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Cop who shot himself retires

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BRIDGEPORT – A veteran police officer, who accidentally shot himself in the leg while having breakfast with other officers in a Main Street restaurant, last December, has filed his retirement papers. Juan Santiago, 56, a 29-year veteran of the department, was arrested by State Police and charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm for the […] [Read More]
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Police make a shocking arrest

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BRIDGEPORT – A three-time convicted drug addict shrugged off three Taser hits and wrestled with officers following a traffic stop Sunday night. Police said Andre Pettway, 40, later told them, “I wasn’t fighting, I just wasn’t letting you arrest me.” Pettway, who is on probation for drug possession, was pulled over in his silver BMW […] [Read More]
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Man bagged

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man who got his hand more than just slapped after he was caught going through a woman’s purse. Darren Green, 50, was arrested Sunday after the owner of the purse and a female friend caught him in the act of rummaging through the purse that was in the back of a […] [Read More]
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Police: intoxicated paramedic crashes car

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STRATFORD – A paramedic, high on heroin, crashed his car into a parked pickup truck, police said. Robert Schmidt, 51, identified as a paramedic for AMR, was charged with possession of narcotics, operating without insurance, operating an unregistered vehicle and failure to drive right. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond. According to police, […] [Read More]
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Cops: gun hidden in Reagan biography

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STRATFORD – Police said they busted a drug packaging operation near Franklin Elementary School. Thursday night, members of the State Police gang task force, Bridgeport and local police raided an apartment at 226 Franklin Ave., seizing a gun, ammunition, cocaine, marijuana and packaging materials, police said. Xavier Vazquez, 28, was charged with gun and drug […] [Read More]
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Ferry photographer arrested

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BRIDGEPORT – A Long Island man was arrested after police said he was spotted photographing cars as they exited the ferry. Joseph Mammina, 41, of Montauk, N.Y., was charged Thursday with breach of peace and interfering with police. He was released after posting $500 bond. On Thursday afternoon police said they were dispatched to the […] [Read More]
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Stormy weather forecast for murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – The momentary calm in the murder trial of Laheem “Heemie” Jones ended Friday morning. Although it had been intimated in testimony that 19-year-old George John may have tipped off Jones and his crew that 14-year-old Justin Thompson and his group were walking on Seaview Avenue just before Thompson was shot to death on […] [Read More]
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Perez appointed detective chief

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BRIDGEPORT -Capt. A.J. Perez, who has led the Police Department Narcotics and Vice Unit for the past five years, has been appointed head of the department’s detective bureau. His appointment is to be formally announced Friday. Perez replaces Capt. James Viadero who is leaving the department to be chief of the Middlebury Police Department. [Read More]
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Lawyer claims alleged Harding abuser also a victim

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BRIDEPORT – Harding High school students forced two severely mentally disabled students into a possible sexually inappropriate action for their own amusement, the lawyer for one of the disabled students charged Thursday. On Wednesday, Patrick Nolan, 19, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a child and third-degree abuse after police said […] [Read More]
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Witnesses reluctant in murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – Prosecutors continued to push on with their case against Laheem “Heemie’ Jones for the murder of 14-year-old Justin Thompson Thursday albeit with reluctant witnesses. George John was the second witness brought to the witness stand in handcuffs. He had previously refused to talk to police and investigators. Although he conceded he had been […] [Read More]
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