• Derby January 17, 2023 9:48 am

    Man Accused of Assaulting Derby Police Officer in Custody After Escape: Officials

    U.S. marshals have apprehended a man who is accused of assaulting a Derby police officer at Griffin Hospital and escaping from police custody earlier this month. Felix Rodriguez was brought to Griffin Hospital while in police custody on Jan. 5 for firearms offenses after asking for medical care, according to U.S. marshals. While he was receiving medical care, Rodriguez...

  • Derby December 26, 2022 6:24 pm

    Victim of Derby Hit-and-Run Has Died: Police

    The man who was hit while crossing Division Street in Derby nearly two weeks ago has died, according to police. Police identified the victim Monday as 61-year-old John Jepson. Jepson was crossing Division Street near the railroad crossing around 9:20 p.m. December 15 when he was hit by a car that took off. Police said Jepson died at Bridgeport Hospital…

  • Derby December 17, 2022 9:34 am

    Police Identify Suspect, Seize Vehicle in Connection to Derby Hit-and-Run

    Police have identified a suspect and seized a vehicle in connection to a hit-and-run in Derby earlier this week. Investigators said a vehicle hit a pedestrian on Division Street near the railroad crossing around 9:20 p.m. on Thursday. The driver then took off. The person who was hit was taken to the hospital where authorities said he remains in critical…

  • Derby December 17, 2022 9:30 am

    Derby Police Search For Hit-and-Run Driver

    Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and critically injured a pedestrian in Derby Thursday night. It happened around 9:20 p.m. on Division Street near the railroad crossing, according to police. The driver took off, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Police believe the vehicle was…

  • Derby November 10, 2022 10:51 pm

    Oxford Teen Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Derby

    A 16-year-old from Oxford has died after a motorcycle crash in Derby Wednesday night. The crash happened on Seymour Avenue. Police said witness accounts, video surveillance and evidence revealed that the teen was operating the motorcycle in a reckless manner and was thrown from it after losing control. They said he sustained significant injuries and was taken to Griffin Hospital,…

  • Ansonia January 11, 2023 11:38 am

    81-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit by Van in Ansonia, Dragged Into Derby: Police

    An 81-year-old was hit by a van and dragged for several hundred feet in Ansonia Friday night, according to police. The cargo van struck the person at the intersection of Division Street and Rufus Street and then dragged onto Seymour Avenue in Derby before the van stopped, police said. The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. Friday. The 81-year-old victim was…

  • Derby October 29, 2022 12:02 am

    CT Alderman Says He Attended Jan. 6 Rally, Entered Capitol

    NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned a CT resident was inside the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 and months later, he was elected Derby alderman.

  • Jan 6 riot October 28, 2022 6:36 pm

    CT Alderman Says He Attended Jan. 6 Rally, Entered Capitol

    NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned a CT resident was inside the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 and months later, he was elected Derby alderman.

  • Jan 6 riot October 29, 2022 12:00 am

    NBC CT EXCLUSIVE: CT Alderman Says He Attended Jan. 6 Rally, Entered Capitol

    NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned a CT resident was inside the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 and months later, he was elected Derby alderman. We spoke with Gino DiGiovanni Jr., 41, after a board meeting on Oct. 13, 2022. We showed DiGiovanni photos and screen grabs from Jan. 6, obtained by NBC Connecticut. He has not been charged or arrested in connection…

  • Derby October 26, 2022 7:05 pm

    Derby Officer Was Justified for Firing at Car in Ansonia: Officials

    Following a lengthy investigation, the Office of Inspector General has determined that the Derby officer who shot a person firing at a passing car in Ansonia was justified in his actions. The incident happened in April 2021 near the Derby line. The officer shot the man in the leg, according to police. Police said a patrol officer was at a…

  • Derby October 24, 2022 9:41 am

    Derby High School Dismissing Early Due to Electrical Issue

    Derby High School and the preschool within the school are dismissing early on Monday due to an electrical issue. District officials said earlier in the morning, there was an odor in the school that turned out to be an electrical issue. According to the district, the students were initially evacuated, but are now going home for the day. The preschool…

  • Derby September 12, 2022 5:31 am

    Firefighter Injured After Getting Attacked by a Dog While Battling House Fire in Derby: FD

    A firefighter was taken to the hospital with injuries after officials said they were attacked by a dog while battling a house fire in Derby on Sunday. Fire crews were called to a reported fire on Spring Street around 5:47 a.m. When crews arrived, they said they found a working fire in the third floor of an occupied multi-family home….

  • Derby September 7, 2022 3:22 pm

    Police Investigate Stabbing on Derby Green

    A 28-year-old man was stabbed several times on the Derby Green Tuesday evening, according to police. Officers responded to the green around 6:40 p.m. and found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper body and neck. He was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital where he underwent surgery, police said. This victim is in stable condition, they…

  • Derby August 26, 2022 12:00 pm

    Man Found Dead in Derby Apartment ID'd as Jeffrey Epstein Mentor Steven Hoffenberg

    Connecticut authorities had been working to confirm that convicted Ponzi schemer and Jeffrey Epstein mentor Steven Hoffenberg was the person found dead in an apartment in Derby Tuesday, according to the Associated Press and police said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has now identified him as the 77-year-old Hoffenberg. On Friday morning, Derby police said the office of…

  • Derby August 26, 2022 6:16 am

    Former Epstein Mentor Found Dead in Derby: Police

    Police believe a man found dead in an apartment in Derby this week is Steven Hoffenberg, mentor to Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Jeffrey Epstein August 26, 2022 6:17 am

    Police Believe Man Found Dead in Derby Was Jeffrey Epstein Mentor Steven Hoffenberg

    Connecticut authorities were working Thursday to confirm that convicted Ponzi schemer and Jeffrey Epstein mentor Steven Hoffenberg was the person found dead in an apartment in Derby earlier this week. Lt. Justin Stanko, of Derby police, said evidence at the scene — including a car, cell phone and a medical record — all pointed to the person being Hoffenberg. But…

  • Derby August 25, 2022 7:59 pm

    Man Found Dead in Derby Home

    Police are investigating the death of a man found in a home in Derby on Tuesday.

  • Derby August 25, 2022 5:24 pm

    Police Investigating Death of Man Found in Derby Home Tuesday

    Police are discovering the death of a man found in a home Tuesday night. Officers responded to a home at 201 Mount Pleasant Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday to conduct a welfare check. When they arrived, they found the body of a man in a state which didn’t allow them to make a positive identification, according to police. The body…

  • Derby July 14, 2022 3:49 pm

    Dog Found Shot in Derby Finds Forever Home With Family of Officers

    A German Shepherd that was allegedly shot by his owners earlier this year is now living with a new, loving family and doing very well. The dog, named Sheriff, was taken into the city of Derby’s custody in May after being found at the Derby Picnic Grove on Nutmeg Avenue in April. According to officials, owners 28-year-old Stranja Perrin...

  • Derby May 29, 2022 12:07 pm

    Dog Found Shot in Derby Now in Animal Control's Full Care

    A German shepherd that was allegedly shot by its owners earlier this year is now in the city of Derby’s custody. According to the Derby Police Department, Shelton/Derby Animal Control will now be able to move forward with long-term arrangements and continued long-term care for Thunda. Thunda was found shot in Derby at the Derby Picnic Grove on Nutmeg...

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