Waterford Police Department

  • Agency: Waterford Police Department
  • Address: 41 Avery Lane, Waterford, 06385 CT
  • Chief: Murray J Pendleton (Chief of Police)
Phone: 860-442-9451
Fax: 860-437-3040

Waterford Police Department is located at 41 Avery Lane, Waterford, 06385 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Murray J Pendleton. The Waterford Police Department phone number is 860-442-9451.

Waterford Police Department News

MADD Awards - Officers Maffeo and Epps awarded. Last Tuesday Officers Maffeo and Epps were given the Mothers Against Drunk Driving MADD CT award for their contribution in encouraging the prevention of drunken and drugged driving on our roadways. In addition to this year’s award, Officer Maffeo was awarded his ten year pin, which means that he has received the MADD award for ten years in a row. Officer Maffeo was also the keynote speaker at this event, and talked about his efforts as a Drug Recognition Expert instructor across the country. Congratulations to both Officers, keep up the hard work which keep others safe on the road.

Waterford Police Department Neighborhood Watch has started back up again in three areas in town: Goshen RD, Leary DR and Melanie DR. The first monthly meeting will take place soon in each of these neighborhoods (look for flier soon from your Neighborhood Watch Coordinator detailing time and location!) There is plenty of room for other neighborhoods in town to sign up. There is not set minimum or maximum for what a neighborhood group should be, so if you are interested in becoming a Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and starting a group in your neighborhood please email Sgt Michael Fedor for additional information. The Neighborhood Watch can be an effective, dynamic program, increasing awareness in our community, educating citizens on how and what to report. Citizens will be able to provide organized information and useful contributions to the Waterford Police Department. Make participating neighborhoods less “crime friendly”. Providing Neighborhood Watch signs to actively participating Neighborhoods. Establishing and updating phone trees in neighborhoods enhancing the Waterford Police Departments ability to target neighborhood specific information. Working collaboratively with the public to fulfill the Mission Statement of the Waterford Police Department by helping to prevent crime in our community Sergeant Michael Fedor #12 Waterford Police Department 41 Avery Lane Waterford, CT mfedor@waterfordct.org

Thank you to the men and women that sacrificed so we could enjoy such privileges. While our enjoy your Memorial Day please take a moment to reflect on these brave souls.

UPDATE: Subject has been identified. Thank you. Assistance needed to identify- Looking to Identify this subject who was involved in an evading motor vehicle accident in the Mago Point section of town. It happened at approximately 10:53pm on Saturday May 26. Suspect vehicle appears to be a dark colored extended cab Ford Ranger. It will have damage to it’s passenger side front and rear end. Suspect was a patron at Sunset Ribs. If able to identify, please call Officer Firmin at 860-442-9451. Email him at mfirmin@waterfordct.org or private message us here. Reference case #2018-01060 Thanks as always!

Clark Lane is closed due to a motor vehicle accident rollover with injuries. The vehicle struck a fire hydrant in the area of the Middle School which flooded the road. Please avoid the area for a bit.

On 5/20/18 the suspect in the attached photo purchased an Apple Iphone Silver ($1,221.96) from the Farmington, CT (West Farms Mall) Apple Store using a fraudulent credit card. The victim lives in Waterford, CT and still has possession of the card. If you are able to assist in identifying the suspect please contact Officer Flanagan of the Waterford Police Department (860)442-9451 or at PFlanagan@WaterfordCT.org and reference Case #2018-01047. You can always private message us here as well. Thanks of course for any like and shares to help us get the word out.

Every day the Waterford Police Department walks through the schools in Town, which we have done since 2012. Last school year we had 765 school checks, and occasionally help out with specific events like shown here. Today the Clark Lane Middle School School Resource Officer was assigned to a High School function, while the CLMS walk-a-thon took place. We were asked for and provided a Patrol Officer to ensure the safety of the kids while during the walk-a-thon. Good job today CLMS students raising funds for charity!

Looking to identify the pictured male who was involved in a larceny at Sam’s Food Store and Henny Penny on 5/23/2018. Please contact the Waterford Police Department with information. (860)-442-9451

UPDATE: We were able to positively identify this subject from previous arrests and some info from his phone. Thanks for the assistance, we are reaching out to our counterparts in the New Haven area. Assistance needed to identify- The subject posted here selected six vacuum cleaners from the Target store on RTE 85 at approximately 7pm tonight and exited through an emergency door. He entered as a passenger into the vehicle shown here. We think it is a white colored Cadillac with tinted windows. The value of the merchandise is approximately $3,000. The subject left his cell phone behind and on first inspection it leads us to believe he may be connected to the New Haven area. Please like and share to help us get the word out. Help us “clean” up this case and make a speedy arrest! If you can identify this subject, please call Officer Firmin at 860-442-9451 or email him at mfirmin@waterfordct.org or you can also private message us here. Please reference case 2018-00989.

Route 32 both lane is closed for approximately ten minutes for the power company to work on damage caused by this morning's accident.

This is the video for the 2018 Waterford Police Citizen's Academy, whowing what the participants went through during this intense eleven week class. Thank you all for coming, it was great to get to know you all! Please look around February/March of next year for our 2019 application period.

Planned K9 Search NOT AN EMERGENCY Planned K9 Search Waterford High School is participating in a planned lockdown drill and routine training exercise in cooperation with the Waterford High School and area police K9 units. Although you may see several police cars at the high school this morning, this is a planned drill, not an emergency. As part of our efforts to make sure that your children are educated in the safest environment possible, the Waterford High School is testing their ability to coordinate with emergency service providers and at the same time helping to ensure a safe and drug-free school environment for your children. Again, a planned event, not an emergency.

***RTE 32 is now open to traffic in both directions. Utility crews are on-scene and working. Please use caution as there are lane restrictions in the area. RTE 32 is closed in both directions due to traffic accident. The roadway is closed in the area of Smiths Cove (between Scotch Cap Rd and Fitzgerald). We are awaiting crews from the utility companies to arrive before the roadway can be opened. Please find alternative travel paths. Thank you.

Last night the 2018 Citizen's Police Academy graduated. After eleven weeks of classroom, ride-a-long, shooting range, and other activities these students received a certificate, shirt, and pizza and cake. Special Thanks to the Waterford Rotary Club, Critical Signs, and Crown Pizza, this year's sponsors. Additional thanks to Sergeant Jim Dimmock for his efforts in putting this year's Citizen's Academy together - he's so tired his eyes are closed!

Sometimes you get lucky... While getting a coffee at the Crystal Mall, Lieutenant Silva saw a female with a bag designed for shoplifting, at the same time she saw him. She said Oh .... and ran for her car. Lieutenant Silva got to his car and stopped her a short distance later. When asked about the shoplifting "booster" bag, she eventually admitted to having the bag in the car, which was seized, and she was placed under arrest. Shamon Scales, age 36, of 126 Roberts Drive Apt A Bridgeport, Ct. was arrested for (3) Counts of Larceny in the Sixth Degree, Possession of a Shoplifitng Device, and (2) counts of Larceny in the Fifth Degree. She was found to be in possession of over $1200.00 worth of items from numerous stores in this mall and possibly others. This picture shows Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lapkowski cataloging some of the items seized to place into the evidence room. Right place, right time. Who says there's never a cop around when you need one?

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at the Waterford Police Department! And to any of our Police and Dispatcher mothers working today, happy Mother’s Day to you as well 👮.

UPDATE ROAD IS OPEN Route 156 closed due to motorcycle accident. Route 156 is closed in front of the Waterford Community Center due to a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. As a result Waterford high school entrance and exit traffic will have to be moved to Miner Lane. We have assigned Officers to the traffic light there as we deal with that traffic as well. Please avoid the area and use caution.

Please avoid the area of Jordan Cove Bridge if possible. There is milling and paving in the area. Thank you.

A note from the Traffic Office: The Traffic Office has received numerous complaints recently of motorists passing stopped school buses on Route 156 and Route 85. In the instances reported the School Busses have been stopped with the red lights flashing and the stop sign is out. As a reminder it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus in any direction when the red lights are flashing. The fine for passing a stopped school bus is $465 in accordance to Connecticut General Statute 14-279.

Attempting to identify pictured female involved in a criminal mischief 2nd incident at Walmart on 5/5/18. Female was operating a dark blue Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows. Please contact Officer Michael Firmin with information. (860)442-9451

Press Release #3 Waterford Police Department Case #2018-0880 The Waterford Police Department is providing the following information as a follow-up to yesterday’s tragic case involving the death of a 5 year old male child. The police department can confirm that the family name of the victim was Bosselman, specific identification of the child is being withheld because of his age. The mother was home at the time the child went missing, who was reportedly last seen in the residence at approximately 12:30pm. The mother was the initial caller to the police department and reported her son missing. Upon arrival two officers began an immediate search of the interior of the residence, followed by the surrounding yard and driveway before they located the child within the vehicle. The two Waterford police officers removed the child from the vehicle and began CPR. The Waterford Ambulance Service, The Quaker Hill Fire Department, and Lawrence and Memorial Medics all arrived on scene and assisted with the resuscitation attempts. The child was unable to be revived despite best efforts. As mandated reporters the Waterford Police Department contacted the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families regarding this incident. The State of Connecticut Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on 05/04/2018 as part of the investigation to determine cause of death. The Waterford Police Department Investigators continue to work on the case interviewing family member’s friends, and neighbors. Anyone one who may have seen an unattended child in the area of Maple Ave, Waterford, CT. between the hours of 12:30pm and 2:28pm on 05/03/2018, or anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Waterford Police Department Investigative Services at (860) 442-9451.

Press Release #2 Waterford Police Department Case #2018-0880 It is with extreme sorrow that the Waterford Police Department must announce the untimely death of a 5 year old. The unexpected passing of anyone is tragic but the death of a child in our close-knit community can be very difficult. The police department as a member of that community would like to send out its heartfelt condolences to the family of the child. At 2:28 the police department was requested at 3 Maple Ave in the Quaker Hill section of Waterford for a missing 5 year old child. Approximately 19 minutes later that child was located unresponsive in a family vehicle - a 4-door sedan. Fire and EMS were immediately dispatched, but unfortunately any resuscitation attempts were not successful, and the child was pronounced deceased at the scene. Waterford Police Patrol and Investigation Services along with the State of Connecticut Inspector’s Office for the New London Superior Court are involved with the investigation of this case in trying to determine the cause of death. The State of Connecticut Medical Examiner’s office is responding to the scene. Specifically we are looking at how the child got into the vehicle. Trying to answer any questions as to the cause at this point would be pure guesswork and would not be fair to the family. We are not releasing the names of the family. We must give them time to process this terrible shock, and make contact with family and loved ones. The police department’s Chaplains are with the family as we speak offering any assistance to cope with this tremendous loss. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterford Police Department at 860-442-9451, or use our Police Department app – search “Waterford Police" on Apple or Google play to make an anonymous tip.

Press Release Waterford Police Department Case #2018-0880 The Waterford Police Department is actively investigating the untimely death of a five year old child in Quaker Hill, Connecticut. The Connecticut States Attorney’s Office – New London is assisting Waterford Police in the investigation. Due to the nature of the incident we are not releasing the name of the victim at this time as we are reaching out to family members. Deaths involving children are always tragic events, the Waterford Police Department sends their condolences to the family at this time. Any press inquiries please contact Lieutenant David Burton at the Waterford Police Department at 860-442-9451. Brett Mahoney Chief of Police Waterford Police Department

School safety forums - please share! The Waterford Police Department and Waterford School system are conducting school safety forums at each Waterford School. Items of discussion include our school's safety plans, police response, and what to do in a school event - for parents and kids. Last nights forum was at the Great Neck School, and had about 20 attendees. The question and answer session after provided a lot of feedback for the school and the police. Tonight's will be at the Quaker Hill School, we encourage you to attend. If you are a Great Neck School parent who did not attend last night's forum, you can attend any of the forums listed below, the information will be the same (especially helpful if you have kids in the different schools/grade levels) All sessions are scheduled for 6:00 PM and are open to all parents and members of the community. • Great Neck Elementary School - May 1, 2018 • Quaker Hill Elementary School - May 2, 2018 • Clark Lane Middle School - May 7, 2018 • Oswegatchie Elementary School - May 15, 2018 • Waterford High School - May 22, 2018 Please share and we hope to see you there.

Roadwork scheduled today in the area of Norman Street and Summer Street. Please use caution.