Some info on the Route 8 rush hour crash from a few hours ago. http://t.co/gjPxN10zmd
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by Ethan Fry | May 22, 2013 9:49 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia honored police officers Tuesday for acts ranging from the remarkable to the routine, from saving a baby choking on formula to showing stick-to-itiveness while investigating a minor car crash.
But that was only fitting, several who spoke at Tuesday’s ceremony said, because cops leave their homes every morning never knowing just what they’ll have to deal with.
“You run toward danger and uncertainty when most are running in the other direction,” Police Chief Kevin Hale told award recipients during Tuesday night’s ceremony in the Ansonia High School auditorium.
by STAFF | May 21, 2013 5:59 am | Comments (0)
An auxiliary Derby police officer who works for the city of Ansonia’s Public Works Department was charged with drunken driving after crashing into an Ansonia house late Saturday, according to police.
by Ethan Fry | May 20, 2013 3:18 pm | Comments (0)
Police investigating the murder of Eastern Connecticut State University student Alyssiah Wiley searched an Ansonia home over the weekend in connection with the probe.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | May 14, 2013 12:34 am | Comments (0)
Did Seymour’s Board of Police Commissioners violate the law by having department brass sit on executive session interviews of job candidates?
That’s the question at the center of a complaint currently under review by the state Freedom of Information Commission, part of a larger battle between retired Detective Sgt. Ronald Goodmaster and the Seymour Police Department and Board of Police Commissioners.
Goodmaster’s FOI complaint was the subject of a two-hour hearing at the FOI Commission last week. His lawyer says the complaint is just one of a “vast morass” of issues that will likely culminate with a lawsuit.
by STAFF | May 9, 2013 2:10 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia police say residents’ complaints of suspected drug activity on Wakelee Avenue led to the arrest Tuesday night of two men, one from Hartford who allegedly had 48 baggies of crack cocaine and another from Stratford who was charged with driving with a machete in his car.
Lt. Andrew Cota said Thursday afternoon that patrol officers and officers with the Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit stopped two vehicles Tuesday about 10 p.m. after seeing what looked like a drug deal occur in a parking lot near Wakelee Avenue and Division Street.
“We saw two cars pull up next to teach other, appear to do a drug deal and go their separate ways,” Cota said Thursday afternoon.
by STAFF | Apr 25, 2013 9:50 am | Comments (1)
Ansonia police on Thursday announced several arrests involving narcotics investigations by the department’s anti-crime unit.
“All of these arrests were a result of the Ansonia Police Department’s response to neighborhood concerns and complaints received about illicit drug sales occurring in various spots in the city,” a statement from Lt. Andrew Cota said.
by Ansonia Police Department | Apr 16, 2013 2:09 pm | Comments (0)
The Ansonia Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
Prior to submitting an application for the position of Police Officer with the City of Ansonia, we strongly urge candidates to read the documents that are linked in the upper right-hand corner at www.policeapp.com.
The deadline for submitting applications is May, 20, 2013.
by STAFF | Apr 16, 2013 11:38 am | Comments (0)
A Seymour man was stabbed early Tuesday in downtown Ansonia, according to police.
In a prepared statement issued Tuesday (April 16) morning, Lt. Andrew Cota said police were called to the area of Chaser’s Cafe on Water Street just after midnight for a report that a man had been stabbed.
Responding officers found that Elijah Stanford, 21, of Seymour, “had been stabbed several times in the rear upper torso area,” Cota said.
by STAFF | Apr 10, 2013 10:53 am | Comments (0)
A 23-year-old Seymour man was arrested early Wednesday after police said he hit a pedestrian outside a downtown bar and fled the scene.
The man was found in Ansonia minutes later.
The victim in the hit-and-run suffered a broken leg and was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday afternoon, his sister told the Valley Indy.
by STAFF | Apr 9, 2013 4:46 pm | Comments (1)
Update April 9 8:54 p.m. A bizarre double robbery Tuesday afternoon in Seymour prompted a Valleywide police pursuit up and down Route 8.
The vehicle police were looking for eluded capture, and was last seen headed north on Route 8 about 3:30 p.m., according to emergency radio dispatches — a half-hour after Seymour police were called to Webster Bank, at 15 New Haven Road, because of several 911 calls reporting a robbery in progress.
They discovered victims inside and outside the building.