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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…
Commercial Truck Stopped In CT Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say Commercial Truck Stopped In CT Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say
Commercial Truck Stopped In CT Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say An oversized load on a commercial truck was nabbed in Fairfield County for allegedly being more than 100,000 overweight. The truck was stopped in Danbury by Connecticut State Police conducting commercial vehicle enforcement on I-84 around 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 10. According to State Police, the truck was stopped after it was seen bypassing the Danbury scale along I-84 eastbound by traveling the secondary roads in the area.  An investigation revealed that the truck had numerous oversized load permit violations. Further investigation revealed that the carrier out of New York did not h…
Man Accused Of Leaving Seymour Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police Man Accused Of Leaving Seymour Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police
Man Accused Of Leaving Seymour 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 …
Fatal Crash: CT 65-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 Fatal Crash: CT 65-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84
Fatal Crash: CT 65-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 A person was killed after being struck by a car in an early morning crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut involving three Long Island residents. It happened around 5:10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in Tolland County. A 2010 Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound in the right-center lane between exits 65 and 66 in the town of Vernon when it struck a pedestrian who was lying in the travel lane for unknown reasons, according to Connecticut State Police. The pedestrian, identified as John Kaszowski, age 65, of Manchester, suffered fatal injuries.  The Nissan was being d…
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash Police are searching for witnesses to a crash on a Connecticut roadway that left a 19-year-old man seriously injured. The New London County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut State Police said. Just before 1 a.m., the teen was driving north on Route 1, or Boston Post Road, in a Honda HR-V LX. Near the intersection of Boggy Hole Road, the teen lost control of the SUV, veered onto the left side of the roadway, and hit a parked car sitting in a nearby driveway, according to police. His car continued forward into an embankment and rolled over. The …
Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Slams Into Pole, Down Embankment Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Slams Into Pole, Down Embankment
Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Slams Into Pole, Down Embankment A woman was killed after a single-vehicle car crash in Connecticut. It happened in Windham County at around 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 12, in the town of Woodstock. A 2011 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Roseland Park Road just south of Arvidson Road at an unknown speed when it veered off the roadway to the right, striking approximately 40 inches of wooden fence, Connecticut State Police said. The Camry continued traveling north, striking a utility pole on the northbound shoulder before crashing down an embankment, where it came to a final rest against a stan…
Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police
Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police A 29-year-old woman is facing manslaughter charges in connection with a suspected DWI, wrong-way crash on I-84 in Connecticut that killed a woman and toddler. The Hartford County wreck happened on I-84 in West Hartford, near Exit 44, at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2023. Connecticut State Police said Michelle Miller, of Wolcott in New Haven County, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta sedan westbound on I-84 when she lost control and drove into the grassy median. After crossing the median, she went up an embankment and into the eastbound lanes where she struck an oncoming Subaru Impreza sedan. The…
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…
Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In CT Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In CT
Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In CT A 26-year-old man faces drunk driving charges following a two-vehicle crash in Connecticut that left two people with serious injuries, police announced.  Litchfield County resident Jacob Lowe of Roxbury was arrested on Sunday, July 7 following a crash on the same day that happened around 10:45 p.m. in the area of 247 South St. in Roxbury, Connecticut State Police announced on Monday, July 8.  According to State Police, two vehicles, including Lowe's Ford F-250 truck, had been traveling north on South Street. The two vehicles then tried passing another car at the same time and coll…
Ansonia Building Closed After Grenade-Like Device Found Ansonia Building Closed After Grenade-Like Device Found
Ansonia Building Closed 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…
Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan
Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan A missing Fairfield County man was found dead in a wooded area during a search by police. The incident occurred in New Canaan shortly after 12 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, during the late evening hours of Monday, July 08, the New Canaan Police Department began assisting the Stamford Police Department in a missing persons investigation.  The missing person, a Stamford man, was last reported seen working at a house under renovation during the afternoon hours in New Canaan, DeFelice said. During a search of the area, DeFelice said the…
21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Home After Stolen Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say 21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Home After Stolen Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say
21-Year-Old Tries To Enter Home After Stolen Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say A 21-year-old Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop in a stolen vehicle and trying to break into a home to get away. Danbury resident Joao Gabriel Almeida-Bastos was nabbed around 11:30 a.m., Sunday, July 7, on Toddy Hill Road in Newtown. According to Lt. Scott Smith of the Newtown Police, during a routine traffic stop, Almeida-Bastos made a U-turn and accelerated northbound as the officer exited his cruiser. Smith said that the vehicle, which had been stolen in Danbury days earlier, had left the southbound shoulder of the roadway an…
Beloved CT State Police K-9 Officer Dies At Age 6 Due To Medical Complications Beloved CT State Police K-9 Officer Dies At Age 6 Due To Medical Complications
Beloved CT State Police K-9 Officer Dies At Age 6 Due To Medical Complications The Connecticut State Police are mourning the loss of a beloved K-9 officer. Elmer was assigned to Detective David Collins of the Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit.  K-9 Elmer, who was 6 years old, was laid to rest on Saturday, July 6, due to medical complications. Det. Collins and K-9 Elmer graduated from the Connecticut State Police 212th Accelerant Detection Class in the fall of 2020 and have served for the last three years.  During his career, K-9 Elmer traveled across the state to assist at numerous fire scenes, working alongside our local, state, and federal partners…
Street Racers May Have Caused I-84 Multi-Car Crash, Police Say Street Racers May Have Caused I-84 Multi-Car Crash, Police Say
Street Racers May Have Caused I-84 Multi-Car Crash, Police Say Connecticut State Police report a multi-vehicle crash on I-84 was likely caused by street racers. The crash occurred around 10 p.m., Monday, July 1, on I-84 between Exits 68 and 69 in Tolland. According to State Police, responding troopers located an extensive debris field and one vehicle that had rolled during the crash. State Police said troopers investigating the crash believe the crash was caused by several vehicles "driving recklessly" and also "slow rolling the highway" before racing each other. The vehicles included a 2010 Honda Civic LX, a 2007 Honda Accord, and a 2012 Nissan Alti…
Shelton Man Charged With Producing Child Sex Abuse Images Shelton Man Charged With Producing Child Sex Abuse Images
Shelton Man Charged With Producing Child Sex Abuse Images A Fairfield County man is behind bars after being charged with allegedly producing child pornography. Ross DeLibro, age 53, of Shelton, was charged in June with the production of child pornography following an investigation by the Connecticut State Police and Homeland Security. As alleged in court documents, in March, a detective assigned to the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit began an investigation into the sharing of child sex abuse images and videos over a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.   The investigation revealed that an internet address assigned to De…
CT Man Extradited For Manslaughter, Assault, More: Police CT Man Extradited For Manslaughter, Assault, More: Police
CT Man Extradited For Manslaughter, Assault, More: Police A 41-year-old man was extradited from Maine for a series of alleged crimes he committed in Connecticut, including selling narcotics and fatally stabbing another man. The Windham County man, Walter Lawson – who is from the town of Putnam – was arrested on the strength of three arrest warrants, Connecticut State Police announced on Friday, June 28. From September 2023 to May 2024, Lawson is accused of multiple crimes. First, on September 26, 2023, Lawson and another man got into a fight at a home in Thompson. At first, the fight started with the two men yelling at each other, but soon esc…
3 Police Officers Attacked In Separate CT Incidents 3 Police Officers Attacked In Separate CT Incidents
3 Police Officers Attacked In Separate CT Incidents Three Connecticut officers were attacked over the weekend in two separate incidents. The attacks occurred on Saturday, June 29, in New Haven County in West Haven and New London County in Norwich.  In West Haven, one officer was injured when Imran Ahmed, age 54, of West Haven, allegedly deliberately crashed his vehicle into an occupied police cruiser that was helping another officer who Ahmed had been trying to run off the roadway. The event began around 2 p.m. when a West Haven Police officer was driving in the area of Meloy Road and Route 1. Ahmed pulled up alongside him and attempte…
Man Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Crash Involving Vintage Car In CT Man Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Crash Involving Vintage Car In CT
Man Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Crash Involving Vintage Car In CT A 35-year-old man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with a fatal crash in Connecticut involving a vintage car that left a woman dead, police announced.  New London County resident Ian Gillis of Griswold turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday, June 19 in connection with a crash that happened in Windham County on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, Connecticut State Police announced on Wednesday, June 26.  According to state police, around 8:30 p.m. on the day of the crash, troopers responded to the area of 821 Pomfret St. (Route 169) in the town of Pomfret after a blue 1967 T…
23-Year-Old Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree, Parked Car In Westbrook 23-Year-Old Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree, Parked Car In Westbrook
23-Year-Old Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree, Parked Car In Westbrook One person was killed in an overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in Middlesex County, on Route 1 near Post Avenue in Westbrook. According to Connecticut State Police, while negotiating a left-hand curve on the roadway, the vehicle, a 2007 Honda CRV, traveled into the right shoulder and made contact with a curb. The car the hit a tree and parked car before rolling over and coming to a rest on the driver's side. The driver was transported to Shoreline Clinic in Westbrook, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel. He's been identified as&n…
CT Man Charged Following Armed Road Rage on I-95 CT Man Charged Following Armed Road Rage on I-95
CT Man Charged Following Armed Road Rage on I-95 A Connecticut man was charged with threatening with a firearm during an alleged road rage incident on I-95. The incident occurred in Middlesex County around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, southbound on I-95 in Old Saybrook. According to the Connecticut State Police, troopers responded to a report of a firearm displayed during a road rage incident in Old Saybrook. During an investigation, victims reported repeated brake-checking and abrupt lane changes by a vehicle driven by Dejon Robinson, age 30, of Hartford County in Bristol, state police said. State police said the operator of the veh…
Double-Fatal CT Crash: 18-Year-Old Charged With Manslaughter, More, Police Say Double-Fatal CT Crash: 18-Year-Old Charged With Manslaughter, More, Police Say
Double-Fatal CT Crash: 18-Year-Old Charged With Manslaughter, More, Police Say A man faces manslaughter charges and more after he allegedly drove a car drunk, leading to a crash that killed two other teenagers. Connecticut State Police arrested 18-year-old Nicholas Johnson on Thursday, June 20, nearly a year after the Windham County incident took place in the town of Brooklyn. On June 25, 2023, Johnson (a Moosup resident who was 17 at the time) was reportedly driving a Toyota Prius southwest on Allen Hill Road when, at the intersection of Wauregan Road, he ran a stop sign and turned left, causing the car to spin out just before 4 a.m., slamming into a tree before sl…
Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving Missing 15-Year-Old CT Girl Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving Missing 15-Year-Old CT Girl
Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving Missing 15-Year-Old CT Girl Authorities have released more information about a case involving a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl who was found in the Hudson Valley after allegedly being kidnapped by a 24-year-old man.  New Haven resident Marcos Alex Mendez-Torres was taken into custody by Connecticut State Police on Wednesday, June 26 after also being arrested in the Orange County town of Montgomery, New York on Sunday, June 23 in connection with a kidnapping case involving a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl, State Police announced on Thursday, June 27.  Earlier Report - 24-…
Bethany Summer Camp Intern Sexually Assaults Multiple Children, Police Say Bethany Summer Camp Intern Sexually Assaults Multiple Children, Police Say
Bethany 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…
24-Year-Old Charged In Connection To Case Involving Missing CT Girl 24-Year-Old Charged In Connection To Case Involving Missing CT Girl
24-Year-Old Charged In Connection To Case Involving Missing CT Girl A Connecticut man was nabbed by out-of-state police in connection with a 15-year-old missing girl from New York's Hudson Valley. New, updated report - Update: More Details Emerge About Kidnapping Case Involving New Haven Man The incident occurred in Orange County,  in the town of Montgomery, on Sunday, June 23, when the Montgomery Police Department received a BOLO (be on the lookout) notification for a suspect wanted in connection with a missing 15-year-old Connecticut girl. According to Montgomery Police Chief John Hank, Connecticut State Police called and said the suspect’s phone wa…
Man Charged With DUI For Fatal Head-On Crash In CT, Police Say Man Charged With DUI For Fatal Head-On Crash In CT, Police Say
Man Charged With DUI For Fatal Head-On Crash In CT, Police Say A 25-year-old man has turned himself in nearly a year after he allegedly drove under the influence, crossing the double-yellow lines on a highway and crashing head-on into another car. Isiah Turner was arrested on Monday, June 24 for the Litchfield County incident, Connecticut State Police said. The 25-year-old was driving a Dodge Dakota eastbound on Route 6 in Woodbury just after 10 a.m. when he reportedly crossed over the yellow lines, crashing headfirst into a Subaru Baja traveling west. Original Report - Fatal Head-On Crash: 56-Year-Old CT Man ID'd As Victim Robert C. Gardner…
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 State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window
CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window Connecticut State Police had to smash a window and use a taser on a 24-year-old man before charging him with alleged drunk driving.  The incident occurred in Middlesex County around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, on 1-91 northbound in Middletown between the rest area and Exit 20.  According to State Police, troopers found a black GMC Sierra pickup with a Massachusetts license plate parked in the right climbing lane and several damaged DOT traffic cones.  The truck's engine was running, and the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, state police said. Troopers attempted …
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say 19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say A 19-year-old man faces assault charges after allegedly confronting and punching a 14-year-old victim at a Connecticut park, police announced. The events leading up to the arrest began in Tolland County on Saturday, June 15, just after 4:30 p.m., when a disturbance and assault was reported at Olympic Park in Stafford, Connecticut State Police announced on Monday, June 17.  According to authorities, responding troopers found an uninjured 14-year-old victim who said they were not injured and that the suspect had run into the woods before police arrived.  An adult witness at the sce…
Deaths Of Husband, Wife At CT Home Was Murder-Suicide, Medical Examiner Says Deaths Of Husband, Wife At CT Home Was Murder-Suicide, Medical Examiner Says
Deaths Of Husband, Wife At CT Home Was Murder-Suicide, Medical Examiner Says Days after a husband and wife were found shot to death at their Connecticut home, their deaths have been ruled a murder-suicide. The New London County incident happened Wednesday morning, June 19, at a residence in Voluntown on Hell Hollow Road. Connecticut State Police said troopers found 69-year-old Michael Zannini and 65-year-old Jacqueline Zannini both dead from gunshot wounds. In an update Friday, June 21, the agency said the medical examiner’s office determined that Mrs. Zannini shot her husband before turning the gun on herself. Both victims lived together at the home. Emergency cr…
27-Year-Old Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash 27-Year-Old Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash
27-Year-Old Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash A 27-year-old Connecticut man died after failing to negotiate a right curve and striking a metal guardrail on Route 148. The crash occurred in Middlesex County just before 1:20 a.m., Thursday, June 20, near the Cedar Lake Road intersection in Chester. According to the Connecticut State Police, Sean Francis Guiheen of Killingworth was heading west on Route 148 on a 2007 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a right curve in the road and veered into the eastbound lane and struck a metal guardrail. Guiheen was thrown from the motorcycle during the crash. He…
Owner Busted Selling Marijuana At Fairfield County Business, Police Say Owner Busted Selling Marijuana At Fairfield County Business, Police Say
Owner Busted Selling Marijuana At Fairfield County Business, Police Say A Connecticut business owner is accused of illegally selling drugs out of his establishment. In Fairfield County, agents conducted a routine inspection at L&A Smoke Shop, located on Route 39 in New Fairfield, on Tuesday morning, June 18. According to Connecticut State Police, they uncovered "significant" evidence of illegal distribution of THC edibles, flowers, and vape cartridges. Agents seized the items. The shop’s owner, 68-year-old Mohamed Albrashi, of the Bronx, was arrested on suspicion of sale of a narcotic substance and was later released on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to …