Police, firefighters to host Safety Day Sept. 23

Folks snap shots of a helicopter at Safety Day in 2014 —Scott Mullin photo

Crash simulators, a K-9 team demonstration, and a chance for kids to get up close to Eagle One, the police helicopter — the town’s annual Safety Day is Sunday, Sept. 23. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School. Those who attend will get a chance to see … read more

UPDATE: Ridgefield police locate missing man on Old Branchville Road

This story has been updated. Ridgefield police located a missing 44-year-old man on Old Branchville Road around 10:45 p.m. Monday, July 9. The man, who was described as a “white male, six foot tall, 180 pounds dark brown gelled hair,” went running around 6:30 p.m. in the area Silver Spring Park and did not return home. According to a police press release, … read more

Police remind bikers, drivers of road responsibilities

Ridgefield police have outlined the following responsibilities for bike riders and drivers. Responsibilities of cyclists include: Every person riding a bicycle upon the travel portion of the roadway shall be granted the rights and subject to the duties applicable to the driver of any vehicle. Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of … read more

Ridgefield police: Car stolen from Country Club Road home found in Waterbury

A 2015 Land Rover was stolen overnight Friday from a Country Club Road home and recovered in Waterbury around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 20. Ridgefield police said the vehicle was first reported missing at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, May 19. The homeowner told police the car was parked in the driveway with the keys left inside. The car theft happened less than … read more

Bissell Pharmacy to host drug take-back event, April 28

Bissell Pharmacy, The Ridgefield Prevention Council, and the town Police Department announced they will be holding a prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, April 28th. People can drop off any unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications at Bissell Pharmacy, 23 Governor Street, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The take-back event is free and completely anonymous. Those who attend can drop … read more

Cell phone stop leads to cocaine, pot bust

A Stamford man was arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to sell at the Ridgefield Police Department around 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Ridgefield police said William Garcia-Perez, 35, was pulled over for texting while driving on Farmingville Road. “Due to the circumstances at the scene,” a police report said, the officers called for the department K-9 officer, Loki. … read more

High school plans memorial for Florida shooting victims

Ridgefield High School students will be running a short activity Wednesday, March 14, to memorialize those who lost their lives on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The activity will run from approximately 10:02 a.m. to 10:32 a.m. As this is a student activity, it is open only to students and staff of RHS. “We … read more