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Town Officials Pass Along Cold Weather Safety Tips

February 10, 2016 Community, Police No Comments

With temperatures predicted to plummet into the single digits and teens this weekend, town officials are passing along tips for residents to stay safe. The following is courtesy of Police Chief Christopher Arciero:

Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious or life-threatening health problems. The most common cold-related problems are hypothermia and frostbite.

The following information is from Winter Weather and Extreme Cold: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/guide.asp

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Agency Donates $500 Each to Canton, Simsbury Police Departments

February 4, 2016 Business, Community, Police No Comments
Agents at Coldwell Banker's Simsbury Office recently donated $500 to the Simsbury and Canton Police Departments. Photo by John Fitts

Agents at Coldwell Banker’s Simsbury Office recently donated $500 to the Simsbury and Canton Police Departments.
Photo by John Fitts

Agents from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently donated $500 each to the Canton and Simsbury police departments.

Representatives from the office presented the checks earlier this month.

Agent Katie French said she and her colleagues wanted to donate a portion of their earnings on a local level.

“We’re just happy to help,” she said. “We wanted to do something more locally.”

The donation comes with no specific requirement and Canton Police Chief Christopher Arciero said the department will find a way to use it that has the most benefit for the community.

One Sent to Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash on Route 44

February 3, 2016 Fire, Police No Comments
The scene of a crash on Route 44 Wednesday.

The scene of a crash on Route 44 Wednesday.

One person was sent to an area hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 44 Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The extent of the person’s injuries was unclear but police said they are not believed to be life threatening. The crash took place at approximately 12:20 p.m. in the area between East Hill and Dyer Avenue near Daynard Drive. A portion of Route 44 was closed for more than a half hour, police said.

While three vehicles were found at the scene, police are investigating whether the actions of the driver of a fourth vehicle might have played a role in the crash. Further details were not immediately available and police said the crash remains under investigation.

Two Hospitalized Following One-Car Crash, Cyclist Injured

December 15, 2015 Police, Uncategorized No Comments

Two people were sent to the hospital after a car crashed into a tree along Route 44 on Tuesday morning, police said.

Canton Police and the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded to an area of Route 44 just east of East Hill Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. Police believe the crash was caused by an underlying medical condition. … Continue Reading

Canton Police Announce Holiday Package Safe Delivery Program

December 3, 2015 Community, Police No Comments

Submitted Release 

As part of the Canton Police Department’s Community Policing Program, the department recently announced a program to protect against thieves stealing packages off of resident’s doorsteps.   According to a recent report from Insurancequotes.com, 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from front porches or mailboxes before the packages reach the rightful owner.

There are several ways you can help protect yourself from being a victim of package theft:

  1. If you are expecting a package, try to have someone at home to accept it.
  2. Some delivery services allow the recipient to sign-up for email or text alerts. Take advantage of this service and track your package, so it can be received or picked up from the porch ASAP.
  3. If the delivery service allows you to change the delivery date/time of the package to a time when someone is home, do so.
  4. Have the package delivered to a trusted neighbor who is home or request the package require a signature, so it won’t be dropped and you can make arrangements to pick it up or be delivered at a time when someone can sign for it.
  5. Have the delivery service hold the package at their warehouse where you can retrieve it.

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Canton Citgo Reportedly Robbed at Gunpoint

October 30, 2015 Police No Comments

TIMG_2999he Citgo Gas Station on Route 44 was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday night, police said.

Police received a 911 call at 7 p.m. Friday indicating that the robbery had occurred and responding officers were told a lone suspect had displayed a firearm and taken an undetermined amount of cash, according to a department press release. A gas station employee there at the time was not injured, police said.

Some evidence was recovered and a canine search conducted but the suspect remained at large as of late Friday night, police said.

Police believe the suspect was a male who was wearing a hooded sweat shirt to conceal his face and armed with a firearm.

Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery is urged to contact the Canton Police Department at (860) 693-0221.

The incident remains under investigation.

Life Star Responds to Canton After Accident at 202, 179

August 19, 2015 Fire, Police No Comments
Members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department pry open the car Wednesday night. Photo by John Fitts

Members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department pry open the car Wednesday night.
Photo by John Fitts

Two people were transported to area hospitals, one via Life Star helicopter, after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Routes 179 and 202 Wednesday night, police said.

The accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m., police said.

Canton Police and the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department initially responded to the crash.

Arriving personnel closed the intersection due to the serious nature of the accident and evident injuries involving the operators of the vehicles, police said.

Firefighters extricated one victim from a car, since the impact of the crash caused her to be trapped inside. Police described the nature of the injuries as serious. Another person was transported to the hospital via ambulance.  … Continue Reading

Arciero Appointed to United Way Board of Directors

July 6, 2015 Community, Police No Comments

(Submitted) ROCKY HILL – United Way of Connecticut recently announced the appointment of Christopher G. Arciero to its board of directors. Arciero is Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Management for the Town of Canton.  

Prior to joining the Canton Police Department in 2010, Arciero had served in a variety of roles with the Connecticut State Police, most recently as Lieutenant Colonel in the Office of Administrative Services. His emergency management experience includes 7 years as a State Police liaison to the State of Connecticut Emergency Operations Center, and assignments during major weather events and in-state response related to the September 11, 2001 attacks.  … Continue Reading

Police Identify Tree Worker Killed in Canton Accident

May 8, 2015 Police No Comments

Police have identified the 55-year-old man who died after falling from a tree in Canton Thursday afternoon.

Gregory C. Warrick, 55, of Manchester, died of injuries sustained in a fall from a tree on Wright Road Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police and a town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Ambulance crew responded to 111 Wright Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. that day and found Warrick, who was working with Wayne’s Tree Removal of Windsor Locks, badly injured. Life Star also responded but the victim was pronounced dead on scene, police said.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration also responded to investigate, police said.

Police, the U.S. office and the office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate but police said no foul play is suspected.

Tree Worker Dies After Fall in Canton

May 7, 2015 Police No Comments

A tree worker died of injuries sustained in a fall from a tree on Wright Road Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police and a town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Ambulance crew responded to 111 Wright Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. A person working with Wayne’s Tree Removal of Windsor Locks had fallen from a tree and sustained serious injuries, police said. Life Star also responded but the victim was pronounced dead on scene, police said.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration also responded to investigate, police said.

Police, the U.S. office and the office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating. Police did not immediately identify the person who died.

Life Star landed in a field at Cherry Brook Primary School during the incident, delaying some buses and causing some traffic delays.

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