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Deadline to apply to become Stamford police officer is Friday

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Update Aug 25: The deadline to apply to become a police officer with the Stamford Police Department is Friday. The department is looking to fill 20 or more police officer positions over the next two years, with an emphasis on attracting a more ethnically diverse applicant pool, as well as more female candidates. Applicants must […] [Read More]
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Car strikes convienence store

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Police at the scene said a male driver mistakenly pushing on the throttle rather than the brake crashed into a store on East Main Street in Stamford just before 8 a.m. Friday morning. Sgt. Kris Engstrand said the driver of the Honda Odyssey minivan was pulling in to park at the East Main Convenience Store […] [Read More]
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Norwalk man’s sentence reduced in Christmas murder case

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A Norwalk man found guilty by a jury of manslaughter in the Roodner Court murder of Larry Paulk on Christmas Day 2007 and not supposed to get out of jail until 2053, was re-sentenced Thursday to 10-years in jail after his conviction was overturned. Jason Gonzalez, 31, appeared before Judge Gary White at state Superior […] [Read More]
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Felon caught with loaded firearm

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A South End traffic stop resulted in a fully loaded gun being taken away from a convicted Stamford felon Wednesday night. Derrick Littlejohn, 31, of 1250 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, was charged with criminal possession of a pistol, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and carrying a pistol without a permit. Sgt. William […] [Read More]
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Landlord picked up for going into tenant’s apartment

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A Stamford landlord was charged in a warrant Wednesday with breaking into one of his tenants apartment’s 11 months ago, police said. Pablo Eveno, 45, of 22 Cedar Circle, was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree larceny. He was held overnight in Stamford jail on a $1,000 court appearance bond. Sgt. William […] [Read More]
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Stamford sex assault teacher still in treatment

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The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her, and of providing him and a friend with marijuana was unable to make her scheduled arraignment Thursday at the Stamford courthouse because she remains in a Danbury psychiatric hospital. Rob Serafinowicz, the attorney for […] [Read More]
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No foul play in Soundview death

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With the autopsy complete on a 21-year-old New Haven man found dead in Stamford Sunday morning, police say they have found no signs of foul play. The man, George Daniel Pinto, was found dead by the residents in a home at 11 Soundview Ave., early Sunday afternoon. Hohn said Pinto’s autopsy did not turn up […] [Read More]
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Fight leads to two Stamford arrests

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A fight on Stamford’s West Side early Tuesday morning involving a shotgun ended with two arrests, police said. Sgt. William Brevard said police were called at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday to a fight in progress at the corner of Richmond Hill Avenue and Rose Park Place. When officers arrived they found a man sitting on a […] [Read More]
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Greenwich woman arrested for food stamp fraud

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A Greenwich woman who during a 37-month period received $25,000 worth of food stamps was arrested Saturday after state investigators found out she was living with the father of her five children who was working at the time supporting the family, making her ineligible to collect the federal aid. Valarie Morales, 38, of 11 Saint […] [Read More]
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Man charged with groping 8-year-old girl in Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city construction worker is being held on a $50,000 court appearance bond after police say he tried to buy off an 8-year-old girl with a $5 bill and grope her at an East Side Laundromat while her mother was folding clothes. Jairo Ramirez-Garcia, 32, of 597 Pacific St., Stamford, was charged on […] [Read More]