CRIME & SAFETY
4 Bridgeport Gang Members Convicted, 8 Murders, 20 Attempted Murders Solved
Bridgeport residents found guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 5 included:. Eric Hayes, also known as “Heavyweight Champ,” age 26. According to the evidence presented during a month-long trial, the FBI, ATF, DEA, US Marshals Service, and Bridgeport Police have been investigating multiple Bridgeport-based gangs whose members are involved in narcotics trafficking, murder, and other acts of violence, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
62-year-old woman shot outside New Haven bar
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 62-year-old New Haven woman told police that she was shot late Saturday night while sitting outside of a bar. The woman was standing outside of the Tarus Cafe, a bar on Winchester Avenue, when she was shot in the arm a few minutes before midnight, according to police. She […]
500 vehicles from multiple states traveled to Shelton for attempted street takeover
Hundreds of vehicles from multiple states traveled to Shelton for an attempted street takeover over the weekend. Shelton police learned about a street takeover that was planned on Research Drive on Saturday. Officers from other departments including Derby, Milford, Orange and Trumbull, troopers from Connecticut State Police and federal officials...
Bridgeport Hospital Incident
I received several texts and messages asking about the police presence. Bridgeport Police said at “3:04 PM, someone called 911 to report that a guy at Bridgeport Hospital had a gun and threatened to use it on someone else there. The Bridgeport Police went to check, but they didn’t find any gun, and nobody got hurt. The Police department confirmed that there was never a gun involved at any point during the incident.
Derby News: Pedestrian Struck
2023-12-10@5:50pm–#Derby– Report of a male in his teens being hit by a car on/near Pershing Drive-exit 16. One ambulance dispatched for the teen and a second ambulance for pregnant woman.
6 arrested after 911 calls made about people standing in street, cars doing "donuts" in West Haven: Police
WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Six people were arrested after an overnight street takeover involving multiple cars early Saturday in West Haven, police said. Officers received multiple 911 calls around 2 a.m. reporting people standing in the road near Boston Post Road and Campbell Ave, police said. There were also reports of cars doing "donuts" in the street.
Milford Street Take Over
Milford Police are investigating a street takeover incident from early Saturday morning, December 9, 2023. Investigators are looking for public assistance in identifying people in the still photographs. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Master-Sergeant Douglass Youd at 203-783-4728 or 203-878-6551.
Police: 1 person dead, 2 others injured in Route 8 crash
The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died.
Newtown Police Respond Swiftly to Vandalism Incident, Ensuring Community Safety
The Newtown Police Department recently addressed a vandalism incident involving an Israeli flag. The department, focused on community safety, does not condone such activities that can cause fear or distress among residents. A passerby reported the incident, allowing the police to quickly apprehend the suspect. The department thanked the individual for the detailed report, which aided in the suspect's swift arrest.
Newtown man arrested for destroying Israeli flag
A Newtown man has been arrested for destroying Israeli flag and charged with both criminal mischief and intimidation based on bigotry or bias.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire and Missing Child Shake Ansonia, Connecticut
Two incidents occurred in Ansonia, Connecticut this week. The first incident involved a house fire on Silver Hill Road, resulting in the possible death of a cat. No human injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The second incident relates to the disappearance of 15-month-old Vanessa Morales, who has been missing for four years. During a welfare check, Vanessa's mother, Christine Holloway, was found dead, and Vanessa was reported missing. The father, Jose Morales, has been arrested for Christine's homicide, but Vanessa has not been located. Police are continuing their investigation.
Police: Ansonia man arrested for stalking woman he saw at his gym
Shelton police say Alexander Tamdemir, 58, stalked a 33-year-old woman. According to a complaint made by her, Tamdemir sent her a five page love letter.
Bridgeport News: Accident Involving A School Bus
2023-12-08@2:22pm–#Bridgeport CT– Report of a car and school bus accident on Palisades Avenue. No word on injuries. DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.
Woman allegedly bit Norwalk police officer during arrest
NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman allegedly bit a police officer during an arrest on Tuesday in Norwalk, according to authorities. Norwalk police responded to the report of a disturbance at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. An investigation revealed a suspect identified as Tanaka Firmin punched a victim in the chest and threw bottles and cans […]
Body Found In Car At Norwalk Funeral Home
The incident took place in Norwalk around 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 at 92 East Ave. at Collins Funeral Home. According to Lt. Tom Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, 911 received a call about an unresponsive man in a parked car in the parking lot. Officers found the man and...
Driver hospitalized after rollover crash in Derby
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A driver had to be extracted and hospitalized after a crash in Derby early Saturday morning, according to the fire department. Storm Engine Co. in Derby were called to an accident where one car had rolled over. The driver was trapped in their car and needed to be extracted by […]
Bridgeport-Derby News: Attempted Street Takeover
2023-12-09@12:55am–#Bridgeport CT– State police and officers from surrounding towns were towns were called to Boston Avenue near William Street for a large crowd of cars and people. The state police said people were shooting off flares and jumping on police cars. When I arrived after my 10-minute travel time, the area was clear except for the remaining police cars. There is now a report of a large number of street racers in Derby on Pershing Drive with people shooting fireworks out of their car. One racer aimed his car at a Derby police car.