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IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash The identities have been released of a man and woman along with the charges they are facing after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied with the officer’s commands and exited the van he…
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman A man and woman have been apprehended after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. New update: IDs Released Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied wi…
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk A Fairfield County woman was charged with criminal mischief for spray painting "Save Gaza" on a crosswalk. The incident occurred in Westport on Thursday, May 23, on the crosswalk at Post Road East in the area of Main Street. According to Lt. Matthew Gouveia of the Westport Police, a Bridgeport resident identified as Katerina Hasiotis inked the words, which caused damage and resulted in temporary repairs being made. Gouveia said that the Town Highway Department responded Friday, May 24, to address the matter properly. Officers investigated, which led to identifying Hasiotis, who turne…
Video Shows Brazen Smash-Grab Theft At Westport Jewelry Store Video Shows Brazen Smash-Grab Theft At Westport Jewelry Store
Duo Targets Westport's Lux, Bond, And Green In Smash-Grab 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 …
Traffic Mess: Hydraulic Fluid Spill In Westport Causes 3 Crashes, Lane Closures, Backups Traffic Mess: Hydraulic Fluid Spill In Westport Causes 3 Crashes, Lane Closures, Backups
Traffic Mess: Hydraulic Fluid Spill In Westport Causes 3 Crashes, Lane Closures, Backups A truck leaking hydraulic fluid has caused a slippery mess in Fairfield County leading to crashes, lane closures, and traffic backups. The incident, in Westport, took place on Thursday, Aug. 31 in the area of Post Road East from Long Lots Road. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, a truck traveling westbound on Post Road East from the area of Long Lots Road had a hydraulic line break and began leaking hydraulic fluid.  The driver of the vehicle did not know that the fluid was leaking and continued driving west on Post Road East to Myrtle Avenue and Main Street.  "…
Know Him? Man Wanted In Westport Store Larceny Know Him? Man Wanted In Westport Store Larceny
Know Him? Man Wanted In Westport Store Larceny Police in Fairfield County are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted in connection with two toy store larcenies.  The incidents took place in Westport on Monday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 11, at Awesome Toys at 429 Post Road East (Route 1).  According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, a white Hispanic man entered the store around 4:45 p.m. and stole a “Traxxas” truck and art supplies.  The man is described as being 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt, khaki pants, and a beige baseball cap. He was last seen running east on Post Road East.&…
Westport's Fine Arts Festival To Draw Thousands, Close Streets Westport's Fine Arts Festival To Draw Thousands, Close Streets
Westport's Fine Arts Festival To Draw Thousands, Close Streets This story has been updated. A large fine arts festival that is a huge favorite with Fairfield County residents will close down a major roadway over the holiday weekend. The Westport Downtown Association Fine Arts Festival -- which runs Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, May 28 -- will close Main Street between Post Road East and Avery Place and Elm Street between Main Street and Bedford Square, said Westport Police Lt. Sereniti Dobson. The road closure will run from 6 a.m. on Friday (for artists to set up booths) through 8 p.m. on Sunday. "These road closures will resul…
Man Charged With Stealing Some $35K In Goods From Westport Ulta Beauty Store Man Charged With Stealing Some $35K In Goods From Westport Ulta Beauty Store
Man Charged With Stealing Some $35K In Goods From Westport Ulta Beauty Store Surveillance footage led to the arrest of a man for allegedly helping steal more than $25,000 in goods from a Fairfield County Ulta Beauty store in seven incidents.  The incidents took place in Westport between May and July 2021, at Ulta Beauty on Post Road East. According to Lt. David Wolf, of the Westport Police, officers responded to the store seven times to investigate shoplifting incidents, In every case, two or more suspects entered the store, placed a large amount of merchandise in bags or shopping baskets, and then left without paying.  The total amount of …
Video Surveillance Used To Nab Stolen Credit Card Suspect In Westport Video Surveillance Used To Nab Stolen Credit Card Suspect In Westport
Video Surveillance Used To Nab Stolen Credit Card Suspect In Westport A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly stealing a credit card from a business and then using it to charge more than $1.5K in goods. The theft took place in Westport in July 2021 from a business located on Post Road East. When police arrived at the business, a woman said her company American Express card had been stolen and then used by the suspect to purchase more than $1,500 in goods, said Lt. Anthony Prezioso, of the Westport Police.  The detective investigating the case was able to obtain video surveillance of the suspect illegally using the credit card. The survei…
Amazon Fresh To Open Store In Westport Amazon Fresh To Open Store In Westport
Amazon Fresh To Open Store In Westport Well, the cat might be out of the bag that a super-secret Amazon Fresh supermarket will open in Fairfield County after officials filed paperwork for a sign. According to documents filed recently with Westport's Architectural Review Board, show an Amazon Fresh sign and store space, indicating the much-hyped store will open at the Post Plaza, located on Post Road East in Westport. The documents and rendering presented to the town show a green-and-white Amazon Fresh logo, and the plans indicate that Amazon is the company's client.  No one at the meeting mentioned the actual name of Amazo…
Westport Woman Charged With Stealing Bushes, Police Say Westport Woman Charged With Stealing Bushes, Police Say
Westport Woman Charged With Stealing Bushes, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been charged with allegedly stealing several bushes from the front of a home and dragging them to her apartment. During the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 28, several decorative shrubs were dug up and then stolen from the property at 1141 Post Road East, in Westport, police said.  Lieutenant David Wolf, of the Westport Police, said the investigating officer was able to follow a trail of dirt from the above address to an apartment complex located at 1177 Post Road East.  A number of the stolen plants were reportedly found outside …
Man Charged For Using Counterfeit Bills, Westport Police Say Man Charged For Using Counterfeit Bills, Westport Police Say
Man Charged For Using Counterfeit Bills, Westport Police Say Police have just announced that a New York City man was arrested and charged after he made purchases in Fairfield County with counterfeit bills. The Westport Police Department said Shelton Petit-Brun, age 28, of Queens, was arrested on the morning of Friday, July 9, and he was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit forgery and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. The Westport Police Department said officers responded to the area of Post Road East at Westfair Drive at about 9:45 p.m. on March 2, 2019, to assist Fairfield Police officers with a motor vehicle stop. Pol…
Scooter Driver Seriously Injured In Crash With Vehicle In Westport Scooter Driver Seriously Injured In Crash With Vehicle In Westport
Scooter Driver Seriously Injured In Crash With Vehicle In Westport A scooter driver was seriously injured during a crash with a vehicle in Fairfield County. The crash took place around 9:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 29 at the intersection of Post Road East and Bulkle Avenue in Westport, said Lt. David Wolf. When police arrived on the scene, they found the scooter driver had collided with a vehicle and sustained serious injuries, Wolf said. The injured person was transported to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle remained on the scene.  The Westport Police Accident Investigation Team is leading this investigation with assistance&nbs…
Man Charged With Robbery Of Westport CVS, Police Say Man Charged With Robbery Of Westport CVS, Police Say
Man Charged With Robbery Of Westport CVS, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with robbery and larceny after police said he stole merchandise from a CVS Pharmacy. Shaun Costello, 38, of Bridgeport, was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the alleged robbery and larceny that took place around 6 a.m., Sept. 13, at the CVS Pharmacy on Post Road East in Westport, said Westport Police Lt. Anthony Prezioso. According to police, when officers arrived on the scene,  staff told officers a man and a woman entered the store and began filling reusable shopping bags with the merchandise. The two did not pay and were headed for …
Woman Accused Of Vandalizing Spa In Westport Woman Accused Of Vandalizing Spa In Westport
Woman Accused Of Vandalizing Spa In Westport A 55-year-old Fairfield County woman turned herself into police custody after allegedly vandalizing the front door of a popular spa, police said. Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to the Dream Spa on Post Road East on Sunday, April 26, where there was a report of vandalism. It is alleged that someone had vandalized the white front door to the spa with a red marker.  It is further alleged that on Wednesday, June 10, officers were again sent to Dream Spa for another complaint of vandalism, where the victim reported the outside walls and doors of the building we…
Police: Westport Restaurant Worker Charged After Fighting Fellow Employees Police: Westport Restaurant Worker Charged After Fighting Fellow Employees
Police: Westport Restaurant Worker Charged After Fighting Fellow Employees An employee at a Fairfield County restaurant admitted to assaulting two fellow employees after growing irate due to a host of backed up orders, police said. Officers from the Westport Police Department received a report from Open Rice on Post Road East on Sunday, July 5, where there was a report of a disturbance involving three employees. It was reported to the police that two men were. physically assaulted by employee Royston Phang, who allegedly became upset with his co-workers over not receiving assistance in preparing a high volume of orders and subsequently proceeded to attack bot…
Woman Nabbed For Stealing Co-Worker's Credit Info, Charging Hundreds, Police Say Woman Nabbed For Stealing Co-Worker's Credit Info, Charging Hundreds, Police Say
Woman Nabbed For Stealing Co-Worker's Credit Info, Charging Hundreds, Police Say A 34-year-old Fairfield County woman was arrested on a warrant for credit card theft and larceny after allegedly stealing a co-worker's debit card information two years ago. Williemaie Reed, of Bridgeport, was arrested by Westport Police on Tuesday, June 30, for the incident which took place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, said Westport Police Lt. Anthony Prezioso. According to Prezioso, officers responded to Balducci’s Market, at 1385 Post Road East, on a theft complaint.  After speaking with the victim, he alleged that a co-worker at the store, Reed, had stolen the identifying infor…
Hand Grenade Found At Condominium Complex In Westport, Police Say Hand Grenade Found At Condominium Complex In Westport, Police Say
Hand Grenade Found At Condominium Complex In Westport, Police Say A worker discovered a hand grenade at an apartment complex in Fairfield County, prompting a quick response from the bomb squad It happened on Friday night, May 1 at the Regents Park condominium complex at 1400 Post Road East in Westport. Westport's police and fire departments responded after a report of a possible explosive item located within a unit on the premises, Westport Police said. Individuals working at a unit within the complex reported encountering what was believed to be an inert hand grenade.  "In an abundance of caution, members of the Stamford Police Department’s bomb s…
Westport Resident Wins $100K In Cash 5 CT Lottery Game Westport Resident Wins $100K In Cash 5 CT Lottery Game
Westport Resident Wins $100K In Cash 5 CT Lottery Game A Fairfield County man is $100,000 richer thanks to hitting it big in the Cash 5 Lottery game. Peter Peterson of Westport, matched all five numbers to win the game's top prize, said the CT Lottery. Peterson claimed his prize at lottery headquarters on Monday, March 9.  He purchased the ticket at the Stop & Shop on Post Road East in Westport, the lottery office reported.  Peterson declined to have his winning ticket and picture taken when picking up his prize. The odds of winning the Cash 5 game are 1 in 324,632.
Police: Restaurant Owner Attempts To Put Out Kitchen Fire Without Warning Customers, Employees Police: Restaurant Owner Attempts To Put Out Kitchen Fire Without Warning Customers, Employees
Police: Restaurant Owner Attempts To Put Out Kitchen Fire Without Warning Customers, Employees A restaurant owner was arrested after allegedly failing to warn customers or staff of a kitchen fire that he was attempting to put out himself. The fire took place around 6:50 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Westport at the Little Kitchen, at 423 Post Road East, said police. When Westport firefighters responded to the fire after being waved down by a passing motorist that flames were coming from the roof of the restaurant, Westport Police said. Responding fire units determined that there had been an active fire in the kitchen of the restaurant, which the owner, Qing Wan, 52, of Riverside,…
Man Accused Of Using Fake Credit Card In Westport Man Accused Of Using Fake Credit Card In Westport
Man Accused Of Using Fake Credit Card In Westport A 28-year-old Westchester man was arrested for allegedly attempting to use a fake credit card to purchase an expensive jacket at a Fairfield County store. Moshia Barnes, 28, of New Rochelle, was arrested around 5:39 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, after officers responded to the Patagonia store on Post Road East in Westport, for a complaint of attempted larceny, said the Lt. Anthony Prezioso of the Westport Police.  Employees alleged that Barnes had attempted to purchase a jacket valued at $799 with what appeared to them to be a fraudulent credit card, Prezioso said.  The clerk observed…
Police Seek Three Men Accusing Of Stealing $11K In Fur Coats From Westport Store Police Seek Three Men Accusing Of Stealing $11K In Fur Coats From Westport Store
Police Seek Three Men Accusing Of Stealing $11K In Fur Coats From Westport Store Police are asking the public for help in locating three men who grabbed more than $11,000 in fur coats from a Westport store. The incident took place around 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, when police responded to Albe Furs at 286 Post Road East for a report of a theft in progress, said Lt. Anthony Prezioso. Once on the scene, officers were told that three men entered the business and grabbed several fur coats from displays.  The men then quickly left the store and fled toward a waiting vehicle in a nearby parking lot, Prezioso said. Multiple witnesses provided officers with a descripti…
Suspect On Loose After Robbery At Panera Bread In Westport Suspect On Loose After Robbery At Panera Bread In Westport
Suspect On Loose After Robbery At Panera Bread In Westport A suspect is still on the loose following a robbery attempt at Panera Bread on Post Road, police say. Westport Police were dispatched to Panera Bread (1860 Post Road East) on a report of an attempted robbery on Friday, Oct. 25 around 9 p.m. Further investigation revealed that the suspect, who allegedly fled prior to officer arrival, entered through the front door and approached an employee at the service counter, according to police. While displaying a box cutter, police say the man instructed the employee not to move and then walked him to the rear of the establishment past other employee…
Worker Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Car On Post Road In Westport Worker Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Car On Post Road In Westport
Worker Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Car On Post Road In Westport A construction worker is recovering from serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle while working in Westport. The incident took place around 9:13 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, when Westport officers responded to the area of 333 Post Road for a report of a car crash with injuries, said Westport Police Lt. Anthony Prezioso. Once on the scene, police and first responders found that the man had been struck while working on the on-going construction project consisting of the re-paving of Post Road West and a stretch of Post Road East, Prezioso added. Prezioso said the victim sustained s…
Man Accused Of Stealing From Westport Restaurant Apprehended Man Accused Of Stealing From Westport Restaurant Apprehended
Man Accused Of Stealing From Westport Restaurant Apprehended A man accused of stealing from a restaurant in Westport has been apprehended, police say. Westport Police say they observed a driver speeding in a van exiting the plaza at 1460 Post Road East on Thursday, Sept. 5 around 6:50 a.m. A traffic stop was initiated, and the occupants were identified as Anel Garcia and Nelson Gonzalez-Perez, police say. Based on previous incidents, police say the van is believed to be involved with the theft of used cooking oil that is commonly stored behind restaurant properties. Both suspects were released at the scene, as police say there was still some uncert…
Woman Accused Of Shoplifting Merchandise Valued At $2,130 In Westport Woman Accused Of Shoplifting Merchandise Valued At $2,130 In Westport
Woman Accused Of Shoplifting Merchandise Valued At $2,130 In Westport A Stratford woman allegedly stole merchandise valued at $2,130 from a store in Westport, according to police. The alleged shoplifting occurred Friday, April 19 at 6:44 p.m. at Winged Monkey at 384 Post Road East where police were called, said Westport Police. Store staff reportedly relayed that a woman who was recently in the store removed a number of items from it without paying for them, according to police. The total value of this stolen merchandise was estimated by staff who gave a description of the woman to police and video surveillance footage that captured the alleged incident…
Woman Nabbed For Stealing Wallet At Westport Store, Making Large Purchase, Police Say Woman Nabbed For Stealing Wallet At Westport Store, Making Large Purchase, Police Say
Woman Nabbed For Stealing Wallet At Westport Store, Making Large Purchase, Police Say Westport Police extradited a Massachusetts woman back to Connecticut after she was allegedly identified as one of three people wanted for stealing a wallet and attempting to use the credit cards inside, police said. Francisca Duran-Cabrera was formally charged on Thursday, July 18, for the incident which took place on Sunday, March 17, at the Home Goods on Post Road East, said Westport Police Lt. Anthony Prezioso. In March, a woman filed a complaint with police that her wallet had been stolen while shopping in the store. The missing wallet contained cash and several credit cards, Prezioso s…
Woman Tried To Cash Fake $920 Check At Webster Bank, Westport Police Say Woman Tried To Cash Fake $920 Check At Webster Bank, Westport Police Say
Woman Tried To Cash Fake $920 Check At Webster Bank, Westport Police Say A woman has been charged after police say she tried to cash a fake $920 check at Webster Bank. Westport Police say they responded to Webster Bank at 224 Post Road East on the report of a female attempting to cash what staff members recognized as a fraudulent check for $920 on Monday, July 8 around 2:15 p.m. Upon arrival, police say bank employees explained that they had been recently alerted to fraudulent activity associated with the account by another branch of the bank and had recognized the check as being fake. This was confirmed when a bank employee told police that one of the digits l…
Woman Who Stole $115K In Furs From Mitchells In Westport Caught In Greenwich, Police Say Woman Who Stole $115K In Furs From Mitchells In Westport Caught In Greenwich, Police Say
Woman Who Stole $115K In Furs From Mitchells In Westport Caught In Greenwich, Police Say A woman who stole more than $115,000 in furs from Mitchells in Westport was caught in Greenwich, police say. Westport Police say they responded to Mitchells department store (670 Post Road East) on a report of a recent larceny on Saturday, July 6 around 4:30 p.m. Officers arrived and were informed by store employees that several pieces of fur were missing from a display. This prompted a review of the store’s surveillance footage, in which it was revealed that a customer entered the store, took the furs to the dressing room and concealed them on her person before exiting the store without bu…
Woman Used Credit Cards From Wallet Stolen At Panera In Westport, Police Say Woman Used Credit Cards From Wallet Stolen At Panera In Westport, Police Say
Woman Used Credit Cards From Wallet Stolen At Panera In Westport, Police Say A woman has been charged after police say she used credit cards from a wallet stolen at Panera in Westport. Andrea Soledad Lopez-Poblete, 43, of Queens was arrested on Wednesday, July 10 following a nearly two-year investigation of a stolen wallet. Westport Police say they responded to the Panera Bread on Post Road East on a report of a theft from a wallet on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The victim told police she noticed her wallet was missing shortly after leaving the restaurant. Upon returning, she was told that her wallet had been turned in. After receiving her wallet from the restaur…
Westport Teen ID'd In Assault Of Police Officers Westport Teen ID'd In Assault Of Police Officers
Westport Teen ID'd In Assault Of Police Officers A teen who allegedly attacked two Westport police officers after stopping him for walking around town in his underwear without shoes has been identified. Christopher Groguhe, 18, of Westport, was arrested on Wednesday, April 24, following his release from Norwalk Hospital and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with assault, assault of a public safety officer, attempt to commit assault, interfering with an officer, and breach of peace, said the Westport Police Department. The attacks took place around 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 19, when Westport officers responded to mult…