Month: April 2015

Robbery Suspect Shot During Confrontation

Bridgeport Police report on the story we reported last night when it happened>

#Bridgeport, CT – Detectives are investigating whether a city man shot overnight was wounded with his own gun while attempting to rob a 45-year-old man.

“This remains a very active investigation. Detectives have a clear understanding of what happened and will make at least one arrest and recovered a handgun that will never be used in another crime,” Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr.

Police responded to Bridgeport Hospital for two injured males who arrived separately minutes apart. One suffered lacerations to his head. The other suffered gunshot wounds his arm and hand.

Napoleon Orellana, 45, who had facial injuries, stated the other male, identified as Alexis Vallejo, 24, attempted to rob him and that Vallejo was shot during a struggle.

Orellano gave this account: He stated was picking up a female acquaintance in the area of Gregory and Columbia streets. When he arrived, he said Vallejo entered his car with a gun and began striking him in the head. The gun discharged during the incident and Vellejo was wounded, he stated.

Vellejo fled the car and attempted to get to the hospital in a private vehicle but the vehicle crashed en route. He entered the on foot hospital at 3:07 a.m. At 3:11 a.m.,  Orellano arrived at the hospital in his vehicle. He told police that there was a gun in his car the belonged to the would-be robber. The handgun was recovered.

The incident remains under investigation by detectives, who will seek arrest warrants.

 

“This remains a very active investigation. Detectives have a clear understanding of what happened and will make at least one arrest and recovered a handgun that will never be used in another crime.”Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr.

Fairfield News: Seedling Exchange

[Fairfield, CT, April 30, 2015] Spring has finally arrived! The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch is participating in a seedling exchange that will be held at the Greenfield Hill Community Grange, 1873 Hillside Avenue in Fairfield on Saturday, May 16 from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring your seedlings to the Grange and exchange them for something new and perhaps different. Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions. Admission is two cans of food that will be donated to Operation Hope. The event is open to all towns.  For more information about this event call 203-255-7308, or visit us on the web www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

 

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Bridgeport News: City Worker Injured

3:04pm–#Bridgeport CT–A city worker was injured and taken to the hospital after his city truck hit the railroad overpass at Railroad and Bostwick Avenue this afternoon.   Bridgeport’s Public Facilities Director Jorge Garcia was quickly on scene and told me his worker was pretty banged up in the incident.   EMS attended to him and transported him to the hospital.

 

The truck was in the area with pothole repair and it would have the dumping bed up at times.  Jorge and the police department are investigating why the dumping bed was in the up position when it approached and hit the overpass.  Jorge said the truck was a 1989 truck that was scheduled for replacement.  With the bent frame it is certain the truck will be totaled.    Representatives arrived and are investigating the extend of the damage to the bridge.  Railroad traffic is passing but at a greatly reduced speed.

 

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