State's Attorney David Cohen reads a statement in state Superior Court in Stamford.

State’s Attorney rebukes Stamford leaders in school case

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In a strongly worded statement, State’s Attorney David Cohen, the chief law official for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, reprimanded city leaders, school administrators and even The Advocate for the lack of reaction in the case of a Stamford High School teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with a student and the failure of administrators to report the […] [Read More]

Judge grants probation to Stamford High principals

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UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Judge Richard Comerford granted the request for accelerated rehabilitation to both Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, but not before State’s Attorney David Cohen assailed the culture in the schools that puts children’s safety second to keeping the information out of the public eye. The two administrators […] [Read More]

Stamford police investigate West Side home invasion

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STAMFORD – Police are investigating a home invasion in which two armed men broke into a West Side apartment early Sunday morning and fired two shots when confronted by residents of the home. In a statement, police said the homeowners of a Fairfield Avenue residence were awakened around 6:25 a.m. Sunday to find two men […] [Read More]

Stamford police investigate East Side armed robbery

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STAMFORD — Police are searching for an armed robber who entered the Global gas station 765 E. Main Street early Saturday morning and made off with about $500. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said a masked man covered from head to toe in dark clothing and brandishing a silver revolver burst into the gas station at 5:23 […] [Read More]
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Robbery of autistic man in Stamford gains national attention

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STAMFORD — The appalling theft of $100 from an autistic man outside the Stamford Town Center mall last week and the subsequent outpouring of community support has gained national attention and will be featured in an upcoming segment of NBC Nightly News. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of the newscast, is coming to […] [Read More]
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Friends, family rally for justice for Stamford cab driver

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STAMFORD — Family members and fellow cab drivers call for justice in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal earlier this week. Shota Mekoshvili, 29, an immigrant from the Republic of Georgia, has been charged in the murder and is to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford Friday afternoon. Kamal has been remembered by […] [Read More]
Stamford Police crime scene investigation van arrives at Doolittle Road Wednesday morning.

Police identify suspect in Stamford murder

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Update – Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:50 a.m.: The suspect in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal, 47, has been identified by police as Shota Mekoshvili, 29, a citizen of the Republic of Georgia. He was caught by Stamford police after a foot pursuit through the downtown dinner crowd on Bedford Street just after 8 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport limo driver charged with impregnating Stamford girl, 14

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STAMFORD — A 57-year-old Bridgeport limousine driver was charged Friday morning with impregnating a 14-year-old Stamford girl after carrying on a two-year relationship with her. Stamford police charged Andre Joseph of Bridgeport’s East Side with first-degree sexual assault and felony risk of injury to a minor after carrying out an early-morning sting operation to lure […] [Read More]

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]
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Glenbrook man charged with impregnating stepdaughter, 12

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STAMFORD — A 39-year-old Glenbrook man is facing a sexual assault charge after allegedly impregnating his 12-year-old stepdaughter. Leonel Bartolo Rodriguez was arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday after he was extradited from New York where a family relative reported the assault to police, according to a statement from Stamford police. Rodriguez […] [Read More]