11:04am–Fairfield–Fire fighters quickly put out this car fire that happened shortly after 11 this morning in the Staples Plaza on Kings Highway.






Fairfield Police question neighbors on Old Post Road during a manhunt in the area.

11:42am—Fairfield—Police were called to Bob’s Store on the Post Road for a violent shoplifter security had in custody.  Before police could arrive the man had escaped on foot.  Police set up a perimeter and is still on scene questioning people in the area looking for a 5’8” Hispanic male wearing red shorts, is shirtless, has one shoe on and a cross tattoo on his neck.  He was last seen at Old Post Road and South Benson Road, heading east towards Turney Road.   Police have called in canine from Westport to help in the investigation.  The man left behind his shirt and shoe when fleeing, this will help the canine track his scent.  UPDATE– Canine is in the area, they are focusing their search in the cemetery on South Benson Eleanor Terrace.  3:08pm UPDATE–The shoplifter was a Hispanic male 5’9”, 180 pounds and left on foot toward S. Benson Road.  He took a pair of Nike sneakers without paying, was confronted by store security and struggled to get away.  The store employee received a small scratch to his neck and refused medical attention.




Trumbull–Police seek TD Bank robbery suspect–According to police, a man described as a black male, about 50 years old, 5’6” tall and about 120 pounds, wearing dark glasses and a dark hooded sweatshirt entered the bank shortly after 9 a.m. He handed a teller a note demanding money and fled on foot with an unspecified amount of cash.  Read more…..





FAIRFIELD, CT, May 20, 2011: Last Friday morning at 9:45 sirens split the spring air signaling the arrival of fire apparatus, police cars and ambulances at the two car accident staged in the front parking lot of Fairfield Ludlowe High School where students were assembled to watch a simulated fatal motor vehicle accident in advance of their Junior Prom the following night.

After a brief introduction by FLHS Administrator Frank Tatto and speaker Nick Liebowitz’s compelling account of a fatal accident in which his brother had been killed several years earlier, an audiotape of the pre-crash conversations within the two vehicles played over the loudspeakers alongside the school auditorium. As the sound of a tremendous crash echoed across the lot, students pulled the tarps away from the preset cars revealing half-a-dozen classmates in various states of injury. Police cars rolled up, fire apparatus pulled in, ambulances arrived and the first responders began to go to work, just as they do at every motor vehicle accident throughout the community.

As the simulated crash played out before the silent eleventh grade class, one driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken away in a police car, while fire fighters had to use the “jaws of life” to remove several other injured passengers. As the injured patients were carried to their awaiting ambulances on stretchers, the body of a final passenger was removed and placed into the back of a minivan acting as the state medical examiner, her classmates looking on. As the last police car pulled away, fire radios blared a “recall of alarm, all units in service” across the loudspeaker system.

Students moved into the school auditorium where Tatto introduced their classmate reenactors, along with Fairfield First Selectwoman Sherri Steeneck, AMR Supervisor Scott Tenney, Police Lieutenant Thomas Mrozek, and Assistant Fire Chief Chris Tracy, all of whom described the event’s impact on them as well as related life experiences. The final question asked by one of the students, “Do you think this made a difference?” was answered by the audience as a whole, who almost unanimously raised their hands in assent. Ludlowe High School Counselor Tim Morris coordinated this year’s event for the school Junior Class; Warde High School Counselor Stephanie Swist is arranging for their Senior Class “Mock Crash” next Wednesday morning June 1st at 9:30am in the school bus circle off Melville Avenue.



4:44pm–#Fairfield–Police were called to Sasco Beach to investigate that a man was pleasuring himself in public in his green and white panel van. A 17 year old girl witnessed it and ran home to tell her mother who called police. He was described as a white balding male wearing sunglasses. When police arrived the van was not in the lot but police had set a perimeter and located the van on Geneva Terrace a short time later.

2:31–Bridgeport–Street/School fight at Blackham School (Thormes St.) out of control, police requesting back up. Amsterdam and Savoy is where it’s taking place. Police make two arrests.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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