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John Nickerson

Attempted burglary at West Side home

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Police say that someone tried to break into a home near Stillmeadow Elementary School on the city’s West Side Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said police were dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to a residence on the 200 block of Cold Spring Road on a burglary alarm. Officers noticed that a window screen on the house […] [Read More]
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Man with knife robs High Ridge gas station last night

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Police are looking for a man who robbed a Shell gas station on High Ridge Road with a knife last night. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said a man wearing a black mask walked into the Shell gas station at 899 High Ridge Road at about 8:15 p.m. carrying a knife. The man demanded money from the […] [Read More]
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Third man makes guilty pleas to Bradford’s stabbing

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Rather than take his case to trial, the third and last defendant involved in the stabbing of two men –leaving one with a fractured skull- inside a popular Bedford Street night club in June 2013 has pleaded guilty to assault charges and was sentenced to 10 years in jail. A day before he was to […] [Read More]
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Police looking out for strange man at bus stop in Stamford

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Police are keeping an eye on a bus stop in Westover where three girls complained Monday of being approached by strange men. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said extra patrols and unmarked cars are watching the area around Cedar Heights Road and Shadow Ridge Road and drop offs will be monitored in the neighborhood just off Long […] [Read More]
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Stamford man charged with beating elderly mother

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UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.  Police say that a fight between a city man and his mother that landed her near dead in the hospital with swelling in her brain began when the woman insisted that her son take his medications. Police say that Timothy Anderson, 42, beat his mother so severely that part of her skull […] [Read More]
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Michael Miner. Photo: Stamford Police Department.

Convicted rapist charged in Stamford domestic assault with axe

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A convicted child rapist was arrested in Stamford over the weekend for swinging an axe at his wife during a drunken fight at her home in Springdale. Michael Miner, 58, formerly of  Madison Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and three counts each […] [Read More]
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Funeral services in Stamford Saturday for murdered immigrant

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Funeral services for Antonio Muralles, who was stabbed to death allegedly by a 15-year-old boy in front of McDonald’s on Bedford Street eight days ago, will be held at St. Mary Parish at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Services for Muralles, 52, an immigrant of Guatemala, will be officiated Saturday by Father Jose Montoya at the church […] [Read More]
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Easter Sunday hit-and-run driver to be sentenced in Stamford

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UPDATE 4:30 p.m. A woman’s astonishing criminal record persuaded a Stamford judge to give her the maximum sentence for killing a woman with her car while high on street drugs and alcohol and then run from the scene last Easter. Judge Gary White sentenced Yolanda McDowell, 46,  to 10 years in jail and three years […] [Read More]
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Third arrest made in coffee killing

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Stamford police have made a third arrest in last week’s Bedford Street coffee killing. Police have arrested a 17-year-old Stamford boy for hindering prosecution. Police say while reviewing video tape relating to the murder investigation of 52-year-old Antonio Muralles one week ago, the juvenile was seen carrying away evidence from the crime scene. Investigators secured […] [Read More]
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Informant and witness helped ID Stamford homicide suspects

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UPDATE, 3:15 p.m. Information from a narcotics officer’s informant helped lead Stamford police to the suspects charged in last Wednesday’s homicide. With that information, police were able to use security camera footage to place the suspects in the area of the fatal stabbing. A call from a city resident who was a witness to the […] [Read More]
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