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Police Capt. Beth Erickson looking at more than five pounds of marijuana and $9,000 seized by patrol officers following a traffic stop on Stamford's West Side Wednesday afternoon. Photo: John Nickerson/Stamford Advocate

Stamford traffic stop nets 5 pounds of pot and $9,000

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A routine traffic stop early Wednesday afternoon for a hard to read license plate ended in the seizure of a little more than five pounds of marijuana, $9,000 in cash and the arrest of a North Stamford man. Maxx Vizioli, 20, of Thornwood Road, was charged Wednesday with operation of a drug factory, possession of […] [Read More]
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Stamford man arrested for stealing crossing guard’s wallet

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A Stamford man was charged with stealing a wallet containing $1,200 from a 71-year-old crossing guard after the crossing guard allowed the man to sit in his car to warm up Tuesday morning. Jeffrey Preli, 29, of Plymouth Road, was charged Tuesday with fourth-degree larceny and held in lieu of a $5,000 court appearance bond. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport woman arrested in Stamford burglary

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A Bridgeport woman currently facing burglary charges in four other towns around the state, was arrested for burglarizing a home on Culloden Road in Stamford where about $25,000 worth of items were stolen about 17 months ago. Jennifer “Jenny” Morales, 44, of  Artic St., Bridgeport, was charged Friday with first-degree larceny and third-degree burglary and […] [Read More]
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Shots fired on Orchard Street

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Police say that shots fired on Orchard Street Saturday night appear to be related to an ongoing feud between young men on Spruce Street fighting against a similar group on Myano Lane. A high speed chase through Stamford Sunday ended with three fire arms seized as part of the investigation into the ongoing dispute between […] [Read More]
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Arrest in bizzare machete robbery in Stamford

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A city man was arrested for helping to rob and assault another city man with a machete and stripping his clothes off him before leaving him in the street in the early morning of Halloween. Esdras Celada, 25, of Frederick St., Stamford, was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault and conspiracy to commit robbery. Capt. […] [Read More]
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Shed fire at 104 Woodmere Road. Photo: Contributed.

Fire marshals investigate Stamford shed blaze

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A fire tore through a shed on Woodmere Road, Sunday afternoon. The fire behind 104 Woodmere Road was called in at 1:13 p.m. Firefighters responded and closed off the road as they quickly knocked the fire down. No one was in the shed at the time and no injuries were reported. Fire marshals are working […] [Read More]
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Crackdown nabs 3 more drivers for DUI

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Stamford police continued their drunk driving offensive by setting up a sobriety checkpoint on Bedford Street and dedicating roving patrols that took three drivers off the road Friday night into Saturday morning. At 9:15 p.m. Friday a vehicle was observed going through a stop sign on Viaduct Road and turning north on Hope Street. After […] [Read More]
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Sobriety checkpoints continue in Stamford

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Stamford police continued their drunk driving offensive by setting up a sobriety checkpoint on Bedford Street and dedicating roving patrols that took three drivers off the road Friday night into Saturday morning. At 9:15 p.m. Friday a vehicle was observed going through a stop sign on Viaduct Road and turning north on Hope Street. After […] [Read More]
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Police officers angered by asbestos in police headquarters

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As fresh asbestos warning signs went up throughout police headquarters Friday, police officers expressed their unhappiness at working in the 65-year-old building. The postings in the building come almost six weeks after OSHA fined the city for failing to protect its police officers from asbestos or screen them for exposure to it. The warning signs […] [Read More]
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Got guns? Stamford gun buy-back on Saturday

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Looking for the perfect gift to put under the tree this year? Purchase anything at all with a gift card obtained by turning in an unwanted gun. The Stamford Police Department will be holding its last gun buyback of the year on Saturday Dec. 13. So far this year people have turned over 60 unwanted […] [Read More]
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