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Meredith Guinness

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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Shelton Police: Man, 45, Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old He Met Online

    Shelton Police: Man, 45, Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old He Met Online

    SHELTON, Conn. —A 45-year-old Torrington man was arrested Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl he met online when she fell asleep in his car, police said.In March 2017, the girl told officers at the Shelton Police Youth Bureau that she met Christopher Galvin in an online chat room in 2013 when she was 13 years old, police said.Galvin told her he was 22 and the two became ...

  2. Struggling Prisoner Bites Police Officers In Bridgeport Lock-Up

    Struggling Prisoner Bites Police Officers In Bridgeport Lock-Up

    BRIDGEPORT — Several police officers suffered bites and strains Wednesday morning when a person in custody started struggling, according to police spokesman Av Harris.The prisoner, who was not named, injured officers who were trying to restrain him as prisoners were being assembled for transport, police said.Several officers and detectives were required to detain and handcuff the ...

  3. Swans Secure Safe Harbor In Bridgeport During Light Rain Shower

    Swans Secure Safe Harbor In Bridgeport During Light Rain Shower

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Six swans rode out the chilly drizzle in a cove off Black Rock Harbor Wednesday morning.While some parts of the county saw snowfall, Bridgeport had a light rain and temperatures in the mid-30s by late morning.

  4. Do You Know Him? Fairfield Police Seek Suspect In Wallet Thefts

    Do You Know Him? Fairfield Police Seek Suspect In Wallet Thefts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police are searching for a man believed to have stolen wallets and cash at supermarkets in Fairfield and Westport.Fairfield police released an image of the suspect and his car taken from Stop & Shop surveillance.On Nov. 19, several Stop & Shop and Whole Foods customers told Fairfield police their wallets or cash had been removed from their handbags while they ...

  5. Wallet Grab May Be Related to Rash Of Grocery Store Thefts In Fairfield

    Wallet Grab May Be Related to Rash Of Grocery Store Thefts In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman whose wallet was stolen at Stop & Shop Monday told officers later that day that the thief had already tried to rack up nearly $6,000 in credit card charges, police said.The woman said she left her wallet in her shopping cart and noticed it was missing when she went to pay for her groceries around 2 p.m., police said.The $20 wallet contained credit and ...

  6. It's Official: Former Bridgeport Mayor Takes Top Post At Discovery Museum

    It's Official: Former Bridgeport Mayor Takes Top Post At Discovery Museum

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Former Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is the new executive director of the Discovery Museum.On Tuesday, the museum announced the former mayor and state senator has officially started in the top post at the 60-year-old Park Avenue museum."I've always been a big fan of the Discovery Museum," said Finch, who grew up nearby. "That plays a major role in my ...

  7. Beat The Seasonal 'Blahs' With Taste Of Fairfield WinterFest

    Beat The Seasonal 'Blahs' With Taste Of Fairfield WinterFest

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Foodies will converge on Fairfield Jan. 28 for the first-ever Taste of Fairfield WinterFest, a celebration of food and friends that’s billed as the perfect antidote to the winter blahs.Sponsored by Fairfield Magazine and benefitting Operation Hope, the event will highlight more than two dozen restaurants and businesses — from craft beer and comfort foods to fine ...

  8. Have You Seen Him? Fairfield Police Seek Public's Help In Home Depot Theft

    Have You Seen Him? Fairfield Police Seek Public's Help In Home Depot Theft

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a person suspected of stealing more than $1,100 in thermostats and video doorbells from Home Depot.On Dec. 12, police received a report of shoplifting at the Kings Highway Cutoff store.The suspect captured on surveillance is believed to have stolen three Nest thermostats and two Ring wireless video doorbells with a total ...

  9. Police: Woman Banned From Whole Foods Caught Shoplifting At Westport Store

    Police: Woman Banned From Whole Foods Caught Shoplifting At Westport Store

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New Haven woman previously banned from all Whole Foods stores was arrested for shoplifting at the Westport location, police said.Brianna Pennell, 34, of George Street, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and first-degree criminal trespass on Saturday.On Sept. 9, officers were called to the Post Road supermarket after store security reported a woman hid several ...

  10. Police: Former Tax Preparer Used Six Fake Identities To Keep Lights On

    Police: Former Tax Preparer Used Six Fake Identities To Keep Lights On

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former tax preparer with a criminal history was arrested Tuesday after police said she stole United Illuminating service for years using stolen identities from victims as far away as Alabama and Kentucky.Sharonda Chisholm-Ferguson, 63, of Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft and two counts of second-degree larceny, police ...

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