Town residents looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications will now visit the safe, anonymous and secure permanent drop off location, anytime it is convenient for them. The Fairfield Police Department has establish this permanent drug collection box as a way to reduce the supply of drugs that can be potentially harmful to kids, the water supply and the landfill. Fairfield is among the first area towns to provide a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way to collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals. Fairfield residents won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.
Bring medications in original containers with the label removed.
- Prescription Medication
- Over-the-counter Medication
- Pet Medication
- Patches and ointments
- Medication samples
- Needles (sharps)
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Aerosol cans
- Hazardous waste
Open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. Located in the Fairfield Police Department Lobby (100 Reef Road)
What is the SafeReturn Network?:
The SafeReturn Network is a computer database developed to assist emergency personnel in locating community members who suffer from conditions which making them susceptible to “wandering” and safely returning them home.
Why and how was the SafeReturn Network created?:
Click here or scroll down to learn more.
How to Register:
Click here to download a registration form -OR- Come to Fairfield Police Headquarters (100 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06825) and complete a registration form.
The Fairfield Police Department remains dedicated to maintaining a safe community and strives to achieve that mission through Professionalism, Honor and Excellence.
For more information please contact Fairfield Police at (203) 254-4800.
On March 21, 2012 at approximately 2:16 AM, Fairfield Police Officers came into contact with an autistic teenage male running in the middle of a road, not wearing any shoes or socks and was soaking wet. It was immediately recognized that the male was not able to communicate; could not speak and could not write. Fairfield Police Officers spent several hours attempting to identify the male but with no success. In order to ensure the male's safety, he was transported to a local hospital and Police were faced with no other option than to await the frantic early morning 911 call when the male's mother woke up and found her son missing.
As a result of this incident, Officer Stahl came to a realization that there was an emergent need to develop a program to assist Police in safely returning to their homes, members of our community who are prone to wandering. Officer Stahl envisioned a computer driven program wherein members of the community would be able to register their family members or friends who suffer from conditions that make them susceptible to "wandering" (i.e. Dementia, Alzheimer's, Autism, etc.).
In order to make this concept a reality, Officer Stahl, a Fairfield University graduate, sought the assistance of Cathleen Borgman, Director of Career Planning at Fairfield University, who in turn put him in contact with Dr. Wook-Sung Yoo, Professor of Software Engineering at Fairfield University.
Dr. Yoo, having extensive experience in Healthcare Software, was immediately intrigued by the concept of this program and was enthusiastic to bring the concept to his students. Graduate students, Ebenezer Rodriguez Vidal and Michael Marrero, selected to take on the endeavor of creating the SafeReturn Network as part of their capstone project. The SafeReturn Network was completed by Vidal and Marrero in May 2013 and implemented by the Fairfield Police Department in January 2014.
Once an individual us registered with the SafeReturn Network, Officers have the ability to search the database using a variety of variables such as, name, physical characteristics, and age. In addition, the database contains photographs of each individual. In the event an Officer encounters someone who is unable to communicate, he/she is able to open a gallery of photographs and filter those photographs based on physical characteristics and subsequently match a photograph with the person standing in front of them. The Officer is then able to retrieve the individuals profile and emergency contact information. The SafeReturn Network is accessible from the mobile computer terminal within an Officer’s patrol vehicle as well as at Police Headquarters.
SafeReturn in the News:
- 3/24/15: http://connecticut.news12.com/news/fairfield-u-police-officer-create-safereturn-program-for-the-missing-1.10115505
- 1/31/15: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12481725.htm
- 1/3/15: http://www.universityherald.com/articles/14462/20150103/fairfield-university-local-police-department-launch-program-to-help-find-missing-children.htm
- 1/1/15: http://www.fairfield-sun.com/28275/police-university-launch-program-to-help-find-missing-children/
- 12/22/14: http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/news/fairfield-u-students-police-create-safereturn-network-database
- 12/18/14: http://news.fairfield.edu/archives/dec14/topstoryheadline,89713,en.html
- 12/18/14: http://patch.com/connecticut/fairfield/fairfield-police-department-working-ensure-residents-dont-wander-away-0
- 12/17/14: http://www.minutemannewscenter.com/articles/2014/12/27/fairfield/news/doc54986d780e47a929261084.txt
- 12/17/14: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12396140.htm
- 5/13/14: http://www.fairfieldct.org/policenews/?FeedID=96
- 4/10/14: http://fpdct.com/site/pressreleases/159-fairfield-police-launch-safe-return-network.html
While the Fairfield Police Department actively and aggressively investigates any and all crimes that happen in our community, we also recognize the importance of dedicating time and resources to solving those cases which have been labeled as “cold cases.” With the passage of time, scientific advancements have enabled the law enforcement community throughout the world to re-examine these cold cases with great success. In cooperation with our State Forensic Lab, Fairfield Police has recently re-opened one such cold case and we continue to investigate other murders that remain, to date, unsolved.
Homicide of an Unidentified Infant
|Date of Incident||March 14, 1986|
On the morning of March 14, 1986, the mutilated body of a 1 day old baby boy was found near a wooded picnic area of Fairfield’s Lake Mohegan Town Park. The death was ruled a homicide by asphyxia and mutilation to the infant’s face was determined to have been post mortem. The infant’s injuries are believed to have ritualistic/ religious meaning, possibly related to a religious practice known as Palo. The case has been re-opened by the Fairfield Police.
In 2011, the Governor’s Office authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of this infant.
On Saturday, January 18th at approximately 6:10pm, a shoplifting/robbery occurred at Bob’s Store, 889 Post Rd.
A male and female rode bicycles to the store where they proceeded to steal $180.00 in merchandise. When confronted by an employee in the parking lot, the male suspect began fighting with the employee and threatened to shoot him. Both subjects fled.
The female, Lourdes Rodriguez-Deets was arrested a short distance away, however, her male accomplice “Tony” escaped.
Police would like to identify the subject in the picture, who live/frequent the Kossuth St area of Bridgeport.
If anyone can identify the subject please contact the Detective Bureau at 203-254-4840, or send an Anonymous Text a Tip to: 274637.
Armed Robbery 7 Eleven Store 3232 Post Rd
On Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 00:14, the 7-11 Store at 257 Reef Road was robbed by a male with a shotgun. He demanded money and left without incident. Anyone with information should contact the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4800.
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 4:07 pm
Fairfield Police are attempting to identify the women pictured below. She was involved in a Breach of Peace incident inside the Fairfield University Book Store 1499 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824.
The suspect is described as a white female, 55-60 years of age with reddish brown hair. She entered the store from the front doors on the Post Road carrying several books and went directly to the cashier’s desk.
Anyone with information should contact the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4800.
Annoymous tips can be sent directily through our website "Text a Tip" icon accessed on the main page.
The subject pictured above was immediatly identified by a member of the community after his picture was aired on several media outlets. We want to thank the people that are committed to assisting police in "Making Fairfield Safer"
On 6/22/2013, between 1300hrs - 1400hrs, a vehicle was broken into while parked at TJ Maxx, 425 Tunxis Hill Cutoff. Taken were bags of merchandise the complainant purchased at other stores.
A short time later, the male pictured below, attempted to return the items for cash at a business in the 3900 block of Main Street, Bridgeport, claiming to be the victims husband.
He was described as a white male with a weathered complexion, age 35 – 45, with short dark hair. He was wearing denim shorts, black shoes/boots, and a black T-shirt with a distinctive, decorative logo that spelled "GOD" on the front.
Theft from Vehicles
At 01:45 hours on 3/13/13, a white male with short dark hair wearing a baseball cap, carrying a backpack, a shoulder bag and a large skateboard approached the passenger side of an unlocked vehicle which was parked in the driveway.
The individual entered the vehicle first through an unlocked front passenger door and then an unlocked driver door. The individual rummaged through the vehicle for several seconds and then walked off towards New England Ave. (east) where he is observed trying to open the doors of other vehicles.
Assorted change and a dart set taken.
Incident Purse theft
Location ShopRite Supermarket Black Rock Tpke
Date of Incident December 2012
The Fairfield Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating a purse snatching that occurred on 12/21/2012, at approximately 4:00pm, at Shop Rite, Black Rock Tpke. The victim was an 86 year old woman.
The victim stated she was in the frozen food aisle when she was approached by a man who asked her some questions about frozen dinners. When she turned around to answer him, she momentarily turned away from her purse, which was in her shopping cart. When she eventually went to pay for her groceries, she discovered her wallet missing from her purse. She believes the subject purposely distracted her while someone else stole her wallet.
She described the man as black, approximately 5'8", slender, 30's-40's, w/ glasses, and a beard/mustache. He was also wearing a dark hat / dark clothing.
Investigators reviewed store videotapes and determined the male described above was working in conjunction with a female, black, approximately 5'7", heavyset, 30's-40's, with long curly brown hair pulled back with a dark headband. She was wearing a brown leather coat.
The two moved about the store separately, each pushing a shopping cart with merchandise. The video clearly shows the male distracting the victim while the female suspect steals the wallet (Theft itself not depicted on YouTube). The female suspect then quickly thumbs through the victim’s wallet before hiding it in her own purse. Both suspects then abandon their shopping carts and flee the store without making any purchases.
We are attempting to identify the subjects involved and are asking citizens to review the pictures.
Location Apricot Boutique 1499 Post Road
Date of Incident October 2012
On September 21st, two Hispanic females entered Apricot Lane Boutique located at 1499 Post Road in Fairfield. The women entered the store with large bags and at separate times. One women continuously distracted sales people as the other stole 18 pairs of women’s jeans with a total loss of $3,114. The sales person recognized these two women as they were responsible for a nearly similar incident at the store 6 months prior. Please see photos attached. Any agencies with similar incidents or if you recognize the women depicted please call the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4840. Reference Case # 12-30033.
|Location||Florence Ln, Redding Rd, Sturges Hwy (Westport) and Easton PD|
|Date of Incident||10/12 - 10/15|
Summary: Several residential burglary investigations, in the north end of Fairfield are pending they appear to be related to crimes in Westport and Easton on the same day.
Suspect description: White male, with dirty blond hair operating a silver pick up truck.
Residents should call the Emergency Communications Center at 203 254-4800 with reports of suspicious activity.
|Location||CVS (multiple stores|
|Date of Incident||August 2012|
During the month of August numerous CVS stores in town experienced the theft of "high end" Shampoo, losing approximately $800.00 in merchandise per incident. Suspect is a heavy set W/M with dark hair. In the video he is wearing glasses which may or may not be part of a disguise. Also, he MAY have a "sleeve" type tattoo on his right arm.
On 8/24 at approx 3:30pm, suspect arrives at the Grasmere Ave store in a black sedan, and paces outside the store before entering. He empties shelves of shampoo into a backpack and flees.
Please contact the Fairfield PD Detective Bureau if you can identify this subject.
203-254-4840 - Ref: 12-26773
Incident Burglary **** ARRESTED ****
Location Fairfield Motor Inn
Date of Incident 5/30/12
Incident Robbery ****ARRESTED ****
Location Best Western Kings Hwy C/O
Date of Incident 3/17/12
Summary: On 3/17/12, the night clerk at the Best Western Hotel was robbed of cash by the suspect pictured above. Anyone with information should contact the Detective Bureau.
Incident Larceny **** ARRESTED ****
Location Sullivan McKinney Elderly Housing
Date of Incident 2/25/12
Summary: On 2/25/12, the suspect pictured above entered a patients room at the Sullivan McKinney Elderly Housing Complex, located at 224 Meadowbrook Rd. She took cash from a patients wallet and left the area in the vehicle, pictured (right). Anyone with information should call Det. Jason Takacs at 203 254-4840.
|Location||CVS 961Black Rock Tpke|
|Date of Incident||1/07/12|
|Date of Birth|
|Last known address|
Summary: On the 1/7/12 the suspect pictured was involved in a shoplifting incident. If you can identify him, please call the Detective Bureau at 203 254-4840.
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CRIME WATCH: is a partnership between the Community, the Media and Law Enforcement working together helping prevent and solve crimes in communities and schools.
The program provides a forum for the public to view details of crimes and allows you to forward information you have, concerning unsolved felony crimes and fugitives wanted for felony charges. Before calling us see the points listed below, please be prepared to give as much detail about the crime or fugitive including but not limited to the following:
- What type of crime was committed or is the fugitive wanted for.
- When the crime occurred or when the fugitive will be at a specific location.
- Where the crime occurred, where items from the crime can be found, or where the fugitive can be located at a specific time.
- Who is involved: their name, nickname, age, date of birth, address, height, weight, tattoos, clothing, vehicle description, and people they associate or live with.
Any other details you think will help law enforcement solve the case or capture the fugitive, please call 203 254-4808.
Please click on the links below to see descriptions and photos
In the early evening hours on May 1st, 2008, the body of Kyle Schneider age 17, was found by his father in their home on Congress Street. The death was ruled a homicide caused by a gun shot.
In the early morning hours a woman's body was discarded on Old Post Road in Southport, CT. The body was located between the railroad tracks and the building on an open grass area, in close proximitiy to the parking lot. The woman's death was ruled a homicide by strangulation.