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  • Hamden Police investigating case of abandoned dog

    HAMDEN — Hamden Police are asking anyone with information about this abandoned dog to call police or Animal Control. A concerned neighbor called Hamden Animal Control on August 13, to report a dog tied up outside an apartment building on Mix Avenue. Once untied, the officer saw that the dog was not able to sit and was in severe pain and also suffering from a severe skin condition. The dog, which is described as a 3-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Mix, was […]

  • New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff released from Yale-New Haven Hospital

    NEW HAVEN — New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff walked out of the hospital Thursday, as dozens of fellow officers stood at attention. Captain Duff was on his way to the hospital where his first grandchild was born on the night of Monday, August 12, when he confronted a suspect who had just killed 46-year-old Troy Clark, of West Haven. Off-duty and pursuing the suspect. Duff was struck three times, including in the chest, by the suspect’s bullets. He survived […]

  • Stew Leonard’s employees claim store owners did not protect them from underwear thief

    NEWINGTON — Two female employees at Stew Leonard’s filed a lawsuit against the supermarket after they claim the store’s owners failed to protect them. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two women who left their jobs with the store after, according to police, their male co-worker broke into their homes and stole their underwear. Robert Brown, 30, of Burlington, was hired at Stew Leonard’s despite his criminal record, according to the lawsuit. Court records show in 2006, he was […]

  • Charges dropped against elderly couple accused of lewd activity in Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD — Charges against an elderly couple accused of being involved in lewd and sexual activity last week, have been dropped. FOX61 has confirmed that second-degree breach of peace charges against 82-year-old Richard Butler and his 85-year-old wife, Joyce Butler, have been dropped. The couple were two of six people arrested in connection to lewd and sexual activity in the Grace Richardson Conservation Area in Fairfield. Police said the area was being publicized on the internet as an area for […]

  • New Haven man says hatred of brother drove him to chop down 200-year-old Door Tree

    MERIDEN — A New Haven man faces charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass after he confessed to chopping down the Door Tree in Hamden. The Door Tree was a 200-year-old white oak that grew into the form of an archway and had been featured on ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not!’ Curtis Pardee, 63, of New Haven, was charged with criminal mischief, and criminal trespass. According to court records obtained by FOX61, Pardee told arresting officers he has suffered from […]

  • Tourniquets may have saved New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff’s life

    NEW HAVEN — Two New Haven police sergeants and two New Haven patrol officers responded to the corner of Henry Street and Dixwell Avenue on Monday night, administering first aid to New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff, who was shot several times. The officers used tourniquets to stop the bleeding, which is a crucial step in saving someone’s life. First responders in New Haven are equipped with tourniquets at all times. “It’s a simple device if you know how to […]

  • New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff in stable condition following shooting

    NEW HAVEN — Officials announced Tuesday that New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff is in stable condition following Monday night’s shooting and overnight surgery. At the corner of Henry Street and Dixwell Avenue, police said Duff was off-duty when he got caught in a firefight with a suspect who had shot and killed someone else. Police said a gunman shot Duff several times just before 9:30 p.m before he fled on foot. The deceased victim has not been identified. Duff […]

  • PD: Winsted man accused of threatening Canton daycare arrested, charged with threatening police

    WINSTED — David Ragozzine, a Winsted man arrested in July for threatening to “kill everyone” at a Canton daycare, was arrested again. Winsted police say 29-year-old Ragozzine had an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with threatening and breach of peace for reportedly making threats against police officers. Police would not go into detail of the incident with the arrest warrant sealed by a judge. His bail was set at $350,000. Ragozzine was being held at the Hartford Detention Facility on […]

  • East Haven man says dog attacked him, while dog’s owner denies it

    EAST HAVEN — Police officers responded to Palmetto Trail in East Haven on Monday afternoon after 911 calls alerted them to a dog attack. When they responded, they found Tom Kucenski, a resident of the street  suffering from several non-life threatening injuries. “The dogs were outside were outside,” said Kucenski. “They came and attacked me. It’s a long backward walk to my house.” Jeffrey Monigle doubts the story. He lives on Palmetto Trail, too, with his fiance, a 2-year-old boy […]

  • Bronin announces Hartford is cleared to begin development in land around Dunkin Donuts Park

    HARTFORD — Mayor Luke Bronin announced Thursday afternoon the decision made by a Superior Court judge, that the city has been cleared to move forward with developing the land around Dunkin Donuts Park. Back in 2015, the city committed to building a baseball stadium and contracted with the company, Centerplan, to do so. But, right before Mayor Bronin took office in 2016, it became clear to the city that Centerplan was months behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget. […]

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