Bridgeport

Street Fight Leads to Five Arrests

  (Bridgeport, CT – April 14, 2014) – Five people face charges after a street fight Saturday on Taft Avenue. Police Officer Juan Esquilin was sent to 146 Taft Ave. at 9:30 p.m. for a street fight. He was told by a witness that two cars pulled up and about 10 people got out and started to fight with her boyfriend and other people on Taft Avenue. He also spoke with Marcos Dasilva, 24, who stated that he was struck by a car driven by Sean McNamara, 20. Witnesses stated that Dasilva was knocked to the ground during the fight, got up and threw a can of beer at McNamara’s vehicle as it drove away, smashing its rear window. McNamara then backed up and struck…

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Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Groping Case

(Bridgeport, CT – April 14, 2014) -- Detectives have secured an arrest warrant charging a city man with approaching and groping two high school students on separate occasions in the East Side. Detectives Martin Heanue and Jorge Cintron secured the warrant on Thursday charging Harry Rodriguez, 40, of Hallet Street. He currently is jailed on unrelated charges. The warrant charges him with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, unlawful restraint and two counts each of risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace. He will be served with the warrant in Superior Court. The warrant stems from an investigation started after a report of six incidents in March where a male approached females, improperly touched them and then ran off. Rodriguez…

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Three Males Report Armed Robbery

  (Bridgeport, CT – April 14, 2014) – Three youths reported being robbed by two people, including one with a handgun. Officer Daniel Orlich responded to Moffit Street Sunday for a possible shooting but could find no evidence of an incident. A short time later, he was sent to a house several streets away and spoke to the victims. They stated that they were walking just before 9 p.m. when two males approached and robbed them at gunpoint. When one of the victims attempted to flee, he heard a loud gunshot. No one was injured.

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Bridgeport Schools Air Quality Program

City of Bridgeport Expands Indoor Air Quality Program in Schools, Targets Efforts to Reduce Absences Among Students Affected by Asthma “I am thrilled that we have taken the steps necessary to roll out the Tools for Schools program district-wide as a preventative program in maintaining healthy school environments for our children and teachers.”— Mayor Bill Finch   Bridgeport, CT (April 14, 2014) — The City of Bridgeport is moving forward in its effort to reduce asthma and allergy-related absences among children and the adults that serve them each day through the “Tools for Schools” air quality program. And today, the City’s Health and Social Services Department will sponsor free trainings at Dunbar School from 3 to 8 p.m., and in the fall for…

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Bridgeport News: Groping Suspect Arrested

#Bridgeport CT--Frank Recchia from News12 is reporting that "Bridgeport Police  announced the arrest of a suspect in a recent string of gropings around Harding High School.  Police are not yet releasing the name of the suspect, but they say they obtained arrest warrants in two of the six cases, and they hope soon to link the suspect to the remaining four.  Police say in each case, the victim was a high school-aged girl."

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