Stamford Police Department

  • Agency: Stamford Police Department
  • Address: 805 Bedford Street, Stamford, 06901 CT
  • Chief: B Larrabee (Chief of Police)
Phone: (203) 977-4444
Fax: (203) 977-5584
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Stamford Police Department is located at 805 Bedford Street, Stamford, 06901 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is B Larrabee. The Stamford Police Department phone number is (203) 977-4444.

Stamford Police Department News

SPD's own Officer Brandon Brown, who is also a Staff Sergeant and active member of the Army National Guard, participated in a Veterans Day recognition event at Apples Pre-School in Stamford. The students were thrilled to meet Staff Sergeant Brown and learn about why our military personnel and veterans are so important to us. The SPD is thankful for all who have served.

STAMFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE “Rookie Cop Nabs Burglar” On Thursday November 8th, at approximately 11pm, Officer Eric Cooper began to check the Parc Grove Apartments which are located at 180 Broad Street. Officer Cooper initiated this patrol as a result of numerous previous reports of suspicious activity and resident complaints of a peeping tom. A woman that was walking her dog alerted Officer Cooper to a suspicious male that was seen in the courtyard. This male was approached and officers began to investigate what he was doing in the area. The male, who was later identified as Phillip Mayo, DOB 5/20/73, initially gave the officers an incorrect name and also claimed to be a resident of the building. Officers determined that he did not live in the building and he was arrested for Criminal Trespass and Interfering with a Police Investigation. The Bureau of Criminal Investigations was notified of the arrest and began to determine if Mayo was the suspect that was involved in numerous incidents in this area. As a result of the combined investigative efforts, Investigator Damein Rosa submitted an arrest warrant for Mayo for an incident that occurred at this same building on 12/14/2017. On that date, Mayo entered an apartment where he encountered two women inside. Mayo fled from the residence once he was discovered. Officers did not identify Mayo until this latest arrest. The arrest warrant related to the 12/14/2017 incident was granted and Mayo was additionally charged with Burglary 2nd degree, Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, and Breach of Peace 2nd degree. Mayo is currently held on $325,000 bond. Investigators suspect that Mayo committed other like crimes in Stamford and they are working to develop those cases. If anyone has any information related to Phillip Mayo that would assist in these investigations they should call Investigator Damein Rosa at 203-977-4421. Captain Richard Conklin Lieutenant Thomas Scanlon tscanlon@stamfordct.gov 203-977-4060

PRESS RELEASE Swastikas Found in Downtown Stamford November 8, 2018 Stamford, CT – At approximately 7:30 AM Stamford Police responded to the Ferguson Library at 96 Broad Street on report of a swastika drawn on the sidewalk. We received two additional reports of similar drawings in front of 285 Bedford Street and 11 Forest Street. The drawings were done in chalk and written under the swastikas was the message “Good Luck”. All three acts of vandalism appear similar. The Stamford Police Department as well as the Stamford Community is outraged at this act of intolerance and hate. An act of ignorance and hate aimed at any segment of our society is aimed at us all. The Stamford Police Department will leave no stone unturned and will bring all our resources to bear in identifying the person responsible for this cowardly act. The Stamford Police Department is currently searching through surveillance video from the downtown area. A subject, as of now unidentified, is seen in the area at about 3:30 AM. We are working tirelessly to identify this person. The United Jewish Federation along with the Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County is sponsoring the Schoke JFS Annual Saul Cohen Lecture this evening at the Ferguson Library. We have no information that the acts of vandalism were directed at this lecture; however, the Stamford Police Department takes the safety and security of our community very seriously. We will put all our assets in place this evening to make sure the venue and those in attendance are safe and secure. If you have any information on the identity of the subject in this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Stamford Police at (203) 977-4444; calls can be kept confidential. -Lt. Michael A. Noto

*** WANTED ** WANTED *** The Stamford Police Department is looking for your assistance in locating Ricardo Horton, a white male, 24 years old, 150 pounds, brown hair and tattoos on his left arm. The Stamford Police Department currently holds two arrest warrants for various charges on Horton. He is known the frequent the eastside of Stamford and Greenwich, CT. If you have seen or have information on the whereabouts of Ricardo Horton please contact the Stamford Police Department at (203) 977-4444. If anyone has additional information regarding Ricardo Horton please contact Officer David O’Meara at (203) 977-4639. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND HIM ON YOUR OWN. All calls will be kept confidential.

PRESS RELEASE Fugitive Caught In Stamford November 6, 2018 Stamford, CT – Stamford Police received information that an escapee from a Department of Correction halfway house was hiding out in Stamford at a residence on Myano Lane. Officers secured the location on Myano Lane and made contact with a woman at the residence; she initially denied that Christopher J. Williams was inside the residence. However, as Officers were engaged with the woman at the front of the residence, Christopher J. Williams attempted to flee out of the rear of the residence. He was immediately met by Stamford Police Officers who had secured the area and he was taken into custody after a minor struggle. Thankfully no one, including the suspect, suffered any injuries. Christopher J. Williams was taken into custody and charged with Interfering with Police stemming from the struggle at the residence and was released into the custody of the Connecticut State Police to be remanded back to the Department of Correction. The underlying charge for the initial incarceration was Robbery. The Stamford Police Department would like to commend Sgt. Christopher Petrizzi, Officers Robert Bulman, James Comstock, Erik Soderholm, Ramon Gipson, Kelli Reynolds and Steve Estabrook on their fantastic police work. Apprehending an escapee is always a dangerous proposition and they used their experience to their advantage and took a dangerous felon off the streets. The Stamford Police Department would also like to thank the concerned Citizen who provided the information. It is not possible for us to do our jobs effectively without the cooperation of the community. Lt. Michael A. Noto Squad A Patrol Division

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The Stamford Police Department is seeking assistance with identifying two robbery suspects of a strong arm robbery that occurred on 9/17/2018 at approx. 13:35 am at 695 Pacific Street. 18-0917-0001.

Congratulations to Officer Lindsey Yanicky who was honored at the AAA Northeast Luncheon in Bridgeport today. Off. Yanicky was one of several area officers who were recognized as a Traffic Safety Hero. She was nominated for her work in traffic enforcement with an emphasis on pedestrian safety.

Congratulations of Officer Silas Redd for receiving a Community Policy Award today at the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Haven. See Press Release below for more information. PRESS RELEASE: CONNECTICUT U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE CELEBRATES COMMUNITY POLICING AWARDS New Haven – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut hosted a Community Policing Awards Ceremony this afternoon that recognized 15 law enforcement officers and community members from cities and towns across the state. “Today we honor the very best in community policing in Connecticut,” said U.S. Attorney John H. Durham. “These deserving law enforcement officers understand that community policing is an effective way to prevent crime, solve neighborhood problems and keep our cities and towns safe and secure. They know that it is critically important to engage with members of the community in positive, friendly and constructive ways, long before a call for service. My sincere congratulations to each of these award recipients. I thank them for their invaluable work, which continues to strengthen the communities they serve. Below is a list of the award winners and the nominations submitted on their behalf. Photos of today’s ceremony are available on the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/usaoct). CONTACT: Tom Carson Public Information Office (203) 821-3722 (203) 996-1393 (cell)

Friendly Reminder The Stamford Police Department would like to give everyone a friendly reminder to drive with an abundance of care when near our community’s schools or when you see a stopped school bus. When dropping your children off at school or picking them up please be aware of other kids around the school. Everyone has extracurricular activities going on after school so let’s make sure everyone gets to their destination safely. -Lt. Michael A. Noto

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DATE CHANGE KIDZFEST TOUCH A TRUCK & MORE! DATE CHANGED TO SUNDAY FROM 10AM-3PM!! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!!! Due to extreme weather forecasted on Saturday-- KIDZFEST TOUCH A TRUCK & MORE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY FROM 10:00a-3:00p! ALL OF THE SAME TRUCKS (lots of them!), ACTIVITIES (face painting, crafts, coloring), GAMES & PRIZES, CHARACTERS(spongebob, daffy duck, pink panther, ducks, cats, Storm the Sound Tiger, the easter bunny, Elmo and more!) MUSIC (Star 95.9 the Fox, John Voket the master DJ), FOOD (Mestezo Grill!) AND DANCING WILL TAKE PLACE!!!! THE EAGLE 3 HELICOPTER WILL BE THERE FROM 10-1130!!! PERFECT FAMILY FUN EVENT!!!! $5 PER PERSON! PLEASE SHARE THIS POST AND HELP US LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THE DATE CHANGE!! FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

See below for a suspect wanted for illegal dumping on Fahey St on October 20, 2018 at approximately 3:30 pm. He appears to be a W/M approximately 5’10’ and 170 to 190 lbs. He was operating a Chevy SUV, dark green or grey. Please call the Property Crime Unit at 203 977 4407 with any information.

The suspect seen below is wanted for illegal dumping on Fahey St on October 20, 2018 at approximately 3:30 pm. He appears to be a W/M approximately 5’10’ and 170 to 190 lbs. He was operating a Chevy SUV, dark green or grey. Please call the Property Crime Unit at 203 977 4407 with any information.

PRESS RELEASE On October 16, 2018, a full term newborn baby boy was discovered at a Stamford recycling center. Investigators from Stamford Major Crimes are actively working this case and have reached out to law enforcement partners in neighboring states for assistance. In addition, the State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is completing the forensic analysis related to this case. An autopsy with preliminary findings was completed and numerous forensic tests are still in progress. At this point in the investigation, the child can only be described as a white or hispanic male. No determination has been made as to whether the child was stillborn or died after birth. Investigators have ruled out the possibility that the child came from the material that originated in Nassau County, NY, or Andover, MA. Investigators are now focusing their efforts on the material that was delivered by a company that services Westchester County, NY, including Danbury and Ridgefield, CT, and from local material delivered from lower Fairfield County, CT, to include Stamford, Westport, and Norwalk. The majority of the material that was processed on the morning of October 16, 2018, is known to have come from commercial properties/dumpsters. The Stamford Police Department is urging for anyone with information to contact SPD Major Crimes at 203-977-4420. All calls will be kept confidential. Cpt. Richard Conklin Lt. Thomas Scanlon tscanlon@stamfordct.gov 203-977-4060

The Stamford Police Department was proud to attend the annual Trunk or Treat event at Optimus Health Care today . The event was open to the public in which Optimus gave out flu shots and other health related services for the community . The Stamford Police were joined by several other agencies and volunteers who decorated their trunks with Halloween festive items and handed out candy to the children. The event was well attended by over 100 children and parents. I would like to thank Lt Derubeis, Sgt Pinto and Ofc Guilford for their efforts and outreach to the Stamford community today and their presence was appreciate by the children. Capt Diedrich Hohn District 2 Commander

The next Medication Turn In event is on Saturday, Oct 27th 10 am – 2pm at Police Headquarters located at 805Bedford Street. Details below and on attached flyers in English and Spanish. *Disposing of unwanted medications continues to be a simple but important way to help reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse!

There will be a physical agility given in Stamford on November 4th. You need to receive your C.H.I.P. card BEFORE you apply to take the Entry level exam. Go to WWW.ICHIPTEST.COM or www.PoliceApp.com for more information. https://youtu.be/KnMBrG1tzfQ

STAMFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE This morning at 0839 am, an employee of City Carting contacted the Stamford 911 Communication Center and described that a baby was discovered while they were processing materials. Stamford Police, Fire and EMS responded to 61 Taylor Reed Place and confirmed that the child was deceased. The child appeared to be a full term newborn boy. Stamford Major Crime and Crime Scene investigators responded to the scene and are currently conducting an investigation. A team from The State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene and is assisting in this investigation. Investigators are attempting to determine the origin of the recyclables that were processed this morning. At this point, investigators have established that material was dropped off from companies that operate in the following areas: Stamford, CT; Greenwich, CT; Somers, NY; Oyster Bay area of Long Island, NY; and Andover, MA. The Stamford Police Department is urging for anyone with information to contact SPD Major Crimes at 203-977-4420. All calls will be kept confidential. Cpt. Richard Conklin Lt. Thomas Scanlon tscanlon@stamfordct.gov 203-977-4060

Today Stamford Police Officers participated in the 25th annual Hispanic Wellness Fair at the Deloitte and Touche building. The event was well attended which had over 80 booths and medical services with information was provided. Ofc Molina and Smarthe attended and manned a booth at this event and it was one of the busiest booths with well-wishers and questions about the Police Department. The Officers handed out police related items and answered all of the community’s questions and concerns. The Stamford Police Department utilizes several Officers from within our ranks to be part of the Community Relations Unit and their work pays off dividends for the Police and the community. I would also like to thank Ofc Adriana Molina for her continued involvement acting as a Liaison to the Latin community. Ofc Molina understands the problems and concerns of the Latin community and she is always willing and able to provide great advice or offer services which our out there for people in need. We are grateful for her service. Capt Diedrich Hohn District 2 Commander

STAMFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE Parking Violation Leads to Gun Arrest Stamford, CT – On Friday October 12th and at 11:15 pm Stamford Police Officers Ryan Lee and Robert Bossone were handling a loud noise complaint on Woodland Avenue when they observed an illegally parked vehicle near 34 Woodland Avenue with a male occupant in the operators seat apparently sleeping. Officers were able to wake up the sole occupant after banging on the windows to the vehicle. Upon seeing the Officers the occupant started to move an object under the driver’s seat. The Officers ordered the occupant out of the vehicle at which point a strong odor of marijuana was detected by the Officers. The occupant was identified as 19 Y/O Andy Jahvaughn Lee of 1 Harriet Street, Norwalk, CT and quickly became combative with the Officers with Jahvaughn Lee attempting to strike Officer Lee. The suspect then attempted to flee at which point he was quickly captured after a short foot pursuit. Officers recovered from the vehicle a loaded 9MM High-Point handgun. Jahvaughn Lee was charged with Possession of a gun without a permit, Weapons in the motor vehicle and Interfering with Police. He is scheduled to appear in court on October 26, 2018 and was released on a $10,000.00 bond. The Stamford Police Department is extremely proud of the actions of Officer Ryan Lee and Robert Bossone. Their proactive police work removed another gun off the streets of Stamford and possibly prevented more needless gun violence. This is another example of the risks the Stamford Police Officers are up against every day. We are all lucky that these Officers were vigilant in quickly recognizing a dangerous situation and rectifying it in a safe manner. The Stamford Police Department would like to recognize Ofc Lee and Bossone’s actions last night and their work every day to make the South End neighborhood and the City of Stamford safer. If you should have any information about illegal guns please reach out to the Stamford Police Crime and Gun Stoppers hotline at (203) 977-TIPS. All calls are anonymous. Capt Diedrich Hohn Commander District 2 Lt. Michael A. Noto Patrol A Lieutenant