2021-04-11@10:25pm–#Bridgeport CT– Two college students were injured when the front porch stoop collapsed plunging them down 12 feet in the 600 block of Queen Street. The assistant fire chief said it was something he’s never seen before. A cement slap was placed over the the foundation and over the years the cement eroded causing the collapse. The students were able to get themselves out of the hole prior to the firefighters arrival.
2021-04-11@2:00AMish– Two viewers contacted me about an apparent shooting that took place on Ogden Street Extension overnight. One said there was a victim of a gunshot wound. Another sent in a photo with detectives processing the scene with over 70 police markers marking out evidence. So far there has been no word from the police spokesperson about the incident. If these two viewers didn’t let me know about the incident I wouldn’t have know to ask about it. See how the mayor is working to silence the violence by taking the media’s ability to monitor what is going on? If you see something, let us know. You can reach out to me on Facebook messenger or at Steve@DoingItLocal.com. Send a picture if you can so it makes it more difficult to deny the incident took place. It is perfectly legal to take a photo from a public place, let me know if you want photo credit. All messages to me will be kept in confidence. Here is the photo from Ogden Street Extension a viewer sent in:
On March 19, 2021 at approximately 11:00 pm, the body of 58-year-old James McClain was located on Norman Street near Went Field Park. The victim succumbed to a stabbing wound to the chest. Detective Jorge Cintron was the lead investigator in this homicide case. With the direct assistance of Bridgeport Police Officers Steven Silva and Doug Bepko, the Bridgeport Police Homicide & Identification Units quickly developed Laquan D. Victoria DOB 5/21/1987 as a suspect.
Victoria lured Mr. McClain to the area of Went Field Park where he stabbed and robbed him of his cash and wallet. Victoria was later detained with McClain’s debit cards in his possession.
The murder investigation revealed that Victoria was also responsible for a similar stabbing and robbery of a female victim on March 14, 2021. That incident occurred within the same neighborhood and the female victim survived. Detective Eric King was assigned as the lead investigator.
On April 8th, 2021 Detective Jorge Cintron secured an arrest warrant for Laquan D. Victoria charging him with Felony Murder, Murder, and Robbery in the First Degree for the murder of James McClain. The bond was court set at one million dollars. Detective Eric King secured an additional arrest warrant charging Victoria with Assault in the first Degree and Robbery in the First Degree for the March 14th incident. Bond set at $350,000.
This morning Laquan D. Victoria was arraigned at Bridgeport GA 2 for those charges.
2021-004-10@12:18pm—#Fairfield CT—#ctfire– Firefighters called to the 200 block of Palmetto Drive for a small bottle of alcohol on fire in a bedroom. Radio reports say the fire was extinguished by a passer-by. How much traffic does this bedroom get? Wouldn’t this be alcohol abuse?
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