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).
by STAFF | May 21, 2014 10:55 am | Comments (1)
Ansonia police arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with a gunpoint robbery and assault at a Hill Street store Sunday (May 18) night.
The stickup occurred about 9:15 p.m. at GQ Mart, police said in a prepared statement Wednesday (May 21).
Police said two men entered the store, one armed with a handgun and another with a “Taser type weapon.”
by Inspector Joseph DeNigris | Seymour Police Department | May 12, 2014 4:53 pm | Comments (0)
The Seymour Police Department has received complaints relating to telephone scams from individuals claiming to be from the IRS.
The caller can be particularly aggressive and victims are threatened with arrest.
Callers are frequently insulting or hostile — apparently to scare their potential victims.
by STAFF | May 12, 2014 4:48 pm | Comments (0)
Two Shelton men face burglary and theft charges after police said an officer caught them stealing car batteries from Wal-Mart.
According to a prepared statement issued by Shelton police Monday (May 12), Officer Richard Bailey was on patrol on Bridgeport Avenue about 2 a.m. Sunday (May 11) when he saw a truck leaving the rear parking lot of Wal-Mart.
by Ansonia Police Department | Apr 28, 2014 10:42 am | Comments (0)
Distracted driving has become an increasingly important safety issue throughout communities in Connecticut as well as other states.
Distracted driving is inherently dangerous for not only the person talking or texting on their cell phone but for others who may be driving or walking along the same roadway.
In an effort to combat some of the dangers associated with distracted driving Ansonia Police have increased their enforcement of distracted driving violations.
by STAFF | Apr 24, 2014 4:08 pm | Comments (0)
Seymour police have charged a 40-year-old Stratford man with committing a robbery at the Entertainment Cinemas at Tri-Town Plaza in January and say more arrests are expected.
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.