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Shelton Police: Man Plotted Fake Robbery Charge Against Daughter’s Boyfriend

by STAFF | Sep 7, 2017 10:21 am | Comments (0)

Shelton police say a Seymour man upset with his daughter’s boyfriend paid someone to accuse the boyfriend of a knifepoint robbery.

The Seymour man, 47-year-old Philip Prokop, was charged Thursday with second-degree conspiracy to give a false statement. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond and is due in court Sept. 21.

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Shelton Police: Sex Offender Drugged, Sexually Assaulted Girl

by STAFF | Aug 28, 2017 11:39 am | Comments (0)

A 27-year-old Shelton man is behind bars after being charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl earlier this year.

Miguel Feliciano, a registered sex offender who has an address on New Street, was arrested by Shelton police Aug. 24.

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Shelton Police Seek Identify Of Purse Thief

by STAFF | Aug 16, 2017 8:45 am | Comments (0)

Shelton police are asking for help from the public to identify a purse thief who ran up more than $4,000 in fraudulent purchases on a 64-year-old woman’s credit card.

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Ansonia Talks Increase In First Ward Violence

by Ethan Fry | Aug 3, 2017 5:53 am | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo More officers and detectives are on the lookout for crime in Ansonia’s north end after two shootings there last month, Police Chief Kevin Hale told a roomful of concerned citizens Wednesday.

But he also noted the department’s 44 cops “can’t be everywhere all the time.”

“We need help from the public,” Hale said. “We need information. We don’t want to be an occupying force up here. It’s got to be cooperation, it has to be a partnership.”

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Police: Ansonia Man Had Loaded Gun In Car Next To Toddler

by STAFF | Jul 31, 2017 10:30 am | Comments (0)

Ansonia police arrested a Wakelee Avenue man after allegedly finding a loaded gun in his car — next to his 10-month-old daughter.

The man, 22-year-old Rhameir Bush, now faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of a pistol without a permit, risk of injury to a minor, traveling unreasonably fast, and driving with a suspended license.

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Serious Crash On Route 8 In Shelton

by STAFF | Jul 27, 2017 10:02 am | Comments (0)

Two people were seriously injured after a van crossed the median of Route 8 in Shelton and collided head-on with another vehicle Thursday.

The crash closed down the highway’s northbound lanes for hours as police, fire, and EMS responded.

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Shelton Police: Man Grabbed Children By Their Necks

by STAFF | Jul 25, 2017 12:39 pm | Comments (0)

A man facing an attempted murder charge in Oxford was arrested by Shelton police in a separate incident after allegedly grabbing two children by their necks.

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State Police Ask For Help Locating Missing Oxford Man

by Press Release | Jul 20, 2017 1:12 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 5:27 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 2:00 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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