Putnam Police Department

  • Agency: Putnam Police Department
  • Address: 189 Church St., Putnam, 06260 CT
  • Chief: Rick Hayes (Chief of Police)
Phone: 860-928-6565
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Putnam Police Department is located at 189 Church St., Putnam, 06260 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Rick Hayes. The Putnam Police Department phone number is 860-928-6565.

Putnam Police Department News

There will be a parking ban within the Putnam Special Services District from 6am on Thursday 01/04 until 6am Friday 01/05

On the 12th of November, 2017 at approximately 19:16 hours members of the Putnam Police Department, in response to ongoing reports of the sale of narcotics, encountered Anthony Falzone (DOB 08/17/1992) and Giuseppe Falzone (DOB 03/22/1961) who have no listed address however reside in the Special Services District. The two males were encountered in the area of Front Street and Livery Street. The Falzone’s went to a pre-determined area with the intention of the sale of heroin. Both subjects were detained by a Putnam Police Officer and questioned. While detained, Anthony Falzone revealed that he established the meeting point and offered a sale of heroin with the intent for he and Giuseppe Falzone to arrive, take the money from their intended victim and flee the area. During their period of detention it was also revealed that Anthony Falzone had an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in the 2nd degree for previous narcotics related charges. A search incident to arrest revealed that Anthony had various articles of drug paraphernalia including but not limited to multiple syringes, two of which were pre-loaded with a suspected narcotic. Giuseppe was found to be in possession of multiple articles of drug paraphernalia as well as suspected cocaine. The Falzone’s were processed and will be presented for arraignment in the Danielson Superior Court on the 13th of November, 2017 at 0900 hours. Giuseppe was held on $1,000.00 cash/surety bond. Anthony was held on $5,000.00 court set bond for his FTA charge and $1,000.00 for the charges he incurred this date. Both Anthony and Giuseppe Falzone were charged with Conspiracy to commit robbery 3rd, criminal attempt to commit sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Putnam Police Department is dedicated to pursuing and investigating the illicit sale of narcotics within the Special Services District and strives to keep Putnam a Safe and Friendly Community.

PRESS RELEASE The Putnam Police Department is investigating a one car motor vehicle fatality that occurred at the intersection of Grove St. and Tatem St. on Sept. 30 2017 at about 1:05 AM. The vehicle involved was being operated east on Grove St. and struck a utility pole on the north side of the roadway. The operator who was the vehicle’s lone occupant was transported to Day Kimball Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. The accident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Putnam Police Department at 860-928-6565.

News Release Date: 9/22/17 On 9/22/17 at approximately 1730hrs. members of the Putnam Police Department led by its narcotics task force with assistance from State of Connecticut Department of Corrections Parole Officers executed a search and seizure warrant at 24 Wilkinson St. 1st Floor Putnam, CT after conducting an extensive investigation into the alleged sale of Heroin within the town of Putnam involving Alicia Marando w/f DOB: 11/23/81. A systematic search of the residence was completed and an amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia was seized. As a result, several individuals were arrested including: 1.) Alicia Marando w/f DOB: 11/23/81 Possession of narcotics C.G.S 21a-279(a) Possession of narcotics with intent to sell C.G.S 21a-278(b) Possession of drug paraphernalia C.G.S 21a-267 Operating a drug factory C.G.S 21a-277(c) Risk of injury to a minor C.G.S 53-21 Marando was held on a $100,000.00 bond pending arraignment at Danielson Superior Court on Monday 9/25/17 2.) Austin Hunt w/m DOB: 8/3/97 Possession of drug paraphernalia C.G.S 21a-267 Hunt was released on a $500.00 non-surety bond with a court date of 10/4/17 3.) Raymond Rogers w/m DOB: C.G.S 2/25/89 Possession of drug paraphernalia C.G.S 21a-267 Note* Rogers was also remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections/Parole. He was released on $1000 non-surety bond and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on 10/4/17 4.) Donald Doyle Jr. w/m DOB: 5/29/88 Disorderly Conduct C.G.S 53a-182 Interfering with police C.G.S 53a-167a Doyle Jr. was released on a $500.00 non-surety bond and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on 10/4/17. Members of the Department of Children and Families also assisted as a youth was located inside the residence at the time the search and seizure warrant was executed. The Putnam Police Department is committed to combating illegal drug activity in the Town of Putnam. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Putnam Police Department Crime Tip Hotline at 860-963-0000.

On September 1, 2017 at approximately 2050 hours, a member of the Putnam Police Department, while on routine patrol observed a vehicle operating on Providence Street with a burned out headlight. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop to address the headlight and while speaking with the operator of the vehicle, Nathaniel Wood (DOB 08/04/195) of Putnam, it was found that Wood’s operator’s license was expired. Upon the officers further investigation probable cause was developed that there were narcotics in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, various illegal items were located including cocaine and marijuana. Subsequently the operator, Nathaniel Wood, was taken into custody for possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating with an expired license and a headlight violation. The passenger, Joslyn Rubendunst of Foster RI (DOB 06/24/1998) was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and issued an infraction. Wood will be presented in Danielson Superior Court on September 13, 2017. The Putnam Police Dept. is committed to reducing the influence of illicit drugs in our community. Anyone with information pertaining to the sales of illicit drugs are encouraged to call the Putnam Police Departments Crime Tips hotline at 860-963-0000

Chief Rick Hayes and Officers from the Putnam Police Department paid an unexpected visit to Day Kimball Hospital Emergency Department this morning to offer support and apologizes for the horrible police interaction which took place in Salt Lake City. Putnam Police and Day Kimball Hospital Emergency Department have always shared a special relationship and that will never change.

ALL IN A DAYS WORK On Thursday evening officers from the Putnam Police Department took part in the Celebrity Scoops Night at Deary Bros Mike Stand to benefit Day Kimball Hospital. Less than two hours later the same officers were scooping up drug dealers in our community. This is once again true Community Policing

The Putnam Police Department would like to wish Officer Dana Peloso the best of luck next weekend August 5th and 6th as he peddles 192 miles in the Pan Mass Challenge! Officer Peloso is riding for his third year in the PMC. This year he will be riding from Sturbridge Massachusetts to Provincetown. The PMC aims to raise $48 million dollars this year through its riders and supporters. Specifically, Officer Peloso has a goal of $5,500.00 individually! At the end of this ride he will have raised at least $12,000.00. 100% of all rider raised funds go to the Dana Farber Cancer institute and the Jimmy Fund for the treatment and care for their patients being treated. The Pan Mass challenge was formed in 1980 that now draws in over 6,000 cyclists representing 41 states and 8 different countries. If you would like to support Officer Peloso’s PMC ride this year, you can go to www.pmc.org/dp0229 and make an online tax deductible donation there, or drop a check off to the Police Department at 189 Church Street in Putnam made out to “PMC”. Donations are being accepted through October! Corporate sponsors are welcome to inquire as well! #PMC2017

PRESS RELEASE On Weds June 14, 2017 at approximately 1230 AM, Putnam Police responded to the area of Front St and Main St for a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival police found glass on the sidewalk and observed damage to multiple windows of the Antique Marketplace located at 109 Main St Putnam. Police observed activity in the building the CT State Police arrived to assist in securing the building’s perimeter. When police entered the marketplace they located a completely naked Sean Morissette age 50 of 28 Battey St Putnam, CT. Morissette was observed by officers knocking over display cases and smashing items inside the marketplace. He was taken into custody and charged with Burglary 3rd and Criminal Mischief 1st. He is being held on $10000 cash bond and will be presented in Danielson Superior Court on June 14, 2017.

NEWS RELEASE Narcotics Possession arrest made subsequent to a motor vehicle stop. On 5/24/17 at approximately 0126hrs. Putnam Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Providence St. near Church St. for a headlight violation. During the traffic stop, probable cause was developed for the search of the vehicle, a black 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. During the search of the vehicle, an amount of suspected marijuana, crack/cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia was discovered and seized. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Nicholas Holmes DOB: 3/6/82 of 19 Battey St. Putnam, CT was arrested for: Possession of marijuana Possession of narcotics Possession of a hallucinogenic Possession of drug paraphernalia Operating with a suspended license Holmes was released on a $5000.00 non-surety bond and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on 6/7/17. Members of the Putnam Police are committed to combating illegal drug activity within the town of Putnam. Anyone with information pertaining to such activity is encouraged to contact the Putnam Police Department Crime Tip hotline at www.putnampolice.com or 860-963-0000.

NEWS RELEASE On 5/9/17 at approximately 2022hrs. members of the Putnam Police Department responded to the area of Grove St. and Wilkinson St. for a reported car versus pedestrian accident. A 2009 Subaru Legacy operated by Barbara Charron (DOB: 7/11/49) of 31 St. Peters Court Putnam, CT was traveling westbound on Grove St. when her vehicle struck a pedestrian in the roadway. Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian, identified as Audrea Quinones (DOB: 4/24/78) of 57 School St. Putnam, CT, was running in the roadway and involved in an unrelated disturbance/incident at the time of the accident. Both Charron and Quinones were transported to Day Kimball Hospital by Putnam EMS for suspected minor injuries. This investigation remains open pending further investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Putnam Police Department at 890-928-6565.

MEET THE NEW OFFICERS Putnam Police Dept Chief Rick Hayes and Deputy Chief Lee Konicki appeared on the WINY morning show today to introduce the latest additions to the department, who will officially graduate from the Police Academy tomorrow night. Pictured left to right: Deputy Chief Lee Konicki, Officers Dana Peloso, Zachary Brignole and Michael Einsiedel and Chief Rick Hayes. Photo courtesy of WINY

On March 26, 2017 at approximately 0433 hours, the Putnam Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 183 South Main Street, Putnam. The accident involved a 2014 Subaru Outback which lost control while traveling east on South Main Street. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. The vehicle was occupied by a male operator, Jeremy Neurath,21, of 23 Beaver Dam Rd. Woodstock Valley, Ct. Neurath was not injured and was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with 14-227a Operating a M.V. while Intoxicated and 14-230 Failure to Drive Right. He was given a court date of 4/5/17. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the pole sustained minor damage. The utility company was contacted about the damaged pole. Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact the Putnam Police Department at 860-928-6565.

News Release Date: 3/20/17 The Putnam Police Department is currently investigating a commercial burglary that occurred at Abigail’s Jewel Box located at 76 Main St. Putnam, CT that occurred during the overnight/early morning hours of 3/20/17. An individual appearing to be a white male subject with glasses and a beard forced entry into the building where property was damaged and items were stolen. Anybody recognizing the individual pictured below or have information about the incident are asked to contact the Putnam Police Department at 860-928-6565.

The Putnam Police are investigating a shoplifting at Putnam Spirits at 249 Kennedy Dr. A male and female entered the store at approx. 3PM on 3/5/17. The male was seen taking a bottle of Hennessy Cognac valued at over $600 and placing it in his pants and walking out of the store. He is described as a white male with darker complexion. He is balding with black hair and a beard. He is approx.. 5’10” in height. He was wearing pink/red pants and a purple/plum colored jacket. The female was white with dark colored hair that was pulled up in a bun. She was wearing glasses and was approx.. 5’6” in height. She was wearing a tan colored winter jacket, green pants and carrying a large tan purse. Anyone with information of either of these suspects is asked to please contact Officer Bernier of the Putnam Police Department at 860-928-6565.

The Putnam Police Department will offer Humvee transportation to Nurses, Doctors, Emergency Personnel, and other essential employees who must report to work in Putnam. Please call the Putnam Police Department at 860-928-6565 SNOW STORM SAFETY

There is a Parking Ban within the Putnam Special Services District from 10 am Tuesday 03/14 though 6am Wednesday 03/15. Any vehicle parked on a public street will be ticketed and/or towed.

There is a Parking Ban within the Putnam Special Services District from 3pm Sunday 02/12 though 6am Monday 02/13. Any vehicle parked ona public street will be ticketed and/or towed.

The Putnam Police Department will offer Humvee transportation to Nurses, Doctors, Emergency Personnel, and other essential employees who must report to work in Putnam. Please call the Putnam Police Department at 860-928-6565 SNOW STORM SAFETY

News Release – Road Closures and Interrupted Traffic Flow Due to unforeseen circumstances related to the construction taking place on Walnut Street it will be necessary to close the street daily while this project continues. The construction crews estimate this will begin as early as Friday 02/10 and may last for several weeks. During the hours construction is taking place Walnut Street will be closed to all traffic from Barber Street to Farrow Street. We understand this will cause inconvenience and ask vehicle operators to be patient

There will be a parking ban in place starting Thursday 02/09/2017 6am through Friday 02/10/2017. This will include all streets within the Putnam Special Services District. Any vehicle left on a public street will be ticketed and/or towed.

On 1/27/17 at approximately 2333hrs. Putnam Police received a complaint of a stolen motor vehicle which was stolen in the area of Woodstock Ave. At approximately 0010hrs. the reported stolen vehicle, a 2016 Chevrolet Impala, was located by officers and stopped on Providence Street. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Beverly Marshall w/f DOB: 6/19/65 of 89 Mantup Rd. Putnam, CT. At the time of the stop Marshall was suspected to be under the influence alcohol and/or drugs and subjected to a series of standardized field sobriety tests which she failed. As a result, Marshall was placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a license. Marshall was also arrested for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree. She was held on a $5000.00 bond pending arraignment at Danielson Superior Court on Monday 1/30/17.

The Putnam Police Department has arrested Kyle Dexter, 19 years old, of 69 Battey Street Putnam. The arrest was made on a warrant charging Dexter with Breach of Peace 2nd Degree and stems from an incident in which threatening comments were posted on his social media paged. The comments were aimed at Putnam High School where Dexter was once attended as a student. Dexter is currently being held on a $50,000 cash bond in will appear in Danielson Superior Court On Tuesday 01/17. On Friday January 13th Putnam Police maintained a presence at all three of the Putnam Schools as security measures were increase because of the comments posted on social media. Officers remained on school grounds during after school programs. Any Threatening or inappropriate comments made on social media will be investigated and may result in an arrest.

Avoid a Ticket; Removing Snow from Your Vehicle Is the Law A snow and ice storm has just passed, and you are feeling comfortable on the roads once again. You are merging onto the highway behind a car with a roof rack that is packed with snow and ice from the snow storm one day ago. As you both accelerate up to traveling speed, the snow and ice lifts off of the vehicle in front of you in one piece, travels 10 feet in the air, and slams into your windshield. BOOM! Your windshield is covered in snow and ice, if not totally destroyed, and your vision is obstructed instantly. This is a recipe for disaster. Operators of commercial vehicles and passenger cars and trucks who drive a vehicle with accumulated snow and ice can be fined $75. However, the law calls for stiffer penalties when there’s personal or property damage from the flying elements. In those instances the driver of a commercial vehicle faces a fine up to $1,250 and a passenger car or small truck driver can be fined up to $1,000. The law for commercial vehicles takes effect today while the measure for passenger vehicles took effect two years ago. Drivers are exempt from the fines when the snow, sleet and freezing rain begins or continues while the vehicle is traveling. Parked vehicles are also exempt from the required removal of ice and snow.