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by Paul Bass | Jun 14, 2013 2:32 pm | Comments (3)
Rain pelted down in the darkness as Milton DeJesus wrestled in a puddle with a felon who refused to let go of his loaded gun.
DeJesus wasn’t in East Haven anymore. Boy was he glad.
by Paul Bass | May 7, 2013 3:26 pm | Comments (5)
Detective Bertram Ettienne had just finished polishing off a plate of bacalao with yuca at Collado Restaurant in the Hill when a murder suspect happened to walk in. Ettienne saw no reason to jump up.
by Paul Bass | Apr 5, 2013 1:47 pm | Comments (2)
Racing to the scene of a teenagers’ brawl, new city cop Ryan Kajtor kept a piece of advice in mind: Don’t act like a robot.
by Paul Bass | Mar 12, 2013 1:47 pm | Comments (3)
On his belt he had a gun. A baton. Mace. But when he suddenly had to wrestle an armed and intoxicated armed 270-pound man in the dark amid oncoming traffic on Route 80, Officer David Totino could use only one weapon: his hands.
by Paul Bass | Mar 6, 2013 1:13 pm | Comments (4)
The state finally had an accused quadruple-murderer before a jury. But the case was crumbling. Until Holly Wasilewski brought a key witness into the room.
by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2013 5:00 pm | Comments (2)
He looked like the killer. A trusted person said he was the killer. Mike Wuchek thought he might be the killer. But he couldn’t be sure.
by Paul Bass | Feb 1, 2013 3:30 pm | Comments (3)
The “batter” was standing at the coffee counter. Officer Jose Escobar Sr. needed to throw him off balance.
by Paul Bass | Jan 18, 2013 3:19 pm | Comments (1)
A murder did not take place on Hamilton Street last weekend.
Thank Carlos Conceicao for that. He lived to tell the tale.
by Paul Bass | Jan 4, 2013 4:00 pm | Comments (2)
Evan stayed up late with Dad watching Kofi Kingston and John Cena wrestle villains on a WWE New Year’s Eve special. Mom was out at work—surprising two real-life up-to-no-goodniks who broke into a liquor store.
by Paul Bass | Nov 9, 2012 4:47 pm | Comments (2)
A quick-footed officer caught the big guy who was allegedly mugging immigrants. Gene Trotman arrived to do what he does best: Talk to everyone and find out what happened.