Congratulations to the Waterbury Police, Brass City Local! With a 77% majority vote, Waterbury has become the first "Full Member" of the CACP.
During the upcoming months the CACP will be developing a full web portal that will feature interactive features, feeds, and a host of informational resources. In the mean time, we've compiled a few current police related stories from in an around Waterbury, Bridgeport, and New Haven (below).
Thanks for your patience, check back in a bit.
Police in the News
WATERBURY -- A city man was arrested after police say he targeted several older drivers by hitting their cars with his body to make it appear they had hit him.
WEST HAVEN — Police are looking for a 10-year-old child who left his home on Park Street at noon, Sgt. David Tammaro said in a press release.
WATERBURY -- Police late Saturday were at the scene of a fatal two-car head-on collision at the 1600 block of Highland Avenue near the Naugatuck town line.
Police dive team gets robotic help
Gilleran, a member of the Bridgeport police scuba team, was at the harbor Friday morning, training on the department's new $125,000 submersible remote operated vehicle (ROV).
The unit was purchased with a federal grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and it arrived last week.
The nine-member police dive team has been training with it, sending it skimming across the water tethering on a long yellow cable and then dropping it over known objects on the harbor floor, including four sunken barges.
With this we can direct our divers to where they need to be, and bounce a sonar signal off of an object to get an image of it,'' the police dive team member said.
TORRINGTON — Police captured a Waterbury man in a wooded area behind St. Mary's Church on Friday after he ran from police trying to arrest him, prompting downtown schools to go into lockdown.
NAUGATUCK -- The borough police department last week received its Tier III reaccreditation certificate from the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
EAST HAVEN — Police requested assistance Thursday about 11:30 a.m. from Connecticut State Police with attempting to locate two missing children. It was reported that the brother and sister were ages 9 and 10 and had wandered into a wooded area near Charnes Drive.
BRIDGEPORT— A Bridgeport woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a city police officer is suing the city.
NEW HAVEN — A jury has been picked in the federal police brutality trial of a Meriden officer.
WATERBURY -- A 28-year-old city man was violently assaulted by a homeless man during a robbery Sunday afternoon in front of an ATM in the downtown area, police say.