Coventry Police Department

  • Agency: Coventry Police Department
  • Address: 1585 Main St., Coventry, 06238 CT
  • Chief: Mark A Palmer (Chief of Police)
Phone: 860-742-7331
Fax: 860-742-5770

Coventry Police Department is located at 1585 Main St., Coventry, 06238 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark A Palmer. The Coventry Police Department phone number is 860-742-7331.

Coventry Police Department News

The Coventry Police Department would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween. We will have extra staff on duty patrolling neighborhoods during the times children are out trick-or treating. Please remember the following safety tips: TIPS FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS -Carry a flashlight or glow-stick with you for visibility. -Always stay in a group with an adult. -Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the grass away from the street. -Look both ways before crossing the street and if you are wearing a mask, take it off. -Wait until an adult can check your candy before you eat any of it. TIPS FOR PARENTS -Plan costumes that are bright and reflective! Consider adding more reflective tape to costumes + trick or treat bags. Always carry flashlights or glowsticks. -Masks can limit or block eyesight, consider makeup or cut the mask eyeholes bigger so children can see. Remind children to remove their masks to cross the street! -Clear hazards from your property. Remove obstacles such as flower pots and garden hoses so children won’t trip on them rushing from house to house. -Remind your children not to eat the candy until an adult has checked their treats! TIPS FOR MOTORISTS -Drive slowly and cautiously through your neighborhoods. Remember children may not look before crossing the street. -Use extreme caution entering and leaving driveway. Make sure you check for children who may be entering or exiting your driveway. Please report any suspicious activity immediately to the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331. As always, in an emergency call 911. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Press Release 10/29/2018 Active Arrest Warrant David William April DOB 03/20/1959 LKA: 1471 South Street Coventry, CT 06238 Wanted For: Failure to Appear 2nd Degree The Coventry Police Department is currently seeking information on the whereabouts of David W. April. In August of 2018, Coventry Police responded to his residence on South Street for an active domestic between April and a female individual. Through the course of the investigation, April was placed under arrest and charged with several domestic violence related offenses. April appeared at his first court hearing, but has since failed to return. A failure to appear warrant was eventually issued for his arrest. Attempts have been made to contact April, but have been unsuccessful. Anyone with information regarding the location of April is asked to contact the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call our TIPS line at 860-742-2400. *Do not attempt to apprehend any suspects. Please contact the police if he is located. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***UPDATE*** *** UPDATE*** *** UPDATE*** The owner has been located. Thank you for your shares and your concern. Found dog! Located roaming in Main Street near Sam Green Road. Please contact the Coventry Police Department if you have information about the owner. 860-742-7331. Thank you in advance.

An important reminder to all residents; beginning November 1st, a town-wide parking ban goes into effect between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. until March 31st. Please be aware that this ordinance is enforced. The text of the ordinance appears below. Thank you for your cooperation. Sec. 98-87. - Public highways and municipal off-street parking areas; prohibited parking hours; towing; fine. (a) There shall be no parking on any public highway or designated municipally owned, leased or operated off-street parking area or lot in the town between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1 through March 31, nor shall any vehicle be parked in any area that is a temporary no parking area, as designated by the town manager or his or her agent, for the removal of snow or ice. (b) Any vehicle parked in violation of the provision of subsection (a) of this section may be towed away if necessary to allow the removal of snow or ice.

Several town residents have recently received calls from people purporting to be their 'grandchild' or other young relative indicating they have been in a car crash or have been arrested. They go on to ask for money to either help them get bailed out of jail, pay a traffic fine, or get their vehicle out of impound. Do not fall for these scams. Do not give out any personal information or send money to anyone asking for it over the phone. The below article from AARP provides detailed information on these scams and how to protect yourself from falling for them. If you think you are being scammed, please contact the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331.

The Coventry Police Department would like to thank Brenda, Leah and all those at the Coventry Senior Center for hosting us this morning for National Coffee with a Cop Day. We would also like to thank Dunkin' Donuts on Main St. for hosting us in the afternoon. The staff was very gracious and even made CPD donuts! We made many new friends and had some great conversations. Thanks to those residents from Coventry who stopped by to see us. Officer Michelle Krukoff and Officer Bob Dexter are seen in the photos from both locations.

Press Release 10/03/2018 During the month of September 2018, the Coventry Police Department responded to 591 calls for service. This number breaks down to the following based on the most common occurrence: 125 Motor Vehicle Stops 66 Suspicious Persons/ Motor Vehicles 49 Finger Printings 27 Animal Complaints 27 Alarms 24 Routine Assistances 23 Public Hazards 22 Disabled Motor Vehicles 19 Motor Vehicle Accidents 13 Check Welfares 13 Larceny Complaints 12 Miscellaneous Complaints 12 Assist Other Agency 9 Lost & Found 8 Erratic Operation Complaints 7 Noise Complaints 7 Harassment Complaints 6 Firework/ Gunshot Complaints 4 Disturbances (non-domestic) 4 Family Matter Complaints 4 Driving Under the Influence 4 Police Information 4 Fraud Complaints 3 Motor Vehicle Lockouts 3 All Other Offenses 2 Marine Patrol Activities 2 Suicides 2 Abandoned Motor Vehicles 2 Escorts 2 Repossessed Motor Vehicle Complaints 2 Runaway Complaints 2 911 Hang-Ups 2 Burglary Complaints 1 Building Check 1 Suicide Threat/ Attempt 1 Intimidation Complaint (Domestic Violence) 1 Drugs/ Narcotics Complaint 1 Vandalism Complaint 1 Assault Complaint 1 Sexual Assault 1 Open Door/ Window Complaints 1 Missing Person Complaint 1 Pornography Complaint 70 Other (medicals, fires, etc.) Based on the above calls for service, Officers took the following actions: 12 Criminal Arrests 24 Misdemeanor Summons 19 Infractions 30 Written Warnings 58 Verbal Warnings

Wednesday, October 3 is National Coffee with a Cop Day.The Coventry Police Department will be hosting this event at Dunkin Donuts on Main Street in Coventry on Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm. Come and meet some of our officers and be treated to a beverage of your choice! We will also be hosting this event for any interested Seniors at the Coventry Senior Center on Lake Street in Coventry on Wednesday from 9-10am. We hope to see you there!

Press Release 10/01/2018 Please click the link below to view the Coventry Police Department's arrest logs from the month of September 2018. http://www.coventryct.org/index.aspx?nid=374

On September 27, 2018, Thomas Kuhns was promoted to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony at police headquarters. Sergeant Kuhns was originally hired on March 21, 2013. He has received numerous awards and commendations during his career. Sergeant Kuhns also serves as a field training officer for new officers coming out academy training. He is a member of the METRO multi-town crash investigation unit after having received extensive training in that area. Sergeant Kuhns fills a supervisory vacancy as a result of recent retirements. We want to congratulate Sergeant Kuhns as he takes on his new role and responsibilities with the department!

**UPDATE** The Owner has been located. Press Release 09/19/2018 Attempting to Locate Owner A female Pit Bull was found in the middle of the road on Main Street near South Street Extension. She is currently at CPD Headquarters. If you have any information as to the owner, please contact dispatch at 860-742-7331.

**UPDATE** The owner has been located. Thank you for sharing this post! Press Release 09/19/2018 Attempting to Locate Owner A female Australian Shepherd was found near 380 Cedar Swamp Road with no collar. She is very friendly. We have been unable to locate the owner as of now, but we do believe they may be nearby. Please contact CSO Chipman at 860-742-4074 if you have any information.

Press Release 09/16/2018 The CT Department of Motor Vehicles has made significant upgrades to the services in which they offer on their website. Did you know you can renew your vehicle’s registration online without stepping foot into a CT DMV Branch? Their updated website also allows you to check your vehicle’s registration status which provides you with real time information. The fine in CT for operating an unregistered motor vehicle is $117.00. Violators of this statute may also be subject to a motor vehicle tow which can be in excess of $100.00. If you are unsure as whether or not your vehicle is registered, please click the link below to verify the status. https://dmvcivls-wselfservice.ct.gov/Registration/VerifyRegistration

**UPDATE** The Owner has been located. Thank you for sharing this post! Press Release 09/15/2018 8:00 pm Attempting to Locate Owner This canine was found in the area of Arlington Road off of Main Street in Coventry. We believe the owner lives nearby, but we have been unable to identify them at this time. She is a female pit bull mix. No collar or tags. If you have any information please contact the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331.

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Press Release 09/08/2018 Attempting to Locate Owner On 09/08/2018, CSO Chipman was dispatched to the area of Buena Vista Road and Ridgewood Trail for a report of a loose male pit bull. The pit bull was located and transported to Bolton Vet for medical attention. The dog is very thin, has no collar/ tags, or a chip. If you have any information please contact CSO Chipman at 860-742-4074.

**UPDATE 09/12/2018** The owner has been located and the dog has been reunited with her family. Thank you all for sharing this post! Press Release 09/07/2018 Attempting to Locate Owner A young female pit bull was found in traffic earlier in the day on Boston Turnpike near the Mansfield Town Line. She is very friendly and has a silver choker style chain. If you have any information on the owner, please contact CSO Chipman at 860-742-4074.

Press Release 09/04/2018 During the month of August 2018, the Coventry Police Department responded to 600 calls for service. This number breaks down to the following based on the most common occurrence: 118 Motor Vehicle Stops 74 Suspicious Persons/ Motor Vehicles 53 Finger Printings 38 Alarms 31 Routine Assistances 27 Animal Complaints 22 Assist Other Agency 18 Motor Vehicle Accidents 17 Check Welfares 15 Disabled Motor Vehicles 14 Public Hazards 13 Marine Patrol Activities 13 Disturbances (non-domestic) 10 Erratic Operation Complaints 9 Family Matter Complaints 6 Miscellaneous Complaints 6 Larceny Complaints 6 Harassment Complaints 6 Driving Under the Influence 5 Police Information 5 Motor Vehicle Lockouts 4 Fraud Complaints 4 Building Checks 4 Suicide Threat/ Attempt 3 Lost & Found 3 Intimidation Complaints (Domestic Violence) 3 Drugs/ Narcotics Complaint 3 Vandalism Complaints 2 Firework/ Gunshot Complaints 2 Abandoned Motor Vehicles 2 Littering Complaints 2 Escorts 2 Noise Complaints 2 Assault Complaints 2 Motor Vehicle Thefts 2 Sexual Assaults 2 911 Hang-Ups 1 All Other Offenses 1 Illegal Parking Complaints 1 Open Door/ Window Complaints 1 Repossessed Motor Vehicle Complaints 1 Runaway Complaint 1 Burglary Complaint 1 911 Hang-Up 1 Town Ordinance Violation 44 Other (medicals, fires, etc.) Based on the above calls for service, Officers took the following actions: 7 Criminal Arrests 17 Misdemeanor Summons 39 Infractions 22 Written Warnings 64 Verbal Warnings

Press Release 09/04/2018 Please click the link below to view the Coventry Police Department's arrest logs from the month of August 2018. http://www.coventryct.org/index.aspx?nid=374

**UPDATE** The owner has been located. Thank you all for sharing! Press Release 08/31/2018 Recovered Canine On 08/31/2018 at approximately 08:00 hours, dispatch was notified of a canine found in the area of Antrim Road and Brigham Tavern Road. The dog is an older Collie mix with Husky eyes. The dog did not have a collar. The dog is currently at the Vernon Pound pending the location of the owner. If you are the owner or have any information, please contact CSO Chipman at 860-742-4074.

Edwin Rivera who runs the Little Angels Bicycle program came to the PD today to present a trophy to the department in thanks for all the donations of bicycles to the program over the years. Little Angels collects used or damage bicycles and after repairs, donates them to area children. We appreciate the gesture of thanks and wish Mr. Rivera all the best as he continues with this valuable program.

Text-to-911 from cellphones is now available at all Public Safety Answer Points in Connecticut. Calling is always the best way to contact 911 but if you are in a situation where you can't call, texting is available. Follow the link for important information about the text-to-911 features https://www.text911ct.org/

This morning, Coventry residents (from l to r) Adrienne Gorka, Veronica Trudel and Laura-Jean Nuño came to the police department to personally thank the staff for their work in helping to protect the citizens of Coventry and to pray for the safety of the officers and staff. We appreciate their visit and thank them for their kind words and gestures.

**UPDATE** Jack was located on Hendee Road yesterday and is now back home safe. Thank you for sharing this post! Press Release 08/21/2018 Missing Canine On 08/21/2018, Coventry Police dispatch received a call from a residence on Skinner Hill Road in Andover reporting that a dog that was being watched had escaped through an open door. The reporting party identified the dog as an 8 year old Shiba Inu named Jack. Jack is tan in color and has a half tail. If you have seen Jack in the area of Skinner Hill Road near the Coventry Town Line or have any additional information, please contact dispatch at 860-742-7331.

Press Release 08/20/2018 Found - African Spurred Tortoise – Attempt to Locate Owner An African Spurred Tortoise was located on 08/18/2018 in the Echo Road neighborhood. This species is rare and is not found in the area; therefore, we believe it is someone’s pet. The tortoise has been temporarily secured with a marine biologist until the owner is located. If you are the owner or have any information, please contact CSO Chipman at 860-742-4074.