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  1. Two Men Nabbed In Fairfield County 'Granny Scam'

    Two Men Nabbed In Fairfield County 'Granny Scam'

    Two men were nabbed in Fairfield County for a "granny scam," after a resident became suspicious and contacted police.The incident unfolded around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when a resident on Sterling Street reported to Fairfield Police that she had received a suspicious package containing $4,000 in cash, said Fairfield Police Lt. Robert Kalamaras.Officers responded to investigate ...

  2. Man Who Allegedly Stole From Area Business Caught After Fleeing Scene, Police Say

    Man Who Allegedly Stole From Area Business Caught After Fleeing Scene, Police Say

    An area man was busted for stealing an iPad after he was caught in the act by employees, according to police.Charles Curciodate, 35, of Milford, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after Milford Police received word that an employee was chasing a burglar who had entered a local business at 860 Old Gate Lane, police said.Curcio is accused of entering the business by kicking in a ...

  3. Police Officer Hailed As Hero For Saving Life Of Man Visiting Stamford

    Police Officer Hailed As Hero For Saving Life Of Man Visiting Stamford

    An Ecuadorian man visiting the Fairfield County area is alive and well following a medical emergency thanks to the actions of a Stamford police officer.Pablo Campoverde, 24, of Cuenca, Ecuador, arrived in Stamford on Aug. 20, to visit with an uncle on Horton Street.But around 1:40 a.m. Aug. 21, Campoverde, who doesn't have medical issues or drink or do drugs, stopped breathing, ...

  4. Knife-Wielding Quinnipiac University Student Chases, Threatens Roommate, Police Say

    Knife-Wielding Quinnipiac University Student Chases, Threatens Roommate, Police Say

    An area college student was arrested after chasing his roommate with a knife and threatening to kill him, according to police.Josiah Diaz-Cregan, a freshman at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, was arrested Monday after Hamden Police responded to a report of threatening on campus, said Hamden PD Capt. Ronald Smith.An investigation revealed that the 18-year-old student had a ...

  5. Fairfield County Man Hit By Car Crossing Street

    Fairfield County Man Hit By Car Crossing Street

    A 31-year-old Fairfield County man was injured after being struck by a car while crossing a street.The incident took place around 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of 82 North St., said Det. Lt. Mark Williams with the Danbury Police.A preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian, 31-year-old Nielson Rivas-Garcia of Danbury was walking across the street when he was struck by a ...

  6. Here's How Many Tickets CT State Police Dished Out Over Labor Day Weekend

    Here's How Many Tickets CT State Police Dished Out Over Labor Day Weekend

    The sheer numbers tell the story.Connecticut State Police troopers didn't get much rest and relaxation over the Labor Day weekend.Troopers dished out a total of nearly 4,000 tickets for everything from speeding to aggressive driving during the crackdown, which ran from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3.Here's a breakdown:1,314 speeding tickets 2,474 total tickets for other hazardous moving violations ...

  7. Four Fairfield County Residents Under Influence In NY Stops

    Four Fairfield County Residents Under Influence In NY Stops

    Dozens of area residents were nabbed for driving while intoxicated by state police during the three-day Labor Day weekend. They include: WestchesterAdam J. Heyd, 37, of Somers. He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Putnam Valley when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. Michele A. Ridlon, 47, of Dobbs Ferry. She was traveling on Route 9 in the ...

  8. Stolen Car Arrest Leads To Recovery Of Property In Fairfield County

    Stolen Car Arrest Leads To Recovery Of Property In Fairfield County

    Quick work by police led to the arrest of a juvenile and another man following the theft of a stolen vehicle and property from earlier thefts.When a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe was stolen on Tuesday on Midland Avenue in Stamford, Officer Richard Vetter of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Property Crimes Unit developed information that the suspect was a Stamford juvenile he knew from past ...

  9. CT State Police Investigating Multiple Armed Robberies

    CT State Police Investigating Multiple Armed Robberies

    Connecticut State Police are asking for help in cracking four burglaries carried out by the same man. Troop F in Westbrook, along with Middletown Police, are currently investigating the four separate armed robberies at area gas stations that have occurred in the early morning hours between Aug. 21 and Wednesday, said state police.The first and second robberies took place on Aug. 21 and ...

  10. Principal In Darien Placed On Leave Pending Investigation

    Principal In Darien Placed On Leave Pending Investigation

    Students at one Fairfield County school found a new principal at the helm on Thursday after their former leader was placed on leave pending an investigation.Darien's Hindley Elementary Principal DJ Collela has been placed on leave, the district told parents in a letter sent last month.Although the details concerning his leave were not released, the school is apparently looking into his ...

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