In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: August 18

To help keep you informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates.

Alarming Arrest

Police say a Norwalk man showed interest in committing a mass shooting in a Facebook post. They arrested 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol on Thursday. Police and the FBI seized multiple weapons, large magazines, and tactical gear from Wagshol's home. Wagshol is a student at CCSU and has been suspended and banned from campus, according to school officials. For more on the charges he's facing, click here.

A Norwalk man was arrested after he showed interest in committing a mass shooting in a Facebook post, according to police.

Campground Concerns

The state has closed two campgrounds indefinitely over concerns about Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The campgrounds are in Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, where several mosquitoes infected with EEE have been trapped. See more on what the closures mean for campers here.

The state has closed two campgrounds at Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown after mosquitoes infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis were trapped there.

Hands Up!

Darien police released video this week of the moment they stopped Yankees general manager Brian Cashman at gunpoint. The confrontation came after police responding to a report of a man with a gun who had been seen driving a white Jeep spotted Cashman’s vehicle — which incorrectly was still listed as stolen despite having been recovered by New York police days earlier. To see what happened during the traffic stop, click here.

Rattled in Glastonbury

Glastonbury's animal control officer was called to a home on Mountainview Road on Tuesday to remove two timber rattlesnakes from a yard. The timber rattlesnake is one of two venomous species of snake native to Connecticut. The snakes were relocated. For more on the timber rattlesnake, click here.

Animal control officers relocated two Timber Rattlesnakes found in a yard in Glastonbury.

Kindergarten Cops

A group of young children who witnessed a motorcyclist flee the scene of a crash on Tuesday wanted to do their part to help police catch the man. They each used crayons to draw sketches of the man, complete with descriptions like "hands," "shirt," and "blood." Police posted the drawings on Facebook and say they have sparked interest in the case from the public. See more on the drawings here.

A group of children in Berlin witnessed an accident and then a motorcyclist flee the scene, so they drew sketches to help police find the suspect.
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