Rocky Hill Police Department

  • Agency: Rocky Hill Police Department
  • Address: 699 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, 06067 CT
  • Chief: Michael D Custer (Chief of Police)
Phone: (860) 258-7640
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Rocky Hill Police Department is located at 699 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, 06067 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael D Custer. The Rocky Hill Police Department phone number is (860) 258-7640.

Rocky Hill Police Department News

On 10/5/18 the RHPD received a call from Citizens Bank on the Silas Deane Highway reporting that a woman handed a teller a note stating that her son had been kidnapped. Upon arrival of RHPD Officers we located the woman speaking on her cellular phone with a person who stated he had kidnapped her son and was demanding that she withdraw a sum of money or her son would be killed. The caller appeared to know limited personal information about the victim’s son, but enough to make the call believable to the victim. The caller also put someone on the phone claiming to be the woman’s son who stated that he was in fact kidnapped. Officers assisted the woman with proper guidance to draw further information from the suspect. Through an investigation that included a School Resource Officer from another jurisdiction, it was determined that the victim’s son was present at his school and had not been kidnapped. It was evident at this point that this was a scam call in an attempt to have the victim wire money to the caller. At this point in the investigation, it appears that the caller used a false ( spoofed) phone number and was calling from outside the immediate area, quite possibly outside of the country. Please beware of this type of scam being in our area.

The RHPD is currently recruiting new members for our Cadet Program. If you or anyone you know is between the ages of 13-20 and interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement check out this flyer.

The RHPD would like to announce a new Facebook page dedicated to our Rocky Hill pet population. We understand how important your pets are to you, so we have developed page specifically for them. If you would like to share a missing pet, a located pet, or any other animal related post, please visit our new Rocky Hill Animal Control Division page. This page will be run by Animal Control Officer Sarah Ruminski. Although the page will not be monitored 24/7, she will be viewing and updating the page regularly.

For the month of October, we would like to congratulate the following Officers on their years of service with the Rocky Hill Police Department: Ofc. Brian Kelley- 21 years Det. Andrew O’Brien- 18 years

Don’t forget, if you want to have your child safety seat checked, we will be at Fire Company 1 until 2pm.

This is an example of when being a cop is better than being a fireman.....We got to stay dry today. Great job shutting off the water Fire Department of Rocky Hill! This is from Kensington Lane where a car drove into the building, hitting the sprinkler room. No reported injuries however, one passenger was transported to the hospital for a precautionary evaluation.

Shredding old documents, bills, receipts, etc. is a great way to help protect yourself from fraud and identity theft. Rocky Hill is having a free shredding event for town residents tomorrow at Stevens School.

On Wednesday September 26, 2018, The Rocky Hill Police Department will be conducting a Child Safety Seat Inspection at Rocky Hill Fire Station 1, located at 739 Old Main Street. Specially trained officers and child safety seat technicians will provide inspections and instruction on the proper installation of child safety seats and check safety equipment for expiration dates and any recalls. Child Seats will be installed and safety inspected from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. It is reported that only one out of five car seats in Connecticut are used properly. Please stop by and have your child’s safety seat inspected and properly installed.

Pretty cool photo from the Fire Department drill today. It looked like it went very well. Photo credit: Sgt. Foss-Rugan

Thank you to everyone who made our Cop on Top event such a success! All of the money raised today will go directly to supporting Special Olympics athletes participate in the sports they love so much.

Please see this notice from the Rocky Hill Fire Department. Life Star helicopter will be conducting a drill in Rocky Hill tomorrow. Just a heads up Incase you should see it flying around and/or landing in town.

McGruff the Crime Dog lending a paw bagging groceries today at West Side Market during Cop on Top! Still time to Come down and support Special Olympics Connecticut. We are here until 3pm

Today is the day! We will be going up on the roof of Westside Market to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut. 100% of the money we raise goes directly to the Special Olympics athletes. Please stop down and support the cause! 10am-3pm.

LOCATED!! Thanks for all the shares. ROCKY HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING A MISSING PERSON On 9/13/18 at approx. 6:47 PM RHPD was notified of a missing elderly male. Reported missing was Martin Simandy (DOB 2/1/1937) of Grimes Road Rocky Hill, CT. Mr. Simandy is 81 years old and is medically dependent on medication for his well being and suffers from memory loss. Mr. Simandy was last seen near his residense on 9/13/18 at 4:00 PM operating his motor vehicle CT REG AD75084, a 2016 Silver Subaru Impreza. Mr. Simandy was last seen wearing a light blue T-shirt, black pants, and is assisted in walking with the use of a cane. He is a white male, 5’7”, 170 lbs. and is described to have a curvature of his spine. Attempts to locate Mr. Simandy have been unsuccessful. A silver alert is pending. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Simandy should contact RHPD at 860-258-7640. Case #201822601 -end-

Attention parents: Talk to your kids about situational awareness while riding their bikes. This is a post from our friends at The Cutting Edge in Berlin. This stems from a case out of Newington where a bike was stolen from a kid while he was out riding it. Newington Police Department worked tirelessly until the bike was recovered. Unfortunately it was recovered in terrible condition. There is an increase in many Connecticut towns of bikes being stolen, sometimes by force, while they are being ridden by kids. The brand that seems to be especially targeted by thieves is made by a company called SE Bikes. If your child is out riding their bike, please discuss with them the topics discussed in this post. Valuable stuff. Thanks for the info Cutting Edge CT!

Great job by Sgt. Foss-Rugan who participated in the Closer to Free Ride in New Haven today. Sgt. Foss-Rugan raised over $600.00 that will go directly to cancer research and patient care at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Hospital. Sgt. Foss-Rugan rode in the memory of former RHPD Detective Wally Cone who passed away last year after a courageous battle with cancer.

The Rocky Hill Police Department competed today against the Rocky Hill Fire Department in the annual Police/Fire softball game. Even after a late rally by the police, the Fire Department prevailed this year with a score of 10-9. We would like to thank RHVFD for their hospitality and post game cookout. The spread never disappoints. This game is held annually as a camaraderie builder between the two agencies and both departments make a monetary donation totaling $1,000 to the American Lung Association. Great job by all those involved.

Thank you to everyone at Atria Greenridge Place for the delicious cookies! Hopefully Officer Gil will share them with everyone!

For the month of September, we would like to congratulate the following Officers on their years of service with the Rocky Hill Police Department: Lt. Brian Klett- 19 years of service Ofc. Nick Denovellis- 6 years of service Ofc. Matt Seguin- 4 years of service Ofc. Laura Carta- 4 years of service

Rocky Hill PD extends our condolences to the family of Sgt. Matthew Mainieri and all of the members of the South Windsor Police Department. Off-duty South Windsor officer dies of injuries sustained out of state http://www.wfsb.com/story/39011244/off-duty-south-windsor-officer-dies-of-injuries-sustained-out-of-state (Via WFSB)

U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney District of Connecticut www.justice.gov/ct FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2018 CONTACT: Tom Carson Public Information Office (203) 821-3722 (203) 996-1393 (cell) CITIZEN OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HEROIN TRAFFICKING AND IMMIGRATION OFFENSES John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JORGE TAVERAS-DeJESUS, 36, a citizen of the Dominican Republic formerly residing in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported. According to court documents and statements made in court, this matters stems from a DEA Hartford Task Force investigation of a heroin trafficking organization that was operating in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and the Dominican Republic. Court-authorized wiretaps and law enforcement surveillance confirmed that TAVERAS regularly traveled to Connecticut to supply distribution quantities of heroin to individuals in Hartford. The investigation revealed that members of the organization were distributing heroin from the Katty Grocery store located at 584 Franklin Avenue in Hartford. On February 24, 2017, investigators arrested TAVERAS in Hartford and seized from his person approximately 82 grams of combined heroin and fentanyl. A subsequent fingerprint analysis revealed that TAVERAS had been deported from the U.S. after a 2006 New York state conviction for sale of narcotics, and again after a 2010 federal conviction for illegal reentry. TAVERAS has been detained since his arrest. On May 23, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin, and one count of reentry of a reentry of a removed alien. Ten individuals have been charged with various narcotics and immigration offenses as a result of this investigation. The DEA’s Hartford Task Force includes personnel from the DEA Hartford Resident Office and the Bristol, Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Windsor Locks and Willimantic Police Departments. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone. ###

The Silas Deane Highway is reopened to traffic in both directions. We do not have an update on the condition of the motorcyclist at this time.