Month: November 2013

911 Operators, Patrol Officers Brighten Robbery Victim’s Thanksgiving

#Bridgeport, CT -- Nov. 29, 2013 -- City 911 workers and a city police officer brightened a robbery victim's holiday after an unusual police call. The man called on Thanksgiving morning and reported that he was walking to his friend's house with a holiday turkey and stuffing. He said he was robbed at gunpoint of the bird, trimmings and his wallet. "At first I thought he was joking, but I could hear from his voice that he was serious," said Telecommunications Operator Denny Viera, who took the 911 call. She checked with the Officer Daniel Mendez, the officer who responded, and he we verified the turkey robbery. "I wanted to do something," she said, but a call to Stop and Shop…

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Thanksgiving fire damages Monroe home

Ten people gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving were suddenly driven from an Old Castle Dr. home on Thursday night. Monroe volunteer firefighters were called to 48 Old Castle Dr. just before 11:30 pm when the residents saw smoke starting to fill the house near their fireplace. Crews determined there was a fire hidden in the wall between the kitchen and family room. After pulling out kitchen cabinets and breaching the wall behind the fireplace, firefighters got to the flames before they could extend further throughout the house. A large contingent of firefighters from Monroe, Stevenson, and Stepney descended on the cul-de-sac located in the Barn Hill road area; approximately 32 in all, manning three engines and two ladder trucks. Trumbull and Shelton also provided coverage…

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