Ridgefield police investigate bomb threats

Emailed bomb threats have created a disturbance across the country Thursday, Dec. 13, and Ridgefield is no exception. The Ridgefield Police Department has announced that its currently investigating bomb threat reports in town. “Members of our uniform and detective divisions are following up on these incidents,” the department posted on its Facebook. “The emails are similar to ones received across … read more

Ridgefield police searching for suspected wallet thief

The Ridgefield Police Department have released a surveillance photo of a woman they say stole two wallets from a healthcare facility in Ridgefield around 1:17 p.m. Nov. 8. According to a report, the woman entered “multiple rooms” and removed the two wallets from employee purses before leaving. The suspect is described by police as an African-American woman who wore nurse’s … read more

Police arrest Danbury men for pot, THC oil possession

Two Danbury men were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 7 and Florida Hill Road at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Ridgefield police said Juan Paulino, 22, was also charged with carrying a weapon in a vehicle, while Dennis Armando Aviles-Blas, 21, was additionally charged with possession of … read more

Police continue to investigate stolen cars, swastikas

Ridgefield detectives are still investigating a spate of stolen cars and vehicle burglaries that have plagued Ridgefield for the past two years. Maj. Steve Brown of the Ridgefield Police Department said that detectives are consulting with police in the “many other towns” experiencing car thefts. Police believe the thefts are the work of thieves based out of the Waterbury area. … read more

Kreitz sworn in as Chief of Police

Ridgefield Police Chief Jeff Kreitz was sworn in during a ceremony at Lounsbury House Wednesday, Nov. 14. Police Commission Chair Charlie Knoche delivered a speech before town clerk Wendy Lionetti led Kreitz in reciting his oath as Chief of Police. Molly Kreitz, his wife, pinned the police chief’s badge on the lapel of his uniform. Commission secretary George Kain and … read more

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

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

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

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