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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. Angry Customer Arrested After Threatening To Bring Gun To Bank, Greenwich Police Say

    Angry Customer Arrested After Threatening To Bring Gun To Bank, Greenwich Police Say

    A 71-year-old local man is facing charges after allegedly threatening to stalk or shoot a Greenwich bank teller when a transaction went wrong, police said.Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department received a report on Friday, Nov. 16 of a client who threatened a bank employee when he became frustrated over the details of the transaction he was attempting to complete.Police said ...

  2. Brothers Charged With Making Call Faking Potential Suicide, New Canaan Police Say

    Brothers Charged With Making Call Faking Potential Suicide, New Canaan Police Say

    Two brothers were taken into police custody in New Canaan after making a fake call to the Suicide Prevention Hotline because they “thought it would make a good prank.”Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched to a Logan Road home shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, after receiving a call from the Plainfield Police Department regarding a potentially suicidal ...

  3. 10 From Fairfield County Among 16 Charged With Drug Trafficking Offenses

    10 From Fairfield County Among 16 Charged With Drug Trafficking Offenses

    Ten Fairfield County residents were among 16 charged with drug trafficking in southern Connecticut.U.S. Attorney John Durham announced that 16 people have been charged with federal offenses related to the distribution of heroin, cocaine, crack and opioids in the state.Beginning in summer last year, members of the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department ...

  4. Man Admits To Enticing Minors To Engage In Sex Through App

    Man Admits To Enticing Minors To Engage In Sex Through App

    A Connecticut man faces life in prison after admitting to sending sexually explicit photos and attempting to entice minors into engaging in sexual activity through online apps.Daniel Fleischauer of North Branford pleaded guilty in New Haven district court to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.Between 2013 and 2017, Fleischauer communicated with underage girls on Internet ...

  5. New Canaan Woman Who Nearly Crashed Into Parked Patrol Car Under The Influence, Police Say

    New Canaan Woman Who Nearly Crashed Into Parked Patrol Car Under The Influence, Police Say

    A local woman became combative with police officers in New Canaan during an early morning traffic stop when she was allegedly drinking and driving.An officer from the New Canaan Police Department on patrol at approximately 12:10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 spotted a car swerving and driving slowly, nearly striking a patrol car on Elm Street, prompting a traffic stop.According to police, ...

  6. Ex-Fairfield County Attorney Sentenced For Stealing Nearly $2M From Clients, Family, Friends

    Ex-Fairfield County Attorney Sentenced For Stealing Nearly $2M From Clients, Family, Friends

    A 62-year-old former attorney in Fairfield County is going to spend more than six years behind bars for stealing nearly $2 million from clients, friends and family members.Thomas Murtha who previously had a law office in Bridgeport has been sentenced to 78 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud. He must ...

  7. Ex-Employee  Refuses To Leave Greenwich Country Club Grounds, Police Say

    Ex-Employee Refuses To Leave Greenwich Country Club Grounds, Police Say

    Despite being told not to set foot at his former employer's grounds, the Greenwich Country Club, a Northern Westchester man toed the line, disobeyed and is now facing a trespassing charge, according to police.Members from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the club on Doubling Road shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, where there was a report of a former ...

  8. Man Accused Of Stealing $2.8K Worth Of Furniture From Area Residence

    Man Accused Of Stealing $2.8K Worth Of Furniture From Area Residence

    A wanted man is in police custody after allegedly stealing nearly $3,000 of furniture from a Connecticut home he was living in.New Haven resident Timothy Dawson was arrested by police in Milford on Thursday, Nov. 15 in regards to an active warrant that was out for his arrest for larceny.According to police, Dawson, 43, is accused of taking more than $2,800 worth of furniture from a ...

  9. Man Punched, Knocked To Ground Behind Library Stabs Attacker In Self Defense, Police Say

    Man Punched, Knocked To Ground Behind Library Stabs Attacker In Self Defense, Police Say

    An investigation into a domestic violence incident in Connecticut led to the arrest of a man who allegedly attacked a second person who then stabbed him in the leg with a pocket knife in self-defense, police said.Members of the Milford Police Department were dispatched to the Woodmont Road Motel on Monday, Nov. 12, where there was a report of a possible domestic violence incident. Upon ...

  10. Three Danbury Residents Face DWI Charges In New York Stops

    Three Danbury Residents Face DWI Charges In New York Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted 19 motorists from the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County who were allegedly driving while impaired the past week-plus.The local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Nov. 10, State Police troopers from Somers arrested Debra S. Brande, 56, of Somers, for DWI. She was traveling on Lovell Street in Somers, and was involved in a one-car ...

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