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10 years for stalking and attempted Stamford bombing

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HARTFORD-A relationship gone bad that might have been worse had not the woman discovered the bomb filled with hydrochloric acid in her car. Now Frank Mendoza, the 53-year-old jilted boyfriend will be spending 10-years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny imposed the term on Mendoza who pleaded guilty on June 5, 2014 […] [Read More]
Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Mob Scammer Convicted

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HARTFORD – Edward Memoli played the role of a mobster in an extortion scheme. Now he’s going to federal prison. A U.S. District Court jury convicted Memoli, 65, Unadilla, N.Y., of one count of conspiracy to obstruct interstate commerce by extortion and one count of aiding and abetting the obstruction of interstate commerce by extortion. […] [Read More]
Shelton Police Officer Dan Loris and new Police K-9 Stryker

Shelton Police resurrect K-9 unit

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SHELTON-Stryker is the newest recruit in the city’s police department. The German Shepherd and his handler Police Officer Dan Loris will begin formal training together in February. Stryker replaces Jager who retired earlier this year. “Stryker will be a great asset to the police department and the city,” said Lt. Robert Kozlowsky. The dog was […] [Read More]

Drone threat arrest leads to 2 years in prison

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NEW HAVEN-A Moroccan national arrested after he was recorded threatening to fly a bomb-laden model plane into a federal building and Harvard University will be serving a two- federal prison term. But The sentence imposed on El Mahdi Semlali Fahti was not for the bomb threat but for repeatedly lying to federal immigration judges in […] [Read More]

MADD Fundraising Fairfield Walk Saturday

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FAIRFIELD-Walk Like MADD, the annual 5k fund-raising walk for Mothers Against Drunk Driving will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Every step and dollar raised will be used to support MADD’s Connecticut initiatives which include ignition overlocks for drunk drivers; sobriety checkpoint and […] [Read More]
Eckweiler

Accused burglar arrested in Shelton

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SHELTON – A city man is being detained on $92,500 bond after police arrested him on five separate warrants Wednesday. Kyle Eckweiler, 21, is charged with theft of four count of burglary, three counts of sixth degree larceny and individual charges for fourth-degree larceny, theft of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm and violation […] [Read More]
Patrick Coyne in 2003

No verdict in Coyne sex abuse trial

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NEW HAVEN — A Superior Court jury ended their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the sexual abuse trial of Patrick Coyne, who served as chief of staff to former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim. Judge Elipedio Vitale instructed the jury to resume their deliberations Tuesday at 10 a.m. The jury heard Coyne’s […] [Read More]
Howard Rumley

Ansonia cops bust man on drug, gun charges

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ANSONIA-A 21-year-old city man faces numerous drug and gun charges after eluding police during an Oct. 17 car chase only to be arrested later on Beaver Street. Harold Rumley of 34 South Street, was arraigned Monday on eight narcotics charges, four gun charges, two risk of injury to a minor charges and nine motor vehicle […] [Read More]
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Michael Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick to get top Defense Lawyer award

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BRIDGEPORT-Over the past 27 years Michael Fitzpatrick built a career as one of the area’s top criminal defense lawyers and an expert in death penalty cases. Tonight the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will honor Fitzpatrick, 54, of Fairfield, with their Champions of Liberty award during a ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant in New […] [Read More]
Christopher Plaskon

Plaskon to undergo Psychological and Mental Health exam

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MILFORD-The defense lawyers for Christopher Plaskon the teenage Jonathan Law student accused of slashing a classmate to death on the eve of the school’s prom are completing arrangements for his mental and psychological health evaluation. Richard T. Meehan Jr., who with Edward Gavin represent Plaskon, informed Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti Thursday that they expect […] [Read More]