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

Police close down Route 7 north of Branchville Road

Drivers heading south on Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7) should expect traffic delays Friday morning. Ridgefield police have closed off the state highway at 139 Ethan Allen Highway, near La Pietra granite shop, due to a downed utility pole. In addition, police have set up a road block at the intersection Route 7 and Florida Hill Road, where a tractor trailer … read more

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

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