Hamden Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault Hamden Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault
Hamden 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. …
Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend
Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend The northern lights produced by one of the strongest geomagnetic storms to hit the Earth in two decades could be visible throughout the weekend, and scientists are warning that the storm could disrupt electrical and communication systems. Although there were clouds around on Friday night, May 10, there were numerous reports from the region of spectacular aurora displays (known as the northern lights). Those displays will continue on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, and possibly linger even longer. Severe Geomagnetic Storm conditions were first observed at Earth at 6:54 p.m. Eastern Ti…
See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home
See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home Bill Belichick won't be on an NFL sideline this year, but that doesn't mean he's taking it easy.  The future Hall of Fame coach has signed on to appear on multiple outlets such as ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show" and the "Manningcast" as a recurring football analyst and commentator.  To deal with this hectic new schedule he'll need somewhere he can unwind and relax, and it appears he's solved that problem with his recent purchase of a $4.8 million home on Nantucket.  The Nantucket Current reported earlier this week that an LLC owned by Belichick had bought the house on Fair Stre…
New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell
New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell Lego maniacs rejoice -- a new store opening in Fairfield County specializes in buying, selling, and trading new and used Lego sets, bricks, and minifigures.  The store, Bricks & Minifigs (BAM) in Fairfield at 1929 Black Rock Turnpike, is the first store for local Fairfield residents David and Lindsay Orr and is set to open on Saturday,  June 8. In addition to thousands of bricks and sets, BAM will also provide an event space for birthday parties or special Lego-themed events such as after-school clubs, social events, Brick Derby races, and more.  The store…
Man Shot By Naugatuck Police, Charged With Attempted Assault Man Shot By Naugatuck Police, Charged With Attempted Assault
Man Shot By Naugatuck Police, Charged With Attempted Assault A man shot by two Connecticut police officers has been charged with alleged attempted assault on a police officer after his release from the hospital. New Haven County resident Kyle O’Creene, age 24, of Naugatuck, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, in Naugatuck. His arrest warrant stems from an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 25, around 9:15 a.m., when the Naugatuck Police Department received a 911 call that there was a man with a knife at Baummer’s Pond Park acting erratically, the department said. Police said Naugatuck officers responded to the park located on Mill Street. They fo…
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Fairfield County: Police Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Fairfield County: Police
Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Fairfield County: Police A New York man is accused of pulling out a knife on another driver on a Connecticut roadway, police said. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Thursday, May 2 in Wilton, according to the Wilton Police Department. A witness reported that just after 5 p.m. that day in the area of Danbury Road and Arrowhead Road, a man in a gray 2015 Chrysler Town and Country pulled a knife on another driver. Police found the suspect — 36-year-old Matthew Kirchblum — driving south on Danbury Road, where he was pulled over. Kirchblum (who is from Hicksville, New York) reportedly admitted to police th…
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police A trio was discovered to be running a shoplifting ring across the state after police caught them attempting to steal food from a Connecticut Stop & Shop. The Fairfield County incident took place on Monday, April 29 in Darien. At approximately 3:30 p.m. that day at the Darien Stop & Shop, located at 25 Old Kings Highway North, 45-year-old Joseph Macdonald reportedly left the store with a loaded shopping card, saying he had forgotten his wallet in the car. An employee reported Macdonald to the Darien Police Department, who arrived on the scene to find Macdonald walking up to a blac…
Man Nabbed After Firing Gun At Playground In Bridgeport: Police Man Nabbed After Firing Gun At Playground In Bridgeport: Police
Man Nabbed After Firing Gun At Playground In Bridgeport: Police A Fairfield County man has been charged with risk of injury to a child after allegedly firing a gun near the entrance of a playground where numerous children and residents were due to warm, sunny weather. The 28-year-old was charged on Monday, May 6, for the incident in Bridgeport around 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Granfield Avenue. According to Sgt. Julio C. Diez of the Bridgeport Police, multiple officers arrived on the scene and immediately began searching for victims and suspects.  Officers were tipped off by a resident of a vehicle speeding off from the area and a man in all …
Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years
Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years You may soon get a view of a rare spectacle. According to the NOAA National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, a series of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) began on Wednesday, May 8. CMEs are explosions of plasma and magnetic fields from the sun’s corona. Space weather forecasters have issued a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for the evening of Friday, May 10. It's the first time a G4 Watch has been issued since January 2005. The watch says CMEs may linger into Sunday, May 12. Geomagnetic storms can also trigger spectacular displays of aurora (…
Video Shows Brazen Smash-Grab Theft At Westport Jewelry Store Video Shows Brazen Smash-Grab Theft At Westport Jewelry Store
Video Shows Brazen Smash-Grab Theft At Westport Jewelry Store Security cameras were rolling when two masked thieves ran into a Connecticut jewelry store and smashed their way into glass display cases. The Fairfield County incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Westport at the Lux, Bond, and Green shop on Main Street. Westport Police said two individuals wearing gloves, masks, and hooded sweatshirts entered the business and began smashing display cases with sledgehammers. The glass put up a valiant fight but ultimately was no match for the tools; the duo grabbed an unspecified amount of jewelry before fleeing the store. They were …
Grenade Discovered At Tweed Airport In New Haven Temporarily Closes Terminal Grenade Discovered At Tweed Airport In New Haven Temporarily Closes Terminal
Grenade Discovered At Tweed Airport In New Haven Temporarily Closes Terminal Airport officials closed the departures terminal of a Connecticut airport after a passenger attempted to bring a hollowed-out grenade through security. The New Haven County incident happened on the morning of Wednesday, May 8 at Tweed Airport in the city of New Haven. According to a post on X (formerly Twitter) by Dan Velez, the spokesman for the New England Transportation Security Association (TSA), the grenade was detected during a security screening. TSA, local law enforcement, and the New Haven bomb squad were contacted, and the grenade was determined to be inert. “No grenade...r…
5 Teens Nabbed In Greenwich Car Theft, Danbury 18-Year-Old Charged As Adult 5 Teens Nabbed In Greenwich Car Theft, Danbury 18-Year-Old Charged As Adult
5 Teens Nabbed In Greenwich Car Theft, Danbury 18-Year-Old Charged As Adult Five teens have been nabbed by police in Fairfield County for a car theft. Alex Gutama, age 18, of Danbury, and four juveniles were arrested by Greenwich Police on Wednesday, May 8. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police multiple Greenwich officers were detailed in the area of 1 Scott Road on the report of a stolen vehicle. When officers arrived the vehicle was leaving the property along with two other vehicles, fleeing behind, Slusarz said. Eventually, all three vehicles were disabled, and the occupants fled from officers in two different directions. After two hours and…