Shelton Police Charge Firefighter With Arson

by STAFF | Mar 2, 2018 2:44 pm

Shelton PD Shelton police charged a volunteer firefighter with setting a fire in the back of a pickup truck outside the firehouse last month.

In a prepared statement Friday, Detective Christopher Nugent said 57-year-old William Tortora had been charged with second-degree arson, second-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree criminal mischief, as well as three counts of conspiracy.

Another arrest is expected, according to police.

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Ansonia Police Put Out Phone Scam Warning

by STAFF | Jan 23, 2018 5:28 pm

Ansonia police are warning residents of a phone scam.

In a prepared statement Tuesday, Lt. Patrick Lynch said that on Sunday (Jan. 21) “a local resident received a phone call from an unknown person reporting that a family member had been kidnapped, that a ransom was being requested and the kidnapped family member would be harmed if the police were contacted.”

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