On Thursday (11/10/22) Danbury Police arrested 34 year old George Kalu of Danbury.
Detectives from the Danbury Police Departments Special Investigations Division ( SID), assisted by Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Patrol Division in a lengthy investigation. SID Detectives were in possession of court-authorized search warrants for the person of George Kalu and his residence.
The warrants were issued after months of investigation into cocaine sales in the Hat City. Officers spotted Kalu walking down West Wooster Street, and Kalu noticed the officers and took off on foot, causing police to engage in a foot chase.
Police eventually caught up with and apprehended Kalu. Authorities say they uncovered a cocaine bag that he allegedly threw in a nearby pond during the chase. One of the Special Investigations Division members on the team attempting to apprehend Kalu, is also a dive team member, that officer entered the water and found the cocaine bag according to a DPD Press release.
During a search of Kalu's person, police say they also uncovered multiple "glassine" bags of fentanyl. After the search of his person, Detectives and Agents executed the search warrant at Kalu’s residence. At his home, authorities say they seized packaging materials and an electronic scale.
Kalu faces the following charges:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance 2 counts
- Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell 2 counts
- Tampering with Evidence
- Interfering with the duties of a police officer
His bond was set at $150,000
Nothing pisses me off like when my socks gets wet. Let's just say, if I had to "enter a pond" to get evidence, I'd not be pleased with the suspect. I'd be especially upset if it were a Danbury pond, the Hat City is not known for it's pristine bodies of water. I'm gonna need to run home and get some fresh socks.
Exclusive Photos, Videos, and Interviews on the Set of New Milford Horror Movie
"Candlewood" is a horror film that just finished filming in New Milford, CT. This is how the filmmakers described the project on their Indiegogo:
"Candlewood is the first movie of three in the psychological/horror feature film franchise. A blended family moves from the city to a small town in Connecticut, where a local urban legend adds chaos and terror to an already fragile family dynamic. The staunch patriarch, who desperately wants his family to not see him as a failure but as the father that did everything, he could to keep his family together through difficult times. Candlewood follows a family leaving New York City for a simpler life in the country town of New Milford, CT. The haunting and mysterious true stories of missing hikers near a popular state park, Lover's Leap, coupled with the town of Jerusalem sitting at the bottom of Candlewood Lake gives credibility to our narrative. We bring to life the struggle of good vs evil and what happens when lifelong, outdated traditions are challenged."
A while back I got in touch with the folks behind the movie, invited them on the I-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou and Dave and talked about the film, and shooting in New Milford. We spoke with Director Myke Furhman and Writer/Executive Producer Victoria Flores-Argue. During that discussion, I demanded to be in the movie, telling the duo that I have some experience acting on TV shows that never actually made it onto TV. Against all odds, they did invite me to participate and I visited the set on October 20th to shoot a scene that is important. I was extremely nervous and I had zero idea of what I was in for. Below are some insider moments from my day on-set and from others.
100 Diverse Danbury Eateries to Keep Your Taste Buds Busy
It's a lot to take in, Danbury has well over one hundred places to eat, these just happen to be the 100 Hat City spots that I can remember from the top of my head.
NOTE: There is a link in the description box to each businesses' menu or website.