Month: December 2020

Robbery Arrest

BRIDGEPORT, CT — Kemuel Jimenez-Rivera DOB 10/29/1981 was taken into custody on

December 29, 2020 by Stratford Detectives with the assistance of the Bridgeport Police Fusion
Center and several Bridgeport Officers. Upon interviewing Jimenez-Rivera he confessed to the
following armed robberies within the City of Bridgeport:
12/23/20 Subway Restaurant 1552 Wood Avenue CFS 110336
12/24/20 Shell Gas Station 2612 Main Street CFS 110602
12/26/20 CVS Pharmacy 3710 Main Street CFS 110602
12/26/20 Chinese Food Restaurant 4565 Main Street CFS 111215
Arrest warrants are pending for these incidents.
Kemuel Jimenez-Rivera also confessed to two Stratford robberies that occurred in the past two
days.

Fairfield Police Chief To Retire

FAIRFIELD — Following nearly four decades of service with the Fairfield Police Department, Chief Christopher Lyddy announces that he will retire in January 2021.

“Looking back on my 38-year career, I have been blessed to work alongside some of the finest individuals this profession has ever produced,” Chief Lyddy said. “I am the product of many officers and supervisors who came before me and shaped me through the years.”Chief Lyddy was first introduced to the Fairfield Police Department in 1976 at the age of 16 when he joined the Fairfield Police Explorer Program, volunteering his time to the agency while also learning the tenants of law enforcement.While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island in 1979, he was hired as a special officer in Fairfield and worked the summer and holiday seasons.

Chief Lyddy was hired as a patrolman in 1982 and spent his first four years as a patrolman before being assigned to the Youth Services Division for a one-year assignment. In 1989, he was promoted to detective in the Investigations Division, and was promoted to sergeant in 1991 and served 10 years as a field supervisor in the Patrol Division.In 2001, Chief Lyddy was promoted to lieutenant and served in the Special Services Division as well as commander of the Investigations Division. In 2009, he was promoted to captain and served as commander of the Patrol Division.Lyddy was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2010 before being sworn in as the Chief of Police in January 2019.

One highlight of Chief Lyddy’s 38-year career is attending the 215th session of the FBI National Academy in 2003 in Quantico, Virginia.Throughout his career, Chief Lyddy has also served in various positions that have helped to bring new and innovative approaches of policing to the department, including technological advancements. These advancements have included state-of-the-art technology equipment such as in-car report writing, computer aided dispatch, a robust records management system, license plate reader technology and automated fingerprint identification systems.“I was impressed with Chief Lyddy’s thoughtful approach over the years and have relied on his experience and vast knowledge as First Selectwoman over the last year,” said Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick. “The Town of Fairfield has benefitted greatly from Chief Lyddy’s professionalism and long dedicated service to our community.”Chief Lyddy will retire on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

The department will begin the process of selecting a new Chief immediately, and the position is expected to be filled upon the date of the Chief’s retirement.”I have no doubt that I am leaving the agency in extraordinarily capable hands as the current men and women of the Fairfield Police Department are individually and collectively the best of the best,” Chief Lyddy said. “It has been a sincere honor and privilege to serve this great community with each of our officers.”

Stratford News: Armed Robbery

2020-12-28@9:46pm–#Stratford CT– The Stratford Police Department responded to the Dao Asian Cuisine Restaurant located at 7365 Main Street for an armed robbery. The employees reported that a man entered the restaurant armed with a rifle. He pointed it at the employees and demanded money and the robber fled with an unknown amount of cash. No one was injured during the event.

On December 29, Stratford Detectives with the assistance of Bridgeport Police arrested Kemuel Jimenez-Rivera, 39 of Bridgeport for the robbery. He was charged with Robbery 1st degree, Threatening 1st degree, Illegal use of a facsimile firearm, and larceny 6th degree. He was held on $250,000 bond. Police say the investigation remains active.

BRIDGEPORT POLICE PURSUIT AND FIREARM RECOVERY

#BRIDGEPORT, CT –On Monday December 28, 2020 at 6:38pm while patrolling the PT Barnum Apartment Complex a Bridgeport Police Officer observed a vehicle that was driving suspiciously and proceeded to roll through a stop sign. While initiating a traffic stop at the intersection of Wordin Avenue and Fairfield Avenue, the vehicle proceeded to speed away from the officer eastbound on Fairfield Avenue where it proceeded to crash into traffic coming off the highway. The Officer upon approaching the scene of the incident saw the drive flee the vehicle and proceed eastbound on Fairfield Avenue towards Commerce Drive. While calling out the location of the that suspect, the passenger proceeded to exit the vehicle and drop an object from his lap. The passenger then proceeded to attempt to gain access into a nearby vehicle, when the Officer instructed the suspect through verbal commands to show his hands and get on the ground. The suspect later identified as Charles Lee Young of Bridgeport was taking into custody. Upon a search of the vehicle the Bridgeport Police recovered two firearms and several bags of drugs. Charles Lee Young (D.O.B 3-27-1986) was charged with the following:

.G.S. 29-35(a) Carrying a Pistol without a Permit C.G.S. 53a-217 Criminal Possession of a Firearm

C.G.S. 53-206 Carrying a Dangerous Weapon C.G.S. 21a-279 Possession of NarcoticsC.G.S. 29-38 Illegal Possession of a Weapon in a MotorVehicle C.G.S. 21a-278(a)+ Possession With Intent to Sell

C.G.S. 53a-167a Interfering with an Officer C.G.S. 53a-135 Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree

C.G.S. 53a-122(a)(3) Attempted Larceny 1st Degree C.G.S. 53-202w(c2) Illegal Possession of Large CapacityMagazine

Bond Set: $250,000.00

Governor’s Staff Tests Positive For Covid

#HARTFORD, CT – Paul Mounds, chief of staff for the Office of the Governor, today announced that a member of Governor Ned Lamont’s staff has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, SARS CoV-2. The staff member was in the office as recently as Wednesday, December 23, but had only brief interaction with Governor Lamont from an appropriate social distance while wearing a mask, and the governor will not be self-quarantining as a result. Twice-weekly testing continues for the governor and his staff, and there are no additional positive test results within the administration.

“This is another sign that the virus continues to spread across our state, and we all must keep our guard up,” Mounds said. “We all must limit gatherings, wash our hands, keep a distance, and most importantly, keep wearing our face coverings. We have limited the number of staff working in the office, encouraging telework across our departments with the goal of minimizing contact among individuals, and that will continue to be how our office operates moving forward.”

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Bridgeport News: Bridgeport Fire Department Very Busy

#Bridgeport CT– #ctfire— Fires kept the Bridgeport Fire Department hopping. Start with a 2am fire in the 600 block of Fairfield Avenue with fire on the second floor. One occupant was transported to the hospital.

Fire Units responded to a report of a structure fire located at 1105 North Ave at 9:15AM. First unit reported fire visible on the second floor. All occupants were out on arrival. The house next door 1113 was also damaged. The fire is currently under investigation with the Fire Marshal’s Division. No injuries occurred at this incident. The Red Cross will be providing lodging for 6 adults and 3 children.

A kitchen fire was reported in the 800 block of Queen Street around 12:30pm and a dumpster fire reported behind PC Metal on Central Avenue.