South Windsor Police Department

  • Agency: South Windsor Police Department
  • Address: 151 Sand Hill Road, South Windsor, 06074 CT
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Phone: (860) 644-2551
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South Windsor Police Department is located at 151 Sand Hill Road, South Windsor, 06074 CT. The South Windsor Police Department phone number is (860) 644-2551.

South Windsor Police Department News

No Shave November- Day 9: I am amazed how “blonde” my beard is! There are about 20 staff members participating and raising money for Smilow Cancer Hospital. (It’s also been a great icebreaker when out in the community). We will be at the Veterans Day Ceremony and Food Drives this month, let us know what you think about No Shave November. Thanks, -Chief Scott Custer

Winter Weather is Approaching- and all the hazardous conditions that come with it. The Police, Fire and Public Works departments don't actively monitor social media, we encourage people to call dispatch at 9-1-1, or routine complaints at 860-644-2551 to report crimes and emergency situations. Here is a great App the town developed for reporting issues directly to town departments, you may find it helpful as well: https://www.southwindsor.org/connect

Just a reminder, the youth crews are still working Hartford County going through unlocked cars, taking cars if the keys/fobs are in them. Lock up, every time you park.

It's just training- Avery Street: Today our regional SWAT team (CREST) is training at the former elementary school on Avery Street. Officers will also be parked on Lawrence Road at the park as they wait to engage in training scenarios. Training will occur between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Traffic Advisory- Main Street: Avery St will be closed on Friday, November 9th, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Orchard Hill Dr and the Town Line for repaving. School buses, emergency vehicles, and residents who live within the closure will be allowed access.

Food Drive next week- November 17 & 18th: We will be participating in the Emergency of Hunger Food Drive at both Stop & Shop (1739 Ellington Road) and Geisslers (965 Sullivan Avenue) on Saturday, Nov. 17th and Sunday November 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m http://digitaledition.courant.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=d813661d-b882-49e3-8dfb-e506afe4fb99

Plenty of time to get out and vote today, please use caution in the parking areas as it gets dark a little earlier now.

October 2018 stats: Total Computer Aided Dispatch Entries 1837 9-1-1 Calls Received 670 Routine Calls Received/Outgoing 4069 Directed Patrol/Premise Checks 449 Motor Vehicle Stops 257 Medical Assists/Emot.Dist. Persons 207 Suspicious 96 Alarms 98 Motor Vehicle Accidents 34 Welfare Check 47 Assist Outside Agency 26 Animal Problem 45 Citizen Assist 21 Miscellaneous Service 22 Collision Reports 12 BOLO 12 Disabled Motor Vehicle 20 Larceny 19 Hazardous Conditions 13 Pistol Permits 7 Burglary 5 Civil Matter 6 911 Check 11 Fraud 9 Domestic Dispute 7 Narcotics Violation 2 Violation of Town Ordinance 1 Youth Problem 14 Sexual Assault 1

Wildlife Reminder from our Animal Control Officers: The South Windsor Police Department animal control division has received an increased number of coyote sightings and complaints across town, but the heaviest activity is being reported from the area of Abbe Road. Residents are reminded that coyotes and other wild animals such as bobcats and fishers are native to South Windsor. We can not stress enough that your small pets should not be left outside unattended. Cats should be brought in at night and dogs – especially small senior animals- should be leashed and kept under very close supervision at all times while outside. This is especially important when the wild animals are most active which is the hours between dusk and dawn. Homeowners should eliminate any food sources such as pet food left outdoors, table scraps on compost piles, and fruit below trees. Secure trash cans and take in bird feeders. If a coyote is sighted make the animal aware that it is unwelcome. From a safe distance shout, flap your arms, throw sticks, and behave aggressively. We encourage residents to use very loud noises to frighten the animals. Bang cooking pots together, or keep party air horns on hand. You may also consider installing motion sensor lighting, wind chimes or wind spinners. These items should be moved regularly so the wild animals do not become acclimated to them. Coyotes are very intelligent and they are exhibiting bold behavior around people, however aggressive behavior toward people is very rare. If a coyote does not run off at noise, if the animal appears unable to maintain its balance, or if the animal appears otherwise sick or injured please contact the South Windsor Police Department at 860-644-2551. https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325992&depNav_GID=1655

Good advice:

News Release Friday, November 2nd: 1700000891 Burglary in the Third degree/Larceny in the Third degree: On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 South Windsor Police arrested Angel Colon, age 57, of 1153 East Street, Suffield, CT on an arrest warrant at Manchester Superior Court. Colon was charged with Burglary in the Third degree and Larceny in the Third degree. He was held at court on a surety bond and was arraigned later on Wednesday morning. Colon’s charges stem from an April 2017 burglary to gas station on Route 5. Officers found the suspect had pried open the front door and removed about $3600.00 worth of cigarettes. Investigators later determined Colon was involved in this incident and obtained an arrest warrant. The warrant was served at Manchester Superior Court Wednesday where Colon was being held on other charges. Traffic Advisory- Main Street: Eversource Gas will begin work to install a new gas main that will run south on Main St from Ferry Lane to Strong Road. It will then turn left (eastbound) onto Strong Rd and will be tied into another gas main on Route 5. This work is being done to enhance service capabilities to the new fuel cell being installed at the former Vulcan Radiator/Mestek building on Route 5, along with other larger customers in the area. Roadway cutting and digging will begin on Monday, November 5th, work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and will be alternated through the work zone. As the work approaches the culvert on Strong Road near Main St there may be a need for a full road closure. Any full road closures will be announced 72 hours in advance. Please avoid the area if possible.

Even our detectives are part of No Shave November- we look a little scruffy today, but it's for a good cause!

Before doing her own trick or treating...our friend Arianna decided to bring some treats of her own to the South Windsor Police Department. Please drive carefully and look out for ghosts and goblins crossing streets and driveways during the evening. Thank you Arianna for thinking of us and sharing with us.

It's almost time for Trick or Treats, let's watch out for one another and have a safe night out: ://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips

News Release Monday, October 29th: 1800021182 Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol: On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at about 1:30 a.m. a South Windsor Police officer stopped a vehicle on Route 5 at I-291 for a violation. The officer suspected that the operator was under the influence of alcohol. Following a series of roadside sobriety tests officer arrested the man, Paul Gonyea, age 35, of 10 West Street, Vernon, CT. He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Improper Turn. Gonyea was later released on $1500.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on November 5, 2018. 1800007140 Reckless Driving: On Sunday, October 28, 2018 South Windsor Police arrested Juan Alfaro, age 43, of 18 Braintree Court, Suffield, CT on an arrest warrant. He was charged with Reckless Driving and was later released on $1000.00 non-surety bond. Alfaro is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on November 5, 2018. 1800021067 Assault in the Third degree: On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at about 11:30 pm. South Windsor Police officers responded to an assault complaint at a St. Marc Circle home. A male resident had been punched in the parking area and sustained head injuries requiring medical attention. Officers located a witness who identified the suspect by name. Officer then located the suspect at a home on Laurel Street. Officers arrested the man, Joshua Janton, age 37, of 250 Main Street, Manchester, CT. He was charged with Assault in the Third degree and was later released on $5000.00 surety bond. Janton is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on November 8, 2018. 1700001856 Identity Theft in the Third degree: On Friday, October 26, 2018 South Windsor Police arrested Ronald Merker, age 61, of 850 Parker Street, Manchester, CT on an arrest warrant. He was charged with three counts of Identity Theft in the Third degree and was later released on $5000.00 non-surety bond. Merker is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on November 8, 2018.

This morning Chief Scott Custer welcomed our newest police officer to the department. Officer Zachary Cosenza #203 was sworn in today and will begin his academy training in a couple weeks. Welcome to the family Officer Cosenza!

The South Windsor Police Department supports our diverse religious community and our prayers are with Pittsburgh today. We will conduct extra patrols for our religious community but we need your help too. See something, say something; report suspicious activity immediately at (860) 644-2551.

A big Thank You to the volunteers braving this cold rain to assist Cpl. Nicoletta today at the Drug Takeback event. We’re here til 2 pm.

We see you photo-bombing Officer Roy!!

It’s 9 o’clock-hit that lock! (Slogan Credit: Michelle Forget )

Miller Road will be closed to thru traffic from Nevers Rd to Abbe Rd on Monday 10/29 and Tuesday 10/30 from 7am to 5pm to allow for repaving of the area after the recent sewer project. School buses and motorists who live within the affected area will be allowed to access and pass through the work zone, however minor delays should be expected. Detours around the construction will be posted. Please avoid the area if possible.

It's 9 o'clock- let's lock 'em up!

For the first time, South Windsor PD is participating in No Shave November. During November we will temporarily suspend our grooming regulations to allow for beards and goatees. Participating officers are making a donation to participate and all money raised is going to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale. Cancer has robbed us of fellow officers and dear friends and we're fighting back, one beard at at time.

Traffic Advisory- Miller Road Closure: Miller Road will be closed to thru traffic from Nevers Rd to Abbe Rd on Monday, October 29th, and Tuesday October 30th from 7am to 5pm to allow for repaving of the area after the recent sewer project. School buses and motorists who live within the affected area will be allowed to access and pass through the work zone, however minor delays should be expected. The detour map posted shows the alternate route. Please avoid the area if possible.