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Following Thefts, Police Offer Tips for Keeping Valuables From Being Stolen Out of Vehicles

March 24, 2016 Police No Comments

Between March 13 and 19, Canton police received nine reports of items stolen out of vehicles. Unknown individual(s) entered unlocked vehicles in the overnight hours, in various parts of Canton, and stole small electronics, cash and valuables, police said.

“We are currently following some leads and the investigation is ongoing,” Capt. Lawrence Terra wrote in a message to Compass. ” We are reminding town residents to lock their cars and removed valuables form view.”

Police offered the following tips: … Continue Reading

(Canceled) Silver Alert Issued for Missing Collinsville Man

March 8, 2016 Community, Police No Comments
Lazarus Strichartz

Lazarus Strichartz

Update – This gentleman has been located. 

Lazarus Strichartz wandered from his Collinsville house approximately 1 p.m., local officials said.

He is described as 5’6″, 188 pounds and possibly possibly wearing a dark colored jacket. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

Police Chief Christopher Arciero said the town has alerted local bus drivers, business owners and others to be on the lookout.

 

Stolen Painting Returned to Canton Barn

February 25, 2016 Business, Police 1 Comment
Canton Auction Barn is offering a $100 reward for information leading to an arrest for this stolen painting.

Canton Auction Barn is offering a $100 reward for information leading to an arrest for this stolen painting.

The owners of Canton Barn have reported that a painting stolen from the business earlier this month has been returned.

The cica 1880 8″x6″ oil painting on board, with an estimated value between $200 to $400, arrived at the auction gallery via U.S. mail on Thursday, said Susan Wacht Goralski, co-owner and business manger. It had been stolen from the auction gallery on Feb. 6 or 7.

“Huge thanks to all those who helped publicize the theft of our painting,”  Goralski said. “We’re certain we would never have seen it again if not for the sharing and spreading of the details of the theft through social media, news sources, and television. We are grateful and thankful.” … Continue Reading

Canton Auction Barn Seeks Information on Stolen Painting

February 18, 2016 Business, Police No Comments
Canton Auction Barn is offering a $100 reward for information leading to an arrest for this stolen painting.

Canton Auction Barn is offering a $100 reward for information leading to an arrest for this stolen painting.

Canton Auction Barn is offering a $100 reward for information that leads to an arrest of the person who stole a painting from the auction gallery earlier this month.

The cica 1880 8″x6″ oil painting on board was slated to be auctioned Feb. 20, with an estimated value between $200 to $400.

“In over 50 years of business, this is the first time the Canton Barn has had to file a police report for a theft,” said Susan Wacht Goralski, co-owner and business manger at the facility.

It was stolen from the auction gallery on Feb. 6 or 7 and owners believe someone must have witnessed the crime.

The business is offering a $100 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information can call 860-693-0601 or the Canton Police at 860-693-0221.

Images of Canton: Main Street Volunteer Fair

More than 20 organization participated in Canton Main Street's Volunteer Fair on Feb. 6. Photo by Shawn Cole

More than 20 organization participated in Canton Main Street’s Volunteer Fair on Feb. 6.
Photo by Shawn Cole

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Canton Main Street recently hosted its Volunteer Fair at the Canton Community Center. More than 20 community and town organizations participated. Canton Main Street is already preparing to organize another fair. For now, people can also find volunteer opportunities and more information at www.cantonctmainstreet.org… Continue Reading

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

… Continue Reading

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.

… Continue Reading

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