Month: May 2012

Hip Hop & Law Enforcement Summit

Saturday, May 26th was the first Hip Hop Law Enforcement Summit hosted by Connecticut Stop Violence Movement. The purpose was to bring the to cultures together and find middle ground to extract the best attributes of Hip-Hop and Law Enforcement and use them to save Bridgeport’s children and to heighten awareness and urge people to get involved.

Connecticut Stop Violence Movement was created by David Daniels III, Tony Crush, Kool Keith Jackson, John (J-Roc) Ramsey,Tyrone (Terrible-T) Dunmore & Eneida Martinez-Walker.

To contact them or to get involved contact them at:
http://ctstopviolencemovement.com/Welcome.html

Boston Pops To Return To Webster Bank Arena

Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment LLC announced Wednesday that the Boston Pops will return to Webster Bank Arena December 8, 2012. “The Boston Pops Holiday Concert is a beloved show and we’re proud to bring it back to Connecticut said Howard Saffan, president of Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment.

The Boston Pops Holiday Concert last performed at the Arena in 2008. “I invite everyone to take part in this wonderful family outing to celebrate the holidays” said Mayor Bill Finch.

Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visiting Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Arena’s Click It or Ticket Box Office.

2yr Old Found Walking Madison Ave at 1:30am

Around 1:30am Wednesday morning Marisol Gomez was driving her friend down Madison Avenue when she spotted a 2 year old baby boy walking in the middle of Madison Avenue. She didn’t know what to do so she turned the child over to security at 65 Madison Avenue Apartments. She returned to give her statement to police. Police told me the child was fine as they were attempting to contact the mother of the child.

Teens on Reef Spark Water Rescue In Fairfield

At 1:15pm Tuesday afternoon fishermen on shore saw three teens on Penfield Reef, thought they were in distressed and called 911. Marine Police Officer Greg Carroll told us the boys were never in any distress and knew when low tide was so they could walk back ashore. Fairfield launched their small boats from the police and fire department. The fire boat brought the teens back to shore.

Happenings NOW 5-28 thru 5-31-2012

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Traffic Delays–See the lower right side of this site for up to the minute real time traffic delays on local and state streets!

**Live Breakng News Feed**

6/1/2012

1:37am–Fairfield–900 block of the Old Post Road calls to complain about leaf blower use at Bob’s Stores on the Post Road.

5/31/2012

12:12am–Bridgeport–Officer running towards the sound of shots fired on Stratford Avenue and Central Ave. Police are on scene checking the area.

5/30/2012

11:11pm–Bridgeport–Report of shots fired on East Main Street. Police recover a discarded gun at East Main and Hamilton Street. 11:35pm–Police still on scene collecting shell casings.

9:00pm–Bridgeport–Report of an odor of natural gas outside 1198 Pembrooke Street. 9:08pm–Update–Fire department calls gas company to the scene.

7:40pm–Bridgeport–Motorcycle-car accident at Coleman and Vine St.

2:51pm–Bridgeport–Police car involved in a minor accident at Central Ave. and Harral Ave.

12:32pm–Bridgeport–Homeowner chasing thief who stole a bicycle out of his garage near East Pasadena Place and Greystone Road. Police are investigating.

12:04pm–Bridgeport–Attempted break in at 141 Fox Street. 911 originally sent to Fairfield, call came in from a passerby on a cell phone.

1:28am–Bridgeport–2 year old found wondering the streets in front of 65 Madison Avenue.

5/28/2012

4:59pm–Bridgeport–Report of a disturbance at 1 2 3 Convenience Store at 770 Park Ave. Customer inside smashing and throwing merchandise.

4:23pm–Bridgeport–Report of an armed robbery by a teen on Barnum and East Ave. taking the victim’s cellphone. Suspect fled by bicycle north on East. Ave. Not related to the phone robbery below.

4:00pm–Bridgeport–Strong armed robbery corner of Norman and Benham Ave, not Hancock Ave as previously reported. Two black males, one with red shirt the other in a white tank top took the victims cellphone.

12:05pm–Bridgeport–Report of an odor of smoke inside 1635 Fairfield Ave. (near Lenox Ave.) Fire department on scene, nothing visible from the outside. 12:18–Recall sounded.

11:54–Bridgeport–Man passed out on Berkshire Ave.

10:51pm–Bridgeport–A Papa John deliveryman was just robbed at gunpoint in the 100 block Judson Place. The call originated for a deliver on Ridgefield Ave. then changed to Judson Place. Taken was over $60 in cash.

10:41pm–Bridgeport–Report of an “armed” robbery on Polar Street, two black males flee down Fairfield Ave. after ditching a fake gun in the grass area. The same assailants jumped a food deliveryman on Howard Avenue (not related to the Papa John robbery above).

9:23pm–#Bridgeport–Spoke too soon. Report of a stabbing at 292 Olive Street.

Nothing but pocket bikes, loud music complaints and domestics…..the way every weekend should be!

2:10pm–Fairfield–Woman pulled from Lake Mohegan is fine and walking around after the incident. Medical treatment refused.

Bridgeport’s 10th Homicide

At 2:06am Saturday night Bridgeport Police got a call of a stabbing at the corner of Arctic Street and Pembrooke Street.  The victim was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where he died.  Witnesses tell me he was stabbed in the lung area, police reports indicated the stomach.  The assailant fled in a tan vehicle down Arctic Street.

Shooting at Capitol and Main- Bridgeport

Around 11:30pm a call of shots fired in the back of 537 Capitol Avenue turned out to be shots fired between two vehicles closer to Main Street. One person was shot and was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital a few blocks away by private vehicle. They hit a parked car on the way outside the emergency room.. Multiple witnesses told me there were seven shots fired. The condition of the victim is not known at the time of this report

Shooting At The White Eagle Club in Bridgeport

Around 1:30 Saturday morning shots rang out inside the White Eagle Club located at 595 East Washington Avenue in Bridgeport, CT. Radio reports said the shooting took place inside the club sending one person to the hospital. Responsible was a Hispanic male who tried to flee but was apprehended inside the club. We have no information regarding the condition of the victim. A short time later St. Vincent’s Hospital admitted another Hispanic male with a gunshot wound to his arm he received while at the club. He went home and tried to tend to the wound himself first. As with all breaking news information can change. When we get any further information we will be sure to pass it on to you.

Happenings NOW 5/26 thru 5/27/2012

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Traffic Delays–See the lower right side of this site for up to the minute real time traffic delays on local and state streets!

**Live Breakng News Feed**

5/27/2012

Bridgeport–Fireworks from individuals result in false shots fired calls throughout the city.

9:02pm–Bridgeport–Report of a structure fire at 100 Atlantic Street is false once again. There have been a number of false alarms at this address in the past three weeks. The calls originate from a pre-paid untraceable cellphone.

8:25am–Bridgeport–Report of an oven fire at 126 Catherine Street. Fire department on scene, fire is out and slight smoke condition in the apartment.

8:24pm–Fairfield fire department forced entry into a home on Pierce Street which had heavy smoke in the house. Appears to be food burning in the stove. Homeowner NOT home. Fire department requesting police to help locate them.

3:50am–Bridgeport–Report of a basement fire on Burnsford Ave. appears to be a false alarm. Fire department checking.

2:06am–Bridgeport–Report of a stabbing at Arctic and Pembrooke Street. Victim stabbed in the stomach. Reports indicate it doesn’t look good for the victim. UPDATE–The victim died of his wounds at Bridgeport Hospital.

2:02am–Bridgeport–Street fight with guns on Poplar Street at the corner of Fairfield Ave. Police on scene. UPDATE–One person sent to the hospital after getting hit in the face with a fist.

1:49am–Bridgeport–Man a the train Station on Water Street has a gash in the head after being hit with a cane.

1:39am–Bridgeport–Fight at Panama Joe’s at North Ave. near Center St. leaves one injured.

5/26/2012

4:05am–#Bridgeport–Man shot in the hand on Boston Avenue at Beecher Street near Pep Boys. UPDATE– Police just reported this is NOT a gunshot victim, just a man with an injury to his hand. Not known what caused the injury.

3:41am–#Fairfield–Report of a fight in the parking lot across the street from the Sky Hookah Lounge. Police on the way.

2:46am–#Bridgeport–A gunshot victim just arrived at St. Vincent’s Hospital via private vehicle. He caught a bullet in the arm at the White Eagle shooting earlier tonight. He went home and decided to get the wound treated.

2:39am–Man was jumped on Brooks and Jane Street possible broken nose.

2:01am–Man was assaulted and taken to a local hospital at Stratford Avenue and Hollister Avenue.

5/25/2012

11:12pm–Bridgeport–Report of a Police Officer with a hand injury while at a call at Main and Whitting Street.

9:03pm–#Bridgeport–Subway at 1739 E Main St robbed of $300 and all the cookies. Tall male in a gray jacket and skully capt. He also had a cloth band-aid on his face robbed the store and fled towards Bradley Street, he may have gotten into a waiting car.

1:50pm–Fairfield–Constriction crews at Ludlowe Heath Care on 118 Jefferson St. reporting two ladders stolen from the construction site.

3:10am–Bridgeport–Break-in at the 1200 block of Park Avenue. Suspect caught by police, EMTs sent for the resident for a panic attack.

2:27am–Officer injured falling down a flight of stairs at a call on Pleasant Street dislocating his shoulder.

2:04am–Patrol officer radios in he hear 4 or 5 shots fired towards Boston Ave/East Main St. area. A Goddard Street resident calls police regarding the same shots fired.

Elderly Pedestrian Hit By Car In Fairfield

Around 10pm Friday night a senior citizen crossing Tunxis Hill Road was struck by a passing vehicle. Witnesses told us it didn’t seem to be the drivers fault just bad timing. The car clipped the man but it still was enough force to pull him out of his shoes. Witnesses told us the intersection. The man was taken to the hospital the extent of his injuries are unknown. Police have begun their investigation.