(Bridgeport, CT – March 27, 2013) – A city man was jailed on $50,000 bond after a motor vehicle stop netted narcotics. Officers Angel Vazquez and Keith Hanson were patrolling in the Safe School Corridor near Bassick High School Tuesday when they were alerted by Officer Adam Roscoe, who is assigned to the DEA Task Force, about a vehicle that made a suspiciously brief stop at a house on Sherwood Avenue. Police had information about heroin being sold out of the location. Vazquez and Hanson spotted the Infiniti coupe and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Rose Shea, 25, of East Haven was driving. Asa Fleming, 26, of Bridgeport, was the passenger. The officers received permission to search the car and located 157 wax paper folds containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for opium. As officers retrieved the drugs, Fleming took off running. After a short pursuit, he was
2:36am–Bridgeport CT–Police are out with a woman yelling and chasing a man on Golden Hill Street near the courthouse.
9:39pm–Police intervened when a woman who was in a car parked outside the Emergency Room at St. Vincent’s Hospital. She was with her mother and she refused to get out of the car and attempted to take her life, method unknown. Police were able to talk her out of taking her life and got her out of the car an to help.
9:29pm–#Bridgeport CT–Man was had his faced slashed while on Norman Street. Police are investigating, not a lot of info on this. He was taken to the hospital by EMS.
9:22pm–#Bridgeport CT–Police were called by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to Bridgeport Hospital for a thirteen year old girl who was allegedly beaten by her uncle. A camera to document the injuries were requested to the hospital. No further info is available.
12:40am–#Bridgeport CT–Police and EMS on the way to Kingsbury Road where a woman slashed another woman with a knife.
A lot of suicide attempts in the area today. We won’t report specifics but a Fairfield man today was rushed to the hospital after intentionally swallowing anti-freeze to end his life. Firefighters in Bridgeport cut down a person who attempted to hang themselves, performed CPR and saved their life. In one town a 13 year old was transported for evaluation for suicidal thoughts and in another town (towns intentionally not posted) another 13 year old intentionally attempted to overdose on her psychiatric medication. There appears to be an increase in psychiatric calls but earlier in November 2012 Governor Malloy cut $80 million to health and human services.
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.
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.
(Bridgeport, CT – March 6, 2013) — The Bridgeport Police Department is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Police Academy, which is designed to give citizens an up-close understanding of the police department and its efforts to prevent and solve crime and protect citizens. “The Citizens Academy provides residents and business owners with an inside look at law enforcement and the city’s police force. It lets community members better know their officers and helps officers better know their community,” said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. “The goal is to build relationships and have the graduates come back to their communities as ambassadors.” The application deadline is March 15, and the academy will be held on Thursday evenings from April 4 to June 20. Participants will have unique access and opportunities to engage and interact with police. The students will have an chance to do a ride-along with a patrol