by Shelton Police Department | Oct 22, 2014 2:44 pm | Comments (0)
The Shelton Police Department has received numerous calls recently from citizens who state someone called them claiming to be from the IRS and that they owe money.
Residents who receive these calls are advised to not release any personal information and hang up immediately.
According to the IRS, taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail.
by STAFF | Oct 22, 2014 2:17 pm | Comments (0)
Shelton police served five arrest warrants Wednesday on a Cardinal Drive man they say broke into vehicles and stole valuables — including a gun — from them.
Kyle Eckweiler, 21, has been jailed since last month after being arrested by police Sept. 23 on charges of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree larceny.
He was scheduled to appear at Superior Court in Derby in the Sept. 23 case Wednesday when Shelton cops served him with new arrest warrants.
by STAFF | Oct 20, 2014 3:06 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia police arrested a South Street man Friday after they said he eluded officers trying to stop his car.
A prepared statement issued Monday by police spokesman Lt. Andrew Cota said that on Friday officers saw 21-year-old Howard Rumley, “who was known to be operating a motor vehicle without a license,” and tried to stop him in the area of South Street.
Rumley fled, Cota’s statement said.
by STAFF | Oct 14, 2014 11:50 am | Comments (0)
Shelton police have charged the third man they say perpetrated a stickup at a Bridgeport Avenue hotel in June.
The man, Derrick Gilliam, 28, was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny.
In July police arrested two other Bridgeport residents, Anthony Santiago and Lancelot Supersad, on identical charges in connection with the heist.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 2, 2014 6:55 pm | Comments (0)
A 41-year-old Shelton man surrendered to police after a standoff at his Longview Road home that lasted nearly three hours Thursday.
The man, who was not identified by police, was not injured, but was taken in an ambulance to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
The man was in the backyard of his home during the standoff, and no other people were involved or threatened by him, police said.
by STAFF | Aug 21, 2014 3:31 pm | Comments (1)
A man who allegedly pulled a gun on a police officer last week was taken into custody Thursday (Aug. 21) after police say he led cops on a Route 8 chase from Ansonia to Shelton.
The man, Kelvin Whitehurst, 27, now faces charges in connection with last week’s incident as well as Thursday’s pursuit, and was held by police on $350,000 bond to appear Friday at Superior Court in Derby.
by STAFF | Jul 22, 2014 7:30 am | Comments (0)
Update: Shelton police announced this morning (Tuesday, July 22) the arrest of Anthony Santiago, the second suspect in the hotel robbery.
Santiago, 20, was charged with first-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny.
He was being held on a $75,000 bond pending a court date in Derby later today.
The original post from July 21 follows:
by STAFF | Jul 3, 2014 12:23 pm | Comments (0)
The cities of Derby and Shelton will hold their annual dueling fireworks shows Saturday, July 5.
The pyrotechnic celebration of the 238th anniversary of our forefathers telling the Brits to take their monarchy and stuff it will start about 9 p.m. after downtown concerts on both sides of the Housatonic River.
Click here to read suggestions from Valley Indy readers on the best viewing spots.
by Ethan Fry | Jul 2, 2014 8:27 pm | Comments (1)
More than six years after a $25 garden hose allegedly went missing for five days at the Ansonia police station, the city is still locked in a legal battle with the cop accused and later acquitted of stealing it.
The former officer, Mustafa Salahuddin, filed a federal lawsuit against Police Chief Kevin Hale last year alleging the chief and others conspired to have him arrested because they wanted to force him out of the department.
In April, a lawyer representing the police asked a judge to toss the lawsuit out of court, saying they are protected from the lawsuit by a legal doctrine that protects public officials from being sued.
Salahuddin’s lawyers have until Monday (July 7) to respond to the city’s request.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 29, 2014 10:15 pm | Comments (0)
After nine years and more than 10,000 calls for service, Ansonia’s Police Dog, Thor, took his last ride as a member of the city’s finest in the back of Officer Steven Martins’ cruiser Monday (June 23).