Ridgefield police arrest woman for heroin possession

A 45-year-old West Lane woman was arrested for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia on Danbury Road Sunday, June 16. Ridgefield police said the suspect was witnessed driving erratically on Danbury Road when she was pulled over. According to a report, an investigation revealed heroin was inside the vehicle. The suspect was charged with possession of narcotics, and possession of … read more

Ridgefield fire crews sent to blaze at Days Inn on Route 7

The cause of a fire that broke out at the Days Inn by Wyndham on Route 7 Thursday night is under investigation. It all started around 10:40 p.m., when an automatic fire alarm went off at the 34-guestroom hotel at 296 Ethan Allen Highway. The Days Inn has a Ridgefield address, but Redding firefighters were first to respond. While en … read more

Firemen’s carnival, fireworks to kick off summer Wednesday

Fireworks, thrill rides, the sweet smell of cotton candy on the summer evening air — it’s carnival time! The Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department’s carnival and start-of-summer fireworks are back in the village this year. The carnival will run from Wednesday, June 26, through Saturday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at East Ridge Middle School’s front … read more

New Milford man’s car rear ends Ridgefield town highway truck, creates three-car accident

A 71-year-old New Milford man was cited for following too closely after his vehicle rear-ended a town highway pickup truck that created a three-car accident in front of the Shell gas station on Danbury Road at 11:20 a.m. Monday, June 10. Ridgefield police said the driver was unable to stop in time, and his car collided with the rear of … read more

Fire Department recognized as EMS Service of the Year, Duckworth and Paproski earn individual honors

The Ridgefield Fire Department and two of its members — Rommie Duckworth and Nick Paproski — have had their achievements in emergency medical care recognized, first by Danbury Hospital and then by the Ridgefield Board of Selectmen. “When the ambulance shows up at your house, it’s like the emergency room showing up,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi told the June 5 … read more

Police search for driver who fled I-84 accident in Danbury

State police are looking for a driver who fled the scene of an accident in Danbury that backed up I-84 westbound traffic for miles and hours Thursday morning. There was a two-vehicle crash, involving a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS and 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, just before Exit 4 around 3:44 a.m. The Trailblazer sideswiped the Malibu, causing both vehicles to leave … read more

Ridgefield man facing weapons charges gets court hearing continued

The hearing for a Ridgefield man accused of building an explosive device in his house, as well as possessing unregistered assault weapons, silencers, and high-capacity magazines, has been continued to Aug. 6, according to his attorney. Mark Albin, 49, was arrested on March 28 at his Tackora Trail home, after police responded to a domestic disturbance call made by his … read more

Ridgefield man awarded for actions in Candlewood boating accident

  A Ridgefield man was one of three current or former Wooster School students recognized for their efforts to save the life of a woman on Candlewood Lake almost a year ago. Josh Carone of Ridgefield, Danbury resident Alicia Nicoletti, and Bayley Storrier of Wilton were given the Lifesaving Award by Commissioner Katherine S. Dykes of the state Department of … read more

Route 35 crash sends three to hospital

Three Ridgefield drivers were taken to the hospital, Saturday, June 1, after a three-car accident on Route 35, near the Old Danbury Road intersection. Police responded to the scene at 9:51 p.m., a report said. All of the people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital by the Ridgefield Fire Department. The victims were a 71-year-old female resident … read more

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