Daily Blotter – Feb. 3

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Former Security Guard Accused of Hate Crimes

A former security guard for Colt Manufacturing in West Hartford has been accused scrawling swastikas on office desks and attempting to steal a rifle and laptop computer.

Edward Moreno, 41, was arrested in December and fired. He has applied for accelerated rehabilitation.

Drive Hits Bus, Flees, Police Said

A driver apparently trying to get away from state police made a getaway right into the back of a school bus and is now wanted by Hartford Police too.

Around 7 a.m., the driver of a Ford Taurus hit a bus at Capitol Avenue and Forest Street and fled on Interstate 84 proceeding and Broad Street and Capitol Avenue before State Police stopped the chase, police said. A 10-year-old boy suffered lower back injuries during the crash and was treated at St. Francis Hospital, police said.

The driver abandoned the car on Forest Street near Hartford Public High School, police said. 

Man Accused of Murder, International Manhunt in Court

The man at the center of an Enfield murder was in court Tuesday. Darryl Crenshaw faces kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the death of Ashley Peoples, 22. Her body was found in Crenshaw's apartment last August.  Crenshaw was found in Mexico after a tip on America's Most Wanted. 

Office Gets Probation For Soliciting Prostitute

Officer Sam Streater, a 17-year-veteran New Haven police officer arrested last year for soliciting a prostitute has been granted a form of probation that will leave him without a criminal record if he stays out of trouble. A Superior Court judge last month approved an application for accelerated rehabilitation, a program reserved for first-time, nonviolent offenders.

Authorities say Streater was caught with a suspected prostitute last September, not long after police completed a prostitution sting in the neighborhood. He was suspended without pay for two weeks in November.

Scheming Accountant Faces Sentencing

A Ridgefield accountant who stole more than $5 million from his clients faces sentencing Tuesday afternoon in Bridgeport federal court. Stephen Corso said he used the money to finance a life of what he called "girlfriends, jewelry and going out."  Corso was also an FBI informant who testified against two former New York City detectives convicted of carrying out hits for the mob.

Autopsy to be Performed on Baby

The state medical examiner will perform an autopsy Tuesday on an 11-day-old baby boy who died Sunday in Hartford, the Hartford Courant reports.  The baby was found unresponsive at an apartment at 458 Barbour St.  The incident is being investigated as an untimely death.

Woman Calls From Closet During Home Invasion

New Haven police are investigating a home invasion at an apartment complex on Farnham Avenue, the New Haven Register reports.  A woman called police from a closet in the apartment Monday and said a man with a knife had entered her unit and forced her into the closet, according to police. 

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