May 17, 2013:
Fireworks Display Saturday Night:
On Saturday, May 18, 2013, the South Windsor
Patriotic Commission will present “An Evening in
the Park”. This celebration of Armed Forces Day
will be held at Nevers Road Park from 5 p.m. to 10
p.m. Admission is free. The event will feature
armed forces displays and equipment, veterans groups
and civic organizations, a patriotic band concert,
and activities for kids including a bounce house,
petting zoo and giant slide. There will be food
available for purchase. The South Windsor Community
Band concert will begin at 1930 hours. There will be
a fireworks display at dusk.
May 15, 2013:
Wednesday - Chapel Road near Murielle Drive:
Traffic will be detoured Wednesday morning and
afternoon on Chapel Road near Murielle Drive as
crews work paving the roadway for the new C.R.E.C.
school. Detour signs will be in place and traffic
control officers will be posted.
Larceny in the Sixth degree:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 South Windsor Police arrested
Laquanna Watkins, age 22, of 2443 Main St.,
Hartford, CT on an arrest warrant. She
was charged with Larceny in the Sixth degree and was
later released on a $500.00 non-surety bond. She is
scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on
May 23, 2013. Watkins’ charge stems from a May 2012
shoplifting incident at the Target store on Buckland
Hills Drive. Target security staff notified police
of the theft after the suspects had left the store.
Officers later identified Watkins as the involved
person and obtained an arrest warrant for her.
Low Cost Rabies
South Windsor Police Animal Control Officers will be
hosting a low cost rabies vaccination clinic on
Saturday May 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. at Fire Headquarters. Company 1- Fire
Headquarters is located at 1175 Ellington Road
(Route 30) and the event is open citizens from other
towns as well. The vaccinations cost $20.00, only
cash payment will be accepted. All dogs must be on
a leash and all cats must be brought in carriers.
Written proof of prior vaccination is required for a
3 year certificate.
Additional information is available from Animal
Control Officers Robin Bond and Brian Kelley at
May 14, 2013:
a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol:
Monday, May 13, 2013 at about 8:20 p.m. South
Windsor Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle
violation in the area of Fairview Drive. A motorist
reported that a vehicle was being driven erratically
in that area. Officers located the car and
interviewed the operator. Following a series of
roadside sobriety tests officers arrested the
operator, Andrea Delfino, age 50, of 12 Ryan
Drive, Ellington, CT. She was charged with
Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of
Alcohol and was later released on a $500.00
non-surety bond. She is scheduled to appear at
Manchester Superior Court on June 3, 2013.
Breach of Peace:
Monday, May 13, 2013 South Windsor Police were
dispatched to a domestic dispute that had occurred
earlier at a Pleasant Valley Road home. A woman
complained that her ex-boyfriend had yelled at her
during an argument. Officers later arrested the
man, Milton Jackson, age 19, of 577 Griffin Road,
South Windsor. He was charged with Breach of
Peace and was later released on a $500.00 non-surety
bond. He is scheduled to appear at Manchester
Superior Court on Tuesday May 14, 2013.
May 13, 2013:
P201301375 Breach of
Peace/Threatening/Assault in the Third degree:
Friday May 10, 2013 South Windsor Police arrested
Wahad Dode, age 23, of 48 Jessica Drive, South
Windsor. He was charged with Breach of Peace,
Threatening, Assault in the Third degree, Unlawful
Restraint in the Second degree and Strangulation in
the Second degree. He was held on $75,000.00 surety
bond. He will be presented at Manchester Superior
Court on Monday May 13, 2013.
Dode’s charge stems from a complaint from a woman
who stated that he’d assaulted her earlier Friday
morning. Officers later located Dode in Manchester
and took him into custody.
Illegal Use of Credit Card/Identity Theft:
Friday May 10, 2013 South Windsor Police arrested,
Errol Walters, age 24, of 608 Circular Ave,
Hamden, CT on an arrest warrant. He was charged
with Illegal Use of a Credit Card and Criminal
Attempt to Commit Larceny in the Fourth degree and
Criminal Attempt to Commit Identity Theft in the
Third degree. He was held on $25,000.00 surety bond
and will be presented at Manchester Superior Court
on Monday May 13, 2013.
Walters’ charges stem from a January 2013 larceny
investigation. A man’s wallet was stolen from his
locker at L.A. Fitness on Buckland Road. His credit
cards were used at area businesses. Officers were
later able to identify Walters and obtain an arrest
warrant for him.
Threatening/Interfering with an Emergency Call:
Saturday May 11, 2013 South Windsor Police responded
to a 911 call from a home on Oakland Road. Officers
learned that a woman had struck a male resident of
the home and broke his cell phone when he tried to
call 911. Officers arrested the woman, Lisa
Giano, age 23, of 480 Oakland Road, South Windsor,
CT. She was
charged with Breach of Peace and Interfering with an
Emergency Call. She was later released on a $1000.00
non-surety bond. She is scheduled to appear at
Manchester Superior Court on Monday May 13, 2013.
Failure to Appear in the Second degree/Oper. Vehicle
Sunday May 12, 2013 South Windsor Police arrested,
Heidi Territo, age 25, of 245 Pleasant Valley
Road, South Windsor. She was charged with
Failure to Appear in the Second degree and Operating
a Motor Vehicle while License is Suspended. She
was later released on a $750.00 cash bond. She is
scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on
May 21, 2013. Territo’s charge stems from a missed
court date for a motor vehicle violation.
Failure to Appear in the Second degree:
On Sunday May 12, 2013 South Windsor Police
arrested, Kelly Bailey, age 29, of 32 West
Raymond St. Hartford, CT on a re-arrest warrant.
She was charged with Failure to Appear in
the Second degree and was held on a $4000.00 surety
bond. She will be presented at Manchester Superior
Court on Monday, May 13, 2013. Bailey’s charge
stems from a missed court date for a 2012 motor
May 10, 2013:
P201301360 Larceny in
the Fifth degree:
Thursday May 9, 2013 South Windsor Police responded
to a shoplifting complaint at the Target store on
Buckland Hills Drive. Store security had detained a
woman who had attempted to steal a large amount of
baby formula and children’s clothing. Officers
arrested the woman, Monica Bryan, age 29, of 92
Lake Road, Coventry, CT.
She was charged with Larceny in the Fifth degree and
was later released on a $1000.00 non-surety bond.
Bryan is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior
Court on May 23, 2013.
Thursday May 9, 2013:
Box installed at Police Headquarters:
Windsor residents looking to discard unused,
unwanted or expired medications can now dispose of
them anytime at the South Windsor Police Station. On
May 8th, we completed the installation of
a medication disposal drop box in the headquarters
Residents wishing to dispose of prescription and/or
over-the-counter medications will be able to access
the secure collection box, 24 hours a day, 7 days
per week, in our lobby. We will accept pet
medication and illegal drugs as well, but needles
will NOT be accepted.
This program is offered as part of South Windsor’s
efforts to reduce the supply of unused or unwanted
medications, especially those with a potential for
abuse and misuse. The proper disposal of medication
keeps them out of landfills and waterways, lessening
the harmful effect on our environment.
The process is confidential, there are no forms or
questions posed to citizens and the medication is
incinerated under the supervision of police
Document Shredding Event
on Monday May 13th:
The South Windsor TRIAD is sponsoring it's 3rd
Annual Shredding Day on Monday, May 13th from 10:00
a.m to 12:00 noon at the Community Center, 150
Nevers Road. The event is free and volunteers
will assist citizens loading unwanted documents into
the vendors on-site shredding truck.
For additional information contact Andrea
Cofrancesco at 860-648-6357 or Sgt. Tom Field at
Wednesday May 8, 2013
Failure to Appear in the Second degree:
Tuesday May 7, 2013 South Windsor Police arrested
Kelle McDougal, age 27, of 69 Brook St. South
Windsor, CT on a re-arrest warrant. She
was charged with Failure to Appear in the Second
degree and was later released on $500.00 surety
bond. McDougal is scheduled is appear at Manchester
Superior Court on May 16, 2013. McDougal’s charge
stems from a missed court date for a 2012 motor
vehicle violation case.
P201301344 Request for Witnesses – Motor
The South Windsor Police Department is seeking
witnesses to a non-injury motor vehicle accident
that occurred Tuesday May 7th at 5:30
p.m. at the intersection of Ellington Road and Dart
Hill Rd. Two vehicles collided in the
intersection. Anyone who witnessed the accident is
requested to contact Officer Tina Mazzoccoli at
May 6, 2013:
Larceny in the Fourth degree:
Saturday May 4, 2013 at about 8:00 p.m. South
Windsor Police officers were dispatched to a larceny
complaint at the Coldwater Creek store in Evergreen
Walk. Officers arrested Debra Coleman, age 58, of
63 Westford Circle, Springfield. She
was charged with Larceny in the Fourth degree was
later released on $1500.00 non-surety bond. She is
scheduled is appear at Manchester Superior Court on
May 16, 2013.
P201301318 Larceny in
the Sixth degree:
Saturday May 4, 2013 at about 10:00 p.m. South
Windsor Police officers were dispatched to a
shoplifting complaint at the Target store on
Buckland Hills Drive. Target store security staff
had witnessed a man conceal cans of baby formula in
his jacket and leave the store. Officers arrested
the man, Ian Murzin, age 36, of 118 Main Street,
Hartford, CT. He was charged with Larceny in
the Sixth degree and held on a $10,000.00 surety
bond. Murzin will be presented at Manchester
Superior Court on Monday May 6, 2013.
Wednesday May 1, 2013:
Failure to Pay or Plead:
Tuesday April 30, 2013 South Windsor Police officers
arrested Erin Sullivan, age 24, of 170 South St.
Vernon, CT on a re-arrest warrant held by
Hartford Police. She was charged with
Failure to Pay or Plead and was later released on
$150.00 surety bond. She is scheduled is appear at
Hartford Superior Court on May 2, 2013.
April 29, 2013:
Changes to Fingerprinting Policy effective today:
Effective today we will only be offering
fingerprinting via a vendor at headquarters on
Thursday's from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No
appointment is necessary and the $25.00 fee is
payable by cash, bank check/money order or business
check. (Personal checks and credit cards cannot be
accepted). All applicants needing fingerprints taken
must present valid photo identification.
This change is policy
is necessary due to the significant increase in
fingerprint requests for pistol permits,
pre-employment screening and other licensing.
and times for fingerprinting are:
Hartford PD 10 a.m. to
Manchester PD 3 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
Hartford PD 10 a.m. to
S. Windsor PD 3 p.m to
Manchester PD 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bill Conley, Roger Hildebrand, Lorraine
Gaffney, Walter Moriarty, Laurette Billig.
Second row, Peter DeMallie, Sgt. Tom Field,
The South Windsor Police
Department hosted a DRUG DISPOSAL DAY on Saturday,
April 27, 2013 at the South Windsor Police
headquarters. Volunteers from the South Windsor
Triad (Police, Human Services & Senior Services)
were on hand to receive unwanted medications from
citizens. The group collected over 450 pounds of
medications and made over 230 citizen contacts.
Also, Terri Trenholm from the South Windsor Fire
Marshal’s office was present and handed out 322
smoke detectors and educational materials to
These events are part of a nationally coordinated
Drug Enforcement Administration program to allow
citizens to safely dispose of unwanted medications.
All medications area accepted:
prescription, non-prescription and over the counter.
(No needles will be accepted.)
These events are held to reduce the risk of
prescription drug diversion and abuse, and
accidental ingestion. Additionally, the proper
disposal of unwanted and outdated medication lessens
the chance of negative environmental impact such as
groundwater contamination and watercourse pollution.
Additional information is available from Community
Outreach Sgt. Tom Field at 860-648-6224 (Thomas.Field@southwindsor.org)
or Human Services staff, Andrea Cofrancesco at
April 23, 2013
Opening – Tyler Regional Animal Care Shelter (TRACS)
Friday, April 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, April 26, 2013, South Windsor will join with
the towns of Manchester and East Hartford in a
celebration of the completion of the new regional
animal shelter known as TRACS – Tyler Regional
Animal Care Shelter. The shelter is located at 124
Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor.
will serve as a regional animal shelter for the
towns of South Windsor, Manchester and East
Hartford. For years each of the three communities
contracted with outside organizations to house stray
and injured animals found in their towns.
South Windsor received a grant from the State of
Connecticut in the amount of $515,000 for the
purchase of land for an animal control shelter. The
project was originally going to be coordinated
through the Connecticut Humane Society however;
economic challenges forced the Humane Society to
withdraw from the project.
then commissioned a study that looked at the
feasibility of constructing a shelter in one of the
three communities. The study concluded that a
facility built to handle animals from the three
communities would cost between 4.7 and 5.2 million
dollars to construct.
hope for funding of that magnitude the towns
continued to look for more feasible options. In mid
2011 the South Windsor Fire Department moved into a
new firehouse on West Road in South Windsor. This
move left the old Company 3 firehouse on Sullivan
Avenue vacant. Chief Reed of the South Windsor
Police Department suggested that the Sullivan Avenue
facility could be re-purposed for use as an animal
Manager Matthew Galligan presented the idea to the
South Windsor Town Council. The Council approved.
Mr. Galligan and Chief Reed presented the idea to
the towns of Manchester and East Hartford. They too
agreed that use of the former firehouse would be
feasible and committed to the project.
funds from the state grant, Rockwell Builders of
Tolland was awarded the contract to perform the
work. Construction began in spring 2012 and was
completed by the end of the year. The three towns
began to use the facility on January 1, 2013.
facility is governed by a Board of Directors which
is comprised of the Chiefs of Police of each of the
participating towns. The South Windsor chief serves
as the administrative manager of the facility
overseeing the day to day operations of the shelter.
control officers from each community work at the
shelter each day caring for animals from their
respective communities. Each community contributes
to the cost of operating the shelter based on a
formula that takes into account the number of
animals and duration of stay of each animal at the
Regional Animal Care Shelter is named in honor of
Chief Gary K. Tyler. Chief Tyler served as South
Windsor’s chief of police for 23 years from 1987
until his retirement in 2010. Chief Tyler died in
2011 after a battle with cancer.
Tyler was a staunch supporter of service-sharing and
regionalization. Throughout his years in South
Windsor Chief Tyler was instrumental in forming
several regional policing teams including the
Capitol Region Investigative Support Team (CRIST),
Metro Traffic Services (MTS) and the Capitol Region
Emergency Services Team (CREST).
of the public interested in adopting dogs from the
shelter should contact their own town’s animal
On Friday, April 19th, the South
Windsor Junior Women's Club presented a generous
donation of $2,000 to Chief Matthew Reed on behalf
of the regional animal shelter (pictured below).
These funds will be used to fund fencing to
assist in the care of large animals at the shelter.
left: Chief Matthew Reed,
Maureen Schroder, Sue Gerich, and Terri
Parking Ban- Ended:
The overnight parking ban for the
period from November 15 to April 15 has ended. The
South Windsor Police Department and Department of
Public Works thank our citizens for their
cooperation in keeping the roads free of parked
vehicles, allowing the Public Works crews to clear
and sand roadways in a timely and efficient manner,
making travel safer for everyone.
Thursday April 4,
Update: April 4, 2013:
Here is a link to the new gun laws, some are in
effect immediately and others are phased in over
time. Most of the administration of these
registration regulations will be via the Connecticut
Metro Traffic Services- Truck Inspections:
On Thursday, March 28, 2013 members of Metro Traffic
Services conducted commercial truck inspections on
John Fitch Blvd near Pleasant Valley Road. The
regional traffic team members inspected 12 trucks
which resulted in 7 vehicles receiving “out of
service” violations. Those violations were for
brake violations (4) and 3 for other equipment
violations. A total of $1316.00 in infraction
tickets were issued. These checkpoints are
conducted to insure that commercial vehicles are
being operated in a safe manner and to remove unsafe
vehicles from the roadways.
Thursday March 14,
Accident and Collision reports now available online
We have recently set up an account to
distribute accident reports electronically via
www.crashdocs.org , a division of the Carfax
corporation. Our department records staff will
upload our completed accident reports to the
Crashdocs website. The web-based company then
maintains them in an on-line database. Citizens and
insurance companies can then retrieve and pay for
the report online, downloading it immediately. There
is no cost to the town to participate in this
service. Crashdocs will send the department a check
once a month for our share of collected fees. This
agreement also gives officers the ability to query
Carfax records for vehicle information which may be
helpful during investigations of abandoned or stolen
The Crashdocs.org information is listed on the back
page of the Motor Vehicle Accident Information form
that we complete for the involved persons at
accident scenes, and a link is on our homepage.
Customers can still retrieve reports in person or
via mail; this service is simply to better serve
citizens who may not be from this region. It is
also very helpful to insurance companies who request
a significant volume of reports each year.
Questions about this service can be directed to Sgt.
Scott Custer at (860)648-6255 or
South Windsor Police
Summer Youth Academy:
South Windsor Police Department is
accepting applications for the 2013 South Windsor
Police Summer Youth Academy. The program will run
daily Monday through Friday, August 12-16, 2013. The
hours will be 8 AM to 2 PM. The days will consist of
classroom time at headquarters as well as outdoor
The goal of the academy is to provide
a week-long, co-ed, exploratory summer program for
South Windsor youth ages 12-16. Youths interested in
this program should have a strong interest in
learning about law enforcement and good citizenship,
and an eagerness to be an active program
participant. The lead instructors for the program
will be members of the South Windsor Police
Department. Additional assistance will also be
provided by members of the South Windsor Youth and
Family Services and other speakers from various
For applications or more information contact Ofc.
Caleb Lopez at 860-644-2551 or
Ofc. Caleb Lopez & Sgt.
event: “Bundles of Love baby item collection”:
South Windsor Police and South Windsor Youth &
Family Services are collaborating to collect baby
items throughout February and into early March. We
seek to collect items for families in need to supply
them with essentials such a diapers, wipes,
ointments, lotions, bath soap, bottles and related
supplies. Collection bins are located at Police
Headquarters, 151 Sand Hill Road, as well as the
Community Center on Nevers Road.
Distribution: On Friday, February 22nd, deliveries of donated items were
made to local residents, as well as The Network
Against Domestic Abuse Women’s Shelter, St. Agnes
Home, Interval House, KidSafe CT and 1st
Way Life Center. Each facility received several
hundred diapers, two crates of baby wipes, baby
food, clothes, lotions, soaps and powders and
various miscellaneous items (pacifiers, bottles
etc). Total amounts varied, but each location
received a truck load of supplies. Also, a large
donation of food went to the South Windsor Food Bank
There was a
Collection Event held last Saturday (February 16th,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at two local supermarkets;
Stop & Shop (1739 Ellington Road) and Geissler’s
Market (955 Sullivan Ave.) The volunteers at the
two stores received enough donations of baby items
to fill the cargo bed our Chevy Silverado pickup
truck, and we received $650.00 in cash donations.
These generous donations will be distributed to
local families in need and we thank everyone for
Windsor Police hosted a car seat clinic last Friday
evening, February 15th, 2013 at South Windsor Fire
Headquarters, 1175 Ellington Rd, South Windsor. This
special event was designed to be more convenient for
those who cannot attend our weekly clinic on
Wednesday mornings. The Child Passenger Safety Seat
technicians (pictured below) assisted 28 families
with car seat installations.
Studies have found that 4 out of 5 car seats are
used improperly. Proper installation and fitting of
a child passenger safety seat can reduce injuries in
an accident. We offer a weekly car seat clinic
weekly on Wednesday mornings at Fire Headquarters
from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no cost for this
service. Additional information is available from
Community Outreach Sgt. Tom Field at 860-648-6224 or
email@example.com or on the police
department webpage at
Pistol Permit Application Update: January 16,
Due to the significant increase in applications,
processing at the State & Local level is taking longer
than normal. Applicants should expect the process to
take 8 weeks or more from the date of submission.
The state examiners only work normal business hours,
excluding weekends and legal holidays. We cannot issue a
permit without verification from the state examiners.
This delay is beyond our control and we will notify you
when the permit is issued. Thank you for your patience.
Reminder- Parking Ban
during Winter Storms:
Residents are reminded that no vehicles shall be parked
on the public streets of the town overnight for the
period from November 15 to April 15. Any vehicle parked
continuously between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00
a.m. during this period shall be deemed to have been
parked overnight, and the owner may be subject to a
fine. Snow/Ice Storms: No vehicle shall be
parked on the public streets of the town during a snow
or ice storm that has been in progress one hour and
continuing for a period of 24 hours after the storm has
ended. Residents’ cooperation in keeping the roads free
of parked vehicles allows the Public Works crews to
clear and sand roadways in a timely and efficient
manner, making travel safer for everyone.
Charitable Donation Received- Car Seat Program:
On Tuesday December 4th, the South Windsor
Jaycees donated $800.00 to the South Windsor Police
Child Passenger Safety Program. The generous donation
was received by Sgt. Tom Field, Community Outreach
coordinator and Child Passenger Safety instructor. This
donation will help the police department purchase and
distribute materials aimed at keeping every child
passenger safe while traveling in cars. Additional
information about our Child Passenger Safety program and
the Jaycees can be found at
Charity Event- “Stuff a
Truck” Food and Toy Drive:
Saturday, December 8, 2012 the South Windsor Police
joined members of the South Windsor Fire Department and
South Windsor Ambulance Corps at Stop & Shop for a
“Stuff a Truck” event. Emergency services personnel
received toys and food donations to benefit local
families in need. The items will be distributed locally
to the families of over 185 children.
Thank you to all those who helped us help those who need
assistance during this holiday season!
Pedestrian Safety Tips:
In response to recent complaints from drivers who are encountering
pedestrians/joggers in the travel lane of the roadway,
we are passing along these reminders from the Highway
Safety Research Center at the University of North
Pedestrians can be very hard to see - especially in bad
weather or at night. You must keep a lookout and slow
down if you can't see clearly.
When entering a crosswalk area, drive slowly and be
prepared to stop.
Stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk, even if it
is not marked. When you stop for a pedestrian in a
crosswalk, stop well back so that drivers in the other
lanes can also see the pedestrian in time to stop.
Do not overtake and pass other vehicles stopped for
When you are turning, you often will have to wait for a
"gap" in traffic. Beware that while you are watching for
that "gap," pedestrians may have moved into your
Be especially attentive around schools and in
neighborhoods where children are active.
Tips for Pedestrians
Be predictable. Stay off freeways and restricted zones.
Use sidewalks where provided. Cross or enter streets
where it is legal to do so.
Where no sidewalks are provided, it is usually safer to
walk facing road traffic.
Make it easy for drivers to see you - dress in light
colors and wear retro-reflective material. It might be
wise to carry a flashlight in very dark areas.
Be wary. Most drivers are nice people, but don't count
on them paying attention. Watch out - make eye contact
to be sure they see you!
Alcohol and drugs can impair your ability to walk
safely, just like they do a person's ability to drive.
Use extra caution when crossing multiple-lane, higher
Haunted Torch Walk to
benefit Connecticut Special Olympics: Results:
Saturday, October 20, 2012 members of the South Windsor
Police Department and other South Windsor groups
presented a “Haunted Torch Walk” in Nevers Road Park.
The event featured a series of Halloween themed displays
along the trails in the park. Participants received
refreshments and gift bags at the conclusion of the
walk. The event raised $6,000.00 for Connecticut
The Haunted Torch Walk is a new event this year,
coordinated by Agent Ron Littell as part of our efforts
to raise money for a great organization. We thank
everyone who attended the event, and all the groups and
businesses that contributed time and resources to make
this event a success.
Monday October 1, 2012
Disposal Day Results:
The South Windsor Police Department hosted a DRUG DISPOSAL
DAY, on Saturday, September 29th, at the
South Windsor Police headquarters. Volunteers from the
South Windsor Triad (Police, Human Services & Senior
Services) collected unwanted medications from citizens
during the “drive up” event. The volunteers collected
the unwanted medications for proper disposal. The free
event was part of a nationally coordinated Drug
Enforcement Administration event to allow citizens to
safely dispose of unwanted medications. During these
events all types of medications are accepted: prescription,
non-prescription and over the counter. (No needles
These events are
held to reduce the risk of prescription drug diversion
and abuse, and accidental ingestion. Additionally, the
proper disposal of unwanted and outdated medication
lessens the chance of negative environmental impact such
as groundwater contamination and watercourse pollution.
South Windsor Event took in 320 pounds of
unwanted medication from 174 different citizens.
event was coordinated by Sgt. Tom Field and staffed by
several community volunteers including
Laurette Billig, Elaine
Cooley, Roger Hildebrand, and Peter DeMallie from the
South Windsor TRIAD,
West and Walt Moriarty from the Super 60’s Sportsman
Club, Matt Falletti, of the South Windsor Volunteer Fire
Department and Jennifer Samsel, Morgan Ledden, and
Daniel Dzen from the South Windsor Volunteer Fire
Department Explorers. We thank all the volunteers and
citizens who came out to make this event a success.
Thursday August 30, 2012:
South Windsor Police Child Seat Program Receives A
Thursday, August 30, 2012, the Windsor Lodge #2060, of
the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks donated 16
Evenflo Titan Child Safety Seats to the South Windsor
Police Child Safety Seat Program. The generous donation
was delivered by Charles Rhodes, Past Exalted Ruler, and
was received by Police Chief Matthew Reed, Lieutenant
Timothy Edwards, Sergeant Thomas Field (Community
Outreach Officer), Community Service Officer Robin Bond,
and the Chief’s Executive Secretary Merlyn Guild.
The car seat donation coincides with National Child
Passenger Safety Week, which runs from September
17th to September 22nd. It is a week highlighting the
importance of keeping kids safe while traveling by car.
We encourage everyone to get their car seats and booster
seats checked to make sure they are a safe fit and
properly installed for their child. To check where you
can get your Child Safety Seat checked go to
(Pictured from left: Lt. Timothy Edwards, Mrs.
Merlyn Guild, Charles Rhodes, Chief Matthew
Reed, Sgt. Tom Field and C.S.O. Robin Bond).
Cop on Top event to benefit
Connecticut Special Olympics: Results:
Police Agent Ron Littell collected $1000.00 in
donations during the Cop on Top event on Saturday. The
event occurred at T.S.I. Harley Davidson in Ellington
(398 Somers Rd/Route 83). We thank those who made
donations and appreciate all the support we get for this
The “Cop on Top” event is a fundraising effort conducted
by Connecticut law enforcement units during a
pre-determined weekend. To raise money for Special
Olympics Connecticut (SOCT), law enforcement officers,
local PD, correctional officers, state troopers, etc.,
collect donations from customers and the general public
as they are perched on the rooftops of a local business.
These law enforcement personnel “cannot” come off the
roof for a certain number of hours/days or until the
fundraising goal has been reached. As “Guardians of the
Olympic Flame”, Connecticut law enforcement is an
integral part to the overall success and mission of the
Special Olympics. The mission of Special Olympics is to
provide year-round sports training and athletic
competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for
children and adults with intellectual disabilities,
giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical
fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and
participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship
with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and
the community. Additional information is available at:
The South Windsor Police wish to thank the staff and management of T.S.I.
Harley Davidson for hosting this event!
July 13, 2012:
South Windsor Police
Summer Youth Academy- Advanced Class Graduation:
July 13, 2012 Chief Matthew Reed awarded certificates of
completion to 10 students that had participated in the
weeklong Summer Youth Academy. The week-long program
is designed for youths ages 12-16. The students in this
advanced class all had participated in the first Youth
Academy last summer. Last week, the students
days of study and lecture that culminated with group
presentations about crime scene processing. They all
did outstanding work learning and applying Crime Scene
instructors were from the South Windsor Police
Department, with additional speakers from South Windsor
Youth and Family Services and others involved in
Criminal Justice. The program was coordinated by police
department staff and Joann Moriarty, director of South
Windsor Youth and Family services. Youth and Family
Services provided the students with bus transportation
for field trips and snacks. We thank all of the Town of
South Windsor staff and participants who helped make
this program a great success.
the students who completed the SWPD Advanced
Youth Academy today! The students completed 5
days of study and lecture that culminated with
group presentations about crime scene
processing. They all did outstanding work
learning and applying Crime Scene investigation
techniques. The students are seen here receiving
certificates from Chief Matthew Reed.
Officers receive M.A.D.D.
Wednesday June 20, 2012 Officer Stephen Hoover and
Officer Kevin Geraci received awards from Mothers
Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their enforcement
efforts in 2011. Connecticut Police Officers were
recognized at a ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View
restaurant in New Haven on Wednesday afternoon. Officer
Hoover made 10 arrests for DWI in 2011 and Officer
Geraci made 19 DWI arrests. This is Officer Hoover’s
third MADD award and Officer Geraci’s second award.
We appreciate both officers’ dedication to the
enforcement of Driving While Intoxicated laws. Their
efforts, along with all of our patrol staff, have made
the roadways safer for the public, reducing accidents
caused by impaired operators.
Wednesday May 30, 2012:
South Windsor Police to participate in “Click It or
Ticket” Campaign: Results
Tuesday, May 29th, officers from the South
Windsor Police Department, as well as officers from the
regional Traffic Unit, Metro Traffic Services, conducted
a seatbelt enforcement checkpoint. The checkpoint was
held on John Fitch Blvd near Chapel Road from 8:30 a.m
to noon. The 9 officers were from South Windsor, East
Windsor, Windsor, Manchester, Glastonbury and Vernon.
The officers wrote 54 infraction tickets, made one in
custody arrest for party who had a large knife in the
vehicle, and took a tractor trailer unit out of service
due to multiple safety violations. The trailer was being
operated with a damaged tire (pictures below) and a MTS
Commercial Vehicle Inspector found other violations,
that report and infraction ticket is pending.
The South Windsor Police Department is joining
with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across
the U.S., working to save lives by intensifying efforts
to enforce seat belt laws among all motorists. The two
week enforcement campaign continues through Monday June
departments throughout Connecticut will be looking for
drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up during the
“Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign. So
when you pack up the family, or even just yourself,
please do so safely. Don’t put your own life at risk, or
the life of your family or friends. Buckle up! It only
takes two seconds to buckle up and those two seconds
could literally save your life. They will also keep you
from getting a ticket and a fine.
enforcement efforts are being funded by a grant from the
State of Connecticut Dept. of Transportation. Further
information is available at
Animal Shelter Donation
received from Orchard Hill School:
On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 members of the Orchard Hill
School Student School Life Committee presented the
Police Department with animal food, toys and treats to
be used at the animal shelter. The students sponsored
the donation drive last month and the items collected
will be used at the animal shelter on Sullivan Avenue.
The regional animal shelter will be located in the
former Company 3 firehouse at 124 Sullivan Avenue.
South Windsor currently houses animals in the building
while awaiting grant funded renovations of the building
that will allow the towns of Manchester and East
Hartford to use the facility as well. The three towns
will share the associated costs for maintaining the
shelter and caring for animals brought in from the 3
The Orchard Hill School
Student School Life Committee with animal