by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm | Comments (0)
On most mornings, Libby Meissner is preparing Crave, her popular restaurant in downtown Ansonia, for the usual rush of daily lunch customers.
On Tuesday, however, Meissner found herself dealing with police and her insurance agent after one of her employees arrived at work to find the restaurant’s front door smashed in and its safe emptied of cash.
The restaurant has security cameras, Meissner said, but the system that records video from the cameras wasn’t locked up.
“They took that with them,” she said.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 17, 2014 1:15 pm | Comments (0)
Shelton police on Monday said they were following several leads to determine who shot a 15-year-old Shelton High School student Saturday night and why.
The boy, identified as Kristjan Ndoj, was in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital Monday, according to police.
He was shot in the head and leg.
Kristjan was found by cops in the driveway of 1 Agawam Trail just before 9 p.m. Saturday after a 911 call from the homeowner, Shelton police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said at a press conference at the police station Monday.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 13, 2014 8:39 pm | Comments (0)
Police brass told Ansonia’s tax board Monday (March 10) that if the budget passed by Aldermen last month goes into effect later this year, they’ll have to lay off every crossing guard in the city.
The department would also lose a part-time records clerk, they said.
Police Chief Kevin Hale and Lt. Wayne Williams discussed the department’s budget proposal with members of the Board of Apportionment and Taxation for more than an hour during a workshop at City Hall.
And while it’s still two months until the tax board has to finalize a spending plan for 2014-2015, they told tax board members they need to close a $90,000 gap in their budget to keep crossing guards on the streets.
by STAFF | Mar 5, 2014 7:41 pm | Comments (0)
Four Ansonia residents were arrested after police said they tried to break into a Shelton house Wednesday (March 5) morning.
About 9:30 a.m., the owner of a home on Foxhunt Road called 911 and reported that people were trying to break into the house, according to a prepared statement from police.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 25, 2014 5:06 pm | Comments (0)
An Ansonia man accused of shooting a distant cousin to death outside a Derby bar is due to go on trial April 1, and potential witnesses include cops and convicts involved in a massive police probe of a drug-dealing organization allegedly headed by the shooting victim.
Jury selection began Tuesday (Feb. 25) at Superior Court in Milford in the case of Cordaryl Silva, 26, accused of murdering Javon Zimmerman, who was 22 when he was killed outside RJ’s Cafe on Elizabeth Street in the early morning hours of May 12, 2012.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 12, 2014 11:54 am | Comments (1)
The Seymour Police Department was restructured Monday under a plan that Chief Michael Metzler said increases supervision of police officers, bolsters the department’s chain of command, and reduces something called “sergeant shopping.”
The chief also said the reorganization could speed up the process of naming a new School Resource Officer, as well as restoring the position of Community Police Officer to the department.
by STAFF | Jan 29, 2014 3:37 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia police on Wednesday (Jan. 29) announced several recent drug arrests made in connection with warrants obtained by the department’s Anti-Crime Unit.
“Each one of these arrests were related to complaints received from residents and involved the possession and sale of cocaine/crack,” Ansonia Police Lt. Andrew Cota said in a prepared statement. “These cases were initiated by the Anti-Crime Unit and also involved uniformed patrol officers.”
by Ethan Fry | Jan 16, 2014 10:21 am | Comments (0)
Ansonia Aldermen on Tuesday approved the police department’s hiring of a new sergeant.
The move comes in response to the discovery last year of “irregularities” regarding the processing of evidence at the department that is the subject of an ongoing state police investigation.
by STAFF | Jan 10, 2014 4:58 pm | Comments (0)
A Bridgeport man is due in court next week on charges he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in Shelton last August.
Kristal Turman, 36, was arrested Dec. 31 on a warrant charging him with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor, Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said in a prepared statement Friday.
The statement said Turman’s arrest “stems from an investigation that began in August 2013 when an allegation of sexual contact with a child was reported to police.”
by STAFF | Jan 8, 2014 1:03 pm | Comments (1)
Shelton police on Wednesday charged a Providence Avenue woman with falsely reporting a robbery last month because she wanted a ride home.
Tiffany Lopez, 20, faces charges of second-degree falsely reporting an incident and misuse of the emergency 911 system.