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Police: Gaming system just rocks in a box

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A Milford resident, who thought they were exchanging a gaming system, ended up with a box of rocks, police said. Daryl Johnson, 19, of Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven, was charged with sixth degree larceny. The victim of the theft said they made arrangements with Johnson through Craigslist to exchange their gaming systems with each […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport limo driver charged with impregnating Stamford girl, 14

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STAMFORD — A 58-year-old Bridgeport limousine driver was charged Friday morning with impregnating a 14-year-old Stamford girl after carrying on a two-year relationship with her. Stamford police charged Andre Joseph of Bridgeport’s East Side with first-degree sexual assault and felony risk of injury to a minor after carrying out an early-morning sting operation to lure […] [Read More]
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Cops: Milford hotel worker rented rooms, kept money

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A former Milford hotel employee has been arrested for stealing more than $30,000 from the business, police said. Tonisha Parker, 36, of Newhall Street in New Haven, was charged with first degree larceny and held on $100,000 bond. According to Officer Jeffrey Nielsen, police received a complaint last November from the Spring Hill Suites regarding […] [Read More]
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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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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch swears in new fire recruits and promotes others

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Bridgeport – Six veteran firefighters were promoted and a class of nine new fire recruits were sworn in by Mayor Bill Finch Thursday evening at the City Hall chambers. “Today is a good day for the city,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “It is a day when hard work is rewarded and a day when a […] [Read More]
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Milford man charged with stealing thousands in money and jewelry from relatives

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Milford – A man was arrested Wednesday after police received complaints that he allegedly took thousands in money and jewelry from relatives. Jeffrey Ratar, 33, was arrested after police received a complaint in Feb. that he was involved in the crime, according a press release. An investigation by police led to an arrest warrant being […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport man arrested in child porn sting worked in a Wilton preschool

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Bridgeport – A city man, who was arrested Wednesday as part of state wide roundup of six sexual predators accused of possessing child pornography, worked as a preschool paraprofessional in Wilton. Eric Van Kohorn, 33,  was arrested as part of a Statewide sting involving members of the State Police Bureau of criminal investigations and US […] [Read More]
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Man goes berserk in courtroom

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BRIDGEPORT – A man undergoing a mental competency hearing Thursday went berserk in a courtroom at the Golden Hill Street courthouse, injuring several judicial marshals. Leon Hardy, 30, had been standing before Superior Court Judge Earl Richards when he began yelling and waving his arms around, according to witnesses. When marshals attempted to get him […] [Read More]
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Alleged victim of Stratford pastor dies

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BRIDGEPORT – A retired Stratford school teacher, who claimed she was fleeced of her life savings by her pastor, has died. Patricia Ann Stosak, 72, died Saturday at a local assisted living facility. “She has passed but we are still going to be proceeding with the case,” said her lawyer, Joseph Mager Jr., of Milford. […] [Read More]
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Scooter driver hurt in crash Wednesday night

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The driver of a scooter is in the hospital Wednesday night after colliding with a Jeep at Barnum and East Main Street, according to police at the scene. The driver of the scooter was taken to Bridgeport Hospital by ambulance with head injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening, according to police. The […] [Read More]
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