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Daniel Tepfer

Saudi student charged with threatening to kill police

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BRIDGEPORT – A college student from Saudi Arabia threatened to shoot officers after going on a drunken rampage for his birthday, police said. “If I had a gun I would shoot you in the head, I will kill you,” police said Ferasahmed Al Gabri shouted at them as they took him into custody at a […] [Read More]
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Sixth sex abuse lawsuit filed against priest

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BRIDGEPORT – A Shelton man claims, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, that he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a priest while he served as an altar boy at the former St. Patrick Parish here in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court, brings […] [Read More]
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Monroe dad charged with shooting son

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MONROE – A father, accused of accidentally shooting his 11-year-old son in the face while he was putting away his handgun earlier this month, was arrested Tuesday evening on assault charges. Vincent Pizzolato, of Partridge Drive, surrendered to police shortly after 6 p.m. after being told there was a warrant for his arrest. He was […] [Read More]
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Stratford grandfather charged with having child porn

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BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford man, awaiting trial for allegedly raping his 14-year-old granddaughter, was charged Tuesday with possession of child pornography. Luis Monge, 67, was being held in lieu of $75,000 bond after being charged with first-degree possession of child pornography. Last October Monge was charged with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and illegal […] [Read More]
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Woman sues cops over restaurant fracas

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BRIDGEPORT – A city woman claims she was assaulted by three off-duty police officers without provocation while at a downtown restaurant last year. In her lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, 31-year-old Elisa Sosa claims officers Ron Jersey, John Topolski and Stacy Lyons attacked her in the Barnum Publick House in the early morning […] [Read More]
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Darien man indicted for bank fraud

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NEW HAVEN – A Darien man and two people from Minneapolis have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a to a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud banks participating in a USDA-backed export financing program. Pablo Calderon, 59, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on conspiracy, […] [Read More]
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Sound Tigers score in lawsuit

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BRIDGEPORT – Ruling that spectators are adequately warned of the dangers of professional hockey, a Superior Court judge Monday threw out a lawsuit by a New York man who claimed he was seriously injured when he was hit by a puck during a Sound Tiger’s game. “The possibility that this plaintiff could be struck by […] [Read More]
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Victims’ families sue Lanza estate

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Without any fanfare or press conferences nine parents of children and teachers who died in the Dec. 14, 2012 Newtown  massacre that killed 20 first-grade students and six teachers, have filed lawsuits seeking to collect on Nancy Lanza’s home owner insurance. The suits were filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport. Nancy Lanza is believed to […] [Read More]
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Jason Klein

Man charged with stealing parts from police tower

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MONROE –A local man dissembled part of the Police Department’s radio tower, selling the parts for scrap, police said. Jason Klein, 30, of Stanley Road, was arrested Thursday after police said they recovered his DNA from the metal fence surrounding the tower. They said he did $55,000 in damage to the tower and nearly severed […] [Read More]
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Trumbull nanny charged with selling heroin

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TRUMBULL – Police said a local nanny was subsidizing her income by selling heroin on the streets of Bridgeport. Allison Colavito, 28, of Pinewood Trail, was arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force. She was charged with three counts of sale of narcotics and one count of sale of narcotics within […] [Read More]
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