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Daniel Tepfer

Meehan to judge judges

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BRIDGEPORT – Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday appointed local lawyer Richard Meehan Jr. to head the state’s Judicial Review Council. The council reviews complaints against state judges and based on the complaint can recommend a judge be suspended or removed. Meehan replaces Wayne Keeney who was recently appointed a family magistrate. [Read More]
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Man sentenced to 8 years for domestic violence

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man convicted of choking his former girlfriend last July was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison. Ronaldo Morales, 27, had been found guilty by a jury of third-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint and threatening. Assistant State’s Attorney Ann Lawlor had urged Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky Jr. to impose the […] [Read More]
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Controversial bar manager arrested

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BRIDGEPORT – A convicted sex offender, who caused uproar in the Black Rock neighborhood when he was hired as general manager of a Fairfield Avenue bar, has been arrested. Mario Marro, 47, general manager of Naughty Water Whiskey Bar and Grille, at 2931 Fairfield Ave., was charged with violating his probation. In 2001, Marro was […] [Read More]
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Monroe man arrested for stopping speeder

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MONROE – A local resident fed up with cars speeding through his neighborhood was arrested after police said he tried to take matters into his own hands. David Kuban, 30, stopped one of the speeding cars and angrily motioned towards a holstered gun he was wearing, police said. He was charged with breach of peace […] [Read More]
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Suspect crashes roadblock, leads police on chase

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man suspected of selling drugs, crashed through a police roadblock and led officers on a chase before being arrested late Monday night. Bernard Pettway, 38, of Colorado Avenue, was charged with third-degree assault, engaging police in a pursuit, interfering with police, second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He was later released […] [Read More]
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Day named for Bridgeport cop

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BRIDGEPORT -Mayor Bill Finch named June 16, 2014, as “Captain Robert Gearing Day” in a proclamation presented Monday at the City Council meeting. “Captain Gearing is an outstanding supervisor in an outstanding police department. His body of work speaks for itself,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “What speaks even louder about that work ethic is how […] [Read More]
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Identical twins convicted of identical crime

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BRIDGEPORT – Identical twins were convicted Monday of trying to break into a local home and attacking the residents. The twins’ mother went bezerk in the Main Street courtroom, screaming expletives at the jurors and interrupting the delivery of the verdict before she was escorted out by judicial marshals. Moments later, the jurors resumed, finding […] [Read More]
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Man charged in phone theft

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BRIDGEPORT -A 24-year-old man faces robbery and other charges after police said he snatched a woman’s iPhone on Park Avenue. Officer Frank D’Amore was approached by the 55-year-old victim Sunday just before noon. She said she was walking on Park Avenue near Worth Street when a man on a bicycle rode past and snatched her […] [Read More]
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Boy did this accused thief get a wrong number

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man accused of swiping a Fairfield police officer’s cell phone was arrested by the officer’s father- a city police officer. Orlando Gonsales, 51, didn’t get very far after police said he stole Fairfield Police Officer Michael Paris’ cell phone Thursday. Police said Paris had left his cell phone in his car […] [Read More]
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Police: Weston couple went on crime spree

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BRIDGEPORT – A Weston couple are suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of antiques, guns and household items from dozens of homes and storage units in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Westport, Redding, Wilton and Weston, police said. Kathleen Falcone, 33, and her boyfriend, Joshua Bamman, 38, were arrested by police here earlier this week […] [Read More]
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