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Police Log: Man Sleeping in Cemetery, Illegal Dumping

The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction.

Sunday, Oct. 14

5:30 p.m.: A caller complained that people working on Milford Town Hall were causing a disturbance. Police spoke to them.

5:34 p.m.: A caller on Cypress Road said youths were playing with a fire extinguisher in a large bush. Police checked and everything was OK.

6:58 p.m.: An outdoor fire spread to the exterior of a three-story multi-family house on East Main Street. Firefighters extinguished the blaze at 35 E. Main St. The interior of the building was not affected.

10:13 p.m.: A caller reported a blown transformer on South Main at Orchard streets. Police discovered it was a one-vehicle crash. National Grid was called.

Monday, Oct. 15

6:45 a.m.: A caller on West at Congress streets reported a light pole had been knocked down. Police determined it was the result of a hit-and-run.

7:19 a.m.: A caller said his car had been struck overnight on South Main Street.

7:25 a.m.: A person reported finding a syringe on the ground on South Main Street near CVS.

7:41 a.m.: A four-car crash was reported on Interstate 495 Northbound. Firefighters were recalled to the station after State Police reported no injuries had resulted.

7:42 a.m.: A woman reported an open window on a house that was vacant on Prospect Street. Police found broken glass inside the front door, but the fixtures were still present. The listing agent was notified.

9:15 a.m.: A woman reported a homeless man had set up a blue tarp in Sacred Heart Cemetery, behind a brick building. Police spoke to the man and advised him to leave the property.

9:33 a.m.: A caller said many residents of Oakridge Village Apartments had observed a green Ford pickup truck dumping construction materials and old windows in the apartment complex Dumpster. Police responded. An officer reported he spoke to the man in the green truck "doing the dumping." Police are seeking a court summons to charge James Dias, 31, of 106 Hayward St., Milford, with dumping more than seven cubic feet of trash from a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle negligently, so as to endanger.

1:47 p.m.: A woman reported seeing another woman leave two small children in car seats in her car, with the keys in the ignition, at the Mobil Mart. An officer who responded found it was a misunderstanding, and the children were visible at all times.

1:59 p.m.: A tractor-trailer truck pulled down wires on poles at Court and Spring streets, a caller said, and then took off. 

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