4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In CT 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In CT
4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 Stretch In CT An investigation is underway after four people were killed in an overnight wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.  The operator of the Chev…
Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At CT Walgreens: Police Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At CT Walgreens: Police
Man, Woman Nabbed After Officer Finds Stolen Car Parked At CT Walgreens: Police Thanks to some great detective work, a man and woman both face charges in connection with a stolen vehicle that was found parked at a Connecticut Walgreens, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an investigation that began in New Haven County on Thursday, Dec. 28, when Meriden Police Officer Desiata found a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Walgreens at 825 East Main St., according to the department.  This vehicle was found to have a smashed rear passenger window and an ignition column that had been tampered with. Desiata also found numerous receipts from sev…
Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say
Darien Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Upstate NY, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob CT Gas Station: Suspect At Large Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob CT Gas Station: Suspect At Large
Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob CT Gas Station: Suspect At Large Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Connecticut gas station of cash and food.  The robbery happened in Tolland County on Thursday, Feb. 22 just before 8:30 p.m., when a man walked into the Citgo gas station at 205 Merrow Rd. (Route 195) in Tolland and confronted the cashier with an "implied weapon" according to Connecticut State Police. The man demanded that the cashier open the drawer and withdraw money. He then grabbed the cash and several food items before leaving the store and fleeing in a black four-door sedan believed to be a Honda Accord. This car sped south on Route …
CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest
CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest A 22-year-old Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with a loaded ghost gun after being stopped for speeding.  New Haven resident Juan Garcia, was charged around 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 on South Main Street in Naugatuck. During the stop, Naugatuck Police Officers said Garcia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was charged with DUI after failing sobriety tests, police said. Police recovered a firearm with no serial number on it, which appeared consistent with being illegally manufactured, officers said. The firearm was loaded with a high-capacity magazin…
'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': CT Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Assault 'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': CT Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Assault
'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': CT Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Assault A Connecticut man was arrested after he allegedly posed as a 22-year-old to talk to an underage girl on Snapchat and assaulted her in person multiple times. On Thursday, February 22, Zachary Amarante, age 28, was arrested for the Windham County incident, which happened in Woodstock, Connecticut State Police said. Starting in August 2023, Amarante allegedly began talking to his then-13-year-old victim over the app Snapchat after meeting on a different site. She would turn 14 shortly after the two began communicating. Police said Amarante communicated with the girl under the name Mark Brig…
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police in Connecticut are investigating after receiving numerous calls of an alleged kidnapping of a girl that turned out to be an assault. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 on Golden Street in Meriden.  According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, after receiving the calls, officers responded to the area and found an unoccupied vehicle. Officers then went to the address of the car's owner and found a man who said he was involved in the altercation, McKay said. Detectives, who took over the investigation, learned there was video survei…
Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' Stamford Home, School At Least 10 Times Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' Stamford Home, School At Least 10 Times
Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' Stamford Home, School At Least 10 Times An online gaming feud led to the arrest of a juvenile for swatting a Fairfield County home and school at least 10 times. The juvenile living in Maryland was charged on Thursday, Feb. 22 by the Stamford Police. According to Capt. Eugene Dohmann of the Stamford Police Department, swatting is a term used to describe the act of reporting a false critical incident to cause a massive response by emergency service personnel. The first incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, when officers responded to a home on Southfield Avenue on a report of a bomb threat, Dohmann said. This was determi…
Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash
Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash New York State Police have identified the person killed during a single-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. Related: 1 Killed In I-84 Newburgh Crash The collision took place in Orange County around 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 near exit 39 on the eastbound side of I-84 in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Rogue struck the guide rail and flipped into the center median. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Hartford County, Connecticut resident Charles Drury, age 77, of Bri…
Woman, Dog Killed In CT House Fire Woman, Dog Killed In CT House Fire
Woman, Dog Killed In CT House Fire A woman and her dog were killed during a Connecticut house fire. The incident took place in Hartford County around 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 in a single-family home on Pequabuck Street in Bristol. Bristol firefighters responding to the two-alarm fire made an aggressive attack, suppressing a large body of fire in the kitchen and main living area, the Bristol Fire Department said. During a search following the fire, a woman and a dog were found inside the home, the department said. Both were pronounced dead. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. The woman has not been…
2 School Buses Crash In Newtown 2 School Buses Crash In Newtown
2 School Buses Crash In Newtown Two people were injured when two school buses with students on board were involved in a crash in Fairfield County. The crash occurred in Newtown around 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 in the area of Boggs Hills Road and Sugar Street. According to Lt. Scott Smith of the Newtown Police, the two buses, owned by All-Star Transportation were on their way to Reed Intermediate School and had students on board for morning drop-off. One bus was traveling northbound on Boggs Hill Road and came to a stop at its intersection with Sugar Street, Smith said. The second bus was also traveling…
Greenwich Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn Greenwich Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn
Greenwich Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn A Fairfield County man is behind bars after being charged with possession of child pornography and voyeurism. Deane Hamilton Flood, age 53, of Greenwich, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 21 following an investigation by the Greenwich Police Department's Special Victims Section. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police, the investigation revealed that Flood had child pornography and had also used his cell phone to record voyeuristic videos of numerous people. He was arrested without incident at his place of employment and was charged with three counts of voyeurism/sex pho…
Stolen Dirt Bikes Include CT Boy's Make-A-Wish Gift After Battling Cancer Stolen Dirt Bikes Include CT Boy's Make-A-Wish Gift After Battling Cancer
Stolen Dirt Bikes Include CT Boy's Make-a-wish Gift After Battling Cancer Police in Connecticut are asking the public for help tracking down two dirt bikes stolen from a garage, including one gifted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The incident occurred in Windham County around 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, from a James Street West garage in the town of Putnam. According to Putnam Police, someone broke into a detached locked garage and stole two off-road motorcycles. The homeowner estimated the thefts occurred a short time before discovering the burglary.  An investigation revealed the garage was entered by damaging a window that allowed access to the interior…
Know Him? Man Wanted In New CT Phone Bail Scam, Police Say Know Him? Man Wanted In New CT Phone Bail Scam, Police Say
Know Him? Man Wanted In New CT Phone Bail Scam, Police Say Connecticut State Police are warning residents of another phone bail scam to which at least one resident has fallen victim. State Police report the latest incident took place in Middlesex County on Friday, Feb. 16 in East Haddam when a resident gave money to an alleged scammer after receiving a call that a family member was in trouble. According to the complainant, the resident received a phone call indicating that a family member was in custody as a result of their involvement in a motor vehicle accident. The victim said they were told that a bail bondsman would contact them by phone and …
Fairfield 24-Year-Old Nabbed Again For Child Sex Crimes, Police Say Fairfield 24-Year-Old Nabbed Again For Child Sex Crimes, Police Say
Fairfield 24-Year-Old Nabbed Again For Child Sex Crimes, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with alleged child sex crimes for the second time this year.  Related: School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say Peter Wheeler, Jr., age 24 of Fairfield, was charged on Tuesday, Feb. 20 by Fairfield Police. He was first charged on Tuesday, Jan. 23 for possession of child pornography.  According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police Department, detectives continued their investigation into potential criminal activities involving Wheeler, who was a Fairfield Public Schools employee, following his…
1 Killed In 3-Vehicle CT Crash 1 Killed In 3-Vehicle CT Crash
1 Killed In 3-Vehicle CT Crash One person was killed and another injured during an early morning three-vehicle crash in Connecticut. The collision occurred in Hartford County around 5:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the area of Waterville Road and Reverknolls in Avon. According to Lt. John Schmalberger of the Avon Police, the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling South on Waterville Road when it was involved in a crash with two other vehicles.   Life-saving measures were performed on the scene but were unsuccessful. The unnamed victim's next of kin are currently being notified. The two other vehicles involv…
Drunk Driver Nabbed For DUI At Over 2 Times Legal Limit In Wilton, Police Say Drunk Driver Nabbed For DUI At Over 2 Times Legal Limit In Wilton, Police Say
Drunk Driver Nabbed For DUI At Over 2 Times Legal Limit In Wilton, Police Say A 45-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after being caught at more than twice the legal limit in Fairfield County, police said. The man was arrested on Monday, Feb. 12 on drunk driving charges in Wilton. According to the Wilton Police Department, on the day of Meija-Delpinal's arrest at around 1:45 a.m., officers pulled over a black 2020 Ford F-150 truck that had been traveling east on Grumman Hill Road.  The driver, identified as Carlos Meija-Delpinal, a resident of Wilton, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and admitted to drinking before driving. He then …
Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say
Norwalk 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Racing BMW On I-95, Police Say A Fairfield County man driving a blue 2016 BMW was charged with racing another BMW after he allegedly fled from police when they attempted to stop the duo. The incident began around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, in New Haven County in Milford when Milford Police notified Connecticut State Police of the two vehicles on I-95.  According to state police, a responding trooper located two BMWs on I-95 northbound in the area of Exit 44, weaving in and out of traffic and traveling at speeds of excess of 90 mph.  When troopers attempted to stop the cars, the blue BMW took off cut…
Body Found On Roadway In Redding Body Found On Roadway In Redding
Body Found On Roadway In Redding Connecticut State Police are investigating after a body was discovered in a wooded area of a roadway in Fairfield County. The incident happened in Redding on Route 53 also known as Glen Road on Sunday, Feb. 18. According to Connecticut State Police, the department is actively investigating the find and working to identify the body. Redding Police say there is no threat to the public. Police did not reveal if the body was a man or a woman.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
New Canaan Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals New Canaan Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals
New Canaan Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged animal cruelty after he was stopped by police on a warrant. Jack Hawkins, age 47, of New Canaan, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 7 on New Norwalk Road in New Canaan. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice, of the New Canaan Police, Hawkins was stopped for an active warrant in association with an animal call in January. Hawkins was placed under arrest and transported back to New Canaan Police Headquarters and charged with animal cruelty. Police did not reveal what kind of animal cruelty was involved in the case.  He was released on a $5,00…
CT Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Banks 2 Days In A Row CT Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Banks 2 Days In A Row
CT Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Banks 2 Days In A Row A Connecticut woman has been charged with allegedly robbing two banks, two days in a row. Heather Brown, age 48, of New Haven, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 12 for the two robberies that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Wednesday, Feb. 7 in New Haven County in Waterbury. According to Lt. Nadine Amatruda of the Waterbury Police, around 9:55 a.m., Feb. 6, a woman walked into the Wells Fargo. Bank on Wolcott Street and asked a teller for deposit slips. She then a note to the teller to hand over all of the cash. She left the bank with the money. The next day, a woman, matching the description o…
CT Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car: Police CT Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car: Police
CT Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen vehicle in New York, police announced.  New Haven County resident Shyheim Mcquillar of New Haven was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 following an incident earlier in the day involving a vehicle stolen out of New Haven on Sunday, Feb. 11, the City of Rye Police Department announced. According to the department, on Thursday around 8:15 a.m., City of Rye Police officers in Westchester County were alerted to a stolen white Volkswagen Jetta traveling within Rye. Police soon found the…
Teen In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Ramming It Into Cop's Cruiser In Westchester: Police Teen In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Ramming It Into Cop's Cruiser In Westchester: Police
Teen In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Ramming It Into Cop's Cruiser In Westchester: Police Three teenagers who led authorities in New York on pursuits in two cars stolen from Connecticut and Rhode Island and injured an officer in the process face a heap of criminal charges, police announced. The incident leading up to the arrests began in Westchester County on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:20 p.m., when police learned that two stolen cars were traveling together on southbound Interstate 684. An officer began waiting for the two cars to enter the Hutchinson River Parkway and followed them south once he spotted them, according to Westchester County Police.  Once the cars arrived…
Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Mall Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Mall
Man Accused Of Kicking Child In Back At CT Mall A Connecticut man was charged with risk of injury to a minor after he was allegedly seen kicking a child in the back at a mall. New Haven County resident Onofre Banegas, age 51, of Hamden, was charged on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Milford at the Connecticut Post Mall. According to Milford Police, mall security reported seeing Banegas have a physical altercation with a child. During the fight, he was seen kicking the child in the back, using a significant amount of force, making the child cry. Banegas was taken into custody and charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. He w…
Girl Latest To Be Charged For Violent CT Street Takeover Girl Latest To Be Charged For Violent CT Street Takeover
Girl Latest To Be Charged For Violent CT Street Takeover A Connecticut girl has been charged with inciting a riot for allegedly taking part in a large street takeover in which a police officer was attacked and injured. The girl, who was not identified due to her age, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 in New Haven County for the incident that occurred in the Milford Stop & Shop parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. According to Milford Police, the girl took part in a large street takeover that included more than 100 participants and numerous vehicles. A Milford Police officer who arrived on the scene was attacked by the crowd and suffered in…
Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From CT Store: Police Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From CT Store: Police
Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From CT Store: Police A 22-year-old New York man faces charges after stealing more than $11,000 worth of merchandise from a Connecticut store and leading authorities on pursuits in two states, police announced. Northern Westchester resident Jebocka Perkins of Peekskill was picked up from the Westchester County Correctional Facility in Valhalla and taken to the New Haven County city of Meriden on Wednesday, Feb. 14, where he was charged in connection to an August 2023 larceny, Meriden Police announced.  According to Meriden Police, on Sunday, Aug. 27, around 6 p.m., Perkins and three other women entered the …
CT Man Charged With Rape Of New York Juvenile CT Man Charged With Rape Of New York Juvenile
CT Man Charged With Rape Of New York Juvenile Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for more victims after a Connecticut resident was charged for allegedly raping a Hudson Valley juvenile.  The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau reports the arrest of Litchfield County resident Antonio K. Scott, age 19 of Sharon, in connection with an investigation into inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile in Dutchess County. According to Sgt. Adam Harris of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began in the summer of 2023 after the department was alerted to a possible sexual offense involving …
Scammers Posing As Officers Are Requesting Money For Fines, Westport Police Warn Scammers Posing As Officers Are Requesting Money For Fines, Westport Police Warn
Scammers Posing As Officers Are Requesting Money For Fines, Westport Police Warn Police in Fairfield County are warning residents about scammers calling and identifying themselves as officers and requesting money for fines owed. Just such an incident occurred in Westport on Friday, Feb. 16 when a resident received a voice mail from a person requesting money. According to Capt. David Wolf, of the Westport Police, the caller identified themselves as Wolf and requested that the resident call them back. Upon returning the call, the scammer said the resident had a bench warrant and requested that she pay a $5,000 fine.  "This is a SCAM as this call was not pl…
Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says
Video: 10K Drivers Illegally Passed Bridgeport School Buses So Far This Year, City Says A Fairfield County city is fighting back against drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses as the number soared to 10,000 violations so far this year. The City of Bridgeport announced on Thursday, Feb. 15, that nearly 10,000 motorists illegally passed a stopped school bus during the first six months of the school year.  The number of violations was captured through the City’s school bus camera safety program, demonstrating the ongoing public safety threat facing students on their journey to and from the classroom, city officials said.  From Sunday, Sept.…
Danbury Woman Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail: Police Danbury Woman Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail: Police
Danbury Woman Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail: Police A police enforcement detail conducted over Super Bowl weekend in the Hudson Valley resulted in several drunk driving arrests, authorities announced.  The enforcement detail was conducted in Putnam County by the Carmel Police Department and resulted in a total of four arrests on Saturday, Feb. 10, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. The first of the arrests resulted from an incident that began around 1 a.m. when a Carmel Police officer responded to a two-car crash in the area of 1350 Route 6. An investigation eventually determined that one of the drivers, 73-year-old Anton Anto…