On September 14,2017 The West Haven Police Department was contacted by the City of West Haven IT division regarding a possible breach into the City of West Haven servers located at city hall. The West Haven Police Department’s Information Technology Division responded to assist in the matter. Initially the cause of the perceived breach could not be determined, however according to the city IT director no information was compromised.
On September 15, 2017 the City IT director contacted the West Haven Police Department to report he located, quarantined and removed malware which was found to be the cause of the concern. According to the IT director there is no evidence that the malware was successful in its removal of any information from the city network.
Based on the information at this point in time no further investigation is being conducted by the West Haven Police Department. ... See MoreSee Less
The City Council has constructed and passed a city ordinance amending Chapter 80, of The City Ordinance to add the following pertaining to bicycles under section 80-8, which now states:
No person shall operate a bicycle without due regard for the safety and rights of pedestrians and drivers and occupants of other vehicles as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person while in the lawful use of streets or sidewalks or any public or private property without exercising reasonable and ordinary control over such bicycle by trick riding, or weaving, or zigzag course unless such irregular course is necessary for safe operation in compliance with the law.
Whenever any minor under the age of 18, years of age operates a bicycle or motorized bicycle in violation of the following City Ordinance Codes, the bicycle may be seized by any member of The West Haven Police Department and impounded. A bicycle or motorized bicycle so impounded shall be surrendered to the owner, or if the owner is a minor, to the parents or guardians of such minor. A full explanation of the reason for the impounding shall be made to the owner. A complete record of each such impounding shall be kept in the office of the chief of police.
There shall be a storage charge of twenty five dollars $25.00 per day for each impounded bicycle or motorized bicycle. The impounded bicycle shall not be released until the storage charge is paid. If the bicycle is not claimed within 30 days of it being impounded the bicycle shall be considered abandoned and shall be deemed the property of the City of West Haven. The penalty for whoever violates these provisions shall be charged an administrative fee of one hundred dollars $100.00.
The entire section regarding bicycle operation and laws can be found along with this new amended section in Section 80 under the City Ordinance Code for the City of West Haven.
School Resource Police Officers will be explaining this revision to students in hopes of curbing reckless and dangerous operation. ... See MoreSee Less
Last evening during our monthly Police Commissioners meeting West Haven Police Department bared farewell to Detective Mary Canfield. Detective Canfield a 30 year veteran officer has served this department with honor, with distinction, grace and above all compassion. Detective Canfield began her career in 1987 as a patrol officer, assigned to many divisions, most notably as a DARE officer in which countless Westie children have participated under her instruction. Mary was then promoted to the Detective Division in 2001, assigned to this departments Special Victims Unit, which dealt with cases of the most egregious crimes. There was no address, no function, no event that officers attended and someone would not say “ How’s Detective Canfield”? She has set the bar very high as to what a West Haven Police Officer strives to be. We wish Mary and her beautiful family all the best enjoying her retirement! To say she will be missed is an understatement!
Also during last night’s meeting, promoted was Officer Eric Dlugolenski to the rank of Sergeant. Eric is a six year member of our department and also an Adjunct Professor who instructs a Criminal Justice curriculum at the University of New Haven. Sergeant Dlugolenski will make an excellent addition to the our supervisory ranks. We wish both these officers the very best in new endeavors. ... See MoreSee Less
West Haven Police responded early this morning to the Hookka Lounge 80 Campbell Avenue at approximately 0330. Officers Monitoring the crowd were in the area of Captain Thomas Boulevard and Campbell Avenue heard what they believed to be gunshots coming from the parking lot behind the business. One resident caller from Captain Thomas Boulevard also called to report the shots fired but did not see anything. People inside the Hooka stated a small verbal altercation had taken place inside before the crowd was cleared out of the bar. A thorough check of the area for potential shell casings yielding negative results. As a precaution, all area hospitals were checked, but no victims were located. Anyone with information can contact us at 203-937-3900 or any other of our social media venues. ... See MoreSee Less
West Haven Police and Fire Department is on the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving an EMPTY school bus and one vehicle at the intersection of Boston a Post Road and Fairfax Street. Minor injuries did occur to the passengers of the vehicle and they were transported to an area hospital. NO students were on the bus. ... See MoreSee Less