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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]
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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]

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]
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Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

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A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police. Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with […] [Read More]

Last of Stamford shooting victims released from hospital

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The five shooting victims struck in the hail of gunfire that erupted early Sunday morning as they were leaving the downtown bar scene have all been released from Stamford Hospital. The last, a 28-year-old former Greenwich resident who recently moved to Stamford, was released Monday afternoon after suffering a gunshot to his left arm as […] [Read More]