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Shelton Woman Illegally Collected $100k+ In Assistance: DCJ

SHELTON, CT - A Shelton woman was arrested after she collected more than $100,000 in food and healthcare benefits, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice. Natalia Wittmer, 47, misrepresented her income and assets in order to qualify for Medicaid and food stamp benefits. Her family recei

PATCH - 2018-03-21 18:01:07

PD: Several firearms, ammunition seized from convicted felon in Bridgeport

Albert Lee (Photo: Bridgeport police) BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) - A convicted felon from Bridgeport is facing numerous charges after firearms and ammunition were seized from a residence in the city. According to police, on March 1, officials executed a search warrant for a home located on Lewis Str

WTNH.COM - 2018-03-21 19:27:49

Suicidal person apprehended on overpass in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT - A suicidal person was coaxed off the ledge of an highway overpass Tuesday evening. Around 7:40 p.m., police and fire units were dispatched to Lindley Street where it passes over Route 25. Police spokesman Av Harris said the "suicidal party (was) sitting on the ledge of Lindley Street ov

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-03-20 21:10:45

State police seize AR-15, several other firearms from Bridgeport residence

BRIDGEPORT - State and local police together arrested a city resident and seized several firearms from his residence, including an AR-15 earlier this month, state police said in a news release. Albert Lee, 37, of Bridgeport, was charged with possession of an assault weapon, possession of high capaci

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-03-21 15:28:23

Shelton woman charged in medicaid and SNAP fraud

Updated 5:42 pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 A Shelton woman who state investigators claim owns real estate and expensive automobiles is accused of defrauding the Department of Social Services out of more than $104,000 by obtaining benefits they allege she was not entitled. Natalie K. Wittmer, 47, o

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-03-21 17:42:55

Police: Hamden man assaulted girlfriend, smashed TV

HAMDEN - A 20-year-old Hamden man was arrested after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and smashed her TV. Police responding to a Whitney Avenue residence on a report of an assault, according to a news release, found that Dion Williams, of 73 Alstrum St., had entered his girlfriend's residence,

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2018-03-21 00:22:31

Easton EMS Volunteer Stole Firearms, Took Patient Photos: PD

EASTON, CT - An Easton EMS volunteer was arrested after he took pictures of patients, stole firearms and pretended to be an Easton Police officer in an application to own a gun, according to police. Christopher Barlow, 21, of Duxbury, Mass. was charged with two counts of stealing a firearm, two coun

PATCH - 2018-03-21 18:40:11

Bridgeport Man Charged for Fighting Inside Milford McDonald's: PD

MILFORD, CT - Two men including a McDonald's employee, have been arrested for being involved in a fight inside McDonald's at 439 Bridgeport Avenue on Monday, Milford Police said. Police said they responded to a fight inside the building and it led to the arrest of Jesus Martinez, 20, of Marina Vill

PATCH - 2018-03-20 14:24:01

Police Seeking Suspect in Waterbury Murder

Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of a 24-year-old man in Waterbury in August and said they have warrants for two others, including one who remains at large. The arrests are for suspects in the murder of David Rivera-Mateo. Officers found him when they responded to 170 Willow St., at 1

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-03-20 13:27:32

Bridgeport convenience store shooting triggers response from senators Blumenthal and Murphy

BRIDGEPORT - Earlier this month a shooting took place inside a Bridgeport convenience store. Four people suffered non-life threatening injuries. It's the latest example of gun violence in the Park City-an issue community members now have in their sights. "My grandson is I kindergarten I`m terrified


Package Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) - Authorities say a package exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting one person. The package exploded shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A FedEx employee apparently suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury from the blast. "We ca


Bridgeport woman allegedly choked former co-worker

FAIRFIELD - Police allege that a Bridgeport woman choked a former co-worker at a lash salon on Black Rock Turnpike Saturday when she went there to collect her last paycheck. She also, police said, left her 10-month-old son alone in her car while she was in the salon. Latriese Vann was charged with s


18-year-old Ansonia resident charged with prostitution

ANSONIA, Conn, (WTNH) - An 18-year-old from Ansonia is facing prostitution charges. Officials say Ashley Tucker was charged with prostitution and arrested by the Ansonia Police Department on Monday. According to officials, Tucker's arrest was the completion of an investigation by the Ansonia Police


Fairfield Police: Woman left baby alone to go buy drugs

FAIRFIELD - A 40-year-old Parkwood Road resident is facing multiple charges after police said she grabbed her mother's purse and left her 15-month-old child home alone Sunday afternoon while she went out to buy drugs. Colleen Sheehy was charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, risk


NWS posts winter storm warning; ups snow totals

The fourth nor'easter this month is taking aim at Connecticut with more than a foot of snow and gusty winds. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning from midnight to 8 a.m. Thursday. In its warning for Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties, the NWS says "Heavy mixed wint


Guns Seized During I-84 Danbury Stop: PD

DANBURY, CT - Two men were arrested and three firearms were seized after a traffic stop on I-84 in Danbury March 18, according to police. A State Police trooper pulled over a vehicle that was going 81 mph in a 55 mph zone. The trooper smelled marijuana and the vehicle was searched with the help of a


North Branford Students Attend School Monday After Weekend Fire

NORTH BRANFORD, CT - Despite a fire that occurred at the Totoket Valley Elementary School on Middletown Avenue late Saturday students were able to attend classes Monday, NBC Connecticut reports. The fire did cause damage to the school's roof and boiler room, NBC Connecticut reports. Repairs were ma


Bomb threat evacuates Bridgeport health center

BRIDGEPORT - A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of an East Main Street health care clinic late Thursday morning. Police have requested a bomb squad come to the scene at 982 East Main St., the location of the Bridgeport Community Health Center. An officer at the scene said someone had called in


Former Stratford Teacher's Aide Heads To Prison In Sex Case

STRATFORD, CT - Tuesday's nor'easter postponed the scheduled sentencing for former Stratford teacher's aide Kyle Damato-Kushel, 48, on charges that she sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy but she headed off to prison on Wednesday morning anyway, according to the Connecticut Post. Daniel Tepfer of t


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do