Today in History for November 16th
BRIDGEPORT - An Uber driver, accused of groping a female passenger, has applied for a pre-trial probation program.
BRIDGEPORT - A judge on Wednesday refused to give permission to the lawyers for a Long Island woman, accused of making up rape allegations against two Sacred Heart University football players, to have the school records of the two young men.
BRIDGEPORT - Steffan Jamur Kelly is on his way back to Texas.
“Have a safe trip,” Superior Court Judge William Holden bade him as he ordered the 30-year-old Kelly returned to Texas Wednesday where he allegedly tried to kill two deputy sheriffs in January.
Lawyer: Yovino will claim at trial she was raped by SHU football players
BRIDGEPORT -A Long Island woman, accused of making up rape allegations against two Sacred Heart University football players, will claim at trial that she was in fact sexually assaulted, her lawyer told a judge Thursday.
BRIDGEPORT - A local hairdresser was charged Wednesday in the crash that killed a father of two children last June.
Dionna Silas, 24, of Bridgeport, was charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle in the June 13 crash that killed 43-year-old Luis Batista of Bridgeport.
BRIDGEPORT - A local man was charged Wednesday with repeatedly raping over a dozen years.
Orane Cole, 42, was charged with aggravated first-degree sexual assault, first-degree unlawful restraint and threatening.
BRIDGEPORT - A mentor for young men in the community was charged Wednesday with savagely beating a city councilwoman because she wouldn’t return his phone calls.
BRIDGEPORT - Ordered not to have any dogs, Betty Lee appeared dejected as she left the courtroom Wednesday morning.
“And that means don’t pick up any strays either,” Superior Court Judge William Holden admonished her.
Catfishing isn’t a new phenomenon. Just ask Bill Seacroft, the lead character in “Dear Ruth,” a hit Broadway play and film from the 1940s. After two years overseas, Seacroft gets a few days leave back in the U.S., and visits a pen pal he’s smitten over. Her name is Ruth, and she’s written him 60 times. But Ruth — or, at least, the “Ruth” who wrote him — is actually the real Ruth’s teenage sister, Miriam.
BRIDGEPORT - An UBER driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a female passenger.
Wael Salem, of Linsley Lake Road, Branford, was arrested Monday by state police and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Today in History for November 16th
BRIDGEPORT - The bouncer at a local strip bar caused quite a stir as he rode his bicycle through the city’s East Side recently carrying an AR-15 assault rifle.
BRIDGEPORT - A retired city police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting an employee in the Trumbull mall.
Garfield Burns, 62, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace.
BRIDGEPORT — A large crowd filled the arraignment courtroom at Golden Hill Street Wednesday as seven alleged gang members, netted in a sweep by a local/state police task force, were brought in.
Many wore Chicago Bulls hats and shirts, the red and black being the colors of the East End Boyz.
Alleged grave robber ordered to stay away from cemetery
BRIDGEPORT - A Bronx, N.Y., man, charged with stealing the cremated remains of 18 people from a Stratford cemetery, was ordered Monday to stay away from the cemetery.
BRIDGEPORT - His right arm in a cast, his left eye blackened, Joseph Guzman-Rivera - who police said killed a woman and injured two bicyclists after fleeing state police Thursday - was arraigned on drug charges Friday.
- Connecticut PostDog killer charged in Bridgeport motel murderFebruary 27, 2019
- Connecticut PostUber driver charged with sex assault of girl he was babysittingFebruary 27, 2019
- Connecticut PostFather found not guilty in Trumbull birthday party fracasFebruary 22, 2019
- Connecticut PostMan gets 3 years in horrific crash that killed Stamford fatherFebruary 19, 2019
- Portage Daily RegisterWilliam Holden, 90, BriggsvilleNovember 5, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - A man awaiting trial on gun charges was charged Tuesday in the death of a former Stratford man who police said died from an asthma attack after being pepper sprayed.
BRIDGEPORT - A man twice arrested for allegedly masturbating on Madison Avenue, including once in front of the open bay of the fire station, was granted a special form of probation Wednesday.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Sam Elliott is thinking about the old days. About when he was just starting out in Hollywood in the late 60s as a contract player for 20th Century Fox, getting paid $85 a week and paying $85 a month for a little bachelor apartment near the studio gate. About how William Holden once took him to get a French Dip sandwich to calm his nerves after he froze up in a scene. About working with Jimmy Stewart and Slim Pickens and Ben Johnson.
BRIDGEPORT - Fairfield Police Detective Stephen Rilling was one of the most successful narcotics investigators in the Police Department.
But police said he was also stealing back from the department thousands of dollars in heroin and OxyContin pills.
BRIDGEPORT - A Stratford man, charged in the drive-by killing of a man who had just gotten out of prison, was not the shooter, his lawyer argued Tuesday.
BRIDGEPORT - A 15-year-old Trumbull youth charged with kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Tuesday.
BRIDGEPORT - She was trained to help people but police said Ayanna Woodward didn’t even pause to see if the 80-year-old man she struck with her car was all right before leading police on a chase.
BRIDGEPORT - A local man, who police said fled to Florida after fatally shooting another man in a Madison Avenue restaurant last September, is back in the Park City.
BRIDGEPORT -A Monroe woman, who police said let her 10-year-old drive her car while she recorded it for Facebook, was granted a probation program Friday.
Smart Rating: 88.20Genre: ActionStarring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance TowersDuring the Civil War, Col. John Marlowe (John Wayne) is tasked with leading a Union cavalry division to raze a Confederate railroad depot. Marlowe faces further challenges as a result of his frequent disagreements with the regiment's surgeon, Maj. Henry Kendall (William Holden), and the presence of Miss Hannah Hunter (Constance Towers), a Southern belle who overhears Marlowe's secret plans and is brought along to prevent her from spreading the word.
BRIDGEPORT - A large crowd filled the courtroom at Golden Hill Street Friday as 19-year-old Tikhari Morton was arraigned Friday for fatally shooting a local teen and wounding a Stamford man last month.
BRIDGEPORT - A city police officer was arraigned Wednesday on assault charges for allegedly beating a city resident following a car collision in September.
BRIDGEPORT - He was just helping a buddy steal three pounds of marijuana but ended up shooting the dealer in self defense, police said Jovanne Brown confessed.
“I didn’t mean to do that to the (expletive), I was just there to make sure nothing bad happened,” police said Brown told them.
BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport Hospital physician pleaded not guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a male patient who went to him to see him for a heart exam.
BRIDGEPORT - The family of an accused kidnapper went berserk, smashing a window in the Golden Hill Street courthouse Thursday after a judge refused to reduce the defendant’s bond.
BRIDGEPORT — City Council members have threatened to punish the Library Board over its recent decision to fire Library Director Scott Hughes.
There was even an online petition circulated — signed by 295 people — to totally purge the board and start from scratch.
BRIDGEPORT - Police rescued a mother and her five children they said had been held in a cold basement for more than two days with no food and water.
The man police said held them there, a 42-year-old worker at a local Olive Garden with a history of violence, was later arrested outside the house.
BRIDGEPORT - Two local man wanted in connection with a grisly Massachusetts home invasion-murder, are refusing to be returned to the Bay State for trial.
Today in History for November 16th
BRIDGEPORT — Months short of his 10-year anniversary with the city, Library Director Scott Hughes is out of a job.
His bosses — the Library Board — voted 4-1 Wednesday to fire Hughes, who has been on probation since February because of alleged poor performance. He earns $116,000.
BRIDGEPORT - A 39-year-old school bus driver was being held in lieu of $200,000 bond after he was charged Monday with raping a 5-year-old girl.
Ricardo Julien, of Higgins Avenue, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.
BRIDGEPORT - A National Guard soldier was charged Monday with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he picked up at the Danbury Fair mall.
After surrendering to police, 21-year-old Christopher Wright appeared before Superior Court Judge William Holden in uniform Monday afternoon.
BRIDGEPORT - It was a happy ending for a Monroe Massage therapist when a jury Wednesday found him not guilty of sexually assaulting a female client.
BRIDGEPORT - For the second time in a month a Danbury man, charged with the murder of his teenaged daughter in Massachusetts, waived extradition Friday.
BRIDGEPORT -A city woman was arrested Monday after police said she bit her boyfriend’s pinky finger off following an argument.
Regine Volcan, 34, a certified nursing assistant, was charged with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a child.
BRIDGEPORT - Sometimes even hardened court personnel can be surprised.
BRIDGEPORT - A long-distance trucker, who police said stopped in the city to buy some drugs, ended up running over his dealer.
Lorenzo Doke, 33, was brought back from New York where police said he fled following the crime.