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THREE TEENS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AND CARJACKING AT TRUMBULL MALL


#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.
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Trumbull Mall Shooter Surrenders After 6 Hour Standoff

#Trumbull CT– #Bridgeport CT– Shortly after 7pm Trumbull Police were notified of a robbery and gunshot at the Zales Store in the Westfield Mall on Main Street. A lone male entered the store brandishing a handgun which he used to shatter glass display case. While doing this, the gun apparently discharged one bullet. The man grabbed several gold chains and fled on foot. No one was injured in the incident.

Officers spotted the fleeing car at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Anton Street in Bridgeport where he crashed. The driver was believed to still have the firearm used in the robbery with him. The man refused to surrender for over 6 hours, at times being defiant to police. The standstill came to an end peacefully at 1:11am. The suspect was turned over to Trumbull Police.

OBSERVANT WITNESS LEADS TO MAN’S ARREST FOR TAMPERING WITH MOTOR VEHICLE

#Trumbull CT–On Sunday, October 4, 2020 at about 2:30 am, Trumbull Police arrested a man in the
area of Arrowhead Rd., after he was observed attempting to steal from a vehicle parked
in a driveway. Jason Batts, age 47, of Maple St., Bridgeport, was taken into custody
after an officer chased him on foot and apprehended him in the rear of a nearby
residence.

The Trumbull Police received a report of an unknown person tampering with motor
vehicles and hiding behind cars. While enroute, Trumbull Police Dispatch was on the
phone with the complainant who had been actively observing the suspect, and updating
responding officers of the suspect’s location. The witness observed Batts crouched
around all four wheels of the vehicle, appearing to be examining the tires for a wheel
lock nut. The first responding officer observed the suspect jump over a wall and run
behind a nearby residence. A foot chase ensued and Batts was taken into custody
when he became entangled in a fence and could not pass through a small opening.
The witness observed a vehicle drive by his house very slow and then park several
houses down the road where it sat for several minutes. The suspect was then observed
getting out of the driver’s side of the vehicle and then take something out of the trunk.
The suspect was then observed walking through a driveway and crouching down around
the wheels of the vehicle, and eventually hid behind a truck in the driveway.
During initial police contact, Batts gave investigating officers a false name. Officers
checked the area where Batts was apprehended and found a small sack thrown on the
ground that was full of lug nut lock keys which are used to unlock lock nuts on vehicle

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rims. Officers later located a car in the area that had been used by Batts which
contained a “ViperTek” stun gun, a portable car jack, cinder blocks, and a wood block all
which are commonly used in the process of stealing wheels from motor vehicles.

During the booking process, Batts initially refused to provide any identifying information,
and also refused to be fingerprinted. Batts was charged with Criminal Attempt to
Commit Larceny 6, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6, two (2) counts of Interfering with
Police, Weapons in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Burglary Tools. Batts was held
on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior court on Monday,
November 16, 2020.

Once again, through the combined efforts of an observant citizen and the police, another
criminal has been apprehended and charged.
The Trumbull Police would also like to remind all residents to ALWAYS LOCK YOUR
VEHICLES, remove all packages and valuables, and never leave their keys inside. As
always, please report anything suspicious as it occurs.
Remember A.L.E.R.T.S. – Advise Law Enforcement Regarding Thieves Swiftly to assist
in catching criminals. Residents are asked to use features that are readily available on
their security systems to inform them of motion on their property, then notify the local
police as soon as security system motion ALERTS are received. Always immediately
report any suspicious persons or activity to the police and dial 911 for all emergencies.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Trumbull Police
Department directly at (203) 261-3665.

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Trumbull News: Observant Citizen’s Actions Result in Arrest of Teen Who Stole from Unlocked Vehicles

#Trumbull CT–Early Thursday morning, September 17, Trumbull Police apprehended a juvenile near Church Hill Rd. after a resident reported him knocking on their door around 3:00 am, and asking to use their cellphone so he can get a ride home. Officers arrested the fifteen (15) year old West Haven teen, after another citizen notified an officer that a teen was walking around like he “partied too much” and was asking to use his cell phone. The man pointed to where the teen should be before officers apprehended him. The investigating officer determined the teen matched the description of the juvenile that had knocked on the earlier resident’s door, and matched the description of one of several suspects that had been stealing from numerous cars in the area.

A resident first notified the Trumbull Police that juveniles were breaking into cars in the Edison Rd. area, and were traveling in a black BMW. An arriving officer located the BMW in the middle of the roadway with no lights on and the rear door open. An individual was then observed running from a nearby driveway, and entering the BMW. Officers confirmed that the BMW had been reported stolen, but the vehicle ignored the police emergency lights and siren in attempts to stop the vehicle as it sped away. Officers actively investigated the area and learned of several unlocked vehicles parked in residential driveways that had also been rummaged through.

 

Once this juvenile was identified, it was learned that he is the suspect in numerous other similar larceny and stolen motor vehicle cases, and currently has several other pending cases for similar arrests. The teen was charged with four (4) counts of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 3rd, is scheduled to appear in New Haven Juvenile Court, and was released to the custody of his mother on a Promise to Appear.

 

The Trumbull Police would continue to remind all residents to ALWAYS LOCK YOUR VEHICLES, remove all packages and valuables, and never leave their keys inside. As always, please report anything suspicious as it occurs. Remember A.L.E.R.T.S. – Advise Law Enforcement Regarding Thieves Swiftly to assist in catching criminals. Residents are asked to use features that are readily available on their security systems to inform them of motion on their property, then notify the local police as soon as security system motion ALERTS are received. Always immediately report any suspicious persons or activity to the police and dial 911 for all emergencies. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Trumbull Police Department directly at (203) 261-3665.

 

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Trumbull News: Route 8 Crash

UPDATE: 3 vehicles and one motorcycle which was the possible ejection.  No tractor-trailer involved.  3 people injured.

 

2020-09-19@1:20am–#Trumbull CT– #cttraffic– Report of a three-vehicle accident, one a tractor trailer on Route 8 southbound near exit 10.  First reports said there was someone ejected from a vehicle but there no update has confirmed this.

 

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Missing Person FOUND!

#Fairfield CT–A citizen who saw the picture on the town alert located the missing man at John Winthrop Elementary School, 85 Eckart St, Bridgeport.  He called the authorities and stayed with the man until first responders arrived.  Fairfield Police Deputy Chief Smith told me the missing man was dehydrated but otherwise in good shape.  The chief wanted to thank all the surrounding towns who assisted in the search.  A bloodhound as well as Eagle One helicopter to search the Lake Mohegan area.  Trumbull Police and Firefighters search the area of the Trumbull Mall where he was seen around noon time.

 

 

UPDATE: The search has been expanded to Trumbull near the Trumbull Mall where he was seen asking for water early this afternoon.

 

Fairfield Emergency Services needs your help in locating 60 year old Larry Dunn. Larry has early stage alzheimers and has been missing since 10:30 today. He was last seen wearing gray shorts, a blue or gray T Shirt, white sneakers, glasses, and possibly a town of Fairfield Baseball Hat. Larry is slighting balding, 5’11” tall and 160 pounds. He usually runs in the Lake Mohegan area. If you have seen Larry or have any information, please contact the Fairfield Police immediately.

 

Trumbull News: Cops & Cones

The Trumbull Police Department and Sunny Daes joined together to present a ‘Cops & Cones’ event on Saturday, August 15 in Trumbull Shopping Center. During this time, members of the Trumbull community were able to meet with their officers to ask questions, chat, and get to know one another all while enjoying sweet treats.

 

Interactions such as these continue to unite and bring the Trumbull community and police closer together. The Trumbull Police Department is grateful to have participated in this wonderful event, and would like to thank all of those who participated.

 

[Photo attached, L to R: Officer Ryan Tantimonico., Officer Kelly Brown, Officer Emily GIsvold, with Sunny Daes patrons]