BRIDGEPORT — Two people were dragged out of a North Avenue condo early Thursday morning during a raid run by state police and FBI agents, but both people were subsequently released, and agents left the scene without making any arrests. Connecticut Post has the full story here:
Just after 11:30pm Wednesday night a police officer radioed in that he was involved in a car accident with a Metro Taxi at the corner of Brooks Street and Arctic Street. Two ambulances were sent to the scene and witnesses tell me both the officer and taxi driver went to the hospital with unknown injuries.
A man was injured when man hit a parked sport utility vehicle and went airborne landing on its roof. The accident happened on Marion Street and the man was transported around the corner to St. Vincent’s Hospital. Robin Curry who was moving into her apartment across the street witnessed the accident while unloading her moving truck. Robin told us the driver wound up on the passenger’s side of the car and was able to get himself out of the car. She and others told the man not to move. He was complaining of neck and head injuries, but” he was able to walk away, and he wore a shirt that said lucky” Curry said!
Just after 3:30pm Wednesday afternoon firefighters responded to a school bus fire on Verna Hill and Greenfield Hill Road. When firefighters arrived they found the rear of the bus on fire where the engine is mounted. There were about 20 students on board and the bus driver was able to evacuate the students with no problem. Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told us the driver went back to investigate the cause of the fire and was overcome with smoke. He is being treated for smoke inhalation. No children were exposed any smoke or any or any hazards of combustion. Gomola said there appeared to be fuel oil or diesel on the roadway and they are investigating if this was a source or contributing factor as the cause of the fire. About 5 gallons of fuel oil did get in to a nearby stream from water used to battle the fire. Firefighters used absorbent pads to capture the oil in the stream and notified the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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9:03pm–#Bridgeport–Subway at 1739 E Main St robbed of $300 and all the cookies. Tall male in a gray jacket and skully capt. He also had a cloth band-aid on his face robbed the store and fled towards Bradley Street, he may have gotten into a waiting car.
1:50pm–Fairfield–Constriction crews at Ludlowe Heath Care on 118 Jefferson St. reporting two ladders stolen from the construction site.
3:10am–Bridgeport–Break-in at the 1200 block of Park Avenue. Suspect caught by police, EMTs sent for the resident for a panic attack.
2:27am–Officer injured falling down a flight of stairs at a call on Pleasant Street dislocating his shoulder.
2:04am–Patrol officer radios in he hear 4 or 5 shots fired towards Boston Ave/East Main St. area. A Goddard Street resident calls police regarding the same shots fired.
10:33pm–Bridgeport–Carbon Monoxide alarm going off with symptoms at 887 Pearl Harbor Street. Fire department on the way. Fire department has low CO readings. Homeowner is going to the hospital to be checked out.
10:11pm–Bridgeport–Structure fire, green house at State Street and Norman Street in the basement. 10:42–Fire recalled. Address was 1004 State Street.
8:15am–#Bridgeport–Wow, State Police reporting that Bridgeport Police were behind a black minivan on Reservoir avenue. van is now on Route 8 – The vehicle is wanted for firing shots at a school bus around 8:15 this morning. One is in custody. Original incident took place in the area of 900 block of Old Town Road. UPDATE–Students on the school bus headed to Frenchtown School in Trumbull and they called it in. The school was in lockdown for 90 minutes as a result. Jeffrey Thomas is charged with firing the shots during raid.
12:27am–Bridgeport–Man reporting to police that he was held at gunpoint and his car was taken at Union Ave. and Stratford Ave. near the package store. Two males (no description givne) took his purple Chevy Lumina.
12:10am–Bridgeport–Police called to Denver Court for a call of a large group fighting in the streets. When police arrived one person fled on foot down Colorado Ave. and was apprehended on the 500 block. Back on Denver Court one person was arrested for possession of an illegal firearm. UPDATE–1:55am–Police return to break up the group once more.
8:50pm–#Bridgeport–Police break up a fight at 941 Madison Avenue, outside Daybreak Doughnuts. A group of kids were beating another kid with a pipe. Police apprehend main assailant.
10:31am–#Fairfield–A break in occurred on Brookview Avenue with a Trek bicycle taken.
3:25am–#Bridgeport–Ouch! Man assaulted with a hammer by a woman on Louisiana Avenue. UPDATE–The woman is his girlfriend and he is following her towards East Main Street. UPDATE–Police and EMTs on scene.
2:25am–#Fairfield–Attempted break in to a home in the 700 block of Church Hill Road. Police with canine canvassing the neighborhood.
11:26pm–#Bridgeport–Bridgeport Hospital has a patient in the emergency room who was grazed by a bullet. The shooting took place on Union Ave.
10:56pm–#Bridgeport–Armed robbery at George Hilltop Convenience, 175 Pequonnock Street. Robbery took place by two Hispanic males, in in a colorful hat fled on foot. One shot was fired inside the store.
10:32pm—#Bridgeport–Report of an argument in front of 179 Sheridan Street with shots fired. No one was hit. The shooter fled in a white two door Infinity.
9:47pm–Fairfield–Report of a motorcyclist down at South Pincreek Road and Post Road. Cyclist has a minor injury to his knee.
9:42pm–Bridgeport–Report of a strong armed robbery taking place on Atlantic Street and Iranistan Ave.
10:19pm–#Bridgeport–A armed robbery just occurred at Alex and Davenport Streets. 2 Hispanic and 1 Black males robbed the victim of his money and broke his cellphone.
7:01pm–#Bridgeport–A home invasion just took place in 1200 block of Lindley Street. Two black males wearing ski masks entered through the front window. Police are on scene investigating.
6:49pm–#Bridgeport–City Hall–A child has pulled the fire alarm, there is no fire at City Hall on Lyon Terrace.
Former State Senator Ernie Newton Monday night continued his comeback from a federal corruption conviction seven years ago to claim the Democratic endorsement for the State Senate seat he was forced to relinquish. He won the endorsement for Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District over incumbent Ed Gomes and State Rep. Andres Ayala at the party convention at Testo’s Restaurant.
“This campaign is about redemption and opportunity of our people and our community,” Newton announced to cheering supporters inside Testo’s Restaurant at 6:46 p.m. just minutes after he was endorsed, adding he was sorry for the mistakes he had made that led to his prison time. Read full story at Only In Bridgeport
MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – The prom is supposed to be a night to remember for high school students and Miami Beach Senior High School students will certainly remember theirs this year. That is because prom was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the same venue that was simultaneously holding the Exxxotica Expo, a pornography convention. Read Full Story……
One man was injured and transported to a local hospital after a two car crash on North Avenue around 5:30 Monday. Traffic was tied up at this busy 5 way intersection in front of Freedom Fuels near Dewy Street. The injuries to the drivers are unknown but you can easily see the driver’s door was badly damage and intruding into the driver’s compartment. Police quickly got the vehicles to the side of the road and got traffic flowing once again.
First Selectman Tetreau announced today that beginning Monday, May 28, 2012, when the
Town celebrates Memorial Day with its annual parade, a sign will be placed by the Fairfield War
Memorial Honor Roll in front of the Old Town Hall to encourage Veterans to have their names
placed on this special Wall.
Anyone interested in having their name or the name of a loved one on the Honor Roll must
submit a Military Form DD-214 to the Office of the First Selectman, 725 Old Post Road. Any
questions can be directed to Nancy Fray at 256-3030. A State stipulation for inclusion on the
Honor Roll is that the applicant must have been a Fairfield resident at the time of enlistment. All
submissions shall be reviewed by a VFW representative to determine if qualifications have been
Created in 1945, the Fairfield War Memorial Honor Roll began as a wooden-framed structure,
which contained the names of World War II veterans. The passing of years caused the initial
memorial to deteriorate beyond repair and it was removed. The construction of today’s modern
structure was initiated by a group of public-spirited citizens of the Town who donated both the
material and labor for the base foundation. The Committee, which supervised and handled all
arrangements for the project, was composed of the combined Veterans groups of the Town.
Area companies completed the job. Today’s Honor Roll features seven large panels with
thousands of names of local residents who served in the nation’s 20th and 21st century wars.