Posts tagged ‘Police’

December 19th, 2012

Letter: Long Term Treatment and Special Officers Could Improve Society

by Christopher O'Brien
     In light of the horrible tragedy recently in Newtown, I believe it is time that we as a community begin to at least consider an obvious option. If we are willing to hire security guards to protect our money, gold, silver, properties and businesses, why don’t we demand that security (police) be posted in the schools to protect what we value most of all – our children. I understand that some school districts already do this periodically with Officers from their local police departments which is great. However, it is obviously insufficient. It should be regular posting for the foreseeable future.

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December 17th, 2012

Police Seek Missing Man

by Christopher O'Brien

Waterbury Police are asking the public to help locate a 48 year old East End resident who drove away while making statements to harm himself Friday night. Police say the man reportedly threatened to commit suicide by overdosing on medication and was last seen on Store Avenue, which is off of Meriden Rd. in Waterbury. Mr. Roaix might be driving a 1996 green Jeep Cherokee with the license place 448-PVP. He was last seen wearing a pair of light colored blue jeens and a tan long sleeved shirt and red flannel jacket with a grey hood.

If you have ANY information, please contact Waterbury Police at 203-574-6921. Tell the dispatcher or detective that this is relative to case number 12-76101.

July 30th, 2012

Emergency Alert Notification Changes; Cell Users Need to Re-Up

by Christopher O'Brien

The Town of Wolcott and The Wolcott Police Department have implemented the Connecticut Alert Emergency Notification System (CT Alert ENS), an emergency incident notification system. This system has taken the place of the CodeRED system that had previously been in place. This notification system will provide a town wide reverse 911 and “Opt-In” program for our citizens. This system will enhance the Police Department’s ability to protect lives and property by providing critical information to citizens during potential life threatening emergencies such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

Residents with cell phones or who want to be notified by text message can sign up HERE.

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November 7th, 2011

CSI Comes to Waterbury

by LonSeidman

The Waterbury Police Department’s Crime Lab will bring forensics to life Monday night for local teens. Crime lab investigators will talk about how they secure crime scenes, collect evidence and what goes on at CSI – Waterbury. The event is especially geared towards teens and refreshments will be served.

The event will be in Silas Bronson Library’s auditorium Monday evening at 6 pm.

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October 28th, 2011

Police Want Unused Drugs

by LonSeidman

For the past several years, a new public health concern has been raised about prescription medications getting into public water supplies. It does this when the prescriptions are flushed down the toilet, or even eroded away in landfills. Because prescriptions cause changed within our bodies by altering the way it fights infection and disease, it can have strongly negative consqeuences on fish and wildlife, and even humans as the water cycle progresses.

On Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, the Wolcott Police Dept. DEA, and CASA (Citizens Against Substance Abuse) will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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August 26th, 2011

Wolcott Prepares For Storm; Sand bags Available

by LonSeidman

Wolcott’s Mayor and department heads met Thursday morning to review and place the finishing touches on their plan for Hurricane Irene. “We don’t really know what will happen – but we reviewed everything. The Code Red system will be utilized when we need it and will probably put out a message over the weekend. It could be as early as Saturday or sometime on Sunday.” The system will be used if a shelter will be opened. Wolcott has three facilities which can be used for emergency shelters and which ones will be opened will be communicated through the Code Red system. Tyrrell, Frisbie, and Wakelee schools are equiped for that task.

The Code Red system can be utilized by any cell phone or e-mail in town, but residents have to sign up for it. You can find this system here.

Sand bags are available for residents at

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June 14th, 2011

School Buses Damaged, Classes Resume Wednesday

by LonSeidman

Classes in town were cancelled Tuesday after bus drivers found 28 buses with deflated tires just before 6:00 am. Wolcott police responded and gathered evidence to find out who may have caused the damage.

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