Daily Blotter – Mar. 5

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Missing Money

Somebody has apparently made off with cash and checks from an office in Bridgeport City Hall. Police are investigating the theft of a bank deposit bag from the treasurer's office on Tuesday afternoon. Officials aren't saying how much was taken.

Avon Officer On The Wrong Side of the Law

Avon police arrested one of their own. Lt. Ron Welch is charged with fourth-degree sexual assault stemming from an incident about a month ago. The police department and the Hartford state attorney's office conducted an investigation into a complaint against Welch. Avon Police Chief Mark Rinaldo said he has also launched an internal investigation that will likely continue for several weeks. Welch has been released from jail on bond.

Bronx Man Charged With Murder in Bridgeport

A New York man is charged with murder, accused of gunning down his former girlfriend and her friend in a car parked on a Bridgeport street. Sheldon Reynolds is accused of stalking Debbie Brown for months before shooting her and Desmond McFarland, 4,. Police said they found a completed application for a restraining order against Reynolds in Brown's blood-stained purse. Her friends told police she left a possessive relationship with Reynolds last summer and wanted to start a new life. Reynolds is due back in court March 17.

Darien High School Delayed for Bomb Threat

An Internet posting delayed the start of high school in Darien Thursday.

The Purdue University Police Department in West Lafayette, Ind. contacted the Darien Police Department about the possibility of a bomb threat for Darien High School and school was delayed 90 minutes.

No threat was made to the high school, but the Darien Police Department and the board of education searched the campus, police said. The building is secured but police will remain there for the day, police said.

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