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Man Found Shot To Death In Popular CT Park Man Found Shot To Death In Popular CT Park
Man Found Shot To Death In Popular CT Park Police in Connecticut are investigating after a Hispanic man was found shot to death at a popular park. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 10:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at Wickham Park in East Hartford. According to Officer Marc Caruso of the East Hartford Police, the unidentified man was found behind Tolland St., in the park, shot to death.  The man has not been identified. "It is still an active investigation at this time," Caruso said. "There does not appear to be any danger to the community." This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
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…
Medicaid Fraud Scheme: CT Man Sentenced For Stealing $900K Medicaid Fraud Scheme: CT Man Sentenced For Stealing $900K
Medicaid Fraud Scheme: CT Man Sentenced For Stealing $900K A Connecticut man who posed as a counselor was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back more than $900,000 after pleading no contest to a large Medicaid fraud scheme.  Hartford County resident Ramon Apellaniz, 39, of East Hartford, will serve 15 months in prison for submitting thousands of fraudulent claims to Medicaid for services provided by unlicensed personnel and services not provided, as well as for stealing the identity of a licensed professional to submit the fraudulent claims.  Apellaniz, who has paid $156,000 in restitution, was also ordered to repay with the remainin…
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…
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…
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say
CT Man Uses Forged Checks To Spend $5K At Costco, Police Say A 31-year-old Connecticut man was nabbed for allegedly using several forged checks to spend $5,000 at Costco, police say. Daniel H. Falvey, age 31, of East Hartford, was charged on Thursday, March 28, on an active warrant and charged with larceny and issuing a bad check. According to Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Falvey's arrest stems from a January investigation in which police found he used several forged checks from an East Hartford business to purchase the items at Costco. Falvey was released on a $10,000 surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Manchester…
Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse
Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse A 30-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to his role in a statewide stolen catalytic converter trafficking ring, federal officials announced. New Haven resident Michael Almodovar, also known as "Eme ElColorado," pleaded guilty on Wednesday, March 27 to charges related to his role in a stolen catalytic converter trafficking ring in Connecticut, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  According to federal officials, Almodovar's conviction follows an investigation into the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles across the state. This inve…
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash 25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash A victim has been identified after a fatal three-vehicle overnight crash on a Connecticut roadway. It happened in Hartford County at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, March 20 on I-91 in Rocky Hill. A 2024 Volvo 999 was traveling southbound, north of Exit 22S, in the center lane of three, and a 2018 Acura TLX Tech was traveling directly behind in the center lane, Connecticut State Police said. For an unknown reason, the Acura collided with the rear of the Volvo, and a third vehicle, a 2018 Acura TLX Tech A-Spec, collided with the other Acura. The Acura TLX Tec…
New Update: Family Of CT Infant Killed By Dogs Says Attack Happened Day Before First Birthday New Update: Family Of CT Infant Killed By Dogs Says Attack Happened Day Before First Birthday
New Update: Family Of CT Infant Killed By Dogs Says Attack Happened Day Before First Birthday The aunt of a Connecticut infant killed by the family dogs would have celebrated his first birthday on Thursday, March 14. Related: 1-Year-Old East Hartford Boy Killed By Family Dogs The incident took place in East Hartford in a home on Fuller Avenue around 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. Crystal Rod, the aunt of the child named Lennox, said on a GoFundMe that the family planned to celebrate his birthday at Check E. Cheese on Thursday. Rod said the attack took place while the infant played on a trampoline with his mother, who was also injured. 'With heavy heart, I am asking for …
1-Year-Old CT Boy Killed By Family Dogs 1-Year-Old CT Boy Killed By Family Dogs
1-Year-Old CT Boy Killed By Family Dogs A 1-year-old Connecticut boy died after being attacked by two family dogs. The incident took place in East Hartford in a home on Fuller Avenue around 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. According to East Hartford Police Officer Marc Caruso, officers responded to the home where they found the boy had been bitten several times by a dog. The police and fire department personnel on the scene performed lifesaving measures, and the child was transported to the hospital by ASM, Caruso said. The boy later died at the hospital, he added. Caruso said one dog was the main aggressor, but two dogs have been…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Woman Killed After Car Swerves Across Lanes, Strikes Concrete Barrier On I-84 In CT Woman Killed After Car Swerves Across Lanes, Strikes Concrete Barrier On I-84 In CT
Woman Killed After Car Swerves Across Lanes, Strikes Concrete Barrier On I-84 In CT Authorities are investigating a two-car crash on a busy highway in Connecticut that left a woman dead.  The crash happened in Hartford County on Thursday, Feb. 8 just before 7 a.m. on Interstate 84 West in Manchester, according to Connecticut State Police.  According to authorities, a Hyundai Genesis had been traveling east of the Exit 61 on-ramp in the center lane when a Nissan Juke also traveling west in the HOV lane veered across the swale and left lane and collided with the Genesis. The collision caused the Genesis to veer into the grassy area to the right of the highway, whe…
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
22-Year-Old CT Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Crash 22-Year-Old CT Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Crash
22-Year-Old CT Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Crash A Connecticut woman has been charged with evading responsibility resulting in death after allegedly hitting a 31-year-old man on a dirt bike, killing him. The incident took place in Hartford on Wednesday, July 19 at the intersection of Windsor Street at Loomis Street. An investigation into the crash found that two dirt bikes were traveling south on Windsor Street when a vehicle driven by Avani Butler of Hartford, turned in front of them, striking one of the dirt bikes, said Lt. Aaron. Boisvert of the Hartford Police. The vehicle then fled the scene.  Cameras were able …
Man Found Dead On Side Of CT Roadway Man Found Dead On Side Of CT Roadway
Man Found Dead On Side Of CT Roadway Police in Connecticut are investigating after a man was found shot to death lying on the side of a roadway. The incident took place around 9:20 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26 on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford. Officer Marc Caruso of the East Hartford Police said paramedics and firefighters responded to the area and found the man lying on Burnside Avenue dead from an apparent gunshot wound. East Hartford Police detectives are actively investigating this incident, including the circumstances, the identity of the victim, and next of kin information, Caruso said. There is no suspect informatio…
3 More Charged In CT Catalytic Converter Trafficking Ring Ran Out Of Recycling Warehouse: Feds 3 More Charged In CT Catalytic Converter Trafficking Ring Ran Out Of Recycling Warehouse: Feds
3 More Charged In CT Catalytic Converter Trafficking Ring Ran Out Of Recycling Warehouse: Feds Three Connecticut men have been charged in connection with a catalytic converter trafficking ring that has already resulted in the arrests of five other people, federal officials announced.  The indictment of the three men was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29 by the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut. The three defendants are identified as:  Yanquee Rodriguez, age 27, of West Hartford, also known as "Yankster Rodriguez"; Mervin Figueroa, age 26, of New Haven; Michael Almodovar, age 30, of New Haven, also known as "Eme ElColorado".  Additionally, 29-year-old&…
'John' Shoots At Prostitute With CT History After 'Golden Shower' At PA Days Inn: Police 'John' Shoots At Prostitute With CT History After 'Golden Shower' At PA Days Inn: Police
'John' Shoots At Prostitute With CT History After 'Golden Shower' At PA Days Inn: Police A man is in the hospital and a Washington, DC woman — who previously pleaded guilty to prostitution in Maryland — has been arrested in Pennsylvania after a bizarre situation at a Days Inn, authorities announced on Monday, Nov. 20.  Brittany Kemi Abosede, 34 originally from the US Capitol City of Washington, most recently of York, PA, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 19, in what Northern York County Regional police Lt. Gregg Anderson called a "shots fired" incident.  Abosede was found by NYCRPD officers who were responding to the incident in the parking lot of the Days Inn located at 334 Arse…
Fatal I-84 Crash: CT 18-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Fatal I-84 Crash: CT 18-Year-Old ID'd As Victim
Fatal I-84 Crash: CT 18-Year-Old ID'd As Victim A Connecticut teen was killed when the vehicle he was riding in crashed into two trucks on I-84. The collision occurred in East Hartford around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 near Exit 56. Connecticut State Police identified the victim as Yomar Berrios, age 18, of East Hartford. Berrios was a passenger in a 2005 Honda Accord that was traveling in the westbound lanes behind a Freightliner Ms 106 Medium Duty truck when it collided with the back of the vehicle, state police said. Police said for "an unknown reason," the Honda hit the truck and then veered across the left center lane of the h…
4 CT Residents Charged With Stealing $19K From Public Assistance Programs 4 CT Residents Charged With Stealing $19K From Public Assistance Programs
4 CT Residents Charged With Stealing $19K From Public Assistance Programs Four Connecticut residents were recently arrested and charged, in unrelated incidents, with allegedly stealing a combined $19,111 from programs financed by the Connecticut Department of Social Services. The four included were arrested on separate warrants from the office of the state Chief State Attorney's Office and included: Livia Brown, age 35, of East Hartford, Hartford County Jetaun Green, age 41, of Bridgeport Lexxiani Lopez, age 23, of Hartford Carmelo Davila, age 34, of New Haven All four were charged with larceny and Davila, Green, and Lopez also were charged with one count of fal…
Flooded CT Farm Loses 90 Percent Of Crops: Here's How To Give Support Flooded CT Farm Loses 90 Percent Of Crops: Here's How To Give Support
Flooded CT Farm Loses 90 Percent Of Crops: Here's How To Give Support As a beloved Connecticut farm figures out how to recover from losing most of its crops to a freak flooding event, a fellow colleague is leading the effort to help them remain in business despite the massive loss.  Hartford County staple Botticello Farms, located in Manchester at 209 Hillstown Rd., suffered the loss of 90 percent of its crops after a severe flooding event in July that left their fields almost completely flooded.  In a post on social media from Wednesday, July 12, owner Tony Botticello posted photos and videos depicting fields that looked more like ponds than farmland.  …
Man Dies After Shooting On I-84 In CT: Suspects At Large Man Dies After Shooting On I-84 In CT: Suspects At Large
Man Dies After Shooting On I-84 In CT: Suspects At Large Police are searching for the suspects involved in a broad daylight shooting incident on Interstate 84 in Hartford County that left a 36-year-old man dead.  The incident happened on Friday, Aug. 11 around 2 p.m., when State Police troopers responded to a report of a crash on I-84 East in the area of Exit 48 in Hartford.  According to State Police, arriving troopers determined that two vehicles traveling in the city had entered the highway and that shots had been fired.  Two other vehicles were also involved in the collision, police said.  Troopers soon found the two occ…
CT Man Nabbed For Driving Over 130 MPH, Evading Officers: Police CT Man Nabbed For Driving Over 130 MPH, Evading Officers: Police
CT Man Nabbed For Driving Over 130 MPH, Evading Officers: Police A weeks-long investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Connecticut man who was seen driving over 130 miles per hour, police said.  Hartford resident Justin Davenport, age 36, was arrested on Thursday, July 6 for reckless driving charges in connection with an incident that happened in May 2023, according to Connecticut State Police.  According to authorities, on Wednesday, May 31, a trooper assigned to the State Police Aggressive Driving Enforcement Team saw a BMW sedan driving at reckless speeds on Route 2 in Colchester and clocked it going over 130 mph.  The BMW co…
Missing 16-Year-Old Girl Found In CT, Police Say Missing 16-Year-Old Girl Found In CT, Police Say
Missing 16-Year-Old Girl Found In CT, Police Say New update: Jensen was located in Hamden, police announced on Tuesday, June 27, also adding that no foul play is suspected.  Original Report: Police are asking for help from the public in finding a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for several days in Hartford County.  Authorities are currently searching for Elizabeth "Blake" Jensen, age 16, who was last seen leaving her residence on Elm Street in Windsor Locks on Wednesday, June 21 around 8 p.m., according to the Windsor Locks Police Department.  Her grandparents believe that Jensen may have entered an Uber, as she…
Missing Diver: Friends Continue Search For Former CT Police Officer In Bahamas Missing Diver: Friends Continue Search For Former CT Police Officer In Bahamas
Missing Diver: Friends Continue Search For Former CT Police Officer In Bahamas Friends and family members of a former Connecticut police officer are continuing their search for the missing man who disappeared while free-diving in the Bahamas. To help fund the mission for Hartford County resident Ryan Proulx, age 31, of East Hartford, the group has started a GoFundMe in an effort to raise enough money to keep the mission going now that the US Coast Guard has called off the search. Shelby Morin, who started the fundraiser said that Proulx who worked for the East Hartford Police Department from 2017 to 2021, went missing around 6 p.m. on Friday, June 16 near the Bimini B…
Sexual Attack: 2 CT Victims Awaken To Find Man In Bed With Them, Cops Say Sexual Attack: 2 CT Victims Awaken To Find Man In Bed With Them, Cops Say
Sexual Attack: 2 CT Victims Awaken To Find Man In Bed With Them, Cops Say Two Connecticut residents awoke to a man in their bed with one being touched sexually and then forced to touch the suspect before a struggle. The incident took place in Hartford County on Friday, June 16, at a home on Whitney Street in East Hartford. According to Officer Marc Caruso, with the East Hartford Police, while two victims were sleeping in bed one awoke to being touched in a sexual manner by a man who had broken in through a first-floor window. The man then forced the second victim to touch him causing one victim to fight with the suspect, allowing the other to escape and call for…
CT Target Employee Steals $13K From Cash Registers, Police Say CT Target Employee Steals $13K From Cash Registers, Police Say
CT Target Employee Steals $13K From Cash Registers, Police Say A Connecticut Target employee was charged with larceny after allegedly stealing more than $13,000 from cash registers at the store where he worked. The incident took place in Hartford County between December 2022 and January in South Windsor. Jorge L. Rivera-Martinez, age 23, of East Hartford was arrested on an active arrest warrant on Wednesday, April 5, said Sgt. Mark Cleverdon, of the South Windsor Police. Rivera-Martinez’s charge stems from an investigation in January after it was determined he, a Target employee, stole more than $13,500 in cash from the registers, …
Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash In East Hartford, Claims Someone Else Drove, Police Say Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash In East Hartford, Claims Someone Else Drove, Police Say
Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash In East Hartford, Claims Someone Else Drove, Police Say An East Hartford man faces manslaughter charges after allegedly causing a fatal accident that left a Massachusetts woman dead and then telling authorities that he was not the driver, police said. East Hartford resident Ricardo Figueroa, age 24, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 16 for his role in a fatal Hartford County crash on Route 2 in East Hartford on March 13, 2022, that left one woman dead, according to state police.  On the day of the crash, which happened adjacent to the Route 2 westbound entrance ramp, a Toyota Corolla with three people inside had collided with a Hyund…
Child Porn: East Hartford Man Gets 22-Year Sentence For Video Recording Sexual Assault Child Porn: East Hartford Man Gets 22-Year Sentence For Video Recording Sexual Assault
Child Porn: East Hartford Man Gets 22-Year Sentence For Video Recording Sexual Assault A Connecticut resident has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 12 for more than two years and video recording the crimes. Saeed Mustapha Moussa, age 33, a citizen of Ghana last residing in East Hartford, was sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 8 after pleading guilty to the production of child pornography, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, in September 2020, East Hartford Police received a report that Moussa’s cell phone contained videos of Moussa engag…
Missing 15-Year-Old CT Twins Found In New York Missing 15-Year-Old CT Twins Found In New York
Missing 15-Year-Old CT Twins Found In New York Update:  Two 15-year-old twins who went missing from their East Hartford home have been found.  The twins were safely located in New York, East Hartford Police announced.  Original Report:  Police are asking for help from the public in locating two 15-year-old twins that went missing in East Hartford.  Kimberly and Kayla Claudio, both age 15, went missing from their East Hartford home on Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Both sisters have been known to run from home in the past, East Hartford Police said…
Storm Knocks Out Power To Over 100,000 In Connecticut: Here Are Communities With Most Outages Storm Knocks Out Power To Over 100,000 In Connecticut: Here Are Communities With Most Outages
Storm Knocks Out Power To Over 100,000 In Connecticut: Here Are Communities With Most Outages A powerful storm packed with damaging winds has knocked out power to more than 100,000 across Connecticut. As of around 7:45 a.m.  Friday, Dec. 23, Eversource is reporting 97,652, with United Illuminating reporting another 3,447. Among the communities with the most outages: Danbury: 4,729 Simsbury: 4,626 Newtown: 3,042 East Haddam: 2,704 Litchfield: 2,603 Clinton: 2,415 New Milford: 2,373 East Hartford: 2,313 Hebron: 2,150 Monroe: 1,750 Ridgefield: 1,639 Wilton: 1,581 Lebanon: 1,572 Sharon: 1,444 Southbury: 1,390 Tolland:&nb…
16 High School Students From Fairfield County Injured In Bus Crash, State Police Say 16 High School Students From Fairfield County Injured In Bus Crash, State Police Say
16 High School Students From Fairfield County Injured In Bus Crash, State Police Say A school bus carrying 29 high school students was involved in a single-vehicle crash that injured more than a dozen. The crash took place in Hartford County around 1:20 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12 on Route 15 in East Hartford. Sixteen students, most 16, and 17 years old, from Bridgeport, received minor injuries in the crash after the driver lost control of the bus and hit a concrete barrier twice on the highway off-ramp, said the Connecticut State Police. State police said the crash occurred when the driver attempted to negotiate the left curve on the ramp but was unable to do so and the bus str…