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John Nickerson

Stamford police looking for many good men and women

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STAMFORD-The city’s police department is on a hiring drive, looking for up to 700 applicants to fill 20 or more police officer positions over the next two years. Capt. Elizabeth Erickson is heading up the effort while visiting area churches, job fairs and Alive@5 to get the word out that the department is hiring. Erickson […] [Read More]
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Michael Luecke, 72. Contributed photo.

Charges wiped away for Stamford substitute teacher

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A former substitute music teacher employed by both the Stamford and Greenwich school districts who police say was caught masturbating in a school hallway earlier this year was granted a court diversionary program for people with psychiatric disorders Wednesday that will expunge his criminal charges if he stays out of trouble for the next two years. […] [Read More]
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Santos Carbajal. Photo: Stamford Police Department.

Cops: City man had sex with teen

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A city man who met a young girl in the street while she was skateboarding Tuesday afternoon was arrested for allegedly taking the underage girl across town to a hotel and having sex with her, police said. Santos Carbajal, 31, of Adams Avenue, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a […] [Read More]
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claudia delcid

Family hair-pulling tear ends in arrests

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A fight between a mother and her rebellious teenage daughters ended Monday afternoon with the entire family either getting tickets or charged with assault. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said police received a report of a disturbance at 48 Roosevelt Avenue at 4:30 p.m. Monday. When they got there and talked to Caludia Delcid, 39, she said […] [Read More]
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Strip club employee robbed on Street by gang

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A 28-year-old city man was robbed by six to eight males as he was walking down Richmond Hill Avenue Monday night, police said. The man had his nose broken and his wallet and cell phone pulled out of his pockets. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said the man was walking by 89 Richmond Hill Ave. at about […] [Read More]
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william quiles[2]

Locker room theft solved by police

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A Stamford homeless man was arrested Monday after he allegedly walked into a YMCA locker room and took a cell phone shorts and keys out of an unlocked locker, police said. William Quiles, 49, of 597 South Pacific St., was charged with sixth-degree larceny. Police were called to the YMCA on Washington Boulevard at 9 […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport man charged with robbery in Lord & Taylor theft

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A Bridgeport man with a long criminal history was charged with robbery when he began fighting with Lord & Taylor security after stealing sunglasses from the store on Saturday. Paul Centeno, 44, of 1645 Barnum Ave., was charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. He was arraigned on the charges at the Stamford courthouse Monday […] [Read More]
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Norwalk police dog bites Stamford cop

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A city police officer was bitten by a Norwalk police dog while searching for an armed man in Stamford over the weekend, police said. Stamford police were assisting Norwalk police in searching 63 Blachley Road for a man believed to be armed Sunday night when the Norwalk K9 bit the Stamford officer in the right […] [Read More]
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Teenage girl arrested in Stamford stabbing

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A Stamford teenage girl was arrested early this morning for stabbing an older girl in the leg in the South End late Sunday night. The 17-year-old girl was having a shouting match with a 19-year-old woman at the corner of Henry and Pacific streets at around midnight, Lt. Diedrich Hohn said. After the 19-year-old girl […] [Read More]
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angel hernandez

Man steals SUV from Stamford gas station, police say

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A man who stole an SUV from an East Side gas station was quickly apprehended in the South End after a car chase across town late Friday evening, police said Monday. The owner of the black Lincoln Navigator had left his keys in his vehicle while he went inside the gas station store when the […] [Read More]
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