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Westport Firefighters responded to a serious motor vehicle accident at 485 Post Rd. East shortly after midnight. The car took down a telephone pole and burst into flames. The occupant was able to escape the vehicle and was uninjured. Multiple Engine companies and the Command Car responded to the totally engulfed car fire and acted quickly to extinguish the fire and avoid the power lines and pole from becoming further involved. The Post Road was closed for hours while Fire Department secured the scene, Police investigated and the Power Company restored power.
(Westport Fire Press Release)
2:35am–#Bridgeport Connecticut–#Stratford Connecticut– A Stratford Police Sergeant was hit by a car while on a manhunt in Bridgeport on Park Avenue near Herkimer Street. Stratford Police responded to 7 Woodend Road in Stratford where suspects attempted to break in to the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant. A pursuit ensued onto I-95 exiting at 27A where things were thrown out of the car by the suspects. They exited to Route 8/25 where they exited exit 2, again throwing items out of the car. State Police assisted in recovering the items.
The sergeant walked to the ambulance with EMS, was checked out and released. There was one person in handcuffs at the scene.
2:11am–#cttraffic–#Bridgeport Connecticut–There will be police activity on I-95 near exit 27A and Route 8/25 exit 2 for evidence recovery. Stratford was in pursuit of a gray Hyundai responsible allegedly for robbery at the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant at 7 Woodend Road in Stratford. The suspects were seen throwing items out of the car at those exits. A manhunt for the suspects continue behind Central High School near North Avenue.
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12:55am–Tonight’s vehicle fire was a one vehicle rollover, a minivan at Park Avenue near Cleveland Avenue. The people in the minivan got out of the van and fled on foot.
1:11am–#Stratford Connecticut–#Bridgeport Connecticut–Stratford Police were in pursuit of a silver Hyundai on I-95 and the pursuit ended behind Central High School. They are now near Herkimer Street. Police are looking for two Hipanic males both wearing jeans, one a white t-shirt. They attempted to break in to the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant at 7 Woodend Road in Stratford.
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