CRIME & SAFETY
Drug Trafficking in Wilton: A Microcosm of a National Crisis
On the morning of November 30, 2023, the Wilton Police Department, in a joint operation with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, conducted a significant drug bust at the Wilton Mobile Home Park. At 10:07 AM, Lisa Miniutti, 49, and her daughter Adriana Miniutti, 26, were arrested following the discovery of large quantities of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine. This incident is not just a local event but a stark illustration of a silent crisis affecting small communities nationwide.
Police make arrest in Bridgeport triple shooting
Police have arrested a man for his role in a triple shooting in Bridgeport earlier this year. Officers said 28-year-old Rhameir Marqui Bush was taken into custody Friday morning in Bristol for his involvement in the Aug. 22 shooting. Bush, who is from Ansonia, faces a slew of charges and...
New Haven Man Charged With Violating Protective Order, Assault In Milford
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.
Connecticut prison guards charged with assaulting incarcerated man
Three corrections officers are facing criminal charges for allegedly assaulting an incarcerated person at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown. According to court documents, camera footage from the facility shows prison guards Anthony Marlak and Joshua Johnson allegedly punching an incarcerated person who they said threatened them and refused to go back to his cell on the evening of Sept. 25.
Four years since 15-month-old went missing, Mother found dead
ANSONIA, Conn. (WFSB) - 15-month-old Vanessa Morales has been missing for four years. A welfare check was conducted on Dec. 2, 2019. on Myrtle Avenue in Ansonia. That is when Vanessa’s mother, Christine Holloway, was found dead and Vanessa was reported missing. “While the investigation led to the arrest...
Weekly Safety Report: Woman Fatally Beaten and Killed in Woodbridge, Connecticut
Two incidents occurred in Woodbridge, Connecticut this week. In the first incident, a woman was found dead with serious head trauma in her home. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. In the second incident, a woman from Bethany was killed in a single-car crash. She veered off the road and struck a tree. North Pease Road was temporarily closed.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Arrest, Vigil, and Assault in Bridgeport
In Bridgeport, Connecticut, several incidents occurred this week, including a shooting outside a convenience store, an arrest in connection with a triple shooting, a demand to shut down hookah lounges due to gun violence, a candlelight vigil for homicide victims, a guilty plea in a beating death case, and an investigation into a possible assault in a parking lot.
Woman charged in Norwalk stabbing
Woman charged in Norwalk stabbing
Bus driver who ate THC gummies, passed out on highway with 38 people aboard gets probation
A commercial bus driver who pulled over on a New England highway and passed out with 38 passengers aboard after eating THC-infused gummies has been granted a probation program that could result in criminal charges being dismissed.
Woodbridge Murder Victim April Duncza Remembered As Professional With 'Creative Brilliance'
April Duncza, the 39-year-old New Jersey woman believed killed by her ex-boyfriend is being remembered for her creative brilliance and professional success. Duncza, a Nebraska native, was found during a welfare check at a home on Paul Street in the Fords section of Woodbridge with serious head trauma around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said.
Man dead, officer shot in leg during CT domestic violence response
Police fatally shot a man after he wounded an officer in the leg during an early Friday morning confrontation following a domestic violence call in Connecticut, police said.
Fairfield Man Breaks Into Ex-Girlfriend's Home, Threatens Her With Knife, Police Say
The incident occurred in Fairfield around 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30. According to Lt. Edward Nook of the Fairfield Police, a juvenile called 911 to report that Osborne Hewitt, of Fairfield, had broken into their home with a knife. The juvenile also said that her mother had locked herself inside...
Driver Killed After Compact SUV Crashes Into Tree On Route 8 In Shelton
It happened around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 on Route 8 in Shelton. A 2013 Nissan Rogue was traveling northbound approximately one-quarter mile south of Exit 14 when it left the roadway and entered the roadside where it collided with a tree, Connecticut State Police said. Following impact with the...
Weekly Safety Report: Neighbor Stops Stabbing, Former Officer Charged with Theft in Milford, Connecticut
In Milford, Connecticut, two incidents occurred this week that highlight the importance of community vigilance and the need for domestic violence prevention. In the first incident, a neighbor intervened and stopped a stabbing after a woman sought help in his driveway. The attacker, who had a restraining order against him, was arrested. In the second incident, a former police officer was charged with stealing a significant amount of money from the Milford Police Benevolent Association over several years. The officer resigned after an internal affairs investigation uncovered evidence of the theft.