Last week at the ceremony to swear in in police officers at the Bridgeport Police Academy we had a chance to talk to Chief Gaudette and Mayor Finch on how curfews will benefit the city and the citizens. With last night’s shooting of 3 youths we found it timely to post this report.
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**Live Breaking News Feed**
1:28am–#Bridgeport–Over $40,000 in gold taken from a West Morgan home tonight. Witnesses tell us a black Honda civic with tinted windows kept circling the street earlier in the day.
10:28pm–#Bridgeport–Armed Robbery–A man was just robbed on Broadway. Four black males fled in an older dark 4 door Chrysler up on Up Street.
7:18pm–#Bridgeport #ctfire– Report of a structure fire on 508 Harral Ave. Greene Homes Building 1 Sixth floor. Fire department on scene reporting heavy smoke. UPDATE–7:39pm–#Bridgeport–#ctfire–
2:44am–#Bridgeport–A report of an armed robbery near the Small Game Club on Connecticut Avenue. Man reports he was robbed by two light skin black males. They did show a gun.
12:40am–#Bridgeport–Crack deal gone bad. Woman robbed trying to buy crack on Gregory Street and she calls police to investigate.
11:40pm–#Bridgeport–#ctfire–Fire in the attic at 564 Stillman Street. Fire department on scene report a moderate smoke condition on the second floor.
2:33pm–#Stratford–#ctfire– Possible drowning at Short Beach. Reports say an older man was stumbling around. He went into the marsh, and police lost sight of him. When they found him a few minutes later he was in chest high water and not breathing..
2:10pm–#Bridgeport–#ctfire–An oven being cleaned at 696 Beechwood Avenue ruptures it’s gas line and a reported fire scorched the kitchen wall. Firefighter used a thermal camera to verify the fire did not extend into the walls.
1:44pm–Police breaking up a McFight at McDonald’s 215 North Ave.
1:12am–#Bridgeport–Two people treated for pepper spray at the White Eagle Club…..yup it’s closing itme!
12:07am–#Bridgeport– Shots fired at 1000 Maplewood Ave. after tenant received threats. Police are investigating.
Just before 2am Saturday morning police that shots were fired on Brooks Street. Multiple calls came in about multiple victims. In the end 3 were shot, it is unclear if they were shot inside a residence or outside of 444 Brooks Street. One person was shot in the hand, another in the shoulder and the most serious was shot in the head. Police gave pursuit on a suspect matching the description of who they were looking for down Brooks Street towards Shelton Street. A perimeter was set and police canine was on the scene but it was not know if they apprehended the suspect. Police said the person shot in the head was in very serious condition. Bridgeport just just investigate the twelfth homicide in the city two hours earlier on Wood Avenue.
Just after midnight Saturday morning police received a call for shots fired at 1000 Beechwood Ave. The victim said she had received threats prior to the incident. Almost immediately afterwards another call at 46 Wood Avenue with a man down. It is unknown if the calls are connected since they are over a mile apart.
The victim was rushed to the hospital where police confirmed he died of his injuries. Police are looking for a black male with braids who fled in a black or blue mini-van with squeaky breaks. Police are investigating.
Shortly before 3:oopm firefighters responded to a structure fire at 540 Woodside Ave. in Bridgeport’s north end Friday. Assistant Fire Chief Dominick Carfi told us that the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen which sustained heavy damage. The fire did not extend to the roof and the house did not sustain heavy structure damage but it did receive heavy smoke damage. An investigator arrived on the scene a short time later and the fire remains under investigation Chief Carfi said it appears to be accidental.
Dozens of mourners came to Lake Mohegan Thursday evening. 10-year-old Catherine Perez Trujillo drowned in the spot where mourners placed flowers in the waters Tuesday around 7:15pm. Catherine was swimming with her mother and other family members when she went under. She remained under water for about 45 minutes. First responders worked in vain to revive her.
The Postal Service repeated on Wednesday that without congressional action, it will default—a first in its long history, a spokesman said—on a legally required annual $5.5 billion payment, due Aug. 1, into a health-benefits fund for future retirees. Action in Congress isn’t likely, as the House prepares to leave for its August recess. The Wall Street Journal has the full story here…
Despite recent talk of a possible political reemergence, former New York congressman Anthony Weiner insists he has no political comeback planned – at least for the moment. Weiner, who resigned from Congress last summer following a drawn-out scandal over the discovery that he had been sending lewd pictures to women on the Internet, has come under the spotlight anew, after a New York Post story last weekend alleged he was “seriously” considering a mayoral bid in 2013. CBSnews.com has the full story here…..
At approximately 3:00 pm police responded to 1076 Post Road East, Barnes & Noble Book Store, on a report of a larceny in progress call. Employees at Barnes and Noble positively identified two suspects stealing large quantities of books and fleeing the area on foot.
Responding officers were able to locate and detain the two suspects. The investigation determined that the suspects allegedly stole $868.00 worth of books from the store. A vehicle, a Jaguar bearing Georgia license plates was located and identified as the car used to arrive at the store. Located in plain sight were large quantities of books placed inside the vehicle.
The two suspects arrested were identified as:
Alfred Green, age 40 of Brooklyn NY charged with
Criminal Attempt at Larceny 5th (Misdemeanor)
Conspiracy to commit Larceny 5th (Misdemeanor) BOND $500
Raheim Pope, age 37, of Brooklyn NY charged with
Larceny 5th (Misdemeanor)
Conspiracy to commit Larceny 5th (Misdemeanor)
Interfering with an Officer (Misdemeanor) BOND $5,000
Firefighters were on scene of Stratford Bailing on Garfield Avenue (off Honeyspot Road). Firefighters encountered unusual issues battling the blaze, first with an SUV trying to pass a ladder truck and then with a tractor trailer blocking a fire hydrant on Garfield Ave. that they needed to utilize. Police were called to the scene while all hands worked to extinguish the fire. Special thanks to Stratford CT, Fire Department Local 998 for these photos posted on their Facebook page and letting us share them with you.