Cop of the Week
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2018 3:50 pm | Comments (14)
Officer Doug Pearse thought he and his partner still had a “50-50” chance to rescue a suicidal woman at East Rock’s summit. Then she stood up at the precipice of a rock and bent her knees above a deadly drop.
Continue reading ‘Atop East Rock, It Was Life Or Death’
by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (13)
The man ran from the cops, through traffic, to the edge of the bridge. He was out of control. He turned, grabbed a dark object from his waist, pointed it directly at an officer.
“Shoot me!” he cried. “Shoot me!”
Continue reading ‘Cop Does Not Shoot Unarmed Man’
by Paul Bass | Dec 22, 2017 1:05 pm
No single surveillance video led Detectives Mike DeFonzo and Jessica Stone to a serial bank robber. A series of video clips helped point the way.
Continue reading ‘They Followed The Video Crumbs’
by Paul Bass | Dec 1, 2017 1:24 pm
Alex had a story to tell about a guy who was bragging about how he “should have finished” what he “started.” Mike Torre couldn’t wait to hear it.
Continue reading ‘Fire Cop Smokes Out Arsonists’
by Paul Bass | Nov 17, 2017 2:20 pm
Smoke was filling the apartment. The man inside seemed confused about what to do — until Sgt. Yessennia Agosto appeared at his door and declared: “Viste el fuego! Tenemos que salir ahora!”
Continue reading ‘“Fuego!” She Cried’
by Paul Bass | Nov 3, 2017 1:41 pm | Comments (5)
Officer Natalie Crosby was sitting in her parked cruiser at 3:45 a.m. writing a report on an arrest when a call came over the radio: Thieves had just stolen a black 2001 Mercedes Benz ML 430 and a 2016 Nissan Altima from a home on Russell Street.
Continue reading ‘As City Slept, She Shifted Into Gear’
by Paul Bass | Jun 30, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (8)
An already legendary 22-year-old stunt rider involved in controversial mass rides promised to keep doing wheelies and drifts and tire melts with his buddies on asphalt — but no longer on city streets.
Continue reading ‘Daredevil Comes To Terms With The Law’
by Paul Bass | Mar 17, 2017 1:58 pm | Comments (3)
In the post-midnight darkness, five cops walked side by side down Osborn Avenue hunting for a clue, any clue, that could help them find the driver who had killed a motorcyclist and then fled.
Continue reading ‘A Surprise Awaited At Mickey D’s’
by Paul Bass | Dec 16, 2016 3:01 pm | Comments (5)
Officers Bleck Joseph and Marco Correa shot each other a slight nod. The nod meant: There may be a gun in the car. Time to bring out the occupants.
Continue reading ‘On The Beat, Black + Brown = Blue’
by Paul Bass | Dec 2, 2016 3:05 pm | Comments (4)
As usual, it was Jasmine Sanders who suggested an extra lap: Let’s check out that parking lot one last time before ending our shift, she said.
As usual, it was Eric Eisenhard who responded with a shrug: OK, he said. That sounds good.
Continue reading ‘Jazz & E Hit Paydirt’