Month: February 2017

Westport News: Chief Makes Fraudulent Credit Card Arrest

On 02/23/17, Chief Foti Koskinas observed a vehicle in the Greens Farms Railroad Station parking lot with the blinker on, engine running and operator laid back. The Chief checked on the operator, and as the window rolled down, he immediately smelled the odor of marijuana. Other units were called to the scene and the operator was asked out of the car. The operator, Lorenzo Woods, was evasive and unable to explain why he was there. While speaking with Woods, another male approached the Officers. The second male was identified as Theophilus Brown.

 

The Officers determined that the two males were attempting to cash a fraudulent money order worth $1,000.00 at the Post Office. Officers located a total of 4 fraudulent money orders in the car, all with different names on them. Also located in the vehicle was a credit card with another individuals name on it. The credit card was checked through a credit card reader which showed information different than what is embossed on the card itself. Both Brown and Woods were taken into custody and transported to Police Headquarters. They were processed for the above listed charges and held on bond. Both were subsequently released on Promises to Appear which was decided by the Bail Commissioner. Court date was set for 03/02/17.

(Westport Police Press Release)

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Westport News: Home Improvement Without Registration

In early October of 2016, the victim of this incident signed a proposal with contractor Jeffrey Chirillo of Chirillo Contracting, for remodeling work. The victim paid Chirillo $32,579.00 in cash and checks since 10/08/16. As of mid-January, Chirillo has not started any work at the victim’s residence nor has he provided any of the material the victim has paid him for. Based on the investigation, a warrant was submitted to Norwalk Court for Chirillo’s arrest. On 2/23/2017, Westport Officers responded to the Milford Police Department and took Jeffrey Chirillo into custody. Chirillo was transported to Westport Police Headquarters where he was processed for the above listed charges. Chirillo was held on a $75,000.00 bond with a court date of 03/07/17.

(Westport Police Press Release)

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Bridgeport News: Stranger Danger

1:50pm–#Bridgeport Connecticut– There was an attempt to lure a child into a van in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Police are looking for a dark blue older van driven by an Hispanic male 35-40 years of age.  He was seen heading towards Park Avenue from Lincoln Avenue.

 

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Westport News: Minecraft To Tell A Story

Toquet Hall Teen Center announces an after school class in video game puppetry to be held March 27 through March 31from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Registration is open to students in grades 7-12. Led by the EK Theater (www.ektheater.com), students will learn how to use Minecraft to tell “The Story of Aoyagi” from Lafcadio Hearn’s Kwaidan, a collection of Japanese ghost stories first published in 1904.

 

The program has a registration fee of $45 and space is limited. Students must have their own laptop and Minecraft account. Registration is available at toquethall.org. Contact Kevin Godburn or Carla Paiva at 203-341-1155 or toquethall@hotmail.com with any questions.

 

About EK Theater

 

Renowned EK Theater brings classics to modern audiences using video games. Eddie Kim, a theater artist and Street Fighter 2 aficionado, started the company in 2007. The company’s mission is to keep the classics alive. The performers of EK Theater use video game characters as digital puppets. The New York Times has called their work “an impressive feat of engineering, coordination, and storytelling.” The company performs both locally and abroad, and they give workshops to share their techniques and promote the use of video games in education.

(Press Release)

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