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Frank MacEachern

Urgent News Reporter

Originally from Canada, Frank started his journalism in his native country before moving to Fairfield County a decade ago where he continued his career. He is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and of University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Frank MacEachern's Contributions

  1. Police, FBI Smash Sex-For-Money Human-Trafficking Ring Based In Danbury

    Police, FBI Smash Sex-For-Money Human-Trafficking Ring Based In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Westport man and a Danbury man are facing charges in a human-trafficking ring in which young males with mental health issues were delivered to wealthy clients throughout Connecticut for sex, Danbury Police said Thursday.William Trefzger, 71, of 99 Greens Farms Road, Westport, was charged with patronizing a trafficked person. His bond was set at $500,000.Robert King of ...

  2. State Police: Bridgeport Officer Shot Teenage Suspect In Robbery

    State Police: Bridgeport Officer Shot Teenage Suspect In Robbery

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Police have been called in to investigate the non-fatal shooting of a teenage robbery suspect Wednesday night by a Bridgeport police officer.At about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, after an attempted street robbery, Bridgeport Police Detectives confronted the 18-year-old male and 16-year-old male robbery suspects in the area of 436 Woodmont Ave., state police ...

  3. GHS Students Learned Lockdown Wasn't A Drill As Police Swept Into School

    GHS Students Learned Lockdown Wasn't A Drill As Police Swept Into School

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- When the lockdown alarm went off at Greenwich High School at noontime Wednesday, 12th-grader Scott Rusk and his fellow students thought it was just a drill."I heard the siren for the lockdown drill and it was going off for a while — and the next thing we knew we were being searched by policemen," he said. Rusk spoke late Wednesday afternoon as he waited for ...

  4. Greenwich Police Investigating Threat Written On Bathroom Wall At GHS

    Greenwich Police Investigating Threat Written On Bathroom Wall At GHS

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A threat written on a bathroom stall wall caused a nearly four-hour lockdown of Greenwich High School before students and staff were given the all clear at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday.The threat was discovered in the noon hour and school officials acted quickly, Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray said."It was kind of specific to a time and location and that time was, when ...

  5. Greenwich High Students Dismissed After Threat Causes School Lockdown

    Greenwich High Students Dismissed After Threat Causes School Lockdown

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Students are being dismissed from Greenwich High School just before 4 p.m. Wednesday after a three-hour lockdown due to a threat reported at the school.Police said there were no injuries and the investigation was continuing.The school's regular dismissal time is 2:15 p.m. and motorists had lined up in Hillside Drive for hours waiting for the students to be ...

  6. Update: Lockdown Ends At Greenwich High; Students To Be Dismissed

    Update: Lockdown Ends At Greenwich High; Students To Be Dismissed

    UPDATE: GREENWICH, Conn. — The lockdown is over Wednesday afternoon at Greenwich High School, the police department announced via Twitter. Here is the full text of the Tweet [typos fixed], which was sent at about 4 p.m.:"GHS LockDown is over. No injuries. GPD investigation cont. Dismissal will be followed per BOE transportation plan. Thank You for your cooperation."The ...

  7. Greenwich High School On Lockdown After Threat

    Greenwich High School On Lockdown After Threat

    UPDATE: GREENWICH, Conn. — The lockdown is over Wednesday afternoon at Greenwich High School, the police department announced via Twitter.Here is the full text of the Tweet [typos fixed], which was sent at about 4 p.m.:"GHS LockDown is over. No injuries. GPD investigation cont. Dismissal will be followed per BOE transportation plan. Thank You for your cooperation."The school ...

  8. Car Burglars Call Westport Police on Themselves, Get Arrested

    Car Burglars Call Westport Police on Themselves, Get Arrested

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- How embarrassing.Three car burglars called the police to report a motor vehicle accident early Wednesday but wound up arrested when police discovered in their car GPS units that had been just stolen, Westport Police said.At around 1:15 a.m. police were called to two car accident on North Avenue between Easton Road and Coleytown Road.When police arrived three people in ...

  9. Contractor Charged With Stealing Items From Home In Westport

    Contractor Charged With Stealing Items From Home In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A contractor stole boots, a jacket and sunglasses while working on a Woodway Lane home in January, Westport Police said.Jeffrey Chirillo, 36, of Milford, who ran Chirillo Contracting, was arrested Sunday and charged with third-degree larceny and being an unregistered contractor.He was held for arraignment in court on Monday.Westport police were called to the home in ...

  10. Late Night Rowdiness At Sky Hookah Lounge In Fairfield Angers Neighbors

    Late Night Rowdiness At Sky Hookah Lounge In Fairfield Angers Neighbors

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — People who live near a controversial Fairfield hookah lounge are angry and say the late-night club has turned their neighborhood upside down.The Sky Hookah Lounge at 685 Kings Highway E. has been open for about eight years, said resident Cheryl Churchill. But its impact on the neighborhood has gotten worse in the last couple of years and generated hundreds of calls to ...

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