11:35pm–#Trumbull CT–A 15 year old on Ridgeview Avenue came home from a party was semi-conscious and erratic breathing. One report came in that he stopped breathing. Please keep him in your prayers
Bridgeport Police Press Release:
#Bridgeport, Conn. (Jan. 31, 2015) — Detectives are investigating a shooting today that happened on Trumbull Avenue near Terrace Circle.
The victim, identified as Khyren Best, 14, of Bridgeport, was walking with two other males at approximately 2:30 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and the driver fired several shots. The teen was struck in the buttocks. The vehicle was described as a silver-colored car.
The victim was taken in a private vehicle to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Police are interviewing witnesses. The victim was not able to provide specific details about what occurred.
6:09pm–#cttraffic–#Trumbull CT– There is traffic light problems on Main Street near the Merritt Parkway. Police have their hands full trying to figure the best mode to go. Currently they are directing traffic. They are attempting to get the the state traffic light reset from a remote location. Expect changes. Ramps are currently closed.
11:22am–#Shelton CT–Firefighters and mutual aid from Trumbull were called for a possible structure fire at Residence Inn building 8 at 1001 Bridgeport Avenue. Turned out to be a broken sprinkler head. No fire. Some one put a hanger on the sprinkler head and it broke. But now you know why the firetrucks were there!
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UPDATE: Fairfield Fire Department Press Release, Tom Appleby should be delighted:
On Saturday morning at 10:15 AM the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a trailer truck full of garbage on fire and the transfer station located at 530 One Rod Highway. Fairfield Fire Department Engine 1, Engine 3, Engine 4, Ladders 1, and
Car 3 responded and arrived on scene at approximately 10:22 AM to and found very heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear and side of a trailer truck that contained garbage. Fire personnel immediately began an aggressive attack on the fire. Water supply become a large challenge as the first two fire hydrants that the department attempted to use were frozen and unusable, requiring the companies to located a third hydrant that operated. Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood, who was the incident commander, stated “the severe cold made extinguishing this fire very challenging as some of the equipment was freezing and the water from the fire created extremely icy operating conditions”. The fire was not completely extinguished until the entire load of garbage was off loaded onto the parking lot.
The trailer truck was owned by Enviro Express out of Bridgeport. The Fire Department remained on scene until approximately 11:57 AM. The fire department reminds every homeowner that it is critical that you make sure the hydrant nearest your home is clear of snow, especially as we expect more snow over the coming days.
UPDATE: Firefighters reporting it is a trailer that has been disconnected from the truck and only light smoke is showing from the trailer. There is fire in the trailer and they are going to work on it.
10:19am–#Fairfield CT–A garbage truck with about 80,000 pounds of garbage inside on fire at the transfer station at 1 Rod Avenue. Firefighters on the way. This is according to radio reports. This has not been confirmed or approved by authorities or Tom Appleby.
2:53pm–#Bridgeport CT–Firefighters responding to smoke from building 4 at Greene Homes discover a man stabbed in front of the building, possibly from a domestic fight. Police on the way. No smoke found at building 4.
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