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Christine Hall

Funeral prayers for slain Stamford cabbie are this afternoon

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The Stamford Islamic Center announced funeral prayers for slain taxi driver Mahomed Kamal will be held at 1:15 today at their facility at on Outlook Street, after Friday prayers. A statement from the board members of the center thanked the Stamford Police Department for identifying and arresting a suspect the same day as the murder. […] [Read More]
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Stamford police crack down on distracted drivers

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Stamford police announced a distracted driving crackdown yesterday that will run for most of September. “Enforcement patrols will be out in force throughout the city of Stamford during these periods, in an effort to stress Connecticut’s zero tolerance for distracted drivers,”  Sgt. Andrew Gallagher said in a press release. The increased enforcement will run Sept. 3 […] [Read More]
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Stamford police post video of break-in at Subway

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Stamford police posted a long and detailed video Wednesday of a break-in at the Subway sandwich shop on East Main Street on August 19 at about 2:30 a.m. The thief, who can be seen entering the shop, opening the cash register and taking stacks of cash, appears in the video to be a younger man […] [Read More]
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Stamford police chase suspect through downtown dinner crowd

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Update Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:50 a.m. – The suspect whom police chased through downtown Stamford Wednesday was wanted in the murder of a taxi driver earlier in the day. Shota Mekoshvili, a 29-year-old native of the Georgian Republic was charged Wednesday night with the murder of a Stamford cab driver after an intense manhunt and […] [Read More]
Stamford Police crime scene investigation van arrives at Doolittle Road Wednesday morning.

Police identify suspect in Stamford murder

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Update – Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:50 a.m.: The suspect in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal, 47, has been identified by police as Shota Mekoshvili, 29, a citizen of the Republic of Georgia. He was caught by Stamford police after a foot pursuit through the downtown dinner crowd on Bedford Street just after 8 p.m. […] [Read More]

Stamford police seek stabbing suspect

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Police are seeking a man who slashed a Spruce Street resident’s face and stabbed him four times late Saturday night during a dispute at a party at the victim’s residence, Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said. The victim was released following treatment at Stamford Hospital, Hohn said. The assault occurred around 11:30 p.m. when the […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s AmeriCares sends Ebola aid to Liberia

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The Stamford-based humanitarian aid nonprofit AmeriCares sent a large shipment of medicines and protective gear Monday to health workers fighting Ebola in Liberia. The shipment destined for Monrovia includes 15,000 pairs of gloves and nearly 10,000 protective masks to help prevent transmission of the virus, which is transmitted through body fluids. “While there is no […] [Read More]
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Stamford police chase suspect in Prius through downtown

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A man driving a black Prius crashed into several cars while fleeing police in downtown Stamford Monday midday, Lt. Michael Noto said. The suspect failed to stop after hitting a vehicle near UConn, and led multiple police cruisers through the downtown area south into the Shippan section of the city, Noto said. The chase likely […] [Read More]
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Stamford man faked death to avoid wedding, report says

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A Stamford man faked his own death to avoid marrying an English woman he met at UConn, according to a report in the British tabloid The Daily Mail. Tucker Blandford, 23, of Stamford, admitted in the newspaper article that he impersonated his parents and called his bride-to-be Alex Lanchester, 23, of the West Midlands in […] [Read More]
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Five injured in Stamford shooting captured on video

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Five people were shot early Sunday morning outside a downtown Stamford nightclub in a wild scene captured on video. None of the injuries was life threatening, police said. A suspect was quickly identified and arrested. The shooting took place in Columbus Park outside Tino’s Nightclub just after 1:30 a.m. as the streets were filling with […] [Read More]
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