Ansonia Police Department

  • Agency: Ansonia Police Department
  • Address: 2 Elm Street, Ansonia, 06401 CT
  • Chief: Kevin J Hale (Chief of Police)
Phone: (203) 735-1885
Fax: (203) 734-6398

Ansonia Police Department is located at 2 Elm Street, Ansonia, 06401 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Kevin J Hale. The Ansonia Police Department phone number is (203) 735-1885.

Ansonia Police Department News

On Saturday September 29, 2018 the City of Ansonia will be hosting Harvest Festival 2018 on Main Street. There will no parking on Main Street from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday September 23, 2018 at 5:20 A.M., the Ansonia Police Department investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street. The accident involved three vehicles and a driver of one of the vehicles, identified as Garrett Dalton, age 78, of Ansonia, suffered serious injuries. Dalton was transported to an area hospital for treatment but died as a result of his injuries early Monday morning. The accident is still under investigation with the assistance of Orange and Woodbridge Police Departments. The Ansonia Police Department is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the accident to please contact the department at 203-735-1885.

WAKELEE AVENUE ROAD CLOSURE As part of the ongoing road construction on Wakelee Avenue, there will be road closures over the next two days, Wednesday 9/19/18 & Thursday 9/20/18. Wakelee Avenue from Division Street to Franklin Street will be closed to through traffic, only local residents and businesses and their customers will be allowed access to Wakelee Avenue. The road closure is being done to accommodate paving from Division Street to Dwight Street. All traffic will be northbound, officers will be stationed throughout the route and signs will be posted. The Ansonia Police Department recommends commuters take alternate routes and avoid the Wakelee Avenue area unless you live or have business in the area.

Never Forget

The Ansonia Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Wojciech "Walter" Podgorski on his successful completion of the Municipal Police Academy in Meriden and Ansonia Police Department's Field Training Program. Walter spent the previous nine months training to attain his certification as a police officer and we look forward to him protecting and serving the citizens of Ansonia.

The Ansonia Police Department is happy to announce a new service to help with crime tips and community alerts. The new tip411 service will allow citizens to report crime tips anonymously and also sign up to receive important alerts from the Ansonia Police Department. The directions detailing how to sign up and download the app are provided in the attached flyer. Links can also be found on the City of Ansonia’s website.

PRESS RELEASE On August 15, 2018 at 9:47 P.M., the Ansonia Police Department investigated a complaint of a stabbing on Vine Street in Ansonia. The victim initially reported being robbed and stabbed while walking to the store. After further questioning the victim admitted that he attempted to sell an over the counter medication as a prescription medication to someone he knew. When the suspect realized the medication was not the victim portrayed it to be he fought with the victim, stabbing him once in the chest. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury and was treated at a local hospital. The victim identified the suspect as Ethan Denton who was located and arrested. Ethan Denton, age 18, of Derby was charged with Assault First Degree, Threatening Second Degree, and Criminal Attempt to Possess a Controlled Substance. Denton was held on a $50,000 bond and sent to Superior Court in Derby to be arraigned. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

PRESS RELEASE On August 15, 2018 at 4:00 A.M., the Ansonia Police Department investigated a suspicious activity complaint at the Beaverbrook Apartment Complex on Woodbridge Avenue. A resident of the complex reported two males in the parking lot at the complex that ran to a black SUV when they saw the resident. When officers attempted to stop a car matching the description of the suspicious car, that car refused to stop and led the officers on a pursuit. The pursuit ended on William Street where the two occupants exited the car, leaving the car in gear causing the car to go down a steep embankment at the end of William Street and crash into a tree. The occupants fled on foot but were taken into custody after a search by officers and Ansonia Police Department’s K9, Kane. Jontae Wright, age 18, of Ansonia and a seventeen-year-old juvenile from Bridgeport were arrested. The suspicious car had been stolen two days earlier in Ansonia and a stolen plate from another car had been placed on the car. A search of the car revealed three more stolen plates along with various items believed to be stolen. Jontae Wright was charged with Larceny First Degree, Criminal Mischief Third Degree, Possession of Burglar Tools, Stolen License Plates(3 counts), Interfering with Police, Failing to Obey Officer’s Signal, Engaging in Pursuit, Failure to Obey Stop Sign, Traveling Unreasonably Fast, Wrong Way on a One Way Street, Failure to Have Tail Lamps. Wright was arraigned at Derby Superior Court, held on a $10,000 bond and is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections at Bridgeport Community Correction Center. The seventeen-year-old juvenile was charged with Larceny First Degree, Possession of Burglar Tools, and Interfering with Police. The juvenile was turned over to the Bridgeport Police Department, who held a take into custody order for the juvenile from previous juvenile offenses.

The City of Ansonia will be hosting Rock the Summer on Saturday, July 28, 201,8 at Nolan Field. The gates will open at 4pm and music will begin at 5 pm. Please stop by and enjoy the fun. Residents in the immediate area please be aware that a large crowd is expected and that many of the surrounding streets will be used for parking. Please be patient while driving in the area and be careful of people walking in the area. The event ends at 1030 pm. Police Officers will be assigned to the venue and will assist with traffic concerns prior to and after the event. Please come on down and enjoy the day at Nolan Field.

PRESS RELEASE On July 24, 2018, the Ansonia Police Department arrested Anthony Rodriguez-Horvath, age 21, of Beacon Falls after Rodriguez-Horvath committed multiple crimes over a two-hour period. Just before 11:00 a.m., Rodriguez-Horvath entered the home of a 90-year-old male on Clark Street demanding the male’s car keys, when the male refused Rodriguez-Horvath knocked him to the ground, took the male’s wallet and car keys, ripped the house phone out of the wall, and then stole the male’s car. Sergeant Christopher Flynn found Rodriguez-Horvath on Woodlawn Avenue driving the stolen car, when he attempted to stop the car Rodriguez-Horvath refused to stop. During the pursuit, Rodriguez-Horvath drove over seventy miles per hour on North Main Street so the pursuit was ended; Rodriguez-Horvath was last seen driving on East Main Street behind the Big Y shopping center. About 45 minutes after the pursuit there were multiple 911 calls reporting a male trying to break into cars in the Big Y parking lot on Main Street. Witnesses directed responding officers to Road Ready Used Cars on Main Street, where they found Rodriguez-Horvath in the parking lot of Road Ready. After a foot pursuit, Rodriguez-Horvath was taken into custody on Chestnut Street. Rodriguez-Horvath had a bag of marijuana in his mouth and during a search of Rodriguez-Horvath; more narcotics were found in his possession. During the subsequent investigation it was learned that prior to committing the burglary and robbery on Clark Street Rodriguez-Horvath broke into a house on North State Street but did not take anything from the house. It was also learned that after the burglary, robbery, and car pursuit, Rodriguez-Horvath abandoned the stolen car in the parking lot of 540 Main Street, and then stole a Jeep Wrangler from Road Ready Used Cars. Rodriguez-Horvath abandoned the Jeep in front of 252 Main Street, walked back to the Big Y Shopping Center, where he attempted to break into two more cars before being chased from the lot by witnesses and taken into custody by the police. Anthony Rodriguez-Horvath was charged with the following crimes: Home Invasion Assault Third Degree Victim Over 60 Robbery Third Degree Burglary First Degree Burglary Third Degree – 2 counts Criminal Attempt Burglary Third Degree Larceny Second Degree – 2 counts Larceny Third Degree Criminal Attempt Larceny Sixth Degree – 2 counts Criminal Mischief First Degree Criminal Mischief Second Degree Criminal Mischief Third Degree Possession of Narcotics Possession of Marijuana Interfering With an Emergency Call Possession of Burglary Tools Disobeying Officer’s Signal Engaging in Pursuit Reckless Driving Traveling Unreasonably Fast Failure to Obey Stop Light Failure to Obey Stop Sign Rodriguez-Horvath was held on bonds totaling $290,000 and brought to Superior Court in Derby on June 25, 2018 for arraignment.

The Ansonia Police Department is investigating a missing person case involving Brinda Lebron, a 77 year old black female with Alzheimers, who left her home on Farrell Drive sometime today. Lebron is 5 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds, she has black hair and brown eyes. Attached is a picture of Lebron, it is unknown what clothing she was wearing. Prior to moving to Ansonia Lebron lived in Stratford and has in the past left Ansonia and gone to Stratford. If anyone sees Lebron please contact the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885 or your local police department.

PRESS RELEASE On June 28, 2018 at about 1:30 p.m., the Ansonia Police Department received several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of Liberty Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets. Responding officers found numerous shell casings on Liberty Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets and one shot into the rear of 32 Fifth Street. There were no injuries to the two people inside 32 Fifth Street. While checking the scene officers located numerous shell casings in Gatison Park near the Fourth Street entrance. In all sixteen (16) shell casings were located between Liberty Street and Gatison Park. As of the writing of this release, no victims have been located or reported to the police department. Based on the initial investigation it appears there were two people shooting at each other, one on Liberty Street and one in Gatison Park, the shot into the house at 32 Fifth Street does not appear to be intentional. The only description provided by witnesses was a black male with a black handgun. Anyone with information can call the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885; all calls are confidential.

UPDATE 6/26/18 -- SAMIYAH WAS LOCATED AND IS SAFE THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING THE POST. MISSING PERSON The Ansonia Police Department is looking for 14 year old Samiyah Freelove who was reported missing by her family today. Samiyah is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark blue mesh shorts, blue and white Nike sneakers carrying a grey backpack with her name on it. Anyone who has seen Samiyah is asked to please call the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885.

Congratulations to Officer Paul Smith and his K9 partner Kane for being recognized by the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association as second runner up for 2017 Daniel Wasson Memorial K-9 Award. Pictured with Off. Smith and Kane are Chief Hale and Sergeant Barreira.

PRESS RELEASE Beginning Monday June 11, 2018, Wakelee Avenue from Division Street to Jackson Street will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily Monday to Friday, while the construction project begins to excavate the road. Residents of Wakelee Avenue and well as workers and patrons of the businesses on Wakelee Avenue will be allowed access. The detour for all other traffic will be as follows; Northbound traffic on Wakelee Avenue will be detoured at Division Street to Grove Street to Howard Avenue to Jackson Street. Southbound traffic on Wakelee Avenue will be detoured at Jackson Street to Howard Avenue to Grove Street to Division Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience as the project moves forward and updates will be provided as circumstances allow. Thank you and drive safely.

Members of the Ansonia Police Department participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run today, joining them were members of the Monroe, Shelton and Derby Police Departments as well as Ansonia Rescue Medical Services and local residents. Thank you to all who participated and to those who donated to the great cause of helping Special Olympians realize their dreams.

PRESS RELEASE On May 31, 2018 the Ansonia Police Department arrested Richard Signor, age 37, of 71 Emmett Avenue in Derby by warrant. Signor was charged with Larceny First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny First Degree. Signor was arraigned in Derby Superior court and held on a $50,000.00 bond, his next court date is June 12, 2018. On June 1, 2018 the Ansonia Police Department arrested Melissa Marti-Signor, age 36, of 71 Emmett Avenue in Derby by warrant. Marti-Signor was charged with Larceny First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny First Degree. Marti-Signor was arraigned in Derby Superior court and released on a $35,000.00 bond, her next court date is June 12, 2018. Signor and Marti-Signor are married and the arrests were the result of an investigation into the company owned and operated by Signor and Marti-Signer, M & R Remodeling. The department received a complaint that the company failed to complete remodeling work after receiving payment. The investigation showed that $134,000.00 was paid to M & R Remodeling for a home addition and that only $69,000.00 worth of work was completed before M & R Remodeling stop working at the house and refused to reimburse the unused balance.

Today is National Police Officer Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to all law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the communities they served. In Ansonia will be remembering Chief Daniel J. Hayes who was killed in the line of duty in 1880. We will be renaming Railroad Avenue in honor of Chief Hayes at 11:00 a.m. this morning. Thank you Chief Hayes and all of the law enforcement officers who have given their lives in service to others.

PRESS RELEASE The Ansonia Police Department will be hosting two events in conjunction with National Police Week, May 13, 2018 to May 19, 2018. On Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. there will be a street renaming ceremony in honor of Chief Daniel J. Hayes. Chief Hayes was Ansonia Police Chief in 1880; on December 23, 1880, he was shot while arresting a suspect and succumbed to his wound four days later on December 27, 1880. In honor of Chief Hayes’ ultimate sacrifice, Railroad Avenue will be renamed Chief Daniel J. Hayes Drive. The ceremony will take place on National Police Memorial Day and is open to the public. On Thursday May 17, 2018 we be holding our 15th Awards Ceremony at the Ansonia High School, 20 Pulaski Highway, at 7:00 P.M.. We will be honoring officers and civilian employees for their years of service to the City of Ansonia, civilians for their assistance in investigations, officers for investigations and life-saving calls, and we will be naming our officer of the year. The ceremony is open to the public.

Congratulations to Edward Magera on his promotion to sergeant. Sgt. Magera has served the City of Ansonia faithfully for the last 13 years. Good job Sgt. Magera and best of luck in your continued service to Ansonia and it's citizens.

The Ansonia Police Department would like to congratulate Officer John Cannizzio and Officer Joseph Pereira on their successful completion of the Waterbury Police Academy and Ansonia Police Department's Field Training Program. John and Joe spent the last 42 weeks training to attain their certification as a police officer and we look forward to them protecting and serving the citizens of Ansonia.