Month: March 2022

Bridgeport News: Person Stabbed

2022-03-31@4:14pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police tweeted that they were at Maple and Hallet Streets on a preliminary report of a party stabbed. Party transported to hospital with unknown injuries. Active incident. Special thanks to the anonymous viewer for sending the photo. There was no scene left when I arrived from the shooting on Louisiana Avenue.

The Connecticut State Police Loss Of K9

The Connecticut State Police regrets to announce the passing of K9 Selma, assigned to Detective George Jupin. K9 Selma succumbed to medical issues on March 30, 2022. K9 Selma and Detective Jupin were graduates of the 161st K9 Training Troop. K9 Selma became the first electronic storage device detection K9 in the world on October 4, 2013. Since her graduation, Selma has been an invaluable asset to the CT State Police Computer Crimes Unit assisting in locating electronic evidence in countless investigations. Most importantly, K9 Selma was a loyal and devoted partner to Detective Jupin.

Bridgeport News: Club Violations

#Bridgeport CT– On March 26, 2022 at approximately 2:30 AM members of the Bridgeport Police Department were assisted by the Bridgeport Fire Department – Fire Marshal’s Office and the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection – Liquor Control Division in serving a search warrant at the “VIP Lounge” located at 1086 Pembroke Street.  This immediate area has been plagued with police calls for service related to noise complaints, felony assaults, narcotics violations, and homicide.  A thorough investigation revealed the VIP Lounge was acting as an after hours club and narcotics were being dealt within the establishment. 

An estimated 100 patrons were inside the VIP Lounge when the search warrant was served.  Given the large amount of people, it was very difficult to detain everyone as they began to rush the front door.  Of the people detained, a security guard (40-year-old Michael Gaines of Bridgeport CT) was found to have an active domestic violence arrest warrant.  He was placed under arrest without incident.

During the course of the search, 2 firearms were recovered. The first was a gray Polymer-80 semiautomatic “Ghost gun” that contained 17 rounds. The second was a black Taurus G3c semiautomatic 9mm handgun with a total of 17 rounds (2 magazines).  Although the firearms were abandoned, additional forensic tests will be conducted in an attempt to identify the subject(s) who left them behind.  Also seized were proceeds from the VIP Lounge totaling $2,291.00.

The Liquor Control Division cited the permittee (47-year-old Alexander Soto of Stamford CT) for several violations of State Liquor Law.   The Bridgeport Fire Marshal’s Office noted several violations of the Fire Code.   Alexander Soto cannot reopen the lounge until he corrects all violations and forwards a copy of the liquor permit to the City of Bridgeport.

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FBI Apprehends Shooter

2022-03-30@4:45pm–#New Canaan #cttraffic– FBI has one suspect in custody on the Merritt Parkway at the rest area near exit 36. The suspect was thought to be armed and was responsible for a shooting but that location is not known at this time.

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Norwalk News: Stolen Cooking Oil2022-03-30@12:22pm–#Norwalk CT– Police are investigating the theft of used cooking oil at Speedy Pizza at 75 Main Street.

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BRIDGEPORT POLICE MAKE HOMICIDE ARREST BRIDGEPORT

#Bridgeport CT– This morning, Jacque Richard (DOB: 10-15-95 of 2455 North Main Street, Waterbury) was arrested for the murder of Michael Harrigan. Richard and an accomplice allegedly approached Harrigan as he sat in his car in the earlier morning hours of December 12, 2021, on Black Rock Avenue. They attempted to rob Harrigan and fatally shot him in the process. Investigators are still attempting to identify Richard’s accomplice.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Detective Heanue at 203-581-5242. Richard is charged with Murder, Felony Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit, and Use of a Firearm in an A, B, or C Felony. He is being held on a $2,500,000 bond. Great work by Detective Heanue, the lead investigator on this case, and all the detectives who assisted.