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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Man Admits To CT Identity Theft, Unemployment Benefit Scheme

    Man Admits To CT Identity Theft, Unemployment Benefit Scheme

    A man has admitted to stealing the identities of people in 38 states - including Connecticut - to obtain unemployment insurance benefits.Illinois resident has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, and is facing up to two years in prison, for fraudulently filing claims with the Connecticut Department of Labor for unemployment benefits in the names of identity theft victims, using ...

  2. Know Them? Police Seek To ID Suspects In Theft At Whole Foods In Westport

    Know Them? Police Seek To ID Suspects In Theft At Whole Foods In Westport

    Do you know them?Police investigators in Westport are attempting to track down two suspects who were implicated in a larceny case at Whole Foods on Post Road West in Fairfield County.The Westport Police Department released photos of two people who were allegedly involved in stealing a wallet from a woman’s purse at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 16. Following the alleged theft, several ...

  3. Area Real Estate Developer Charged In Investment Scheme

    Area Real Estate Developer Charged In Investment Scheme

    A real estate developer is facing up to two decades behind bars for operating an alleged years-long Ponzi scheme that included properties in the Hudson Valley.Michael D’Alessio, 52, has been charged with committing wire fraud in connection to his elaborate scheme to defraud investors in luxury real estate developments in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Westchester and elsewhere.D'Alessio is ...

  4. Longtime Police Chief In Fairfield County Dies Days After Retiring

    Longtime Police Chief In Fairfield County Dies Days After Retiring

    This story has been updated.Less than a week into his retirement, former Ridgefield Police Chief John Roche has died.Roche, who started his career as a patrol officer in Ridgefield in 1980, announced his retirement from the force, effective as of Friday, Aug. 24. He began his career in Ridgefield as a patrol officer after graduating from the Morris County Police Academy in 1979. He also ...

  5. Police Announce Labor Day Weekend Detail Sites, Times

    Police Announce Labor Day Weekend Detail Sites, Times

    As millions of drivers get ready to hit the road to travel around the country for Labor Day Weekend, law enforcement agencies in Connecticut will be ramping up patrols, targeting distracted or impaired drivers.Connecticut State Police troopers issued an alert this week warning that they can expect heavy traffic on the roadways, and local residents should “exercise caution, allow extra ...

  6. Alleged Drug Dealer Apprehended In Fairfield County Bust

    Alleged Drug Dealer Apprehended In Fairfield County Bust

    A weekslong investigation into a man allegedly dealing drugs out of his Fairfield County apartment led to the arrest of a Danbury man who police say was trafficking out of his home.Neil Hannequin was arrested by members of the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division on Tuesday, Aug. 28, following a citizen’s complaint about him selling drugs from his Coalpit Hill ...

  7. Longtime Ridgefield Police Chief Calls It A Career

    Longtime Ridgefield Police Chief Calls It A Career

    One of Ridgefield’s “finest” is calling it a career, as Chief John Roche rides off into the retirement sunset following several decades in law enforcement.Roche, who started his career as a patrol officer in Ridgefield in 1980, announced his retirement from the force, effective as of Friday, Aug. 24. He began his career in Ridgefield as a patrol officer after graduating from the Morris ...

  8. Woman Attempts To Stab Man In Area Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Woman Attempts To Stab Man In Area Domestic Incident, Police Say

    An area woman attempted to stab a man with a steak knife during a domestic dispute, police said.Members of the Milford Police Department were dispatched to an apartment on Broadway shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, where there was a report of a domestic violence incident.Police said that the investigation into the incident led to the arrest of Milford residents Laurie ...

  9. CT Residents Can Now Text To 911

    CT Residents Can Now Text To 911

    Connecticut has introduced new emergency telecommunications to help residents alert police in case of an urgent incident via a text message.Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy announced this week that the state is introducing a new “Text-to-911” system, which will allow residents to send a text message from a cell phone in emergency situations when it’s unsafe or they are unable to place a ...

  10. Police Caution of Phone Scam Involving Apple Gift Cards

    Police Caution of Phone Scam Involving Apple Gift Cards

    Police are making the public aware involving a scammer posing as a member of the Department of Justice regarding a recent scam that is targeting local residents.The Eastchester Police Department issued an alert recently about a new phone scam making the rounds in the area, following reports from area residents who have been targeted. During the phone calls, police said that the victims ...

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