10:11am–#Bridgeport CT– Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire on Rockridge Circle.
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#Bridgeport CT–Yesterday, detectives arrested Waldo “Abel” Gonzalez (DOB: 5/24/74) and charged him with the July 2nd homicide of Ronald Simmons. Gonzalez is accused of fatally shooting Simmons at Norman Street and Freemont Avenue after a dispute between their families. For their roles in the dispute, Gonzalez’ wife, Luz Perez (DOB: 8/4/78), and his two daughters were also arrested. Gonzalez is charged with Murder, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Pistol Without a Permit, and Risk of Injury to a Minor. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. Perez is charged with Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, Risk of Injury to a Minor, Assault in the Third Degree, and Breach of Peace. She has a $25,000 bond. Both of Gonzalez’ daughters, 118-year-old Dynasty Gonzalez, and his 15 year old juvenile daughter face Assault in the Third Degree and Breach of Peace charges. Dynasty has a $5,000 bond and the juvenile was released without bond.
(Bridgeport Police Press Release)
1:00am–#Fairfield CT– #MTA–A man walking on the tracks in the Fairfield/Southport area of town was killed. The location was behind Lacey Lane, a private roadway. The man was thrown into the Mill River which ran under the train tracks. Assistant Fire Chief Roger Caisse told me that firefighters had deployed their Rapid Deployment Craft which assisted the firefighters in locating the body and moved it to a location where the investigation can take place. The body will be transferred to the MTA who will conduct the investigation and will be turned over to the New York Medical Examiner for their investigation. It is not known if the person died as a result of their injuries of being hit or if they drowned.
#Bridgeport CT– Wednesday, Ribbon-cutting for the new Bridgeport Police Post located at St. Vincent’s Emergency Room providing an improved sense of safety and reducing response time in the event of an emergency. St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation presented the Bridgeport Police Department (BPD) with 400 individual bleeding control kits for its police officers, a donation valued at $40,000. In the event that an officer suffers a gunshot wound or is otherwise injured in the line of duty, these kits will enable them to apply either self-aid or “buddy” aid to their partners.