Ridgefield High School student charged after making threat on social media

A Ridgefield High School student was charged with juvenile threatening in the second degree and breach of peace at police headquarters at 9 a.m. on March 15. Ridgefield police said the student was apprehended after several staff members at the high school called the police in regards to a threat made on social media March 13. “The juvenile who made … read more

Ridgefield named safest city in Connecticut, second safest in the nation

Ridgefield’s 25,000 townspeople can rest a little easier at night — the town was recently named the safest city in Connecticut, and the second safest city in the nation by SafeWise, a company that reviews home security solutions. The town was beaten out for the top spot by Hopkinton, Mass., a town of about 17,000 with a median income comparable … read more

Ridgefielder Rich Flood starts autism awareness initiative with Darien police

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April, a Darien police officer is behind an initiative that will make officers and the public more aware of those on the autism spectrum. The initiative involves Autism Awareness magnets, an Autism Awareness Patch Challenge, and a free seminar that educates Darien police officers on autism. The man responsible for the initiative in … read more

Ridgefield fire department responds to blaze in Vista

The Ridgefield Fire Department sent two trucks and several firefighters to a house fire in nearby Vista, N.Y. around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Ridgefield crews remain on scene combating the blaze around 8:15 Wednesday. Also on the scene are fire police from Ridgefield who helped close down the area near Route 123. An ambulance from Ridgefield was also called … read more

Detective David Dubord: Meet Ridgefield’s cyber sleuth

Tracing scams to Internet crooks based in Europe, dusting for fingerprints at the scene of a burglary, teaching a group of scouts how to investigate a crime scene — it’s all just another day for Ridgefield Detective David Dubord. The Cub Scouts stand out as a particularly fun day for Dubord and his then-partner, Detective Jorge Romero.  “Jorge and I … read more

Patch Challenge: Cops to raise funds for autism awareness

Ridgefield police cruisers will be sporting an extra badge this spring, as part of a “patch challenge” to raise funding and awareness for autistic children. Police Chief Jeff Kreitz said the department was approached by the New Rochelle Police Department, which asked if his department would take part in fund raising for Christopher’s Voice. The nonprofit foundation was started by … read more

More traffic signs on Blue Ridge Road, fewer on Ned’s Mountain Road

Traffic signs are coming to Blue Ridge Road — just as the town has plans to take others down on Ned’s Mountain Road. The town Police Commission decided Thursday, Feb. 14, to replace two 25 miles-per-hour speed limit signs at both ends of Blue Ridge Road, and install 20 miles-per-hour advisory signs to the road’s dangerous corner signs. “Blue Ridge … read more

Ridgefield police seek community’s help following North Street crash

Ridgefield police are seeking information about a white Chevy SUV with New York registration plates that they believe crashed into a utility pole on North Street around 10:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. “The vehicle struck a utility pole on North Street, breaking it into several pieces,” Capt. Shawn Platt said. The car was seen with front end damage traveling towards North Salem … read more

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