Bridgeport, CT – The Health Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation announced this afternoon that the West Beach and Barnum Blvd Area would be closed for three hours on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tick management spraying is being carried out by the department and the hired contractor, All Habitat Services, along the lower hillside of the Seaside Park Landfill along Barnum Boulevard.
The Seaside Park West Beach entrance will be closed to the public until 11 a.m., after which it will be reopened to provide access to that broad region of the park.
For more information, visit the City of Bridgeport Health Department and Parks and Recreation Department website at www.bridgeportct.gov/.
2022-05-23@1:34am–#Bridgeport CT–The Bridgeport Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a party indicating smoke was filling up a room on the 2nd floor in the 100th block of West Liberty Street. Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched and upon arrival came across a fire on second floor that extended to third of a three story rooming house. One occupant was evacuated by ladder. All others self-evacuated. Fire is under investigation. Red Cross notified for 8 adults and 2 dogs displaced.
#Trumbull CT– Three (3) Bridgeport teenagers were captured Thursday afternoon after robbing a local woman and stealing her car at the Westfield Trumbull Shopping Mall parking lot.
At about 2:45 p.m., a fifty-nine (59) year-old woman was loading her car in the mall parking lot when she was surrounded by three (3) young males who demanded her car keys. The woman was pushed from behind and her purse was snatched from her hands, along with her keys.
The juveniles entered her vehicle and sped off towards Main Street before police arrived. The victim was able to provide police with descriptions of the fleeing suspects and her vehicle, which was then provided to all other area police departments who assisted in the search.
A short time later, the vehicle was spotted in Danbury, but sped off when the suspects spotted officers approaching nearby. Police throughout the area continued the search, broadcasting information on the vehicle’s description and direction of travel. Monroe Police then observed the stolen car traveling southbound on Main Street (Route 25) and followed it through heavy traffic back into Trumbull, where other officers were posted.
The fleeing vehicle attempted to elude officers who were positioned at the intersection of Monroe Turnpike (Route 111) and sped across the road, traveling southbound in thenorthbound lane of the divided highway for a short distance. The teen driver lost control and the vehicle careened off the road, striking a signpost. The three suspects attempted to escape on foot but were quickly apprehended by officers from Trumbull Police, Monroe Police, and the Bridgeport Auto Theft Task Force. As a result of this crime spree, one fifteen (15) year-old and two sixteen (16) year-old juveniles were arrested and charged with Larceny 1st degree, Robbery 3rd degree, Robbery by Carjacking, Breach of Peace and Interfering with an Officer.
One of the sixteen (16) year-old suspects was additionally charged with Reckless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. All three (3) juveniles were eventually released to the custody of their guardians on a Promise to Appear in Bridgeport Juvenile Court. This press release was made possible by:
2022-05-19@10:00PMish– Police are looking for a white sedan in connection to a shooting at Stratford Avenue near Union Avenue. Police radio reports to surrounding towns said that there were two shooters in the car with possible extended magazines. One person was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound, the extent of his injuries are not known at this time.
2022-05-18@10:04pm–#Bridgeport CT–A woman was assaulted and robbed in the 200 block of Gregory Street marking the city’s first robbery. Scott Appleby, Director of Emergency Communications (the city still has NO police public affairs’ officer) said when I asked for calls of significance said they would appear the police’s Twitter Account. There have been no robberies posted there so this must be the first one of the year. This is probably why Ganimville has been named the second best place to raise a family. If you believe that I will sell you the Congress Street Bridge.
2022-05-17@8:04pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a bicyclist in the 1500 block of Park Avenue. The bicyclist was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, he was alert and conscious.
2022-05-17@2:55pm–#Bridgeport CT– #cttraffic– Many of you reported that exit 5 on Route 8/25 was closed this morning. Police reported that a person that was shot in the foot at St. Vincent’s who said it happened on Route 8.
Police UPDATE: At 1607hrs the Bridgeport ECC received a 911 call reporting a 9 month old child had gone under the water in a bath tub and was unresponsive in the 100th block of Parrott Ave. A party on-scene was administering CPR at the time of the call. BFD, AMR and BPD arrived on-scene. According to on-scene reports the child had a pulse, was breathing, and then began crying. The child was transported to the hospital via AMR. No further information on status of their condition.
2022-05-16@4:08pm–#Bridgeport CT– First responders were called to the 100 block of Parrott Avenue for a report of a 9 year old girl drowning victim. First responders said the child was okay and transported to the hospital.