News Releases

 


Cumberland Farms

Motor Vehicle Accident 3/24/14

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22753182/Cumberland%20farms%20accident2%20-%20Front%20Parking%20Lot.avi

 ( the crash is occurs at 2:20 in the video)  

 

On 3/24/14 at 8:47 pm, Fairfield Police received a report of a multi car accident at Cumberland Farms on Kings Hwy East and that the striking vehicle was on fire after crashing into the building. 

Officers determined that one vehicle, a Nissan Maxima, operated by a 31 year old woman exited I95 southbound at (Exit 24).  The vehicle continued off the ramp crossing over Chambers Street at a high rate of speed.  The operator did not appear to activate the brakes and struck five vehicles in the lot before coming to final rest after crashing into the building. 

The initial investigation revealed two employees saw flames coming from the vehicle and extinguished a fire prior to officers and fire fighters arrival. Officers found the vehicle was not on fire but was smoking heavily. The vehicle was occupied by a female seated in the driver's seat with obvious injuries.

A total of five other vehicles were struck either on the exit ramp or in the parking lot. 

Multiple persons were treated for injuries and transported to St. Vincent' s Hospital.

The accident remains under investigation pending a mechanical inspection of the vehicle, interviews and review of medical records.    

 

 

 


 

PROPERTY OWNERS REMINDED TO CLEAR SIDEWALKS AND HYDRANTS

 

 

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that given the impending snowstorm and any future storms, the Town reminds all

residents and business owners that per the Town Ordinance, within 24 hours after a storm, Fairfield property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks along their property line and keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice.  Heavily used sidewalks near schools and public buildings and commercial areas are particularly important. 

 

In addition, residents and business owners are asked to shovel around fire hydrants near their properties. 

 

First Selectman Tetreau said, “It’s important to keep our sidewalks clear so we can keep our pedestrians safe, especially our children who walk to and from school.  Thank you to our residents and business owners who help keep our community safe, especially given the inordinate amount of snow we are receiving this winter.” 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sexual Assault arrest of a Fairfield resident

Robert Purcell, age 73 of 312 Warde Terrace Fairfield, CT was arrested on 1/10/14 for Sexual Assault 1st Degree and Risk of Injury to a Minor. Purcell was investigated for similar crimes in Wallingford, Stratford and Fairfield.  He assaulted the victim/minor for four years on at least twelve occasions. The victim provided details during a forensic interview disclosing that the assault had taken place in Purcell's home in February 2011. It was described as the most serious of all the events.

Fairfield Detective Beth Irizarry's investigation was generated through information shared between an Inspector at the Bridgeport Superior Court, Wallingford Detectives and the State’s Attorney’s office in New Haven.

Purcell was arraigned in court today and his bond was $100,000.

 


 

Tuesday, January 2, 2014

Sexual Assault Arrest of a Fairfield University Student

 

Joshua Delvecchio (dob 5/15/94) of Madison, CT a Fairfield University student was arrested on 1/2/14 at 10:30 am at the Fairfield Police Department.  Delvecchio was charged with Sexual Assault 1st degree, Unlawful Restraint 1st degree and Assault 3rd degree. 

In October 2013 an eighteen year old female student reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted on campus by someone previously unknown to her.

Devecchio came to headquarters voluntarily on 1/2/14 after learning of the active warrant he was processed and released on a court set $50,000 bond, to be arraigned on 1/10/14. 

  


 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

West Haven Police are investigating a call of a man on UNH campus with a gun.  They requested Fairfield Police assistance to check the 1300 block of Stratfield Road in order to determine the operator of the suspect vehicle.

Fairfield Police determined the suspect is a resident and student at UNH.  We are awaiting the arrival of West Haven Police so they can continue their investigation and determine if any other crimes have been committed.

The resident was issued a pistol permit in April 2013 from Fairfield Police and has two known legally registered hand guns.  The home remains secure and if any other weapons are located they will be seized for the safety of the residents.

The area remains secure and there is no present danger to anyone in Fairfield.  The suspect was detained in West Haven and is being held pending further investigation.

Traffic delays are anticipated on Stratfield Road for the next several hours.

 


 

 

THEFT of a WALLET

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyTpaBHza6I

The Fairfield Police Department is investigating the theft of a purse from an office building on Walls Drive, along I-95, at approximately 12:25pm on 11/22/2013.

The subject depicted in the building, described as a light skinned black, or Hispanic male, in his 30's, with a freshly shaven head, was found wandering through office areas inaccessible to the public. When questioned, he stated he was looking for a doctors office. Despite being escorted to the floor of the building where doctors are located, the subject returned multiple times, and was ultimately located behind the victims desk, at which time he fled the building with her purse.

The victim's credit cards were subsequently used in Derby, CT and in Rocky Hill, CT, indicating the suspect may have fled north, along the I-91 corrider.

If anyone can identify the subject, please contact the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4840, or send an Anonymous Text a Tip to  274637.

 


 

 

ANABOLIC STERIOD ARREST

Baltzar Feliciano

Baltazar Feliciano age 30, of Orchard St Bridgeport, CT was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell Possession of a Controlled Substance, Illegal Storage of Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was released on a Written Promise to Appear in Court on 11/25/13.

He was also issued a Misdemeanor Summons charging him with Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Misuse of Plates and No Insurance.

One of the steroids found in Feliciano’s possession is commonly used by veterinarians on livestock to increase muscle growth and appetite and another is commonly used for the treatment of early and advanced stage breast cancer.

Anabolic steroids come with serious physical side effects such as:

Both men and women might experience:

  • Severe acne
  • Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture
  • Liver abnormalities and tumors
  • Increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol)
  • Decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart and circulatory problems
  • Prostate gland enlargement
  • Aggressive behaviors, rage or violence
  • Psychiatric disorders, such as depression
  • Drug dependence
  • Infections or diseases such as HIV or hepatitis if you're injecting the drugs
  • Inhibited growth and development, and risk of future health problems in  teenagers

 


 

ROBBERY

 

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.

The male was described as a light skinned black male, 6'5” tall, slightly heavyset, approximately 30 years old with a dark brown goatee. He had short dark hair and was wearing a plain light grey hooded sweatshirt. The male also had on light blue jeans and was wearing light grey mason style gloves with a light blue rubberized palm and a large watch on his wrist. 

It is believed he was operating a 2000 series Chrysler Sebring, color gray. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4800 or use the "Text-a-Tip" line found on the main page of the website.  All tips will be kept confidential.

 


 

Lawn Equipment Theft

On Thursday, October 31st, 2013 the vehicle pictured below was used in a theft of landscaping equipment.  The vehicle appears to be a 2005 +/- Mazda 6 S, red, with tinted windows and a rear spoiler. No suspect description was provided. Taken was a leaf blower from a landscaping truck that was parked on Taunton Road in Fairfield, CT.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

R E W A R D

 

WANTED FOR ARMED BANK ROBBERY

UP TO $2,000. FOR INFORMATION LEADING UP TO THE ARREST OF THE INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ROBBERY

Bank Robbery

Friday, October 25, 2013
TD Bank 1643 Post Road

  

 

Suspect 1: black male, dark hoodie, jeans, w/black ski mask, wearing almost clear painter style gloves. Suspect also carried a backpack.

Suspect 2: black male, black zipper jacket, jeans, black bandanna like cloth pulled up over face, black hood, black baseball cap, wearing dark gloves.  Suspect brandished a small automatic pistol.

Any information please call:

Detective Kevin McKeon, Fairfield PD: 203-254-4840

FBI: Lisa MacNamara: 203-996-4132

 

All calls will be kept confidential

 


 

**** PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP-OFF BOX ****


 

To better serve the residents of the Town of Fairfield, the Fairfield Police Department has installed a prescription drug drop-off box in the lobby at of Police Headquarters,100 Reef Road.

Residents looking to dispose of unwanted, excess, over-the-counter and expired medications may use this safe and secure permanent drop-off box, no questions asked.  Any liquid medications must be sealed.

The lobby of the Fairfield Police Department is open 24 hours, 7 days a week so residents can drop off any unwanted, expired or unused drugs.  They can be dropped off for free (no needles accepted).  Disposal instructions are posted on the front of the box.  All medications can be disposed of safely and confidentially.  No personal information is collected.  Once the container is full, the contents are weighed and then properly disposed of by incineration.

 

Accepted medications are:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Medication samples
  • Medications for household pets
  • Medicated lotions or ointments

 

Unaccepted medications are:

  • Needles or other “sharps”
  • Hazardous waste
  • Thermometers
  • Personal care products (shampoo, etc.)

 

Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public health and safety.  More than 70% of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends and family, this includes raiding the family medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

Fairfield Rotary & Fairfield Police

to register children in AMBER Alert ID Program

 

(Fairfield, CT) — The Fairfield Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Fairfield Police Department, will be registering children in the AMBER Alert emergency response system on Saturday, October 26th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Wakeman’s Boys and Girls Club in Southport, just off exit 19 of I95.

 


 

 SHRED DAY

October 26, from 8am - 12 pm

 

(See Upcoming Events page for additional details) 

 


 September   25, 2013

 
GOV. MALLOY: METRO-NORTH RIDERS URGED TO SEEK ALTERNATE SERVICE DUE TO POWER FAILURE

Governor to Hold News Briefing at 4PM Today

 

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging riders of Metro-North’s New Haven Line to seek alternate service and avoid taking the train today, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, if at all possible, due to the loss of Con Edison feeders that supply power to the line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.

Extremely limited train service using diesel locomotives between Grand Central and Stamford is now in effect, running hourly and making all local stops to Stamford.  Electric train service between New Haven and Stamford will continue to operate.

Metro-North is warning that this service plan can accommodate 10 percent of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line.  As a result, customers should seek alternate service and expect crowded conditions.  New Haven Line tickets continue to be cross honored on the Harlem Line.  Con Edison is working at the scene to assess the extent of the damage and then determine the length of time to return power to the New Haven Line.

Governor Malloy will hold a news briefing from the State Emergency Operations Center in Hartford at 4PM today to provide updates.


 

Bank Robbery Press Release

Detective Bureau
100 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-254-4840

 Bank Robbery: Bank of America, 1320 Kings Hwy Cutoff, Fairfield, CT 

Thursday, 9/12/2013 @3:44pm

Bank Robbery:  Chase Bank, 340 Grasmere Ave, Fairfield, CT   

Thursday, 9/12/2013 @4:04pm

On Thursday, 9/12/2013, two bank robberies occurred in Fairfield, CT approximately 20 minutes apart. Both banks are minutes apart and are situated right next to I-95 exit and entrance ramps.     

In both cases a subject entered the bank and held a note up to the tellers announcing the robbery and demanding cash. While he indicated he was armed, no weapon was displayed. After obtaining money from both banks, he fled on foot. In the Chase Bank robbery the subject fled behind the building near the Kings Hwy entrance to Whole Foods. In the Bank of America robbery, the subject fled on foot towards the Office Max/CVS/Marshall’s Shopping Center. After the Bank of America robbery, the subject changed his shirt and hat before driving in an unknown vehicle to commit the Chase robbery. 

 

We are asking the public to report any suspicious activity they may have observed in the parking lots or on the roads near the above locations. 

Bank of America

Chase Bank

 

 


 

 

Fairfield Police Athletic League

Trout Fishing Derby

August 25th, 2013

(see Community Upcoming Events page for details)

 


 

Burglary Arrest 8/6/13

 

Robert Ford Jr. D.O.B. 08/10/1974 of 2208 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT was arrested and charged with Burglary in the 1st Degree, 2 counts of Burglary 3rd, Possession of Burglary Tools, Larceny by Possession, Larceny 5th and Larceny 6th after he was found in possession of numerous stolen items from motor vehicles in the area of Melville Ave and Villa Ave. The subsequent investigation revealed Ford entered a motor vehicle that was parked inside of a garage that was attached to a home.

At 1:54 this morning a resident reported a suspicious person in his yard and knocked on the window.  Ford ran from the area and was quickly located by Officer Keith Perham walking on Melville Ave.  Ford was carrying a black back pack and believed that it contained stolen items.  The area where Ford was detained has been a target of recent property crimes where vehicles have been broken into in the overnight hours. Located in the back pack were items that are commonly taken from the inside of those private vehicles, i.e. GPS unit, cell phone, a large amount of loose change, wallet and cigarettes.

Ford was questioned about the items and he later admitted to taking them from several vehicles in the Melville area.  Officers were able to determine the victim’s identity and learn that the cell phone was taken from a vehicle that was parked in a garage.

Ford was taken into custody and a $10,000 bond was assigned, his court date is 8/15/13. 


 

The individual pictured below is believed to be responsible for a theft from a motor vehicle in the Cambridge St area.  He used the victims credit cards at Cumberland Farms on Kings Hwy to purchase a carton of cigarettes and was seen entering the parking lot at approximately 1:15 walking with a bicycle.

Police are attempting to identify the suspect.  All tips will be kept confidential. Please contact the FPD at 203 -254-4800 with any information. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 


 

 

Nighttime Residential Burglary / 13-20062 8/1/2013

On 6/27/2013, at approximately 2:40am, a residential burglary occurred on Willow Street in Southport.

The suspect entered the home and stole cash and jewelry from the kitchen area, while the residents slept.

Video revealed suspect was tall, heavy set male, with dark hair and a beard & mustache. He appeared to be wearing sweatpants, a long sleeve sweatshirt, and some sort of hat, or stocking on his head. He was also barefoot.

Below is a still taken from the surveillance video. The full video can be viewed here:


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DabfbUmSWI


Road Rage

The Fairfield Police is currently investigating a road rage incident that occurred on July 10th around 7:30am. A woman was in the process of buckling in her 5 year old daughter with special needs into her car seat on a First Student bus on Merwins Lane by Redding Road when a well dressed older male (gray hair) exited his newer black Mercedes and confronted the bus driver. He repeatedly yelled over the delay and got into the bus driver's face. Another mother also with a special needs child said she had the same incident in the area of Congress Street and Joan Drive in June at about 3pm. The man also got out of his car to physically block her path and later passed several cars to catch up to the mother as she fled in her own vehicle. The suspect is believed to be a white male in his late 60's, drives a newer black Mercedes, and resides on either upper Merwins Lane or a side street.  All tips will be kept confidential. Please contact the FPD at 203 -254-4800 with any information. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  

 


 

North Benson Road Paving 

will begin at 6:00 amTuesday, July 30th

                                                        DELAYS SHOULD BE EXPECTED

 

Detours, and limited road closures will occur throughout the expected 10 day process.

Detour plans to avoid congestion, and allow for the paving process have been prepared

Detour patterns will be put into place resulting from the advance of construction

Detour will most probably occur in the following areas with limited access from secondary roads to N. Benson.

  • Wakeman Road to Knollwood Dr (Via Jennings)
  • Reid Street to Judd Street
  • Judd Street to Katona Dr to Black Rock Turnpike

 

  •  There will be no access to North Benson Road from Post Rd during the initial phase.
  •  DOT is shutting down I-95 exit 22 during this process
  •  Barlow Road at Round Hill Road will be posted No Thru Traffic – limited access, and Barlow will be closed at N. Benson

 

July 16 2013

The Town of Fairfield is announcing an open, competitive examination for the position of: Emergency Telecommunicator. Please see Support Services page (ECC) for details.


 

 July 15, 2013

TOWN OPENS COOLING CENTERS FOR PUBLIC

 

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that due to the extreme heat forecast for this week, the Town of Fairfield is opening up its Cooling Centers for the public.  The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the Northeast.   Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 90’s this week with heat index values in the upper 90’s to 100 degrees. 

Starting Monday, July 15, 2013 through Friday, July 19, 2013, the Town is designating the Main and Fairfield Woods Libraries, as well as the Senior Center, as Cooling Centers. 

The hours of operation for these Cooling Centers are:

-Main Library (1080 Old Post Road): Monday to Thursday 9 am-9 pm; Friday 9 am-6 pm; and Saturday 9 am-5 pm

-Fairfield Woods Branch Library (1147 Fairfield Woods Road): Monday to Thursday 9 am-8 pm; Friday 9 am-6 pm; and Saturday 9 am-5 pm

-Fairfield Senior Center (100 Mona Terrace): Monday to Friday 9 am-4 pm

First Selectman Tetreau said, “The Town highly encourages residents to protect themselves by taking the necessary steps to prevent heat-related illnesses.”

The Town recommends residents stay indoors in an air-conditioned place.  If your home does not have air-conditioning, residents can go to air-conditioned public places such as the Town’s cooling centers, malls or the movies.

Even a few hours in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Other steps residents can take to avoid heat-related illnesses include drinking plenty of fluids, taking a cool shower or bath, dressing in loose fitting/light colored clothes and reducing any strenuous activity.

For additional steps that can be taken and information on understanding the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, please see the “High Temperatures Projected This Week” link on the Town’s website by going to www.fairfieldct.org.

 


 

CodeRed Message Sunday, May 19, 2013 1100 hours

This is First Selectman Mike Tetreau with an update on the Metro North situation as of Sunday, May 19th at 11am from Fairfield’s Emergency Management team.

Metro North and MTA continue to work on clearing and repairing the tracks. We are waiting to hear how soon they can restore power and service to our Fairfield stations.

Commuters need to be prepared for a long commute on Monday. Please make alternate plans and please consider staying home if possible. I-95 is expected to be overloaded.  Metro North may have some buses available but the only thing they have said so far is that they will not have enough to handle the 20,000 passengers that travel this section of the line.

We are making plans for a busy and chaotic Monday commute at our three train stations. Everyone attempting to use the rail lines will need to be patient as we work through these difficulties. As soon as we hear from Metro North, we can finalize our local plans. Please stay tuned to local media, the town web site as well  as Police, Fire and Town Facebook pages.

Let’s please keep the injured in our thoughts and prayers and ask for a speedy recovery.

Thank you for your understanding and your patience as we work through this together.

 


 

Entrance Level Employment Testing for Police Officer

The Fairfield Police Department is giving an entry level testing opportunity as we anticipate some openings throughout the coming year.

Please see "RECRUITMENT" page for details


 

 

DUI and Safety Enforcement

On Saturday, April 27th 2013 the Fairfield Police will be conducting DUI enforcement and safety checks, of vehicles traveling to the Fairfield Beach Road area.  Motorist will see signs posted and have an opportunity to take other avenues of travel to the area, in lieu of going through check points.

Residents should be advised that traffic delays may occur between the hours of 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

The mission of this checkpoint is to deter the operation of motor vehicles by drivers under the influence of alcohol and reduce the number of injury-related crashes occurring in our communities.  This specific operation will focus on driving under the influence and other safety violations.


 

 

 TD Bank Robbery

April 22, 3013

Alfred M. Capozziello 3rd (DOB 01/30/69) of 139 Hawthorne Street Bridgeport, CT was arrested and charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery 2nd, Unlawful Restraint 2nd, Threatening 2nd and Breach of Peace after he ordered an acquaintance of his to travel with him to TD Bank North at 1715 Black Rock Tnpk., to withdraw funds from the victim's personal bank account stemming from a debt that he was owed. Capozziello was reported to have threatened the victim with a firearm however none was found but admitted to threatening to harm the victim.

Responding officers were informed that a male described to be wearing a red and black jacket may be involved in the incident. Two Fairfield officers who were working a private duty job were in the area and responded to the call.  Officer's Vaspasiano and Dimarco located a male fitting the description walking out of the bank where he was detained pending further investigation. He was subsequently identified as Alfred Capozziello.

Officers interviewed the victim inside the bank who claimed that he had just been "robbed". He explained that he had been at his home in Bridgeport when two men one of, whom he knew as Capozziello, entered his house and demanded at gunpoint that he accompany them to a bank to withdraw money. The two men drove him to the TD Bank in attempt to force him to withdraw money. He alerted the teller inside the bank who called 911. 

The second suspect left in a Mercedes prior to police arrival, it has not been located and the registration plate is unknown.  The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, no further description. Any reports of weapons being displayed in this crime are unconfirmed. There is no available video at this time.

Capozziello was given a court date of 05/08/2013 and released after posting $10,000.00 bond.

Detectives are continuing this investigation today, as new information develops it will be disseminated.

 

 


Lenox Jewelry Kidnapping & Robbery

April 11th, 2013

On 4/11/13 at 10:51 hours, a manager of Lenox Jewelry Store located at 2379 Black Rock Tpke Fairfield, CT called 911 to report that he and a second employee were kidnapped and the store was robbed of jewelry.

Officers on scene quickly learned that two employees of Lenox Jewelry Store were taken at gun point from an apartment in Meriden, CT by two unknown suspects.  As the two victims were being held, two acquaintances arrived at their apartment and were held by two additional suspects.

The manager and employee were placed into the manager’s vehicle, a 2009 silver BMW Mass Reg. 96NV02 and were driven from Meriden to Fairfield by way of RT 15, exiting at the Black Rock Tpke exit 44.  The victims opened the store allowing the suspects entry and it is believed that in excess of four million dollars in jewelry was taken from the store safe.  The robbery was conducted in five minutes from the time of entry into the store to the suspects exit. 

The two victims report being restrained in the back of the store while the robbers left in their vehicle.  Shortly after hearing the suspects leave, they were able to free themselves and call 911, awaiting Fairfield officer’s arrival.

Meriden Police were contacted and it was learned that the two victims were held in the apartment in Meriden during this robbery were released one minute after the two suspects left the Fairfield Lenox store.  It is believed that all four suspects were communicating and coordinating their efforts with each other during the entire event. 

Fairfield Detectives are working closely with Meriden Police and consulting with the FBI to determine if this robbery has any similarities to other robberies in the northeast.

The 911 call to our Emergency Communication Center is being released and video evidence is currently being reviewed. 

A short time ago, based on information relayed from a concerned citizen, we have recovered the stolen BMW related to the Lenox Jewelry robbery.  It was recovered on Mill Plain Road in Fairfield, CT.

The vehicle is currently in the custody of the Fairfield Police Department and is being processed for evidence with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad.

This incident remains under investigation and involves the coordinated efforts of several law enforcement agencies including the United States Attorney’s office.

 

 

 


 

 

Road Closure

On April 6th and April 7th, 2013  between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, the State DOT will be shutting down Route 58 between North/Division Street and Route 136.  The detour will re-route northbound traffic west on North/Division St. to Redding Road.  Large trucks will be allowed to pass through on Route 58 due to the narrow roads on the detour.  The shutdown is due to tree clearing on the shoulders as a result of the damage done by Storm Sandy.

 


 

Fairfield Police respond to a second gun related incident within a week.

March 29, 2013

 

Rahul Taylor, (D.O.B. 12/5/83) of 35 Treadwell Avenue, Westport, CT, was arrested and charged with three counts of Threatening 1st Degree, Reckless Endangerment, Breach of Peace and Carrying a firearm under influence of alcohol/drugs after he was intoxicated inside the Athena Diner 3350 Post Road and displayed a loaded handgun which threatened three people to fear for their safety. The case remains under investigation, additional weapons to be seized.

 


 

Arrest at McDonald's Restaurant on Black Rock Tpke.

March 26, 2013

 

Geoffrey E. Weglarz (DOB 05/11/57) of 948 Fairfield Woods Road in Fairfield was arrested and charged with Breach of Peace after he became enraged at the drive thru staff at McDonald's, 1835 Black Rock Tpk, because his sandwich wasn't made properly.

Weglarz was found to have a loaded Glock pistol in his waistband. Weglarz was able to produce a valid CT Pistol Permit for the gun.

Weglarz was transported to headquarters and processed, upon his release Officers returned to the home and seized additional weapons and ammo.  Weglarz pistol permit was seized and will be sent to CT Firearms Review Board.

 


News Release from the Town of Fairfied Health Department

 

Code Red Message March 13, 2013

This message is from the Fairfield Health Department to notify you that a raccoon which was collected within a half mile of your home has tested positive for rabies.  This message is to advise residents to contact their veterinarian to make sure your pet’s rabies vaccination is up to date or if you suspect your pet may have been bitten by a wild animal. If a household member has been bitten by a wild animal please contact your doctor.  Additional information will be posted on the Fairfield Health Department’s Facebook page.

Health Department Notifies Residents of Rabies Concern

On March 13, 2013 the Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory notified Fairfield Health Department that a raccoon collected in the Hill Farm Road area of Fairfield did test positive for rabies. The raccoon did come in contact with a household pet and that pet had an up-to-date rabies vaccination.  Because of this, the Fairfield Health Department is reminding residents to be alert for animals in local neighborhoods that appear to be suspicious.   Neighbors within a half mile of where the raccoon was collected have been notified via Code Red.  This area notified is more that 15 times the average range of a raccoon.

It is important to remember that any mammal can get rabies, whether wild or domesticated. In the United States, the most common wild animals that carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes, and coyotes.  However, cats, dogs, and cattle also are susceptible to the virus.

Rabies is a disease that attacks the nervous system. It is usually transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal into an open wound or the mucous membranes of the eyes or mouth of an uninfected person or animal. The most common mode of transmission of the rabies virus to people is through the bite of an infected animal.  Handling a rabid animal, or coming into contact with its blood, urine, or feces, does not result in transmission of the disease. No medical treatment is required. Any infected material from the host becomes noninfectious when it is exposed to the sunlight and dries out.

If a person is bitten by a rabid animal, it is urgent to get medical attention as soon as possible. Untreated rabies progresses through several stages, ultimately ending in death. When a person is exposed to rabies, the virus will incubate for weeks or months. After incubation, early symptoms often resemble the flu -- general weakness or discomfort, fever, or headache may last for days.

As rabies progresses from the early to the acute stage, itching or a prickly feeling around the wound may occur, followed by anxiety, confusion, and agitation. This stage typically lasts from 2 to 10 days. Once these symptoms occur, the infected person is likely to experience confusion, delirium, hallucinations, and insomnia. Slight or partial paralysis may be evident, and there may be an increase in the production of saliva, difficulty swallowing, and fear of water. Behavior is decidedly abnormal, and survival at this point is rare. Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms.

Fortunately, rabies in humans is 100% preventable through prompt treatment and prophylaxis. In the U.S., the number of rabies-related human deaths is 1 or 2 per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When a rabid animal bites, medical care is required before symptoms develop to prevent rabies; that care includes a thorough cleaning of the wound, followed by a series of injections. In the United States, the shots consist of one dose of immune globulin and four doses of rabies vaccine over a 14-day period, beginning as soon as possible after exposure. Current vaccines are relatively painless and are given in your arm, like a tetanus vaccine.

Although exposure to rabies is highly treatable if care is obtained promptly, preventing infection in the first place certainly is preferable. If you notice a stray animal in your neighborhood, contact the Fairfield Animal Control Department at (203) 254-4857 or the Police at (203)254-4808 and request its removal. Pet owners should take their animals for regular veterinary appointments and keep their rabies shots up to date.  Keeping cats and ferrets indoors and supervising dogs when they are outside will reduce the likelihood of a pet’s exposure to rabid wild animals. Watch out for strange behavior in animals. Signs of possible rabies infection in both wild and domesticated animals include:

- Shyness of a normally friendly pet

- Fearlessness (of humans) in wild animals

- Uncharacteristic excitability, aggressiveness, or restlessness

- Sudden mood changes

- Excessive drooling

- Abnormal activity during the time of day the animal is usually inactive

- Eating substances that are not normally eaten

- Paralysis

If any of these signs are present, contact the Fairfield Animal Control Department at (203) 254-4857 or the Police at (203)254-4808. To learn more about rabies in both humans and animals, contact the Centers for Disease Control at 1-800- CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), or visit www.cdc.gov/rabies.  For further information about this or other public health concerns, contact the Fairfield Health Department (203)256-3020.

 


 

CodeRed Message on 3/6/2013 at 3:40 PM

 

Approximately 300 residents, west end of Fairfield Beach Road

This is an important CodeRed Message from the Town of Fairfield.  The incoming storm has potential to cause flooding along the West End of Fairfield Beach Road.  Resident should be aware that the next two high tides will be at 6:36 PM tonight and 7:03 AM Thursday morning.  Residents are reminded to move their cars to higher ground.  Overnight parking restrictions at Veterans park have been suspended for the duration of the storm.

 

 


 

 

February 22nd, 2013

       

 

Fairfield Police assist Westport Police in securing the perimeter of Greensfarms Academy after the school went into a lockdown. Earlier in the day State and Fairfield officers attempted to take a suspect into custody after he dropped off a stolen vehicle in Westport, stole a second one and then abandoned it on the property of the school. 

Students were escorted to their cars and searches of the property were conducted by Trumbull and Fairfield K-9 Units as a precautionary measure.


 

 

   Snow Removal update for Fairfield Beach & Grasmere Ave areas

   

This is a snow removal message from the Town of Fairfield.  On Thursday during the day, we will be removing snow from the even number side of Reef Road between One Rod Highway and Fairfield Beach Road.  Please do not park on the even number side of Reef Road for Thursday, during the day.  On Friday, during the day, we will remove snow from the odd number side of Reef Road.  Please do not park on the odd number side of Reef Road on Friday during the day.

On Thursday during the day, we will be removing snow from the even number side of Churchill Street, Grasmere Avenue, Harris Street, Longview Avenue, Plum Street, and Roanoke Avenue.

Please do not park on the even number side of these streets on Thursday, during the day. 

 

On Friday, during the day, we will remove snow from the odd number side of Churchill Street, Grasmere Avenue, Harris Street, Longview Avenue, Plum Street, and Roanoke Avenue.

Please do not park on the odd number side of these streets on Friday during the day.

           


 Storm Nemo

                                  February 8th, 2013.......

FIRST SELECTMAN ISSUES FINAL STORM NEMO UPDATE

 

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the Town of Fairfield has passed the crisis point of Storm Nemo and has now resumed its regular winter operations.  While the Town is not 100% back to normal, CodeRED alerts will no longer be issued at this time and hopefully not anytime soon.

 

The Town reminds anyone traveling on local roads early tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, to please be mindful that there may be students walking to school or waiting for school buses.

 

First Selectman Tetreau said, “I wish to thank everyone for their patience and understanding throughout this historic snowstorm.  I want to give a special thank you to our DPW workers for everything they have done to help get our Town back up and running again.”

 


 

CodeRed Message  Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with a report from Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team as of 11:00 am Tuesday.

DPW continues to grind out the road clearing.

We made major progress on school parking lots, commuter parking lots and the downtown / Post Road area.  We continue to work on getting roads “bus ready” for school tomorrow.

Our Town Hall Call Center handled almost 400 storm related calls yesterday.

Upcoming weather report - we are watching for a possible 2-4 inches Wednesday evening into Thursday.  Another possible storm is coming this weekend, but it is too early to project snowfall.

If you are out shoveling, please clear any fire hydrants near your home.

We anticipate schools opening tomorrow, so please be extra careful on the roads looking out for both walkers and students waiting for buses.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Stay safe.


 

CodeRed Message  Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team as of 12 pm Monday.

We continue to dig out from 35” of snow fall -  the most in Fairfield County and one of the worst single snowstorms in our history.

DPW has cleared a single lane on every road in Town.  That is over 270 miles of road.  Today’s goal is to work towards getting 2 lanes cleared and getting snow removed from cul-de-sac turnarounds.  We are projecting to have 60% of these objectives met by the end of the today.  We anticipate having 100% of these objectives met by end of day on Tuesday. Please be ready that as we clear a second lane on roadways, driveways may again be snowed in.

State roads and highways are the responsibility of State DOT, but in a few dangerous cases, our Town DPW crews are helping out.

Clearing downtown parking will be the next objective after we meet the public safety need of having access to all our roads.

Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday.  We will begin cleaning school parking lots overnight.  We will do our best to have roads “bus ready” for Wednesday morning.  We are still concerned about whether sidewalks will be cleared and also whether there will be cleared spaces for bus stops for students.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call our Call Center at 203-254-4899.  As always, call 911 for life threatening emergencies.


 

CODERED Message as of 2/10/13 at 2 pm

 

This is First Selectman Mike Tetreau with a report from Fairfield’s Emergency Management team as of 2pm on Sunday.

Even though the sky is blue and the winds calm, Fairfield is still under a state of emergency. We are asking residents to stay off the roads to allow our DPW crews to continue with clean up. If anyone does venture out, please realize that snow banks limit visibility especially at intersections.  Please also keep an eye out for pedestrians walking in the roads. As night falls and temps drop, be careful for black ice.

DPW is reporting that our primary goal is to get one pass, one lane open on all roads. This may not be fully achieved until Monday. The road clearing progress is going slower than anticipated due to the large amounts of snow and the need for pay loaders to assist with clearing.  We need to have roads clear for school buses before schools can open. We will provide updates on our progress tomorrow. It may take 2-3 days to get everything back to normal.

We are awaiting word on whether Metro North will provide train service to Fairfield on Monday. We have the dilemma of choosing between road clearing and clearing the parking lot.  We will provide updates later today but plan on limited parking at the train stations tomorrow morning.

We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience as we continue the road clearing activities.

If you do get out to shovel, it would be a big help if you would clear snow away from any fire hydrants.

We will be opening the Town Hall Call Center for non emergency calls as of 9am on Monday. Please call 203-254-4899 for non emergencies and 911 for life threatening emergencies.

Thanks for your help and stay safe.


CODERED Message as of 2/9/13 at 6 pm

This is First Selectman Mike Tetreau with a report from Fairfield’s Emergency Management team as of 6:00pm Saturday evening.

It is now reported that Fairfield received 30 inches of snow causing drifts as high as 4-5 ft.

UI is now reporting some outages. In most cases, DPW has to clear the roads for the UI crews to get access to repair the lines. We are working very closely with UI to get power back to these residents as soon as possible.

The Governor has recently opened roads. However we are still asking residents to stay off the roads to allow our DPW crews to continue with clean up. If anyone does venture out, please realize that snow banks limit visibility especially at intersections.  Keep an eye out for pedestrians walking in the roads also.

DPW is reporting that almost all of our main roads are clear. They are also reporting that approx. 75% of our side streets are clear. The road clearing progress is going slower than anticipated due to the large amounts of snow and the need for pay loaders to assist with clearing. We have 380 cul-de-sacs that will most likely not be fully cleared until Monday.  We will provide updates on our progress tomorrow. 

With temperatures dropping into single digits and wind chills reaching minus degrees, we are asking everyone one to stay home, stay warm and stay safe. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience as we continue the road clearing activities.

Also, we are expecting rain and possibly more snow on Monday. This rain may cause excessive weight load on roofs especially flat roofs.  Please take appropriate precautions if your roofs are heavily weighted with snow.

Please check in on your neighbors especially the elderly and those with special needs.

If you get out to shovel it would be a big help if you would clear snow away from any fire hydrants

Please call 203-254-4899 for non emergencies and 911 for life threatening emergencies.

And if you get a chance be sure to thank our DPW crews out on the road!

Thanks for your help and stay safe.

 


 

 

GOV. MALLOY: ALL ROADS IN CONNECTICUT CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

(HARTFORD,CT) – Governor Malloy has ordered all roads inConnecticutclosed until further notice. This traffic ban extends to all vehicles except for those emergency response and recovery vehicles with the capacity to maneuver in heavy snow.

"It's critical right now that residents stay off the roads, so that our plows can continue their efforts to clear our streets and highways," said Governor Malloy.  "This is a record setting storm.  It's going to take time to dig out of the snow.  Stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow that process.  Unless you face an emergency, please stay put."

 


   

Town of Fairfield

Office of the First Selectman

Fairfield, Connecticut  06824

 Michael C. Tetreau                                                                               Sullivan Independence Hall
First Selectman                                                                                            725 Old PostRoad 
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FAX (203)   256-3008

                                

C O D E R E D MESSAGE


BLIZZARD NEMO
2/9/2013

 

This is First Selectman Mike Tetreau with a report from Fairfield’s Emergency Management team as of 8:30 Saturday morning.

Fairfield received an estimated 2-3 Ft of snow causing drifts as high as 4-5 ft.

The Governor has closed all roads until further notice. This means all roads in town not just state highways. Abandoned cars left in roads have complicated our clean-up efforts.

Emergency vehicles are having a difficult time responding with current road conditions. We have seen police and fire vehicles get stuck in the snow throughout the night.

Our DPW crews have been on the job since 7am Friday morning. The snow was so heavy at times that even our snow plows were getting stuck. Police/Fire/ECC personnel are all on holdover. They can’t get home and new shifts can’t get in.

We estimate that 50% of our main roads are clear. We are projecting to have the rest of the main roads cleared later today. The next priority will be side streets. We have 380 cul de sacs that will not be cleared until Sunday.

We are asking everyone one to stay home and stay safe. Please be patient. We need time to clear the roads.

Please check in on our your neighbors especially the elderly and those with special needs.

If you do get out to shovel it would be a big help if you would clear snow away from any fire hydrants. 


 


 

Saturday morning photos

Downtown Fairfield Center facing east

  

 

 Fairfield Police parking lot

 

 


 

CODERED MESSAGE

 

Blizzard Nemo

 

2/8/2013

This is First Selectman Mike Tetreau with a message from Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team. As of 11:30 AM, Friday, I have declared a state of emergency for the Town of Fairfield.

We are preparing for a very significant storm with blizzard conditions. The snow and winds will continue to intensify over the next 24 hours with winds tonight at 30-40 MPH and gusts to 60 MPH. Potential snowfall of 16 to 20 inches overnight.  We expect coastal flooding around the high tide mark of 9:45 PM tonight.

Fairfield Town Hall is closed as of 11:00 AM this morning.

We are asking everyone to stay off the roads.  Please get home and stay home as soon as possible.

UI is projecting 10% to 50% potential power outages and restoration may take as long as 2-3 days.  Please look after the elderly or those with special needs in your neighborhood. If you experience a power outage, please report it directly to UI at 1-800-722-5584

Please do not park on the street to help with road clearing activities.

If needed, we are prepared to open an emergency shelter.  Stay tuned for updates.

Call 203-254-4899 for any non-emergencies, and 911 for life threatening emergencies.

Stay tuned to local news media, our town web site as well as police, fire, town facebook pages for updates on the storm and road closures.

Thank you and stay safe.

  


 

BLIZZARD WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE STATE

POTENTIALLY HISTORIC WINTER STORM TO IMPACT STATE TODAY AND SATURDAY…

COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY… 

Blizzard Warnings are now in effect for the entire state until 1:00 PM Saturday Afternoon.  Blizzard Warnings are issued for sustained or gusty winds of 35 mph or more, and falling or blowing snow creating visibilities at or below ¼ mile for at least three hours which is expected tonight.    

This Morning…Light snow developing across the state between 7:00 – 9:00 AM becoming moderate and steady by noon.  Temperatures holding in the upper 20’s in Northern CT and near 30 F along the coast.

 

This Afternoon…Snow in Northern CT with a mix in Southern CT becoming heavy at times between 1:00 – 3:00 PM with temperatures holding in the upper 20’s in Northern CT and near 30 F at the coast.  

This Evening and Overnight…Blizzard conditions with any mixed precipitation changing to all snow by 7:00 PM.  Snowfall rates up to 5” per hour with zero visibilities at times and blowing and drifting snow.  Lows dropping into the low 20’s statewide with Northeast Winds gusting to 40 MPH inland and up to 60 MPH along the coast.  Moderate power outages and moderate coastal flooding expected with high tide just before midnight in Western Long Island Sound. 

Saturday Morning…Heavy snow tapering to moderate snow from West to East between 7:00 – 10:00 AM.  Strong North Winds gusting to 40 MPH Inland and 50 MPH at the Coast.  Zero visibilities at times with Blizzard Conditions until 10:00 AM.

Saturday Afternoon…Moderate snow tapering off to light snow and ending by 3:00 PM.  Continued blowing and drifting of snow with Northwest winds gusting to 40 MPH at times and ground blizzard conditions at times. 

Total snowfall may be historic with 12 – 24” inWestern CT, 20 – 36” in Central and Eastern CT and 15 – 30” along the coast.  Isolated amounts to 40” may occur.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) will continue to monitor the latest forecasts and will issue another update at 10:00 AM.

 


 

FAIRFIELD’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM PLANS FOR SNOWSTORM

FAIRFIELD, CT, February 7, 2013: On Thursday morning the Fairfield Emergency Management Team met with First Selectman Michael Tetreau and posted the following advisory messages to the community:

  1. Due to the potential severity of the storm, residents should stock up in advance on any last minute supplies and fuel they may need;
  2. Residents are asked to avoid parking on the street in order to allow Public Works crews access to clear the snow more safely and efficiently;
  3. Neighbor checks, most specifically on the elderly or infirm, are requested of the community, particularly should there be a loss of power associated with this weather event; and
  4. All residents and merchants are asked to limit travel beginning late Thursday evening through Saturday due to the potential duration of the storm which may leave up to a foot of snow.

“Our Emergency Management Team is monitoring this storm closely,” said First Selectman Tetreau. “It is still too early to tell the exact timing and impact on our town, but whenever the storm hits we will be ready to respond.” Tetreau added that Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team will continue to prepare for this weather event and respond as needed including opening shelters to protect and serve the community.

   According to Deputy Emergency Manager Art Reid, the Town of Fairfield emergency information line message has been updated as follows: “A noreaster affecting New England tomorrow will bring heavy snow, high winds and some coastal flooding during the high tide at 9:45 pm Friday night. Fairfield Beach residents particularly on Fairfield Beach Rd should move vehicles to high ground during the high tide. Power outages due to wind may occur. All residents should park vehicles off public roads if possible to assist public works to clear streets. Residents should stay off the roads if possible during and after the storm unitl roads are clear. This message will be updated as necessary throughout the event.” Anyone seeking further information throughout the storm is advised to call the Storm/Disaster Information Hotline at 203-254-4899 or check the town website at FairfieldCT.org.

  


 

  

Fairfield Police Department – Office of Public Affairs – 100 Reef Road Fairfield, CT 06824

                                        (203) 254-4829 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Marc Gaus (dob 9/2/90) of Torrington, CT    

 

      

 On February 7th, 2013 at 1:30 pm, Gaus entered Pequot Liquor Store at 3430 Post Road and at knife point robbed the clerk of cash and cigarettes.  Gaus attempted to flee the area on foot and was apprehended a short distance away attempting to gain entry into a vehcile stopped for a red light. Officers took him into custody without incident and he was held on a $25,000 bond.

 


       

   

   

   

   

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF RECENT ARRESTS OR EVENTS. INFORMATION     SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR DISCRETION, UPDATES MAY BE PENDING.  NAMES AND ADDRESSES MY NOT BE ACCURATE AT     THIS TIME.

   

   

   

                                

On January 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm officers were dispatched to the scene of a third robbery in two days within the Town of Fairfield. The clerk of Southport News at 3546 Post Road Southport, Ct reported a robbery where cash and a cell phone were taken. The suspect walked into the store wearing a black ski mask, black jeans, black gloves and a camouflaged jacket and threatened to kill the clerk with a gun however no weapon was displayed.  He fled in a four door gray vehicle eastbound on the Post Road. 

Fairfield Officer Daniel Victoria spotted the vehicle exiting I95 onto Commerce Drive, where he attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The suspect disregarded the officer’s direction and fled into Bridgeport engaging officers in a vehicle pursuit endangering the lives of others and officers. The suspect continued driving onto Maplewood Ave and Poplar St where he abandoned the vehicle and engaged officers in a short foot pursuit. Joshua Santiago Yard DOB 6/18/83 of 375 Grand Street Bridgeport, CT was taken into custody one block away on Hancock Avenue with the assistance of Bridgeport Police. Yard has a history of incidents in Fairfield and this investigation continues as to determine his involvement in the other cases in Fairfield and Bridgeport.

Yard was initially developed as a suspect in the previous cases when he was questioned by Fairfield Police on 1/21/13 at 2:34 am. Officers saw him riding a bicycle traveling south on Tunxis Hill Road near Kohl’s.  At the time of the stop, none of the Fairfield incidents had occurred and he did not have any items of contraband on him and was released.

Yard arrested and charged with Robbery 1st degree, Larceny 3rd degree, Reckless Endangerment, Larceny 5th degree and Interfering with an Officer. He is being held on at $150,000 bond.

  


 

UPDATE: January 22, 2013 at 2:25

The suspect was taken into custody by Fairfield Police after he committed a third robbery at Southport News on the Post Road. He fled the scene in a stolen vehicle and engaged police in a brief pursuit onto I95 into Bridgeport, CT. The suspect engaged officers in a foot pursuit onto Hancock Ave where he was taken into custody. Details to follow.

 

Posted: January 22,2013 at 9 am.

In the early morning hours on Monday, January 21, 2013 Fairfield Police responded to two robberies. The first incident was reported at Cumberland Farms on Kings Hwy and the second at Andros Diner on Villa Ave.  In each incident a lone suspect entered demanding money from the register. The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic, approximately 5'5'', slender build, possibly in his early to mid-twenties. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black mask, and a black coat that was worn over the sweatshirt.

The employees were not injured and no weapon displayed or threatened in either robbery.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 203 254-4840.

Anonymous tips can always be made by going to the top tool bar and selecting "I want to..." Submit a Crime Tip.

 


SCHOOL SAFETY MEMO FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Fairfield Police Department is firmly committed to ensuring the safety of children in our schools.  We are working closely with the Board of Education to implement the necessary changes to meet the needs of each school.  Please see the recent memo issued to teachers and parents in the community from the Board of Education. Part of the overall strategy will be to review current policies, make security recommendations and provide training that will allow for a safe learning environment.


 

 


Gun Turn-In

PUBLIC RELEASE December 21, 2012

In an effort to work at reducing dangerous weapons in the community the Fairfield Police Department will accept gun turn-ins.  Starting Wednesday, December 26, 2012 people may bring firearms and ammunition to the Fairfield Police Department to be turned over to the Department. Firearms must be unloaded and sealed in a plastic bag or gun case. Ammunition should be packaged separately. Any large amount of ammunition should be left outside the building and an officer will retrieve it from the person turning it in.

We will accept turn-ins at any time but we request that they be made during regular business hours (8am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday.) The person turning in the items will be provided with a receipt for their records.

Members of the public with questions can contact the Fairfield Police Department at 203-254-4808.

(FOR INFO ON SANDY HOOK AND FPD OFFICERS PLEASE SEE COMMUNITY PAGE) 


 Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund visit www.operationhope.org


 

FEMA OPENS TEMPORARY CENTER BEHIND FAIRFIELD SENIOR CENTER FOR FAIRFIELD RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY STORM SANDY

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Command Center will re-open its temporary office at the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, for any Fairfield resident or business affected by Storm Sandy.  

The temporary Center will be open Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 12 pm to 8 pm.   Starting on Monday, November 19, 2012, the Center will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm until further notice.   The Center will be closed on Sundays and on Thanksgiving Day.

FEMA will keep this Center open as long as needed.   The public will be contacted when FEMA closes the Center.

 It is important that people who wish to file with FEMA do so before visiting the Center so they can bring a FEMA claim number with them to the Center.  To file with FEMA, residents can go online to www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.


 Fairfield Beach Road Press Release

As of 8:00 AM of Friday, November 9th, 2012.  The gas main has been restored for the entire length of Fairfield Beach Road.  Any resident in the beach area who has completed the required steps to restore gas service to their home should call Southern Connecticut Gas Company at 1-800-659-8299.  There will be a large number of crews on Fairfield Beach Road available to restore gas.


Sandy Info Brochure


CODE RED MESSAGE

DOWNLOAD Mandatory Evacuation Map

DOWNLOAD FEMA Flood Map

 


CodeRed message to Town residents 
Thursday November 8th, 2012 at 11:30 am

http://fpdct.com/site/files/CodeRed%20Town%20Nov%208%20th%2010%20am.docx 


 

 CodeRed message to Beach Area
Thursday November 8th, 2012 at 11 am

 http://fpdct.com/site/files/CodeRed%20Beach%20Area%20%20final%20Nov%208th.docx


CodeRed message to Fairfield Beach Road residents
 Thursday November 8th, 2012 at 10 am.

http://fpdct.com/site/files/CodeRed%20FBR%20Nov%208th%2010%20am.docx

 Southern Conn Gas Company phone number is 1-800-659-8299


 

We wish to provide some further information regarding the Gas situation of Fairfield Beach Road.   The Gas main is active below 771 Fairfield Beach Road.  No individual service will be restore this evening.  Crews will be on hand in the morning to restore gas service to residents below 771 Fairfield Beach Road who have completed these important steps:

 Lower than 771 Fairfield Beach Road, Rowland Road, and Reef Road

  1. The area around your meter and gas appliances must be dry.
  2. Electric service must have has been restored.
  3. Your water service must have been restored (for boilers and water heaters)
  4. The gas cannot be restored to a range only.

Please note:

  • If  natural gas equipment (furnace, boiler, water heater, etc.) has been under water, you must have had them inspected by SCG service technicians or a plumbing and heating contractor.  Components like gas valves, ignition controls and circuit boards must be replaced and other components will need to be evaluated.

If a resident has complied with all of these steps, they should call 1-800-659-8299 to notify SCG that you are ready.  SCG will not be able to give you an exact time, but they will be able to call you 30 minutes before arriving at your home.  They project having enough crews on Fairfield Beach Road to handle all requests tomorrow.

Above 771 Fairfield Beach Road, and College Place

Southern Connecticut Gas company will have crews working to repair the next section of the gas main tomorrow morning.  They are highly optimistic that they will be able to repair the Gas Main from 771 Fairfield Beach Road, through 1350 Fairfield Beach Road by tomorrow evening.  In addition, SCG is somewhat optimistic that they will be able to repair the gas main from 1350 Fairfield Beach Road through 1950 Beach Road by tomorrow evening.

  1. The gas main in that area was shut off during the storm.  SCG is now in the process of performing work to re gas the line.  This will involve shutting off all meters in this area, replacing meters that were underwater and cutting off services for homes that are no longer habitable.
  2. SCG will begin restoring the gas in the main in sections and expects to begin with the first section on Thursday November 8th.   This is based on no additional flooding or damage during the current storm.  Additional sections will be re gassed as the necessary work is completed.
  3. Customer will need the following done once gas is in the main:
  • The area around your meter and gas equipment is dry.
  • Electric service has been restored.
  • Water  service has been restored (for boilers and water heaters)
  • Note gas cannot be restored to a range only.
  • If natural gas equipment (furnace, boiler, water heater, etc.) has been under water, you must have had them inspected by SCG service technicians or a plumbing and heating contractor.  Components like gas valves, ignition controls and circuit boards must be replaced and other components will need to be evaluated.


If a resident has complied with all of these steps, they should call 1-800-659-8299 to notify them that you are ready.  SCG will not be able to give you an exact date and time.  They will take all your contact information.  When the main is repaired, they will call you back as a technician is being dispatched to your home.  If a resident has complied with the requirements before gas has been restored to the main, you may still call with your contact information and you will be notified when the main has been gassed.

Gas service beyond 1950 Fairfield Beach Road is still in the planning stage.  No timeline is projected at this point.


CodeRed message to Fairfield Beach Road residents, on Wednesday, November 7th, at 3 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an important message regarding Southern Conn. Gas Company as of 3 pm Wednesday, November 7th, 2012.

SCG is working on establishing the service to the gas main on Fairfield Beach Road, hopefully they will be up to the 1300 block soon.

If your natural gas meter and/or regulator were under water, you must call SCG to have it inspected and service turned on, please use the check list before you call.

  1. The areas around your meter and gas equipment are dry.
  2. Your electric service has been restored
  3. Your water service has been restored (for boilers and water heaters)
  4. Customers can then contact SCG at 1-800-659-8299 to schedule an appointment.

You do not need to call the Building Department.

If you smell natural gas, get up, get out and call 911. Do not use any electrical appliances and do not turn lights on or off, or use the phone at the location of the suspected leak.

Over 700 homes in the beach area have had their electric meters reactivated and are back online with power.


CodeRed message to Beach Area on Tuesday, November 6th, at 4 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an important message regarding schools from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 4 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

UI reports 155 homes are without power which is .7%. This does not include the beach area flood zone.

From the Board of Education, there is school Wednesday, November 7th!

All schools public and parochial are open.  DPW, UI and AT & T have made major progress opening roads.  Please continue to use caution and please stay away from downed power lines.

Halloween – due to the Nor’easter, we are asking everyone to celebrate Halloween Saturday, November 10th.  The Chamber of Commerce has cancelled Safety Street.  Our Police, Fire and Town Departments will hold a Trunk or Treat from 1 pm to 4 pm Saturday in the north parking lot of the downtown Railroad Station.  All are welcome.

Thank you, stay safe and make sure all your homework is done!


Halloween Trunk or Treat on Saturday (please see the Community upcoming events page or main page calendar for details)


CodeRed message to Beach Area on Tuesday, November 6th, at 12 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with a special message for the beach area from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of Tuesday, November 6, 2012. This message is directed to beach area residents.

The US Postal service will resume normal mail delivery on Wednesday to all areas south of Edward Street. Contact the Postal Service if you still want your mail held.

In preparation of Wednesday’s Nor’easter, we advise residents to secure their homes, if it sustained damage. We anticipate that it will affect our area on Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.  Sustained winds are expected from 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. We expect some possible flooding.  Please prepare for flooding in areas not previously prone to flooding due to the beach erosion and change in topography.

Check points will remain in effect south of Edward Street until Saturday.   Resident and Contractor passes are being issued at Veterans Park for access to the flooded beach areas. We are asking all contractors to have one of these passes. 

If your electric meter has been deactivated, please get an electrician to inspect and repair your system.  Once completed, have the electrician call our Building Department to confirm at 203-256-3036.

At Veterans Park on Reef Road FEMA is assisting residents in filing claims, until 5 pm today. The Fire personnel are distributing MRE”S.

Thank you and stay safe.

  


 

CodeRed message on Tuesday, November 6th, at 10 am

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with a message from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10 am.

As you have guessed, Fairfield has been hit harder than any other town by Hurricane Sandy.

UI reports 582 homes still out for 2.5% outage, this does not include the beach area flooding.  Much of the outages relate to downed poles, either UI or AT& T.

A FEMA team has a tent set up at Veterans Park on Reef Road to help our residents with forms and information from 9 am to 5 pm.

We are working to get schools open and we still have 19 road blockages with downed trees and wires.

We are asking everyone to prepare for the Nor’easter coming late Wednesday.  We expect rain and 20-30 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph.

Our shelter at the Oldfield Senior Center will be open for anyone needing a warm place to sleep. Call our Call Center at 203-254-4899 for additional information.

Please be sure to vote, both Democratic and Republican headquarters are coordinating rides to the poles for any voters.  Please call 203-955-1394 or 203-955-1429 if you need a ride.

Halloween – due to the Nor’easter, we are asking everyone to celebrate Halloween Saturday, November 10th.  The Chamber of Commerce has cancelled Safety Street.  Our Police, Fire and Town Departments will hold a Trunk or Treat from 1 pm to 4 pm Saturday in the north parking lot of the downtown Railroad Station.  All are welcome.

Thank you and stay safe.


CodeRed message to Beach Area on Monday, November 5th, at 2 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with instructions to residents in the flood zone from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team for restoration.

Many of the homes in flooded areas have had their electric meters deactivated; this allows UI to continue to work on reenergizing the entire circuit an individual home is still offline.  If your electrical system has been affected by the flood, it could be a fire hazard.

Prior to reenergizing the following steps may be required by homeowners:

  • Contact a licensed insured electrician to inspect the home’s system (for recommendations contact the Town Building Department at 203-256-3036)
  • Have the electrician contact the Town Building Department once repairs are complete;
  • Building Officials will contact UI to authorize power restoration;
  • UI will then reconnect the meter.

Any questions may be directed to the Building Department at 203 256-3036.

 


CodeRed message on Monday, November 5th, at 2 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team, on Monday November 5th at 2 pm.

I realize people in our town are frustrated and in some cases angry at the length of time they have been without power.

It is important to keep in mind that the U.I. crews have been working all week in the rain, the wind, the cold and the dark to restore our power. They are here to help us. Let’s help them do their job by letting them work.  We need their help. We want their help and we should appreciate their efforts.  Please cooperate with them and our town departments as we work to get power back for everyone.

Thank you and be safe.


 

CodeRed message on Monday, November 5th, at 12 noon

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 12:00 noon Monday, November 5th, 2012.

U.I. reports 10.7% of the town is without power with 165 crews working.

Voting will take place tomorrow; polls open from 6:00am to 8:00pm. It is important for all of us to vote – don’t let Hurricane Sandy take away your vote.

Schools are closed for students today and tomorrow due to downed trees and wires causing street closures.

We have a potential Nor’easter coming in Wednesday/Thursday. Please be prepared – with temps dropping please keep an eye on your neighbors, especially if they are elderly.

If you are celebrating Halloween Wednesday evening please be careful.

FEMA teams are set up at Veterans Park 1-5 today and 8-5 tomorrow to give out information and assist our residents. You can also call 800-621-3362 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov.

Our Call Center is open 203-254-4899 for information; 911 is for life-threatening emergencies only.

We have a ways to go. We’re all in this together – thank you and stay safe.


 

CodeRed message on Sunday, November 4th, at 12 noon

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team, as of 12:00 noon Sunday.

UI reports 4,908 or 20% of Fairfield customers are without power; 173 UI crews are working in town at this time. Down and low-hanging wires over roads and sidewalks should be reported to UI at 800-722-5584. 

The Fire Department reminds all to unplug appliances and clear stovetops and heating equipment of all flammable materials as power is restored.

Fairfield has its normal supply gasoline with service stations open for business.

FEMA has Forward Assessment Teams deployed across town; residents should call 800-621-3362 or register damage online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

On Election Day all ten polling sites are planned to be in operation.  Go to your normal voting location to vole on Tuesday. 

The Board of Education has closed all public schools on Monday and Tuesday, November 5th and 6th, for all Fairfield students due to road closures. 

The Ludlowe HS Shelter has been closed; emergency sleeping accommodations are available from 8pm to 8am at the Mona Terrace Senior Center as needed.

The Storm Recovery Call Center is staffed 9am to 5pm daily until further notice.

Greencycle and Transfer Station is open 7am to 5pm daily until further notice.

The Building Department is open 8:30 am to 4:30pm daily until further notice.

The Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch are open with extended hours. 

Commuter parking at the train stations will return to normal operations at 6:30 Tuesday morning; all vehicles without permits must be relocated at that time.

We appreciate everyone’s patience.  We are all in this together. We are working hard to get everything back to normal.

 

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contrary to rumors currently in circulation, commodities have been available in Fairfield throughout this event except where power outages have precluded their availability. Below are the road closures due to wires down and areas where UI will be working to restore power for the Town of Fairfield for November 4, 2012, along with an explanation of floodzone markings from Fairfield Unified Command.


 

CodeRed message on Saturday, November 3rd, at 4 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team, as of 4 pm Saturday.

U.I. reports 35% of the town is without power (7,322 customers). Southport is down to 363 customers which is approximately 19.5%.

The shelter is operational from 8pm to 8 pm, currently housing 8 residents.

Fairfield Beach Rd West: is now open to residents and their contractors with proof of residency. Some of the hazards you may encounter are:

  • Trucks and Payloaders actively engaged in cleanup
  • Debris: please do not block the road as to allow for emergency personnel

The Fire Department advises that you should unplug appliances and check stoves for debris as power is restored.

On Election Day all ten sites are planned to be in operation.  Go to your normal location to vole on Tuesday.

The Call center will be staffed 9-5 on Saturday and Sunday.

Greencycle and Transfer station will be open from 7am to5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Building Department is open 8:30 am to 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday

The Main Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch have extended hours

Board of Ed will decide on Sunday if schools will open on Monday, November 5th.

We appreciate everyone’s patience.  We are all in this together. We are working hard to get everything back to normal.

  


 

CodeRed message from the Fairfield Emergency Operation Center on Saturday, November 3rd, at 12:30 pm.

This is a Code Red message for Beach area residents.  Fairfield Beach Road is now accessible to residents and licensed contractors who have been hired by homeowners.  Verification will be required to access this area.  Parking is very limited.  No vehicles will be allowed to park in a manner which would impede emergency vehicles from operating in the area.  Many hazards exist in this area.  Caution should be exercised when entering any structure.

 


 

CodeRed message Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 4 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team on Friday, November 02, 2012 at 4 pm.

The town continues to make progress in restoring order and services to residents.  U.I. reports 57% of the power has been restored, with 371 trees and wires down.  Power has been restored to Kings Hwy East, parts of Southport east of River Street and the Black Rock Tpke traffic lights are now online. Building inspectors and U.I. continue to make significant progress in restoring power to Senior Housing complexes and Public Schools.

The beach area water receded although there are elevated pockets of water and passage by vehicles is still deemed unsafe. The initial damage assessment is 677 homes were affected by the hurricane.  Residents going to the security check points with proof of residency will be allowed access to their homes.

Fairfield Beach Road west of Reef Rd. remains closed and accessed only by Emergency personnel and Town Officials.  Residents in this area can view their property with the assistance of Nat’l Guard troops at specific times and places determined each day.

Police presence has been increased in all areas of town to deter any criminal activity.

The Fairfield Ludlowe High School Shelter is transitioning to a night time only mode between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am, as we continue making accommodations for those residents still in need.

We ask your patience as we restore services, we remain committed to our mission to make Fairfield safer, and will continue to update you through CodeRed messages this weekend.

Please contact our Hurricane Call Center at 203 254-4899 for information. The center will be staffed on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm and a recorded message after hours.

Thank you and stay safe.

 

 


 

The Fairfield Emergency Operation Center will be having a Community Information meeting at  1:00pm at the First Congregation Church located at 148 Beach Rd, across from Town Hall.

   The First Selectman , Police and Fire Chiefs, National Guard as well as other town officials will be on hand to answer beach residents questions. There will be information regarding the latest updates with regards to damage and accessibility to the beach area. They will also talk about other area in town that still remain without power. They will also address security concerns.


 

CodeRed Message Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10 am

Any resident, who would like to view their property on Fairfield Beach Road, West of Reef Road, may meet at the Sherman Green parking lot on Reef Road between the hours of 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.  You will be transported by a military vehicle to Fairfield Beach Road where you will have a brief opportunity to view your property.  Again, if you wish to view the property, please be at the Sherman Green today, between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM for transportation.  You should call the Storm Recovery Info Line at 203-254-4899 for more details and restrictions.

 


CodeRed message Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 6 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 6:00 pm, Thursday November 1st.

The Town Hall and Libraries are open; Public Works Transfer Station and Green Cycle are reopening tomorrow morning and throughout the weekend from 7-5:30. The Board of Education and Public Schools are closed until further notice.

The state has granted a property tax extension for all residents through November 15th. The election will be held this Tuesday, and we are planning to have your normal polling locations open.

United Illuminating reports that 49% of our residents are still without power; they’ve targeted 95% of power restored by Monday at midnight. Currently Southport has 95% without power, so we have a long way to go.

After our top 10 locations such as the waste treatment facility, Police and Fire Headquarters, the 911 Center and the Ludlowe Shelter, UI sets the priorities for all other restorations. They do not take input or listen to the town, but set priorities based on restoring the maximum number of outages per repair.

For information on food, ice, water and charging stations, please check the town and police websites and Facebook or contact our Call Center at 203 254-4899.

We understand the struggles created by hurricane “Sandy” and thank you for your patience during this trying time. We’re all in this together, working as hard as we can to get everybody back into their homes as quickly as possible.

Thank you and stay safe.


CodeRed message Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1 pm

Any resident, who would like to view their property on Fairfield Beach Road, West of Reef Road, may meet at Ludlowe High School, rear lot, today between 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM.  You will be transported by a military vehicle to Fairfield Beach Road where you will have a brief opportunity to view your property.  Again, if you wish to view the property, please be at Ludlowe High school rear lot today, between 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM for transportation.  You may call the Fairfield call center at 203-254-4899 for more details. 

 


CodeRed message Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 9 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 9 am, Thursday.

Today’s heading from U.I. is that 95% of power will be restored by midnight on Monday.  Currently we have 11,976 homes still without power. U.I. priority is the largest outages first.

DPW is pumping water out of flooded areas and the focus today is Penfield, Rowland and FBR area and they will begin collecting brush and debris from street side on Monday, more details to follow.

Our shelter will be closed Friday afternoon.

We have the National Guard units in town assisting our emergency service personnel. We are setting up a protocol for homes that were flooded in the beach area to be inspected before they can have power restored.

Water and MRE’s will be distributed @ Ludlowe H.S. from 11 am to 6 pm today.

Please contact our Call Center at 203 254-4899 for updates and the most current information. 

Thank you and stay safe.


CodeRed message Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 6:00 pm, Wednesday.

Fairfield will remain in a “Make Safe” mode for at least the next three days.

The Town Hall and Library is opening tomorrow morning at 8 am, the Board of Education the Green Cycle and Transfer Stations remain closed until further notice.

United Illuminating reports there 65 % of our residents are still without power.

Beach area update: South Pine Creek Road and South Benson Road and all points east are open to residents who live in that area. Fairfield Beach Road areas are still closed from Reef Road east to Beach Road.  Flooding conditions still exist and roads are impassable.

The Post Road and parts of Black Rock Tpke commercial district now have sporadic power and some businesses are open.

On Thursday morning at 11:00 am town officials will be meeting with residents at Bronson Road and Old Academy to answer questions.

For information on food, ice, water and charging stations, please check the town and police websites and facebook or contact our Call Center at 203 254-4899.

We understand the struggles created by hurricane “Sandy” and we ask for your patience during this trying time.

Thank you and stay safe.


CodeRed message Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday.

Fairfield is still in “Make Safe” mode, we have flood water and downed power line in much of the beach area.

We have over 280 downed trees entangled with power lines around town.

Due to the unsafe condition of many of our roads and side streets, we are asking everyone to postpone Halloween/Trick or Treat until Wednesday, November 7th.

Some power restoration is beginning to take place as substations come back online. 70 % of the town is still without power.

Please be cautious and please only travel as needed.

For more information, please contact our Town Call Center at 203 254-4899.

Thank you and stay safe.


 

CODE RED MESSAGE Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 4 pm, Tuesday. Fairfield continues to be in a state of emergency. Residents are advised to stay home and off the roads to allow emergency personnel to respond to true life threatening emergencies. The shelter remains open with 217 people and is almost at capacity.

Residents who reside 100 yards south of Old Post Road and Oldfield Road may return to their homes.  Residents returning to this area will find there are no utilities in service. 

Residents in Southport may return to their homes, but should exercise caution.

Anyone entering beyond that point will likely face many hazards, including contaminated water, gas leaks and structural damage.  Parking restrictions will be in effect from Old Post Road to Oldfield and south to the beach and streets will be posted.  Non residents and unauthorized vehicles are subject to being towed.

Halloween is postponed to next week, November 7th.

DPW estimates, 272 trees with wires still down on the roadways and U.I. continues making lines safe before DPW can open the roads.  Fire officials report they made several more rescues today and Building officials continue to assess damaged homes.

U.I. has on-site assessors are repairing the town’s critical infrastructure. Crews are working along-side DPW, Fire and Police officials making wires safe and to restore power. Approximately 72% of all residents are still without power. All downed wires should be considered live and dangerous.

Please do not call 911 unless you have a life threatening emergency and please hold all calls for property damage until Thursday.

The Call Center will be open at 9:00 am tomorrow morning to answer questions at 203 254-4899.

Thank you and be safe.


CODE RED MESSAGE Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Management Team as of 10:00 am Tuesday.

Fairfield continues to be in a state of emergency with over 97% of all residents without power at this time. Residents are advised to stay home and off the roads to allow crews to clear roadways of trees and wires and first responders to address life-threatening emergencies; utility response will focus on making safe with restoration efforts to follow. All downed wires should be considered live and flood-waters may be contaminated; both should be avoided until rendered safe. 

 All streets south of the Old Post Road, Old Field Road, and Westway are still in the mandatory evacuation area. Refer to Town Hall and Fairfield Police Department Websites and Facebook sites for updated maps and information.

Beach area evacuation Zone Update: We are awaiting 12 noon high tide to evaluate flood and damage. Once the tide recedes we can determine inspections needed to make the neighborhood safe for residents. 

Again there are numerous downed wires in the flooded areas, making the neighborhoods very unsafe. We ask everyone to please follow instructions of our Police officers.  They are here to keep you safe and away from harm.

 Thank you and stay safe.

 



  

October 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

This is First Selectman Mike Tetreau with an urgent request from the Emergency Management Team.

We need your help.

First, we are again asking everyone in town to please stay off the roads and stay in your homes.  At this point we have three different incidents where trees have fallen on people in cars.  Please don’t put yourself at risk and importantly please don’t put emergency responders at risk.

Our next request is to ask all of our residents to not call 911, unless it is a life threatening emergency.  We need to keep our phone lines and personnel available to help save lives in an actual emergency.

Please hold all non emergency calls until tomorrow.

Thank you for your help. Please stay home and stay safe.


October 29, 2012 at 6: pm

This is an announcement from Michael Tetreau, First Selectman, Town of Fairfield, and the Emergency Management Team regarding storm updates as of 6:00 PM, today.

Our town is experiencing very dangerous situations, the wind speeds have dramatically increased. It has also changed direction, pushing the water toward shore and we anticipate much more extensive flooding at the next high tide between 11:00 and 12 midnight.

The increase in wind speed is now causing dangers in other parts of Town, many trees have already fallen blocking roads and knocking out power.  We are asking everyone to stay off the roads and to stay inside.  Please stay away from all power lines. It is important to remember that the ground is wet and water conducts electricity. By walking anywhere near the lines, you can be putting yourself at risk of electrocution.

Again, due to the high winds, work crews will not be able to start clean up until much later tonight or possibly tomorrow.

It is a very dangerous time in our Town now, please stay inside.

As always if there is a life threatening emergency please call 911 and our emergency personnel will do their best to help.

Stay safe and hope the storm passes quickly.

  


 

October 29th, 2012 updated 2:30 pm

This is an announcement from Michael Tetreau, First Selectman, Town of Fairfield, and the Emergency Management Team regarding storm updates as of 1:00 PM, today.

Governor Malloy closed all State Hwys to traffic, with the exception of emergency personnel.

The Town mandatory evacuation areas remain in effect. Many areas have already flooded and roads deemed impassable, including Southport Beach, Southport Harbor area, and all roads leading to and Fairfield Beach Rd and the S. Benson Marina.

The Town is doing everything it can to keep residents safe and we urge you to stay indoors.  The peak of the storm is expected later tonight and it is likely to last. Please stay off the roads to allow for emergency personnel use and be cautious of downed wires that may be energized.

The Roger Ludlowe High School shelter is open for people and pets. Approximately 100 people have taken shelter and there is additional room.

Please check the Town website, Facebook for maps and updated information or call the storm hotline at 203-254-4899.

Thank you and please stay safe.


 

October 28th, 2012 updated 1.55 & 5:30 pm

This is an announcement from Michael Tetreau, First Selectman, Town of Fairfield, and the Emergency Management Team regarding an updated evacuation plan as of 2:00 PM, Sunday.  Based on latest projections just received from the State, we are following the Governor’s recommendation to plan for a level 4 flood event, expected to peak sometime Monday evening.  This flood could reach historic levels not seen in our lifetime.  We are now requesting mandatory evacuation south of the Oldfield/Old Post Road.  Residents in this expanded evacuation area have been sent an additional CodeRed message.   Residents should be prepared to evacuate for several days.  Please take all personal items needed. 

In a worst case scenario, flooding may extend to the Post Road in both the downtown and Southport areas.  Rivers impacted by tidal conditions may also experience significant flooding. 

The Ludlow High School shelter is now open.  Due to expected demand, anyone planning to head to the shelter is asked to bring bedding if possible. 

Please check the town website www.fairfieldct.org for a map of the expanded evacuation area.  Stay tuned to local media for additional updates or call 203-254-4899 for more information. 

Thank you and please stay safe.

 


 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

This is First Selectman Michael Tetreau with an update from the Fairfield Emergency Operations Center as of 2pm, Saturday.

Hurricane Sandy is a very significant storm. I have declared a state of emergency in the Town of Fairfield. All residents should be prepared for a loss of power for an extended period of time. United Illuminating is projecting 50 to 70% of their customers will lose power.

We are expecting tropical storm winds and some flooding by 11pm Sunday, Tropical Storm Irene level flooding by 11am Monday and extreme high tide with more, flooding exceeding the 1938 Hurricane, by midnight Monday.

For residents of the beach area, we are asking for a voluntary evacuation starting Sunday morning with MANDATORY EVACUATION beginning Sunday at noon. We need to complete evacuations before nightfall when wind and rain begin to strengthen. Be prepared to stay away from the area for several days. Residents on these evacuation zones will receive a separate CodeRed message.

The emergency shelter at Ludlowe High School will open at 12 noon on Sunday for people and pets.

Our next update will come at 2pm on Sunday afternoon. For more information go to the Town of Fairfield web site, ffldct.org or call 203-254-4899.

Thank you and stay safe.


 


Town of Fairfield
Office of the First Selectman
Fairfield, Connecticut  06824 

 

Michael C. Tetreau                                                        Sullivan Independence Hall                       
First Selectman                                                                   725 Old Post Road                               
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October 26, 2012

TOWN OF FAIRFIELD PREPARES FOR POTENTIAL STORM

This is an updated message from First Selectman Michael Tetreau and theTown of Fairfield Emergency Management Team:

In preparation of the potential storm, Town officials have met today, Friday, October 26, 2012, to review emergency plans.  We continue to monitor the storm’s path and will adjust our plans accordingly as the storm approaches.

The Town of Fairfield will be sending updates using a variety of sources.  The Town will be utilizing CodeRED, our emergency notification system.  If you have not yet signed up, you can do so at www.fairfieldct.org.  Click on the CodeRED link on the top left side on the Town’s homepage.

In addition, the Town of Fairfield’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fairfieldct) and website (www.fairfieldct.org) will be updated periodically.  The effects of this storm could be similar or worse than that of Tropical Storm Irene, as it may contain higher winds and more rain for a longer period of time.  The potential for flooding is also a possibility.  Residents are asked to remove unsecured items from their yards and prepare for power outages.  The emergency shelter atFairfieldLudloweHigh School,785 Unquowa Road, will be open if needed. 

Please call the Town of Fairfield information line at 203-254-4899 for updates.  Also follow news media for storm updates and go to www.ready.gov/hurricanes for general preparation information.  


 

STORM PREPARATIONS 

October 26, 2012, 10:00 AM 

The Fairfield Police Department is preparing itself in the event that storm “Sandy”, predicted to impact our region on Monday and Tuesday October 29th and 30th 2012 will cause flooding and other hazards. We anticipate it will have serious affects on Town services and response by emergency personnel especially in the coastal areas. 

The following measures are being taken to ensure the safety of residents and regular updates will be provided through the media and will be posted on our website. 

  • A meeting is scheduled today with First Selectman and town responders to look at latest data and review plans.
  • We encourage people to go to the Police website MAIN PAGE to sign up for CodeRed…which is probably our best way to communicate with everyone.
  • Our Town Info Line is 203 254-4899 will be updated with messages periodically and may be staffed depending upon conditions.  Residents are encouraged to use this line and save 911 for true life threatening emergencies.
  • We encourage people to make plans to ensure they are prepared for power outages, flooding evacuation, and other conditions that we have experiences during similar storms.
  • In the event of evacuations, Fairfield Ludlowe High School will be an initial shelter that will be opened if needs require it.
  • Emergency “To-go” kits should have a several day supply of water, food, flashlights, batteries, portable radios and remember to take essential medications and to care for pets.
  • The Marine Unit Officers are advising residents to remove their boats from the S. Benson Marina and residents to tie down small water craft i.e. kayaks and sailboats.
  • The Police lobby will be outfitted with electronic charging stations for cell phones and computers.

  


 

Health Care Worker Arrested for Abusing a Patient 

On 10/15/12, Tina Blake DOB 4/10/85 of 2141 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT was arrested for Cruelty to Persons, Assult of an Elderly Person and Reckless Endangerment.  Investigators were alerted by the victims family, that an 84 year old patient of the Ludlow Health Center on Jefferson St had unexplained injuries. The investigation revealed that the patient suffered head trauma and a broken finger inflicted upon him by Tina Blake. 

 


 

Burglary Arrest of Robert Currytto

 

Currytto was arrested after an extensive investigation into thefts from vehicles in the months of August and September.  Currytto was developed as a suspect by Fairfield Patrol Officers on 9/7/12 at 1:30 am walking in the area of Sedan Terrace.  The investigation spanned across several towns including Shelton where officers assisted in the execution of a search warrant.  They recovered thousands of dollars of stolen items (landscaping equipment, GPS units and Ipods) taken from victims in Fairfield, Trumbull and Bridgeport.  Currytto was held on a $25,000 bond and arraigned on 10/3/12 for charges of Burglary and Larceny.

 


Traffic Advisory

Metro North RR Bridge will be Closed from this Saturday 9/15/12 at 07:00 am through Monday 9/17/12 at 06:00 am due to continued Bridge Replacement
 

 


 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND STATISTICS

 

Criminal arrests made:  8 Assault, Larceny and (4) Burglary

Noise complaints: 16 (4) in the Fairfield/Beach Rd area

Motor Vehicle Violations: 32 Infractions, 4 Misdemeanor Summons, 1 Creating a Public Disturbance

 


  

Suspicious Death reported on Chambers Street 

On August 13, 2012 at 7:25 am, the Fairfield Police received a report of a deceased male in the parking lot of Universal Thread Grinding at 30 Chambers Street.  Police determined the inicident was suspicious in nature and called for the assistance of the State Police Major Crime Unit.  The case remains active and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Detective Bureau at 203 254-4840.

 

 

  


 

Fairfield Police K-9 Unit 

Funding / Donations The Fairfield Police Department K-9 Unit is entirely funded by corporate and private donations from the community.  It does not solicit residents or businesses by phone or use door to door soliciations nor do we use fundraising companies to advertise our program.  Please be aware that other companies not affiliated with FPD K-9 unit, will from time to time ask for dontations.  Those donations do not directly benefit our program. If you want to make a donation, you can do so on this website or by mailing a check directly to the Fairfield Police Department K-9 Unit. If you have any questions regarding the program please contact the Public Affairs office at 203 254-4829.  Thank you for your continued support.

  


 

Canvas Oil Paintings Stolen

The artwork was stolen during a burglary from a home on Mill Hill Road in March. Detective Takacs is investigating the incident and has a strong suspect. The paintings are highly collectible and well known throughout the art community. Anyone with information on these paintings should contact him at 203 254-4840.

           " Portrait of a Sioux "                                        " Near the Foothills "

          


 

Stolen vehicle recovered, three arrested on Kings Hwy Cut Off

On 8/1/12, Patrol Officers stopped a stolen vehicle and arrested the three individuals pictured below.  The suspects have extensive criminal backgrounds with arrests in CT and NY.

            Anthony White                         Timothy McNeil                            William McNeil               

          


    

Stolen Car Ring

 

On 7/26/12, Fairfield Detectives were alerted to a counterfeit ring operating in Fairfield.  Audi of Fairfield 435 Commerce Dr. reported they were in receipt of a fraudulent check written by the individuals pictured below.  The three operated throughout the Fairfield and New Haven county areas, issuing counterfeit checks in order to purchase high value cars. 

           Mark Broomes                           Desmond Pollard                        Anthony Whitaker

 

                

  


 

Robbery arrest of Jeremy Mitchell

 

Jeremy Mitchell (DOB 11/13/88) of 37 Quinlan Avenue Bridgeport, was arrested for Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery in the first degree, Threatening and Breach of Peace after approaching a victim and threatening the use of a gun.

 

 


 

Sexual Assault Arrest - local gym parking lot

Patrick Myers of Branford, CT


 

Patrick Myers, a personal trainer was arrested for Sexual Assault 4th degree and Breach of Peace after learning police had an active warrant for him on 5/24/12.  He was released on a $5,000 bond with a court date of 6/6/12.

On 7/6/12, Myers was arrested at court for Sexual Assault 4th degree and Risk of Injury to a Minor. An independent investigation was conducted based on information from a second victim.
He was held on a court set bond of $150,000.

                         


 

Fairfield Officers make arrests for armed Robberies
at Adams Bakery and pending for aTanning Salon
Saturday May 5, 2012

 

 

On Saturday 5/5/12, our detective bureau spent the day continuing to investigate the two recent armed robberies in town.  Their hard work paid off and they were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Christopher French (12-27-75), for Robbery 1 and Larceny 5. Due to their further outstanding efforts, they were then able to serve this warrant and take French into police custody without incident in Trumbull.  Once in custody, French confessed to our robberies, and was also interviewed by detectives from Bridgeport and Stratford. French was held on a $500,000 bond. 

  


 

                             Tow Zones for Saturday 4/28/12

Temporary Tow Away Zones will be in effect in the Beach area on the following streets on Saturday, April 28th 2012 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • Fairfield Beach Rd from Penfield Rd west to College Pl
  • Reef Rd from Quincy St south to Reef Rd
  • Rowland Rd from Quincy St south to Fairfield Beach Rd
  • Penfield Rd from Quincy St south to Fairfield Beach Rd

DUI Check Points

DUI check points will be in effect in the area of Fairfield Beach Rd on Saturday, April 28th 2012 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in an effort to deter alcohol related accidents. 


 

                                  Drug Arrest - Craig Blough

 Friday, March 23rd 2012

Arrested: Craig Blough, 18 of Fairfield, CT for Possession of Marijuana less than 4 ounces Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana Within 1500 feet of a School.  Items were seized with the assistance of the FPD K-9 Team.  Blough was issued a court date of 04/03/12 in Bridgeport and posted a $5000 bond.

 


 

ARREST FOR BURGLARY IN PROGRESS ON REDDING ROAD
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

           

Suspect #1 (Shawn Kelly DOB 11/2/86 of Lexington Avenue S. Norwalk, CT)
Charges:   Larceny 3rd (53a-124)

Suspect #2 (Joseph Johnson DOB 8/4/86 of 891 Oldfield Road Fairfield, CT)
Charges:  Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary 2nd Degree (53a-49/53a-102), Possession of Burglary Tools (53a-106), Larceny 3rd Degree (53a-124), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (21a-267(a)) 

Suspect #3 (Anthony Kelly DOB 5/28/85 of 26 Burritt St. Norwalk, CT)
Charges:  Larceny 3rd (53a-124)

  


 

Robbery / Carjacking
Friday 1/27/12, at 9:18 pm

Rickie Smith 58 of Derby, CT was arrested after carjacking a 72 year old female victim.  The inicident occurred in the parking lot of Stop & Shop on Kings Hwy Cut Off.


Arrested for Assault on the Elderly, Robbery and Larceny
Court date 2/6/12, Bond $25,000

  


 

Violation of Prison Release

Monday 1/23 12 at 11:23

Dawer Gilani of Bridegeport, CT was arrested and has a history of stalking. In the past year he made several attempts to contact a victim in Fairfield and other surrounding towns.  Gilani followed the victim numerous times to her home, place of employment and gym.  He left notes on the victims car, made recent and annonymous attempts to contact her by Facebook and Twitter accounts. Gilani is unknown to the victim.

Arrested on 10 counts of Violation of Probation
1 count of Violation of his terms of Release

Court date 1/24/12, Bond $250,000

 

 


 

 

Police make arrest at unregulated “Hookah Lounge”
Wednesday 1/17/12 at 4:30 pm

 

The Fairfield Police respond to a burglary in progress at the Casablanca Hookah Lounge, 86 Post Road Fairfield, CT.  Patrol Officers and K-9 Unit arrive to find the front glass door of the business smashed. 

K-9 Officer Wells made several announcements for anyone inside the building to exit. They located an intoxicated subject, later identified as the owner of the business who had forced entry. The business was closed by Police and Fire officials several days prior due to safety and health hazards. A total of 34 reports have been investigated at this Hookah Lounge, ranging from assaults to underage consumption of alcoholic beverages and narcotic violations.

                 Arrested: Jaled Mayki Gorra (DOB 7/11/70) of 125 Grasmere Avenue Fairfield, CT
             Charged with Disorderly Conduct and detained pending further investigation by I.C.E.

 

 


 

 

Fairfield Police investigate a vehicle on the Metro North Railroad tracks

Sunday 1-1-12 at 2:16 am

The vehicle, originally parked on Carter Henry Drive, had apparently been backed onto the tracks and was left parked on the southern most track. Police located two occupants and removed them safely from the scene.