Fugitive from justice arraigned in Stamford

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A Cove man was arrested Monday and held for a short time on a $500,000 bond after police in Long Island asked Stamford police for help in finding a suspected cocaine dealer. Gustavo Aguirre, 32, of 79 Cove Road, Stamford, was arraigned on a charge of being a fugitive from justice at the Stamford courthouse […] [Read More]
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Jesus Castillo. Photo: Stamford Police Department.

Stamford man arrested for groping young relative

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A Stamford man was arrested Tuesday after a young female relative came forward and told authorities that he had inappropriately touched her repeatedly over the past year. Jesus Castillo, 25, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. He was held in lieu of a $25,000 court appearance bond and […] [Read More]
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Tiffany Moore. Photo: Stamford Police Department.

Stamford driver arrested for pretending to be wanted sister

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A city woman driving even though her license was suspended was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday evening when she pretended to be her sister. She gave up the ruse, however, when the patrolman came back to the car to inform her that her sister had a warrant out for her arrest. Tiffany Moore, 32, […] [Read More]
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Robbery of autistic man in Stamford gains national attention

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STAMFORD — The appalling theft of $100 from an autistic man outside the Stamford Town Center mall last week and the subsequent outpouring of community support has gained national attention and will be featured in an upcoming segment of NBC Nightly News. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of the newscast, is coming to […] [Read More]

Stamford dog pound officer takes another continuance

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The attorney for former Stamford Animal Control Manager Laurie Hollywood, who is accused of falsifying paperwork in order to allow the adoptions of formerly violent dogs go through, asked a Stamford judge for a month’s continuance at court. Stamford Attorney Mark Sherman appeared briefly with Hollywood, 43, before Judge Richard Comerford and asked for more time […] [Read More]
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Stamford judge raises bond for suspect in autism theft

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A Stamford man arrested for stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man on his way to the Stamford Town Center mall one week ago, made a not guilty plea to a charge of second-degree larceny even though police say he confessed to the crime two days ago. Steven St Jacques, 20 of 49 […] [Read More]
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Accused Stamford taxi murderer turns down chance to cross-examine state witnesses

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At his third appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford since being arrested for the murder of taxi driver Mohamed Kamal, Shota Mekoshvili decided to waive a court hearing where he could cross examine state witnesses against him. Mekoshvili, who was arrested on August 27 and is being held in lieu of a $1 million […] [Read More]
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Downtown set to get self-storage facility

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The city’s Zoning Board on Monday approved a plan to create a self-storage facility in the downtown, suggesting an emerging demand by apartment dwellers. The owners of 1351 Washington Blvd., an office building, have asked to allocate a 3,224 square feet basement space for storage lockers. According to the city’s land use bureau, the lockers […] [Read More]
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