- Friday, October 3, 2014
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the State of Connecticut.
And on October 1, Newtown Police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele told The Newtown Bee he was days away from starting a “train the trainer” program so the local department can implement a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). The program has been implemented among a growing number of local police agencies since it was introduced through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) in 2012.
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
MONROE — At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1.
The incident amounts to “a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department.
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Police said they conducted special roving patrols for traffic enforcement during the St Patrick’s Day holiday period. Law enforcement grant money subsidized the extra patrols.
Lieutenant George Sinko said that police issued no violations for driving under the influence.
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
At their January 7 meeting, Police Commission members accepted the retirement of sergeants Darlene Froehlich and John Cole. In her letter of resignation, Sgt Froehlich cited a “cruel work environment” and “hatred” within the department as prompting her decision to retire.
Ms Froehlich, 55, joined the police department in July 1984. Mr Cole, 52, joined the organization in January 1989. The full-pension vesting period for town police officers is 25 years.
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Newtown Police Department will again sponsor its Citizen Police Academy, a free educational program intended to inform residents about law enforcement issues and, more broadly, about the criminal justice system.
The annual program was not offered in 2013, in the aftermath of the December 2012 shooting incident at Sandy Hook School, but is now resuming.
This year’s session marks the 18th time that the police department has offered the program. Patrol Sergeant David Kullgren is the program coordinator.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
Six-year-old Lucia Rose St Lorenzo wants to make sure the Newtown Police Department on-duty staff will have a good Thanksgiving dinner.
- Monday, October 7, 2013
UPDATE (11:45 am): The lock-in has been lifted from both schools. Police activity continues, but one person is reportedly in custody and situation is contained.
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Newtown Police are responding to an unspecified incident in Sandy Hook.
Newtown High School and Newtown Middle School campuses have been put into lock-in mode.
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Newtown Police have been at 31 Berkshire Road since earlier this morning. Crime scene tape has been wrapped around the perimeter of the 0.29-acre property.
- Friday, August 2, 2013
Police received a report at about 9:30 am on July 25 that someone had vandalized a rear athletic field at Newtown High School, so they went there to investigate.
The probe indicated that someone had used some type of vehicle to rip up some turf and damage an irrigation system, police said. The damage is estimated at $1,000 in repair value.
Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of who vandalized the property to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.
- Friday, April 26, 2013
After investigating a report of suspicious activity having occurred at a vacant, rundown house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook, town police determined on Friday, April 26, that unusual, but not criminal, activity had taken place, police said.