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Police Log: Parking Ban Violations, After-Dark Clean Water Solicitors, Car Break-ins

The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Milford Police Department. Credit: Danielle Horn
Milford Police Department. Credit: Danielle Horn
Wednesday, Dec. 4

6:39 p.m.: A caller on Harvard Drive said someone was trying to gain access to her home by the front door. Police responded. The source of the disturbance was representatives of the Clean Water act.

8:22 p.m.: A caller on Highland Street said a woman wearing a jacket was knocking on his back door. The woman was a representative of the Clean Water Act, according to police.

10:30 p.m.: An employee at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant reported two intoxicated men had left on foot. She asked for a well-being check. Police checked and they were walking to a nearby hotel.

11:20 p.m.: A caller on South Main Street said his neighbor's car alarm was activated. The neighbors all came out but didn't see anything. He said he wanted to inform police due to the recent car break-ins.

Thursday, Dec. 5

1:27 a.m.: An officer ticketed a car for violating the winter parking ban on Redwood Drive.

1:37 a.m.: An officer ticketed a car on Blanchard Road for violating the winter parking ban.

2:02 a.m.: An officer on West Walnut Street ticketed 10 cars for violating the winter parking ban.

2:30 a.m.: An officer ticketed a car on Westbrook Street for violating the winter parking ban.

2:42 a.m.: An officer ticketed two cars on Cornell Drive for violating the winter parking ban.

3:01 a.m.: Four cars were ticketed on Trinity Drive for violating the winter parking ban.

8:04 a.m.: A woman on Woodridge Road reported someone took items from her vehicle overnight. Change and a few other small items were missing.

9:25 a.m.: A caller at Little Stars Daycare and Preschool said a man was walking down the street with a rifle. Police responded but could not locate the person.

12:22 p.m.: A caller on Annie J. Circle said his vehicle and his son's vehicle were broken into overnight. A GPS and an iPod were stolen.

1:44 p.m.: Wires were reported down on Mechanic at Sumner streets. Firefighters were investigating.

1:58 p.m.: Firefighters responded to EMC Corp. on Maple Street for a reported car fire.

4:59 p.m.: A caller on Richmond Avenue said her car had been broken into overnight.
Tina Rodgers-Lunardi December 05, 2013 at 09:02 PM
I don't think these Clean Water Act people should be soliciting after dark, especially going around to people's back doors. No wonder the residents are nervous and calling the police. What is the town's policy and rules about door to door solicitation? I would not open my door either at 8:22 pm.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) December 05, 2013 at 09:27 PM
I'll ask. I think, between this log and the one published Wednesday, three people called police on this group.
Tina Rodgers-Lunardi December 05, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Thanks, Mary.
Marsha Smith December 06, 2013 at 06:57 AM
The one from 639 pm seems a little excessive. How aggressive are these people being? "Trying to gain access" and knocking on the door are two totally different things. Another thing to consider, the sun sets around 430 pm. So anything "after dark" is still well before dinner time. That being said, I wouldn't be happy with someone ringing my door bell at 830 pm.
Ed Baker December 06, 2013 at 07:22 AM
Don't most cities and towns have a parking ban during a snow emergency. Seems to me that a winter parking ban is overkill and an inconvenience for town residents.
Prometheus December 06, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Mary....please contact the state and find out what these government people are doing in people's backyards after dark...that would be very informative and interesting.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) December 06, 2013 at 02:33 PM
I'm going to see if I can get their solicitation permit, or whatever is required. I'll do a post about the rules, if any, for knocking on doors in town. I suspect these aren't government workers, but some kind of an environmental group...
Prometheus December 06, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Please keep us posted.
David D. Nolta December 07, 2013 at 09:02 AM
I am grateful for the Winter Parking Ban! You ever had a car left for months near your driveway, banked with snow, making it virtually impossible for you to get out? On slippery streets? Crazy! That ban is a good thing.

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