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John Nickerson

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Bridgeport felon challenges cops, is found with gun, police say

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Stamford police say a Bridgeport felon with a long criminal history and list of aliases may have been trying to commit suicide by cop Thursday night after being surprised by police in an East Side parking lot while in possession of a semiautomatic pistol. While being confronted by about 14 officers, many with service weapons […] [Read More]
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Not guilty plea made in Norwalk cabbie murder case

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A New Jersey man who confessed to fatally stabbing a Bridgeport cab driver in Norwalk in early December, pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder during a brief hearing at the Stamford courthouse Thursday. Before making his plea to the murder charge, Ramiro Arcos-Garcia, 32, a former Norwalk resident appeared with his attorney Howard […] [Read More]
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Stamford police take officers out of asbestos contaminated office

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Asbestos tests underwritten by the police union membership have led to the evacuation of the first-floor offices of the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad inside police headquarters earlier this week. The testing performed Wednesday January 14 and paid for by the Stamford Police Association showed asbestos fibers in each of the five locations tested in […] [Read More]
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Stamford police release video of purse snatchers

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Stamford police have released a video of two downtown purse snatchers that grabbed a pocket book from a 25-year-old Stamford woman on Gay Street near the Bedford Street garage late Monday morning and are asking the public to help identify them. The one minute and 25 second video shows the purse snatchers running through the […] [Read More]
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Stamford women charged with fighting

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Two Stamford women living in separate apartments in the same West Side building were charged with fighting, police said. Officers sent to Roosevelt Avenue for an altercation at 10 p.m. Tuesday found two women fighting, Sgt. Kelly Connelly said. The two women, Lakisha Dunmore, 34, and Elsie Alvarez, 25, were separated. Dunmore, who lives in […] [Read More]
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Stamford patrol officer promoted to sergeant

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A nine-year Stamford police officer with a lengthy history working for the City of New York Department of Correction, was promoted to the rank of sergeant on Tuesday. Douglas Deiso was joined by about 40 police officers as well as his wife, in-laws, sisters, nieces and daughters for the promotion ceremony attended by Mayor David […] [Read More]
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Morning purse snatching leaves Stamford woman shook up

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A Stamford woman had her purse snatched downtown late Monday morning, police said. The 25-year-old Stamford woman was walking on Bedford Street when two young men coming from Broad Street began following her at about 11:50 a.m. One of the men grabbed the woman’s purse and violently pulled it off her shoulder, Lt. Diedrich Hohn […] [Read More]
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Bronx man charged with rental car theft in Greenwich

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A Bronx, New York man with criminal convictions in three states was arrested after he was found occupying a stolen rental car in Greenwich on Friday. Charles Howard, 40, of Macombs Road, was charged Friday with first-degree larceny and travelling unreasonably fast. After being held over the weekend by Greenwich police on a $50,000 court […] [Read More]
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Synthetic pot and Ecstasy send East Side man to jail

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An East Side man was sentenced to three years in jail after police searched the apartment he shared with his 88-year-old grandmother this past summer and found 14 pounds of synthetic marijuana along with a host of other drugs. Jamie Vadeboncoeur, 28, of Courtland Avenue, was sentenced by Judge Richard Comerford Friday after he pleaded […] [Read More]
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Stamford man arrested for dealing marijuana again

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A convicted West Side drug dealer was arrested Thursday after police had to break through his front door and found about a quarter-pound of marijuana. Calvin Rowell, 46, of Hazel Street was charged with possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and interfering with a […] [Read More]
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