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Saturday, May 2, 2009

05/02/09 The Latest Greenwich Police Reports

This Just In ....

Greenwich, officers agree to settle over military lawsuit
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman

Two years after five Greenwich police officers sued the ... "At this point in time, all I can say is that the settlement conference was ...

Greenwich backpedals on plan to change addresses
Greenwich Time
At that time, it was a matter of when, not if, according to Fox. ... They expect to consult with Tesei, who also serves as the town's police and fire commissioner...

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Friday, May 1, 2009

05/01/09 The Latest Greenweich Police News

The Greenwich Time Reports.....

Cos Cob merchants blast Post Road name change
Greenwich Time
Police Lt. Mark Kordick said it's not that simple. ... public officials were sensitive to property owners' request that the changes be phased in over time. ...
Cos Cob pushes for address change delay
Greenwich Time
Life safety is essential," said First Selectman Peter Tesei, who also serves as the town's police and fire commissioner. At the same time, Tesei said he ...

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Police shoot axe-wielding maniac to free teenage hostage - The Local
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

04/29/09 The Latest Greenwich Police News

The Greenwich Time Reports......

Slideshow: Greenwich educator named US teacher of the year
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Mullen, a retired New York City Police Department captain, teaches special education at The ARCH School, an alternative education branch of Greenwich High school...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

04/28/09 The Latest From Greenwich Police Watch

The Greenwich Time Reports.....

Warm weather brings mess to Greenwich Point
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Greenwich Point also saw heightened police activity Friday morning, ... said one full-time maintenance worker at Greenwich Point was let go recently, ...

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04/28/09 Police Tech In The News

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

04/25/09 Today's Greenwich Police Watch Report

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Friday, April 24, 2009

4/24/09 Greenwich Residents May Have Invested With L.I. man found dead with his family

Financial papers reportedly found in the hotel room led local authorities to contact the FBI.

William Parente was a successful Manhattan lawyer who apparently had a side business lending money at high interest rates -- deals that may have cost investors as much as $20 million.

The revelations about his financial dealings came not long after the 59-year-old tax lawyer fatally beat and asphyxiated his family last weekend in a Baltimore hotel room, then took his own life, leaving few clues behind.

The bodies of William Parente, his wife, Betty Parente, 58, and their daughters, 19-year-old Stephanie and 11-year-old Catherine, were discovered Monday in a hotel north of Baltimore. The couple and their younger daughter were in Maryland to visit Stephanie, a sophomore at Loyola College in Baltimore.

The FBI and New York attorney general are looking into allegations that Parente was in a financial bind and may have owed millions to investors who are only now beginning to suspect they were scammed.

Some Greenwich Residents Wonder If Queens lawyer Bruce Montague's Hands Were 100% Clean In The Matter. Just How Much Did Montague Know Of Te Fraud And Why Didn't He Contact Authorities?

Queens lawyer Bruce Montague, 47, learned Tuesday that two of six checks he recently received from Parente had bounced. The losses from the two checks totaled $245,000. A short time later, Montague began hearing media reports about the deaths of Parente and his family, and he contacted authorities.

Montague declined media interviews, but another law partner, Craig Gardy, said the publicity has prompted several telephone calls to his office from others who suspect they may have been scammed. Drelich said three people quickly came forward saying they lost at least $4 million.

Everyone that calls knows at least another person involved. It's going to keep growing

William Parente's family lived in Garden City, a New York City suburb on Long Island, in a million-dollar house across from a golf course. The family attended St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Garden City, where the funeral will be held Tuesday. Sixth-graders from Garden City Middle School, where Catherine attended, held a candlelight vigil outside the home on Wednesday night following a memorial Mass

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04/23/09 THE GREENWICH SUGAR DADDY CASE: Ohio couple plead not guilty to extortion plot

Photo: Dawn Jessop, 28 of Mansfield, Ohio. Arrested last week for her alleged involvement with her husband Christopher Jessop, 29, in an extortion plot that took $100,000 from a Greenwich man. PHOTO COURTESY of GPD

STAMFORD -- An Ohio couple who allegedly bilked $100,000 from a Greenwich man they met through a "sugar daddy" dating Web site pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of extortion.

Christopher Jessop, 30, and Dawn Jessop, 28, both of Mansfield, Ohio, appeared separately in state Superior Court in Stamford. Both are charged with first-degree larceny by extortion and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny......

.....Police said that Dawn Jessop had already received a substantial amount of money through her online relationship with the Greenwich man, but took it one step further in November 2008 when she demanded money by threatening to expose their online chats and pictures to his family and the community.

The victim's private investigator told police that Dawn Jessop also threatened to expose the victim for patronizing prostitutes, according to the warrant. The Greenwich man complied with her request and later wired more money to Christopher Jessop, who sent an e-mail in January 2009 demanding additional hush money. In total, police said the Jessops extorted $100,000 from the man.

In his online conversations with various women, investigators said the man would refer to women as his "slaves" and they would respond back to him as "master," according to the warrant.

Prior to his contact with the Jessops, police said the victim had repeatedly been extorted by other people. One instance was investigated by Greenwich police in 2007, according to the warrant, while in another instance, the man gave $9,000 to a different woman he met on the site.

Source: http://www.greenwichtime.com/localnews/ci_12212049

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

4/23/09 New details emerge in federal investigation of Byram Pharmacy - Greenwich Time

In a recently unsealed federal affidavit, an FBI agent said that
former Byram Pharmacy owner and pharmacist Joby George sold large
amounts of oxycontin to several Connecticut men without valid
prescriptions, looking the other way as they resold the drugs on the
street and profiting from the cash exchange.

The release of the records outlines a scheme comprising four men who
would provide fraudulent prescriptions to the pharmacy while George
pocketed the cash for the illegal transaction and billed the insurance
company of unassuming customers, according to the affidavit. The
emerging details come seven months after the now defunct pharmacy was
raided by the FBI, leading to George's arrest.

George's lawyer said his client was duped and is only guilty of
insurance fraud.

Court records identify the men involved in the prescription fraud
scheme as Thomas Meyerholz, 39, of 20 Raccio Drive, in Bethany; Bret
Zielanski, 35, of 109 Concord Street, in Hamden; Christopher Beauton,
50, of 20 Raccio Drive, in Bethany; and David Deloughery, 41, of East

Link: http://www.greenwichtime.com/ci_12195095


Who's names did he use to claim for the insurance?

Was it yours?

Doesn't sound right to me, someone's names were on the prescription
along with their insurance info.

So I guess he doesn't know these out of towners that he gave the
oxycontin to, but he's guilty of insurance fraud?

There is much more to this story.

04/23/09 Should The Greenwich Police Department Put Mugshots Up On Twitter?

It’s one thing to see the mugshots of famous people show up on the web but getting busted for anything in Denton could see you show up on Twitter

The Latest High Tech Police Tool:

Denton, Texas Police Use Twitter To Post Mugshots

DentonPolice Twitters recent mugshots. And, my God, are some of them terrific.

A Winning Smile

This 19-year-old pictured above was arrested for drinking an alcoholic beverage. Judging from his smile, it was an Electric Lemonade from T.G.I.Friday’s.

For The Record:

To make it clear this isn’t an official Twitter profile for the Denton police but rather an experiment by an art student as a way to show just how much personal stuff ends up available on the web.

Through some simple scraping of the public information available on the Denton police web site the student creates a Twitter post of the date and time of the arrest, the age of the charged person along with their mugshot posted to TwitPic. I am sure there are some who think this is a pretty cool idea but it also shows just how scary Twitter can be as a publishing platform. Considering just how much personal stuff is available on the web the idea that it could show up on something like Twitter without you even knowing about it should make people just a tad nervous.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

04/22/09 The Raw Greenwich Police Watch: This Just In.....

Protecting The Rich -- SUPRISE !!!! -- Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Moves To Keep Public Information From The Single Family Homeowners Of Greenwich

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04/22/09 Supreme Court Says Greenwich Police Officers Might Actually Have To Start Patroling High Crime Areas In Town In Order To Catch Bad Guys

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

)4/21/09 The Raw Greenwich Police Watch Feed: This Just In,,,,,

Greenwich Police Assist Elderly Injured Man

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Monday, April 20, 2009

April 20,2009 The Raw Greenwich Police News Feed:

The Latest Police News From The Greenwich Time.....

Extra patrols continue
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

04/19/09 The Raw Greenwich Police News Feed

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 18, 2009 The Latest From Greenwich Time Crime Reporter Debra Friedman

The Photo:

Police that wo Cos Cob teenagers are responsible for ripping up two playing fields, one off Loughlin Avenue in Cos Cob and the other at Parkway School in the backcountry

The Headline:

Two Cos Cob Teens The Could Face Up To Five Years In Prison

The Quote:

"To us, the fields are our most important entity in terms of what we provide to the public," said town Parks and Recreation Director Joseph Siciliano.. "The loss is unfortunate to the two young men involved, but also for the users of both of these locations."

The Story:
Just a week after police made their first arrest in a vandalism case, another Cos Cob teenager has been charged for joyriding on town athletic fields -- an act that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage and rendered two fields unusable for the spring sports season.

The 17-year-old boy, who was not identified because of his age, turned himself in to police Wednesday afternoon and was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, police said.

Police last week arrested another 17-year-old Cos Cob boy in connection with the field vandalism. The teen faces the same felony charges......
....The 17-year-old boy charged Wednesday was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Wednesday.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

April 16, 2009 - Instatutional Racism Documented In The Greenwich Police Department

Over Fifty Years Later Institutional Racism In The Greenwich Police Department Still Has A Bitter Sting

Another chapter complete in oral history project

Greenwich Post

.....Eugene Moye, a current Cos Cob resident who was the first African American police officer in town. Born in 1922, Mr. Moye, who moved to Greenwich in 1933 and married his wife Jeanette, a white woman, in the late 1940s, was educated in Greenwich public schools, was a veteran of World War II and later a teacher at Western Junior High School.

Initially unsuccessful at getting a teacher’s job in town, Mr. Moye applied to the police department in late 1950 because he needed a job.

Often times the officers I rode with would not speak. So that was their way of censuring me. Then another guy I rode with did converse with me,” Mr. Moye said of the discrimination he faced there.

“There was one officer who was a pretty decent guy, Hilbert Heberling, a pretty decent guy,” he added. “He said that he was getting tired of people asking him, ‘What is he like?’ Meaning me. Now I’m sure I didn’t come from Mars. I’m sure I was brought up here in the United States.”....

April 17,2009 Iorfino and Corticelli thought they were meeting with a television crime series instead they walked into a roomful of GPD Officers

The Photo:

Officer Pierangelo Corticelli receives congratulations for being a co-winner of this year's Greenwich Lion's Club Clarke Police Award. (Bob Luckey/Greenwich Time photo)

The Headlines:

Police Award Was Chosen By Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg and the Board of Selectmen.

All three selectmen -- First Selectman And
Greenwich Police Commissioner Peter Tesei, Greenwich Police Commissioner Peter Crumbine and Lin Lavery -- attended Thursday's ceremony.

The Quotes:

"It's a great honor, there are so many worthy officers and investigations which are equally deserving," said Detective Pasquale Iorfino, a 22-year police veteran. "We were spending much more time with one another than we were with our families," Detective Pierangelo Corticelli, a 10-year veteran said.

The Reporter:

Frank MacEachern ( frank.maceachern@scni.com or 625-4434)

The Story:

Kissel cops get top honors Greenwich Time

Greenwich Time

Two town police detectives whose investigation resulted in two arrests in the murder case of Andrew Kissel were honored Thursday as the department's top officers for 2008.

Detectives Pasquale Iorfino and Pierangelo Corticelli received the Dr. John A. Clarke Award, an annual honor from the Greenwich Lions Club....

...Leonard Trujillo, 22, of Worcester, Mass., is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. His cousin, Carlos Trujillo, 48, of Bridgeport, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The Trujillos were arrested in March 2008.....

....The Lions Club award is named in honor of Dr. John A. Clarke, a late Greenwich resident who served for years as a medical adviser to Greenwich Police, said Griff Harris, a Lions Club member and chairman of the event. Clarke, who died in 1944, was the first president of the Lions Club in 1923.

The award was first handed out in 1947 and was given to Sgt. William J. Burke....

April 17, 2009 Michael Parrotta Is Really Mad Now That He Is Unable To Post Bail. His Assets Are Tied Up In The Divorce, Which Has Yet To Be Settled

Greenwich stabbing suspect remains in jail

Greenwich Time

A town man accused of stabbing his wife nine times remains in custody after he was unable to post his $1.5 million bond Thursday because of complications from a pending divorce.....

.....A separate hearing on Parrotta's divorce was scheduled in civil court later Thursday afternoon. Russell told Judge referee Martin Nigro that a number of issues were likely to be resolved during that hearing, which Parrotta was scheduled to attend. Russell said he did not know if Parrotta's wife, the victim of the stabbing, would also be present.....

.....Police said Parrotta stabbed his wife in the chest and abdomen with a sharpened screwdriver as she sat in her car on the night of April 2. His wife, who lives separately from Parrotta, had arrived to pick up their son, when her husband leaned in through the car window and began stabbing her.....

Filed Under: Attempted Murder

April 16.2009 Cos Cob man was sentenced to three years probation in federal court Thursday for failing to report $100,000 in cash deposits on his 1040

Cos Cob man gets probation in tax evasion case

Greenwich Time

....Joseph Abbazia, 39, of 3 DeLuca Drive, pleaded guilty in August 2008 to the charge of illegally structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements.

Prosecutors said Abbazia earned income by providing property management services to state residents and then structured the cash deposits in different banks in amounts less than $10,000 to prevent the banks from filing Currency Transaction Reports with the federal government, according to court records. Officials said the crimes took place from 2003-04.....

.....Abbazia was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christopher F. Droney.....

....In addition to probation, Abbazia will also be required to pay a $10,000 fine....

....Abbazia has amended his federal income tax returns for the 2003 and 2004 tax years and paid all back taxes....

Filed Under: White Collar Crime

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009 Fire And EMS has always had a problem with the Cos Cob numbering and has organized to ask the Planning and Zoning to solve the problem

The Photo:

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Maybe Greenwich Emergency Vehicles Should Be Equipped With Multiple GPS Devices When Responding In Cos Cob

The Headline:

First Responders In Cos Cob Can't Find Town Residents Who Are In Trouble.

Starting sometime this summer Planning and Zoning Director Diane Fox plans on renumbering the Cos Cob section of East Putnam Avenue to put it in sync with the rest of the road

The Quote:

"I don't see why the town has chosen now to disrupt small businesses so much," says Joe Cosgrove, owner of Gordon's Gateway to Sports, at 217 East Putnam Avenue in Cos Cob. He fears that GPS units won't be able to locate his place when the change happens

The Reporter:

Nick Keppler

The Story:

Going the Wrong Way

Fairfield Weekly

A Cos Cob resident, who preferred not to be identified, told me of an incident where he started bleeding internally because of a medical condition. He called 911 and, while a police officer arrived on the scene, an ambulance was headed to another part of Greenwich.

Why? He was on East Putnam Avenue and several addresses on that Greenwich road share numbers. East Putnam is part of the massively complicated U.S. Route 1, and the stretch of it in the Cos Cob zip code of Greenwich has its own system of numbering, one that not only duplicates numbers of properties on other parts of East Putnam but is all around zany, says town Planning and Zoning Director Diane Fox.

"The two sides of the road aren't separated by odds and evens, and many Cos Cob residents call it 'Boston Post Road,'" says Fox, which is the old, colonial-era name for Route 1 that still remains for parts of it (in Darien and Milford, for example).

....Rod Aguillion, manager of Arcuri's Pizza & Salad at 226 East Putnam Avenue in Cos Cob, on the other hand, says "actually we've had a problem with the street before; it makes it hard for a delivery business." ......

....Assistant Fire Chief Robert Kick, who says he initiated the renumbering, claims the Greenwich Fire Department has to distinguish between the two East Putnam Avenues on "a weekly basis" and "in instances like a heart attack, every second counts."....

April 16, 2009 - Jack Hornak, director of facility operations at The Nathaniel Witherell Says Security There Is "really good"

Officials review Witherell security following southern shootings
Greenwich Post

Officials at The Nathaniel Witherell are taking steps to make the Parsonage Road nursing home a safer place, following a shooting rampage at a similar facility in North Carolina last month.....

He also referenced a recent Greenwich Police Department report assessing security, which said, “The Nathaniel Witherell complex is above most [security] ...

....Jack Hornak, director of facility operations at Witherell, told board members the Monday after the incident that there are closed-circuit television cameras around the perimeter of the Greenwich building and 23 card access doorways.

“If you’re meant to be here, you can get in,” Mr. Hornak said.

He also referenced a recent Greenwich Police Department report assessing security, which said, “The Nathaniel Witherell complex is above most [security] standards.”

Acknowledging that there could be tweaks here and there, Mr. Hornak said, overall, “our system is really good.” ....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

‎Apr 14, 2009‎ - The Greenwich Millionaire Murder Mystery - Developer death may have been suicide

Lawyer: CT developer death may have been suicide


Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg said police researched the possiblity that Kissel plotted his own death. "We have never ruled it out and never ruled it in" ...

File Under: Murder

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 14.2009 DUI

Timothy Fitzpatrick, 22, of 15 Highview Avenue, was charged with driving while under the influence. He was released on a $250 bond.

Apr 13, 2009‎ - Greenwich Police Department Gets A Thumbs Up

Thumbs up - Thumbs down

Greenwich Time

But a corresponding thumbs up to Greenwich police, who conducted a sting at the above locations and cited 21 drivers for crosswalk violations. ...

Geo Tag: Henry Street, Mill Street

Sunday, April 12, 2009

April 12, 2009 Weapons Charges

Raymond Vega, 31, of 1002 Grand St., Bridgeport, was charged with weapons in a motor vehicle. He was released on a $100 bond.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

‎Apr 10, 2009‎ - GPD Traffic Sting Operation

Greenwich police go undercover to bust crosswalk violators

Greenwich Time

By Debra Friedman

Pedestrians cross at Henry and Mill streets Thursday, where a police sting operation to catch errant drivers led to 25 citations. ...

Geo Tags: Henry Street, Mill Street

Apr 10, 2009‎ - GPD procedure for handing out precious metal

Another sign of today's hard times

Greenwich Citizen

Debra DeLuca works in the general services division of the Greenwich Police Department. She reported a rigorous procedure for handing out precious metal ...

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