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Police Log: Driver Protects Wheelchair

The following information was supplied by the Milford police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

In the overnight log, police responded to several reports of vandalism. Police also checked in on a driver who tried to help a woman in a motorized wheelchair, who was traveling in the middle of Purchase Street during the downpour due to side flooding.

Thursday, Sept. 29

3:15 p.m.: A man called from DiAntonio Drive after discovering that the work tools missing from his truck for three days were probably stolen. He had checked with family and employees.

3:47 p.m.: Fire personnel responded to a call for assistance near the bike trail at Fino Field.

4:35 p.m.: Police responded to West Street for a reported dispute among family members over the family car.

5:21 p.m.: A caller reported a tan Ford Explorer “all over the road” on Cedar Street.

5:41 p.m.: A caller told police he was following someone in a motorized wheelchair, who had moved to the center of Purchase Street, due to the heavy downpour then occurring. The driver had put on his hazard lights and was following behind the wheelchair so it would "not be hit by oncoming traffic.” Police responded and reported the woman was home, safe.

5:55 p.m.: A hit-and-run was reported near on East Main Street. No injuries were involved.

Friday, Sept. 30

12:18 a.m.: A woman told police she came upon a man taking items out of her car as she went to leave work for the night, on Main Street. After police responded, the woman discovered nothing had been taken but he did have the door to her car open.

7:01 a.m.: A resident of Paula Road reported that her vehicle was shot, overnight, with a pellet gun that caused the window to break. She asked for a log entry.

8:41 a.m.: An officer on Purchase Street, at Farmer Circle, issued four written warnings to drivers.

8:53 a.m.: Police received a complaint of a barking dog in a car at the lot of

9:08 a.m.: An officer reported graffiti at a bus stop on Pearl Street.

9:45 a.m.: A caller from Pine Street told police his car’s rear and side windows were smashed out overnight.

9:56 a.m.: An officer on Purchase Street at Tyler Street issued seven written warnings and a verbal warning to motorists.

10:48 a.m.: A person walked in to Milford Police headquarters to report an elderly man was driving erratically, and was at that time at the post office. Two officers followed the man as he drove. Initially, he “seemed to be driving fine.” The officer reported they were following him home. The narrative then picked up: “[Officer] followed party toward home and stated he could no longer let him drive, due to problems.” The officer drove the man home and issued a citation.

11:42 a.m.: A two-vehicle collision was reported on East Main Street, near No injuries were reported.

Thomas OLoughlin October 02, 2011 at 02:24 PM
MsKnowitall, The Milford Police Department and the State Police have an exceptional working relationship; as a result the State Troopers that are assigned to the Community Action Team usually work with us in the Milford community.
Thomas OLoughlin October 02, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Jennifer, please send your address to me at milfordchief@aol.com. We will place a speed monitoring device to determine the extent of the problem and we will assign officers periodically to monitor traffic.
MilfordMomof3 October 02, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Dilla is bad. Sumner St is far worse. The cars speed constantly up and down the street. My children are expected to walk to school by the town, yet would be hit the first day trying to cross Sumner to get to school. I walk daily up Sumner and can't get over the speed some of the cars are going. They use it as a cut through to and from down town and one of these days someone will be hit and killed.
MilfordMomof3 October 02, 2011 at 05:59 PM
Forgot to add not to mention Purchase St/Pearl St at the Walnut st intersection. People whip through there in the morning while kids are crossing. The crossing guard was telling me the other day how he almost gets hit daily there because of people speeding.
Julie October 03, 2011 at 12:28 PM
Cars fly down Grove St daily. I'm just waiting for some poor child to get nailed on the corner of Grove and Forest St while waiting for the school bus. Still believe that a stop sign should be placed on Grove at Forest St (Forest has one) WOW 3 cars just sped down the street as I was writing this!!!!!!

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