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Photo - We sent Traffic Officer Dave Anderson off with a small party and a cake in his honor. Thanks Dave, Ride safe!
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:23:00 -0500


Photo - Officer Retirement – David Anderson – Traffic Officer. The Waterford Police Department is happy to announce the retirement of Officer First Class David Anderson, the Waterford Police Department Traffic Officer. While we are not happy Dave is leaving us, we are thrilled that he has reached the end of his Waterford Police Service healthy, happy, and ready for more adventures on his beloved Harley Davidson, along with spending time with friends and family – which is the goal of all of us, right? After serving with distinction as a career man in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Senior Chief, Officer First Class Anderson was hired by the Waterford Police Department in March of 1999. Dave worked patrol for several years, and eventually took the role of the WPD Traffic Officer. The role of Traffic Officer for the Waterford Police Department is a special one. The Traffic Officer works directly for the Chief of Police, and coordinates numerous items involving the Police Department, the Town Public Works, Town Hall, and other entities. Any new commercial building plans, new speed limits, stop signs, etc that come through the Town Zoning has a component involving the WPD Traffic Officer. State and Federal grants involving traffic, DWI, seatbelts, cell phones, etc, as well as traffic pattern setup for items such as Summer Music, exit traffic from Sailfest, long term accident problems, storm issues, or helping with traffic for Millstone events are dealt with by the Traffic Officer. He is also in charge of all impounded vehicles, and dealing with the towing companies. Any speeding complaints, setup of the traffic trailers, and care of the department’s ATV’s, trailers, and generators are dealt with by David – he has a varied skill set! Dave is excellent at dealing with people, and making sure that their problems are dealt with in a timely and compassionate way. We will miss Dave, and his expertise at his job. We’ll miss stories about his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers, and any of the Boston area professional teams, as well as stories from his rides with the Freedom Rider motorcycle club. Above all we will miss having his great personality around here on a daily basis. We wish you the best of luck Dave, stay safe our brother. How about some likes and well wishes for this fine Officer and American Serviceman!
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:31:18 -0500


Photo - Larceny suspect, public assistance needed for identification. Please like and share. The Waterford Police Department is looking to identify the subject in the picture below. The male subject stole several Champion sweatshirts worth $599.84. Witnesses described the subject has a Hispanic male approx. 30 yrs old, 5’7 tall and had a large bump on his forehead. The incident occurred at EbLens in the Crystal Mall on 2/21/15 at about 8:37 PM. The suspect left the area in a teal compact vehicle, possibly a Honda station wagon or hatchback. If you know who this person is, please contact us on Facebook via direct message or contact Officer Fredricks #64 at efredricks@waterfordct.org or at 860-442-9451, please reference case #2015-00408
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:39:45 -0500


Photo - Waterford Rotary Club donation for the Waterford Police Citizen's Academy. Shown is Sergeant Marc Balestracci accepting a check from Waterford Rotary Club President Manly Church at their monthly meeting today. This check will allow the Waterford Police to once again conduct a citizen's police academy without cost to the town of Waterford taxpayers. This is the third year the Rotary Club has sponsored the Citizen’s Police Academy, and the Officers involved donate their time to teach those who sign up. As always, we appreciate the Waterford Rotary Club and their generous donation which allows us to share with people what we do on a daily basis.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:43:15 -0500


The parking ban for the Town of Waterford will be lifted at 4 PM today, Sunday, February 22nd 2015.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:04:15 -0500


Photo - Parking ban - Town of Waterford. Due to the snow total and icing thereafter, the First Selectman has enacted a parking ban for the Town of Waterford. Please move all vehicles parked on the town roadways, so the town plows can clear the roadways. Thanks as always, we're all tired of it!
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:47:54 -0500


Photo - This year's community event is scheduled. And yes, the Waterford Police Department has a team and fully expects to win the Feud! Details of the PD team will be out soon. For more info or to obtain tickets, contact Youth Services on the number posted in picture.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:01:29 -0500


Photo - Stolen vehicle suspect pictures - please share. The Waterford Police Department is investigating the theft of a vehicle from the lot of the Waterford Wal Mart at about 11:30 on 02/19/15. A person went to work at Wal Mart, and on the way into the store, unknowingly dropped their keys. The suspect pictured was at the WalMart for about 15-20 minutes, and went outside. He then found the dropped keys, looked at different vehicles, eventually matching up the keys to the car, and stole it. The victim discovered the theft this morning when they left from their shift. The vehicle in question is a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria four door color black, the front tires are white walls. The car has a faded and rusty hood, and faded trunk. The vehicle has Connecticut registration 2AEFV3 on it. If you know who this person is, please contact the Waterford Police Department at 860-442-9451, or email the investigating officer at gmaffeo@waterfordct.org. You can also direct message us here. Please share, as always we appreciate your help.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:24:04 -0500


Photo - Sometime in the overnight hours, our Facebook page hit 6,000 likes. Thanks for helping us get our message out to you, and thank you for participating with the page, we appreciate it. We promise to keep sending out as much information to you so you can help us, and learn about what we do on a daily basis.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:35:39 -0500


Photo - Members of the Waterford Police Department patrol division attempted to stop a motor vehicle last night around 11pm after observing what appeared to be drug dealing from the vehicle in a commercial parking lot in the Quaker Hill section of town. The operator of the vehicle engaged officers in pursuit, leading to a minor crash and foot chase into a wooded area in the town of Salem. The Connecticut State Police also assisted with the pursuit and foot chase. Seized during the incident were a Smith & Wesson .357 revolver handgun, 23 grams of Cocaine, 27 grams of Heroin (Individually wrapped in 30 baggies) and the vehicle involved in the incident. One officer did sustain minor injuries as a result of the foot chase. The suspect arrested, identified as Lawrence Facchini of Norwich, Connecticut, born in 1983, was charged with: -Engaging an Officer in Pursuit -Reckless Driving -Possession of Cocaine with intent to sell -Possession of Heroin with intent to sell -Possession of a firearm by a convicted Felon -Weapons in a Motor Vehicle Facchini was processed and held on a $75,000 bond, scheduled to appear in New London Superior Court on February 19th, 2015.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:34:51 -0500