Daily Blotter – Dec. 9

Woman Killed When Car, School Bus Collide

A 75-year-old woman was killed when her Ford Taurus and a school bus collided on Riggs Street near Route 67 in Oxford just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Connecticut Post reports that Mary Loh died just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. 

No children were on the bus when the collision happened but the driver suffered minor injuries, police said.

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State officials say a New Canaan man has been charged with food stamp fraud.  Martin Ho, 51, is accused of using the food stamps, while he had access to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The father of five was arraigned Monday.  Ho allegedly controlled the bank account of an energy company and had hundreds of thousands of dollars in two investment accounts at his disposal.  The food stamp program provides supermarket discounts to low-income people and families.

Postal Worker Steals On the Job

A former postal worker from Torrington has pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing mail while on the job.  Eileen Dinto had been accused of stealing cash, gift cards, scratch-off lottery tickets and a money order from mail on her route.  A federal prosecutor says surveillance video showed Dinto opening letters and removing the contents while inside of her postal vehicle.  Last June, investigators confronted Dinto and the prosecutor says she admitted the theft of about $1000 in cash and scratch-off lottery tickets from envelopes.  Dinto is to be sentenced in March and has agreed to make restitution.

Three Dead in Park City

Bridgeport police are investigating two shooting incidents that left three people dead this weekend.  Police say a man and woman sitting in a car on a West Side street were fatally shot Sunday night.  Early Sunday, a 19-year-old Shelton man was gunned down on an East Side street.  The victims of Sunday night's shootings have been identified as Desmond McFarlane, 40, and Debbie Brown, 36.  Police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Jerrell Brown who was found lying on Stratford Avenue outside a variety store.

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