Drug overdose causes crash on Danbury Road

A Wilton man was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane on Danbury Road at 11:38 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Ridgefield police said the 29-year-old driver crashed his car into a guardrail near the area of 746 Danbury Road. An investigation revealed the driver was unconscious due to a drug overdose. He was … read more

Police Commission adds Nicholas Perna

Nicholas Perna was appointed to the Ridgefield Police Commission Jan. 28. He replaces Stephen Saloom, who resigned his seat on Jan. 1 to move to Washington, D.C. Perna, who holds a PhD in economics from MIT, has lived in Ridgefield since 1970. “When I heard about the vacancy I thought this might an interesting way to get back into town … read more

Water main break slows traffic downtown

Update, 3 p.m. — A spokesman for Aquarion said the break should be fixed and water pressure restored by 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. “It will impact ten customers — they’re pretty much all businesses,” said Peter Fazekas, of the Aquarion water company. A water main break at the intersection of Main Street and Prospect Street has delayed traffic in … read more

Route 116 closed Thursday following utility pole crash

Route 116 will remain closed Thursday, Jan. 31, following a utility pole crash earlier in the morning. Ridgefield Capt. Shawn Platt said the state highway, also known as North Salem Road, will be shutdown through Thursday evening commuter hours. He said the road would likely remain closed until 6 p.m. if not later.  Fire police have set up detours at the intersections of Maple … read more

Ridgefield police shutdown Route 116 following utility pole crash

Route 116 in Ridgefield is closed down after a car struck an utility pole around 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The accident happened near Barrack Hill Road. One person is reported injured. Police said it is unclear when the road will be reopened, because utility companies still need to assess the site of the crash.

Police report 56 fewer car accidents in 2018

The sights and sounds of a car wreck — twisted metal, shattered glass, the sound of shrieking sirens — were seen and heard less often in Ridgefield in 2018 than the previous year. According to crash statistics published by the University of Connecticut, the town reported 453 motor vehicles accidents across its 168 miles of roads. The crash results also … read more

Ridgefield police report fewer stolen cars in 2018

Stolen cars were less of an occurrence in Ridgefield in 2018 than the previous year. Ridgefield police reported eight stolen car investigations last year, 10 fewer than the 18 vehicles reported stolen in 2017. Police Chief Jeff Kreitz said the lower number of thefts was likely due to greater awareness on the part of residents removing their keys from their … read more

Tree falls on car near Casagmo

Ridgefield police said that a tree fell on a car near Casagmo around noon Thursday, Jan. 24. Capt. Shawn Platt said that the vehicle was driving with two people inside it. They were not reported injured and, according to Capt. Platt, refused medical treatment at the scene. No wires were downed by the tree, and the street was reopened within … read more

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