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Stamford police stretched thin for Alive@Five

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STAMFORD — More than 9,000 people crowded Columbus Park and the surounding downtown area for Thursday night’s Alive@Five concert featuring a trio of 1990s bands that stretched the city’s police force to its limit and has officials reevaluating how to handle the crowds. Stamford police Capt. Tom Wuennemann said additional officers had to be called […] [Read More]
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Alive@Five draws huge crowd to downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — Columbus Park is filled to capacity and then some as a huge crowd has turned out for tonight’s Alive@Five concert featuring the Under the Sun tour with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Blues Traveler. The crowd extends beyond the park and has filled much of Main Street to Atlantic Street. To control the […] [Read More]

Car hits Stamford townhouse

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STAMFORD — A woman driving a Lexus on Riverside Avenue near Scalzi Park, accidentally drove into a townhouse causing minor damage to the structure and car Wednesday morning. Police said the driver was an older woman, who was “shaken up” from the accident, but was not hurt. [Read More]
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New Haven mechanic charged with scamming elderly Stamford man

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After a six-month search, Stamford police on Tuesday went to the funeral of a New Haven grifter’s mother and arrested him for stealing over $135,000 from an elderly city man to fix his beat-up 23-year-old station wagon. Jimmy Megel, 42, of 240 Fox on Road, New Haven was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny and was […] [Read More]

Pistol packing Stamford man meets cops Sunday morning

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A city man in cowboy boots and wearing a straw hat raised the hackles of brunch-goers early Sunday afternoon in downtown Stamford when they noticed he had a pistol tucked in the front of his pants, police said. Police officers were dispatched at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to the corner of Bedford and Spring streets for […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian struck in downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city woman was struck and seriously injured while walking across Hoyt Street at the intersection of Summer Street in downtown Stamford around 12:45 p.m. Monday. Both the pedestrian and female driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck the woman were taken to Stamford Hospital. Capt. Thomas Wuennemann said the 49-year-old woman who […] [Read More]

Judge maintains $1 million bond against downtown shooter

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STAMFORD — The man who allegedly sprayed a crowd of late-night bar patrons in the middle of downtown Stamford with gunfire early Sunday morning wounding five bystanders was ordered held on $1 million bond Monday as prosecutors characterized him as a “very serious threat to the community.” Dayron Wills, 22, of 300 Tresser Boulevard, is […] [Read More]
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Former New York news anchor rearrested in Darien

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STAMFORD — Former CBS Channel 2 news anchor Rob Morrison was rearrested by Darien police Monday after allegedly violating a protective order and calling his estranged wife more than 100 times over a three-day period last month. Morrison posted a $50,000 bond on the new charges of violating the protective order and second-degree harassment. Past […] [Read More]
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Former Stamford police chief found dead

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STAMFORD — Former Police Chief Louis DeCarlo was found dead at his home Thursday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. DeCarlo was a 30-year veteran of the department before becoming chief in 2001. He led the department until 2004 and was remembered for his kindness and devotion to his family. “I always […] [Read More]
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Stamford scammer sentenced to federal prison

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A Stamford man arrested by federal agents with assistance from Greenwich Police last fall has been sentenced to two years behind bars. Last January, Craig Stanland, 40, plead guilty to one count of mail fraud in connection with a sprawling fraudulent computer parts scheme at U.S. District Court in New Haven. Stanland will spend 24 months […] [Read More]
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