Month: June 2018

Bridgeport News: Warrant Nets Guns and Drugs

2:30pm–6/27/2018 #Bridgeport CT– After an investigation initiated by neighborhood complaints the Connecticut State Police with the Bridgeport Gang Task Force and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant at 281 Thorme Street.  Michael Barkley of 281 Thorme Street was taken into custody without incident.  281 Thorme Street is less than a block away from Blackham Elementary School.


During the execution of the search warrant officers located 2 handguns (Glock 17-9mm and a Glock 31- .357 caliber), 507 grams of marijuana, 6.7 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 15 Oxycodone pills, $4665 in cash, scales, packaging materials, 130 rounds of mixed ammunition and hundreds of cartridge casing and bullets used to manufacture .45 caliber rounds.


Barkley was charged with various weapons and narcotics offenses to include the sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, operating a drug factory, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapon in a motor vehicle and possession of a high capacity magazine.


Bridgeport News: 14 Year Old Shooting UPDATE

#Bridgeport CTt– Police said David Rivera DOB 12-10-03, (14 years old )shot twice the in torso and once in the face. Rivera was shot on Columbia St near the intersection of Park Terrace. Rivera fled to 55/65 Park Ter. PO Pires found the victim on the porch at this location injured. Pires also located a firearm that belonged to Rivera. The firearm was secured and medics rendered assistance. Rivera was transport to Bridgport ER where he underwent surgery. The crime scene was secured and the detective bureau responded. Rivera will be transferred to Yale NH Hospital after surgery. The firearm was processed by the DB, and the victim’s clothing and other items will be turned in as evidence by the arresting officer.


Please note, before everyone says you can’t post his name because he is a minor only pertains to youths arrested.




The annual PAL fireworks display is set for Monday, July 2, 2018, with a rain date of Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This is a well-attended event that features heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic affecting all roads south of Greens Farms Road between South Compo Road and Hillspoint Road. It is recommended that spectators plan to arrive early as traffic delays are inevitable. The beach should reopen to ticket holders by 5:00 PM, however, this determination will be made by Westport Parks and Recreation staff. Pedestrians attending the fireworks are reminded not to walk on the roads and to use sidewalks when going to and from Compo Beach. It is recommended that pedestrians wear bright clothing and parents please keep an eye on small children at all times!


For ticket holders: – Access to the PAL Fireworks display will be through South Compo Road only. Hillspoint Road south of Greens Farms Road will be open to residents with residences south of that intersection. – Firework attendees should display the ticket prominently on the dashboard so that it can be seen clearly when traveling to the event. For those who do not have tickets: – Vehicles without a ticket will not be able to go any further towards Compo Beach at the Minuteman statue. Shuttle buses will run from Longshore Park by the marina to Compo Beach. – Those utilizing Uber, Lyft, or Taxi services will be directed straight past the Minuteman Statue on Compo Road South. From there visitors can walk from the area of Compo Road South and Soundview Drive to the beach. NOTE: If you choose to use this method of transportation return service will not be available until after 11pm due to 1-way traffic exiting the beach area.


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Fairfield News: Reminder Not To Leave Kids/Pets In Hot Cars

#Fairfield CT–State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) united with Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to remind residents about Fairfield’s ongoing “Heat Kills: If you Love ‘em Don’t Leave ‘em” initiative. First started in 2015, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving children & pets in hot cars.

Rep. Kupchick also shared the legislature’s passage of a transportation bill that extends “Good Samaritan” law protections to people who break into hot cars to save animals. Originally, this legal protection only existed in the case of entering a car to save a child. Now, bystanders should feel empowered to act as necessary in the case of animals, as well, if the animal appears to be in urgent distress.