Ridgefield police arrest teenager for school shooting threat

A 14-year-old Ridgefield High School student has been arrested for threatening in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree following a school shooting threat that cause RHS to dismiss its students early Thursday, May 30. An image that was taken from inside the girls bathroom at the school shows a written message that appears to read, “FIRST … read more

Ridgefield police arrest Ledges Road woman for evasion, find wooden post sticking out of car door

A Ledges Road woman was arrested for evading responsibility and failure to drive in the proper lane on Ledges Road at 8:19 a.m. Friday, May 17. Ridgefield police said the 36-year-old driver failed to immediately stop and contact the police after getting involved in a one-car accident at 148 Ledges Road. According to a report, police were dispatched to the … read more

Subway stickup man pleads guilty to bank robbery charge

A Bridgeport man who robbed the Subway on Ethan Allen Highway at knifepoint in May 2018 pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden on Tuesday. Alvin Robertson, 56, also admitted that he committed a total of three bank robberies and two Subway store robberies in Connecticut last year, according to U.S. Attorney John … read more

Ridgefield Fire Department recognized at EMS awards dinner

Firefighter-medic Nick Paproski was recognized as Ridgefield’s Emergency Medical Service Provider of the Year at the Danbury Hospital’s annual EMS recognition dinner Tuesday, May 21.  Paproski was recognized for his excellence in emergency medical care, and his commitment to education both for himself as well as other providers through well prepared and delivered educational presentations. His research and investigations of … read more

A new police station? Fire station? Study will consider future needs

A new police station? A new fire station? Both in one? Maybe just renovate the two current buildings — a converted Victorian mansion that serves as a police station, and a firehouse that dates to the era of horse-drawn fire wagons? The town needs to figure out what it wants to do. And town officials are seeking the help of … read more

Ridgefield homeowner fueled lawn mower inside his garage, sparked fire

A fire at Lakeside Drive Extension in Ridgefield last week was caused when the homeowner fueled a lawn mower inside his garage and attempted to start it, Fire Chief Jerry Myers said. “He reported that it burst into flames,” Myers said Tuesday, May 7. “The very fast moving fire caused significant damage to the garage, the bedroom directly above the … read more

Red Cross to help Ridgefield family after fire on Friday

The American Red Cross is helping a Ridgefield family — three adults and one child — after a fire Friday on Lakeside Drive. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Leo Moerkens, Mark Smith and Gabe Gillotti. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies … read more

Ridgefield gun ‘hobbyist’ to appear in court June 5

A Ridgefield mechanic who police have charged with building an explosive device in the basement of his Tackora Trail home is scheduled to return in court on Wednesday, June 5.  Mark Albin, 49, was arrested at his home after Ridgefield police uncovered six silencers, 16 unregistered assault weapons, and 76 unregistered high-capacity magazines on March 28. Ridgefield police originally responded … read more

Ridgefield police arrest man for throwing rocks at cars on Main Street

A Keeler Close man was arrested on two counts of criminal mischief in the second degree and disorderly conduct for throwing rocks at moving car on Main Street in Ridgefield at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Ridgefield police said Michael Detlor, 27, was found on Main Street after several 911 calls were made about rocks being thrown at cars. According … read more

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