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Police: Drug treatment director got drugs for client

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BRIDGEPORT – The assistant director of a drug treatment center has been arrested after police said he drove a client to get drugs. Emille Jones, 30, an assistant director of Connecticut Renaissance, was charged Monday with conspiracy to possess narcotics. He was released after posting $5,000 bond. Officials of the statewide drug treatment center did […] [Read More]
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Man pleads to $1 mil watch theft

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BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford man, charged with one of the largest watch thefts in U.S. history, is facing six years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $1 million in watches from Victorinox Swiss Army. Gilberto Nieves, 38, managed the watch repair department at the company’s Monroe headquarters but over more than a […] [Read More]
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Sides rest in teen murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – Both the state and defense have rested in the trial of Laheem “Heeme” Jones, accused of fatally shooting 14-year-old Justin Thompson two years ago. Jones, 20, did not testify during the two-week trial. The 12 jurors could begin deliberations Wednesday morning. The crime sparked anti-violence rallies across the city and resulted in the […] [Read More]
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Monroe man charged with having child porn

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MONROE – A local man was arrested for allegedly downloading child porn on his computer. Anthony Bocchio, 31, of Partridge Drive, was charged Wednesday with possession of child pornography. He was being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. Police said during an investigation by local and state police of peer to peer internet program it […] [Read More]
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Trumbull man accused of raping children

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TRUMBULL – A local man has been charged with sexually assaulting four children, three girls and a boy over a five-year period. Javier Valdovinos, 54, of White Plains Road, was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count each of third-degree sexual […] [Read More]
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Feds: Iranian stole military secrets in Connecticut

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BRIDGEPORT – An Iranian, working here as an engineer at Pratt & Whitney, is accused of  giving sensitive information about the U.S.’s fighter program to his native country. Mozaffar Khazaee, who arrested at New Jersey’s Newark International Airport as he was boarding a flight to Tehran, was ordered held in lieu of bond Wednesday by […] [Read More]
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Judge closes social club

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court judge Wednesday ordered an embattled Stratford Avenue social club closed until further notice after the owners tried to get around the judge’s prior orders by renting it to a woman living in a halfway house. The club’s owners could now face up to six months in jail. A dozen neighbors […] [Read More]
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Stormy weather at courthouse

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BRIDGEPORT – Storm clouds gathering over the Main Street courthouse as Judge Barbara Bellis learns her orders regarding a Stratford Avenue social club have been ignored. The agreed to allow the controversial L&A Social Club to remain open despite reports it has become the center of crime in the area after the owners said they […] [Read More]
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Woman pleads not guilty to breaking infant’s arm

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BRIDGEPORT – A city woman, accused of breaking her 3-week-old baby’s arm, pleaded not guilty to assault charges Tuesday. Aliyah Beeman, 20, of Ogden Street Extension, pleaded not guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to third-degree assault and risk of injury to a child. She asked for a jury trial. Devlin continued the case […] [Read More]
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Easton man arrested after jumping off I-95 bridge

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STRATFORD – An Easton man and his teenaged companion were arrested for jumping off the Moses Wheeler Bridge, which carries I-95 over the Housatonic River. Mcrae Barlow, 22, of Morningside Road, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, criminal trespass, breach of peace and reckless endangerment. He was released after posting a $500 bond […] [Read More]
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