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Meredith Guinness

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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Police: Kohl's Shoplifter Said Stolen Jewelry Would Pay For Kids' Diapers

    Police: Kohl's Shoplifter Said Stolen Jewelry Would Pay For Kids' Diapers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A “known shoplifter” was arrested Saturday for attempting to steal nearly $400 worth of jewelry at Kohl’s on Tunxis Hill Road, police said.Hector Correa, 34, of Arctic Street, Bridgeport, told officers he planned to sell the jewelry on the street to pay for diapers for his children, police said.Just before noon, a loss prevention officer noticed Correa in the store ...

  2. Superior Product Distributors Opens First Fairfield County Store

    Superior Product Distributors Opens First Fairfield County Store

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Superior Product Distributors Inc. will mark the opening of its new Bridgeport location with a two-day celebration complete with free food, giveaways and a raffle to win a snowblower.The one-stop source for contractor’s equipment and supplies will host an official ribbon cutting with Mayor Joe Ganim at 1 p.m. Thursday, but customers are invited to join in the ...

  3. Cat Euthanized After Pit Bull Attack; Bridgeport Owner Gets Tickets

    Cat Euthanized After Pit Bull Attack; Bridgeport Owner Gets Tickets

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man faces fines after his pit bull attacked and killed a cat in Fairfield on Saturday afternoon, police said.Steven Hyatt, 31, of Vanguard Street, was working in a Shoreham Village Drive backyard around 1:30 p.m. when the dog jumped out his car window and attacked a neighbor’s cat, breaking its neck, police said.Fairfield Animal Control officers rushed ...

  4. Professors Turn Performers In Cheeky Fairfield University Production

    Professors Turn Performers In Cheeky Fairfield University Production

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A group of Fairfield University professors and administrators will take to the stage once again for their annual theatrical production, this time with a touch of Chekhov.The Academy Players of Fairfield University will present Aaron Posner’s “Life Sucks,” a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic “Uncle Vanya,” in four performances Sept. 20 through 23.Each ...

  5. Westport Police: Bridgeport Man Charged In Domestic Dispute

    Westport Police: Bridgeport Man Charged In Domestic Dispute

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who allegedly threw a woman to the ground during an argument Friday was arrested, police said.Bryan Sanchez-Castillo, 29, of Dayton Road, was charged with third-degree assault, breach of peace and interfering with an emergency call, police said.Around 8 p.m., Westport officers were dispatched on a report of a domestic dispute in a Westport roadway, ...

  6. Fairfield Police: L.I. Man Calls 911 To Report He Shouldn't Be Driving

    Fairfield Police: L.I. Man Calls 911 To Report He Shouldn't Be Driving

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Long Island motorist who called 911 to report he shouldn’t be driving was arrested on a drug charge Friday when officers called to assist him found more than four ounces of pot in his truck, police said.Donald Liss, 56, of St. Johnland Road, Kings Park, N.Y., was charged with possession of a controlled substance or more than a half-ounce of cannabis, police ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Woman Charged In Four-Car Crash

    Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Woman Charged In Four-Car Crash

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport woman was arrested Friday after she caused a four-car crash near the Bridgeport/Fairfield border, police said.Erica Haba, 54, of Midland Street, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and following too close after the 11 a.m. pileup at the intersection of Black Rock Turnpike and Commerce Street, police said.Haba was traveling ...

  8. Fairfield Teen Drowning Victim Identified; GoFundMe Started For Family

    Fairfield Teen Drowning Victim Identified; GoFundMe Started For Family

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Police have identified the teen who drowned in Perry’s Mill Pond on Saturday as 17-year-old Nagee Crowder of Fairfield.Crowder was a senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.His body was pulled from about 15 feet of water at about 7 p.m. by divers and transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Resuscitative efforts continued until 8:10 p.m., ...

  9. Police: Fairfield Heating Co. Owner Stole Natural Gas For His Own Home

    Police: Fairfield Heating Co. Owner Stole Natural Gas For His Own Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The president of a Post Road heating and plumbing business was arrested Thursday on charges of using dangerous, illegal lines to steal thousands of dollars worth of natural gas after Southern Connecticut Gas Co. shut off his home’s line for failure to pay outstanding bills, police said.Todd Flanagan, 45, of High Meadow Road, Southport, was charged with first-degree ...

  10. Police: Fairfield U. Student Reports Groping By Stranger Who Offered Ride

    Police: Fairfield U. Student Reports Groping By Stranger Who Offered Ride

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 19-year-old Fairfield University student reported he was sexually assaulted by a man who offered him a ride to campus late Saturday night, police said.The student said he was walking on the Post Road downtown around 11:30 p.m. when a man in a gray, two-door convertible asked if he needed a ride.When the car got to Barlow Road, the suspect put his hand on the ...

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