4:40pm–#Fairfield CT– First responders are on the scene of a two car crash with injuries in front of Rawley’s at 1886 Post Road.
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#Fairfield CT–The Fairfield Police Explorers attended the 2017 Cadet Police Academy held at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, July 23-29. A total of 350 cadets and 90 police officers and civilian
staff from Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts attended the week-long academy. The Cadet Police Academy is a comprehensive and challenging experience in the field of Law Enforcement. The Academy has been designed to provide Cadets with a broad exposure to modern day police work. Each level is a one week program and takes the full week to complete. All staff members are volunteers to the program and are either sworn Law Enforcement Officers or adult advisors for their respective programs attending the academy.
The Cadets were split into various programs based on their age and experience. Their days started at approximately 5:30 a.m. and ended at 10:30 p.m. The main focus of the program was teamwork. Cadets learned that even when they thought that a task/goal was beyond their skill or capabilities, if they tried harder, worked harder and just never gave up, they could achieve those seemingly unreachable.
It was a physically and mentally demanding week and fifteen of the graduates are members of the Fairfield Police Explorer program including Alex Bloch, Deaglan McDade, JosephBairaktaris, Mekhi Geter, Kelley Martinez, Michael Coudert, Andrew Lamousneary, Tahliik Wilson, Johnny Bairaktaris, Joseph Ricco, Brianna Milfort, Leticia Pires, Brandon Compasso, Marco Giacobe, and Torelle Adebewale. Deaglan McDade and Joseph Bairaktaris were both awarded their Program Director’s award for outstanding achievement. Brianna Milfort finished in third place in her programs Physical Agility competition and Leticia Pires came in first place at the Talent Show. The Fairfield Police Explorer program is ongoing. For more information, please contact Sergeant Gregory Gunter, Fairfield Police Explorer Post Advisor at email@example.com.
#Trumbull CT–Trumbull Police arrested five (5) teenagers in a stolen vehicle after they were involved in a theft at the Westfield Trumbull Mall and then led officers on a high-speed pursuit Saturday for several miles. The vehicle was finally stopped on Route 25 in Trumbull where police apprehended the four (4) juveniles and one 18-year-old from Hartford: Johnny Aspiliare.
The incident began when a mall employee reported that her bag was stolen from her as she sat inside her vehicle during her lunch break. A young male, later identified as a 16- year-old juvenile from Waterbury, reached into the vehicle and grabbed the bag off of the passenger seat through the vehicle’s open window. He then ran to an awaiting 2017 BMW SUV, which was previously reported stolen from a residence in New Canaan, where it had been left unlocked overnight with the keys in it. The BMW then drove through the mall parking lot at a high rate of speed, nearly colliding with several other
An off-duty Trumbull Police officer spotted the speeding vehicle in the parking lot and notified dispatchers of the vehicle’s location and direction of travel. Officer Greg Lee then spotted the stolen SUV as it exited the mall and traveled south on Main Street into Bridgeport. The driver ignored the officer’s signal and continued traveling on Main Street, to Summit Avenue, and entered Route 25 southbound. After exiting the highway at Prospect Street in Bridgeport, the vehicle re-entered Route 25 northbound and continued back into Trumbull. With the assistance of additional officers from Trumbull, Bridgeport, and the State Police, the vehicle was stopped on the highway near the Daniels Farm Road exit.
Police charged Aspiliare with Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Interfering with an Officer. He was held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in
court on August 21st
The remaining juveniles, all from Waterbury, were all charged with Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Interfering with an Officer. One of the juveniles, a 15-year-old male from Waterbury, was identified as the driver and was also charged with Reckless Operation, Engaging in Pursuit and a host of other motor vehicle charges. He was later released to a parent.
A second juvenile, a 16-year-old also from Waterbury, was found to have an active arrest warrant from Waterbury Police and was turned over to that agency.
The two (2) remaining juveniles, a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old female both from Waterbury, were both released to parents. All were scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court on August 21st, 2017.
The vehicle and its occupants are suspected of being involved in similar crimes in the area recently, and detectives are continuing that part of the investigation.
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3:00pm–#Bridgeport CT– As I was the first to report, at about 3 pm there was a bank robbery at Chase bank on Boston Ave. 123 Boston Ave. Female passed a note to the teller. White female in her 20’s thin, wearing a white t-shirt, black yoga pants, and a baseball cap. No one injured. The robber made off with $500 cash and no weapon was displayed.
Fairfield Fire Department is unveiling a new fire truck at Station 2 on Jennings Road. The new truck, a 2017 Spartan/Marion, to be exact, comes with the “latest and greatest” features, says Lieutenant Kevin Polcer. The new Engine 2 contains numerous safety features, such as “full frontal airbags…and side protection”, which comes with most modern vehicles. The new engine also has “anti-lock breaks on all four wheels”. The new engine comes equipped with all LED lighting, a 1,500-gallon water tank, and a 75-gallon foam tank in order to make “foam on the fly”. The Marion is also eco-friendly, taking diesel exhaust fluid, or D.E.F., so “the emissions from this truck are a lot less than a truck 10 years ago”. The body of the new truck is constructed with stainless steel to help with corrosion prevention to lengthen the life span of the engine. Also with the new truck comes new Motorola mobile radios and iPads, which are used along with their dispatch system. The iPads give them a map with address numbers and hydrant locations throughout the town of Fairfield. This engine was ushered in to replace an “aging engine that had many miles on it, and needed to be replaced”. So, sleep easy tonight, knowing that your home is safe from the flames that may harm it.
UPDATE: A state police accident summary said the 2015 Chrysler 200 involved in the crash is owned by Ari Rent a Car in Linden, N.J. The driver has not been identified. My sources told me the car was stolen and the driver had no identification on him.
11:17pm–#Stratford CT–#Trumbull Ct– #Fairfield CT– An off duty state trooper was struck by a car on Barnum Avenue Cutoff. She called 911 and spoke to Stratford Avenue Police that she was involved in a hit and run accident. A short time later Trumbull Police reported being in pursuit of that vehicle on the Merritt Parkway southbound. At 11:25 they reported the car had crashed at exit 46 which is just before the rest area in Fairfield and that it was possibly a fatality. Radio reports at 11:39 said it was, in fact, a DOA (dead on arrival) and the contact the medical examiner. EMS left the scene without a patient. The off duty trooper reported that there were three other individuals in the car but were nowhere to be found at the scene. Fairfield Police had their K-9 on the scene but had no track. It is speculated that they possibly were dropped off prior to the pursuit. This is breaking news and this report has not been confirmed by any official source.