Month: August 2017

Bridgeport News: Homicide Arrest

#Bridgeport CT–This morning, members of the Fugitive Task Force apprehended Richard Evans of 350 Dogwood Drive) and served him with an arrest warrant charging him with Murder, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit. He is alleged to have fatally shot Reginald May at 140 Alice Street on July 2, 2017. The evidence shows that Evans lured May out of his apartment by setting off his car alarm, and then opening fire on him from a neighboring yard when he came outside to investigate. Evans is held on a $1,000,000 bond. Great work by all that worked on this case led by Detective Heanue.   \

 

(Bridgeport Police Press Release)

 

 

Labor Day Traffic Enforcement

Middletown, CT. (August 31st, 2017): Over 35 million drivers are expected to travel across the United States this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, with the vast majority of them traveling by car. Connecticut State Troopers want to remind motorists to expect heavy traffic, exercise caution, allow extra time to reach their destination, don’t text and drive, set GPS destinations prior to traveling, and use a hands-free device when talking on your cellphone/mobile device while operating a vehicle.
Connecticut State Troopers will be concentrating their enforcement efforts on drunk driving, speeding, seatbelt violations, and distracted driving during the entire Labor Day Weekend September 1 st through September 5 th . These dangerous driving behaviors claim the lives of our residents every year. Troopers will utilize both traditional and nontraditional state police vehicles on the roads searching for reckless
and intoxicated drivers.  Troopers will man sobriety checkpoints, increase roving patrols and utilize the State Police Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit (BAT Mobile).

 

Enforcement efforts by Connecticut State Troopers will continue into the next week as more than half-a- million children continue to return to school across Connecticut, with many of those children typically walking or riding the bus to school. Troopers remind ALL drivers to be especially vigilant watching for pedestrians during the before- and after-school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children – over the last decade nationally, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m.   Under Connecticut state law, it is mandatory that drivers stop for school buses that have their flashing red warning lights activated, whether they are approaching or following the school bus.  Failure to obey this law not only puts our children at great risk, but it carries a hefty penalty for drivers. Fines for passing a school bus that has its flashing red warning lights activated start at $465 for a first offense.

 

A final reminder to all drivers: anyone who consumes alcohol should never get behind the wheel; establish a designated driver before your holiday weekend activities begin.  There are no second chances for first time offenders.  On a first offense an Ignition Interlock Device can be installed on your vehicle if you are arrested for DWI and your driver’s license is suspended.   If you see a suspected drunk driver, or hazardous driver, call 911 as this is a true emergency.  During the 2016 Labor Day weekend, Connecticut State Police issued 1699 tickets for speeding, 165 for seatbelt violations, 3,552 tickets for moving violations and made 51 arrests for driving under the influence. State
Police investigated 283 motor vehicle crashes, 43 with injury, and 0 fatal motor vehicle accidents.

 

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Westport News: Jobs Coach Returns

#Westport CT–Elaine Daignault, Director of the Westport Department of Human Services announces the return of the American Job Center Southwest’s (formerly known as CTWorks) Career Coach at Westport Town Hall.  On Thursday, September 14, the Coach will offer a beginner’s class in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 from 10 a.m. – noon, followed by an intermediate class in PowerPoint 2013 from 1 – 3 p.m.  The Career Coach is a “training center” tour bus equipped with ten wireless computer labs offering free computer classes to residents in the greater Norwalk area.  The mobile unit operates on a monthly schedule of visits to various community locations and is accessible to people with disabilities.

 

Area residents interested in registering should contact the Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 or via e-mail at humansrv@westportct.gov.   For more information, including the current Career Coach schedule, check the website for American Job Center Southwest at http://www.ajcswct.com

 

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Ms. Daignault stated, “I hope that by offering the American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach in the Westport area, many residents who wish to improve their computer skills will find it convenient and useful in pursuing their personal goals.

 

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Crossing Guard Awarness

The Norwalk Department of Police Service wishes to remind the public that Crossing Guards will be stationed throughout the city starting tomorrow and for the remainder of the school year. School Crossing Guards ensure that children from all around the city arrive and leave school safely. We ask that motorists pay special attention in and around school zones for our Crossing Guards. Officers will be monitoring the school crossings to ensure motorists are following the Crossing Guard’s directions. Below are the penalties for failing to do so.
14-300f Vehicles to stop for school crossing guard. Penalties. Issuance of warning or summons upon report of school crossing guard (a) The operator of a motor vehicle shall immediately bring the motor vehicle to a stop not less than ten feet from a location on any highway or private road where a school crossing guard is on duty when the school crossing guard specifically directs the operator to do so. Any motor vehicle so stopped for a school crossing guard shall not proceed until the school crossing guard specifically directs the operator to do so.

 
(b) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined four hundred fifty dollars for the first offense and, for each subsequent offense, not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

 
(c) Upon receipt of a written report from any school crossing guard specifying the license plate number, color and type of any motor vehicle observed by such school crossing guard violating any provision of subsection (a) of this section and the date, approximate time and location of such violation, a police officer may issue a written warning or summons to the owner of such vehicle.

 

Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111 Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.com Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

 

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Bridgeport News: Homicide Arrest

#Bridgeport CT–This morning, detectives arrested Anthony Reeves, 34 of 555 Trumbull Avenue in connection with the June 7th, 2017 homicide of Jason Nieves. Reeves allegedly shot Nieves twice while they were in a stolen car at the corner of Houston Ave and Dodd Ave. Nieves’ body remained in the car for several hours until Reeves returned with Larry Tinsley and they set the car and Nieves on fire. Reeves is charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit, and Larceny in the Third Degree. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. Thank you to all the officers and detectives that worked on this case, which was led by Detective Martin Heanue.

(Bridgeport Police Press Release)