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Daniel Tepfer

Mental health experts under investigation

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BRIDGEPORT – Four senior staff members and a clerical staff member of the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center are under investigation for improperly using state resources. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services confirmed Thursday  Dr. Ralph Ford, DMHAS behavioral health clinical director, Manuel Rosales, supervising psychologist 2, Madeline […] [Read More]
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Bpt lawyer resigns from bar

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BRIDGEPORT – A local lawyer, facing sentencing in federal court Friday on mail fraud charges, agreed to resign from the bar. Joseph Haddad, a lawyer in the area for 30 years, filed a letter in Superior Court here resigning from the bar and waiving his right to ever apply for readmission. Haddad, who had law […] [Read More]
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Dancer arrested for routine

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STRATFORD – An exotic dancer was arrested after police said she went on a rant in the bar, smashing bottles and the cash register. Passionique “Ebony” Taylor, 22, of Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree assault, breach of peace and second-degree criminal mischief. She was released after posting $150. According to police, on Tuesday Taylor went […] [Read More]
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Coin dealer arrested

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STRATFORD – A local coin and stamp dealer was arrested after police said he has been buying precious metals without a license. Thomas Derbyshire, 57, of Main Street, was charged with violating the state precious metal regulations. He was released after posting $500 bond. [Read More]
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No sweat man

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STRATFORD – Police said a man wearing a sweat suit stole 51 deodorants from the the East Main Street Stop & Shop. Jose Bulerin, of Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny. [Read More]
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Stabbing victim ignored warning

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BRIDGEPORT – Just days before police said Alejandro “Macho” Velez fatally stabbed his girlfriend, his sister warned the victim to stay away from her brother. “I told her my brother has mental issues and she should be careful what she was dealing with,” said the sister, who asked that her name not be used. “He […] [Read More]
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Firefighter accused of run in at drive-thru

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TRUMBULL – A Fairfield firefighter was arrested after police said he got into a dispute with another driver at a McDonald’s drive-thru. Thomas Janik, 49, was charged March 17 with driving under the influence and second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a promise to appear in court pending arraignment on March 31 in […] [Read More]
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Stratford cop case before Supreme Court

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HARTFORD – The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether the town of Stratford had the right to fire a police officer because he was dishonest.  On June 6, 2009, Officer Justin Loschiavo, now 34, suffered an epileptic seizure while driving his police cruiser, crashing into four cars and causing $25,000 in damage. […] [Read More]
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Arcade Fire lost their head in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – The city’s good name may be at stake after someone apparently stole one of the band Arcade Fire’s bobble head masks during the March 18 concert at the Webster Bank Arena. Rolling Stone reports that a giant papier-mâché model of band member Richard Parry’s head went missing after the show here. “Richy’s bobble […] [Read More]
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Trumbull police bust brawl

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TRUMBULL – Police called to Marisa’s Restaurant for a brawl involving members of the Latin Kings gang, arrested four Bridgeport residents early Sunday. At about 1:30 a.m., police said they received information that a fight among patrons at the Main Street restaurant was imminent and there were members of the Latin Kings involved.  Several minutes […] [Read More]
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