Winter club sign vandal caught on surveillance camera

More protest signs opposing the Ridgefield Winter Club, a private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street, were vandalized or stolen Thursday, Dec. 1 — but this time a resident believes the act was caught on tape. Ridgefield Police public information officer Major Steve Brown told The Press that a Peaceable Street resident filed a police report shortly after midnight on … read more

Dodgeball tournament raises money for Special Olympics

Ridgefield High School sports marketing students held the first annual Dodge a Cop tournament at RHS on Monday, Nov. 19. All proceeds raised from the tournament went to the CT Special Olympics. Eleven teams competed in the dodgeball tournament, including two teams of teachers, over 70 students, and six Ridgefield police officers. First prize included tickets to a New York … read more

Danbury Road crash sends Waterbury man, two children to hospital

A two-car crash on Danbury Road sent a Waterbury man and his two kids to Danbury Hospital around 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Police said a 42-year-old Danbury man was driving northbound on the state highway when he made a left hand turn into a business located at 703 Danbury Road. According to a report, the driver’s vehicle struck a … read more

Ridgefield police searching for suspected wallet thief

The Ridgefield Police Department have released a surveillance photo of a woman they say stole two wallets from a healthcare facility in Ridgefield around 1:17 p.m. Nov. 8. According to a report, the woman entered “multiple rooms” and removed the two wallets from employee purses before leaving. The suspect is described by police as an African-American woman who wore nurse’s … read more

Marine Corps League, police to host ‘Stuff a Cruiser’ toy drive Dec. 1

The Police Benevolent Association and the Ridgefield Marine Corps League will be hosting their annual “Stuff a Cruiser” toy drive in front of The Toy Chest at 441 Main Street, Dec. 1, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event organizers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, which will be donated through Toys for Tots. The Toy Chest will also … read more

Police arrest Danbury men for pot, THC oil possession

Two Danbury men were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 7 and Florida Hill Road at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Ridgefield police said Juan Paulino, 22, was also charged with carrying a weapon in a vehicle, while Dennis Armando Aviles-Blas, 21, was additionally charged with possession of … read more

Police continue to investigate stolen cars, swastikas

Ridgefield detectives are still investigating a spate of stolen cars and vehicle burglaries that have plagued Ridgefield for the past two years. Maj. Steve Brown of the Ridgefield Police Department said that detectives are consulting with police in the “many other towns” experiencing car thefts. Police believe the thefts are the work of thieves based out of the Waterbury area. … read more

CT State Police report service totals for first snowstorm

Connecticut State Troopers responded to several calls for service, accidents and one fatal beginning at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 through 8 a.m. on Nov. 16. The following are the totals for State Police response to snow related incidents: Calls for service 1,341 Total accidents 230 Motor vehicle fatalities 1 Serious injury accidents 2 Accidents with minor injury 10

Kreitz sworn in as Chief of Police

Ridgefield Police Chief Jeff Kreitz was sworn in during a ceremony at Lounsbury House Wednesday, Nov. 14. Police Commission Chair Charlie Knoche delivered a speech before town clerk Wendy Lionetti led Kreitz in reciting his oath as Chief of Police. Molly Kreitz, his wife, pinned the police chief’s badge on the lapel of his uniform. Commission secretary George Kain and … read more

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