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Stamford man charged with skipping court

STAMFORD — A city man wanted since 2016 for skipping his court dates was picked up at a West Side home on Thursday, police said. Capt. Richard Conklin said that Narcotics and Organized Crime squad officers heard on the street that Ben Mosley, 29, formerly of West North Street, was hiding out at a ho


Man picked up a second time in Stamford with PCP, police say

STAMFORD — A Derby man — released on bond after being arrested in Stamford with PCP and a facsimile firearm in Stamford one month ago — was arrested again in Stamford Thursday night, allegedly with more of the powerful hallucinogen, more fake pistols and this time a ski mask.


Stamford Downtown looking for bands for summer concert series

STAMFORD — Stamford Downtown is taking applications from bands interested in playing as opening acts at this years Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live. The outdoor summer concert series in downtown Stamford features national headliners.


Verdict Reached In Trial Of Accused Stamford Cocaine Dealer: Feds

STAMFORD, CT — A 38-year-old Stamford man was found guilty this week of federal cocaine distribution offenses and faces two decades in prison, announced United States Attorney John H. Durham.


Man With Bench Warrant From Stamford, Detainer By ICE Nabbed In Darien

A man from Bridgeport with a Stamford bench warrant and a detainer by ICE was arrested in Darien, according to Darien Police. Officers responded to the Trader Joe’s parking lot at 436 Post Road on the report of a minor vehicle accident. One of the drivers, whom police identified as 48-year-old Nelso


Cellphone store closes at Stamford Town Center

STAMFORD — Mobile accessory-and-repair specialist Cellairis has closed its store at Stamford Town Center, the fourth chain in the past month to shutter its establishment at the downtown mall.


Stamford Woman Enters Plea In $20,000 Retail Fraud Case: Report

STAMFORD, CT — A 32-year-old Stamford woman, who previously worked as a cashier in the former FYE store in the Stamford Town Center, has pleaded guilty to ripping off the retailer for more than $20,000 in a returns scam, reports the Stamford Advocate.


Two Teens From Fairfield County Arrested After String Of Vehicle Gone Throughs, Break-Ins

Two Fairfield County teenagers are in police custody after police in Connecticut utilized social media to track them down for allegedly rummaging through more than two dozen vehicles overnight.


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


Woman pleads guilty to stealing $20K from Stamford employer

STAMFORD — A former clerk at a music store in the Stamford Town Center mall pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing over $20,000 from her employer by fraudulently processing refunds of the same CD box set collections and other items over and over again and pocketing the cash.


Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Minor In Fairfield County

A Fairfield County man will spend time behind bars after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with his girlfriend’s daughter when she was 12. Adam Besaw, of Shelton, pleaded guilty this week under the Alford doctrine to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor for his role in a


Stamford Business Sells $30,000 Winning Lottery Ticket

STAMFORD, CT — A Stratford resident is $30,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket in Stamford, according to the Connecticut Lottery. On Feb. 19, Daniel Zyskowski of Stratford purchased a 30X Cash 5Th Edition ticket from Belltown Superette in Stamford and won $30,000. (To sign up for St


Connecticut Child Dies of Flu

A child has died from the flu in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. The child died earlier this week. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season, according to the department.


Stamford reps seek to ban phantom weapons

STAMFORD — Some city legislators say homemade guns are a recipe for disaster, and if the state and federal governments won’t do anything about them, they will. Laws have to keep up with technology that allows people to create plastic weapons using 3-D printers, and to build guns from parts they can


Manslaughter Trial Begins For Stamford Driver In Fatal Crash

STAMFORD, CT — The manslaughter trial of Stamford resident Kadeem Mitchell began this week, the driver arrested in the fatal 2017 crash that killed his passenger Donte Smith, reports the Westport News.


Dozens of Charges for Man Who Attempted to Purchase $585 Chanel Sunglasses on Greenwich Ave

On Thursday Feb 21 at about 1:30pm Greenwich Police became aware of possible fraudulent activity at Sunglass Hut store at 260 Greenwich Ave. Officers determined that a man, later identified as Juan M Rodriguez Torres, 34, of 40 Memorial Highway in New Rochelle, had attempted to fraudulently purchase


Children Trapped In School Bus After Bus Slams Into Pole In Stamford

A smart-thinking bus driver saved three children who were trapped onboard their bus after the vehicle struck a utility pole, bringing live wires down on top of the bus. The incident took place around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Sunset Road and West Trail in Stamford, said Stamford Fire Chief Tre


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Stamford holds off Trinity Catholic to take boys hoop city title

STAMFORD — The Stamford High School boys basketball team was tired of hearing all the talk. The Black Knights decided to walk the walk Thursday and forged a 62-56 road win over Trinity Catholic High School before a emotional packed house at Walsh Court.


NYC man arraigned in fatal heroin overdose of Greenwich man

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was arraigned Thursday on manslaughter charges related to a fatal overdose of a Greenwich man in October. Henderison A. Vargas, 21, was arrested Feb. 7 and extradited Wednesday to Greenwich. He was set to be arraigned Thursday in Stamford Superior Court, Greenwich police said.