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Massachusetts 21-Year-Old Pulled From Reservoir Attended College In New England Massachusetts 21-Year-Old Pulled From Reservoir Attended College In New England
Massachusetts 21-Year-Old Pulled From Reservoir Attended College In New England A man pulled from Connecticut reservoir was a talented musician who attended Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, according to the university.  Related: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Who Drowned In Oxford Reservoir Kai Thomas Boapeah, age 21, who has ties to Ghana, Africa, and Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the town of Dudley, was recovered in New Haven County on Thursday, June 20, in Seymour Reservoir #2 in New Haven County in Oxford. The state medical examiner has ruled Boapeah’s death as an accidental drowning. He had been residing with friends in Waterb…
Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order In Region Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order In Region
Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order In Region A Connecticut man has been charged with alleged sexual assault after violating an order of protection. New Haven County resident Michael Finney, age 50, of Waterbury, was arrested in Litchfield County by Thomaston Police on Tuesday, April 16. According to Det. Jason St. Onge of the Thomaston Police, on Friday, March 29, the department initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint for a restraining order violation and sexual assault that occurred in the victim's Thomaston home. Finney was charged with; Sexual assault Burglary Violation of a restraining or…
Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting In Western Mass: DA Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting In Western Mass: DA
Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting In Western Mass: DA A Connecticut man who tried to kidnap a Western Massachusetts man at gunpoint on New Year's Eve 2022, but shot him instead when the man fought back, will serve eight years behind bars, authorities said.  New Haven County Marc A. Veturis, 29, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty on Thursday, March 28, to multiple felonies linked to the shooting, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  The charges come from a Hampshire County incident on Mill Valley Road in Hadley.  The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported at the time that the victim, a 59-year-old Hadley business owner, h…
Woman Helps Cover Up Killing Of Father From Chicopee, Sells His Belongings: Here's Her Sentence Woman Helps Cover Up Killing Of Father From Chicopee, Sells His Belongings: Here's Her Sentence
Woman Helps Cover Up Killing Of Father From Chicopee, Sells His Belongings: Here's Her Sentence A Connecticut woman will spend time in prison after helping to cover up the kidnapping and murder of a Massachusetts man on Christmas Eve, officials announced.  Hartford County resident Shamari Smith, age 34, of Manchester, also known as "Dakota," was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 13 to 25 months in prison for helping to cover up the murder of 28-year-old Francisco Roman, Jr. in December 2020, the US Attorney's Office for District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report: Murder Conviction: Manchester Woman Admits To Role In 2020 Killing Of Father Of 3 According …
Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Fairfield County, Stolen Cars Recovered Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Fairfield County, Stolen Cars Recovered
Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Fairfield County, Stolen Cars Recovered Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with the brutal carjacking and beating of the vehicle owner in Fairfield County. Click here for a new, updated story: Third Suspect Now Sought In Violent Home Garage Carjacking In Westport On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Westport Police arrested one of the teens in connection with the carjacking that took place in Westport around 3:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 on Bayberry Lane. Based on information obtained by the Detective Bureau, a warrant to search a residence in Hartford County in Berlin was secured, said Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police. On Monday, …
Headless Body: Man From Region Sentenced For Brutal Murder Of Girlfriend Headless Body: Man From Region Sentenced For Brutal Murder Of Girlfriend
Headless Body: Man From Region Sentenced For Brutal Murder Of Girlfriend A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty by a jury of killing a 33-year-old woman and cutting off her head and dumping her body in a park. New Haven County resident Miles Johnson, age 24, of Waterbury, was sentenced to 55 years in prison on Wednesday, Aug. 2, for the July 2020 murder of Rachel Lerato Sebetlela, said Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt. Johnson was convicted in April by a Superior Court jury for the murder and other crimes. According to evidence introduced at trial, the victim was stabbed multiple times in the torso by the Johnson at Sebe…
911 Callers Alert Police To Wrong-Way Driver On Highway In Region 911 Callers Alert Police To Wrong-Way Driver On Highway In Region
911 Callers Alert Police To Wrong-Way Driver On Highway In Region A wrong-way driver who was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol was nabbed by Connecticut State Police after numerous motorists called 911. The incident took place in Litchfield County around 1:30 a.m., Friday, May 19 on Route 8 in Torrington. According to state police, Litchfield County Dispatch began receiving 911 calls reporting a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 8 in the northbound lanes in the area of Exit 43 in Torrington. One of the callers advised dispatchers that they had seen the wrong-way vehicle turn around and begin driving in the right direction, sta…
Man Admits To 3 Springfield Slayings While Awaiting Federal Murder Trial: DA Man Admits To 3 Springfield Slayings While Awaiting Federal Murder Trial: DA
Man Admits To 3 Springfield Slayings While Awaiting Federal Murder Trial: DA A Waterbury, Connecticut, man awaiting a federal trial on kidnapping and murder charges admitted to killing three people in Springfield beginning in 2006, authorities said.  Calvin Robertson, 41, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 18, to three counts of manslaughter, the Hampden County District Attorney announced. Prosecutors chose to charge him with manslaughter to not interfere with his upcoming federal trial, where he faces a minimum of life in prison or a potential death sentence if convicted, DA Anthony Gulluni said in a news release.  Robertson admitted to the following s…
Fleeing CT Man Crashes Into Police Cars Twice In West Springfield Chase: Officials Fleeing CT Man Crashes Into Police Cars Twice In West Springfield Chase: Officials
Fleeing CT Man Crashes Into Police Cars Twice In West Springfield Chase: Officials A 28-year-old Connecticut man out on probation rammed a police vehicle multiple times as he tried to escape capture in Western Massachusetts on Wednesday, April 5, authorities said.  Jonell Bonilla, age 28, of Waterbury, faces a slew of charges after he led police of a chase that ended with a bang in West Springfield, police said.  Officers tried to pull Bonilla's car over around 8 p.m. after he left the Super 8 Motel parking lot at 1500 Riverdale St. as part of a narcotics investigation, authorities said. Bonilla floored it instead.  He crashed into a car sto…
Former Springfield Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine Former Springfield Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine
Former Springfield Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine A Connecticut drug dealer has been sentenced to prison for supplying heroin to a member of a Waterbury-area drug trafficking ring. Former New Haven County resident Jesus Nieves, aka "Pop," age 38, formerly of Waterbury, and Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 23 to 63 months in prison, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2020, the DEA New Haven Task Force and Waterbury Police Department began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization that was distributing l…
Connecticut Man Held Without Bail In Hadley New Year's Eve Shooting: DA Connecticut Man Held Without Bail In Hadley New Year's Eve Shooting: DA
Connecticut Man Held Without Bail In Hadley New Year's Eve Shooting: DA A 28-year-old Connecticut man accused of shooting a Hadley man on New Year's Eve will be held in jail until a court can decide if he poses a threat to the community if given bail, authorities said.  Marc Veturis, age 28, of Waterbury, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery by discharging a firearm, attempted kidnapping, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  Officia…
CT Man Killed In Suspicious Overnight Crash Was Also Shot, Police Say CT Man Killed In Suspicious Overnight Crash Was Also Shot, Police Say
CT Man Killed In Suspicious Overnight Crash Was Also Shot, Police Say A Connecticut man has been arrested after a 28-year-old who died in a crash was found with a gunshot wound. The incident took place in Hartford County around midnight in Southington on Thursday, Oct. 27. According to Lt. Keith Egan of Southington Police, officers responded to a report of a car versus a telephone pole in front of of the Noodles & Company on Queen Street. Shortly after midnight, Southington Police responded to the report of the crash, police said. Arriving officers found the occupant, identified as New Haven County resident Jose L. Principe, of Waterbury, unresponsive a…
Suspected Auburn Thief Hoped To Look Good For Mugshot After Allegedly Swiping $21K In Jewelry Suspected Auburn Thief Hoped To Look Good For Mugshot After Allegedly Swiping $21K In Jewelry
Suspected Auburn Thief Hoped To Look Good For Mugshot After Allegedly Swiping $21K In Jewelry A 28-year-old Waterbury, CT., man made nearly every mistake he could before he allegedly stole $21,500 in jewelry from an Auburn mall earlier this week, police said.  Jaquel Newsome was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 18, after a quick-thinking cop noticed a suspicious car in the parking lot and trusted his instincts to check it out, the Auburn Police Department said.  The officer drove through the Auburn Mall parking lot around 4 p.m. and noticed a car parked in the fire lane in the wrong direction with a license plate belonging to another vehicle. They turned around to take another lo…
Man From Region Gunned Down, Killed On Street, Police Say Man From Region Gunned Down, Killed On Street, Police Say
Man From Region Gunned Down, Killed On Street, Police Say A Connecticut man was shot multiple times and killed on a street. The shooting took place in the town of East Hartford around 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the area of Park Avenue at Garden Street. According to Officer Marc Caruso, officers responded to the area on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival police quickly located a male victim on Park Avenue who had been shot multiple times, and officers immediately began taking life-saving measures.  The victim, identified as 28-year-old New Haven County resident Devonte Gardner of Waterbury, was transported to Hartfo…
Man From Region Under Influence Flees Scene Of Crash, Police Say Man From Region Under Influence Flees Scene Of Crash, Police Say
Man From Region Under Influence Flees Scene Of Crash, Police Say A Connecticut man was arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash while driving under the influence. The incident took place around 10:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8 in Waterbury. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 8 northbound, south of Exit #36, in the City of Waterbury.  One of the vehicles involved in the collision had allegedly fled the scene of the crash, state police said. A witness provided troopers with a description of the vehicle and its last known location.  A short time later, troopers located the veh…
Detective From Region Arrested Following Off-Duty Shooting, Police Say Detective From Region Arrested Following Off-Duty Shooting, Police Say
Detective From Region Arrested Following Off-Duty Shooting, Police Say A Connecticut police detective was arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the hand while off-duty. Harford Police Department Det. Gregory Thomas, age 39, of Wolcott, was arrested and charged in New Haven County in connection to a shooting in Waterbury on Sunday, Sept. 4. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police Department, officers responded to the area of Kingsley Court just before 5 a.m. on a report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his left hand, Bessette said. The victim was transported to Saint&nb…
Woman From Region Receives Life-Threatening Injuries In Wrong-Way Crash Woman From Region Receives Life-Threatening Injuries In Wrong-Way Crash
Woman From Region Receives Life-Threatening Injuries In Wrong-Way Crash A Connecticut woman suffered life-threatening injuries during a wrong-way crash. The crash took place in New Haven County around 11:50 p.m., Monday, July 11, in Waterbury, on Route 8 South. According to state police, a Honda Pilot was traveling southbound and a Honda HRV northbound when they collided, state police said. The driver and occupants of the Pilot suffered minor injuries. They were transported to St. Mary's hospital for treatment. The driver of the CRV, identified as Yocasta Delrosario, age 42, of Torrington in Litchfield County, received life-threatening injuries, state police …
Man Nabbed For Harassing Woman While Impersonating Holyoke Police Officer Man Nabbed For Harassing Woman While Impersonating Holyoke Police Officer
Man Nabbed For Harassing Woman While Impersonating Holyoke Police Officer A man from Connecticut is facing multiple charges after impersonating a police officer in a Western Massachusetts town, authorities said.  Police responded to a disturbance at 145 Cabot Street around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, Holyoke Police said on Facebook. A male citizen told an officer about a man, later identified as Roberto Ruiz-Montanez, age 51, of Waterbury, who was bothering a woman outside the residence.  The woman said Ruiz-Montanez stopped approached her "in a threatening manner" and tried to get her into a back alley of Maple and Cabot streets, police s…
Man Wanted For Shooting 2-Year-Old In Region Turns Himself In To Police Man Wanted For Shooting 2-Year-Old In Region Turns Himself In To Police
Man Wanted For Shooting 2-Year-Old In Region Turns Himself In To Police A man wanted for allegedly shooting a 2-year-old Connecticut boy while showing off his gun has turned himself in to police. New Haven County resident Kharis Samuels, age 20, of Waterbury, surrendered on Monday, June 27. Samuels fled on Tuesday, June 21, after shooting the boy while showing a gun to others in the Waterbury home, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. The family did not call 911 and instead brought the toddler to Waterbury Hospital around 1:35 p.m. The hospital notified police, and the child was then flown to Connecticut Children's hospital where he is listed in st…
Search Intensifies For Man Wanted For Shooting 2-Year-Old In Region Search Intensifies For Man Wanted For Shooting 2-Year-Old In Region
Search Intensifies For Man Wanted For Shooting 2-Year-Old In Region As a 2-year-old boy continues to improve after being shot in the torso, police are intensifying their search for alleged suspect. The child was shot in New Haven County in Waterbury on Tuesday, June 21 at 99 Pinecrest Drive. Police identified the shooter as 20-year-old Kharis Samuels, of Waterbury, said the Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police Department. On Thursday, June 23, Bessette says there have been no sightings of Samuels, but "thankfully the child continues to improve." The shooting took place when Samuels was showing a gun to other people in the home when it discharged, str…
Winning $1M CT Lottery 'Lotto!' Ticket Sold At Smoke Shop In The Region Winning $1M CT Lottery 'Lotto!' Ticket Sold At Smoke Shop In The Region
Winning $1M CT Lottery 'Lotto!' Ticket Sold At Smoke Shop In The Region For the second time in less than a week, a CT Lottery player in Connecticut cashed in a winning ticket worth seven figures. On Thursday, May 26, a Norwalk resident - who chose not to publicly disclose a name to lottery officials - cashed in a winning $1,004,172 “Lotto!” ticket that was sold at the A-Z Variety and Cigar store on Main Street in Norwalk. Earlier story - Winning $2M CT Lottery Powerball Ticket Sold At Oakville 7-Eleven The Fairfield County resident’s big windfall came just days after a Litchfield County resident won $2 million playing Powerball on a ticket purchased at 7-Eleve…
Winning $2M Lottery Powerball Ticket Sold At 7-Eleven In Region Winning $2M Lottery Powerball Ticket Sold At 7-Eleven In Region
Winning $2M Lottery Powerball Ticket Sold At 7-Eleven In Region One lucky Connecticut resident is in a new tax bracket after cashing in a winning $2 million Powerball ticket that was sold at an area 7-Eleven location. The Powerball ticket, which was purchased by a Litchfield County resident in Oakville who chose not to disclose a name, was sold at the 7-Eleven on Davis Street in Oakville and cashed in on Friday, May 20, according to CT Lottery officials. 7-Eleven on Davis Street in Oakville.Google Maps street view Winning numbers for the Powerball game are drawn from a field of 1 to 69. The red Power Ball is then drawn from a separate field one to o…
Suspended K-9 Officer In New England Killed Dogs, Police Say Suspended K-9 Officer In New England Killed Dogs, Police Say
Suspended K-9 Officer In New England Killed Dogs, Police Say A suspended Connecticut K-9 officer and another man have been charged with killing at least 10 dogs and burying them on his business property. New Canaan PD Officer David Rivera Jr., age 34, a Fairfield County resident in Stratford, turned himself in to Naugatuck Police in New Haven County on Monday, May 2, Department on an active warrant for events that took place at his business Black Rock Canine Training: Conspiracy to commit cruelty to animals Reckless endangerment  Conspiracy to commit euthanization of a canine Rivera was arrested along with his general manager New Haven County r…
Money Courier For Large-Scale Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Sentenced Money Courier For Large-Scale Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Sentenced
Money Courier For Large-Scale Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Sentenced A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for his role in a fentanyl trafficking ring and for violating the conditions of his supervised release after a previous federal conviction. Domingo Guzman, age 45, of Waterbury, was sentenced on Thursday, April 28, to a total of 114 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release, according to Leonard Boyle, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. He pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl on Nov. 22, B…
Police Search For Delivery Driver From CT Whose Car Was Found In NY Police Search For Delivery Driver From CT Whose Car Was Found In NY
Police Search For Delivery Driver From CT Whose Car Was Found In NY A DoorDash driver and a driver for hire in the region has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating him. Connecticut Carlos Reyes, age 20, was reported missing by his family members in Fairfield County at around 8 a.m. Thursday, March 31, according to the City of Danbury Police Department. His family said they last saw him on Monday, March 28 at approximately 11 p.m.  Reyes was known to frequent Danbury, Waterbury, and Naugatuck, said police. When Reyes was reported missing, investigators received information that Reyes’s vehicle, a 2008 gray…
Video Released Of Woman Crashing Into Eight Police Vehicles In Region Video Released Of Woman Crashing Into Eight Police Vehicles In Region
Video Released Of Woman Crashing Into Eight Police Vehicles In Region A video has been released of an incident in which seven officers were injured when a wanted Fairfield County woman drove into their police vehicles during a multi-town chase before crashing. The incident started in New Haven County in Waterbury around 8:45 a.m., Sunday, April 3. Shortly before 8:45 am. officers received information that Hannah Casperson, age 25, of Brookfield, was in a white Hummer at Rutledge and East Main streets in Waterbury, said Chief Fernando Spagnolo, of the Waterbury Police, said during a press conference. Hannah CaspersonWolcott Police Department/Facebook Casp…
Seven Officers Hospitalized After Chase Involving Woman Wanted In Region Seven Officers Hospitalized After Chase Involving Woman Wanted In Region
Seven Officers Hospitalized After Chase Involving Woman Wanted In Region A Fairfield County woman wanted for a string of car robberies and other crimes was arrested after crashing into eight police vehicles, and injuring seven officers. Hannah Casperson, age 25, of Brookfield, was arrested on Sunday, April 3, in Monroe. The incident started in New Haven County in Waterbury around 8:45 a.m., Sunday police received information that Casperson, who was wanted for the robberies, and a host of other crimes was in the area in a white Hummer, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. Officers attempted to make contact with Casperson who was in the driver’s …
One Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In Region One Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In Region
One Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In Region A man died after he drove his car the wrong way and slammed into an oncoming car on a busy Connecticut roadway, state police said. It happened on a stretch of I-84 in Hartford County at around  2 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in Plainville. Hartford County resident Walter Turner, age 43, of Berlin, died after his 2006 Ford Focus hit a 2021 Toyota Rav4 LE driven by New Haven County resident Vanessa Gonzalez, age 27, of Waterbury, which was traveling westbound head-on, according to Connecticut State Police. Turner was pronounced dead at the scene. Gonzalez was taken to New Britain Ho…
Man From Region Sentenced For Wide-Ranging $1.3M Medicaid Fraud Scheme Man From Region Sentenced For Wide-Ranging $1.3M Medicaid Fraud Scheme
Man From Region Sentenced For Wide-Ranging $1.3M Medicaid Fraud Scheme A former licensed professional counselor was sentenced for operating a scheme to defraud the Connecticut Medicaid Program of more than $1.3 million. Hartford County resident Cortney Dunlap, age 37, of Burlington, was sentenced on Friday, March 11, to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to Leonard Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Dunlap was also ordered to pay restitution to Medicaid of $1,313,322, Boyle said. He pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud on June 4, the US Attorney's Office reported. From 201…
Man From Region Admits To Child Exploitation Offense Man From Region Admits To Child Exploitation Offense
Man From Region Admits To Child Exploitation Offense A man may spend up to 20 years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a teenager, recording it, and uploading it to his Google account in Connecticut. New Haven County resident Yehudi Manzano, age 37, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty to a child exploitation charge following his 2018 arrest for sexually abusing a teen. US Attorney Leonard Boyle said that on Aug. 21, 2016, Manzano sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in Connecticut, video recorded the assault with his cell phone, and uploaded the video to his Google account.  Manzano was identified as a suspect by investigat…
Teacher From Region Accused Of Leaving Kids At Home Arrested On New Charge Teacher From Region Accused Of Leaving Kids At Home Arrested On New Charge
Teacher From Region Accused Of Leaving Kids At Home Arrested On New Charge A Connecticut school teacher who was arrested for allegedly leaving two children alone has been arrested again on a domestic violence charge. Litchfield County resident, Kerry Caviasca, age 36, of Watertown, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 16 by Waterbury Police in New Haven County for an incident that occurred earlier this year. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police, Caviasca was served with an arrest warrant for a domestic violence-related altercation with an ex-boyfriend. Cavaisca was charged with: Breach of peace Harassment Attempt to commit larceny.  This…