- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm
Police said that while near Walgreens Pharmacy at 49 South Main Street about 6 pm on Saturday, May 9, a police officer noticed what he considered to be suspicious activity outside, resulting in the arrest of three people in connection with an incident in which $1,200 of counterfeit money was allegedly used to make purchases inside the store.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm
BRIDGEPORT — A Wallingford man has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court to two criminal charges stemming from his having placed multiple telephone calls on April 7 to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Fan Hill Road in Monroe. In those calls, the man claimed that events of 12/14 had been fabricated.
In Bridgeport Superior Court on May 6, Timothy Rogalski, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree harassment and to one count of second-degree breach of peace.
The judge accepted both guilty pleas.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm
HARTFORD — A former Newtown police sergeant and a former town emergency communications dispatcher have pleaded not guilty to all federal drug charges against them, which allege that they were part of an anabolic steroids drug trafficking ring with others.
Former sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury, and former civilian dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport pleaded not guilty at their arraignment before US Magistrate Judge Donna Martinez on May 14 at US District Court in Hartford.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm
Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 16, for residents of Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Redding, and Ridgefield.
Residents of these towns can drop off items that are not accepted at landfills and transfer stations between 9 am and 2 pm at Newtown Public Works Garage, 4 Turkey Hill Road.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm
It has been a long time coming, but a veteran police officer has been elevated from patrolman to supervisor, with the promotion of Scott Ruszczyk to the rank of sergeant.
Sgt Ruszczyk, 46, was sworn into his new rank in May 1 ceremonies at Town Hall South attended by family, friends, and police staffers.
A 22-year veteran of the police department, Sgt Ruszczyk was hired by the town in June 1993, when former police chief Michael DeJoseph headed the police department.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:06 am
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are continuing their review of the environmental aspects of The River Walk At Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit housing complex proposed for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, near the Pootatuck River.
IWC members held the second installment of a public hearing on the application on May 13. The applicant is seeking a wetlands/watercourses protection permit from the IWC.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:16 am
Town Finance Director Robert Tait released information to local officials recently detailing insurance claims paid by Newtown’s provider of municipal risk financing and risk management services. The town finance office also released its latest report on the Sandy Hook Special Revenue Fund.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:06 am
Police Commission members, in their role as the local traffic authority, are reviewing a statistical report listing the places in town with the highest accident rates during a three-year period, with an eye toward making some traffic improvements to reduce those collision rates.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:51 am
HARTFORD — In a newly reported scam targeting older adults, callers demand money immediately to free a kidnapped relative and threaten physical harm to the relative if funds are not delivered, according to Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:17 am
HARTFORD (AP) — The state Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that Connecticut State Police must release personal documents seized from the Sandy Hook School shooter’s home during the investigation of 12/14.
The agency ruled Wednesday, May 13, in favor of The Hartford Courant. Efforts by The Courant to obtain the documents since January 2014 had been blocked by the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.