Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

Happenings NOW 4-16 thru 4-17

Bridgeport–Suspicious package closes down Federal Courthouse at corner of State and Lafayette around 8am this morning. The courthouse reopened around 10:50am; everything appears to be ok.

2:05am–Bridgeport–“Fall from the hood of a moving vehicle” head injury at 29 Connecticut Ave. in front of Oasis Grocery. Draw your own conclusions.

10:19–Bridgeport–An armed robbery just occurred at 224 French Street, no mention if it was in the house or outside. Victim was robbed of cash and his cell phone. Suspect used a silver handgun and took off down French Street towards Capital Ave.

Bridgeport–Fire department kept busy tonight, reporting to a bedroom fire at 27 Park Street which they quickly put out and then immediately dispatched to 320 Mapledale place to put out a kitchen blaze.

Bridgeport–Have it your way but not tonight. The Burger King at 4190 Main Street received a anonymous call that the store would be robbed tonight. Police will be taking precautions.

McKinley School Carnival at Jennings Beach–Weather permitting that we will be doing a wristband day from 1-5.  Carnival-goers who buy a wristband for $20 will be able to ride all the rides they want!

Maine man threatens to kill Senator Lieberman–‘Your days are numbered’ Read full story here.

1:14am–Bridgeport–Shots fired near 360 Palisades Ave. shooting out the windows of a car parked at Hillside Apartments. Police are looking for a Grey 4 door Isuzu last seen headed towards Boston Ave.

12:44pm–Bridgeport--Two people stabbed at Lexington and Calhoun, suspect fled on foot. Police investigating.

Happenings NOW 4-14 & 4-15

12:55am–Bridgeport–Reports of shots fired at 310 South Ave, Marina Village rear of building 23, one person shot in the leg. Police on the way. 1:01am–UPDATE–After a slight delay in locating the victim, police request dispatch to “step up the medics”.

11:55pm–Bridgeport–Pedestrian struck by a truck at Orange and Wilmont Ave.

10:36pm–Bridgeport–Police are reporting a riot at 399 Jane Street. AMR called in to standby for those tazed. UPDATE: Police have it under control now, AMR and PD transporting one to the hospital.

Veteran meteorologist Geoff Fox has joined the Fox CT weather team, the station announced Thursday..

Fox, with more than 26 years of experience forecasting weather in Connecticut, will begin on Fox CT Monday, April 18th.

His role will expand beyond weather forecasting, as he will deliver science and technology reports for the 4 p.m. newscast. Fox will forecast the weather during the 11 p.m. news. Meteorologist Rachel Frank will continue reporting the weather during the 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts

Happenings NOW 4-13

Fairfield schools have sent home a notice informing parents that yesterday, a student was crossing Fairfield Woods Road towards Palamar Drive. The student said a man in a white van attempted to call her over and then exposed himself. The student reported the incident to her parents and police. If anyone has any information they should call Sgt. Ed Weihe at the Fairfield Police Dept. at 203-354-4808

Happenings NOW 4-11

11:33am–Bridgeport–Police spotted the dark colored Dodge Charger responsible for the drive by shooting on Hollister Ave. this weekend. The vehicle was last seen on Madison Ave. heading towards Central High School.

11:11am–Bridgeport–A Washington Ave. resident says she was kidnapped and held against her will by a known party over the weekend. She is being treated at Norwalk Hospital and police are investigating.

2:18am–Bridgeport– The McDonald’s at 4219 Main Street (By Vincellette St.) was just robbed by a black male wearing a black ski mask, black jacket and blue jeans and displayed a small silver revolver. Unknown if he fled on foot or by car because walked up to the drive thru. 2:26am–UPDATE–Canine is tracking the suspect on Lourmel Street. 2:31am–Canine lost the scent at the top of Lourmel, police suspect a car was parked there for get away.

4/10/2011
1:35am–Bridgeport–Police suspect car bombing at car fire at 757 Madison Ave (near the Hookah Lounge). Police are investigating.

9:38pm–Bridgeport–Police reporting approximately 10-15 rounds shot at 170 Hollister Ave. Medics called to the scene. A very clean black newer model Dodge Charger, black male driver, 6 foot tall slender built wearing all black responsible for the shooting.

Bridgeport Fire Department responded to a fire at 556 Carroll Ave shortly before noon today. The fire started on the second floor and quickly spread to the attic. They have requested the arson investigation team to the scene. The Red Cross is helping relocate those living in the apartments.

Happenings NOW 4-9 thru 4-10 2011

1:35am–Bridgeport–Police suspect car bombing at car fire at 757 Madison Ave (near the Hookah Lounge). Police are investigating.

9:38pm–Bridgeport–Police reporting approximately 10-15 rounds shot at 170 Hollister Ave. Medics called to the scene. A very clean black newer model Dodge Charger, black male driver, 6 foot tall slender built wearing all black responsible for the shooting.

Bridgeport Fire Department responded to a fire at 556 Carroll Ave shortly before noon today. The fire started on the second floor and quickly spread to the attic. They have requested the arson investigation team to the scene. The Red Cross is helping relocate those living in the apartments.

Woman jumps onto school bus, scuffles with students.

4/8@ 12:33pm–Bridgeport– Ruptured gas line in the basement at 792 Madison Ave. It’s between Taft and McKinley Ave. so expect that area to be blocked off.  12:40pm–Fire department arrives on scene, smells a strong odor of gas on the street.  Gas company is on scene.  12:42–Fire department reports ZERO readings in the basement at this time, still remaining on scene.

 

5:02pm–Bridgeport–Police investigate a car on Manhattan Ave. after it was called in by a citizen that this car might have been involved in the attempted child abductions in the Read School/Colorado Avenue area.    This turned to be a false lead but police on scene were enthused with the public’s awareness and willingness to catch this person.

 

2:51pm–Bridgeport–Shooting at 730 Palisades Ave. One man down. Shooter takes off on a purple scooter. Police are looking for a Hispanic Male, bald wearing a black jacket. 2:59–UPDATE–Weapon recovered. 3:00pm–UPDATE–Victim is alert and conscious but in serious condition. Police say there were plenty of witnesses and they are cooperating.   UPDATE–The victim has passed, see full report from ConnPost at here.

12:02pm–Fairfield–Notre Dame High School in Fairfield evacuated. Teacher on the second floor over come with using an acrylic spray, paramedics called. The fire alarm sounded to evacuate the school. This is isolated to this one room one teacher (unknown at this time). 12:24–UPDATE–Fairfield Notre Dame Evacuation Update–One person transported to St. , Vincent’s Hospital. Building vented, classes to resume and alarm recalled.

2 men were ejected from their pickup truck after being hit by a city bus at Barnum Avenue and Pembroke Street in Bridgeport, CT shortly before 10pm.

4:10pm–Bridgeport–Another child abduction attempt in Bridgeport just occurred on on Colorado Ave. attempted to abduct a 12 year old girl. The girl refused and then the suspect fled towards Clinton Avenue and approached another girl. Police are looking for a blue vehicle with tinted windows that have bubbles in the tint, possible CT Plate # 468 XYT. The vehicle has rear end damage, driven by a black male with a white do-rag and white baseball cap.
What started as a shoplifting attempt turned armed robbery today in Fairfield today. The suspect was captured a short time later in Bridgeport and has been known to have done this in the past.

4:10pm–Bridgeport–Another child abduction attempt in Bridgeport just occurred on on Colorado Ave. attempted to abduct a 12 year old girl. The girl refused and then the suspect fled towards Clinton Avenue and approached another girl. Police are looking for a blue vehicle with tinted windows that have bubbles in the tint, possible CT Plate # 468 XYT. The vehicle has rear end damage, driven by a black male with a white do-rag and white baseball cap.

Happenings NOW 4/4 – 4/6

2 men were ejected from their pickup truck after being hit by a city bus at Barnum Avenue and Pembroke Street in Bridgeport, CT shortly before 10pm.


What started as a shoplifting attempt turned armed robbery today in Fairfield today. The suspect was captured a short time later in Bridgeport and has been known to have done this in the past.

4:10pm–Bridgeport–Another child abduction attempt in Bridgeport just occurred on on Colorado Ave. attempted to abduct a 12 year old girl. The girl refused and then the suspect fled towards Clinton Avenue and approached another girl. Police are looking for a blue vehicle with tinted windows that have bubbles in the tint, possible CT Plate # 468 XYT. The vehicle has rear end damage, driven by a black male with a white do-rag and white baseball cap.

12:15pm–Fairfield–Pedestrian struck in front of Starbucks on Post Road. Unknown injuries police and fire department on the way. ‎12:18pm–UPDATE–Fire department on scene confirming one person down on the sidewalk

12:44–Bridgeport–Police investigating a shooting on Hunting Street near St. Vincent’s Hospital; victim is not being cooperative.

 

UConn Wins Third National Title

4/4/2011–
11:09pm–Bridgeport–Fireworks blow the coop off an illegal cockfighting hideout off Hollister Ave. A security guard at the bus company off Holister Avenue says he heard fireworks prior to a blaze that broke out in an underground structure .  Firefighters had to cut through chain link fencing that divided the bus company property to the property that was caught fire.  Fire fighters were challenged not only at the difficulty getting to the property but with the chickens while fighting the fire.  The structure appeared to be roofing just above ground level, darkness, fencing and smoke made it difficulty viewing.

10:27pm–Bridgeport–Police are investigating a possible stabbing on Miles Street (off Stratford Ave.).  Male victim says he knows the woman that stabbed him.

6:55–Bridgeport–Police are investigating a report that a 14 year old girl says around 5pm today a man wearing a black ski mask driving a dark blue vehicle tried forcing her into the vehicle.  This occurred in the area of Read School, Ezra/Fairview Area.

Happenins NOW April 4th

12:44–Bridgeport–Police investigating a shooting on Hunting Street near St. Vincent’s Hospital; victim is not being cooperative.

11:09pm–Bridgeport–Report of fire off Logan Street behind the school bus company.

10:27pm–Bridgeport–Police are investigating a possible stabbing on Miles Street (off Stratford Ave.).  Male victim says he knows the woman that stabbed him.

6:55–Bridgeport–Police are investigating a report that a 14 year old girl says around 5pm today a man wearing a black ski mask driving a dark blue vehicle tried forcing her into the vehicle.  This occurred in the area of Read School, Ezra/Fairview Area.

Hwang: State longevity bonuses must go

10:55am–Stratford–Report of a house fire at 362 Soundview Avenue with one person trapped inside. 10:34UPDATE–Fire appears to be out. Fire started by a shorted out TV then igniting oxygen tank in one of the bedrooms. Father, son injured in Stratford blaze; 4 pets perish report from ConnPost here.
Report from WTNH with video after fire is out here.

 

4/3@11:19pm–Bridgeport–Report of a car being fire bombed at 405 Seltsam Road (parallel with Sylvan). Fire and police on the way. 11:24pmUPDATE: Blaze extinguished without it spreading to any dwelling.
11:55pm–Detective Bureau heading to scene to investigate.