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Stamford Advocate Police News

Norwalk man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two young sisters: ‘I will accept responsibility’
12/07/2021

A 42-year-old Norwalk man charged with sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 12 pleaded guilty, despite a moment of hesitation before accepting culpability.

Student brought ‘suspicious object’ to Stamford school, officials say
12/07/2021

Rogers International School in Stamford was sent into a shelter in place after officials say a student brought a “suspicious object” into the building on Tuesday.

Norwalk man considers plea offer with 15-year prison term for charges of sexual assault of two young girls
11/29/2021

The man is accused of assaulting two girls under the age of 12, and he would be deported if he pleads guilty in the case.

Police: Motorcyclist, 17, seriously hurt in Stamford crash
11/23/2021

A 17-year-old Stamford resident was in critical condition following a major collision on Elm Street on Monday night, police said.

Darien police warn about mail thefts
11/22/2021

Authorities in Darien are warning residents to keep an eye on their mail after recent incidents of thefts of checks being taken from mailboxes.

Officials: Three-car collision in Stamford injures two
11/21/2021

The driver of one vehicle exited just minutes before it was hit, officials said.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stamford’s COVID numbers reach ‘high transmission’ level but still lowest among biggest cities in state
12/08/2021

With her first COVID-19 update, new Mayor Caroline Simmons reports the city is seeing cases rising to high levels as similar increases are reported statewide.

Stamford man faces new gun charges on heels of assault arrest
12/07/2021

A city man already facing multiple felony charges for allegedly pistol whipping a man in an October fight downtown is now facing additional gun charges.

Norwalk man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two young sisters: ‘I will accept responsibility’
12/07/2021

A 42-year-old Norwalk man charged with sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 12 pleaded guilty, despite a moment of hesitation before accepting culpability.

Stamford’s Board of Representatives now 36 Democrats, 4 Republicans; Jeff Curtis elected president
12/07/2021

Members of the board voted 21-19 on Monday to make Rep. Jeff Curtis, D-14, their president and Stamford’s deputy mayor.

Student brought ‘suspicious object’ to Stamford school, officials say
12/07/2021

Rogers International School in Stamford was sent into a shelter in place after officials say a student brought a “suspicious object” into the building on Tuesday.

‘Gratitude tree’ mural at Stamford High meant to help students ‘feel calmer’
12/07/2021

The mural, designed by a local artist, was meant to be a much smaller art piece but grew after students complimented the work.

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Man donates Tesla patrol car to Ohio police department
12/07/2021

“It's just real enjoyable to have people like that in your community, I can't stress that enough,” said Chief Gregg Minichello

Book excerpt: Unwavering Honor
12/07/2021

Ridealong with officer Jim Calams as he responds to calls for help, including this excerpt detailing a shooting on the Black Canyon Freeway in Phoenix, Arizona

Book excerpt: Unwavering Honor
12/07/2021

Ridealong with officer Jim Calams as he responds to calls for help, including this heartwarming excerpt about locating a lost elderly man during the 1994 Northridge earthquake in L.A.

'Never quit, never': An officer's journey from a childhood dream to reality
12/07/2021

Jim Calams always knew he wanted to protect and serve, but his path to policing wasn't easy; perseverance, grit and a never quit mindset led him to achieve his dream

50 states, 50 police heroes: How cops made an impact in 2021
12/07/2021

Law enforcement stepped up through acts of heroism – big and small – to create some good this year

Top 5 LE game changers of 2021
12/07/2021

From the continuing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic to staffing shortages and rising crime, 2021 presented many challenges to policing

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations
09/01/2020

In late 2012, the City of Portland, Oregon began its budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year anticipating a shortfall. The City asked the Fire Bureau to develop its budget using a modified zero-based budget approach, requesting up to 90 percent of current appropriation levels with prioritized add

Labor Board Refuses To Sever Detectives From Sworn Unit
09/01/2020

On October 4, 2019, the St. Petersburg Police Officers’ Association, Inc. (POA) filed a petition seeking to represent a bargaining unit consisting of police detectives employed by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. The detectives are currently represented by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Associa

Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Opinion On Fire Union Meetings
09/01/2020

Firefighters for the Dracut Fire Department in Massachusetts are represented by IAFF Local 2586. Local 2586 holds meetings on a monthly basis. By necessity, these meetings are scheduled during a shift. Prior to 1986, union meetings were held off-site, at bars or in restaurants.In 1986, the parties a

Court Rejects Lawsuit From Deputy Shot By Reserve
09/01/2020

On April 5, 2016, Casey Huepenbecker and Marcus Newell were receiving firearms training at a range operated by the City of Napoleon, Ohio. During a break, Huepenbecker asked for, and received, permission to clean his weapon. Shortly after cleaning the gun, he set it on a picnic table near where othe

ADA Does Not Require Light Duty For Oft-Injured Officer
09/01/2020

Kristal Scott suffered multiple injuries during the time that she was employed as a Detroit police officer. In 2011, she fell down the stairs while on duty responding to a call. On July 13, 2012, during job-required scooter training, she crashed her scooter into a metal barricade at low speed when a

The ‘Not A Sharp Operator’ Defense
09/01/2020

In May 2012 Valent Maxwell, a police officer for the City of Klawock, Alaska, accepted a law enforcement job in Fairview, Montana. He left some belongings in his city-owned apartment in Klawock, sold some, and moved or shipped the rest to Montana. Shortly after starting the new job, however, he quit

Stamford’s COVID numbers reach ‘high transmission’ level but still lowest among biggest cities in state
12/08/2021

With her first COVID-19 update, new Mayor Caroline Simmons reports the city is seeing cases rising to high levels as similar increases are reported statewide.

Stamford man faces new gun charges on heels of assault arrest
12/07/2021

A city man already facing multiple felony charges for allegedly pistol whipping a man in an October fight downtown is now facing additional gun charges.

Norwalk man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two young sisters: ‘I will accept responsibility’
12/07/2021

A 42-year-old Norwalk man charged with sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 12 pleaded guilty, despite a moment of hesitation before accepting culpability.