(Bridgeport, CT – Oct. 21, 2013) – Two men face assault and robbery charges in connection with an incident Friday in the Hollow neighborhood. Officers Jeremy Kelly and Adam Rozum located the victim and a witness at the intersection of Frank and Linen streets just after 7 p.m. The victim and witness reported that the victim was assaulted by two males who were armed with a baseball bat and a sock that contained a hard object. They fled with cash and a phone. The officers followed the witness for several blocks and observed the two suspects standing on a porch on Center Street. Police detained the men and recovered a baseball bat and white gym sock that contained a cue ball. Hector Orlando Ortega Garcia, 34, and Michael Sanchez, 31, both of Bridgeport, were charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, and fifth-degree larceny. They were
DANBURY — Shrenik Kankaria couldn’t spell “akaryote,” but Abram Goda could spell “rubicelle.” As a result, Goda, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at the Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport, will head to Washington, D.C., in May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Connecticut Post has the good news here…….
12:40am–#Bridgeport CT–Police and EMS on the way to Kingsbury Road where a woman slashed another woman with a knife.
2:44pm–#Bridgeport CT–Police are investigating an intentional cutting of a natural gas line between two tenants in the 1900 block of East Main Street.
2:16pm–#Bridgeport CT—A renter at Planet Self Storage at 1488 Barnum Ave called police that his storage container and several items are missing.
The Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation is donating 2,500 gun safety locks to Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield and Waterbury to be distributed to residents free of charge. “We encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can learn about the options they have to properly and securely store their firearms at home,” said Steve Sanetti, the CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “We thank Mayor Finch and Police Chief Gaudett for their leadership in helping to raise awareness about preventing unauthorized access and for distributing these firearm safety kits to gun owners.” WHAT: Police chiefs and mayors and First Selectmen from Bridgeport and Stratford announce free gun locks from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. WHEN: Tuesday, March 12 at 4 p.m. WHERE: Mayor’s Conference Room, Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street.
K-9 Convinces Suspect to Lie Down (Bridgeport, CT – Feb. 28, 2013) – A 19-year-old thought better of bailing from a stolen vehicle when confronted by K-9 Trace and his partner Mark Martocchio. On Tuesday, Martocchio was on patrol when he spotted a 2013 Nissan Rogue that was listed on the daily stolen car sheet. The vehicle pulled into a gas station at Park and Wood avenues and the driver exited and walked toward the gas pump. He returned to the sport utility vehicle after seeing police. He tried to drive off but Martocchio blocked him in and exited the squad car with his K-9 Trace. The driver, Phillip Silas, 19, of Kelsey Street, started to bail out of the car but stopped when he heard the dog barking. The officer gave a verbal command to get on the ground or the dog will be released. “Silas looked over his
I received calls and e-mails from a few followers fearing that the sculpture/mobile of aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead had been hijacked. Everyone feared the wound up in a salvage shop. No one knew exactly when including customers and employees at the McDonald’s that is next to it when it disappeared. The foundation proudly showed the corporate sponsor ADKO and I knew they were down the block on State Street. It turns out it was taken down for the winter so it would not receive any damage from storms. The video below shows how active the mobile is in the wind. The video was recorded the day of its dedication May 15, 2012.
Branch Manager John Wrobel of Nelson Ambulance on Nobel Avenue tells us that the City of Bridgeport abandoned five ambulances during the storm. John tells us that he made about fifteen to twenty phone calls to have Nobel Avenue cleared so they could resume their services. The ambulance service had to resort to hiring a private contractor . There were five ambulances and five chair cars out of a fleet of nineteen that do one hundred to one hundred and thirty calls a day. They were unable to provide services out of their Bridgeport branch. Nobel Avenue wasn’t plowed until Tuesday according to Wrobel, he came out t speak at the city council meeting but time ran out before he could speak. A city worker seen at the end of the video shouted to us this wasn’t true but you can see he was vigorously debating this. Other city
Citizens from all walks of life shared their thoughts on how the city handled the snow removal during the Blizzard of 2013. The meeting ran over the hour allotted time and was extended another half hour. It appears most views were shared as there was no opposition as the city council moved into their meeting without objection after the half hour extension. I’ve condensed the two and a half hour discussion to under ten minutes. It was very apparent everyone’s ideas were very well thought out and worth consideration.