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Repeat Offender: Previously Convicted CT Man Again Nabbed With Child Porn, Feds Say Repeat Offender: Previously Convicted CT Man Again Nabbed With Child Porn, Feds Say
Repeat Offender: Previously Convicted CT Man Again Nabbed With Child Porn, Feds Say A 40-year-old Connecticut man with a previous conviction faces more charges after he was caught with child pornography, some of which was generated with artificial intelligence, federal officials announced. New Haven County resident Travis Tilley of Naugatuck has been charged in connection with child exploitation offenses, including the possession of artificially generated pornography, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Monday, May 13.  According to federal officials, at the time of his latest arrest, Tilley had been serving a 15-year term of pro…
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say
Woman Yells Profanities, Causes Disturbance At CT Middle School, Police Say A 33-year-old woman was hit with criminal charges after causing a disturbance at a Connecticut middle school and refusing to leave, police said. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera of Milford was arrested following an incident at West Shore Middle School on Wednesday, May 1, Milford Police announced on Wednesday, May 15. According to the department, on the day of the incident, Rivera allegedly caused a disturbance and yelled profanities at the school. She also refused to leave after school staff told her to several times, police said. She was later taken into custody on Friday, Ma…
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury A months-long investigation aided by bar receipts and social media posts led to the arrest of a man in connection with a wrong-way alleged drunk driving Connecticut crash that took the life of a young Fairfield County woman. The crash happened on Route 7 in Danbury around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the southbound lane just north of Exit 7. The victim, Danielle Dempsey, age 25, of Danbury, was driving a gray 2005 Honda Accord when a black 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head-on, Connecticut State Police said. The operator of the Dodge Challenger,…
Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say
Norwalk Carjacking Suspect Caught, Police Say A man wanted for a Fairfield County carjacking and an attempted carjacking has been captured by police. New Haven County resident Tyssan Woods, age 18, of Waterbury, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14, for the Thursday, March 28 incident on Westport Avenue. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received a call around 5 a.m., March 28, for an attempted carjacking at gunpoint in the area of Westport Avenue. As officers were responding to the location, the department received a second call for a gunpoint carjacking of a BMW X3 in the area of Westport Avenue…
15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital 15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital
15 Cars Broken Into At CT Hospital Police are investigating after some 15 vehicles were broken into in the parking area of a Connecticut hospital. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 1:20 p.m., Monday, May 13, at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. According to Officer Alex Torres of the Wallingford Police, responding officers found at least 15 employee vehicles had been broken into.  Many had their windows smashed and wallets and valuables taken, Torres said. Several vehicles were parked by the softball field and in the parking area.  The department asks anyone with information to contact the departmen…
CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman
CT 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…
Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility
Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility A 29-year-old Connecticut man was killed, and two women were injured during a shooting at a rental hall. The incident occurred in New Haven County just before 1:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, at So Blu Niq, a part facility in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, Shaquille Morris of Waterbury was identified as the victim who later died from his injuries at a hospital shortly after police arrived on the scene. Two additional victims were identified as 39 and 44-year-old females, both of Waterbury, who sustained life-threatening injuries and were treated and r…
Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway
Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash occurred in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at 836 East Main St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The motor vehicle driver remained on the scene and was not injured.  Bessette said that the pedestrian had been identified as an adult male. The man has not been identified by police pending notification of his family.  This accident is under investigation by t…
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say
Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was taken into custody after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of products from a Connecticut Macy's and hitting an employee who confronted her, police said. The incident happened in New Haven County on Monday, May 6 around 4:45 p.m., when a shoplifter was confronted by police at the Macy's in Milford at 1201 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1).  According to Milford Police, an investigation determined that the alleged shoplifter, New Haven resident Erica Blake, had stolen $421 worth of merchandise from the store.  Blake also allegedly hit and threatened an employee wh…
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police A 19-year-old man faces several charges after striking an officer and police vehicle while driving away from a traffic stop in Connecticut, authorities said. The incident leading to the arrest began in New Haven County on Wednesday, May 8, when a Milford Police officer saw a black Acura TSX allegedly slow down in the middle of an intersection and create a backfire while traveling west on Boston Post Road.  According to Milford Police, officers stopped the Acura and approached the vehicle, soon seeing what appeared to be a firearm in the back seat. At this time, the driver, 19-year-old …
CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault
CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault A Connecticut man who allegedly shot two people with a pellet gun and then threatened to shoot himself in the head has been charged by police. New Haven County resident David Bertuglia, age 47, of Hamden, was charged on Thursday, May 9, for the Wednesday, April 24 incident in Hamden. According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, police responded to the area of Spruce Bank Road around 5 p.m. for a complaint from a person fishing that they had been shot in the arm with what they believed was a BB gun. The victim told officers he believed the person who shot him had fled in a vehicle. …
Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store
Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's is eyeing a familiar location as a possible location for its next new supermarket. The Connecticut-based company confirmed on Wednesday, May 8, that the town of Orange in New Haven County is one of several locations being "looked at" for the family-owned grocer's ninth location, according to Meghan Bell, a spokeswoman for the company. Bell said that, at this point, several options are being considered, and an announcement would be made by the end of the year.  Stew Leonard's also has Connecticut stores in Norwalk (where the company has its headquarters), Danbury, and Ne…
Woman Hit, Killed On Busy CT Roadway Woman Hit, Killed On Busy CT Roadway
Woman Hit, Killed On Busy CT Roadway A woman struck on a busy Connecticut roadway who was expected to survive died an hour after the crash. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11 p.m., Friday, May 3, at 2320 Dixwell Ave., in Hamden.  According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, the victim was transported to the hospital, and the initial report was that the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.  Quinn said the hospital notified police at 11:50 p.m. that the woman had died. The vehicle's driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.  Th…
Seen Her? CT Girl, 16, Missing For More Than Day Seen Her? CT Girl, 16, Missing For More Than Day
Seen Her? CT Girl, 16, Missing For More Than Day Police in Connecticut are asking the public for help locating a missing 16-year-old girl who hasn't been seen in a day. New Haven County resident Elizabeth Jacques of Milford was last seen around 8 a.m., Thursday, May 2, in the area of Gulf Street and New Haven Avenue.  Jacques is 5 feet, 140 pounds, with long brown hair, brown eyes, and light brown skin. She was last seen wearing a white hoodie, gray leggings and white shoes. Anyone with information regarding Jacques's whereabouts is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 203-878-6551. To share, click on t…
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…
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of Teen With Protective Order In Bridgeport A Connecticut man has been charged with the alleged shooting death of a Fairfield County teenager. New Haven County resident Kiheem Tyquan Benbow, age 21, of Ansonia, was charged on Friday, April 26, with killing a 17-year-old, Romain Sterling, a Bridgeport resident.  During an investigation into Sterling's murder, Bridgeport Police served a search warrant on Behhow on Wednesday, April 24. During the search, officers found a 9mm semiautomatic ghost gun.  At that time, he was charged with illegal transfer of a pistol, criminal violation of a protective order, and carrying a firea…
Body Found Floating In Mad River In CT Body Found Floating In Mad River In CT
Body Found Floating In Mad River In CT An investigation is underway after a body was found floating in a Connecticut river. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:10 a.m., Friday, April 26, near 135 East Liberty Street in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the body was removed from the waters of the Mad River and confirmed to be dead. Police did not reveal if the person found was a man or a woman. Anyone with information is requested to contact the WPD Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (203) 755-1234.  This is a developing story. Che…
24-Year-Old Clocked At 120 MPH While Driving Erratically On Busy CT Road: Police 24-Year-Old Clocked At 120 MPH While Driving Erratically On Busy CT Road: Police
24-Year-Old Clocked At 120 MPH While Driving Erratically On Busy CT Road: Police A man apologized and said he does not normally speed after he was caught traveling at 120 miles per hour on a busy Connecticut roadway, police said.  Hartford County resident Jean Rivera, age 24, was arrested on Tuesday, April 24 in connection with an alleged reckless driving incident that happened in New Haven County earlier in the same day, Connecticut State Police announced. According to state police, at around 9 a.m., a trooper saw a black BMW driving erratically at high speed on Route 8 in Naugatuck. The vehicle was closely following other cars, passing them on the right, and maki…
CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When
CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When A Connecticut restaurant that has been a fave of many has announced it plans to close this week due to financial issues. New Haven County's Eli's Orange, located on Boston Post Road, has served American-style pub food and drinks for the past 10 years. The restaurant says it is "sad to announce we will be leaving this wonderful community." The restaurant, known for its wings, quesadillas, and craft cocktails, will celebrate its last day on Sunday, April 28, with customers from 3 to 6 p.m. with a special "thank you celebration." The restaurant said owners, managers, and employees will be pre…
CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order
CT 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…
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say 'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT 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…
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…
2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving CT Apartment Fire 2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving CT Apartment Fire
2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving CT Apartment 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 …
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Police are investigating after a man's body was found floating in a lake in Connecticut. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:15 a.m., Monday, April 15, at Lake Whitney in Hamden, near Hartford Turnpike and Rogers Road. According to Capt. Anthony Diaz of the Hamden Police officers responded to the scene and found the man, who was dead. Diaz said Hamden Fire Department personnel removed him from the water and took him to the Medical Examiner's Office. A preliminary investigation did not show any signs of trauma. An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday, April …
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place A new restaurant in Fairfield County offering fresh seafood, sushi, and craft cocktails is owned by a longtime local restaurateur familiar with the local culinary landscape.  The Pompano in Norwalk opened in early March at 16 North Main St., the former home of Evarito's, a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a rooftop bar owned by Christian Burns. Burns's restaurant credits include The Ginger Man in Greenwich and the former Cask Republic, beer taverns throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. “The allure for me has always been this amazing location in the heart of SoNo and the space (1…
CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases
CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases As black bear activity increases following winter denning season, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to do their part by not reinforcing behaviors resulting in human-bear conflicts.  At a Tuesday, April 9 event in New Haven County in Southbury, with representatives from the National Audubon Society, speakers highlighted an important reminder to help reduce bear conflicts with people: take down birdfeeders.  DEEP officials said birdfeeders are an easy and tasty source of calories for bears. They regularly bring bears close to …
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say A Connecticut motorist who allegedly fled the scene of a crash was caught hiding with drugs and cash, police said. The incident occurred in Ridgefield at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the area of 786 Ridgebury Road. According to Capt. Jeff Raines of the Ridgefield Police, officers responded to a motorcycle accident report and found the vehicle lying in the roadway but no rider. During a search of the area, officers found a jacket and a backpack in a nearby yard containing a "large amount" of narcotics and a firearm, Raines said. He added that a short time later, officers lo…
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he followed a man into a parking lot and pulled out a gun while yelling at him. The New Haven County incident occurred in Waterbury in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 9. Connecticut State Police said it was about 6:30 a.m. when 46-year-old Hartford County resident Gentjan Korcari, of Southington, pulled into the I-84 Exit 23 commuter parking lot, following a person in a pickup truck. According to a witness, who was in the parking lot waiting for the pickup truck driver, Korcari got out of his black Mercedes-Benz E550 aft…
New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash
New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash This story has been updated. A 6-year-old boy was killed in a go-kart crash at a Connecticut park. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Meriden, in the area of Kroneberger Park. According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police Department, officers responded after 911 callers reported that a child had been driving the go-kart and sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that two boys, ages six and four, were in the go-kart. While driving in Kronenberger Park's parking lot, the go-k…
Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed
Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed A pipe bomb was discovered in a Connecticut riverbed by a person using a metal detector along the shoreline.  The incident took place in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2 in the area of Red Bridge at the intersection of Oregon Road and River Road in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrine McKay of the Meriden Police, a person using a metal detector/magnet in the river located what was believed to be a pipe bomb.  McKay said the bomb had been wrapped in a T-shirt and was submerged under the water on the riverbed. Meriden Police evacuated the area and…
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Body Found Floating In CT Pond
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Police are investigating after a body was found floating in a Connecticut pond. The discovery was made in New Haven County on Cooke Street at Fulton Park around 8 a.m., Thursday, March 28 in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the body was removed from the pond and confirmed to be dead.  The identity of the person has not yet been released. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a …