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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. Thieves Steal Car's Hatchback, Handbag In Southport Parking Lot

    Thieves Steal Car's Hatchback, Handbag In Southport Parking Lot

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman who parked in a Southport parking lot Friday morning came back to find her car’s rear hatchback was missing, Fairfield police said.And she wasn’t alone: A second woman parked in the lot returned to find her passenger window smashed and her purse gone, police said.The first victim parked her car in the Pequot Avenue lot near the Pequot Library around 7:45 a.m., ...

  2. Bills For Bras: Fairfield Police Solve Victoria's Secret Scam

    Bills For Bras: Fairfield Police Solve Victoria's Secret Scam

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s not a secret anymore: Officers who staked out Victoria’s Secret believe they have caught the young men who have been passing counterfeit bills at the downtown lingerie shop since January, Fairfield police said Monday.A store manager called police because she believed one of the culprits was in the store Saturday around 5 p.m., police said.Officers arrived and ...

  3. Bridgeport Man Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Fairfield Eatery

    Bridgeport Man Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Fairfield Eatery

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 56-year-old Bridgeport man dining at Tazza on Friday evening got more than he bargained for when he reached for his wallet — and shot himself in the buttocks, police said.The man, who has a valid carry permit, was eating dinner with family at about 8:30 p.m. when he accidentally discharged the firearm he was carrying, police said.The casing got stuck in the gun and ...

  4. Bridgeport Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Fairfield

    Bridgeport Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man faces several motor vehicle charges after leading officers on a brief chase near Sky Hookah Lounge in February.Officers on patrol near the Kings Highway East lounge on Feb. 18 noticed a grey Nissan Ultima, which has been seen at the hookah lounge many times, drive by with a flat tire around 10:15 a.m. Friday, police said.When the officer tried to stop ...

  5. Bronx Man Who Cashed Bad Check Arrested Two Years Later In Fairfield

    Bronx Man Who Cashed Bad Check Arrested Two Years Later In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police caught up to a Bronx, N.Y. man nearly two years after they say he cashed a fake check from a Fairfield senior home care agency.Kevin Bowles, 21, of Erdman Place, was charged with third-degree larceny and second-degree forgery in the incident, which was first reported on April 22, 2015, police said.Bristol police stopped Bowles on another matter Sunday and ...

  6. Man, 22, Arrested With Loose Pills Outside Fairfield Elementary School

    Man, 22, Arrested With Loose Pills Outside Fairfield Elementary School

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested early Monday when he was found with loose prescription pills after a concerned neighbor called police to report possible drug use and sales near Mill Hill School, police said.A resident called to report several suspicious individuals in a gray truck parked near the school, police said. When officers arrived shortly after 1 a.m., they ...

  7. Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A shoeless Waterbury man was arrested after he tried to carjack a woman and a dental office employee came to her aid, police said.Gerardo Retamar, 37, was charged with criminal attempt to commit robbery involving an occupied vehicle, criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, ...

  8. Fairfield Film Screening, Talk Shines Spotlight On Youth Addiction

    Fairfield Film Screening, Talk Shines Spotlight On Youth Addiction

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — In light of the country’s troubling opioid addiction epidemic, Fairfield University on Monday will hold a film screening and panel discussion, including experts and students living in its Recovery House.“Generation Found” is a documentary that chronicles addiction among youth today and how to support life after addiction. Set in Houston, the film tells the story of ...

  9. This Pizza Joint's A Real Filling Station In Stratford

    This Pizza Joint's A Real Filling Station In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — When Joel Faxon first toured the future site of his new pizzeria, he noticed a big oil spill on the floor — and it wasn’t olive oil.“It was 10W-40,” said the Newtown resident, laughing.Faxon and his partners in PizzaCo, which opened to much fanfare Thursday, located the new eatery in a former Stratford Avenue Shell station that, as near as they can tell, hadn’t see a ...

  10. Gomes Hosts Discussion On Recreational Pot In Bridgeport

    Gomes Hosts Discussion On Recreational Pot In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Sen. Ed Gomes (D-Bridgeport) will host a panel discussion on recreational marijuana on Monday, March 27 at Housatonic Community College. Gomes will be joined by panelists Erik Williams of MINDFUL; Jason Ortiz, policy chair for the Minority Cannabis Business Association; Deepa Camenga, M.D., of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and licensed alcohol drug abuse ...

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