Month: November 2017

Fairfield News: Water Main Break

11:40am–# Bridgeport CT– A water main break in the 2100 block of Burr Street (south of the Audobon Society).  At 12:12pm police reported the water was turned off and that the roadway has buckled and part of the road is washed away.  The roadway is being closed off and there can be expected construction delays.  Also, low water pressure and brown water can be expected in the area.

 

Norwalk News: 2 Pedestrians & Car Hit – Arrest Made

#Norwalk CT–On November 22, 2017 at 1:07 am, the Patrol Division responded to a motor vehicle crash on West Avenue near Orchard Street. Arriving officers found that a vehicle had struck two pedestrians and a parked car. Both victims suffered serious injuries and were transported to the hospital by Norwalk Hospital EMS. The driver, Walter Veliz, was found at the scene uninjured. Veliz, who does not possess a driver’s license, failed on scene field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Veliz was transported to police headquarters, where he was found to have a blood alcohol level of .1852.

Arrest: Walter Veliz, 31 of 8 Woodbury Avenue Norwalk
Charges: two counts of Assault 2 with a Motor Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of
Alcohol and/or Drugs, Reckless Driving and Operating without a License
Bond: $75,000

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)

 

Norwalk News: Kidnap Fraud Suspect

#Norwalk CT– On 10/14/17, the pictured suspect picked up a fraudulent wire transfer at Stop n Shop located on Connecticut Ave in Norwalk.  The victim, who resides out of state, received numerous phone calls from a male pretending to be a law enforcement officer who demanded the victim wire money because his grandson was in jail.  The complainant wired $2450 to Stop n Shop in Norwalk.  Anyone that can identify the suspect or has any information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 203-854-3011. Anonymous tips can be left at 203-854-3111.

 

The Westport Police Department Local Union #2080 and Police Benevolent Association will be hosting their annual Holiday Toy Drive, which provides toys for underprivileged children throughout Fairfield County and beyond.The program has been extremely successful in the past, allowing for thousands of toys to be distributed to children who otherwise would have none. We ask for your continued support and generosity to help make this year’s drive as successful as in the past. By doing so, you will bring joy to so many children who often have none.  Westport Police Officers will accept new, unopened, and unwrapped toys, as well as cash donations, in the parking lot of ASF Sports & Outdoors, located at 1560 Post Road East, Westport, on the following Saturdays and Sundays:
December 9 th , 10 th , 16 th , and 17 th between the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM.
In the case of inclement weather, please call the Westport Police Department at 203-341- 6000 or check with the local news services. Should the weather not allow a trip to ASF on any one of those days, the donations can be brought to the Westport Police Department as soon as conditions allow.

Collection boxes will be set up December 1 st through 17th at the following locations:

 

Westport Police Department, 50 Jesup Road, 24 hours a day Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, during business hours of Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:30PMSF

Sports Outdoors, 1560 Post Road East, during store hours of Sundays 11AM-4:30PM, Mon/Tues/Weds/Fri 10AM-6PM, Thurs 10AM-7PM, Saturdays 10AM-5:30PM
Renato’s Jewelers, 1765 Post Road East, during store hours of M,T,W,F 8AM-3PM, Thurs 8AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-2PM, closed Sundays (holiday hours of M-W 8-3, Th/Fr 8-5, Sat 9-5, and Sundays 11-4 beginning
Dec. 10 th through Dec. 24 th )

Any questions can be directed to Sgt. Jill Ruggiero at jruggiero@westportct.gov or 203-341- 6000. We thank, in advance, all of our continually generous donors and look forward to seeing you all at ASF Sports  Outdoors!