Norwalks uptick in crime
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#1 Nov 5, 2009
Mayor Moccia predicted the new council will address the uptick in crime. Health, Welfare and Public Safety Committee, will find grants to combat crime.
Thank you for this thought Mr Mayor thats why I voted for you.Those who think crime is out of control should look around and stop talking about the voilence and guns on the street.
#2 Nov 6, 2009
playing field at Ponus Ridge school was vandalized,goal posts were destroyed,bleachers were broken.
Stamford superior court judge denied a motion to drop sex assault charges against former Norwalk police Lt. Thomas Cummings, who is accused of having sex with two 15-year-old boys.
In a 27-page decision issued Thursday, Judge Richard Comerford said charges against Cummings will stand.
Cummings is facing a maximum of 115 years in prison if convicted on all charges. Cummings resigned from the Norwalk police department.
- Patrick Brown, 42, of 4 Merritt St., Norwalk, was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bond.
- Efthalia Diamandoulis, 24, of 36 Eighth St., Derby, was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault and possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school. She was held in lieu of $1,000 bond.
- Johnny Rivera, 26, of 70 Pitt St., Bridgeport, was charged Wednesday with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault. He was held in lieu of $5,000 bond
Martisa Chambers, 19, of 56 Suncrest Road, Norwalk, was charged Wednesday with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
- Tamera McKinney, 18, of 117 Lexington Ave., Norwalk, was charged Wednesday with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
- Breyan Sampson, 19, of 43 Chestnut St., Norwalk, was charged Wednesday with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
- Karen Black, 42, of 250 Augur St., Hamden, was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.
- Victor Miranda-Garcia, 24, of 900 West St. Miami Beach, Fla., was charged Wednesday with second-degree failure to appear in court. He was held in lieu of $500 bond.
- Walter Hackett, 50, of 30 Fox Run Road, Norwalk, was charged Wednesday with simple trespass.
- Wendy Skura, 27, of 8 Bobwhite Dr., Norwalk, was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault.
- Amy Skura, 24, of 8 Bobwhite Dr., Norwalk, was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault.
- Esther Watson, 40, of 60 Lawn St., Stamford, was charged Tuesday with sixth-degree larceny.
- David Vereen, 29, of 175 Cannon St. Stratford, was charged Tuesday with first-degree harassment.
- John Blackman, 51, of no known address, was charged with assault on an emergency services technician and intimidation based on bigotry. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bond.
#3 Nov 6, 2009
NORWALK -- A 17-year-old girl of Roodner Court told police that she was struck in the head with a pistol this last Tuesday .
a small handgun and pointed it at her and then pistol-whipped her in the back of the head. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital.
Anthony McCrae, 32, of 176 South Main St., was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a gun without a permit, altering a gun's serial number, second-degree breach of peace and resisting arrest. He was held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
McCrae was standing in front of the Crespo Spanish American store, One officer shot him with a Taser, but McCrae ran into the store. There, he was Tasered again. After he was Tasered for a third time, police were able to handcuff McCrae, Cotto said.A box of .25-caliber bullets was found, police said; a .25-caliber handgun was found in the store.
Myabe its best to keep tabs on just the facts and leave to comments out.
#4 Nov 7, 2009
This was in the Stamford Advocate not for the reporter doing his job, parents would not be told about this including parents of Jeferson school students.
Norwalk man given court program for touching girlBy John Nickerson
Posted: 11/06/2009 09:59:23 PM EST
Updated: 11/06/2009 09:59:24 PM EST
NORWALK -- A Norwalk man facing a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly improperly touching a 7-year-old girl last June was given a diversionary court program that will wipe away the charge if he stays out of legal trouble and keeps away from the girl and her family for two years.
After the girl's mother and grandfather made impassioned pleas to keep Clarence Underhill, 27, of 47 Riverside Ave., away from the child during a hearing Friday at state Superior Court in Norwalk, Judge Bruce Hudock warned Underhill that he could no longer step foot on Spring Hill Avenue, where the girl lives.
"In this day in age, molesting a child is the act of touching a child. "¦ You should understand how serious the event is if that is what is being relayed by the child," Hudock told Underhill, as he stood before the bench with his public defender, James Lamontagne.
Police were called to the girl's home on June 8 at about 3 p.m., after the girl told her family that a man walked by her at the corner of Grandview and Prospect avenues and put a finger on her bellybutton.
Two days later, when he talked to police, Underhill said he had been walking to Norwalk Hospital, where he regularly receives treatment for a mental disorder, and touched the girl and her 8-year-old male cousin to get them onto a sidewalk so he could pass them.
The girl's mother said she has seen Underhill outside of her home and at the girl's primary school, Jefferson Elementary
I think just the facts would work while we are having this uptick in crime.
We need reporting like this to ensure the safety of our children.
#5 Nov 7, 2009
Just the facts seems harmless,gives us all a heads up what type of crime and where it may be going on helps us report more crime maybe by the same people.Helping the Mayor the next two years seems like the right thing to do.None of us realized how much of an uptick in crime there was.
- Carla Hall, 30, of 19A Merritt St. Norwalk, was charged Friday with possession of a hallucinogen, possession of an hallucinogen within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession ofparaphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school. She was released after posting $5,000 bond.
- Eduardo Acosta, 39, of 281 Main Ave. Norwalk, was charged Thursday with interfering with an officer.
- Eloise Epps, 60, of 100 Main St. Norwalk, was charged Thursday with panhandling.
- Ruperth Nettles, 23, of 47 June Ave., Norwalk, was charged Thursday with second-degree failure to appear in court. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bond.
#6 Nov 8, 2009
This way of making the city accountable would be great,but The Hour has trouble providing the weekend news and The Advocate lights are on but nobody is home.Cable had a few things this weekend,that fire in Norwalk shows we cannot cut the fire dept or even suggest they have what they need for the moment.
#7 Nov 8, 2009
Roderick Ford, 46, of 45 Ely Ave., Norwalk, was charged Saturday with first-degree larceny.
Terence Powell, 37, who listed his address as the emergency shelter in Norwalk, was charged Saturday with second-degree peace of breach and second-degree threatening.
Paul Mattera, 37, of 16 Woodbury Ave., Norwalk, was charged Saturday with simple trespass.
Luis Massa, 41, of 5 Libby Road, Norwalk, was charged Saturday with simple trespass.
Sara Nebel, 18, of 2
Van Zant St., Norwalk, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief.
Shaquanda Glover, 19, of 146 1/2 South Main St., Norwalk, was charged Friday with illegal possession of narcotics near a school, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and possession of controlled substance less than 4 ounces of marijuana.
Oscar Carpio, 41, of 43 Lockwood Lane, Norwalk, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct and refusing to be fingerprinted.©
This can't be the same guy who they always get a call on every two or three weeks is it?
#8 Nov 9, 2009
NORWALK -- Police arrested two men Monday following two early-morning armed robberies and are investigating whether they are linked to similar robberies over the past month in Norwalk.
Michael Preston, 22, of 10 Soundview Ave., Norwalk, and Cheikh Seye, 23, of 42 Glasser St., Norwalk, were taken into custody after Norwalk police Officer Patrick English spotted the two driving a green Ford Focus reported to be used in the robberies reported at 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 a.m.
Now if we are told about the Roodner Court shooting over the weekend then maybe the news media has done its job.
This was posted in The Advocate about the robberies
#9 Nov 9, 2009
The Hour stayed away from reporting the shooting it was obvious,not only have they taken any free news away they have simply taken the news away.Maybe its time for another paper to enter Norwalks market.When media decides sensorship the public should decide what paper stays and who goes.
#10 Nov 9, 2009
*Mary Wilson, 46, of 50 Butler St., was charged with failure to appear in court for a second time. Wilson was held on a $1,000 bond and given a court date of Nov. 17.
*Ramiro Umpierre, 63, of 11 Fort Point St., was charged with disorderly conduct. Umpierre was released on a promise to appear in court on Monday.
*Minerva Umpierre, 55, no address given, was charged with disorderly conduct. Umpierre was released on a promise to appear on Monday in court.
*Richard Vann, 52, of 4 Merritt St., was charged with criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school. Vann was held on $2,500 and given a court date of Nov. 17.
*Janice Figueroa, 22, of 75 Suncrest Road, was charged with second-degree breach of the peace. Figueroa was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 9.
*Shawn Kegler, 24, of 65 Winfield St., was charged with interfering with an officer, and third-degree assault. Kegler was held on $5,000 bond and ordered to appear in court on Monday.
Nothing about the shooting over the weekend at Roodner court that was reported by a news agency on cable.
#11 Nov 11, 2009
Guilty plea in Norwalk prostitution case
#12 Nov 12, 2009
The Advocate was able to report on this The Hour hasn't so far,The Hour did report on a long time business in Sono closing and leaving the city,Sweet Roxies is no longer.
Norwalk teen beaten and robbedStaff Report
Posted: 11/12/2009 08:30:17 AM EST
Updated: 11/12/2009 08:30:37 AM EST
A 16-year-old Norwalk boy was beaten and robbed as he walked on Main Street, police said.
The youth, who was near the corner of Union and Eclipse avenues just before 10 p.m., told police that the two men jumped him from behind and took his cell phone and wallet, which contained little money and the victim's identity cards, Lt. Paul Resnick said.
After throwing the youth to the ground and punching him in the face, the two ran off toward Main Street, Resnick said. The detective bureau is investigating the robbery.
NORWALK -- Two owners of a Connecticut Avenue Indian restaurant were arrested Tuesday night after one allegedly struck the other over the head with a water glass and the bleeding victim punched his attacker, police said.
NORWALK -- A 14-year-old city boy was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with having sex with another boy, police said.
The mother of the 5-year old victim said Wednesday the assault took place in South Norwalk in April 2008,
#13 Nov 12, 2009
Nanci said "South Norwalk business atmosphere is geared toward weekends and nights"
So long Sweet Roxie you will be safer in Fairfield along with your customers.
#14 Nov 12, 2009
Then again there was recently a whole bunch of candy lovers in Sono
NORWALK-Police responded to a near riot over the weekend involving about
300 Halloween-costumed revelers on Washington Street and at Webster
Street parking lot in the heart of SoNo, police said.
Responding officers outside Club 77 on West Washington Street saw a
crowd blocking the street and radioed for reinforcements before 23
on-duty and extra work officers and police dog Nomak showed up to
restore order, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.
#15 Nov 12, 2009
Habana reopens in Stamford
Full story: Connecticut Post
A restaurant that drew diners from the region to savor its Cuban cuisine is reopening in Stamford after closing a year ago in South Norwalk.
There was no traffic in Norwalk the article said,so if candy or booze couldn't make it in Sono what will?
Maybe Norwalks urban planners can tell us.
#16 Nov 13, 2009
It sounds like just another regular food delivery robbery,cable reported this morning a Bang Bang delivery person and was robbed cut with a knife,but he was still able to make his last delivery.This must be a uptick because the other two caught this week used guns.
We need that knife-spotter in place soon by the loooks of it.
So when you think the news can't get any worse where businesses are leaving the city
A Norwalk police officer charged with sexually assaulting a girl allegedly began touching her when she was 14, made her model swimsuits for him, told her she needed someone to teach her about sex to please her boyfriends and was about to take her on a trip to Florida when the alleged abuse was reported, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
In the 18-page affidavit unsealed in state Superior Court Thursday, Greenwich police investigators also detailed a conversation with another woman, now an adult. This woman said Anthony Santo, 42, an 18-year Norwalk Police Department veteran, began touching her about 20 years ago, when she was 11 or 12. This woman also said he began having sex with her when she was 14 and he was 22, the redacted affidavit said.
The good news this week was the fire dept saved a house where a $100,000 dollar fire took place where arson was involved in tyhe middle of the day where they caught the two kids.
#17 Nov 13, 2009
Nov. Thurs 12
Marguerite Curlee, 21, of 187 East Ave., was charged with illegal possession near a school, conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. She was held on $2,500 bond and given a court date of Nov. 23.
Derrell Thomas, 22, of no given address, was charged with illegal possession near a school, conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. He was given a court date of Nov. 23.
Maria Rodriguez, 50, of 25 Irving St., was charged with failure to appear in court. She was held on $500 bond and given a court date of Nov. 24
Danielle Pagan, 29, of 166 Suncrest Road, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal violation of a protective order. She was held on $100 bond and given a court date of Nov. 12
Anthony Santiago, 27, of no given address, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal violation of a protective order. He was held on $300 bond and given a court date of Nov. 12
Robert White, 52, of 26 Blake St., was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening. He was held on $475 bond and given a court date of Nov. 12
Abul Alam, 43, of 29 Ferris Ave., was charged with second-degree assault. He was held on $1,500 bond and given a court date of Nov. 18
Mohammed Islam, 44, of 28 Orchard St., was charged with third-degree assault and given a court date of Nov. 18
Frank Lesko, 45, of 4 Merritt St., was charged with simple trespass. He was held on $92 bond and given a court date of Nov. 28
Tristina Durate, 23, of 131 Olson Drive, Ansonia, was charged with failure to appear in court. She was held on $500 bond and given a court date of Nov. 18
Georgios Nikiforidis, 39, of 23 Fairview, was charged with threatening and breach of peace. He was held on $1,500 bond and given a court date of Nov. 18
Andre Bjorntzen, 27, of 4-20 East 117th St., New York City, was charged with failure to appear in court. He was held on $60,000 bond and given a court date of Nov. 18
Toren Murphy, 18, of 26 Armstrong, Greenwich, was charged with larceny and given a court date of Nov. 19
#18 Nov 14, 2009
This is what was said after two suspects were caught
"We have reason to believe (Preston and Seye) are responsible for several other robberies we have experienced over the past month or so," Kulhawik said. "A couple of people can be responsible for a lot of crime. It's not like a million people are out there committing these crimes. These arrests are very nice, especially with what's been going on here recently
now after this arrest
Two juveniles were arrested on a warrant by Norwalk Police on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in a strongarm robbery of a 13-year-old who was walking home from Norwalk High School.
Two 12-year-old boys were arrested Wednesday after setting a fire that burned a garage down and ruined construction equipment on Academy Street, causing approximately $100,000 of dollars in damage, police said.
then a 32-year-old man making a pizza delivery to a condominium on Clarmore Drive suffered a minor injury after he was robbed at knifepoint Thursday night, according to police.
He was cut with a knife
Anthony Santo, 42, is charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree sexual assault. The affidavit in his case had been sealed since his arrest. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 20.
Santo, an 18-year veteran of the Norwalk Police Department, was placed on administrative leave after he turned himself in Oct. 2 to Greenwich Police on a warrant for the sex crime.
To top the week off the other officer who has been charged with yet another sex crime got his pension approved by the Mayor and his gang rumors have it.
just the facts people
#19 Nov 14, 2009
Is this the guy the Mayor just gave a full pension to?
Stamford superior court judge denied a motion to drop sex assault charges against former Norwalk police Lt. Thomas Cummings, who is accused of having sex with two 15-year-old boys.
So far its only a rumor
#20 Nov 14, 2009
This is from the Mayor of Norwalk several weeks ago
"Any time we have a shooting it's a concern," said Mayor Richard Moccia. "We're concerned regardless of whether the incident occurs during the day or night."
Moccia went on to say that as an urban center, Norwalk is sometimes victimized by violent crime, shootings and gang activity.
"Shootings happen in an urban center," Moccia said. "That's not an excuse, but it's something we have to deal with."
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