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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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Salmon stocking underway

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HARTFORD – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Tuesday announced it had begun the annual stocking of broodstock Atlantic salmon. DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division last week released 500 salmon into the Naugatuck River (150 fish), Mount Tom Pond (100 fish), Crystal Lake (Ellington – 125 fish) and Beach Pond (125 fish). “Atlantic salmon […] [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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Cops: Man had improper relationship on social media

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MILFORD — A 21 year-old North Haven man used various social media sites to establish an inappropriate relationship with a minor, and then exchanged “unlawful conversations and photographs with the victim, police say. Christopher Burr was arrested on a warrant in connection with the September, 2013 incident, Officer Jeff Nielsen said. Burr was released on […] [Read More]
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Milford man charged with sex assault of a minor

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MILFORD — An 18 year-old man who allegedly had non-consensual sex with a minor will be arraigned later today in Milford Superior Court on charges related to the Sept. 21 incident. Henry Goerig of Fairfield Street was arrested Friday and held on a $150,000 bond. The assault allegedly occurred on Fairfield Street, Officer Jeff Nielsen […] [Read More]
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Grassy areas on O'Sullivan's Island were closed in January.

Report: Tainted soil in Derby park poses no danger

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DERBY — Small amounts of tainted soil have been found close to the surface on O’Sullivan’s Island, a public park in Derby that was closed in January over fears of soil contamination. The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that the low-level chemical contamination is within the first six inches of soil, but that the amounts are below […] [Read More]
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FBI investigating Ansonia ‘chop shop’ link to Iraq

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ANSONIA — City police have called in the FBI to help investigate a New Haven man who was allegedly dismantling automobiles here and sending the parts back to his native Iraq. The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that Hayder Abdulrasool Al-Kulabi, 42, of Rock Street in New Haven, is in the United States from Iraq on a […] [Read More]
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TVs stolen from Planet Fitness in Trumbull

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TRUMBULL — A break-in at the Planet Fitness on Lindeman Drive early Sunday netted the thieves at least 8 flat-screen televisons, cash and an undetermined amount of merchandise, police said. An employee arriving at 6:30 a.m. Sunday to open the facility for the day found that the glass entry door had been shattered, said Lt. […] [Read More]
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