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John Nickerson

One man shot in Stamford’s South End Thursday night

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A slug from one of two guns used to fire about a dozen shots on in Stamford’s South End Thursday night struck a man who may have been fleeing the trigger-happy gunmen, police say. Capt. Richard Conklin said a city man in his 20s was struck by the bullet in his lower right leg. The […] [Read More]
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Imposter steals $51K from elderly Stamford woman

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An elderly woman who thought she was opening her Stamford home to a water company inspector last week instead was burglarized and had a $51,000 cash nest egg stolen from her, police said. Police are warning residents to make sure they know who they are letting into their homes and to demand their identification in […] [Read More]
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Felon with gun in Stamford gets two years to serve

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A convicted felon from Bridgeport, who was known to be bringing a gun into Stamford this past January, will have to spend two years in jail after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge easily could have resulted in the man being shot by police. During a court hearing at state Superior Court in Stamford […] [Read More]
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Shots fired on Stamford’s East Side, no injuries.

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A shots fired call to police led to the discovery of six shell casings on Stamford’s East Side after a 911 call reporting that shots had been fired on Friday night. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said that the shots were reported by witness on Friday night just after 9 p.m. Police went to the scene and […] [Read More]
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Meda Francois. Contributed photo.

Stamford mom accused of striking daughter with belt

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A Stamford woman was arrested last week after her daughter was found to have bruises and cuts on her thighs from allegedly being strapped. Meda Francois, 24, was charged with second-degree assault and was released after posting a $2,500 court appearance bond. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said that Francois’ 10-year-old daughter showed up at her elementary […] [Read More]
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Another loaded gun found in Stamford

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STAMFORD-Another loaded gun turning up this time in the parking lot of a public housing complex in The Cove on Monday has police again reminding residents to call police if they see a gun and not to touch it. On Monday at 1:46 p.m., a employee of the Charter Oaks Community run 168-unit Oak Park […] [Read More]
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Stamford police release video of sex assault suspect

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Stamford police have released a video of a suspect they believe grabbed a woman walking along Broad Street and pulled her behind the Sheraton Hotel last Tuesday night and tried to sexually assault her. The video does not clearly show the man because of the low resolution of the camera, but police are hoping that […] [Read More]
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The north parking lot of 1 Lawn Ave, where a man and woman were shot late Saturday night in Stamford. Photo: John Nickerson/Stamford Advocate

Two shot on Lawn Avenue Saturday night

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Two people were shot and wounded during a gunfight on the East Side of Stamford Saturday night, police said. Gunfire erupted at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Lawn Avenue. Police were canvassing the neighborhood looking for bullets and damage Sunday morning. The gunfight occurred at residential complexes located at 1 Lawn Avenue and 80 Lawn […] [Read More]
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