Bridgeport

CT EARS SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG DEMO AT SOUND TIGERS EVENT APRIL 12

  BRIDGEPORT – On Saturday, April 12, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm the CT Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) will be taking part in “Pucks & Paws,” an event with VCA Animal Hospitals and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena. The afternoon will feature information booths, family fun, and demonstrations. EARS will be hosting a special booth and demonstration highlighting the work of Search And Rescue Dogs.   For over a century, dogs have been a part of search and rescue missions around the world. In the United States SAR dogs have been involved in nearly every disaster, whether natural or man-made, since at least the 1960s. From the aftermath of tornadoes and earthquakes, to the rubble of the Oklahoma City…

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Police Arrest Suspect in March Shooting

#Bridgeport, CT  -- April 4, 2014 – A city man as arrested today in connection with a March 28 shooting during an apparent robbery attempt. Members of the Bridgeport Police detective bureau, SWAT team and patrol division executed a search and seizure warrant this morning at 74 6th Street. Police recovered a handgun, marijuana and other evidence during the raid. The suspect, Taavon Johnson, 20, of Bridgeport, subsequently surrendered to police and was charged by warrant with first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal attempt at murder and unlawful discharge. His bond was set at $250,000. Detectives Art Calvao and Ramon Garcia led the investigation and secured the warrant. “This was a great team effort by our detectives, members of the…

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