New Milford man’s car rear ends Ridgefield town highway truck, creates three-car accident

A 71-year-old New Milford man was cited for following too closely after his vehicle rear-ended a town highway pickup truck that created a three-car accident in front of the Shell gas station on Danbury Road at 11:20 a.m. Monday, June 10. Ridgefield police said the driver was unable to stop in time, and his car collided with the rear of … read more

Ridgefield police arrest teenager for school shooting threat

A 14-year-old Ridgefield High School student has been arrested for threatening in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree following a school shooting threat that cause RHS to dismiss its students early Thursday, May 30. An image that was taken from inside the girls bathroom at the school shows a written message that appears to read, “FIRST … read more

Ridgefield police arrest Ledges Road woman for evasion, find wooden post sticking out of car door

A Ledges Road woman was arrested for evading responsibility and failure to drive in the proper lane on Ledges Road at 8:19 a.m. Friday, May 17. Ridgefield police said the 36-year-old driver failed to immediately stop and contact the police after getting involved in a one-car accident at 148 Ledges Road. According to a report, police were dispatched to the … read more

A new police station? Fire station? Study will consider future needs

A new police station? A new fire station? Both in one? Maybe just renovate the two current buildings — a converted Victorian mansion that serves as a police station, and a firehouse that dates to the era of horse-drawn fire wagons? The town needs to figure out what it wants to do. And town officials are seeking the help of … read more

Ridgefield gun ‘hobbyist’ to appear in court June 5

A Ridgefield mechanic who police have charged with building an explosive device in the basement of his Tackora Trail home is scheduled to return in court on Wednesday, June 5.  Mark Albin, 49, was arrested at his home after Ridgefield police uncovered six silencers, 16 unregistered assault weapons, and 76 unregistered high-capacity magazines on March 28. Ridgefield police originally responded … read more

Ridgefield police arrest man for throwing rocks at cars on Main Street

A Keeler Close man was arrested on two counts of criminal mischief in the second degree and disorderly conduct for throwing rocks at moving car on Main Street in Ridgefield at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Ridgefield police said Michael Detlor, 27, was found on Main Street after several 911 calls were made about rocks being thrown at cars. According … read more

Ridgefield policemen Shawn Murray, Brian Durling receive promotion

The Ridgefield Police Department promoted two officers Wednesday morning at the Lounsbury House. Sgt. Brian Durling was promoted to lieutenant and Officer Shawn Murray was promoted to sergeant. “We would like to congratulate our newest patrol supervisors, Lt. Brian Durling and Sgt. Shawn Murray on being promoted today at The Lounsbury House,” the Ridgefield Police Department wrote on its Facebook … read more

Stolen Lexus found on Hussars Camp Place

Ridgefield police recovered a Lexus that was stolen from a driveway on Old Stagecoach Road and found a short distance away at Hussars Camp Place. The car theft happened in the early morning hours on Tuesday, April 23, according to Capt. Shawn Platt. The vehicle was found with minor damage, Platt said, and no property was missing from inside. Ridgefield … read more

Ridgefield police close field fire investigation after town receives donations for fix (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. — The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into who started the field fire at Governor Park without revealing any names of who was responsible for pouring gasoline and lighting it in attempt to make the field playable for the Ridgefield High School baseball team. “The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into this incident due to … read more

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