Fire consumes Lake Road home (VIDEO)

A residential home at 45 Lake Road burned to the ground during the early morning hours Monday, Oct. 15. According to authorities, the home’s alarm went off at 1:35 a.m.. Authorities at the scene said no one was injured. All four walls of the two-and-a-half story home collapsed in the blaze, with the home’s brick chimney the only remaining structure … read more

Police close down Route 7 north of Branchville Road

Drivers heading south on Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7) should expect traffic delays Friday morning. Ridgefield police have closed off the state highway at 139 Ethan Allen Highway, near La Pietra granite shop, due to a downed utility pole. In addition, police have set up a road block at the intersection Route 7 and Florida Hill Road, where a tractor trailer … read more

Police chief search starts with insiders

The search for a new police chief will start close to home — inside the Ridgefield Police Department — though a broader search may be undertaken if interviews with three applicants currently serving the town don’t bring a consensus as to the best choice, Police Commission Chairman Charles Knoche said. “We know what their qualification are, we know they’re capable. … read more

Police report cars broken into in northern Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Police Department has reported that six cars were broken into on residential driveways on Old Trolley Road, Aarons Court, and Stonewall Lane during the overnight hours from Saturday, Oct. 6, to Sunday, Oct. 7. Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz said that two cars were entered at each driveway, and that the incidents were reported the following day in the … read more

Ridgefield man arrested after assaulting, threatening firefighter

A Spring Valley Road man was arrested for assault on a public safety official at police headquarters on Thursday, Sept. 28. Police said Gregory Nelson, 39, turned himself in at 12:45 p.m. on an outstanding warrant. He was also charged with second-degree threatening. According to a report, Nelson grabbed a Ridgefield firefighter by the arm and shoved him to the … read more

Giving Thanks: Police Chief John Roche funeral and procession

To the Editor I was overwhelmed at the wonderful planning and execution that went into the funeral and procession for retired Police Chief John Roche. He was a personal friend of mine and I was moved by all of the traditions that were demonstrated by our police department as well as many other departments from throughout the area. But there … read more

Eagle Three touches down for Safety Day 2018 [SLIDESHOW]

The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association, the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department and the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Association hosted the town’s annual Safety Day in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School Sunday, Sept. 23. The free event featured Eagle Three, the Stratford Police Department’s 1973 “Kiowa” helicopter. Pilot Capt. Al Wilcox and co-pilot, Ofc. Max Bernstein landed the old bird … read more

Police, firefighter to host Safety Day Sept. 23

Folks snap shots of a helicopter at Safety Day in 2014 —Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association, the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department and the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Association will host the town’s annual Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School Sunday, Sept. 23. The free event will feature a K-9 demonstration with Officer Shawn Murray and K-9 Loki. At 12:15, the Eagle … read more

Helping Our Heroes: Library program for first responders, veterans to be held Sept. 25

Helping Our Heroes is panel discussion about improving the well-being of first responders and veterans that will be held at the Ridgefield Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. This program is aimed at police, firefighters, EMS personnel, 911 dispatchers, active military and veterans and the family, friends, and therapists who care about them. The panel is comprised of … read more

Ridgefield police: Car burglaries reported at East Ridge

Ridgefield police are investigating two car break-ins at the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School on Sunday, Sept. 9, that occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz said two unlocked cars were entered. Two credit cards were taken from each car, and $80 in cash was taken out of a purse left in one of … read more