Daily Blotter – Feb. 4

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Christmas Grinch Caught

The woman accused of ripping off a Milford Hospital Christmas raffle has been found, according to police.  Deborah Monroe, 45, has been charged with larceny for the crime on Dec. 4, 2008.  It was caught on surveillance cameras. Police said Monroe admitted to stealing $300 in toys from the charity raffle.  A tipster helped police track her down.

Squeegee Attack

A Bridgeport woman was attacked by a man with a squeegee, according to police. The woman was hit in the back with the rod of the squeegee in the parking lot of a North Avenue bank on Sunday, according to the Connecticut Post. A male reportedly exited a minivan and started hitting her. He was speaking Portuguese, police said.

Murder Suspect Back in Connecticut

The accused shooter in the killing of a University of Connecticut student in New Haven has been returned from Florida to face felony murder and robbery charges.  New Haven police brought Nicholas Newton back to the city Tuesday night. He is one of three men charged in the killing of Vladimir Voinov, 21, last August.  Police say Voinov was selling marijuana when he was killed in a robbery attempt by his prospective buyers.  Read more here.

Sailor Sentenced

A former Navy sailor could spend up to 10 years in prison for downloading child porn to a computer at the submarine base in Groton.  Christopher Allen, 24, of House of Golden, Colo., pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Hartford federal court to one count of possessing child porn.  Navy investigators found more than 10 images of children younger than 12 engaged in sex acts when they searched a desktop computer in House's barracks in July 2006.  Allen is set to be sentenced April 28.  He also faces a fine of up to $250,000.

Subtracted Sentence For Former Accountant

A former Ridgefield accountant who helped in the convictions of two former New York City detectives is headed to prison for a year. Stephen Corso stole more than $5 million from his clients.  Authorities said they were willing to give Corso a lenient sentence because he risked his life as a government informant to convict the detectives of carrying out mob hits.

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