2022-05-20@2:50pm–#Bridgeport CT– A woman was run over by a pickup truck at Boston and Central Avenue. She was alert and conscious when she was transported to the hospital. This is the second pedestrian struck on Boston Avenue. A child was hit at Boston and Pembroke and suffered a skull fracture and had to be transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.
2022-05-20@1:04pm–#Fairfield CT– A man working on a dryer got stuck inside on Hawthorne Drive. Help was also having trouble breathing. Firefighters helped extricate him.This news report is made possible by:
Fairfield News: Man Stuck In A Dryer2022-05-20@1:04pm–#Fairfield CT– A man working on a dryer got stuck inside on Hawthorne Drive. Help was also having trouble breathing. Firefighters helped extricate him.
[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, praised a bipartisan agreement announced by Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-KS) on comprehensive legislation to deliver all generations of toxic-exposed veterans their earned health care and benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the first time in the nation’s history. The agreement includes legislation championed by Blumenthal to expand benefits and healthcare to two veteran populations that are not currently able to access services: veterans who responded to the nuclear accident in Palomares, Spain and those who were deployed to the K2 Air Base.
“This is spectacular news. Doing right by our veterans means doing right by all generations of veterans afflicted by toxic exposure. As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I’ve fought for this comprehensive package and will work to swiftly approve it,” said Blumenthal.
“I’m particularly proud to have secured provisions to extend benefits to Palomares veterans survivors and VA health care to K2 veterans. For years, I’ve advocated for them and all who suffer from exposure to toxins and poisons while serving. I look forward to swift action by Congress to send this bill to President Biden’s desk.”
Specifically, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 would:
· Expand VA health care eligibility to Post-9/11 combat veterans, which includes more than 3.5 million toxic-exposed veterans;
· Create a framework for the establishment of future presumptions of service connection related to toxic exposure;
· Add 23 burn pit and toxic exposure-related conditions to VA’s list of service presumptions, including hypertension;
· Expand presumptions related to Agent Orange exposure, including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Guam, American Samoa, and Johnston Atoll as locations for Agent Orange exposure;
· Strengthen federal research on toxic exposure;
· Improve VA’s resources and training for toxic-exposed veterans; and
· Set VA and veterans up for success by investing in VA claims processing, VA’s workforce, and VA health care facilities.
Many of the 1,600 veterans who responded to the 1966 nuclear accident in Palomares, Spain were sent to the site without protective clothing or warning of potential dangers, and were subjected to dangerous levels of radiation. As many as 15,000 U.S. servicemembers deployed to K2 Air Base—an old Soviet military site leased to the U.S. from the Uzbek government between 2001 and 2005—were exposed to multiple cancer-causing toxic chemicals and radiological hazards during their deployments.
#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. This press release was made possible by:
2022-05-19@10:00PMish– Police are looking for a white sedan in connection to a shooting at Stratford Avenue near Union Avenue. Police radio reports to surrounding towns said that there were two shooters in the car with possible extended magazines. One person was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound, the extent of his injuries are not known at this time.
(Westport, CT 5/19/2022) At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, the Westport Police Department’s School Security Officer and the Staples School Resource Officer began to investigate a report of a suspicious person on school grounds. An unknown male who appeared to be in his teens was dropped off at Bedford Middle School, but the person then left that campus and walked towards Staples High School. The incident was deemed suspicious because at the time no one recognized this individual, and it was unknown what he was doing on school property.
Out of an abundance of caution, the school’s superintendent placed both Bedford Middle School and Staples High School in a shelter in place status. Several patrol officers responded to make sure the students at both schools were kept safe and to look for this unknown person. Westport detectives also went to the scene and worked with school officials to attempt to identify the party. It was ultimately determined that the person in question was in fact a Staples student. The student was simply running late and after managing to get a ride to Bedford, he walked over to Staples. Chief Koskinas said that “this was the best possible outcome” and further stated that the timely resolution of this incident is a testament to the excellent working relationship that the police department has with the school system.”
2022-05-18@10:04pm–#Bridgeport CT–A woman was assaulted and robbed in the 200 block of Gregory Street marking the city’s first robbery. Scott Appleby, Director of Emergency Communications (the city still has NO police public affairs’ officer) said when I asked for calls of significance said they would appear the police’s Twitter Account. There have been no robberies posted there so this must be the first one of the year. This is probably why Ganimville has been named the second best place to raise a family. If you believe that I will sell you the Congress Street Bridge.
#Ansonia CT–The Ansonia Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for the homicide of Johnny Class on April 5, 2022. The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Ansonia, fled the state shortly after the homicide. With the assistance of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Connecticut and North Carolina, the suspect was taken into custody without incident in North Carolina on May 13, 2022. He is currently being detained, awaiting extradition proceedings. Once he returns to Connecticut, he will be charged with Felony Murder, Murder, and Robbery. He will be arraigned in Juvenile Court and the case will be transferred to Adult Court for prosecution. The name of the suspect will be released when the case is transferred. The investigation is still ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the police department at 203-735-1885 or anonymous tips can be left at Tip411 at the link below. https://www.tip411.com/tips/new?alert_group_id=21553
2022-05-17@8:04pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a bicyclist in the 1500 block of Park Avenue. The bicyclist was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, he was alert and conscious.