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Frank Juliano

Monroe cops: vehicle stop leads to drug bust

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MONROE — An officer making a routine motor vehicle stop Thursday night on Route 34 found an active arrest warrant for the driver, Capt. Michael Flick said. After he was taken into custody, the driver, Peter Johansen, 29, of Naugatuck, was found with drug paraphernalia in his pockets, the police spokesman said. A search of […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport police respond to a stabbing

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A young man has been stabbed in the neck with a butterfly knife, and a 14 year-old suffered a cut to a hand during a dispute on Wordin Avenue in Bridgeport. Medics are treating both victims, whose injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. They are also tracking a possible suspect, identified by the victims. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport cocaine trafficker gets 10 year sentence

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BRIDGEPORT — A city man police say was part of the “Sex, Money and Murder” set of the the Bloods gang selling drugs at the Marina Village housing complex will serve 10 years in prison. Damont Gee, 39, also known as “Monty,” was sentenced Tuesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven […] [Read More]
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Officer Paul Smith and K-9 Kane. Photo courtesy of Ansonia police.

Ansonia police welcome a new (canine) member

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ANSONIA — Later this summer, a German Shepherd dog raised in Derby will be joining the city police force as a specialist in narcotics detection. K-9 Kane and his handler Officer Paul Smith, will begin their 12 weeks of training next week, said Lt. Andrew Cota, the department spokesman. “We are pleased to add Kane […] [Read More]
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Sarah Chiarelli. Photo courtesy of Monroe police.

Police make arrest in Stepney PTO embezzlement

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MONROE — A Hicksville, N.Y. woman turned herself in to police Thursday morning on a warrant charging her with stealing from the bank account of the Stepney Elementary School PTO. Sarah Chiarelli, 34, who had lived on Summer View Drive in Monroe until recently, is being held on a  $50,000 bond and will be arraigned […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport promotes six firefighters, officers

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Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney swore in Giovanni Sanzo and Robert Marrero as Fire Inspectors during a ceremony Wednesday evening in City Hall. Samuel Mohammad and Joel Christy were sworn in to their new rank of lieutenant; and Monique Pettway-Moore and Venus Scudder were promoted to Pumper Engineer. Rooney explained that pumper […] [Read More]
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Nelson Serrano

Standoff ends in Ansonia after suspect shushes cops

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ANSONIA — A man police say inappropriately touched a 19 year-old woman at the Beaver Brook Apartments then holed up in his apartment, told police urging him to surrender to “stop knocking on my door, I’m trying to sleep.” Police were called to the Woodbridge Avenue housing complex at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Lt. Andrew Cota […] [Read More]
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Cops: Ex-employee stole from Milford clothier

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MILFORD — A New Haven man was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after a month-long investigation into employee theft at Joseph A. Bank, a men’s clothing store. Keith Evans, 26, had processed fraudulent merchandise return transactions and diverted the funds — $2,616 — to his personal credit card, police said. Evans, who is no longer […] [Read More]
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