Fire Marshal Mickey Grasso said a burning cigarette left on top of a bed caused the house fire on Pelham Lane Wednesday morning. Grasso said that the homeowner smokes in her bed and left the cigarette when she got up to get something to eat in her kitchen. “She smelled smoke coming from the bedroom,” Grasso said. “She was unable to … read more
Crews from the Ridgefield and Wilton fire departments extinguished a house fire on Pelham Lane around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Myers said the blaze damaged a large room and a hallway on the lower level of the home before being extinguished. The emergency call first went to Wilton because of the home’s location on the … read more
The Ridgefield Police Department recorded the following reports between Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Monday, Jan. 4: DUI on Main Street A Darien man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane on Main Street at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30. Police said John Giannattasio, 46, was traveling northbound on Wilton Road … read more
The Ridgefield Police Department is looking for a missing Porsche that was stolen from a Haviland Road driveway Monday, Jan. 2. Capt. Jeff Kreitz said that the car — a black Porsche Cayenne — was unlocked with the keys inside. According to a report, it was stolen overnight. “We want to remind everyone to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables,” Capt. … read more
Ridgefield police are investigating a pair of attempted home burglaries that happened on George Washington Highway and Cross Hill Road around 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2. Capt. Jeff Kreitz said detectives are looking for a male suspect in his 50s who threw a rock through a rear glass sliding door of a George Washington Highway home around 2:15 p.m.. The … read more
Firefighter Capt. John Lawrence (Jack) Sullivan passed away at home, Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at the age of 75. Born October 4th, 1939, he was the eldest child of the late Postmaster John L. and the late Mary (Sfondrini) Sullivan. Jack will be remembered as a dedicated veteran of The Ridgefield Fire Dept. He served his country in the 101st … read more
John “Jack” Sullivan, 75, of Ridgefield, a retired captain of the Ridgefield Fire Department, died on Thursday, Jan. 29, at his home. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street.