment fire. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at 25 Geneva Ave., in Wallingford. According to Chief John Ventura of the Wallingford Police, the Communications Center received a call reporting smoke from a residence on Geneva Avenue.  When police and fire arrived, they found a man outside suffering from severe burns, Ventura said. The individual was airlifted to a local burn center for treatment and remains in critical condition, the chief …
2 Injured In Westport House Fire 2 Injured In Westport House Fire
2 Injured In Westport House Fire Two residents were injured durng a Fairfield County house fire that started in the basement of the residence. The fire occurred in Westport around 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, April 17 on Hunt Club Lane. According to Assistant Chief Brett Kirby of the Westport Fire Department, the wo occupants had already left the home on their own when firefighters arrived on the scene. Kirby said crews found a two story single family home with heavy smoke coming from three sides of the building on multiple floors with evidence of a possible explosion from inside the house.  Reports from the occu…
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies A 25-year-old man has been charged with negligent homicide after he allegedly crashed into a woman in a crosswalk in Fairfield County. Related: Stamford Woman Critical After Being Struck By Toyota Prius, Police Say Stamford resident Tyler Zinko was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, for the March 4 incident at the intersection of Prospect Street at Forest Street in Stamford. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police, Mary Botan, age 79, of Stamford, was crossing the street in the crosswalk when she was struck by a 2014 Toyota Prius driven Zinko on Monday, M…
Teen Dies Week After Being Shot In Head In Bridgeport Teen Dies Week After Being Shot In Head In Bridgeport
Teen Dies Week After Being Shot In Head In Bridgeport A 17-year-old boy had died days after he was found shot in the head in Connecticut. Romain Sterling of Bridgeport died on Wednesday, April 17, from injuries sustained in the shooting that took place on Wednesday, April 10, along Park Avenue, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. "Romain Sterling's family have been in communication with the Bridgeport Police Department's Detective Bureau," Gilleran said. "This is a great loss to the City of Bridgeport and has impacted the officers who work diligently to protect the lives of all citizens in our community. The Police Department'…
Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say
Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was charged with allegedly driving under the influence after she was seen stumbling to her car, police said. Sabrina Donnelly, age 42, of Darien, was arrested on Saturday, April 13, on Heights Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police officers were called to the parking lot on Heights Road after a bystander watched as Donnelly was "stumbling" to her vehicle and was having trouble opening the door. A Darien officer stopped Donnelly as she left the parking lot and, while speaking with her, reported the smell of alcoholic beverage, Skou…
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses after a man was struck on killed while in the HOV of I-84 The incident occurred in Hartford County around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  April 16, on I-84 westbound in East Hartford. According to Connecticut State Police, New York City resident Randy Casado, age 28, of Brooklyn, was walking in the HOV travel lane when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Prius traveling west in the same lane. State police said that after the strike, the Prius came to a stop in the swale between the HOV lane and the left lane. Casado was located in the HOV directl…
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit A 35-year-old man allegedly wielding an axe at a gas station in Fairfield County was apprehended by police after a foot chase. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Hemlock Hardware at 1860 Post Road. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police officers responded to the hardware store after receiving a report of a suspicious man. On the scene, officers found Orlando Roper of New York City behaving erratically, Stahl said.  Roper was behind his vehicle parked near an adjacent business, brandishing an axe, Stahl said. Despite offic…