Connecticut Postings

Connecticut Post newsroom blog
Posts by Author

Daniel Tepfer

Gunman breaks up basketball tournament

on
BRIDGEPORT – Dozens of people fled the McGivney Center Sunday afternoon after police said an East Harford man began threatening parents with a gun during a girls’ basketball tournament. Raymond Dogans, 31, of Silver Lane, East Hartford, was charged with threatening, reckless endangerment, risk of injury to children and disorderly conduct. He was later released […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Don’t mess with this Stratford woman

on
BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford woman, enraged when a bicyclist threw a rock at her car, chased him down, ran over his bike and then beat him with a baseball bat, police said. Andrea Brown, 45, of Wiklund Avenue, was charged with third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, breach of peace and criminal mischief. Police said Brown […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Men denied probation in church sex case

on
BRIDGEPORT – Two men accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 13-year-old boy at a local church have been denied probation. “The whole thing happened in a church, a place where this young boy was going for religious services,” said Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin in denying accelerated rehabilitation for 35-year-old Tavone Brown, of Bridgeport […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Leighton Vanderberg (Photo: Bridgeport Police)

Family goes berserk following arraignment

on
BRIDGEPORT – Leighton Vanderberg of New Haven was arraigned this morning in Superior Court for the murder of store owner Jose Salgado. Vanderberg, 22, is charged with felony murder for the April 11 crime. During the brief hearing in Superior Court Judge Maureen Dennis ordered Vanderberg, who stood beside his lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Anne […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Peeper claimed victim reminded him of former teacher

on
BRIDGEPORT – A local man who admitted peeking into the window of a Stratford woman a half dozen times because he said she reminded him of his 8th grade teacher, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison. Asked by Superior Court Judge Earl Richard if he had anything to say before the judge passed […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Former basketball pro picked up for loitering

on
BRIDGEPORT – Former pro basketball player Paul McCracken was back on the court Wednesday but this time it was the Superior Court and he was facing criminal charges. The 64-year-old McCracken, who played for the Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls in the 1970s, was arrested Tuesday night after police said he was loitering in […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Swim coach seeks probation on “sexting” charges

on
BRIDGEPORT – The former coach of a regional youth swim program, charged with “sexting” a 13-year-old Shelton girl, is seeking probation for the alleged crime. Alan Marcel, 28, of Comstock Hill Road, Norwalk, who is charged with risk of injury to a minor and enticing a minor, applied for accelerated rehabilitation Tuesday. Accelerated rehabilitation is […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Raheem Dicks

3 shot, one arrested in Bridgeport

on
BRIDGEPORT – Police are investigating three shootings that occurred Monday, one that left a local man in critical condition. Shortly after 8 p.m., police said Lamaine Heard, 25, was shot in the left hand, leg and foot in the Greene Homes housing project. He was driven to Bridgeport Hospital where he was in stable condition. […] [Read More]
Categories: General