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Denis O'Malley

Father, son identified in Ridgefield 15-month-old’s death

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RIDGEFIELD — The father of a boy who died Monday after being left unattended in a car all day normally dropped the toddler off at day care before grabbing coffee and heading to work. But on Monday Kyle Seitz went straight to the coffee shop and then to work, apparently forgetting the 15-month-old Benjamin in […] [Read More]
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John Valluzzo

Ridgefield officer cleared in fatal shooting investigation

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The Ridgefield police officer who fatally shot a millionaire philanthropist in his Ridgebury Road home last May was justified, a report released Wednesday by the state Division of Criminal Justice concluded. Officer Jorge Romero was among the officers who went to John Valluzzo’s home on May 24, 2013, after receiving a report of a domestic […] [Read More]
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Press waits for conference to start outside Ridgefield Police Department on July 8.

Ridgefield Police: 15-month-old boy dead after being left in car

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4 p.m. UPDATE: Ridgefield Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz released no information and refused to answer questions on the death of a 15-month-old boy left unattended in a car for hours Monday. Instead, Kreitz, the department’s public information officer, warned members of roughly a dozen media outlets to refrain from asking questions and proceeded to read […] [Read More]
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New Fairfield July 4th parade cancelled

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The New Fairfield Lions Club’s annual Fourth of July parade has been cancelled due to the threat of rain. The Lions Club made the announcement on its website Friday citing the threat of inclement weather. There is no rain date. The National Weather Service is forecasting severe thunderstorms in the area beginning Thursday followed by […] [Read More]
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Fireworks: Which are legal, which aren’t?

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If you’re wondering if those fireworks you picked up out of state are illegal in Connecticut, you can assume they probably are. Your legal options are limited to sparklers and fountains. The following are all illegal, according to Danbury Fire Chief Geoff Herald: bottle rockets, Chinese lanterns, firecrackers, black cats, lady fingers, roman candles, smoke […] [Read More]
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Fire reported at Danbury nursing home

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City firefighters are on-scene clearing an Osborne Street nursing home of smoke after an air unit on the four-story structure’s roof caught fire. Firefighters responded to the Danbury Health Care Center shortly after noon Wednesday and quickly extinguished a blaze in a portion of the building’s HVAC system on its roof, according to scanner transmissions. […] [Read More]
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Two cited in five-car crash on Interstate 84

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UPDATE State police cited two drivers for causing a five-car crash that sent three to the hospital with minor injuries Friday. State police said Thomas Depetrillo, of Kingstown, R.I., and Denzel Colden, of Danbury, were driving too fast for conditions in their respective vehicles when each rear-ended other cars setting off a chain-reaction crash that […] [Read More]
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Carmel, N.Y., bank robbed; suspect at large

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Police in Carmel, N.Y., are investigating the Monday evening robbery of a Putnam County National Bank branch on Route 6. The Putnam County Sheriff’s office said a roughly 30-year-old white man standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slim build entered the bank in the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center at about 6 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Police: Danbury men had BB-gun near child-care center

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Danbury police on Monday arrested two city men who were seen carrying a rifle-style BB-gun near a child-care center. Officers went to the area of Action Early Learning Center on Balmforth Avenue just before noon after receiving a call about two men with a gun walking in the parking lot, according to a press release […] [Read More]
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Two Danbury residents charged in money order fraud scheme

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Federal authorities have arrested two Danbury residents accused of stealing money from the U.S. Postal Service through money order fraud. Authorities said Anthony Sterlin Cantave, 34, and Venus Verges, 33, both of Danbury, would buy money orders ranging from $400 to $1,000 and deposit them into their bank accounts through a smartphone app. Once the […] [Read More]
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