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Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight
Stratford Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Aiming At Stepson During Fight A Fairfield County man was arrested after allegedly shooting his wife while attempting to shoot his stepson during a fight. The incident occurred in Stratford around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, on Bates Street. According to Capt. Jerry Pinto of the Stratford Police Department, Michael James, age 58, of Stratford, fired a round from his registered firearm while arguing with his 36-year-old stepson, Rakeem Mack. Pinto said the round also struck Michael James’ wife, Lolita Mack-James. Both Rakeem Mack and Lolita Mack-James were transported to the hospital after sustaining&nbs…
Southbury Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman Southbury Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman
Southbury Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman A 47-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman during a domestic violence incident. New Haven County resident Brian Lambert of Southbury was arrested on Friday, May 10. According to Connecticut State Police and Southbury Police, around noon on May 10, officers responded to the area of Elaine Drive and Curt Smith Road after receiving information that Lambert was seen dragging a woman through a wooded area of Elaine Drive, forcibly push her into a vehicle and then take off at a high rate of speed. Responding officers searched the immediate…
CT Man Accused Of Attempting To Suffocate Woman, Throwing  Baby On Couch, Police Say CT Man Accused Of Attempting To Suffocate Woman, Throwing  Baby On Couch, Police Say
CT Man Accused Of Attempting To Suffocate Woman, Throwing Baby On Couch, Police Say A Connecticut man is accused of attempting to strangle a woman during a domestic incident with a baby nearby. New Haven County resident Edgar Alamo, age 23, of Meriden, was arrested on the charges on Sunday, April 28 in Milford. According to the Milford Police, officers took custody of Alamo regarding two active arrest warrants stemming from separate incidents.  Alamo is accused of throwing a woman to the floor by her hair, choking her, and trying to suffocate her. The victim’s toddler child was present during one altercation, police said.  During this altercation…
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…
Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident
Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident A 51-year-old Fairfield County man was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after allegedly stabbing his partner multiple times. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 11:10 a.m. on Mountain Laurel Road on Sunday, April 14. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the victim, is in serious condition following the stabbing during a domestic dispute. Arrested was Robert Van Weddle of Fairfield. He was charged with: Criminal attempt to commit murder  Assault Disorderly conduct Weddle was held on bond and transported to Bridgeport Superior Court this morning…
Alleged Fugitive Discovered In CT After Unrelated 911 Call: Police Alleged Fugitive Discovered In CT After Unrelated 911 Call: Police
Alleged Fugitive Discovered In CT After Unrelated 911 Call: Police A man accused of domestic violence and strangulation in Massachusetts was caught in Connecticut when the cops were called on him for a different reason. The Tolland County incident occurred in the town of Stafford on Friday, April 5, according to Connecticut State Police. On that day, a School Street resident called the authorities on 30-year-old Marcus Lopez to report that he was unwelcome at the home. While police were investigating Lopez, who hails from Stafford, they discovered he had a felony arrest warrant in his name in connection to an alleged domestic assault and strangulation…
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment In Bridgeport Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment In Bridgeport Placed On Leave
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment In Bridgeport Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport
Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend In Westport A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly strangling and beating his girlfriend after reading her text messages. Denis Mora Blanco, age 28, of Norwalk, was charged in Westport on Friday, Feb. 2, after being stopped on I-95 without headlights and a bumper dragging on the ground. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, during the stop, the officer noticed that Blanco had scratches to his face and fresh blood on his clothing.  In the passenger seat was a woman who was later identified as being in a dating relationship with Blanco. The woman had sign…
22 Arrested During Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep In Bridgeport 22 Arrested During Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep In Bridgeport
22 Arrested During Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep In Bridgeport Twenty-two suspects were nabbed during a domestic violence warrants sweep in Fairfield County. The operation, called "Sunrise at Congress 2024," took place in Bridgeport on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at several locations. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, the operation was aimed at addressing multiple outstanding domestic violence warrants in the city. Bridgeport Police Detectives Adam Roscoe and Jesse Meade spent several days planning this operation and conducted extensive research on the locations of several wanted parties. Within 24 hours, 22 suspects were taken into …
Woman Nabbed For Stabbing Man In Leg In Norwalk, Police Say Woman Nabbed For Stabbing Man In Leg In Norwalk, Police Say
Woman Nabbed For Stabbing Man In Leg In Norwalk, Police Say A Connecticut woman was nabbed for allegedly stabbing a man in the leg in a Fairfield County parking lot. The incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 1, in Norwalk in the parking lot on Connecticut Avenue. Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police said officers found the man after receiving a call for a person needing medical aid in the parking lot. An investigation found the man was a victim of domestic violence; the suspect was identified as New Haven County resident Yessica Paola Jimenez, age 49, of Seymour. Officers were able to track down Jimenez and charged her with assault. T…
Murder-Suicide: Man Stabs Woman, Self At Danbury Residence, Toddler Hospitalized Murder-Suicide: Man Stabs Woman, Self At Danbury Residence, Toddler Hospitalized
Murder-Suicide: Man Stabs Woman, Self At Danbury Residence, Toddler Hospitalized A 29-year-old man and 21-year-old woman are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Fairfield County that happened while a toddler was home, police said. Authorities learned of the incident on Monday, Nov. 20 around 7:30 a.m., when first responders arrived at an apartment in Danbury on Griffing Avenue and found two dead adults and a toddler inside, Danbury Police announced on Wednesday, Nov. 22.  The toddler was found uninjured but was later taken to Danbury Hospital for evaluation out of caution, police said. An examination confirmed that the toddler had not been injured during t…
Former Shelton Cop Charged With Stalking Police Chief Former Shelton Cop Charged With Stalking Police Chief
Former Shelton Cop Charged With Stalking Police Chief A former Fairfield County police officer has been charged with allegedly stalking his former boss who fired him for mishandling a domestic violence complaint. David Moore, age 61, of Shelton, turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Friday, Nov. 10 at Troop A in Southbury on an arrest warrant. State Police said Moore was processed and charged with stalking Shelton Police Chief Shawn Sequeira and released on a promise to appear ticket. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Nov. 27. Moore is accused of stalking his former boss for more than a month.  He was fired in 202…
Man Stabs Woman, Self In Front Of Danbury Officer In Apparent Murder-Suicide, Police Say Man Stabs Woman, Self In Front Of Danbury Officer In Apparent Murder-Suicide, Police Say
Man Stabs Woman, Self In Front Of Danbury Officer In Apparent Murder-Suicide, Police Say A man and woman are dead in Fairfield County from an apparent murder-suicide in which the man stabbed himself in front of a police officer. The incident took place in Danbury around 12:10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 27 on High Ridge Road. According to Det. Capt. Mark Williams of the Danbury Police, an officer on patrol heard a verbal altercation in the area of High Ridge Road and Scuppo Road.  Upon investigating the disturbance, the officer found a man standing over a woman who was lying on High Ridge Road. When the officer got out of his vehicle to render assistance, the man turned toward th…
18-Year-Old Fatally Stabs Family Member At CT Residence, Police Say 18-Year-Old Fatally Stabs Family Member At CT Residence, Police Say
18-Year-Old Fatally Stabs Family Member At CT Residence, Police Say A Connecticut teen turned himself in to authorities after he fatally stabbed a family member, police say. Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, personnel from Connecticut State Police Troop F say they received a 911 call from Middlesex County resident Matthew Craig, age 18, of the village of Ivoryton, reporting that he had just stabbed a family member several times at a residence in the town of Essex.  Upon Troopers and EMS arrival, the victim was lying on the floor having sustained multiple apparent stab wounds to his chest and back area, according to pol…
Man, 41, Charged With Manslaughter Of Stamford Woman, Police Say Man, 41, Charged With Manslaughter Of Stamford Woman, Police Say
Man, 41, Charged With Manslaughter Of Stamford Woman, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with manslaughter in the Sept. 2022 death of his girlfriend following an investigation. Anthony Ray Vines, Jr., age 41, of Stamford, was charged on Friday, Oct. 6 with one count of manslaughter with a firearm for the homicide of Mary Stephanie Guirand.  Guirand was 36 years old at the time of her death, said Capt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Police. According to Scanlon, Vines and Guirand were in a domestic relationship, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, when the Stamford Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 phone call from a m…
Whole Foods Employee Assaults, Drags Person Outside Darien Store, Police Say Whole Foods Employee Assaults, Drags Person Outside Darien Store, Police Say
Whole Foods Employee Assaults, Drags Person Outside Darien Store, Police Say A Whole Foods employee in Connecticut has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a person outside the store. The Fairfield County incident happened in July 2023 in Darien, at the Whole Foods store located on Ledge Road. According to Darien Police, the victim met 42-year-old Eric Brand in the store’s parking lot on Sunday, July 2, and asked him for money. The two got into an argument that turned physical, police said. That’s when Brand allegedly assaulted the victim and then dragged them along the ground. Nobody else was involved in the incident and there were no reports of injuries. Poli…
Trio Charged In Separate New Fairfield Incidents Involving Machete, Gun Shot: Police Trio Charged In Separate New Fairfield Incidents Involving Machete, Gun Shot: Police
Trio Charged In Separate New Fairfield Incidents Involving Machete, Gun Shot: Police Three people face a long list of charges after an altercation on a Connecticut road that involved a man who had just been involved in a domestic violence incident, police said.  The altercation happened in Fairfield County on Monday, Sept. 25 just before 1 p.m., when Connecticut State Police troopers responded to the area of Bigelow Rd. in New Fairfield to assist the town's police department with a shots fired incident.  According to state police, arriving detectives learned that three people had been arrested as a result of the incident. The three suspects were identified as:&nbs…
New Update: Missing 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl, Mother Found Safe, Father Under Arrest New Update: Missing 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl, Mother Found Safe, Father Under Arrest
New Update: Missing 4-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl, Mother Found Safe, Father Under Arrest A 4-year-old Fairfield County girl who was reported missing by her father after not seeing her for more than a year has been found safe. According to Bridgeport Police Capt. Kevin Gilleran, Aliyah Serrano, and her mother, 33-year-old Valery Colon, have been located outside the State of Connecticut.  "Law enforcement officials in their jurisdiction have verified them both to be safe and in good health," Gilleran said. "Their current location will not be disclosed to the public." A Silver Alert was issued on Monday, Aug. 28 has been canceled, he added. Earlier report: Missing: S…
Passenger Assaults Jeep Driver In Front Of Child While Traveling On I-95 In Greenwich: Police Passenger Assaults Jeep Driver In Front Of Child While Traveling On I-95 In Greenwich: Police
Passenger Assaults Jeep Driver In Front Of Child While Traveling On I-95 In Greenwich: Police A Westchester man faces assault charges after striking the driver of the vehicle they were both in while traveling on a highway in Fairfield County, police said.  The incident happened on Thursday, July 27 around 5:50 p.m., when Connecticut State Police received numerous 911 calls that reported an active assault occurring inside a Jeep traveling on Interstate 95 northbound in Greenwich in the area of Exit 5.  According to state police, the callers told troopers that the male passenger inside the Jeep was striking the driver, who was yelling to passing cars that they needed help.&n…
CT Woman Killed During Domestic Event, Son Injured, Police Say CT Woman Killed During Domestic Event, Son Injured, Police Say
CT Woman Killed During Domestic Event, Son Injured, Police Say A Connecticut woman was shot dead by a man during a domestic violence incident and her son was injured. The incident took place in Hartford County around 8 p.m., Monday, July 17 on Oakland Terrace in Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, patrol officers responded to a 911 caller reporting a domestic incident. When they arrived, officers were met by a man on the porch, suffering from injuries to his head. The man said his mother had been shot and that a man was inside and armed. Officers were able to quickly secure the suspect, identified as Lance…
Support Pours In For Children Of Mother Allegedly Killed By Husband In New England Support Pours In For Children Of Mother Allegedly Killed By Husband In New England
Support Pours In For Children Of Mother Allegedly Killed By Husband In New England The family that fell victim to an "unthinkable" tragedy in Massachusetts received a flood of support from compassionate Middlesex County community members.  Nancy Hanson, age 54, died on Saturday, July 15, in her Brookline Street home in Newton after her husband, Richard Hanson, allegedly beat her to death with multiple items in their home, according to the Newton Police Department.  Nancy had issued a restraining order against Richard Hanson days earlier, but police had not been able to serve it. She leaves behind three sons who are being cared for by a family member. In the wa…
Woman Shot In Leg With Infant In Tow Not Cooperating With Bridgeport Police Woman Shot In Leg With Infant In Tow Not Cooperating With Bridgeport Police
Woman Shot In Leg With Infant In Tow Not Cooperating With Bridgeport Police A Fairfield County who was shot in the leg with a 1-month-old with her and then forced into a gold-color Acura is allegedly not cooperating with police in the investigation. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 11 in the 100 block of Shelton St., said Capt. Kevin Gilleran, of the Brigeport Police. According to Gilleran, officers responded to the area after receiving a report of a woman shot, but the car had fled prior to police arriving. Officers assigned to the Bridgeport Police Department’s Fusion Center quickly determined the suspect vehicle traveled to …
CT Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Beating, Kidnapping Woman CT Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Beating, Kidnapping Woman
CT Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Beating, Kidnapping Woman A Connecticut man has been charged with criminal attempt at murder for attacking a woman after police responded to a report of one car chasing another. New Haven County resident Trevor Watson, age 26, of Waterbury, was charged on Monday, June 19 in Waterbury. Waterbury Police officers responded to 910 Wolcott St. on a report of one motor vehicle chasing another motor vehicle, said Lt. Nadine Amatruda, of the Waterbury Police. Both parties were located in the area of Piedmont Street where officers found that the woman had been assaulted by her husband, identified as Watson, Amatru…
Stamford Man Caught With Glock Following Crime Stoppers Tip, Police Say Stamford Man Caught With Glock Following Crime Stoppers Tip, Police Say
Stamford Man Caught With Glock Following Crime Stoppers Tip, Police Say A Stamford man was charged with criminal possession of a firearm after police received a tip from Crime Stoppers that he was in possession of an illegal firearm. Members of the department's Narcotics and Orange unit were able to use information in the tip to identify the man as John Carolos Ruis-Franco, age 18, said Stamford Assistant Chief of Police Richard Conklin. On Wednesday, March 29, Ruiz-Franco got into a domestic incident with his girlfriend in which he stole her phone and assaulted her, Conklin said. Conklin said the unit quickly completed an arrest warrant and submitted it to th…
Jailed Shelton Man Calls Protected Victim 70 Times, Police Say Jailed Shelton Man Calls Protected Victim 70 Times, Police Say
Jailed Shelton Man Calls Protected Victim 70 Times, Police Say A Shelton man behind bars for violating a protective order was arrested again while in jail for having contact with the protected person 70 times on the phone. Gordon Cole, age 27, was arrested on Tuesday, March 27 by Shelton Police for violation of a protective order and remained incarcerated on an additional $10,000 bond. Cole was previously arrested in Shelton in December 2022 for several domestic violence charges including seven counts of violation of a protective order, said Det. Richard Bango, of the Shelton Police. After the December arrest, Cole was incarcerated and the court …
Widow Of CT Officer Killed In Double-Fatal Incident Gives Birth To Their Healthy Daughter Widow Of CT Officer Killed In Double-Fatal Incident Gives Birth To Their Healthy Daughter
Widow Of CT Officer Killed In Double-Fatal Incident Gives Birth To Their Healthy Daughter The newborn daughter of a Connecticut police officer who was lured to a residence and killed in an ambush received a warm welcome into the world from her father's department.  Earlier Report - IDs Released For Officers Involved In Double-Fatal Bristol Shooting Penelope Dustin-Ann DeMonte, the newborn daughter of fallen Bristol Lieutenant Dustin DeMonte, was born on Monday, March 6 around 12:30 p.m. to DeMonte's widow, Laura, the Bristol Police Department announced on Thursday, March 9.  Penelope is the third child of DeMonte, who was fatally shot on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, when he and f…
Rake-Wielding Man Assaults Victim In Milford, Police Say Rake-Wielding Man Assaults Victim In Milford, Police Say
Rake-Wielding Man Assaults Victim In Milford, Police Say A rake-wielding man has been charged with allegedly attacking a person with the garden tool as they got out of their car, injuring them. The incident took place in New Haven County on Wednesday, Feb. 15 on Meadows End Road in Milford. According to Milford Police, officers responded to the area for a report of an assault. When they arrived, they found a victim who told officers when they got out of their car, Lindell Datadeen, age 69, of Milford running toward them with a rake with four metal prongs raised in the air.  Unprovoked, Datadeen ran at the victim saying they were going …
Stamford Police Officer Charged With Assault In Domestic Violence Incident, Authorities Say Stamford Police Officer Charged With Assault In Domestic Violence Incident, Authorities Say
Stamford Police Officer Charged With Assault In Domestic Violence Incident, Authorities Say A Stamford Police officer is facing charges in a domestic violence incident that happened over the weekend, police reported. Officer Louis Gonzalez was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 22, and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful restraint, the Stamford Police Department reported. Police said the charges stem from an incident that happened on Saturday, Dec. 17. Gonzalez has been a member of the department since April 2021, authorities reported.  He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the charges and an administrative inquiry by the de…
Community Rallies To Support Children After CT Mother Killed By Ex-Boyfriend With Axe Community Rallies To Support Children After CT Mother Killed By Ex-Boyfriend With Axe
Community Rallies To Support Children After CT Mother Killed By Ex-Boyfriend With Axe The community is coming to the rescue of three Connecticut children who were left without parents when their mother was killed with an axe by an ex-boyfriend. New Haven County resident Julie Minogue, age 40, of Milford, was found dead by police around 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 after dispatch received a 911 call from her 17-year-old son. Minogue was allegedly killed by Litchfield County resident, Ewen Dewitt, age 42, of Roxbury, who was located in West Haven and taken into custody, said the Milford Police.  When Minogue was killed, she had both a restraining order and an order of pr…
CT Woman Killed With Axe By Ex-Boyfriend, Police Say CT Woman Killed With Axe By Ex-Boyfriend, Police Say
CT Woman Killed With Axe By Ex-Boyfriend, Police Say A Connecticut woman was allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend she had an order of protection and restraining order against after being attacked with an axe. New Haven County resident Julie Minogue, age 40, of Milford, was found by police around 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 received a 911 call from her 17-year-old son. According to Milford Police, the son told dispatchers that his other was being assaulted by a man inside their home at 76 Salem Walk.  The first arriving officers cleared the residence and discovered that the suspect had fled prior to their arrival, police said. Minogue&n…
Accused CT Baby Killer Faces Judge, Bond Set At $6.4M Accused CT Baby Killer Faces Judge, Bond Set At $6.4M
Accused CT Baby Killer Faces Judge, Bond Set At $6.4M The man who allegedly brutally murdered his 11-month-old daughter and then dismembered her was ordered held on a $6.4 million bond, according to multiple reports. Christopher Francisquini appeared in court in New Haven County in Waterbury around 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5. He was apprehended in New Haven County around 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Waterbury after two weeks on the run, said the Naugatuck Police. Francisquini, age 31, of Naugatuck, was wanted for stabbing and dismembering Camilla Francisquini on Friday, Nov. 18 in Naugatuck, police said. Dressed in a white Tyvek jumpsuit and f…