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Bridgeport Man Charged After Fight At CT Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say Hundreds of Connecticut parkgoers were sent into a panic and ran after two men got into a fight, and one allegedly showed a weapon. The incident occurred in New London County around 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton. According toCapt. Gregory McCarthy of the Groton Police, at the time of the incident,the park was the site of several youth sporting events with severalhundred spectators in attendance. McCarthy said an investigation found that two men identified asMassachusetts resident Randall J. Clark, age 43, of Medford in Middlese…

by Kathy Reakes

38-Year-Old CT Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In NY The identity has been released of the victim of a fatal crash on a busy Hudson Valley roadway. The incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Orange County on Route 211 near Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. New York State Police say that a preliminary investigation revealed that Connecticut resident Mary C. Shea, age 38, from the town of Naugatuck in New Haven County, was walking on Route 211 when she stepped off the curb and into the right lane of traffic when she was struck by a 2017 Ford Escape that was traveling west. The operator of the vehicle stopped, called 911 and attemp…

by Joe Lombardi

by Ben Crnic

Man Accused Of Assaulting Passengers Following I-95 Greenwich Crash A man was charged with alleged assault after attacking two passengers and crashing the vehicle in Greenwich. The incident occurred on I-95 southbound in Greenwich around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, near Exit 5. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and Greenwich Police responded to the crash and found that it had occurred during a fight inside the car between the driver, Vilhomme Mondesir, age 47, of Fort Worth, Florida. The two passengers explained that they were all coworkers. They said an argument began when Mondesir stopped at a shopping plaza after driving for several hours…

by Kathy Reakes

CT Man Accused Of Assaulting, Kidnapping Woman A 47-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman during a domestic violence incident. New Haven County resident Brian Lambert of Southbury was arrested on Friday, May 10. According to Connecticut State Police and Southbury Police, around noon on May 10, officers responded to the area of Elaine Drive and Curt Smith Road after receiving information that Lambert was seendragging a woman through a wooded area of Elaine Drive, forcibly push her into a vehicle and then take off at a high rate of speed. Responding officers searched the immediate…

by Kathy Reakes

Man Killed, 2 Women Injured In Shooting At CT Party Facility A 29-year-old Connecticut man was killed, and two women were injured during a shooting at a rental hall. The incident occurred in New Haven County just before 1:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, at So Blu Niq, a part facility in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police,Shaquille Morris of Waterbury was identified as the victim who later died from his injuries at a hospital shortly after police arrived on the scene. Two additional victims were identified as 39 and 44-year-old females, both of Waterbury,who sustained life-threatening injuries and were treated and r…

by Kathy Reakes

Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash occurred in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at 836 East Main St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The motor vehicle driverremained on the scene and was not injured. Bessette said that the pedestrian had been identified asan adult male. The man has not been identified by police pending notification of his family. This accident is under investigation by t…

by Kathy Reakes

Woman Steals Over $400 Worth Of Items From CT Macy's, Hits Employee, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was taken into custody after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of products from a Connecticut Macy's and hitting an employee who confronted her, police said. The incident happened in New Haven County on Monday, May 6 around 4:45 p.m., when a shoplifter was confronted by police at the Macy's in Milford at 1201 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1). According to Milford Police, an investigation determined that the alleged shoplifter, New Haven resident Erica Blake, had stolen $421 worth of merchandise from the store. Blake also allegedly hit and threatened an employee wh…

by Ben Crnic

Bridgeport Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say A 19-year-old man faces several charges after striking an officer and police vehicle while driving away from a traffic stop in Connecticut, authorities said. The incident leading to the arrest began in New Haven County on Wednesday, May 8, when a Milford Police officer saw a black Acura TSX allegedly slow down in the middle of an intersection and create a backfire while traveling west on Boston Post Road. According to Milford Police, officers stopped the Acura and approached the vehicle, soon seeing what appeared to be a firearm in the back seat. At this time, the driver, 19-year-old …

by Ben Crnic

CT Man Who Shot 2, Threatened Police, Charged With Assault A Connecticut man who allegedly shot two people with a pellet gun and then threatened to shoot himself in the head has been charged by police. New Haven County resident David Bertuglia, age 47, of Hamden, was charged on Thursday, May 9, for the Wednesday, April 24 incident in Hamden. According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, police responded to the area of Spruce Bank Road around 5 p.m. for a complaint from a person fishing that they had been shot in the arm with what they believed was a BB gun. The victim told officers he believed the person who shot him had fled in a vehicle. …

by Kathy Reakes

CT Man Shot By Police Officers, Charged With Attempted Assault A man shot by two Connecticut police officers has been charged with alleged attempted assault on a police officer after his release from the hospital. New Haven County resident Kyle O’Creene, age 24, of Naugatuck, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, in Naugatuck. His arrest warrant stems from an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 25, around 9:15 a.m., when the Naugatuck Police Department received a 911 call that there was a man with a knife at Baummer’s Pond Park acting erratically, the department said. Police said Naugatuck officers responded to the park located on Mill Street. They fo…

by Kathy Reakes

Man Pulls Knife On Driver In Fairfield County: 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…

by Sophie Grieser

by Sophie Grieser

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 toSgt. 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 …

by Kathy Reakes

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 …

by Michael Mashburn

Man Kidnaps, Holds Woman At Knife-Point In CT, Police Say A Connecticut man is facing multiple charges, including assault and kidnapping, after he allegedly held a family member captive for hours. The Tolland County incident began on the night of Tuesday, May 7 in the town of Willington. According to Connecticut State Police, a woman went to visit 29-year-old Jonathan Yokabaskas, her relative, where he lived in a tent off Ruby Road. While visiting his campsite, Yokabaskas allegedly threatened to kill her during an argument and would not let her leave, physically forcing her to the ground to stop her from leaving. Police said that when she t…

by Sophie Grieser

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…

by Kathy Reakes

21-Year-Old CT Resident Killed In Maine Crash A 21-year-old Connecticut man was killed in a crash in Maine. Hartford County resident Zachary Swain, of Southington andMarlborough, New Hampshire, died around 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 3, on the Maine Turnpike. According to Shannon Moss, spokeswoman for the Maine State Police, troopers responded to the area of mile marker 32 southbound on the Maine Turnpike for a motorcycle crash. An initial investigation shows that Swain was exiting the highway and failed to negotiate the curved southbound off-ramp, Moss said. Swain struck the guard rail and was ejected from the motorcycle. He …

by Kathy Reakes

CT Man Who Hit State Police Car Caught, Charged, Police Say A man who allegedly hit a Connecticut State Police car and drove off has been located and charged, authorities said. The Middlesex County incident occurred in Middletown on Friday, May 3. At approximately 8:30 a.m., a Connecticut State Police (CSP) car was traveling north in the leftmost lane of Route 9, near Exit 21, when the vehicle had to slow down due to a prior accident on the roadway. James Paternostro, age 30, who was driving behind the police car on the expressway, attempted to change lanes while the cop car was slowing down; while changing lanes, he allegedly struck the CSP car…

by Sophie Grieser

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…

by Kathy Reakes

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 aminor. With the assistance of DCF, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit identified DavidOsler, 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…

by Kathy Reakes

by Kathy Reakes

Man Standing On CT Roadway, Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck A 39-year-old Hudson Valley man was struck and killed by a Dodge Ram pickup truck while standing on a roadway in Connecticut. The crash occurred in Hartford County around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, on I-91 north of the Exit 46 on-ramp in Enfield. According to the Connecticut State Police, Dutchess County resident TJ Jennings of Hopewell Junction was standing in the highway's right lane when struck by the truck. The truck came to a stop on the right shoulder, state police said. State Police said Jennings sustained injuries "not compatible with life" and was pronounced dead at the scene. …

by Kathy Reakes

Employee Nabbed For $385K Theft Of Electrical Supplies, Wilton Police Say A 34-year-old New York man surrendered to police in Connecticut for allegedly stealing more than $385,000 incustom electrical components and specializedtools 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 beginningin July 2022. In October 2023, a significant num…

by Kathy Reakes

Frat President Assaults, Chokes Prospective Member In CT During Initiation, Police Say The 23-year-old president of a University of Connecticut fraternity faces charges after allegedly assaulting and choking a prospective new member during his initiation process, police announced. Tolland County resident David Vallejo of Willington was arrested on Friday, May 3 on charges connected to his alleged assault of a potential new fraternity member during his initiation process, Connecticut State Police announced on Tuesday, May 7. According toVallejo's arrest warrant, the events leading to the arrest began in early February 2024, when the victim, a University of Connecticut st…

by Ben Crnic

by Kathy Reakes

New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex New information has been released after two teens were found shot to death in a Connecticut apartment building stairwell when police responded to a report of shots fired. Original report -Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims In Hartford The incident occurred in Hartford around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at 94Hendicxsen Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert, officers responded after receiving multiple 911 callersreporting shots fired. The teens,Lavante Brown, age 19, of Hartford, and Aydin Davis, age 16, of Bloomfield, were foundin the buildin…

by Kathy Reakes

Man Found Shot To Death In Popular CT Park Police in Connecticut are investigating after a Hispanic man was found shot to death at a popular park. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 10:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at Wickham Park in East Hartford. According to Officer Marc Caruso of the East Hartford Police, the unidentified man was found behind Tolland St., in the park, shot to death. The man has not been identified. "It is still an active investigation at this time," Caruso said. "There does not appear to be any danger to the community." This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

by Kathy Reakes

Woman Hit, Killed On Busy CT Roadway A woman struck on a busy Connecticut roadway who was expected to survive died an hour after the crash. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11 p.m., Friday, May 3, at2320 Dixwell Ave., in Hamden. According toLt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, the victim was transported to the hospital, and the initial report was that the injurieswere not believed to be life-threatening. Quinn said the hospital notified police at 11:50 p.m. that the woman had died. The vehicle's driver remained at thescene and cooperated with the investigation. Th…

by Kathy Reakes

by Kathy Reakes

Fatal CT Crash: 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim A 23-year-old was killed in an overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened in Hartford County just before 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Windsor. Connecticut State Police said a 2024 Kawasaki was traveling northbound on I-91 south of Exit 36 when, for an unknown reason, it veered to the left and struck a median concrete barrier. The driver, Zachary Michael Nason, of Southington, was thrown from the vehicle and located on southbound I-91, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Trooper Jason Trombly at 860-534-1000 or at jason.t…

by Joe Lombardi

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