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Daniel Tepfer

Bad cell phone plan

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BRIDGEPORT – Two University of Bridgeport students from Nigeria were arrested after police said they got into a fight over a cell bill. Joan Obi and Chinedu Egbuonu were both charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. Each was released after posting $500 bond. Police said they were called to the North Hall dormitory […] [Read More]
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Roszkowski’s lawyer: ‘kill me first’

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BRIDGEPORT – Last month a Superior Court jury decided former Trumbull resident Richard Roszkowski should get the death penalty for killing a local woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper in 2006 – now his lawyer says the state will have to kill her before it kills Roszkowski. “This verdict will not stand, and […] [Read More]
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State files suit to shut down pool hall

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BRIDGEPORT – The state’s top prosecutor filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to shut down an East End pool hall that has been the scene of major criminal activity for the past six years. Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane filed the suit to shut down L&A Billiards, at 1506 Stratford Ave., under the state’s nuisance abatement […] [Read More]
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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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