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Daniel Tepfer

Convicted burglar accused of raping Stratford woman

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STRATFORD – Just days after a career burglar got out of prison, police said he raped a school employee. Michael Zukowski, 46, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond. In 2012, Zukowski, who has 11 convictions for home burglaries, was sentenced to […] [Read More]
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Injured worker wins $4.5 mil settlement

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BRIDGEPORT – An undocumented teenager, who fell off a ladder while working at a Milford job site resulting in him becoming a quadriplegic, has been awarded $4.5 million in the largest workers’ compensation settlement in state history. Under the terms of the settlement, the insurance company agreed to purchase and modify a home in Estuardo […] [Read More]
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Cops investigate stabbing

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BRIDGEPORT– A man was recovering Monday  after being stabbed multiple times in what he described as a robbery attempt. Officer Marcus Teixeria responded to the area of Main and Lumber streets Saturday on a report of an assault. He located the victim who indicated that he was homeless and was suffering from multiple stab wounds. […] [Read More]
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Boy brought grenade to show and tell

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STRATFORD – The mother of an 11-year-old boy has been arrested after her son brought a grenade to school as part of a school assignment on World War II. Lisa Marie Migueli, 44, of Hollister Street, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive. Stratford […] [Read More]
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Police: family left 5-year-old at Stratford beach

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STRATFORD – The Odon-Brown family enjoyed a pleasant outing at Short Beach Sunday and afterwards they packed up and headed back to Bridgeport – leaving a 5-year-old at the beach. On Monday, the boy’s mother, Tianah Brown, 24, of Kelsey Street, Bridgeport, was charged with risk of injury to a minor. Shortly after 8 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Two arrested in Western Union robbery

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BRIDGEPORT – Police have cracked the 4-month-old robbery of the local Western Union office with the arrest Friday of two New York men. Angelo Vinson, 54, and Joseph Smith, 42, were arrested following a 10-week investigation that took local detectives to New York and Pennsylvania. Both men were arrested in New York and waived extradition […] [Read More]
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Kidnapper sentenced to 12 years

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BRIDGEPORT – He previously pleaded guilty to kidnapping two young women – one who he sexually assaulted – but as he stood before the judge for sentencing Friday Daryl Billups maintained they were only allegations. “These are not just allegations, you pleaded guilty, you were found guilty and now it is time for you to […] [Read More]
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Man accused of drug sales

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man was arrested Thursday after police said he sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer. Mario Fisher, 24, of 81 Cumberland Drive, was charged with three counts of sale of narcotics, three counts of sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a daycare and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. […] [Read More]
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DCF workers are threatened

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BRIDGEPORT – Police are searching for a woman who sent threatening texts to employees of the state Department of Children and Families Thursday afternoon. State and local police rushed to the DCF offices at 100 Fairfield Avenue about 4 p.m. after several state employees who work there complained they had received threatening text messages, said […] [Read More]
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Joseph Callahan (file photo)

Alleged Fairfield bomb maker gets probation

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BRIDGEPORT – A Fairfield chemist, who shocked his neighbors in the ultra-rich community of Greenfield Hill after more than 100 explosive devices and vats of dangerous chemicals were discovered in his home, was granted a special probation program Thursday. Following a brief hearing Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin granted Joseph Callahan, 70, accelerated rehabilitation. “My […] [Read More]
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