1:31pm–#Fairfield CT–Police are on the way to Kohl’s at 290 Tunxis Hill Rd for a shoplifter who has a toddler with them.
9:12pm–A two car accident sends one woman to the hospital with unknown but non-life threatening injuries on Strafield and Jackman Avenue.
11:14am–#Fairfield CT–Resident on Melville Avenue called police that a heavy set 6’2″ man came to her door in what appeared to be a gas company uniform asking to check for corroded pipes. The woman refused and called police because she did not call or have prior notification for the inspection, nor did she see any gas company vehicles in the area. Police are on the way. ALWAYS as for identification before letting anyone in your home claiming to work for a utility you did not call for. UPDATE–Officer sent to the scene says there are stickers on many doors from the gas company. Police confirmed with the gas company that they ARE working in the area checking indoor pipes. When in doubt always ask for identification or call the police.
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.
Editorial- The RTM will decide the Fairfield Police Department’s Police Contract on March 18th. The police union has been operating without a contract for over two years. That includes two hurricanes and one blizzard of service without complaint. Two weeks ago 5 officers were sent into a wooded area where a man with a gun a during a standoff. The officers did not hesitate to move in when ordered even after a shot already rang out. Why is Fairfield making them wait for a decent contract? Fairfield has a history of being anti-union, dragging on negotiations with the firefighters union and even the nurses union. If you live in the town of Fairfield, please contact your RTM officials listed below and tell them you support a decent contract for the police. Tell them you are tired of the town’s anti union position: District 1: David M. Becker: 203-424-0024 (phone), [email protected]
(Westport, CT) Thursday, February 28, 2013, at approximately 5:02pm, Westport Police Dispatch received a 911 call of a road rage incident involving a firearm. The caller reported he was traveling east on Post Road East approaching the Bulkley Avenue intersection when a white male jumped out of his vehicle and pointed a black hand gun at him. The caller was able to obtain the license plate of the vehicle which was registered in Trumbull. The operator and vehicle description were given to Fairfield Police as this was their direction of travel. Fairfield Police located the suspect vehicle on Pemburn Drive in their town and waited for Westport officers to arrive and investigate the incident. A black Glock 9mm semi automatic hand gun was located on the waist of the suspect, 21 year old Tyler C. Keiser. The gun was safely taken from Keiser without incident. It was reported that Keiser
Editorial–As Fairfield’s Random Act of Kindness program declared by First Selectman Tetreau winds down, I hope our act of kindness is to give the Fairfield Police a half way decent contract. The police in Fairfield have served in TWO hurricanes a blizzard, and were one of the first on scene in Newtown to give support without a contract. I have to ask why is Fairfield anti union? They strung the firefighters out on their contract for a long time, heck even the nurses union. Fairfield has a proven track record of being anti-union, from the First Selectman Tetreau to a lot of members on the RTM. Forget a pay raise, did you know that the Fairfield Police haven’t had a cost of living increase since 2009? Give them a half way decent health care plan, we count on their well being to protect us. Contact First Selectman Tetreau at [email protected]
On February 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM the Fairfield Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire in a room at Congregation Beth El on Fairfield Woods Road. In addition to the initial 911 caller, a police officer on patrol in the area also reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building. Initial arriving fire personnel found a natural gas fed HVAC unit on fire on the roof of the building which created a moderate smoke condition inside the building. All students were evacuated from the school and were kept in a safe location along with teachers in accordance with the schools emergency plan prior to the Fire Department’s arrival. Due to the time of day, students were dismissed directly to their parents care in front of the building without incident. Fire personnel shut off the gas to the building and controlled the fire which
A man warming up his car in Bridgeport was in for a big surprise when a man jumped into the car, sped off towards Fairfield. The man who stole the car then went to Southport and robbed the Southport News at 3564 Post Road just after 1pm Tuesday. Police got a description from the shop owner and located the silver Buick and engaged it in pursuit. The chase ran through Fairfield and into Bridgeport where Bridgeport Police joined in the chase. The pursuit ended when the Buick almost crashed into the Maple Mart Grocery and Deli on Hancock Ave. A foot pursuit through the backyards before police caught up with him and brought him into custody. Sergeant Sue Lussier told us the suspect was wanted in connection in an attempted robbery at McDonald’s on Fairfield Avenue, Andros Diner on Villa Avenue and the Cumberland Farms at 975 Kings Highway. Police