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Ansonia suspect caught after Route 8 chase

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ANSONIA — A man police say led them on a chase on Route 8 from Ansonia into Shelton on Thursday has been charged with weapons violations and engaging police in pursuit. The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that Kelvin Whitehurst, 27, will be arraigned this morning in Derby Superior Court. He was held overnight on a $350,000 […] [Read More]
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as Santiraj Chounlamountry, 31, of Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment, three counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct on Aug. 20, 2014.

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Bridgeport man charged with arson

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BRIDGEPORT — Witnesses and family members helped identify a man they said set an early morning fire Wednesday on Stratford Avenue. Santiraj Chounlamountry, 31, was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment, three counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He is being held on a $75,000 bond. The fire department and police were called […] [Read More]
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Cops: Trumbull woman left children in car

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MILFORD — A woman who allegedly left her young children alone in her car at the Wal Mart parking lot was reported to police twice on Tuesday, by a concerned shopper who followed the woman to another store. Sonya Reilly, 45, of Stonehouse Road in Trumbull, was released on her promise to appear Sept. 16 […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport man pleads guilty to weapons charge

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BRIDGEPORT- A man who was a passenger in a car being chased by Bridgeport police in February has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Giovanni Candelario, 21, who has a prior drug trafficking conviction, exited a car on Ogden Street and fled on foot before being captured on Feb. 1. […] [Read More]
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Former Bridgeport man charged with fraud

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A Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with illegally collecting more than $18,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits while a resident of Bridgeport. Tyiwaine Drake, 29,formerly of 168 Beechwood Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud. Drake was arraigned Tuesday in […] [Read More]
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Armed robbers hold up Bridgeport store

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BRIDGEPORT — Three armed men held up the Vega Baja Groceries store at 384 Brook Street on Monday night, escapting with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries reported. The men entered the store from the area of Ogden and Orchard streets, and left in the same direction, police spokesman William Kaempffer said. […] [Read More]
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Contractor charged with stealing from Milford home

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MILFORD — A man working with a home improvement contractor allegedly took items his employer bought for the job back to the store for credit. Vincent DiMicco, 29, of Providence, R.I. was arrested on a warrant Tuesday in connection with the March 18 incident. He was charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. DiMicco was […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport cops say men on bikes robbed store (w/video)

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BRIDGEPORT — Two hooded men pedaled up to the Banvlado Market at 1218 State Street on Tuesday night and held up the clerk, escaping with cash and cigarettes. Police say one of the men brandished a handgun during the 9:38 p.m. incident. Store security cameras show the men arriving, and reaching into the till and […] [Read More]
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Former area residents charged in sex trafficking

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A 21 year-old woman who once resided in Stratford and Greenwich has been indicted, along with a Jamaican citizen who lived in Hartford with the trafficking of five children for commercial sex. The Milford and Stratford police departments aided the FBI in investigating the case, federal officials said. It was not immediately clear whether any […] [Read More]
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August 13, 2014 - Cumberland Farms robbery 1023 Boston Post Rd

Milford police seek ID of robbery suspect

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MILFORD — Detectives investigating the robbery on Friday of the Cumberland Farms at 1023 Boston Road are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect shown on the store’s security camera. The man entered the store at about 3 a.m., told the clerk that he had a gun and demanded money. No weapon was displayed […] [Read More]
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