Weston Police Department

  • Agency: Weston Police Department
  • Address: 56 Norfield Road, Weston, 06883 CT
  • Chief: John Troxell (Chief of Police)
Phone: 203.222.2600
Fax: 203.222.2536

Weston Police Department is located at 56 Norfield Road, Weston, 06883 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is John Troxell. The Weston Police Department phone number is 203.222.2600.

Weston Police Department News

Please, Please, Please lock your vehicles and homes at night and if going on vacation for the holiday weekend. We had another car stolen from a driveway in town, and it was recovered in Waterbury. It is believed to be a well known crew of juveniles (several arrests already), and we are seeing almost 10 cars a week stolen from Fairfield County. Law enforcement is patrolling, but it is difficult to be on all roads at all times. Please if you see something suspicious between 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. call the communication center at 203.222.2600. Have a great and safe holiday weekend!!

Many have noticed we have been working over the past six months in town to clear around power lines. Please be prepared in the event tonight's wind and rain causes outages on any of our 287 roads in town. Charge your phones, laptops, and electronics. Have batteries, flashlights or lanterns, and extra water on hand. Here is a shot from Keene Park, and you can see a set of power lines running through the forest!

Happy Friday everyone, any guesses which road in town? Photo Credit to Officer McGraw.

We realize some people are on edge this morning in the wake of the shooting last night, and received a few calls about gunshots being heard from residents on the far west side of town. Fairfield Police Department had training scheduled for some time in the Town of Fairfield and the noise just happened to be carrying over the town line and caught the attention of a few residents. We are glad to report there is no incident, and our thoughts and prayers are also with those who are involved with the Las Vegas incident.

Good morning, thanks to Ofc. McGraw for an amazing photo from Morehouse..

Good morning everyone, just wanted to pass along a new criminal trend. Kids are loading up in one or two stolen cars and are coming to Fairfield County towns to steal vehicles with the keys left in them, or to steal the contents of the vehicle. Greenwich recently had eight cars stolen within a 1/2 hour, and one ended in a vehicle sliding off the roadway as they tried to get onto the highway at reckless speeds. Please lock your vehicles at night, and report suspicious vehicle traffic if you notice something unusual between the hours of midnight and dawn. If you do have a burglary or a vehicle ransacked, please call us and we may even be able to process for DNA. Thanks Interim Chief Matthew Brodacki

Congrats to our newest Police Officer, Jason Kim!

The Weston Police Department and the Weston School wrapped up another great training session for students this week, and our newest block of training was tittled "Situational Awareness". Officer Klein, and Officer Curcio were specifically selected to help SRO Mogollon and worked with students to continue our outreach. The goal is to educate and build a positive relationship between students, teaching staff, and members of the police department. Seniors this week preparting for the next chapter in life were able to learn how to better secure property when travelling, how to avoid peer pressure, and even a few self defense demonstrations on how to defend from an attacker if faced with a situations they are unable to avoid or retreat from. For any further comments or requests please contact Interim Chief Matthew Brodacki

This is a very busy weekend on the roadways. A great tip from our friends at the fire department we like to share, consider the way you pack your vehicle and take a good look at what items in the vehicle could become projectiles if the vehicle rolled onto its side or roof. Try to pack the cargo area with that in mind, and we hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend!

The Weston Police Department has been working with Superintendent McKersie and the Weston School staff in expanding the SRO program, and is striving to meet requests from both students and faculty. As a result a seminar was hosted for Weston Middle School students pertaining to the topic of forensics and crime scene analysis. It is a great opportunity for us to have fun with students on a Friday. Sgt. Corticelli and the Greenwich Police Forensic Unit was kind enough to bring their crime scene van to the middle school and allow children to learn and view a real demo of DNA collection, fingerprint analysis, hair fiber collection, and other industry standards we deploy during forensic investigations. This is community policing at its best! The Weston faculty fosters the curiosity of the student body, and has once again welcomed us with open arms to create an experience that may not otherwise be available. For any civic talks or requests please feel free to contact Interim Chief Matthew Brodacki.

The Storm is here. The Weston Police Department is staffed and ready, volunteers have staffed our ambulances and fire apparatus, and the Town Highway is out clearing many of our towns 287 roadways. Thanks to all who stayed in to allow for a faster removal of snow and we are in constant contact with the power company to get the best service we can. A few tips as you sit home and consider your own home readiness: 1. Headlamps - Great headlamps can be purchased for under $20 online (check reviews), and typically provide continuous light for over 24 hours on just a few batteries. They can be worn if needing to have hands full, carried in a pocket, and easily tucked into car or bag. 2. NOAA Radio- Small portable radios that have both the NOAA weather and FM/AM are critical when all else fails. Many small units can run on both batteries and conventional outlets. They are great in an emergency, and can be used or left on the FM station for pets when not at home! 3. Camping Gear - Even if your not a camper, consider a cheap sleeping bag or smaller tent. The gear is intended to allow sleeping conditions down to zero and by design contains heat. Kids love to set them up in a bedroom and use a fort, and in extreme conditions can be deployed inside a house to survive harsh conditions until rescue arrives. 4. Food and Gear - Get in the habit of keeping "one extra". Peanut butter, trail mixes, rice, honey, batteries, wipes, water, and many other things all are typically used by houses and have a long shelf life if stored properly. Keeping one extra allows you to have a surplus and avoids the last minute scramble in a storm. 5. Jump Packs with Charging Ports - Jump packs allow one to jump start a vehicle, lawn tractor, or other items with a battery. It can also serve as a charging port for electronics and often charge devices for over 10 days if used sparingly.

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Mogollon grows as Weston’s school resource officer By Gregory Menti on January 6, 2017 in Lead News, News, People, Police & Fire Joe Mogollon, a Weston police officer for 12 years, has been the town’s school resource officer (SRO) for four months and couldn’t love his new position any more. “I couldn’t be happier being in the schools every day,” said Mogollon. “The interactions I have with the kids day in and day out, it’s a totally different job than when I was at the police station, but it’s been so fulfilling for me.” Walking the hallways at Weston High School with Mogollon showcases exactly why he’s already enjoying his job. Students come up to him to talk and ask questions, staff members greet him enthusiastically and even the shyest kids smile and wave. “A lot of my first few months has been establishing relationships with the kids in the schools,” Mogollon said. “It’s really opened my eyes to just how great the kids in this town are. Having them trust me and come to me for anything they need is one of the best parts of my day, every day.” Mogollon said no two days are the same for Weston’s SRO. He usually starts by greeting kids in the morning as they get to school. He’s made a concentrated effort to get to know students by their names. He ventured to guess he knows about half the high school students on a first-name basis and is looking to go up from there. Some days, Mogollon runs programs on safe driving for high schoolers, while other days he works with guidance to help students with some of their problems. He also goes down to the middle school to teach Internet safety classes. Students will even come to his office to ask for advice on upcoming career choices. Mogollon has been involved in student projects and videos, answered questions about government and law for civics classes and acted as a mentor to students who need guidance. Recently, Mogollon was moved by a conversation he had with a student who wasn’t sure what he wanted do for the rest of his life. The student was interested in law enforcement and becoming a police officer, so Mogollon asked some colleagues to come to the school and talk to him about law enforcement. “I’m not a teacher or a guidance counselor,” Mogollon said. “I like to think I can speak with these kids on a personal level and be someone that they know they can trust.” One of Mogollon’s core tenets as an SRO is ensuring that he is approachable by every student and staff member in the Weston schools. “I had to come in as a new guy in the school system, and it was a challenge at first,” he said. “As I’ve made myself known around the school, the students have all been very accepting. It’s come as a surprise to me, because when you’re a police officer and the students don’t know you, then you can be intimidating to them. I’ve worked very hard to make sure that feeling goes away.” Internet safety Mogollon has been guest-teaching at middle school and freshman health classes to emphasize why students need to treat their Internet presence with care. Among the specific subjects Mogollon touches on is the illegality of sexting and how to ensure that one’s “online reputation” isn’t tarnished. “What kids don’t realize is that posting one mistake online could affect them forever,” he said. “I’m really focused on making sure kids don’t make that mistake.” Mogollon also teaches the dangers of cyberbullying, which he said has skyrocketed in recent years. “I can’t imagine what life would be like having Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter when I was a teenager,” said Mogollon. “Some kids don’t realize what they say online has consequences in real life.” Mogollon is in the midst of planning a newsletter highlighting Internet safety, to be sent to parents in the Weston school district. “I get a lot of phone calls from parents asking questions about which websites are and aren’t suitable for kids, so I want to compile a list and make that available,” Mogollon said. “I’ll also include advice and tips for everyday Internet safety.” Recently, Mogollon brought in a program called “Save-A-Life,” which allows high school students to drive a virtual reality simulator while requiring them to answer text messages. The simulator was a success, with students lining up to give it a try. “I think bringing in interactive, tangible experiences like this is good for the students,” said Mogollon. “It really drives home the point better than if I was just standing in front of a class lecturing to them about why distracted driving is dangerous.” Additionally, Mogollon has had conversations with First Selectman Nina Daniel about integrating a comprehensive drug awareness program at the middle school and high school. Mogollon emphasized that he is still a police officer and much of his job still revolves around doing police work, and that can involve juvenile drug arrests. “One of my biggest jobs is stopping things before they become a bigger deal than they currently are,” said Mogollon, who includes student drug and alcohol use in that category. “Whatever comes up I am ready to get involved and do the necessary police work to ensure that we are ultimately keeping the kids in the schools safe.” While Mogollon spends about 40% of his time in the middle school, intermediate school and Hurlbutt Elementary School, he stresses the importance of having his office in the high school. “Most of the work I do as of now is in this building,” he said. “I am going to work on getting more involved at the lower grade levels soon so I can become a friendly face for students in their entire Weston school experience.” Last month, Mogollon helped a high school student track down her lost cell phone. A few days later, he received a handwritten note from her thanking him for his help. The last line of the note said, “All of the kids here really love you.” Mogollon said the note reinforced why he loves coming into the schools every day. “I don’t ever want to miss this. I don’t want to get sick and have to miss even one day of work,” he said. “I’m going to keep trying my best to make sure this a great school system.” http://www.thewestonforum.com/73671/mogollon-grows-as-westons-school-resource-officer/

Greenwich man, RTM member, arrested on child pornography charge By Robert Marchant Updated 6:29 pm, Thursday, January 5, 2017 GREENWICH — Police investigators say they found 700 images of child pornography on a Greenwich man’s desktop computer Thursday, and he is now facing a felony count of possession of child pornography. Christopher N. Sandys, 46, of LeGrande Ave., a was assigned a court date of Jan. 20, and bail was set at $300,000. Sandys is listed on the Representative Town Meeting’s website as a member of District 1. According to the arrest report, Sandys came to the attention of law enforcement through an “undercover” investigation by Connecticut State Police looking into “peer to peer” trading of images and videos. The special victims unit in the Greenwich police department was alerted, and a search warrant sought. A detachment of Greenwich police, along with a task force of other officials from the region, carried out the search Thursday and found a large quantity of illicit imagery, according to authorities. Sandys was arrested on site around 8 a.m. Officers from Weston, Darien, Stamford, New Cannan and Easton assisted, as part of the Southwest Technical Investigations Unit. http://www.newstimes.com/policereports/article/Greenwich-man-arrested-on-child-pornography-charge-10838265.php?cmpid=fb-desktop

WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport-based actor who has appeared on "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Good Wife" has taken center stage in his own crime drama after his arrest on child pornography charges during a pre-dawn arrest at his home Wednesday, Westport police said. He was charged with first-degree child pornography after 50 digital pornographic images were found at his home in an investigation into a sexting relationship between the man and a Colorado juvenile, police said. Westport officers swooped in on Paul Jude Letersky's home at 175 Riverside Ave. at 5 a.m. and executed a search warrant, police said. During the search, police said 50 digital images of child pornography were discovered. The investigation began when officers were alerted to an alleged sexting relationship between the 47-year-old man and the Colorado juvenile, police said. According to his LinkedIn page, Letersky is a real estate agent and an actor who graduated from Fairfield University. According to the "Empire" wiki, he played Farraday Salesman #4 in "Boardwalk Empire" and was an uncredited extra in the third season episode "Resolution." He also appeared in "Howl" (2010), "Moneymaker" (2010), "Daddy Day" (2011), and "Hope Springs" (2012). His resume also lists small roles on "Gossip Girl," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "The Good Wife," in addition to "Boardwalk Empire." Investigators "will be look at a lot of information," said Westport Police Lt. David Farrell. "You're talking a lot of digital photos, data, that is going to need to be forensically processed." Farrell called it a "pretty significant" investigation. Letersky was charged with enticing a minor and risk of injury to a child. Bond was set at $500,000 and his first scheduled court appearance is Jan. 13. The case is still under investigation by the Westport Police Detective Youth Division, led by Sgt. Sereniti Dobson. Assisting with the investigation is the Southwest Connecticut Technical Investigation Unit, with officers from Weston, New Canaan, Norwalk and Greenwich police departments and Connecticut State Police. http://westport.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/westport-actor-charged-with-child-pornography-in-sexting-case/695102/

NORFIELD CHARTER OAK TREE PROJECT: Over the past two days, tree crews have been working on cabling, reenforcing and pruning the Norfield Road Charter Oak Tree based upon the recommendations of Weston Tree Warden Bill Lomas. Today the final stage of the project was addressed and completed--removing the southern leader which was leaning into Norfield Road. The road is open again now that the project has been completed. Photo credit: Officer Jason Greenfield

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH / ROAD CLOSURE: At approximately 10 o'clock this morning the Weston Police responded to the area of 177 Newtown Turnpike to a reported two car motor vehicle accident. Three people have been transported by Weston EMS to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A determination of fault and cause of the accident is under investigation at this time. ROAD CLOSURE / DETOUR Newtown Turnpike from the Georgetown Road intersection to the Godfrey Road intersection is closed and a detour route has been set up. Residents living between Georgetown Road and Godfrey Road are allowed to travel on Newtown Turnpike to get to their homes. Police Officers are on scene to assist with the traffic. The accident scene is 200 feet north of the Lords Highway intersection and roadway is completely blocked due to utility workers on scene. The road closure is expected to continue until 9 o'clock this evening. We will advise if the road is open earlier.