“Incidents versus arrests:” Ridgefield police cleared 35% of crimes in 2018

The Ridgefield police made arrests in 25% of the 188 criminal offenses they recorded last year, according to a report presented to the Police Commission on Feb. 14. Nineteen other crimes were cleared through “exceptional means,” giving the department an overall clearance rate of 35% in 2018. “Incidents versus arrests — you want to have the number of arrests as … 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

Police continue to investigate stolen cars, swastikas

Ridgefield detectives are still investigating a spate of stolen cars and vehicle burglaries that have plagued Ridgefield for the past two years. Maj. Steve Brown of the Ridgefield Police Department said that detectives are consulting with police in the “many other towns” experiencing car thefts. Police believe the thefts are the work of thieves based out of the Waterbury area. … read more

Ridgefield police: Car stolen from Poplar Road

Ridgefield police have confirmed that a car was stolen from the driveway of a Poplar Road home overnight between Sunday, Aug. 19, and Monday, Aug. 20. The incident is the ninth case of a stolen car in Ridgefield this year, according to Capt. Jeff Kreitz. A report said the car, a 2016 Nissan Rogue, was unlocked and that a car … read more

Lexus stolen from Mead Ridge Road home crashes in Stratford

A car that was stolen from the driveway of a Mead Ridge Road home during the overnight hours between Thursday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 3, was found in Stratford after a car accident on Saturday, Aug. 4. Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz said the vehicle, a 2018 Lexus R35, was stolen after the keys were left inside the car. The … read more

Police departments share info on stolen car cases

Forensic DNA links suspects to thefts in multiple towns. Ridgefield police are sharing information on a string of car thefts — five so far this year, in addition to 10 incidents where cars were broken into and rummaged through — with surrounding towns who have experienced similar crimes. Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz said that the Ridgefield Police Department is in … 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

Jeep stolen from Pamby Motors found abandoned on Route 7

Ridgefield police are investigating the theft of a new Jeep Renegade that was stolen from Pamby Motors Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram on Danbury Road (Route 7) at 1:44 a.m. Sunday, May 6, and found abandoned “a short distance” from the dealership.  According to a report, an unknown number of suspects broke showroom windows at the business and took the Jeep’s key fob … read more

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