Ridgefield police arrest woman responsible for evading North Street crash

Ridgefield police have arrested a 43-year-old Ridgefield woman responsible for evading a crash on North Street back in February. The woman was officially charged  for evading responsibility at 11:49 p.m. police headquarters on Tuesday, March 26. She was also charged with failure to maintain her lane, after police say she turned herself in for striking a utility pole on North … read more

Police Commission adds Nicholas Perna

Nicholas Perna was appointed to the Ridgefield Police Commission Jan. 28. He replaces Stephen Saloom, who resigned his seat on Jan. 1 to move to Washington, D.C. Perna, who holds a PhD in economics from MIT, has lived in Ridgefield since 1970. “When I heard about the vacancy I thought this might an interesting way to get back into town … read more

Ridgefield police reopen Route 116

Route 116 has been reopened following a one-car crash near Barrack Hill Road Thursday, Jan. 31. The accident damaged a telephone utility pole and closed the section between Saw Mill Hill Road and Barrack Hill Road for more than 20 hours. Ridgefield police had set up several detours on the state highway (also known as North Salem Road), advising drivers … read more

Platt promoted to police captain

Ridgefield Police Lt. Shawn Platt will be promoted to the rank of captain on Thursday, Jan. 17. His promotion ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Lounsbury House, and will be open to the public. As captain, Platt will take over leadership of the department’s division of professional standards, a post previously filled by Jeff Kreitz, who was promoted … read more

Winter club sign vandal caught on surveillance camera

More protest signs opposing the Ridgefield Winter Club, a private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street, were vandalized or stolen Thursday, Dec. 1 — but this time a resident believes the act was caught on tape. Ridgefield Police public information officer Major Steve Brown told The Press that a Peaceable Street resident filed a police report shortly after midnight on … read more

Fire consumes Lake Road home (VIDEO)

A residential home at 45 Lake Road burned to the ground during the early morning hours Monday, Oct. 15. According to authorities, the home’s alarm went off at 1:35 a.m.. Authorities at the scene said no one was injured. All four walls of the two-and-a-half story home collapsed in the blaze, with the home’s brick chimney the only remaining structure … read more

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