Jacket leads to drug arrest in Easton

EASTON, Conn. (WTNH)— A jacket allegedly containing drugs led to the arrest of its owner two months later in Easton. Police say on Tuesday at around 8:19 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle being driven by 25-year-old Leighton Jordan. Police had an active arrest warrant for Jordan so the officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and arrested him. Police say the warrant had stemmed from an earlier incident on May 24th, where a jacket allegedly belonging to Jordan was found with multiple folds of suspected heroin, and other drug paraphernalia, Read More …

Senior Helpers open Fairfield location, second in state

Photo: Contributed Photo / Connecticut Post Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Senior Helpers has opened a location in Fairfield, at 1700 Post Road. Senior Helpers has opened a location in Fairfield, at 1700 Post Road. Photo: Contributed Photo / Connecticut Post Senior Helpers open Fairfield location, second in state Back to Gallery FAIRFIELD — Senior

Branford man charged with DUI after dump truck seen swerving on Route 58 in Easton

EASTON >> A 48-year-old Branford man has been arrested on a DUI charge after his dump truck was seen swerving on Route 58. Police received a 911 call at 9:45 p.m. on July 12 from a caller who reported the truck “was crossing the double yellow line nearly striking oncoming vehicles.” Easton police said. Read more of  Branford man charged with DUI after dump truck seen swerving on Route 58 in Easton

Daughter turns in mom’s ex-boyfriend for harassment

EASTON, Conn. (WTNH)  – A Fairfield man has been arrested on charges related to violating a protective order after repeatedly making harassing phone calls to his ex-girlfriend’s daughter. Easton Police have charged 47-year-old Mark Steinfeld with criminal violation of a protective order, harassment in the second degree, and disorderly conduct. According to police, Steinfeld was arrested in February for domestic violence at which time a protective order was issued against him having any contact with the woman or her family. On July 8 the woman’s daughter told police that Steinfeld has been Read More …

Swerving dump truck leads to Easton DUI arrest

Police received a 911 call at 9:45 p.m. on July 12 from a caller who reported the truck “was crossing the double yellow line nearly striking oncoming vehicles.” The driver, John Warfield, of Warfield Road, was arrested for operation of a commercial motor vehicle under the influence and failure to keep right on a curve.   Read more of  Swerving dump truck leads to Easton DUI arrest

Branford man arrested after crashing vehicle while allegedly driving drunk

EASTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A Branford man is facing multiple charges after he crashed a dump truck last week. On July 12, officers received a 911 call reporting that a dump truck was driving erratically northbound on Route 58 from Fairfield. Callers told police that the truck was crossing the double yellow line and nearly struck oncoming vehicles. Officers received multiple calls saying the truck went off of the road on Route 58 near Burr Street, but were told the truck did not strike anything. While officers were en route Read More …

‘Brews & BBQ’ festival takes place at Ives Concert Park; Spin Doctors headline

Photo: SONY DSC / Contributed Photo Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Spin Doctors will perform at the “Brews & BBQ” festival at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Saturday, July 22. Spin Doctors will perform at the “Brews & BBQ” festival at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Saturday, July 22. Photo: SONY DSC / Contributed Photo Image   Read more of  ‘Brews & BBQ’ festival takes place at Ives Concert Park; Spin Doctors headline

Bridgeport attorney sentenced in foreclosure scheme

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Brian A. Pounds Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Former Bridgeport Conn. attorney Bradford Barneys, 51, will serve a 30-month prison sentence, after his conviction on charges of helping an Easton man scam area homeowners and his own scheme to defraud the buyers of commercial property on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport. less Former Bridgeport Conn. attorney Bradford Barneys, 51, will serve a 30-month

Hundreds without power in Weston, Wilton

The day after strong thunderstorms moved through Connecticut, the town of Weston has the most power outages in the state. Eversource reports Friday monning that 696 customers are without electricity. The outages in this heavily wooded town are from downed trees and branches onto utility wires. Wilton, which borders Weston, has 100 outages. Easton has ll outages. Only one power outages is reported in Greenwich. In all, 926 of Eversource’s 1.3 million customers have no power.   Read more of  Hundreds without power in Weston, Wilton

Attorney who targeted distressed homeowners sentenced to 30 months in prison

ODENTON, Md. (WTNH) — An attorney who was involved in a scheme that targeted distressed homeowners will be doing time in prison. Bradford Barneys, 51, of Odenton, Md. was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for his involvement in a fraud scheme that targeted Connecticut homeowners. According to court documents and statements made in court, between 2010 and Nov. 2015, Barneys conspired with Timothy Burke, formerly of Easton, Conn. to defraud individuals, mortgage lenders, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Read More …

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Predictable opposition The Connecticut Republicans’ newly announced state budget proposal calls for no increases in taxes, $2 billion in state union concessions, and a 10 percent reduction in our oppressively large state workforce. The largest state employee union in Connecticut, the AFSCME, and Democrat Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, himself a highly paid employee of AFSCME, predictably oppose this budget. This Republican budget is a very responsible, badly needed budget that must be passed. Grant Monsarrat, Easton At risk Forty-three percent of Medicaid enrollees are children. Ken Camarro, Fairfield Read More …

Easton residents want warnings of town meetings resinstated

EASTON — Some Easton residents have recently expressed disapproval of the town’s decision to no longer send residents postcards announcing special town meetings. “The town has not sent out cards for town meetings or the Board of Finance public hearing for some time,” state representative Adam Dunsby (R-Easton) said via email.   Read more of  Easton residents want warnings of town meetings resinstated

Former Easton Police Commissioner Sentenced In Federal Steroid Case

A former Easton police commissioner was sentenced to three years of probation Wednesday for his role in a steroid distribution ring, federal officials said. Raymond J. Martin, 50, pleaded guilty in March to unlawful possession of a controlled subtance, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. He was charged… Read more of  Former Easton Police Commissioner Sentenced In Federal Steroid Case

Former Easton Police commission member sentenced for involvement in steroid distribution ring

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — An Easton man will face probation and a fine after illegally distributing steroids and other drugs. Raymond Martin, 50, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years of probation and a fine of $10,000 after being involved in the steroid distribution ring that put former Newtown Police sergeant, Steven Santucci, behind bars. The investigation revealed that Santucci and others were receiving steroid ingredients from China and then manufacturing and distributing the compound in large quantities. Related Content: Former Newtown Officer Sentenced During the investigation, Martin was recorded on Read More …