9:06pm–#Bridgeport CT–Self cleaning oven fire at 160 Village Lane. Time to call Marsillio’s Appliance and TV at 2031 Black Rock Tpke in Fairfield. (203) 366-7541. Same fire crew from the car fire responding to this.
Here is the police report on the story we reported as it was happening!
(Bridgeport, CT – March 11, 2013) – A 30-year-old faces charges after he allegedly stripped naked, snatched his girlfriend’s baby and ran through traffic on Interstate 95. Santos Rodriguez, of Burr Road, was arrested. The baby didn’t suffer serious injuries. Police were called early Saturday morning at about 4 a.m. The mother of the baby called police and said that her boyfriend, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, had run out of her house naked while carrying her naked infant son. While en route, Officer Jeffrey Holtz was flagged down by a gas station manager who reported seeing a naked man running east on Fairfield Avenue and that he appeared to be carrying something.
Police in the area immediately started searching for Rodriguez and the baby. A short time later, police were notified that the Connecticut State Police had Rodriguez and the child on the exit ramp of I-95. Police also learned that Rodriguez had run across both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway while holding the child. CSP reported dispatchers had received numerous 911 calls from motorists. As police arrived, a passing motorist pulled over on the ramp to help. Rodriguez opened the passenger door of the vehicle, put the baby on the front seat and sat down on the roadway. He was handcuffed there.
The child was taken to Bridgeport Hospital to be checked out. There, the mother told Holtz what had transpired: She said Rodriguez had come home after a night out and was acting erratically. He had a history of abusing PCP. Stumbling around, he said someone was after him again and said that she was the devil, at one point throwing a Bible at her.
He then stripped off his clothes, snatched the child from his playpen and began removing the child’s clothes. He then pushed his way past the mother and ran out of the house. Rodriguez was charged with first-degree kidnapping, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He was held on $100,000 bond.
3:07pm–Bridgeport CT–A 15 year old girl was walking to William Street when a white car started following her on Barnum and Caroline Street and attempted to get her into his car. The girl safely made it to her destination and told her mother who immediately called police. Police are interviewing the girl and her mother now. At the moment police are looking for a four door white car with a silver bumper, no plate number nor make or model. The driver is a dark skinned African American driver about 40 years of age. We will update this post as more information becomes available.
Editorial- The RTM will decide the Fairfield Police Department’s Police Contract on March 18th. The police union has been operating without a contract for over two years. That includes two hurricanes and one blizzard of service without complaint. Two weeks ago 5 officers were sent into a wooded area where a man with a gun a during a standoff. The officers did not hesitate to move in when ordered even after a shot already rang out. Why is Fairfield making them wait for a decent contract?
Fairfield has a history of being anti-union, dragging on negotiations with the firefighters union and even the nurses union.
If you live in the town of Fairfield, please contact your RTM officials listed below and tell them you support a decent contract for the police. Tell them you are tired of the town’s anti union position:
David M. Becker: 203-424-0024 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Michael Herley: 203-308-1409 (phone), email@example.com (email)
Carolyn Richmond: 203-259-4803 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Gaylord Meyer: 203-930-2229 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Eric G. Sundman: 203-255-0101 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Peter Ambrose: 203-259-0009 (phone), Peterambrose@snet.net (e-mail)
Amy Jennings: 203-259-2335 (phone)
Jeffrey R. Steele: 203-292-3530 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
John R. Mitola: 203-254-7288 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Keith Storm Varian: 203-292-6860 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Edward J. Bateson III: 203-530-3915 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Thomas P. Conley: 203-255-9659 (phone)
Francis “Hank” Ference: 203-259-6966 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Mary I. McCullough: 203-255-0877 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
G. David Mackenzie: 203-255-3348 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Joseph M. DeMartino: 203-256-0036 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Arthur G. Hug: 203-372-3379 (phone)
Joseph J. Palmer: 203-254-2522 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Heather Dean: 203-255-5238 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Amy Mezoff: 203-522-4090 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Matthew Ambrose: 203-259-0009 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Joshua Garskof: 203-520-5053 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Christopher M. McAleese: 203-368-2627 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Ruth A. Smey: 203-336-3216 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Ann Stamler: 203-767-3614 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher J. Brogan: 203-615-1896 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Leonora P. Campbell: 203-335-2423 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Julie K. Gottlieb: 203-374-1884 (phone), email@example.com
Sheila H. Marmion: 203-373-1855 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Jay G. Wolk: 203-203-0591 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Jennifer Hochberg: 203-372-9838 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
Kevin L. Hoffkins: 203-371-5081 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Eric S. Newman: 203-219-9877 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Marc Patten: 203-820-4447 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Harold G. Schwartz: 203-371-7217 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Kathryn L. Braun: 203-256-0334 (phone), email@example.com (email)
Dana Kery: 203-256-0762 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
Allen Marks: 203-255-9422 (phone), email@example.com (email)
Thomas E. McCarthy: 203-259-4620 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Jeffrey Stopa: 203-521-0825 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Bill Domeika: 203-650-0986 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Joseph L.A. Felner Jr.: 203-292-5533 (phone)
Ellen Jacob: 203-259-3747 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Carol Pontrelli: 203-259-4761 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Nicholas D. Mirabile: 203-256-0858 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Leigh Hannum: Leighhannum@yahoo.com (e-mail)
Kenneth R. Lee: 203-615-3898 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Bruce Ryan: 203-256-8336 (phone), email@example.com (e-mail)
Carol J. Way: 203-256-8613 (phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
4:22am–Bridgeort CT-Tonight’s car fire is at 153 Jones Avenue.
4:04am–Bridgeport CT–Report of naked man running with a naked child eastbound Fairfield Ave. near Pine Street. He is now on I-95 southbound near exit 27A UPDATE–.4:20am–Bridgeport CT–Naked man ran with naked baby from Pine Street/Fairfield Ave. onto I-95 southbound exit 26 where police have the baby safe and sound with the naked man in custody.
2:17am–Bridgeport CT—I-95 southbound between exits 29 and 30 one woman ejected from her car with very serious injuries.
1:33am–Bridgeport CT–Manhunt for a person running through backyards with a shotgun on East Ave.
1:11am–Stratford CT –I-95 southbound on or near the Moses Wheeler Bridge rollover accident in the right lane.
I’ve driven by Lil Mo’s at 2415 Main Street in Stratford and the other stores on Main Street dozens of times without giving
them very much thought. I received a message from the owner’s husband on Facebook to check them out. He’s a former Westport cop and very proud of what his wife put together. So I stopped in and met Maureen and she was as nice as could be. She showed me the menu and was proud of how fresh her food is. I took her up on her offer to stop by with my family to give them a try. I took one of their take out menus home with me and was able to see the variety to choose, from a hotdog to seafood and steaks. Maureen told me she and her mom use to run the Bun and Burger on Paradise Green years ago. I’m always in search for a great burger so that is what I went there for.
Our waiter was as nice as Maureen and he told us about the specials and the soups of the day. We started off with the French Onion Soup which was outstanding. French Onion Soup is one of my favorites and I order it whenever its on the menu and this was better than at the highest end restaurants. My wife had the homemade chili and it did have some heat to it. It was awesome when we put it on the waffle fries that came with our dinners.
Not a lot of time elapsed from when the soup bowls were removed before our dinners arrived, I like that! Being the purist that I am I ordered The Legend’s Burger which was 2 patties served with cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a Portuguese roll. The first thing I noticed was how soft and fluffy the roll was, very fresh! Lean over your dish as you take your first bite because these burgers are juicy! It was by far one of the best burgers I’ve had in a long time! I also sampled my son’s BBQ Bacon burger which was a quarter pounder topped with BBQ sauce, bacon and cheese, oh how tasty the flavors mingled. To me the best of the best was my wife’s order of a Patty Melt-A 6 ounce Black Angus burger served with sauteed onions, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato on rye. This was a true symphony of flavors!
My daughter loves burgers but she opted for the Shrimp Roll which is popcorn shrimp served on a toasted New England roll. I was able to convince her for one bite. This is the most flavorful shrimp I’ve had in a very long time. Again here is where freshness is the key, I forgot how delicious the natural flavor of shrimp is. Even in the finest restaurants shrimp like most seafood is frozen and the flavor is lost and you have to flavor it with lemon or cocktail sauce, this isn’t the case! I can’t wait to try more of their extensive seafood menu.
The waffle fries that come with most orders as I mentioned are excellent. The onion rings however are to die for! The very best I had were homemade at Tanner’s Restaurant back in the day in the 70s and 80s in Ansonia. These were just as good if not better! Again, freshness is the key!
We were all too full have a dessert of our own so the four of us shared a almond cake and a cheese cake. My wife and kids are big cheese cake fans and they all agreed this cheese cake rivals infamous Juniors cheesecakes in New York City. I’m a chocoholic but wished I had more room for the almond cake, oh so moist and flavorful! My daughter and I stuck with Pepsi with our food while my wife and son enjoyed their freshly brewed tea. I noticed so many interesting drinks coming out from the bar.
Maureen visited our table a couple of times to make sure we were ok like any good host should do. She seemed a little disappointed that we mainly tried the burgers. Again we were out to find the best burger. I think we found a couple great burgers here. Maureen wanted us to try the seafood and steaks which I can’t wait to try. This is probably the best kept secret in Stratford until now. My wife and kids look so forward to visiting Lil’ Mo’s Cafe again and again! Check out their Facebook pager here.
On Saturday March 23 at NOON, State Rep Tony Hwang is going into Long Island Sound at Jennings Beach as part of “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge! Rep Hwang realizes that this sounds like an absolutely silly and really “COLD” idea but there is a very good reason for his freezin’ plunge – to help raise money for Wakeman Boys & Girls Club – Southport, Stratfield, Bridgeport!
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to do something silly and fun like this to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Wakeman Club!” Rep Tony Hwang added, “for the past 100 years, The Wakeman Club has helped and made a huge difference in the lives of tens of thousands of young adults. I want to support their mission and help Wakeman begin their next century with a big splash. Please make a DONATION to my “Freezin’ for a Reason” request and support the invaluable positive difference that Wakeman Club makes in our community.”
Thank you for your generous support in advance and let’s work together to making huge contribution to help The Wakeman Boys & Girls Club.
9:37pm–Fairfield Ct–Bicyclist hit by a car in front of Dairy Queen at 1902 Post Road.
9:17pm–Bridgeport CT–Police watch a car travel at a high rate of speed down the wrong way on Frontage Street and crash at the corner of Broad Street. EMS on the way.
7:40pm–Bridgeport CT–Pedestrian hit by a car in the parking lot at CVS 3710 Main St
7:10pm–Bridgeport Ct Black Rock–Report of two men looking into homes for possible break in at Courtland Ave. and Midland area.
6:50pm-Bridgeport CT–Report of an unresponsive naked man in the middle of the road at Iranistan and Olive Street. Passerby put a blanket on him….nothing more to see.
6:45pm–Bridgeport CT–Police break up a domestic fight with a person with a gun but one person stabbed in the abdomen at 2649 Main Street (near Salem Street).
4:44pm–Fairfield CT–Car accident, one car on it’s side at Post Road and Unquowa Road (Community Theater).
3:27pm–Fairfield Ct Southport CT–Pedestrian hit by car on Center Street in front of the Wakeman’s Boys/Girls Club.
2:54pm–Bridgeport CT– Accident between school bus and car between Madison ave and North ave. Update: There are no children on the bus.
2:17pm–Norwalk CT–Today’s car fire is on Chestnut Street.
1:06pm–Norwalk CT–A freon leak sets off the smoke detectors at The High Road School of Norwalk at 17 North Avenue.
FAIRFIELD, CT, February 28, 2013: The Fairfield Fire Commission announced the promotions of Lieutenants Scott Trembley of Ansonia and Brian McHugh of Fairfield effective Friday, March 1st at a special meeting last Monday night in the John Sullivan Independence Hall. The promotions were made from a list promulgated by the Fire Commission earlier in the month as the result of written and oral examinations which took place in January at which two Assistant Chiefs and five Lieutenants were promoted. Many family members were in attendance for Monday’s meeting at which both new officers were asked to stand for applause when their name was announced; a more formal ceremony will be held in early March at a Fire Headquarters on Reef Road for family, friends and department members to celebrate their promotion. “There’s a big turnover in our department, and I’m looking forward to working with these new officers to give our citizens of Fairfield the excellent public service they deserve,” said Chief Richard Felner. “As I’ve said many times in the past, this is another example of our family taking care of your family.”
Scott Trembley is a sixteen year veteran with the Fairfield Fire Department and the recipient of two Joseph J. Stopa Life Saving Medals for his participation in the rescue of a hunter in cardiac arrest on Farmstead Hill Road several years back and earlier in his career for performing rapid CPR and defibrillization on a patient in cardiac arrest whose life was saved by his actions. Brian McHugh is a thirteen year veteran of the Fire Department and the recipient of two Joseph J. Stopa Life Saving Medals for his actions in the Farmstead Hill Road rescue and his efforts at a cardiac arrest patient whose life was saved on Melville Drive, the Joseph S. Elias Meritorious Service Award for his actions at a tanker truck fire on I-95, two Unit Citations for motor vehicle accident extrications on the Merritt Parkway and on North Benson Road by Fairfield University, and is a member of the Department Honor Guard and Hazardous Materials Technician Response Team. “Family is very important to me, and to stand before the Fire Commission to receive this promotion with my wife, father, mother, sister, mother-in-law and son was a great honor,” said McHugh. “The opportunity to serve the community where I was raised and am raising my children is something I value more than I can say.”