At the Sept. 10 , in addition to , Chief presented the statistics from the month of August. Incident activity included:
- 717 calls
- 33 motor vehicle accidents with 10 injuries
- 58 citations
- 36 warnings
- 90 alarms, 90 false
- 29 criminal arrests
In addition, Canelli’s report included that $935.19 was spent on vehicle maintenance, which didn’t include a $200 charge to repair the back windshield on his car, which has 181,000 miles on it as the rear defrost elements were not functioning.
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The $1,100+ from July and August for permits and revenues put the 2011-12 total turned over to the town’s general fund at $6969, while prisoner watch totals for the year were $11,219, just about equal to the previous year’s total of $11,335.
Under new business, the Commission also discussed the condition of the town’s 1988 SWAT vehicle, which needs $4,500 in repairs. While the vehicle has low mileage–65,000–Canelli noted that with the “wear and tear,” it may not be worth fixing with Lieutenant David D’Ancicco saying, “It’s unreliable now.”
While there isn’t room in the budget for a new vehicle, one option the Commission discussed was replacing the vehicle with a trailer that could carry all of the equipment and be towed by an SUV.
“I don’t think we can wait to get a trailer if it’s a matter of something we need now,” said Cozzi. “With these problems, it becomes dangerous if you get some speed going.”
Bonnie Therrien, the town’s interim town manager, was in attendance and said she would look into the price of trailers.
Two Police Commissioners extended thanks to officers in the department for their recent efforts. Dave Palumbo said Officer James Lovelace helped his daughter when she ran out of gas in Northford over the summer and he wanted to let Lovelace know “how much I appreciated it.”
Commissioner John Landolfi commended the officers who made the that occurred on Village Street led by Detectives Ron Onofrio and Sean Anderson, noting, “They did a great job.”