Happenings NOW 01-30-2012

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12:01pm–#Norwalk–Pedestrian struck by car on the lower level parking at Home Depot. The woman was transported to Norwalk Hospital via EMS.

9:21am–Bridgeport–Police are investigating the untimely death of a 3 month old Grove Street infant.

1:52am–#Bridgeport–Report of a home invasion at 1080 Ogden St. Xtn. Woman hid in closet as known party along with 14 others with guns. Police are investigating.

‎1:44pm–Large bust of car racers in the Home Depot Parking lot at 656 Reservoir Avenue. Report of over 20 cars racing. Police have blocked all exits, now checking plates, license and registrations.

11:35pm–#Bridgeport–Repo man working State St. Park Ave. area….one woman refusing to get out of the vehicle, police on the way.

11:00pm–Police at St. Stephen’s Park outside PT Barnum Housing for shots fired. They have one person they are questioning right now.

6yr Old Charge with Sexual Assualt Playing Tag

San Francisco CA–HERCULES (CBS 5) – An East Bay dad claims a game of tag on the playground resulted in his 6-year-old son being accused of sexual assault – a decision he said was an overreaction by school officials. The parent, who asked only to be identified as Oswin, said his son was accused of brushing his best friend’s leg or groin while the two were playing on the playground at Lupine Hills Elementary in Hercules two months ago. Oswin said his child was kept in the principal’s office for two hours until he confessed. He was suspended, and a sexual battery charge was placed on his permanent school record. Read full story and see video report…..

Fire on Wade Street Bridgeport

Shortly after 11:15pm Saturday night firefighters were called to 247 Wade Street for a structure fire.  Firefighters found the back of the structure on fire.  A strong breeze was concern but their quick work prevented the fire from spreading further.  Homeowner Doreen Wallace Davis was at work when the blaze broke out.   she lives elsewhere.  The house was vacant at the time but a primary search was conducted which turned out negative.  Acting Assistant Fire Chief James Cook told us upon arrival the house was heavily involved in fire from the rear, the first two engine companies  got an attack line in and did an initial search.    No firefighters were injured fighting the fire.

Farifield Police Loses One Of Their Finest

From the  Chief of Police Gary MacNamara’s page on Fairfield Police’s website:

Written by Gary MacNamara

Providing public safety service, whether POLICE, FIRE, or EMS, requires trained telecommunicators often operating in the background, to answer emergency calls, and dispatch resources.  Once dispatched, the resources require constant communication back to headquarters to effectively handle most incidents.

This past week, the Town of Fairfield lost one of those individuals who for over twenty years dedicated his work to providing those emergency services .  Telecommunicator Joe Thomas passed away last week.  For over twenty years he was there for the community and our emergency service personnel to answer all our calls for help.

While the other members of our emergency dispatch center continue to respond to all our calls for help, they do so while missing a friend and a colleague.

We all owe a big thank you to Telecommunicator Joe Thomas for his years of service to the town of Fairfield.

Thanks Joe.  You will be missed!

Chief Gary MacNamara

Stratford Loses A Hero

Lieutenant Tom McCabe

Lieutenant Tom McCabe was a 24 year decorated veteran of the Stratford Fire Department, served as Treasurer for the Firefighters Benevolent Association, and was also the department historian. Lt McCabe was 54 years old and leaves behind a wife and three children. The loss of Lt McCabe will surely have a lasting impact on the members of the Stratford Fire Department and his local community. RIP Lt McCabe. We miss you brother and you will not be forgotten!” (Stratford CT, Fire Department Local 998 Facebook page).

Stratford Star is reporting that a wake for Stratford Fire Department Lt. Thomas McCabe will be held Friday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Galello & Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main St., Stratford. The funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Parish, 500 Wigwam Lane Stratford. Read full story…..

Happenings NOW 1-27 thru 1-28-2012

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9:33–#Fairfield #Bridgeport–A car jacking just occurred at Super Stop and Shop at 1160 Kings Highway Cutoff. Police located the vehicle and brief pursuit took place entering into Bridgeport. Bridgeport Police entered the pursuit which quickly ended with Fairfield making the arrest on State Street and Iranistan Avenue.

3:50am–#Bridgeport–Man in car on Terrace Circle which is off Trumbull Avenue was struck from behind. He apparently got out of his vehicle when he was shot in the thigh by an unknown shooter. He was then transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital by a private vehicle. The vehicle that struck the man may have been stolen from Reservoir Ave.
3:32am–#Bridgeport–Another gunshot victim at 57 Terrace Circle as well as one struck by a car.

1:11am–#Bridgeport–Arctic Street man fighting with his girlfriend smashes a mirror with his fist now bleeding profusely. Didn’t he know it’s bad luck to break a mirror? EMTs and police on the way.

4:46pm–Bridgeport–Rite Aid manager on Main Street pursues shoplifter in his car in the Vincellette Street area calls police with turn by turn updates. Shoplifter then flees on foot running behind a house. Police on scene with the manager on Vincellette Street.

3:45pm–Fairfield–School bus blocking traffic on Beach and Old Post Road. The bus driver said a female hit the bus and continued backing into the bus. Police on the way.

3:35pm–Fairfield—Forced entry attempted on Lovers Lane, Man fled in a landscaping truck last seen fleeing on Jennings Road.

Man Arrested For Westport Jewelry Store Murder Kills Himself In Prison

A West Haven man awaiting extradition to face charges of murdering the owner of a Westport jewelry store and stealing $300,000 worth of diamonds has killed himself in a Spanish prison, according to law enforcement sources.   Andrew Robert Levene, also known as Robert Thomas, was arrested Tuesday in Spain on federal murder, robbery and firearms charges. The 41-year-old former Army Ranger was being held in an undisclosed Spanish prison pendng a court appearance.   Read full story…….

Crane Toppled In Stratford

Early Wednesday evening on Ferry Boulevard behind BJ’s in Stratford , a crane that was being loaded to be transported to Pennsylvania toppled over while being loaded on the carrier.  Assistant Fire Chief Lance Edwards told us small spill of diesel fuel was quickly contained and posed no hazard to the Housatonic River nearby. DEEP assisted firefighters and oversaw the cleanup with a local contractor.