Troop D Quality of Life Task Force Performs Operations Against Street Crimes
This article was published on: 05/3/18 4:30 PM by Mike Minarsky
On 05/02/2018 from 10 am to 6 pm members of the Troop D – “Quality of Life Task Force”, Resident Troopers assigned to the Killingly and Brooklyn Resident Trooper Offices conducted a Zero Tolerance Enforcement Operation which targeted the towns of Killingly and East Brooklyn. Troopers broke up into teams of two and were assigned a high crime area to conduct patrols in. Troopers utilized foot patrols as well as marked cruisers and under cover cars to conduct their patrols. The focus of the operation was to reduce nuisance/street crimes such as loitering, drug use/dealing, disturbances, reckless use of the roadways by pedestrians and others. As a result of this initiative four arrests were made and 21 infractions were issued for various offenses.
Troopers made several on site arrests for Assault 2nd degree/Breach of Peace and another for Assault 3rd degree/Disorderly Conduct. In addition, Troopers arrested two individuals on arrest warrants for multiple counts of failure to Appear. Troopers also cited several people on Main Street in Danielson after encountering one person urinating in public and another passed out on a sidewalk intoxicated on alcohol.
At the end of the operation, Troopers met with nearly each business owner on Main Street in downtown Danielson to inform them of their efforts and to develop a partnership to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Danielson.
This is the third year that Troopers have conducted such operations and is the first zero tolerance operation that has taken place in Troop D’s area of operation this year (2018). These operations were prompted after Troopers received numerous complaints from various business owners and citizens within the borough of Danielson and East Brooklyn. Troopers plan on conducting similar operations throughout the year in an effort to make both areas a safer and friendlier community for business owners, patrons, citizens and visitors to the town.
Members of the Connecticut State Police are committed to combating drug activity in the “Quiet Corner” and anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of narcotics are encouraged to call the Troop D QLTF anonymous Tips Hotline at 860-779-4950 or message the QLTF Facebook page.