NY Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police NY Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: Police
NY Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Wilton: 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 Darien Stop & Shop Theft: Police Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Darien Stop & Shop Theft: Police
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Darien 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 …
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…
New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities
New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities This story has been updated:  The identities have been released of three of the four people killed in an overnight crash on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County.  According to Connecticut State Police, the collision occurred around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. State Police said a 2016 Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when it hit a 2010 Chrysler Country Touring van head-on. Both vehicles burst into flames. Killed in the crash were two Easton family members and a driver of the van, including: Steven Rowland, age 65, of East…
Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul' Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul'
Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul' You may have heard about Daniel Ducharme's death.  The 31-year-old was killed in Western Massachusetts on Sunday, May 5, after he lost control of his car and crashed in Hampshire County in the town of Hatfield. A bear is believed to have dragged him from the wreckage after that.  But his friends say those headlines left out who the South Hadley resident was.  Dozens of social media posts paint a far more complex picture of someone who cared for his friends, loved cracking jokes and making music, and had big plans for his future.  Evan Flynn posted on Facebook that Dani…
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…
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. The incident occurred in Norwalk in July 2023. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police Department, the Special Victim’s Unit received a complaint regarding the sexual assault of a minor. With the assistance of DCF, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit identified David Osler, age 43, of Norwalk, as the suspect in the assault.  Based on the investigation, Stamford Superior Court issued a warrant. On Tuesday, May 7, Special Victims Unit detectives located Osler at his reside…
Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police
Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police A Fairfield County man upset over a bill is facing a breach of peace charge after allegedly grabbing his dry cleaning from an employee, injuring them, and then leaving without paying.  The incident occurred in Westport on Thursday, March 28, at the Minuteman Cleaners. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, officers initiated an investigation after a complaint was made about Glenn Leonard, age 62, of Bridgeport, who was upset over his bill. An employee reported Leonard was attempting to retrieve items from the business but disagreed with the price they were&…
Wilton Employee Nabbed for $385K Theft, Police Say Wilton Employee Nabbed for $385K Theft, Police Say
South Salem Man Nabbed for $385K Theft, Wilton Police Say A 34-year-old New York man surrendered to police in Connecticut for allegedly stealing more than $385,000 in custom electrical components and specialized tools and pawning them. Northern Westchester County resident Ryan Jensen of South Salem turned himself in on Friday, May 3, in Fairfield County. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Jensen was a foreman working for Mars Electric out of Bethel, who was contracted to perform a large electrical project at ASML at 77 Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton beginning in July 2022. In October 2023, a significant num…