Month: October 2011

Shooting in Fairfield on Fairchild Avenue

Shortly after 5pm police were called to American Customs at 264 Fairchild Avenue.  Two employees were handling a gun when it discharged, the bullet went through a door, through a wall and struck the victim in the chest.  He is being operated on at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport for non-life threatening injuries.

Bridgeport’s 17th Homicide

Approximately 1:30 on Thursday an officer on patrol, came upon a vehicle stopped
in the middle of the road on Vine St. near Coleman St. The operator of the vehicle
advised the officer that he found the victim lying in the street. Upon checking
on the victim the officer found that the victim had been shot and called for
assistance and medics.

The victim remained conscious and advised the officers that he had been shot
down the street referring to Park Ave. The victim has been known to frequent the
area. Medics arrived and transported the victim to St. Vincent’s Medical Center
where the victim later expired in the OR at 0630.

Police request that anyone with information contact the Detective Bureau at 203-
581-5201. Information will be kept confidential.

Stubborn Fire in Fairfield

Fairfield Firefighters were on scene at 779 Stratfield Road right before 7pm Sunday night for a very stubborn chimney fire.  Firefighters said the chimney is very large and has 4 flues.  They suspect heavy creasoe was to blame.  Firefighters first tried to contain the blaze with portable fire extinguishers but had to resort to a hose when the flames persisted.  The fire department departed the scene at 9:50pm.

Happenings NOW 10-30 thru 11-3-2011

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Quick! Professional and Insured!

11:15am–#ctfire #Westport– Fire department on scene at The Gap, 37 Main Street for a carbon monoxide detector sounding and one person with symptoms.

10:52pm–Fairfield–Fairfield Motor Inn on the Post Road is a group of males banging on the front door. A room next to the office called police, the woman working the desk is frightened and asked the room to call the police.

Mischief Night Fairfield– Calls all over town just received at 9:58pm-Glenn Arden Drive, Marlborough Terrace, Pratt Street, Lewis Drive. Kids toilet papering, shaving cream, overturning recycling bins.

9:37pm–Southport–Kids near the Southport Train Station smashing pumpkins and squirting shaving cream all over. When approached by complainant, the kids said “It was their right because it’s Mischief Night.” Police are on the way.

5:55pm–#Bridgeport–Fire department on the scene at Iranistan and University Ave. for a “gas leak going into the school”.  They have informed the gas company and Board of Ed so it must be Columbus Elementary School.


3:05pm–Weston– Roll over car accident Lyons Plain Road Cartbridge Road. EMTs being paged for a full crew.

School closures locally so far: Easton, Seymour, Oxford, Monroe. Stay up to date on the closures at WTNH

2:41pm–#New Canaan–Car crashes into pole on Jelliff Mill Road with injuries and downed wires.

2:39pm–#Easton–Easton has their hands full and they have to send a police car to Staples High School for a car riding on the ball fields.

Happenings NOW 10-29-2011

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Reports of power outage in Lower Easton between South Park Ave & Sport Hill.

Tree down or do you need snowplowing? Call George the Treeman 203 256-1021

Seymour fire officials super busy with down trees and power lines.  Old Ansonia Road, Maple Street and Colony Street seem to be the busiest.

CL&P has 23 towns 100% without power and 32 towns with 90% or greater.

Ridgefield–State Rep Joh Frey @johnfrey tweeting 100%  of Ridgefield without power. We have been emergency officials are extremely busy with down lines, trees and stranded motorists, but I didn’t realize the whole town is dark!

1:00am–#Fairfield–Assault at the Seagrape, woman in Superwoman costume assaulted by boyfriend.

12:12am–Ridgefield–Two cars crushed by a tree in the driveway at 221 Ramapoo Road.

11:15pm–Milford Firefighters battling a blaze on Robert Treat Parkway. Bulk of the fire in the attic has been extinguished, all hands still working.  12:04am–Update: Fire is out firefighters checking for extensions, requesting Fire Marshall to the scene.

6:20pm–Fairfield– North Street resident choking on item stuck in their throat, receives Heimlich from family member and item dislodged. Fire/EMTs on the way as the person is still coughing.

 UI Power Outages: Bridgeport—905 Fairfield—1031 Easton—840 Big jump in Trumbull—3,583 Stratford—100 Milford—9 Ansonia—628 Shelton—2,900

CL&P Power Outages–Westport—2,454(19%) Wilton— 4,279 (58%) Norwalk— 6,128 (20%) Monroe— 7,327 (92%) Seymour— 3499 (46%) Weston— 2334 (61%)

Fairfield–Fire department on scene at Merry Meet Circle with high carbon monoxide levels in the basement.

4:30–Bridgeport–Report of a car fire at Brooklawn and Capital Ave. parked a gas station near the pumps.

Fairfield–236 Whiting Pond Road Transformer on fire

3:53pm–#cttraffic Route 8 southbound near exit 8 report of a state trooper struck.

3:52pm–Fairfield–Police reporting Gilbert Avenue is having an over voltage problem in the area.

UI Power Outages: Bridgeport-589 Fairfield–407 Stratford–79 Trumbull–26 and Shelton at 2,018

3:08pm–Fairfield–Old Hickory Road report of a nine month old swallowed a safety pin and is now vomiting blood.

Fairfield–Wire sparking in trees at Round Hill at Woodsend, also tree on fire 236 Whiting Pond Road (off Congress Street)

Shelton–Wires down behind Shelton Police Department, generator back up must have restored communications which was lost for a brief time.

Fire and police dispatch having trouble getting through United Illuminating, they are getting busy signals.

2:40pm–Fairfield–Tree fell on car at Jennings School parking lot.

Danbury closing road at 4pm according to Tweet from @MayorMark:” At 4 pm we are ordering everybody off the roads, we have limbs down and dangerous driving conditions.”

2:19pm–Bridgeport—Transformer blown at Madison and Old Town Road.

2:13pm–Fairfield—Wires on fire behind 451 Mistywood Lane

2:10pm–Bridgeport– One person being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at 1348 Sylvan Avenue.

1:49–Fairfield–Wires on fire on Midlock Drive.

1:42pm–Norwalk–2 Argentine Way, primary electrical wires down and on fire.

1:28–Fairfield–Fire in utility lines and tree at 185 Stoneleigh Road and Stoneleigh Square.

1:26–Ansonia–Report of cars back up not making Hill Street, plows called out.

1:22PM–Weston–Heritage Lane/Kettle Creek Road report of high tension lines on fire, additional calls coming in of explosions and no power.

1:19pm–Fairfield–Report of wires on fire at 457 Black Rock Turnpike.

1:18–Norwalk–Transformer on fire at 457 Hemlock Drive.

Dark Carnival at City Lights

” Lurking into City Lights on October 27th is “The Dark Carnival”: featuring a vast array of breathtaking imagery crafted by a talented menagerie of 13 award winning artists.”  On display until November 30th.

City Lights Gallery 37 Markle Court in Bridgeport 203-334-7748
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 11:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday, 11:30PM – 5:00PM or by appt.

Flurry of Activity For Fairfield Fire Today

2:05pm–#Fairfield–A flurry of activity kept Fairfield Fire Department very busy. At 67 Kings Highway East there was a report of a structure fire, but there was a language barrier from a third person caller that the house was on fire with a baby with the baby’s grandmother inside. A recall was quickly put in with no structure fire. Fire crews were at the training grounds and were dispatched to this call very quickly.
In the mean time, firefighters were also on the scene Hulls Farm Road for a medical emergency, a vehicle lockout a Ralley’s Hot Dogs on Post Road and a car accident with airbag deployment at TD Bank North at Post Road near Ruane Street.

Wires On The Bus

#Fairfield–1:30pm–The wires on the middle school bus on Pine Tree Avenue fortunately turned out to be telephone phone wires which posed no shock hazard or danger to the bus and it’s occupants. Regardless buses entangled in wires cannot assume anything and have to wait for the fire department to give the all clear. They had the bus back on the road within 15 minutes. There were only about a half dozen students on the bus at the time.

Helping Police Fight Cyber Crimes

John Timperanza discovers how Alan Dressler of Central Computer Forensics Lab is helping police and local law enforcement in investigating computer crimes.  This is in cooperation with the University of Bridgeport.

You can contact Alan Dressler at Central Computer Forensics Lab and at 203-650-3722 or e-mail Alan at