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Ansonia News: Man Hides In Back Seat To Rob Woman

#Ansonia CT--On January 17, 2023 at about 10:15 P.M., Ansonia Police officers patrolling Pershing Drive were flagged down by a female who reported a male hid in the backseat of her car then tried to steal her pocketbook. The female was able to fight off the suspect and he fled the scene. The female reported she had stopped at CVS on Pershing Drive, while she was in the store the male hid in the backseat of the car and confronted her as she drove on Pershing Drive. Officer Smith and his K9 partner Kane tracked the suspect to Howard Avenue where he was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was identified as Adiel Viana-Ribeiro, age 25 of Bridgeport. Viana-Ribeiro…

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Route 8 Shutdown

State Police UPDATE: State police said State Police say the woman, later identified as Joan Marie Forgas, 32, of Bridgeport, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Forgas was struck and killed by a car in the northbound lane near Exit 13 after leaving her Jeep, which was parked in between the right lane and shoulder of the roadway. 023-01-18@12:22am--#Shelton CT--- #cttraffic-- A crash with injuries on Route 8 southbound near exit 13 has the highway shutdown starting at exit 12. This news report is made possible by:

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Ansonia News: Robbery Arrest

On January 13, 2023, the Ansonia Police Department arrested an 18-year-old male from New Haven for his involvement in an armed robbery of the Xtra Mart on Wakelee Avenue on July 7, 2022. At the time of the robbery the male was 17-years-old, making him a juvenile at the time of the incident, so his name will not be released at this time. This is the second arrest in the investigation, on October 6, 2022, Christian Borrero, age 18, of New Haven was arrested for his involvement in the robbery. The 18-year-old male was charged with Robbery First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery First Degree, Larceny Sixth Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny Sixth Degree. He was turned over to…

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Ansonia News: Shooting Arrest

#Ansonia CT--On January 11, 2023, Daycus Bailey, age 40 of New Haven, was arrested by warrant for his involvement in the December 29, 2022 shooting on Bridge Street in Ansonia. During the course of the investigation detectives were able to recover the handgun believed to be used by Bailey in the shooting along with other evidence linked to Bailey and the shooting. The investigation is ongoing, detectives are working to identify the other suspect who fired shots during the incident. Daycus Bailey was charged with Criminal Attempt at Assault First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Stealing a Firearm, and Unlawful Discharge. Bailey is currently being held on a $500,000.00 bond. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to…

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Ansonia News: Gun Arrest

#Ansonia CT--On January 11, 2023, at about 10:30 P.M., the Ansonia Police Department received a complaint of a fight on Grove Street. The first arriving officers met with the victim who reported he was assaulted by his neighbor and then threatened with a handgun by a friend of the neighbor. The neighbor was identified as David Ehler Jr., age 51 of Ansonia, and his friend was identified as George Lanker, age 51 of Ansonia. Lenker, who is a convicted felon, admitted to possessing a handgun, turned the gun over to the officers, and the handgun had no serial numbers. David Ehler Jr. was charged with Assault Third Degree, and Breach of Peace Second Degree, he was released on a $500.00…

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Ansonia News: Accident Arrest

#Ansonia CT--On January 10, 2023 Arsene Ndabian, age 64 of Bridgeport, was arrested by warrant for his involvement in the November 4, 2022 motor vehicle accident on Division Street where an 81-year-old pedestrian was struck and seriously injured. Ndabian was the driver of the van that struck and dragged the pedestrian, he was charged with Assault Third Degree, Reckless Driving, and Unsafe Movement. Ndabian was released on $2,500 non-surety bond with a court date of January 24, 2023 in Derby Superior Court.

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