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CT police raising money to buy Buddy the beefalo who escaped slaughterhouse

CT police raising money to buy Buddy the beefalo who escaped slaughterhouse

PLYMOUTH — Police are working to ensure the beefalo who has been wandering in the woods since escaping from a slaughterhouse last month will live out the rest of his life on an animal sanctuary., as Plymouth police have named him, is a cross between a bison and domestic cattle.Sightings of Buddy in northwest Connecticut began in early August. He has been seen wandering the woods in the area of Route 72 and Judd Road for more than a month after he pushed his way out of a truck that brought him to a Terryville meat processing plant.Police efforts to take the wayward beefalo into custody have...

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'Monitor your financial accounts,' CT DMV provider tells customers after cyberattack

'Monitor your financial accounts,' CT DMV provider tells customers after cyberattack

The company that provides services to the state Department of Motor Vehicles is warning customers to “monitor your financial accounts” after its system was hacked, causing its programs to still be suspended more than a week later in eight states, including Connecticut.The company, Applus Technologies, said it learned of an attempted malware attack around 5:30 a.m. March 30. The company said it shut down its programs, affecting services in eight states.Applus said it has enlisted the help of computer forensic experts to help analyze the recent attack. The experts will also restore the...

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Fairfield PD: Bridgeport woman on cocaine, PCP slammed car into McDonald's

Fairfield PD: Bridgeport woman on cocaine, PCP slammed car into McDonald's

FAIRFIELD — A Bridgeport woman has been charged after she slammed into the McDonald’s on Post Road late last month while on cocaine and PCP, police ssaid.Police released footage of the incident on Tuesday, saying it happened around midnight on Jan. 29.The driver of a silver Hyundai Accent drove west across the grassy median of the Post Road traffic circle and then crashed into the side of the building at 536 Post Road, police said. No employees or patrons were hurt.Police said the driver of the Hyundai, 33-year-old Yazmin Masas Hechavarria, appeared “disoriented” and had cuts on her hands...

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Feb 10
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Police: Monroe mom 'intentionally' drove car into Housatonic in murder-suicide involving her son

Police: Monroe mom 'intentionally' drove car into Housatonic in murder-suicide involving her son

SEYMOUR — Police say an investigation has revealed a Monroe woman “intentionally drove” her vehicle into the Housatonic River in July, leading to her death and killing her son who was a passenger.The Detective Division has deemed the crash a murder-suicide, Deputy Police Chief Roberto Rinaldi announced in a statement Wednesday that stated the investigation has been completed.The crash occurred off Roosevelt Drive — Route 34 — . Seymour first responders were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle crash where a vehicle had gone off the road and into the nearby water.Connie Crowell, the...

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Feb 17
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Chief: Veteran Bridgeport police officer terminated for excessive force incident

Chief: Veteran Bridgeport police officer terminated for excessive force incident

BRIDGEPORT — A 20-year veteran of the city’s police force has been let go over an excessive force incident involving a local resident, officials announced Wednesday.Officer Richard Cretella was terminated after an April 1, 2020, incident which prompted an internal affairs investigation.In a brief statement, Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia said after review of the evidence and rebuttal information provided during a due process hearing, it was found that Cretella used excessive force during the incident.Garcia said Cretella’s termination was effective Wednesday.“Officer Cretella engaged in...

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Police: Seymour police sergeant charged in domestic incident in Waterbury

Police: Seymour police sergeant charged in domestic incident in Waterbury

WATERBURY — A Seymour police sergeant was arrested Wednesday following a domestic disturbance at his Waterbury home, police officials said.Jonathan Martin, 40, was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct.An incident report indicated he was expected in court Thursday. There were no updated court records available on the judicial website Thursday afternoon.“We are highly disappointed by these recent events,” Seymour Police Chief Paul Satkowski said in a statement. “Sgt. Jonathan Martin’s actions do not represent what we expect from our police officers. It...

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Police: Suspect in CT UPS driver killing charged with murder, victim identified

Police: Suspect in CT UPS driver killing charged with murder, victim identified

WATERTOWN —State Police have charged a teen with murder following an assault on Route 8 Tuesday that left his coworker dead, the agency said Wednesday.Elijah David Bertrand, 19, has been charged with murder in the death of 28-year-old Nathan D. Burk, of Waterbury.State Police confirmed in a tweet around 2:30 p.m. that 19-year-old Bertrand had been arrested.Plymouth police Capt. Ed Benecchi said Bertrand was apprehended by Plymouth police officers at a Valero gas station on Main Street.He said police “received information” Bertrand was at that location. Officers approached Bertrand with...

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Buddy the beefalo continues to elude Plymouth police

Buddy the beefalo continues to elude Plymouth police

PLYMOUTH — Police have redesigned the fencing around the pen intended to help trap Buddy the beefalo, who has been on the run .Officers last spotted Buddy on Friday night.“He is doing very well,” police said. “He is also being fed very well.”Police said they redesigned and supported the fence to the pen set up to the animal, named Buddy by the police force near the start of the search.While officers were there Friday night, they said Buddy was wasn’t going into the pen.Buddy is a cross between a bison and a domestic cattle.Most PopularOn Aug. 3, Buddy escaped from a truck offloading him at...

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News 12 CT: Anchor fired over ‘insensitive’ social media post

News 12 CT: Anchor fired over ‘insensitive’ social media post

ByImageCaptionCloseSen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the first night of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the first night of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)News 12 CT: Anchor fired over ‘insensitive’ social media postBack to GalleryA News 12 Connecticut anchor was “released” after the news organization learned he acted “inappropriately” on social media,...

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