Newtown Police

  • Police Probing Rash Of Auto Thefts, Larcenies From Vehicles

    In view of a recent rash of motor vehicle thefts, as well as thefts of items from vehicles, police are urging residents to employ some basic deterrents to decrease the likelihood of such crimes occurring.

    Since September, there have been five thefts of vehicles, as well numerous cases of thefts of items from vehicles, police said.

  • Police Probing Thefts From Vehicles

    Newtown Police are reporting a rash of thefts from unlocked parked vehicles overnight from late Saturday, November 7, to the early morning hours of Sunday, November 8, in the residential neighborhoods centering on Currituck Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road.

    Police said they received about ten reports of valuables taken from unlocked vehicles, including money and electronic navigation devices. None of the thefts involved forced entry because all of the vehicles entered were unlocked, police said.

  • Police Arrest Man On Five Felonies In Sex Assault Case

    Police said they arrested a prison inmate on July 7 on five felony charges stemming from his allegedly having had illegal sexual contact with a female under age 18 in Newtown.

    Police said they went to Danbury Superior Court that morning where they served an arrest warrant against Peter Filosi, 32, whose last known address was an unspecified residence on Sugar Street (Route 302).

  • Newtown Police Weighing Pros, Cons Of Body Cameras

    Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe said the local department has nearly completed an elementary study on possible future deployment of patrol officer body cameras, which can be worn or affixed to various parts of officers’ uniforms including their collar, lapel and on eyewear frames.

  • Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Training To Start At PD

    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.

  • Five Agencies Probing ‘Terroristic’ Bomb Threat Against SHES

    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.

  • Police: No DUIs For St Patrick’s Day, Other Traffic Enforcement Reported

    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.

  • Two Sergeants Retire From Police Department; Froehlich Charges "Cruel Work Environment"

    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.

  • Police Again Offer Citizen Police Academy

    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.