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

Ridgefield police to promote two officers at Lounsbury House April 24

The Ridgefield Police Department will be promoting two officers Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at the Lounsbury House. Sgt. Brian Durling will be promoted to lieutenant and Officer Shawn Murray will be promoted to sergeant. The public is invited. Lounsbury House is located at 316 Main Street. Call 203-438-6962 or visit lounsburyhouse.org for more information.

Ridgefield man arrested after swinging gardening tool at utility worker

A Wilton Road East man was arrested for disorderly conduct after swinging a gardening tool at a utility worker Thursday, April 11, at 9:12 a.m. Ridgefield police said the 58-year-old man was upset that power company workers were on his property. According to a report, an investigation revealed that the homeowner didn’t want the power company working on the telephone … read more

Superintendent puts three Ridgefield baseball coaches on administrative leave

Superintendent Dr. William Collins has place three Ridgefield High School varsity baseball coaches on administrative leave pending the conclusion of a police investigation into who poured gasoline on the team’s field at Governor Park and lit it on fire. Dr. Collins announced his decision in a letter to parents Tuesday, April 9. “At this point, we do not believe the … read more

Cops call for community assistance with baseball field fire investigation

Who poured gasoline onto the infield of Ridgefield’s Governor Park and lit it ablaze? Photos on social media show both baseball teams — Ridgefield and Amity — in the dugout Saturday afternoon, and video footage during the fire shows a combination of parents and coaches trying to smother the flames with dirt. First Selectman Rudy Maroni said the incident was … read more

Environmental hazard? Baseball field blaze caught on video

@GameTimeCT @amityathletics @SPBowley Field Maintenance at Governors Field in Ridgefield. First responders currently on scene. Game being moved? Environmental Hazard? pic.twitter.com/9eKd2JcBJC — NortonAmityTeacher (@AmityNorton) April 6, 2019 The town of Ridgefield is looking at a $50,000 environmental cleanup bill after someone poured gasoline on a wet baseball diamond and set it ablaze in an attempt to dry the field quicker. … read more

Ciuccoli Field repairs estimated to cost $50,000

As police investigate who dumped gasoline and set it on fire at Ciuccoli Field Saturday morning, the Town of Ridgefield has begun its costly cleanup process.  Six to eight inches of gas-soaked soil was excavated from the infield Saturday night into Sunday afternoon, and five or six containers of contaminated dirt will be transported from the site tomorrow — Monday, … read more

Tackora Trail arrest: Mechanic built guns at home, police confiscate all of them

Some people collect and sell antique cars, others collect guns. That was the point Mark Albin, 49, tried to make this week after he was charged with possession of 16 assault weapons, 76 unregistered high-capacity magazines, and six silencers. Albin also faces one count of manufacturing an explosive device in his Tackora Trail home and one count of disorderly conduct. … read more

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