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State Police Ask For Help Locating Missing Oxford Man

by Press Release | Jul 20, 2017 2:12 pm | Comments (0)

State Police detectives assigned to Western District Major Crime (WDMC) are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Oxford man.

State Police detectives issued a Silver Alert for John “Jack” Fairhurst in January 2016 after he was reported missing by family and friends. WDMC detectives and troopers have been investigating and following leads into the whereabouts of Jack Fairhurst, however his whereabouts remain unknown.

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Stratford Man Dies In Shelton

by STAFF | Jul 19, 2017 6:27 pm | Comments (0)

A 46-year-old Stratford man died in Shelton Wednesday after he went missing while in the Housatonic River, police said.

Detectives are investigating.

In a prepared statement, Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said police received several 911 calls about 2 p.m. “reporting a male in the water who appeared to be distressed by the Sunnyside Boat Ramp.”

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Ansonia Man Charged With Trafficking Pot From California

by STAFF | Jul 19, 2017 3:00 pm | Comments (0)

Federal prosecutors say an Ansonia man and two others schemed to fly thousands of pounds of marijuana to the state over the past three years.

The feds say the plot came to an end last month when 38-year-old Scott “Pep” Bodnar and an alleged accomplice from Milford took delivery of more than 800 pounds of pot in a duffel bag during a sting in Derby.

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Update: City Vehicle Stolen In Ansonia, Crashed In Seymour

by STAFF | Jul 12, 2017 11:57 am | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo A 15-year-old boy stole a city car used by Ansonia’s blight inspector in the north end Wednesday morning and led police on a chase before driving it onto the Metro-North Railroad tracks into Seymour, according to police.

The suspect was captured after he ditched the vehicle once it became inoperable.

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Police: Shelton ‘Porch Pirate’ Identified

by STAFF | Jul 10, 2017 2:16 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTED Shelton police say they’ve identified a woman caught on video swiping a parcel from a resident’s front porch in broad daylight.

The alleged crime occurred Thursday (July 6) afternoon, according to the victim, who reached out to the Valley Indy via Facebook and asked not to be identified.

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New Police Officer Hired In Ansonia

by STAFF | Jul 6, 2017 2:51 pm | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo Joseph Pereira has dreamed of becoming a police officer his entire life.

On Wednesday the Ansonia Police Commission gave the 39-year-old Meriden resident the chance to fulfill that wish.

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Detective Rick Esposito Is Ansonia’s Cop Of The Year

by STAFF | Jul 5, 2017 7:17 pm | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo The Ansonia Police Commission named Detective Rick Esposito the police department’s officer of the year.

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Shelton Police: Lock Your Cars

by Shelton Police Department | Jun 29, 2017 1:52 pm | Comments (0)

The Shelton Police Department has responded to different areas of town over the past few weeks for unlocked vehicles being gone through during the overnight hours.

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Son, Mother Charged With Stealing From Elderly Family Member

by STAFF | Jun 27, 2017 12:44 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia police say a Shelton woman and her son stole $200,000 from the woman’s mother over the course of three years.

Kristina Ukanowicz, 62, and Joseph Ukanowicz, 29, have been charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny in the case.

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Shelton Police: Derby Man Arrested After Altercation With 5-Year-Old

by STAFF | Jun 21, 2017 7:28 pm | Comments (0)

A Father’s Day party at a Shelton daycare Friday ended with the arrest of a Derby man.

The man’s lawyer denies the charges and said he’ll be pleading not guilty in the case.

In a prepared statement, Shelton Police Detective Richard Bango said the Apple Tree Daycare on Long Hill Cross Road was hosting a party at which children gave their fathers cards for the holiday.

A 5-year-old playfully took a card that 33-year-old Lance Churchill’s son had made for him, Bango said. The child ran around the room with the card.

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