Bridgeport Police Arrest Suspect Pedro “Joker” Ortiz and Suspect Morris “Moe” Moore

During the months of May and June 2022 the Bridgeport Police Department Narcotics and Vice Division received information that a narcotics dealer referred to as “Joker” was selling crack cocaine out of a residence within the 700 block of Hallett Street.

As a result of that investigation the identity of the crack dealer was determined to be 52-year-old Pedro “Joker” Ortiz of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Narcotics and Vice Detectives further learned that Joker had an associate that would resupply his Hallett Street operation.  A search and seizure warrant was secured for Joker and his residence.

On July 1, 2022 Pedro “Joker” Ortiz was stopped outside of his residence while the search and seizure warrants were performed.  Narcotics were found on Joker’s person and he was immediately placed under arrest.

Upon the execution of the Hallett Street search warrant, Narcotics Officers were meet with interference by a male occupant identified as 50-year-old Morris “Moe” Moore of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Moore opened the door and then immediately closed it on the Officers attempting to perform the requirements of the search warrant.  Officers were able to gain entry by pushing the door open before Moore could lock it.  Moore was placed under arrest for interfering with the lawful execution of a search and seizure warrant.  During a search of Moore’s person, incident to arrest, he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine.

During the search of the Hallett Street residence Officers located a total of 157.2 grams of crack cocaine, 4.8 grams of powdered cocaine, a small amount of fentanyl, and ammunition. 

Both Moore and Ortiz are convicted felons and prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.    

Morris “Moe” Moore is charged with Operation of a Drug Factory, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Criminal Possession of Ammunition, and Interfering with a Search Warrant.  Bond is set at $150,000.00.  Moore was release after making his bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court on July 14, 2022.

Pedro “Joker” Ortiz is charged with Operation of a Drug Factory, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell, and Criminal Possession of Ammunition.  Bond is set at $125,000.00 and he is scheduled to appear in court on July 5, 2022.

Norwalk News: House Fire

2022-07-04@6:26pm–#Norwalk CT– #ctfire-Norwalk Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Esquire Road. Working smoke alarms awakened the occupants of the split-level single-family home who were able to safely exit the structure and call 911. Four Engine Companies, 2 Trucks, a Rescue, and a Command Car arrived on scene to discover a fire that started in a rear screened in porch had extended into the family’s living room. The fire was placed under control in 25 minutes after arrival. Fire Inspector Dave Burrows remained on scene for the origin and cause investigation.

CT State Police 4th of July Stats

CT State Police 4th of July Stats as of Friday, July 1, 2022 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, 2022
5,008 Calls for Service
472 Motor Assists
254 Motor Vehicle Accidents (23 w/injury, 1 serious (Danbury), 2 fatal (Shelton, Norfolk))
45 DUI’s (12 from motor vehicle accidents)
211 Speeding violations
39 Seatbelts
146 Hazardous Moving Violations (unsafe lane change, following too closely, etc.)

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Fairfield News: Downed Utility Pole

2022-07-04@11:41am–#Fairfield CT– A downed utility pole has traffic shutdown on

2022-07-04@11:41am–#Fairfield CT– A downed utility pole has traffic shutdown on Stillson Road between Black Rock Tnpk and Farist Rd is CLOSED t all traffic for the next few hours . Witnesses said it was a tractor trailer that hit it. Police are investigating. The power is reported to be out in the area.

Bridgeport News: Person Shot


Police UPDATE: On July 3, 2022, at approximately 11:50 pm the Bridgeport Police Emergency Operation Center received a call from a residence within the 1300 block of Stratford Avenue reporting shots fired with at least one round coming through the window. Police responded to the area and determined multiple shooters fired more than (25) rounds along Stratford Avenue close to its intersection with Union Avenue. One projectile was recovered from an interior bedroom wall of a residence located on Stratford Avenue.

On July 4, 2022 at approximately 12:10 am Bridgeport Hospital reported a victim walked into their Emergency Room (ER) suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim, identified as a 27-year-old Waterbury man, is reported to have been shot while operating a scooter along Stratford Avenue just before midnight. The victim is listed in stable condition.

The Bridgeport Police Department Detective Bureau has responded and taken charge of the investigation. Interviews were conducted and several items of evidence were collected along Stratford Avenue. Detectives are working several leads at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the case officer, Detective Stavros Mirtsopoulos, at 203-581-5256 or utilize the Bridgeport Police tips line at 203 576-TIPS.

2022-07-04@12:36am–#Bridgeport CT– A person was reportedly shot at Stratford and Union Avenue and arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle. There are no further details. Special thanks to the viewers who contacted me about this crime scene!

Norwalk Police Rescue Man Attempting To Jump Onto I-95

2022-07-03@10:42pm– #Norwalk CT– #cttrafficHow about some likes for Norwalk Police in rescuing a man attempting to jump off the East Avenue overpass onto I-95? Great job officers!

Police UPDATE:

2022-07-03@10:42pm–#Norwalk CT–How about some likes for Norwalk Police in rescuing a man attempting to jump off the East Avenue overpass onto I-95? Great job officers!
Police UPDATE: On Sunday July 23, 2022, at approximately 10:33 p.m., Norwalk Combined Dispatch receiveda 9-1-1 call that a man was standing on the ledge on the outside of the fenced area of the East Avenue Bridge over I-95. Multiple officers rushed to the scene. The first officer on scenewas able to grab the man’s shirt through the fence while a second officer spoke to the man, trying to keep him calm. As more officers arrived to the scene, they began to gain access to the man over the tall fence by standing on police cruisers, lifting each other up, and even standing on each other’s shoulders. The man was successfully pulled to safety, despite struggling against officers.

We have all been impacted by suicide and suicide attempts, whether through the loss of people close to us, in our communities, or in the media. Suicide is a preventable public health problem. It is through conversation and understanding that we can promote awareness, recognize at-risk behavior, and reduce attempts at self-harm. Our thoughts are with the rescued man, and with all those questioning their self-worth: help is available – no one should struggle alone.
For immediate help 24/7, call 2-1-1 in Connecticut, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255. Send a text to the Crisis Text Line, 741741. To learn about the warning signs of suicide, what to listen for, what to say, and what to do for someone that may be suicidal, check out these resources: CT Suicide Prevention | Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (, Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization | The Hub CT | Norwalk ( Suicide is an important community problem that we can tackle together.