Community asked to help finance fix of greenhouse’s broken glass panes

The Garden and Conservation Trust is seeking the public’s help to fix the damage to several glass panes at the Ballard Greenhouse in Ballard Park. “Many windows were broken by rocks and coins,” said Tamera Galvin, secretary of the trust. In total, 17 windows were broken for an estimated $2,000 in damages. The vandalism was discovered last week and is … read more

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

Citizen Police Academy: Cops to host eight-week class

Connecting the community and the police, the Citizen Police Academy will educate participants about various aspects of police work. Participants will gain insight into how their police department works and provides services to the community. Some of the content that will be covered is crime scene investigation, firearms, TASER, speed enforcement, DUI enforcement, search and seizure, and department history. The … read more

Ridgefield police seek new officer

The Ridgefield Police Department will be hiring for an entry-level police officer, after a series of promotions have left a vacant spot among the department’s patrol division. In October, the Police Commission promoted Jeff Kreitz, the department’s public information and training officer, from captain to chief after the retirement and death of Chief John Roche. Lt. Shawn Platt was promoted … 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

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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