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Woman Fights Off Would-Be Kidnapper, Rapist In Bucks County Supermarket Parking Lot: DA Woman Fights Off Would-Be Kidnapper, Rapist In Bucks County Supermarket Parking Lot: DA
Woman Fights Off Would-Be Kidnapper, Rapist In Bucks County Supermarket Parking Lot: DA A woman fought off a 6-foot man who police say was trying to rape and kidnap her in the parking lot of a Bucks County supermarket. The victim parked her truck toward the back of the parking lot of the Redner's on Lincoln Highway in Middletown around 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, when she was immediately approached by 41-year-old Daniel R. Pierson, of Yardley, Bucks County District Attorney Jennifer Schorn said. Almost immediately after getting out, Pierson grabbed the woman from behind, Schorn said. The victim screamed and fought to free herself from the bearded Pierson's grip, but he ref…
Estranged Husband Took Uber To Springfield Home Before Killing 57-Year-Old Ex-Wife: DA Estranged Husband Took Uber To Springfield Home Before Killing 57-Year-Old Ex-Wife: DA
Estranged Husband Took Uber To Springfield Home Before Killing 57-Year-Old Ex-Wife: DA A day after police found his wife dead in her Springfield Township home, Kenneth Shea has been charged with first-degree murder, officials said. Elizabeth Shea, 57, was found with "obvious cut wounds to her head and neck" around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. Township police were called to her Cromwell Lane home in Wyndmoor for a welfare check and discovered her on the floor of the master bedroom, authorities said previously.  Investigators believe her estranged husband Kenneth Shea took an Uber to the home around …
Stamford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young Girl Stamford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young Girl
Stamford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young Girl A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Hermes Barreto-Avalos, age 61, of Stamford, was arrested Monday, Jan. 8, and charged with sexual assault, unlawful restraint, and two counts of risk of injury to a minor. According to Sgt. Brian Butler of the Stamford Police, the girl called police on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, to report a sexual assault. Butler said the victim told officers that Barreto-Avalos, who was a friend of the family, grabbed her and threw her on his bed during the first attack. The girl attempted to fight him off, but Barreto-Av…
Man Nabbed 7 Years After Raping Waterbury Woman While Posing As Cop, Police Say Man Nabbed 7 Years After Raping Waterbury Woman While Posing As Cop, Police Say
Man Nabbed 7 Years After Raping Waterbury Woman While Posing As Cop, Police Say After seven years, a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Connecticut while posing as a police officer has been caught. Niamkey Amichia, age 33, of Pierce County, Washington, wanted for a New Haven County sexual assault in Waterbury in Nov. 2016, was arrested by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for an unrelated sexual assault. When police in Washington ran Amichia's DNA profile they got a hit for the Waterbury crime, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. Amichia was extradited to Waterbury on Friday, Dec. 22. He was charged with: Home invasion Sexual assa…
Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Assaulting Girlfriend In Westport, Police Say A 35-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in a car. The incident occurred in Westport around 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 on the Sherwood Island Connector. According to Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police, New Haven County resident Antonio Trusty, of Waterbury, was arrested after receiving information from his girlfriend that she was assaulted in a car and prevented from calling 911. Trusty fled the scene and got a ride with a Door Dash driver who was stopped driving in the wrong direction on the I-95 entrance ramp, Woods said. Trusty was loca…
New Haven Man Charged With Violating Protective Order, Assault In Milford New Haven Man Charged With Violating Protective Order, Assault In Milford
New Haven Man Charged With Violating Protective Order, Assault In Milford A 23-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars for allegedly violating a protective order by contacting the victim and assaulting them, even dragging them with his vehicle. Dometrius Cox, of New Haven, was charged on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Milford. Milford Police officers responded to a Boston Post Road business for a report of a breach of peace complaint after a victim said they had received numerous text messages from Cox who had come to the business looking for them. While at the business, police said Cox approached the victim from behind, wrapping his arms around their neck, rest…
Kidnapping Suspect: 23-Year-Old Grabs, Assaults, Drugs Victim, Norwalk Police Say Kidnapping Suspect: 23-Year-Old Grabs, Assaults, Drugs Victim, Norwalk Police Say
Kidnapping Suspect: 23-Year-Old Grabs, Assaults, Drugs Victim, Norwalk Police Say A victim lived through a day of fear and assaults at the hands of a Connecticut man the person knew, according to authorities. On Wednesday, July 5, Norwalk Police received a complaint that New Haven County resident Enrique Rivas-Castillo, age 23, of Ansonia, had threatened the victim over the phone, said Lt. Joe Dinho, of the Norwalk Police. Investigating officers learned that on Monday, July 3, Rivas-Castillo was at the victim’s residence in Norwalk and threatened to assault the victim.  Dinho said the victim ran out of the home, but Rivas-Castillo chased the person, event…
Delco School Bus Driver Duct-Taped Student To Seat: DA Delco School Bus Driver Duct-Taped Student To Seat: DA
Delco School Bus Driver Duct-Taped Student To Seat: DA A Delaware County school bus driver is charged with unlawful restraint after police say she used duct tape to tie down a student on the way to school.  Juliet Pratt, 54, of Clifton Heights is also accused of false imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child, and assault, said District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer's Office in a release.  According to investigators, the incident happened on March 8. Authorities say Pratt, a bus driver for the Upper Darby School District, put tape around the ankles and chest of a 10-year-old student.  The incident was captured by the bus' su…
Stick Attack: Springfield Man Charged With Beating Two In Vermont, Police Say Stick Attack: Springfield Man Charged With Beating Two In Vermont, Police Say
Stick Attack: Springfield Man Charged With Beating Two In Vermont, Police Say Police in Vermont arrested a Springfield man earlier this week and charged him with beating two people with a stick inside a home in Barre.  Dahiem Dukes, 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of second-degree unlawful restraint, Vermont State Police said. He is being held without bail.  Troopers were called to a home in Royalston around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, to reports of a man attacking someone with a wooden stick, authorities said. Police arrived and found Dukes hiding in an upstairs bedroom.  Witnesses insid…
Student Kidnapping Attempt: Bridgeport Man Charged In 2 Cases, Police Say Student Kidnapping Attempt: Bridgeport Man Charged In 2 Cases, Police Say
Student Kidnapping Attempt: Bridgeport Man Charged In 2 Cases, Police Say A man has been charged with attempting to lure two Fairfield County students to his car, and in one case, grabbed a student and attempted to drag her to his vehicle. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 11 a.m., Thursday, April 27 at Central High School. According to Captain Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Police, Officer Dani Soto was dispatched to Central High School to check on the welfare of an 18-year-old female student.  The student lost cell phone contact with a friend as she was leaving the school campus and walking toward North Avenue. Officer Soto confirmed with sc…
Man Forces Woman Into Car In Stamford, Assaults Her Twice, Including At Darien Cemetery: Police Man Forces Woman Into Car In Stamford, Assaults Her Twice, Including At Darien Cemetery: Police
Man Forces Woman Into Car In Stamford, Assaults Her Twice, Including At Darien Cemetery: Police A Connecticut man was charged with assault after allegedly forcing a woman into his car and then assaulting her twice. The incidents took place in Stamford and Darien around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. Stamford Assitant Police Chief Richard Conklin said the department received a call from Darien Police to be on the lookout for New Haven County resident Pablo Monegro, age 29, of Derby. In Stamford, Monegro had allegedly forced a woman he was familiar with into his car, and then beaten and strangled her while threatening her, Conklin said. He also stole her cell phone so she could not cal…
Man Charged With Forcibly Kissing Face, Lips Of Greenwich Teen, Police Say Man Charged With Forcibly Kissing Face, Lips Of Greenwich Teen, Police Say
Man Charged With Forcibly Kissing Face, Lips Of Greenwich Teen, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly "inappropriately" touching and kissing the face and lips of a 17-year-old Greenwich teen as she walked her dog. Hilmer Santos Roca, age 32, of Bridgeport was arrested on Friday, March 23 for the incident which took place last month, said Lt. Patrick Smyth of the Greenwich Police. According to police, the teen was walking her dog in Riverside when she was approached by Roca who grasp her hand and then touched and kissed her face and lips while preventing the girl from escaping his grasp. He left when the teen broke free and ran away. F…
Stamford 24-Year-Old Charged With Greenwich Sexual Assault, Police Say Stamford 24-Year-Old Charged With Greenwich Sexual Assault, Police Say
Stamford 24-Year-Old Charged With Greenwich Sexual Assault, Police Say A 24-year-old Stamford man wanted for an alleged sexual assault turned himself in to Greenwich Police. Fernando Cuellar-Vasquez responded to the warrant for the assault on Wednesday, March 8 on Monday, March 13, said Lt. Patrick Smyth of the Greenwich Police. Police did not provide additional information regarding the incident.  He was charged with: Bribery of a witness Sexual assault Unlawful restraint Cuellar-Vasquez was released after posting a $250,000 bond and is due to appear in court on Friday, March 31.
Man Faces Prostitution Charges After Forcing Woman To Shelton Hotel, Police Say Man Faces Prostitution Charges After Forcing Woman To Shelton Hotel, Police Say
Man Faces Prostitution Charges After Forcing Woman To Shelton Hotel, Police Say A 28-year-old Connecticut man was charged with promoting prostitution after he allegedly forced a woman from one hotel to another against her will. New Haven County resident Daqwon Graham, of Ansonia was arrested by Shelton Police on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The arrest stems from a complaint Shelton Police Department received where a victim was reportedly taken from a New London County hotel against her will to a Shelton hotel on Bridgeport Avenue, said Det. Christopher Nugent. Patrol officers responded to the hotel on Bridgeport Avenue and spotted the victim with Graham walking towards the rear …
Maryland Attacker Who Strangled Woman In Pennsylvania Sheetz Restroom Arrested: Police Maryland Attacker Who Strangled Woman In Pennsylvania Sheetz Restroom Arrested: Police
Maryland Attacker Who Strangled Woman In Pennsylvania Sheetz Restroom Arrested: Police A woman was beaten in the handicapped stall at a central Pennsylvania Sheetz and two months later police say they have found the Maryland man who attacked her, authorities announced on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Elijah Richard Jennings, 25, originally from Harrisburg, most recently living in Maryland, was arrested on a warrant issued by Lower Allen Township police in connection with the assault on Monday, January 23, according to an updated release.  The Lower Allen Township police were called for a welfare check on a woman who was crying in the bathroom at the Sheetz located at 1508 …
Hartford Man Caught After Kidnapping Victim Out Of State, Police Say Hartford Man Caught After Kidnapping Victim Out Of State, Police Say
Hartford Man Caught After Kidnapping Victim Out Of State, Police Say A Hartford man is facing charges after he was caught in Connecticut following his kidnapping of an adult victim in Springfield, police said.  On Monday, Jan. 16 around 8 p.m., state police in Connecticut were told of an active kidnapping that had happened in Springfield and were alerted that the suspect's gold Chevy Malibu with a temporary license plate was traveling south on I-91 toward Hartford County.  State troopers then found the vehicle on I-91 southbound just before Exit 36 in Windsor and pulled it over. Inside the car, police determined that the vehicle's adult p…
New Britain Duo Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Bristol Girl New Britain Duo Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Bristol Girl
New Britain Duo Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Bristol Girl Two people have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl in June. Hartford County residents Ashley Hernandez-DeJesus, age 28, and Rocky Hernandez-DeJesus, age 31, both of New Britain, were arrested on warrants on Tuesday, Dec. 27 by Bristol Police.  Information surrounding the case was sealed by authorities. The only information available was that the unnamed child died in June. Each was charged with: Manslaughter Unlawful restraint Intentional cruelty to persons Risk of injury to a minor Conspiracy to commit risk of injury to …
23-Year-Old Beats Woman, Kicks Cop In Greenwich, Police Say 23-Year-Old Beats Woman, Kicks Cop In Greenwich, Police Say
23-Year-Old Beats Woman, Kicks Cop In Greenwich, Police Say A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly beating a woman and then fighting with police who attempted to arrest him. The incident took place in Greenwich on Sunday, Dec. 11 on Ridge Street. Greenwich police responded to an apartment on the western side of town where a concerned resident had called the police to report a violent attack in an upstairs unit, said  Lt. Patrick Smyth, of the Greenwich Police.  When officers arrived, they were able to determine that Dennis John Murphy, age 23, of Greenwich, had created a disturbance, hit the victim in the process, and …
Central PA Man Restrained, Sexual Assaulted Child, Police Say Central PA Man Restrained, Sexual Assaulted Child, Police Say
Central PA Man Restrained, Sexual Assaulted Child, Police Say A central Pennsylvania man "unlawfully restrained a minor" and sexually assaulted them, authorities say.  48-year-old Eduardo Montalvo was arrested on Dec. 2 at 10:19 a.m., Harrisburg police announced on Monday, Dec. 5.   On Aug. 8, a warrant was issued for Montalvo in connection with an incident two days prior. He was charged with three felonies for unlawful contact with a minor - sexual offenses, indecent assault- without consent of another, and unlawful restraint of a minor, and one misdemeanor for corruption of minors, according to his latest court docket. Montalvo has a…
Probationer Bites Now Ex-Girlfriend At Central Pennsylvania Sheetz: Police Probationer Bites Now Ex-Girlfriend At Central Pennsylvania Sheetz: Police
Probationer Bites Now Ex-Girlfriend At Central Pennsylvania Sheetz: Police A man supposedly choked and bit his now ex-girlfriend on his way into a Sheetz and then got into a fight at the self-checkout, police in Pennsylvania say.  The Middlesex Township police were called "for an active physical domestic" at the Sheetz on Harrisburg Pike on Tuesday, Nov. 29 around 11:30 p.m., according to a release by the department the following day.  Upon arrival, the police found 34-year-old Clifford Roy McKelvey of Carlisle at the self-checkout shouting at his ex-girlfriend.  Following an investigation, "it was determined that McKelvey strangled and b…
PA Gangsters Found Guilty In 2017 Double Kidnapping Homicide: AG PA Gangsters Found Guilty In 2017 Double Kidnapping Homicide: AG
PA Gangsters Found Guilty In 2017 Double Kidnapping Homicide: AG A pair of gang members were found guilty in a 2017 double kidnapping and beating death of two Pennsylvania men, the state attorney general said. A Somerset County jury returned guilty verdicts against Samson Washington and Marekus Benson, members of the East Main Money Gang (EMMG), State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Friday, Oct. 21. Washington and Benson tracked down Damien Staniszewski and James Smith in March 2017, after they stole drugs and cash from an EMMG house, Shapiro said. Washington and Benson then kidnapped the two young men, tied them up, and assaulted…
Duo Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Outside Stamford Nightclub Duo Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Outside Stamford Nightclub
Duo Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Outside Stamford Nightclub Two men have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen in a car outside a Fairfield County nightclub. The assault took place in Stamford on Thursday, Aug. 4. After the alleged assault, the 18-year-old woman reported the attack to the Stamford Police Department, said Lt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Police Department. "Stamford Major Crime investigators immediately began working the case and quickly developed evidence that allowed for the identification of both suspects and the vehicle used in the crime," Scanlon said. Arrest warrants were presented to the Stamfo…
Man Accused Of Attempting To Force Person Into His Car In Darien Man Accused Of Attempting To Force Person Into His Car In Darien
Man Accused Of Attempting To Force Person Into His Car In Darien A man was arrested in Fairfield County for allegedly grabbing a person and attempting to force them into his vehicle. The incident took place in Darien around 1:20 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 11. When police responded to the scene on Tokeneke Road, they found a large crowd of people and heard the victim yelling for them to get Camillus Okeke, age 53, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, away from them, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien Police. Okeke told officers he was trying to get the victim in the vehicle in order to drive them to Pennsylvania, Skoumbros said. Okeke was…
Man Accused Of Assaulting Woman At Red Roof In Milford Man Accused Of Assaulting Woman At Red Roof In Milford
Man Accused Of Assaulting Woman At Red Roof In Milford A Connecticut man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman in a hotel room and not allowing her to leave. The New Haven County incident took place in Milford on Friday, April 22.  When police arrived at the Red Roof Inn, 10 Rowe Ave., an investigation found Troy Gosbin, age 29, of Milford, assaulted the woman in the room and refused to let her leave, said the Milford Police Department. He also choked the woman during the altercation, restricting her airway, and she sustained minor injuries to her face, neck, and arms, police added. Gosbin was arrested and c…
4 Teens Kidnapped, Robbed Man At Gunpoint In Philly Area: PD 4 Teens Kidnapped, Robbed Man At Gunpoint In Philly Area: PD
4 Teens Kidnapped, Robbed Man At Gunpoint In Philly Area: PD Four teenagers have been charged with the kidnapping and gunpoint robbery of a man in the Philadelphia region, authorities said. The victim traveled to Sellersville to meet a friend, who was accompanied by another woman and two men on Saturday, April 2 around 9:25 a.m., Perkasie police said. The victim's arms were bound with duct tape and he was then driven in his own vehicle against his will to areas that included Philadelphia and New Jersey, according to police. He told police the suspects had a knife and a handgun. When they arrived to the King of Prussia area, the victim was able …
Stamford Man Nabbed For Stabbing Woman In Face, Holding Her, Police Say Stamford Man Nabbed For Stabbing Woman In Face, Holding Her, Police Say
Stamford Man Nabbed For Stabbing Woman In Face, Holding Her, Police Say A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a woman in the face multiple times and then holding her hostage. Quentin Lewis, age 28, of Stamford, was arrested around 3 a.m. Tuesday,  April 12, after he turned himself in to police on a warrant for the incident which took place on Saturday, March 19. The woman was found by a Connecticut state trooper who was driving in the area of Broad Street bleeding from her face, said Capt. Richard Conklin, of the Stamford Police. The woman told Stamford Police that Lewis had attacked her during a dispute, stabbing her and holding …
Fairfield County Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child, Police Say Fairfield County Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with numerous counts of allegedly sexually abusing a child over a time period of more than five years. Fernando Cachina, age 86, of Monroe, was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 16, for 19 counts of sexual assault charges.  In April, the Monroe Police Department Detective Division received the report of child sexual abuse that had taken place in Monroe.  During the investigation, detectives determined the sexual abuse of the minor by Cachina had been taking place over a period of five years at his home in Monroe, according …
PA Woman Bound With Duct Tape In Bathtub, Beaten With Hammer, Police Say PA Woman Bound With Duct Tape In Bathtub, Beaten With Hammer, Police Say
PA Woman Bound With Duct Tape In Bathtub, Beaten With Hammer, Police Say A man is accused of duct-taping his girlfriend into a bathtub and beating her with a hammer, according to police in Luzerne County. Matthew Nelson, 28, of Wilkes Barre, is accused of taping a woman, placing her into a bathtub and repeatedly hitting her with a hammer, as first reported by cbs21.  The woman somehow got free, fled from the apartment she shared with Nelson, as he chased her with a hammer, smashing her car windows. She made it to a police station and reported what happened on Sunday. She had marks and bruising from the “hammer attack” on her wrists, ankle, arm, and an…
Estranged Husband Kidnapped, Raped Missing Pennsylvania Woman, Police Say Estranged Husband Kidnapped, Raped Missing Pennsylvania Woman, Police Say
Estranged Husband Kidnapped, Raped Missing Pennsylvania Woman, Police Say A woman who was missing for over a week was found, kidnapped by her estranged husband, according to Derry Township police. Nicole Gill-Schlegel, 46, of Elizabethtown had been missing since Aug. 31 and police asked the public for assistance locating her on Sept 8, as Daily Voice Reported at the time. Someone who read about Gill-Schlegel’s disappearance contacted police after they spotted the vehicle in question. Gill-Schlegel was found at the Rio Motel on Washington Avenue in Hershey on Saturday around 10 a.m. Police believe her estranged husband, Robert Allen Schlegel, 41, of Lyons, Kans…
Man Nabbed For Sexual Assault, Home Invasion In Fairfield County, Police Say Man Nabbed For Sexual Assault, Home Invasion In Fairfield County, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Sexual Assault, Home Invasion In Fairfield County, Police Say Police were able to quickly nab a man wanted for the sexual assault of a 21-year-old Fairfield County woman. The attack took place around 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, when officers responded to a residence located in the north end of Bridgeport on the report of a sexual assault of a 21-year-old female.   The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center provided a description of the male suspect via police radio; he was reported to be armed with a firearm and fleeing the area on foot, Captain Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Police said.  During a search, Sergeants Michael Paolet…
Man Follows Woman From NYC To Fairfield County, Attacks Her, Police Say Man Follows Woman From NYC To Fairfield County, Attacks Her, Police Say
Man Follows Woman From NYC To Fairfield County, Attacks Her, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been nabbed for allegedly following a woman home from New York City and assaulting her. The incident ended on Wednesday, June 9, in Norwalk. An off-duty Norwalk Police Officer observed Andrew Delarosa, age 20, of Stamford, push the victim on the sidewalk, Norwalk PD Lt. Terrence Blake said. Delarosa then picked the victim up and took her into the parking lot of 33 Winfield St. and out of sight of the officer, according to Blake.  The officer, who had already requested police units respond, then went to find the victim, who he could hear screaming for help, …