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4 Bridgeport Gang Members Convicted, 8 Murders, 20 Attempted Murders Solved
Four gang members have been found guilty of racketeering related to their involvement in a violent Connecticut street gang.
Bridgeport residents found guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 5 included:
Keishawn Donald, age 22
Trevon Wright, also known as “Tre,” age 22
Eric Hayes, also known as “Heavyweight Champ,” age 26
Travon Jones, also known as “Budda,” age 21
According to the evidence presented during a month-long trial, the FBI, ATF, DEA, US Marshals Service, and Bridgeport Police have been investigating multiple Bridgeport-based gangs whose members are involved in narcotics trafficking, murder, a…
New Update: Missing 57-Year-Old Ridgefield Man Found Dead, Police Say
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A missing Connecticut man who disappeared while trail hiking has been found dead.
Fairfield County resident Jack Gordon, age 57, had last been seen in his hometown of Ridgefield on Sunday, Dec. 3 was located deceased
Gordon had left home to go hiking in the Bennetts Farm Trail System area in Ridgefield,.
After 18 hours of searching the area on foot and with drones, K-9 dogs, and air support, he was located, said Capt. Jeff Raines, of the Ridgefield Police.
"The incident was not deemed suspicious and there is no danger to the public," Raines sa…
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".
Seen Him Or This Jeep? 22-Year-Old NY Collegiate Athlete Has Been Missing Nearly A Week
A 22-year-old college athlete in New York has been missing for nearly a week, and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating him.
Matthew Grant, a senior co-captain on the wrestling team at the Rochester Institute of Technology, was last seen on Monday, Nov. 20 at 10 p.m.
He's about 5-foot-8, and 150 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes, and was last observed wearing a green North Face jacket and blue jeans, according to authorities at RIT.
He was operating a 2014 dark charcoal gray Jeep Cherokee with Michigan license plate number ESR8141, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Off…
Red Fox Stops By New Canaan Home: They 'Need Not Be Feared,' Officials Say
A red fox made a surprise visit to a Fairfield County home as the homeowner's cat watched while safely indoors.
The visit happened at a New Canaan home on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
The curious critter, identified as a red fox by its reddish fur, black legs and ears, and white-tipped tail, was seen venturing onto the homeowner's porch and yard.
According to the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), the animals are commonly found living near human residences, as they can find plenty of food, water, and shelter, especially in yards.
The foxes are accustomed to …
Duo Beats, Robs 75-Year-Old In His Bridgeport Backyard, Police Say
Two men are accused of beating and robbing a 75-year-old man outside his Fairfield County home.
The incident happened Thursday, Nov. 16, in Bridgeport at a home on East Main Street, according to Bridgeport Police.
Both men approached the victim with their hands in their pockets, motioning that they had a gun, police said.
They allegedly punched the victim and pushed him against a dumpster before stealing his wallet.
The victim suffered a minor head injury in the ordeal.
The following morning, on Friday, Nov. 17, detectives arrested 33-year-old Carlos Souffront and 46-year-old Angel …