CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Reckless Driving and Theft Incidents in Westport, Connecticut
Two incidents occurred in Westport, Connecticut this week. In the first incident, a 20-year-old man was charged with reckless driving and disobeying an officer after eluding state and local police while driving at speeds over 120 mph. The second incident involved a 25-year-old man who was arrested for stealing an item worth $800 from a HomeGoods store and returning it for store credit.
Man Steals Item Worth $800 From Westport HomeGoods, Returns For Store Credit: Police
Mount Vernon resident Movado Thomas, age 25, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 16 in connection with his alleged theft of an expensive item from a HomeGoods store in Westport at 1850 Post Rd. East (Route 1), Westport Police announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29. According to the department, Thomas's arrest stemmed...
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.
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...
Speeding 22-Year-Old Nabbed In Wilton For DUI, Driving On Suspended License, Police Say
Pedro Jesus Aguilar Madrid, of Stamford, was stopped on Thursday, Nov. 23, in Wilton driving a Ford Fusion for driving 68 mph in a 30 mph zone, said Wilton Police. During the stop, Madrid was found to be under the influence of alcohol, said Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police.
'Amazing opportunity to give back.' Westport police kick off holiday toy drive
Westport police kicked off its annual holiday toy drive on Saturday. Police officers collected new, unopened and unwrapped toys and cash donations Saturday at ASF Sports and Outdoors on the Post Road East in Westport. The goal is to provide toys to local children's hospitals and underprivileged children throughout Fairfield...
Woman accused of domestic violence stabbing in Norwalk
A woman was arrested on Friday for allegedly stabbing a man in the leg in Norwalk, police said.
Man Accused Of Trying To Cash Forged Checks At Bank In Wilton
James Greco, of Wynantskill, New York, located in Rensselaer County, was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 21 on a warrant for the July incident at a Wilton bank. According to Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police, Greco entered the bank and forged checks in the victim’s name, and then deposited the cash into other accounts.
Greenwich man pleads guilty to Stamford double fatal crash
Authorities say Michael Talbot was driving when he struck Giovani Vega Benis and Yuliana Arias nearly one year ago as they crossed Washington Boulevard around 2 a.m.
Know Them? Duo Wanted For Norwalk Car Burglaries, Police Say
The Norwalk Detective Bureau said the two are responsible for burglarizing several vehicles parked on Muller Avenue on Nov. 8, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said after burglarizing the vehicles, the duo used the identifications of the owners of the vehicles to cash over $30,000.00 in fraudulent checks.
Weekly Safety Report: Robbery and Home Invasion Shake Fairfield
Two incidents occurred in Fairfield, Connecticut this week. The first incident involved a robbery at the Lenox Jewelry store on Black Rock Turnpike. Police received a burglary alarm and upon arrival, observed a smashed window and a vehicle fleeing the scene. The suspect entered the store and stole an unknown amount of jewelry. The second incident was a break-in and home invasion on Cardinal Street. Police were called to the scene where someone had broken into a home and was armed with a knife. The suspect was apprehended on Knapps Highway.
Weekly Safety Report: Threat at Sandy Hook School, Stabbing Case, Airport Assault, Break-In, and Armed Robbery in Fairfield County, Connecticut
This week in Fairfield County, Connecticut, several incidents occurred that required police intervention. These incidents include a threat made to Sandy Hook School, a suspect accused of fatally stabbing a Shelton teen rejecting a plea deal, a Darien man punching an airline attendant at Miami airport, a break-in/home invasion in Fairfield, and a duo wanted for an armed robbery and assault in Shelton.
Former Fairfield, Connecticut Public Works Superintendent Sentenced to 15 Years
On Friday, former Fairfield, Connecticut Public Works Superintendent Scott Bartlett, 61, of Fairfield was sentenced to 15 years in prison, execution suspended after five years served, and five years of probation. On August 24, 2023, Bartlett pleaded guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court to charges of Larceny in the First Degree,...
Man Smashes Deli Door, Steals Cash, Lottery Tickets In Harrison: Police
Greenwich resident Cesar Salazar-Duque, age 36, was arrested by Harrison Police on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in connection with a commercial burglary that happened on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the department said. According to police, during the burglary, Salazar-Duque allegedly smashed the front glass door of a local deli and food market...