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Because of the failing health of an elderly man allegedly chisled out of $138,000 to fix his 23-year-old decrepit station wagon, a Stamford prosecutor was granted an unusual request Thursday to have the larceny victim deposed in case he won’t make it to trial. The case involves a drifter named Jimmy Megel, 42, of Foxon […] [Read More]
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Lazy Eye Bandit ready to accept plea and jail time

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A Bronx woman known as the “Lazy Eye Bandit” was about to plead guilty to a first-degree larceny charge when a Stamford judge stopped the plea hearing because he said the woman was not listening to him. Cheryl Townes, 55, had just made the guilty plea when Judge Richard Comerford stopped the hearing, saying she […] [Read More]
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Westport man charged with drug possession

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STAMFORD — A Westport man was charged with drug possession Wednesday after he mistakenly passed a civil court clerk a small bag of cocaine folded inside some bills he was using to pay for some copies from his divorce file. Matthew Kurtz, 46, of Kings Highway North, was charged with possession of narcotics and released […] [Read More]
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Brother of manslaughter convict admits stabbing

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The younger brother of a man sentenced to more than a decade in jail for his part in a grizzly 2012 Stamford robbery-murder, pleaded guilty to using a large kitchen knife to stab and slash two men in a West Side bar earlier this year. Oscar Saenz-Machado, 37, of Stamford on Thursday pleaded guilty to […] [Read More]
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Darien man arrested trying to sell gun in Stamford

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A Darien man, who hid a gun he was trying to sell in his spare tire, was arrested by Stamford police Tuesday afternoon after hearing an illegal gun sale was about to occur. Tristan Harris, 25, of Allen O’Neil Dr. in Noroton Heights, was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, stealing a firearm, […] [Read More]
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Police bust two pot dealers in park

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Police watching a West Side park that nearby residents complain is a haven for pot dealers, busted two men just after the lunch hour on Friday for dealing marijuana. Alan Britt, 28, of Fairgate Dr. and Kyle Knight, 22, of nearby Spruce Street, were charged with sale of marijuana, conspiracy to sell marijuana, possession of […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s capital budget process starts tonight

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As if the city’s Planning Board did not have enough on its plate with the master plan update, the group will begin hearing capital budget requests tonight from various city departments and nonprofit agencies. Every year, the Planning Board is responsible for drafting the capital budget plan for the city. It will then go to […] [Read More]
Categories: Capital budget, Planning

Man robbed with knife on Greyrock Place

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Police say a man walking his dog in downtown Stamford was robbed a knifepoint early Monday evening. Sgt. William Brevard said the 28-year-old man was walking behind the Bedford Street parking garage at about 7:15 p.m. when a man with a hoodie cinched around his face came up behind him with a knife and demanded […] [Read More]
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