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ACO arrested

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BRIDGEPORT – A city animal control officer was arrested after getting into a crash in his city vehicle. Jesus Ruiz, 47, was charged with interfering with an officer and falsely reporting an incident. He was released on a promise to appear in court. Police said on Friday Ruiz got into an accident while on duty […] [Read More]
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Dennis Salmond was arrested in July 20103.

Former basketball star convicted of murder

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Harding High School basketball standout turned drug dealer is facing up to 65 years in prison after being convicted Monday of killing a rival drug dealer. Dennis “Sleepy” Salmond, 34, showed no emotion as a 12-member Superior Court jury found him guilty of murder after three hours of deliberation in last […] [Read More]
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Former swim coach gets 8 years for sex assaults

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BRIDGEPORT – The former swim coach at Staples High School in Westport was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting two young Fairfield girls over a three-year period. “I’m sure you hear many people apologize and promise to make amends but I am profoundly sorry for what I did,” Jeffrey Schare […] [Read More]
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Trooper’s sentencing delayed

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BRIDGEPORT – Sentencing for a state trooper, caught on his own dashboard camera stealing a dying motorist’s cash and gold crucifix,has been delayed. Aaron “AJ” Huntsman, a 19-year veteran of the state police, had been facing a year and a half in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence […] [Read More]
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Landlord charged with stealing power

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BRIDGEPORT – The owner of a three-family home on State Street has been charged with stealing more than $16,000 in electricity. Noel Gonzalez, 47, was charged with second-degree larceny. He was released after posting $2,500 bond. Police said since 2007 Gonzalez, owner of a multi-family house at 1068 State St., has been stealing electricity from […] [Read More]
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Father faces 15 years in ‘worst’ child abuse case

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BRIDGEPORT — It was the worst case of child abuse local police and state experts said they had ever seen. The 5-year-old boy had numerous scars on both legs, his back and chest; his lip had been split, healed over and split again. His father now faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to […] [Read More]
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Police investigate Easton horse farm

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EASTON – Troubles afoot at a local horse farm. Police said they have received allegations that the owner of the Lion Hill Farm on Sport Hill Road has not been properly caring for his 10 horses properly and that the farm is in financial trouble. On Tuesday, the owner of the farm, John Shepherd, 60, […] [Read More]
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Coach seeks probation in home alone case

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BRIDGEPORT  – The head basketball coach of Harding High School, accused of leaving his 4-year-old son home alone while he went to the gym, applied for a special probation. Charles D. Clemons Jr., 40, is charged with risk of injury to a minor after police said his son was found by neighbors wandering the street […] [Read More]
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Photo courtesy Trumbull police.

Monroe senior nabbed in Trumbull bank robbery

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BRIDGEPORT – A 65-year-old Monroe man, whose violent crimes have spanned three decades and as many states, was ordered Tuesday held in lieu of $1 million in connection with a Trumbull bank robbery and carjacking. George Bratsenis, of Spinning Wheel Road, tall, bespectacled with white hair and a white beard, stood smiling before Superior Court […] [Read More]
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Juan Santiago. Photo: B.K. Angeletti/Connecticut Post.

Cop gets probation for shooting himself

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BRIDGEPORT – A 29-year veteran of the police force, who shot himself in the leg while examining a gun in a crowded restaurant, has been granted a special probation program. Following a short hearing Tuesday morning , Superior Court Judge Earl Richards granted accelerated rehabilitation for  56-year-old Juan Santiago. Accelerated rehabilitation is a program for […] [Read More]
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