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John Nickerson

Stamford police chief offers Halloween tips

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Stamford police Chief Jon Fontneau says Halloween can be the most exciting times of the year for children, but hectic for parents and guardians.  Please take a moment to consider basic safety precautions to help make your children’s Halloween a safer night of fun. Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks […] [Read More]
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Kevyn Garcia

Stamford man accused of whipping, burning boy, 8

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A city man jailed for violating a judge’s protective order five weeks ago was rearrested Wednesday for strapping an eight-year-old boy with a belt, kicking him and burning him in the face with a Butane grill lighter. Kevyn Garcia, 24, was charged with felony counts of first-degree assault and second-degree assault and two counts of […] [Read More]
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Stamford woman scammed out of $5,000

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A man pretending to be an IRS agent over the phone collected almost $5,000 from a Stamford woman after threatening to throw her in jail for past years unpaid taxes, police said. Sgt. Peter diSpagna said the woman reported the theft Tuesday afternoon after buying $4,900 in Green Dot debit cards and turning them over […] [Read More]
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Windsor man charged with stealing from Stamford electrical employer

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A Windsor man was arrested Monday for stealing about $1,800 worth of wiring from the Stamford electrical supply company where he worked. Thomas Weaver, 61, of Carriage Way, was charged with fourth-degree larceny and released on bond. Sgt. Steve Perrotta said that Weaver was a 4 year employee of World Electrical Wholesalers on Harbor View […] [Read More]
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Stamford man insulted taxi driver

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A city man was charged with yelling and threatening a taxi cab driver Monday afternoon after the man got angry for being parked in by the cabbie. Charles Dixon, 61, of 1611 Washington Boulevard, was charged with threatening, breach of peace and third-degree assault. He was released after posting a $1,500 court appearance bond. Sgt. […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Patty-cake burglar sentenced today

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A city man with a nursery rhyme nick-name whose life has turned into cautionary criminal tale, was sentenced at state Superior Court in Stamford to 10 years and six months in jail for his 28th burglary conviction on Tuesday. Clarence “Patty-cake” Patterson, 54, a life-long city resident and thief with burglary convictions stretching from as […] [Read More]
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Stamford nursing home manager sentenced to jail

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A former Stamford nursing home office manager arrested in 2013 was sentenced to jail Monday for stealing more than $12,000 from the nursing home and her elderly clients. Brigitte Amigron, 50, of 295 Main Ave., Norwalk, has pleaded guilty to second-degree larceny and will have to spend eight months in jail, followed by five years […] [Read More]
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Gay man says he was taunted while robbed of phone

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A city man says he was robbed of his cell phone early Saturday morning while one of two suspects ridiculed the man for being gay, police said. Sgt. Paul Vaccaro said that the man was walking on Washington Boulevard when two men came up behind him and began calling him denigrating names for gay people […] [Read More]
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Two robbed at Stamford High over weekend

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A couple told police they were robbed of a cell phone and cash while inside Stamford High School’s Boyle Stadium late Saturday night. Sgt. Paul Vaccaro said a 19-year-old man and a woman were in a stairwell that leads to a tunnel going into the school’s locker room just before 11 p.m. when two males […] [Read More]
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North Stamford mailboxes vandalized

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About 30 mailboxes in North Stamford were vandalized sometime Sunday morning, police said. The vandalism spree struck mailboxes on Scofieldtown Road, nearby Sunset Road, Sunset Court and Skymeadow Drive. Police began getting calls on the damaged mailboxes early Sunday morning, Sgt. Paul Vaccaro said, but many of the complaints began coming in just before 9 […] [Read More]
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