HAN News, June 6

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski. You can watch it on-demand later or see video below.


Below are some of the stories we are following on Wednesday, July 6:

A 20-year-old New Haven man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the theft of an AR-15 rifle and a bulletproof vest out of a state police cruiser that was parked in Milford back in March.

A 14 year old girl told Fairfield Police she was inappropriately touched by a middle aged man, during the Fireworks being held at Jennings Beach in Fairfield on Saturday.

Ridgefield Fire officials are investigating what could have caused a car to catch on fire Friday morning, July 1, outside the Wooster Hollow Diner on Route 7, as captured in this video.

Connecticut State Police posted a photo of a black bear yesterday that was struck by a motor vehicle on I-84 in New Britain recently. Troopers responded along with DEEP who took the bear.

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality beginning today and lasting through Thursday, July 7.

The hired Trumbull driver who stole a rented car and crashed into a vehicle driven by Town Clerk Suzanne Burr Monaco in February had heroin in his system, Trumbull Police announced last week.

The Connecticut Post reports that a Stratford man’s dance moves got himself arrested after police said he accidentally shot himself in the leg during a holiday weekend party.

Danbury police arrested two men accused to committing sex acts in a local park.

Those driving down Route 110 in Monroe have likely noticed the familiar annual sight of carnival rides being set up across from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department headquarters.

In Trumbull a neighborly dispute lead to a Huntington Turnpike resident turning himself in on a warrant for criminal trespassing in the third degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, and threatening in the second degree.

Thirty bags full of toiletries,  diapers and cleaning supplies were purchased and assembled by the Mission Committee of Talmadge Hill Church of Darien for the Safe Houses of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

For 15 years, sailors from the greater Bridgeport area have participated in one of the oldest and largest independent fundraising regattas on Long Island Sound — the Sail Park City Regatta.