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1:20pm–#Fairfield–Report of a 16 year old son attacking his mother with scissors at 238 Mill Hill Road. Police were at this address last night for a verbal argument. There has been previous domestic calls here as well. Parties are separated and son is now in the backyard.  One in custody.

12:28–#Fairfield–A man has just been assaulted at Bill’s Crossroads Cafe- 12 Tunxis Hill Rd. He was unconscious but has come to. He was assaulted by a white male who fled in a white pickup truck which fled on Brookfield Avenue the wrong way. The truck may have the word “rat” on it. Police canvassing the area.

3:28pm–#Westport–Fire officials were called to Bank Of America on Post Road East for a natural gas leak in the basement. The bank was evacuated while fire officials investigated.

2:25pm–#Norwalk #ctfire–Power is out on Main Avenue due to a transformer explosion. Central Kitchen(352 Main Ave.) is now filling with smoke an upgrading to structure fire. No fire or smoke was found.

2:21pm–#Stratford–Call to fire department of two men on the ice on on the river on River Road just south of Sikorsky. Fire department is conducting an ice rescue on Peck’s Mill Pond and believes this is what the caller called in. Fire department double checking the river, there is no ice formed yet.

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1:12pm–#Bridgeport–Report of heavy smoke at 60 Hawthorne Street. UPDATE–Turns out to be a wood burning stove at the rear of the structure, no fire no hazard.

12:46pm–#Bridgeport–Report of a car crashing into a tree Atlantic St. and Iranistan Ave.

10:55am–#Fairfield–Police are investigating counterfeit bills passed at Sweet Rexie’s candy store located at 1552 Post Road over the weekend.

1:10am–Report of a car crashing into the woods on Melville Avenue across from Tunxis Hill Park. The driver has fled the scene.  Update–The car is apparently a rental.  Police are working with the rental company to determine who was driving the vehicle.   Usually a crashed car without a driver is a stolen vehicle.  Special thanks to Jessica Reyes Becker for providing the photo.

5:15pm–#Fairfield–Fire department has been at 68 South Street for over an hour due to an activated carbon monoxide detector. Additional ladder truck was sent. Gas company has arrived and EMTs requested at normal travel to the location.–UPDATE–6:22pm–Fire department still on scene with a second gas company representative. EMTs checked the children out and they are fine.

4:14pm–#Bridgeport–A silver Mercedes struck a boy on his bike at Hazelwood Avenue and Wood Avenue. Witnesses say the boy seemed badly hurt. The driver put the child and his bicycle in his car and sped off. It is unknown if he took the child to a hospital. Police are investigating.

4:02pm–#Bridgeport #ctfire–Fire department responded to an activated fire alarm at the Peacock Cafe at Beardsley Zoo. Officials not sure of fowl play as there was no smoke or fire…..yes, it’s a slow news day.

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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