Westport Parks & Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy today reminded citizens that as of April 1 the “no animals at the beaches” regulation will be in effect. It includes Compo, Burying Hill and Old Mill beaches. “Animals will not be permitted on any beach property, which includes all grass, sand, and the parking areas, except Soundview parking lot at Compo Beach, as well as the roads within the beach area,” said McCarthy. “This regulation will be in effect until Oct. 1.” Parking emblems will be required on all vehicles entering town beaches beginning Tuesday, May 1.
Human Services Director Barbara Butler announced today that the Westport Youth Commission is seeking Westport high school students and community adults interested in serving on the commission beginning next fall 2013. “The Youth Commission serves as a public forum for youth issues, and advocates for youth needs and concerns in the community,” said Butler. “Its 30 members, 15 students and 15 adults, are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the First Selectman.” Among the Youth Commission’s past achievements are the creation of Toquet Hall; startup of the Compo Beach skate park; the development of Speedial, a pocket-sized informational and help guide for teens; the development of a comprehensive community plan to address underage drinking; outdoor summer movies for teens at the Levitt Pavilion; and the I-Mentor program, a student-run Internet safety program for young people, the Westport Kindness Project and the Westport Police Youth Collaborative. In addition, the
#Westport CT– On January 16, 2013 Westport Detectives were contacted regarding an internal theft of over $75,000 from local company. Detectives assisted by the CT Financial Crimes Task Force investigated the complaint and executed multiple search warrants. The investigation concluded with the arrest of two former employees of the company this morning @ 0600 hrs. Arrested were the following: Dominique Phraviaxy, age 39 of 56 Craig Lane Trumbull CT–She was charged with Larceny 1st Degree CGS 53a-122, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st CGS 53a-48, Larceny 3rd Degree CGS 53a-124, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd CGS 53a-48/53a-124, Forgery 3rd Degree CGS 53a-140 (8 Counts), Credit Card Theft CGS 53a-128c, Illegal use of a Credit Card 53a-128d (290 Counts) Conspiracy to Commit Illegal use of a Credit Card 53a-48/53a-128d (290 Counts). Her is bond is set at $75,000 and is has a court date of April 3, 2013 Xayonh Phaosoung, age 38
7:22pm–#Westport CT–Firefighters were called to 365 Post Road West which is near the Norwalk town line for a strong odor of ammonia according the caller. Firefighters thoroughly checked the are including businesses but found nothing.
Westport CT– At approximately 6 pm Saturday night the Westport Police Department received a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a motor vehicle on the Post Road by Bulkley Avenue North. Arriving officers found the victim, an elderly male lying in the westbound lane next to the vehicle and immediately began medical treatment. The victim was transported from the accident scene to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS where he was later pronounced deceased. Police Department identified the deceased person as Bruce Tabackman, age 68, of Fairfield, CT. Preliminary information in the accident investigation is that the deceased was not in a crosswalk whenhe was struck by the motor vehicle. The Westport Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact the Westport Police Department at 203-341-6000.
(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