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Triple-Fatal Crash, Maternity Ward Arrest Top Week's News In Danbury

Susan Drucker, of New York City, was arrested on a trespassing charge after she was found was found in the maternity area of Stamford Hospital.
Susan Drucker, of New York City, was arrested on a trespassing charge after she was found was found in the maternity area of Stamford Hospital. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County this past week.

Susan Drucker, a 56-year-old New York City woman, was arrested on a trespassing charge after she was found wandering the maternity ward at Stamford Hospital wearing a jacket with the name of a New York hospital on it and carrying a stethoscope in a bag, police said.

The driver and two passengers were killed when a car fleeing an attempted traffic stop in Putnam County, N.Y., crashed into a pole on Routes 6/202 in Danbury. The sheriff's deputy began the chase, which was broken off at a high rate of speed over the state line, because the car was driving erratically, police said. Driver Raymond Rivera, 31; Waner Nunez, 29; and Nelson Osegueda, 36, all of Danbury, were killed .

Carol Cardillo, 53, was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the March death of a 4-month-old baby in her unlicensed daycare in Fairfield. She is suspected of giving the baby Benadryl to help him sleep, police said. The boy's Shelton parents say they want justice in the case.

A 53-year-old White Plains, N.Y., woman dubbed the “Buff Bod Bandit ,” was sentenced Wednesday to 13½ years in federal prison for robbing banks in New Jersey as well as in Darien and Greenwich. She became known to law enforcement officers for her crazy get-ups of colorful wigs.

A 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 – with its lights on but no one inside — was pulled from about 12 feet of water in Candlewood Lake in Danbury. It was found about 80 feet from the boat ramp at the Danbury Town Park.

Brookfield police rescued a dog from inside a hot car — where the temperature soared to nearly 114 degrees.

Families, friends and state residents turned out for Connecticut Remembers, a service filled with music, prayer and heartfelt sentiments at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, home of the state’s official 9/11 memorial as the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks neared. Events were also held in Danbury , New Canaan and Norwalk , with more local events scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11 .

Bridgeport's Luis Santiago, 40, died after he slammed his motorcyclist into a moving bus and was crushed under its wheels, police said.

Redding's Brooklee Han, an Olympic figure skater for Australia, has moved her training base to Texas as she looks forward to a new season of skating.

Bridgeport police suspended Officer Omar Jimenez after he was arrested for punching a man in Fairfield and striking a fire hydrant in Bridgeport while driving while impaired, police said.

Kasia Lindeberg of Fairfield tapped into her passion for tea as she founded Open Door Tea , her new shop in Stratford.

A Bethel High grad has brought the Escape Room craze to Danbury with Escape 101.

A scavenger hunt that called for Ridgefield High students to urinate on the new athletic field at neighboring Wilton High prompted an attack by Wilton students on a Ridgefield football player, police said.

New Canaan police warned residents of a scam in town involving Yankees tickets.

A rollover crash blocked traffic on West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

Omar Cruz stepped down as the successful coach of the Norwalk ZEUS swimming program after his new real estate career at Executive Real Estate Premier Properties took off.

Fairfield resident Sabrina Autera followed her dreams as she prepares to open A Joyful Noise Paper Co. in Monroe.

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