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  • ‘Crookedly’ parked car at I-95 rest stop leads to drug bust
    State Police from Troop G in Bridgeport scored a significant drug bust at the Darien service area on I-95 on Tuesday. At 11:40 a.m. troopers made a motor vehicle stop of a green Mazda 626 with Maine plates that was “parked crookedly in a parking spot” at the Darien rest area. “There were two men in the vehicle behaving very nervously which caught the attention of troopers,” state police posted on their Facebook page. Troopers approached the vehicle and began speaking with the occupants, who couldn’t provide answers to simple questions.
  • Bridgeport man accused of invasion, threatening to kill Shelton woman
    SHELTON - A Bridgeport man has been arrested in an invasion of a Howe Avenue residence where he threatened to kill a woman living there with her two children, police said. Owen Mason, 31, of Jewett Street in Bridgeport was arrested by the Shelton police Tuesday and charged with home invasion, criminal possession of a firearm, seccond-degree strangulation and and risk of injury to a child. Detective Richard Bango said in the arrest stems from an incident that occurred in a Howe Avenue apartment during the early morning hours of Nov. 14.
  • Trumbull man arrested in Halloween shooting
    TRUMBULL - A 20-year-old Trumbull man has been arrested in connection with a Halloween shooting in 2017. Although multiple shots were fired that night, no one was injured. Anthony Digirolamo, of White Plains Road, was arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal attempt of assault, illegal discharge of a firearm, discharge of a firearm on a public highway, carrying a pistol without a permit and interfering with investigation of an officer. Lt. Douglas Smith said the charges stem from an incident that happened around 9 p.m. when police received multiple repots of gunshots being fired in the area of Leffert and Unity roads.
  • Police locate woman who stole tips jar from Milford bakery
    MILFORD - Police say they have located the woman who took a tips jar from a Milford bakery on Sunday. Scratch Bakery on Broad Street said the theft happened around 2 p.m. Sunday. On its Facebook page, it posted a brief video showing the woman snatching the jar and putting it in a large handbag. It asked people to contact police or the bakery if they knew the woman’s whereabouts. The post generated a number of tips that allowed police to identify the woman, who reportedly confessed to taking the money. Police have not yet released the named of the woman or the charges she will face.
  • New York state police charge 3 Fairfield County drivers with DUI
    Three Fairfield County residents were arrested last weekend by New York state police for allegedly driving while intoxicated. The arrests were made by Troop K that covers part of New York state bordering western Connecticut. In all, 18 drivers were charged. The three from Connecticut include: Heather A. Burr, 25, of Norwalk, for DWI. On Friday, Dec. 7, police said she was traveling on State Route 123 in the town of Lewisboro, when she was found sleeping on the highway. Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested. State Police from Cortlandt arrested Thabiti N. Thompson, 42, of Stamford, DWI.
  • Easton police arrest ‘handyman’ on larceny, fraud charges
    EASTON - A 62-year-old Bridgeport man who worked as a handyman for an Easton resident, has been arrested on larceny, fraud and identity theft charges. Michael Spencer, of Birdsey Street, was arrested last Tuesday on third-degree larceny, credit card theft, identity theft and third-degree forgery. Police said Spencer was hired by a local resident as a “handyman” from time to time and while working at the house. Police said Spencer had stolen several checks and credit card information from the complaint. “A criminal history check of Michael Jesse Spencer revealed a lengthy criminal record in Connecticut as well as Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  • 3 charged in robbery, assault of Milford bicyclist
    MILFORD - Three people have been arrested in connection with a robbery and assault of a man in which $3,000 in cash was taken. The robbery happened around 2 a.m. Sept. 27 when the victim was riding his bicycle on the one-way section of Buckingham Avenue, near New Haven Avenue. “The victim was riding his bicycle when he was approached by individuals in a motor vehicle,” Officer Joseph Dempsey said in a release. “The victim was knocked off his bicycle and hospitalized after suffering serious physical injuries. Personal items and $3,000 cash were stolen from the victim during the robbery.” On Oct. 9, a Milford police officer conducted a motor vehicle stop of the suspect vehicle.
  • Cemetery manager arrested
    BRIDGEPORT — The manager of the Park Cemetery, accused of digging up old graves to reuse them for new burials, has been arrested. Dale LaPrade was arrested on a warrant charging her with interference with a cemetery. She was released on a written promise to appear in Superior Court for Dec. 18. The charge is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. LaPrade, manager of the 140-year-old Lindley Street cemetery for the past 12 years, was arrested following an intensive investigation by police detectives Kimberly Biehn and Jorge Cintron. Police Capt.
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