Ridgefield police search for two suspects in attempted North Salem Road home break-in

The Ridgefield Police Department is searching for two suspects who attempted to break into a home in the area of 288 North Salem Road Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10:36 a.m. The break in was interrupted by the homeowner, police reported, and the suspects fled the scene on foot. The suspects are described as two males in their late teens or early 20s. … read more

Ridgefield fire marshal’s office gives holiday safety tips (COLUMN)

With the winter months rapidly approaching, the Ridgefield Fire Marshal’s office and the Ridgefield Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be safe this holiday season as we enjoy our time with friends and family. Every year, there are a multitude of circumstances that can occur that result in loss of life and or property. We would like to … read more

Pot, ‘shrooms, and dabs: Suspected drug dealer arrested on Election night

A Bethel man was arrested for possession and sale of a controlled substance at the Ridgefield Police Department around 11 p.m. on election night — Tuesday, Nov. 6. Ridgefield police said Christopher Ryan, 37, was also charged with illegal sale, distribution, and manufacturing of narcotics, possession of narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to a report, Ryan was pulled … read more

Fire marshal warns of malfunctioning dehumidifiers

Guy Miglinas, Ridgefield’s fire marshal, is asking residents to look at their dehumidifiers following an Oct. 23 fire on North Salem Road. “That was most likely caused by a malfunctioning dehumidifier,” he said. “No one was injured and there was significant damage to the home involved. This unfortunately causes many inconveniences to ones life.” Miglinas, citing a similar event occurred … read more

Police to host food drive Friday

The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association will host a food drive Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stop and Shop on Danbury Road. Donated food will go to support the Ridgefield Food Pantry. Items being collected include: canned fruit, cereal, crackers, spaghetti sauce, healthy snacks, tuna, canned chicken, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, mayonnaise, rice and pasta … read more

K9 officer Loki named traffic safety hero

AAA Northeast recently honored two Ridgefield police officers as department-nominated AAA Traffic Safety Heroes during the club’s ninth annual Traffic Safety Lunch at Testo’s Restaurant in Bridgeport. Officer Shawn Murray and K9 officer Loki were the two officers who were recognized for their outstanding record of motor vehicle enforcement in town through numerous DUI arrests, DUI patrols and distracted driving … read more

Chief Kreitz to be sworn in at Lounsbury House Nov. 14

  Ridgefield Police Chief Jeff Kreitz will be sworn at the Lounsbury House Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. Kreitz was named the new chief of police on Oct. 26.  “I’m honored to have this opportunity, especially with the caliber of the other officers who also went for the job,” he told The Press Tuesday, Oct. 30. Kreitz replaces longtime … read more

FBI aids Ridgefield police in arrest of Subway stickup man

A Bridgeport man who robbed the Subway on Ethan Allen Highway at knifepoint back in May has been arrested on a federal robbery charge.  Ridgefield police said Alvin Robertson, 55, was indicted on Oct. 16 and faces four additional federal robbery charges for allegedly committing armed robbery at three Connecticut banks and another Subway restaurant in Monroe. “Through a collaborated effort … read more

Captain Jeff Kreitz named Ridgefield’s new police chief

The Ridgefield Police Department has its new chief. Capt. Jeff Kreitz was named the department’s top official Friday, Oct. 26. Kreitz, who was named Officer of the Year in 2016, joined the department in 2003. He has served as the department’s public information officer for the last five years. Kreitz replaces long-time Chief John Roche who passed away in late … read more

Fire, police, ambulance calls: Study will see where needs are

Where — ideally — should Ridgefield’s fire and police headquarters be? Together, maybe? The brick firehouse on Catoonah Street and police station in a towered Victorian on East Ridge Road are vintage buildings, architecturally at home in Ridgefield center. But they’re getting old, and the town is looking into whether their vital functions should be relocated. “We have two headquarters … read more

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