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Thursday Jan 22 | via Greenwich Citizen
A New Jersey man who confessed to fatally stabbing a Bridgeport cab driver in Norwalk in early December, pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder during a brief hearing in state Superior Court in Stamford courthouse. Before making his plea to the murder charge, Ramiro Arcos-Garcia , 32, a former Norwalk resident appeared with his attorney Howard Ehring before Judge Richard Comerford and waived his right to a hearing that would challenge his arrest on grounds that police did not have probable cause to arrest him and charge him with murder. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 21 | via Patch.com
An argument between a veteran Stamford Police officer and his wife has resulted in the officer's arrest and his entering an inpatient program for alcohol treatment, according to a report. Officer Silas Redd Sr., 54, of Norwalk, was arrested after his wife reported to Stamford Police that he placed her in a headlock during an argument outside a Stamford pizzeria on Jan. 17, according to The Hour. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 21 | via Westport News
The arrest last week of a Staples High School teacher charged with sexually assaulting a female student was discussed briefly at the start of Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. "The arrest was a shock and abhorrent," said board Chairman, Michael Gordon . Comment?
Saturday Jan 17 | via Patch.com
The Norwalk Department of Police Service is actively investigating the theft of over $100,000.00 worth of construction equipment from Rizzo Electric on Glover Avenue. Stolen were a 2007 New Holland skid steer, color black and yellow, a 2000 Sterling dump truck, color red, and a 2004 Eager Beaver trailer, color yellow. Comment?
Friday Jan 16 | via The Norwalk Daily Voice
A man accused of killing one man and paralyzing another in Norwalk in 2012 pleaded guilty to murder and first-degree assault in court on Wednesday, according to thehour.com. Kyle Freitag, 23, admitted to taking part in the drive-by shooting on Fort Point Street that killed Dajon Johnson and paralyzed Bancroft Dailey, the Hour said. Comment?
Friday Jan 16 | via Patch.com
A second Norwalk man has been charged in the Nov. 25 robbery of the In and Out Variety store at 178 Main St. James Thompson, 25, of 20 Wilton Ave., was arrested on a warrant by Norwalk detectives on charges of first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and fifth-degree larceny. His bond was set at $500,000. Comment?
Thursday Jan 15 | via Westport News
Theron Kissinger, 44, of Southbury, a teacher at Staples High School, was charged with having sex with a female student that he was tutoring. A 44-year-old Staples High School teacher was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a female Staples student that he was tutoring. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 14 | via The Norwalk Daily Voice
Two men were arrested on drug charges after Norwalk police said they threatened to shoot a man following an incident on New Canaan Avenue. James Joseph, 36, of Allentown, Pa., was charged with possession of a hallucinogen and possession with intent to sell. Comment?
Saturday Jan 10 | via Connecticut Post
Stamford High School teacher Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk, was charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sale of marijuana and one count of risk of injury to a minor after having an alleged affair with an 18-year-old student and providing marijuana and smoking with a second 15-year-old student, according to police. Stamford High School teacher Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk, was charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sale of marijuana and one count of risk of injury to a minor after having an alleged affair with an 18-year-old student and providing marijuana and smoking with a second 15-year-old student, according to police. Comment?
Saturday Jan 10 | via Greenwich Citizen
Two Greenwich men along with a Norwalk woman were arrested with a large amount of Ketamine, an animal tranquilizer and veterinarian anesthetic that is also a strong hallucinogenic. Derek Rigano , 23, of Bible Street in Greenwich, Jacob Ezekiel Graff , 23, of Stag Lane, Greenwich and Nicole Greenwald , 20, of Flax Hill Road, Norwalk, were arrested by police Thursday night. Comment?
Saturday Jan 10 | via The Weston Daily Voice
Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk, was charged with second-degree threatening and violation of conditions of release. She was held on a $25,000 bond. Comment?
Friday Jan 9 | via WTNH
A former Stamford High School English teacher who pleaded guilty to charges related to a sexual relationship with an underage student has been arrested again. Police say Friday, 32-year-old Danielle Watkins threatened a victim involved in an inappropriate conduct case she had with two of her students. Comment?
Friday Jan 9 | via Patch.com
The former Stamford High School teacher who is facing charges she sexually assaulted a student during a school-year long affair was arrested again on Friday on charges she threatened the student. Danielle Watkins' case involving sexual assault and marijuana possession charges was pending in court, awaiting her sentencing to a minimum of four months in jail - the result of a plea deal reached last month. Comment?
Friday Jan 9 | via Connecticut Post
Danielle Watkins enters State Superior Court in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Watkins, a former English teacher at Stamford High School, is accused of having sex with a student. Comment?
Friday Jan 9 | via Greenwich Citizen
The former Stamford High School English teacher facing up to four years in jail for having sex with one of her students and giving marijuana to another was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly threatening one of the victims. The victim was at a local coffee shop waiting for his food when Danielle Watkins appeared at the shop and made threatening statements to him, according to a press release issued by Stamford police Friday evening. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 7 | via The Norwalk Daily Voice
A Norwalk man who was charged with breaking into a post office was also charged with an armed robbery that took place in November, according to police. Hector Diaz, 19, was charged with first-degree robbery, fifth-degree larceny, criminal use of a firearm and carrying a gun without a permit. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 6 | via The Norwalk Daily Voice
A Norwalk man was arrested after police said he put a pellet gun up to a woman's head and threatened to shoot her. Douglas Horne, 23, was charged with carrying a facsimile firearm, first-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Comment?
Friday Jan 2 | via Greenwich Citizen
Curtis Williams , a 52-year-old Norwalk resident with what Police Captain Richard Conklin referred to as "a lengthy narcotics record," was charged just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, after police received information that Williams was selling powdered cocaine at Harry O 's Cafe, a strip club on Selleck Street. Police observed Williams leaving the bar in his Mini Cooper, and pulled him over. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 31 | via The Norwalk Daily Voice
NORWALK, Conn. Norwalk made strides to improve business through development and online retail this year. Comment?
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