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Former Trumbull cop gets 30 months for sex assault

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BRIDGEPORT – A 20-year veteran of the Trumbull police force Tuesday began serving a 30-month prison term Tuesday for repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenaged girl he met through the department’s explorer program. Sniffling back tears, William Ruscoe told Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin Friday he was sorry for his actions. “I stand here today humble, […] [Read More]
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Sony employee charged with shooting a gun in Monroe

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MONROE – A Sony employee was arrested after police said he fired off a handgun behind a home here. Jaison Demontalegre, 30, of Park Avenue, Bridgeport, who police said is a web site employee for Sony, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He was released after posting $1,000 bond […] [Read More]
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Woman pleads not guilty to murder in death of boyfriend

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BRIDGEPORT – A city woman, accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend to end an abusive relationship earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday. A courtroom full of supporters behind her, Griselle Pizarro, 36, agreed to waive a hearing on probable cause and instead pleaded not guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to […] [Read More]
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Man accused of threatening police officers and their families

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man was arrested after police said he threatened he was going to start killing police officers and their families in retaliation for the police-related deaths in Missouri and New York. Alexander Rosa, 28, who police said has previously been arrested for assaulting officers, was charged today with second-degree threatening and second-degree […] [Read More]
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Alleged road rage killer arraigned

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BRIDGEPORT – It was a road rage incident that turned deadly and now young girls will be without their father for Christmas. “My daughter now has a Christmas without her father this year. And because of what, some road rage?” an angry Leandra Langston asked as she stood in the rain outside the Golden Hill […] [Read More]
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Man charged with beating, raping pregnant woman

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man was charged Tuesday with beating and raping a pregnant woman. Kathram Asad, 31, of uncertain address, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault, third-degree robbery and first-degree unlawful restraint. During the arraignment hearing Assistant State’s Attorney Tatiana Messina urged Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia to set a high bond […] [Read More]
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Principal charged with theft of school mkney

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BRIDGEPORT – An elementary school principal has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 from a school fundraising account. Police said Marilyn Taylor, the principal at Dunbar School, spent much of the money at casinos in Connecticut and Mississippi. Taylor, 45, of Milford, was charged with first-degree larceny and was released after posting $20,000 bond [Read More]
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Former nurse assistant pleads not guilty to hospital sex charge

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BRIDGEPORT – A former male nursing assistant at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, awaiting trial for allegedly sodomizing an incapacitated male patient at the hospital, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting another male patient earlier this year. Dressed in a bright-orange prison jumpsuit, Gonzalo Flores, 53, of Voight Avenue, pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree sexual […] [Read More]
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Lawsuit claims sex abuse at hospital

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BRIDGEPORT—A New Haven man Friday filed suit against St. Vincent’s Medical Center claiming he  was sexually assaulted by a former nursing assistant at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. In the lawsuit filed in Superior Court against the hospital, 51-year-old Juan Villanueva claims he was molested by 53-year old Gonzalo Flores, as he lay incapacitated in his […] [Read More]
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Danbury drug ring head gets 10 years

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BRIDGEPORT – A Danbury man, who federal authorities said was the head of a Fairfield County drug trafficking ring, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Demetrios “Jimmy” Papadakos, 67, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana and was sentenced Wednesday […] [Read More]
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