9:20pm–Report of a brush fire on Judson Place. First responders on the way.
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5:00AMish–#Bridgeport CT– Around 5am this morning State Police Gang Task Force carried out a undercover investigation which netted several illegal handguns at 1335 Park Avenue. One of those guns, a 9mm handgun had the serial number had been filed off. Police said there have been more murders this year than all of 2016 and they are hopeful that getting these guns off the street will help make a difference. Police said convicted felons Larry Jackson and Reginal Chavis were arrested.
I’m very sad to report that Connecticut’s own Gary DeCarlo who wrote and performed the song Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” has passed. Gary is a graduate of Bridgeport’s Central High School and made Shelton his home. The song which was probably played in nearly every sports stadium worldwide. The song sold nearly eight million copies. Gary has been battling cancer for over a year and passed in local hospice overnight.
#Norwalk CT–On June 18, 2017 at 2:40 am, a male smashed out the front passenger window of a vehicle in the lower level of the Haviland Street Garage. The suspect stole clothing and fled on foot. Anyone that can identify the suspect or that has information about this crime is asked to contact Det. Podgorski at 203-854-3192. Anonymous tips can be left at any of the below contacts.
Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111
Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.com
Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637)
On July 7 th 2017 Sergeant Robert Chaisson is retiring from the Fairfield Police Department after 29 years of dedicated service to the Town of Fairfield. Sergeant Chaisson was hired on March 7 th , 1988 where he served as a patrolman before being transferred into the Special Services Division as an Accident Reconstructionist.
Sergeant Chaisson served as an Accident Reconstructionist for 23 years investigating several of the Town’s most horrific crashes. He was promoted to Sergeant on January1st 2015 where he served as a patrol Sergeant. In 2016 he was transferred back to Special Services where he supervised the Accident Division. “The Fairfield Police Department is honored and thankful for the integrity and professionalism that “Bob” has displayed over his 29 years of service and we are lucky to have worked with such a loyal person.”
#Trumbull CT– On June 21, 2017, Trumbull Police apprehended David Gonzalez, age 24 of Success Avenue Stratford, on an arrest warrant for numerous domestic violence charges stemming from an incident on June 11, 2017 with his ex-girlfriend. The 21 year old victim reported to police that her car had broken down on Quarry Road in Trumbull. She called her ex-boyfriend, Gonzalez (whom police learned she had a protective order with from a December 2016 incident) to help her but when he arrived, he allegedly became angry after seeing evidence from her phone of conversations with another man. Gonzalez reportedly took the woman’s keys and phone from her. The victim said she entered Gonzalez’s car to attempt to retrieve them, but Gonzalez began to punch her and began driving away with her in the car. Gonzalez prevented the victim from escaping while he drove to downtown Bridgeport. The victim told police that during the time she was in the car with him, Gonzalez punched her many times in the face and body, struck her on her ankle with a wrench to prevent her from running away and wrapped an electrical cord around her neck and strangled her, until she reportedly struck and clawed at his face to make him stop. Gonzalez eventually pushed the victim out of his car near Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport. The victim had visible injuries consistent with her statement.
On June 21, Police located Gonzalez at his place of work and arrested him.
Charges: 1st Degree Kidnapping 2nd Degree Assault 2nd Degree Strangulation Criminal Violation of a Protective Order Disorderly Conduct
David Gonzalez was help on a $250,000 Bond with a court date of June 22, 2017.
(Trumbull Police Press Release)
(Westport, CT) On Tuesday, June 20 th at approximately 4:05 PM, the Westport Police Department received a complaint of a suspicious person from a resident on Weather Vane Hill. The complainant reported that a black male was on their property looking in the windows and manipulating the front door handle. The resident quickly determined that the suspect did not belong at the residence and called Police. First arriving Officer located the suspect, sitting in the front yard of the residence. While speaking with male on scene, a vehicle pulled up and it was determined he was there to pick up the suspicious person now speaking with the Officer.
An investigation into their purpose on the property was initiated. Both parties claimed that they were at the residence to pick up a package delivered by UPS in error. They claimed that they lived in Bridgeport and the package was mistakenly delivered to the address in Westport. Through the investigation, we found that resident was a victim of identity theft, when unknown person(s) opened fraudulent cellphone accounts in his name. The two suspects at the residence were attempting to retrieve the cellphones that were fraudulently purchased. They attempted to pick up the package from the residence not knowing that the residence was occupied and the occupants had already retrieved the package. This investigation is continuing.
The following parties were arrested in this case:
David Masala (DOB: 06/27/98) of 253 Beechwood Ave Bridgeport, CT
Emmanuel Modey (DOB: 06/08/95) of 136 Whittier St Bridgeport, CT
They were each charged with ID Theft 3 rd Degree, Larceny 3 rd Degree, Conspiracy to Commit ID Theft 3 rd Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3 rd Degree. Both parties are being held on $5000 bond with a court date of 06/29/17 at Norwalk Superior Court.
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