Prostitution Sting Busts Seven; $1 Million Phone Scam; Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Construction Vehicle; Skateboarders Robbed at Gunpoint

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HAMDEN – A sting operation led by the New Haven Police Department brought down an alleged prostitution ring this week.

Police arrested seven individuals – five women and two men – on June 8 in connection with the alleged prostitution ring.

"In each case, the subject, who was walking the street, agreed to perform a sex act in exchange for money," said Lt. Jeff Hoffman, who is in charge of the city’s Street Interdiction Unit.

You can read the full report by clicking here.

MILFORD – Police are advising residents to be on the look out for a phone scam in which the caller is offering a $1 million prize.

Police learned of the alleged scam this week when an elderly resident reported that a man called her offering the prize, on the condition that she send money over seas to secure the winnings.

Investigators determined this was a fraudulent solicitation that is being reported to law enforcement agencies daily, involving suspected organized criminal groups who usually operate internationally.

"These groups will use phone and Internet searches to obtain telephone numbers of intended victims," police said.

Police offered this advice: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

For more on this incident, and tips to avoid being a scam victim, click here.

STRATFORD – A Bridgeport man was charged with DUI this week after he allegedly drove through a construction site and crashed into a pavement roller on Stratford Avenue.

The driver, who police identified as Girard Moore, 34, nearly drove into a police officer’s cruiser before hitting a series of orange cones and the construction vehicle at 1 a.m. on June 4, according to police. The driver of the paving roller was reportedly taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Click here for the full report.

HAMDEN – Two people cruising Dixwell Avenue on skateboards Thursday afternoon were reportedly robbed at gunpoint.

According to the police report, the suspect demanded valuables from the two victims. They handed over a cell phone and the suspect took off, police said.

Check out the report for more details, including a description of the suspect police are looking for.


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