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Canton Police: Six Juveniles Charged With Breach of Peace Following October Complaint

January 7, 2015 Police No Comments

Editor’s Note 1 p.m., Jan. 8: Police have said they made an error in the date of the investigation, stating that it started Oct. 24, 2014. 

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“On October 10, 2014, the Canton Police Department received a complaint regarding inappropriate conduct by six (6) juveniles within the town,” according to to a submitted press release, that further states, “As a result of a two (2) month investigation, arrest warrants were issued for the juveniles, by the Juvenile Court.”

Four of the juveniles turned themselves in the week of Dec. 29 and two additional warrants were served on Jan. 5, 2015, police said. … Continue Reading

Two Hospitalized After Route 44 Accident

December 27, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments
Photo by John Fitts

Photo by John Fitts

Two people were sent to the hospital after a two-car accident on Route 44 Saturday evening, according to emergency radio reports.

The accident took near the intersection of Old Albany Turnpike at approximately 5:30 p.m. and Canton Police and the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department initially responded.

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department extricated at least one patient and ambulance crews from Simsbury and New Hartford responded to assist. Initially three people were evaluated but officials said two received further medical attention.

Fire police from the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department shut down Route 44 between the Shoppes at Farmington Valley and the Simsbury town line for approximately 45 minutes during the incident.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.  … Continue Reading

DEEP: Environmental Impact from Canton Oil Spill was ‘Minimal’

December 24, 2014 Fire, Health, Police No Comments
The oil spill Friday afternoon.  Submitted photo

The oil spill Tuesday afternoon.
Submitted photo

Environmental impact from a diesel oil spill Tuesday afternoon was minimal and did not affect the Farmington River, a spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said.

A delivery truck owned by Connecticut Cartage was delivering the fuel — specifically #2 home heating oil — to a bulk oil storage terminal on Powder Mill Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dennis Schain, Communications Director for DEEP, told Canton Compass in an email on Wednesday. 

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department at the scene Friday night.  Photo by John Fitts

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department at the scene Tuesday night.
Photo by John Fitts

During the delivery, 20 to 50 gallons of fuel were released, he said.

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded to the scene and placed several absorbent booms in the area.

DEEP Emergency Response was called to the site and observed fuel oil on the parking lot and confirmed that some had reached the storm system catch basin network, Schain said. The spill did not impact the nearby Farmington River, he added.

Connecticut Cartage hired an environmental contractor and the fuel and catch basins were cleaned under the supervision of DEEP staff, Schain added.  … Continue Reading

Crews Respond to Vehicle Fire on Route 44 in Canton

December 21, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments
Photo by John Fitts

Photo by John Fitts

The town of Canton volunteer Fire and EMS Department and Canton Police responded to a vehicle fire along Route 44 near LaTrattoria early Sunday afternoon.

Early reports indicate that the vehicle caught fire, the operator pulled off the road and the occupants successfully got out of the vehicle. Two occupants were standing near the scene but understandably were visibly shaken and declined comment. The car was a total loss. … Continue Reading

Update: Upper Portion of Cherry Brook Road Now Open

December 3, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments
Downed wires caused quite the dramatic scene on Route 179 early Wednesday morning.  Submitted photo

Downed wires caused quite the dramatic scene on Route 179 early Wednesday morning.
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A portion of Cherry Brook Road (Route 179) above Case Street closed for several hours in the early morning hours Wednesday after downed wire significantly damaged the road.

Police said electrical wires melted a portion of the roadway. They are unsure of the cause but said there was no accident involved.

The bottom portion of the nearby pole was heavily singed and downed branches were still in the yard early Wednesday morning.

The town of Canton Fire and EMS Department responded to the area shortly before 3 am

A CT DOT crew was working to repair a portion of Cherry Brook Road Wednesday morning.  Photo by John Fitts

A CT DOT crew was working to repair a portion of Cherry Brook Road Wednesday morning.
Photo by John Fitts

The incident resulted in some fire and area residents said the sky was dramatically lit from the “arcing” caused by the live wires.

A nearby homeowner also had smoke in the home but the residence was not on fire as the homeowner initially believed, police said.

Connecticut Light and Power fixed the wires and subsequently a Connecticut Department of Transportation workers repaired the roadway.

Some residents also lost power during the incident. At 9 am Wednesday Connecticut Light and Power estimated that 44, or .89 percent of its 4,964 Canton customers, were without power but by a few hours later it had been restored.

… Continue Reading

Canton Police: Motorcyclist Listed in Critical Condition

November 26, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments
The motorcycle involved in the crash (License plate blurred)  Photo by John Fitts

The motorcycle involved in the crash (License plate blurred)
Photo by John Fitts

A motorcyclist seriously injured in an accident at the intersection of Routes 179 and 202 on Sunday morning was listed in critical condition late Wednesday morning, police said.

That motorcyclist was Scott Suydam, 57, of Farmington, police said Wednesday. He was involved in a crash shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday with a vehicle driven by Fredrick Peruch, 71, of Rocky Hill, police said.

Suydam was airlifted from the scene by LIFE STAR after being initially attended to by a crew from the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department with a UConn medic.

The department also worked the scene and fire police closed portions of the roads for hours as the  North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team responded to assist the Canton Police Department in investigating the accident. … Continue Reading

Motorcyclist Airlifted via LIFE STAR after Sunday Morning Crash at 179, 202 in Canton

November 23, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments
Photo by John Fitts

Photo by John Fitts

A motorcyclist was airlifted from the scene of a Canton crash late Sunday morning.

A crash between the motorcyclist and a car occurred at the intersection of Routes 179 and 202 near Saybrook Fish House and Ocean State Job Lot.

The patient was flown via Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR helicopter shortly before 11:30 a.m. Police described the injuries as serious in nature but did not offer any other details or immediately release a name.

Members of the Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department and a UConn paramedic tended to the patient before LIFE STAR Landed.

The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting the Canton Police Department with the investigation. Portions of the roadways were closed for hours by Fire Police with the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department.

The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed, police said. Any witnesses are asked to call police at (860) 693-0221.

… Continue Reading

Arts Academy Artistic Instructor Terminated for Driving Canton Student Home

October 27, 2014 Police No Comments

A man charged with risk of injury by Canton Police was also terminated from his job as an artistic instructor at the Greater Hartford Arts Academy, according to a statement from the executive director of the Capitol Region Education Council.

On Oct. 23, Canton police charged Andrew Rae, 36, of New Haven with two counts of risk of injury/impairing the morals of a minor, based on alleged incidents on May 15 and June 1. Police have not released further details.  … Continue Reading

Canton Police Charge Man With Risk of Injury/Impairing the Morals of a Minor

October 24, 2014 Police No Comments

Canton Police have charged a New Haven man with two counts of risk of injury/impairing the morals of a minor.

Andrew Rae, 36, of 93 Mechanic Street of New Haven, was charged on Oct. 23 and released after posting bond, police said. He is due in court on Nov. 6, police said. … Continue Reading

Canton Selectmen to Consider Suggested Reduction in Transfer Station Hours, ‘New’ Animal Control Officer Position

October 8, 2014 Government, Police No Comments

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Editor’s Note: On Wednesday night, the only change Selectmen made for the transfer station was to change the one-time use pass to a one-day pass. More discussion on other ideas could come closer to budget season. 

The animal control officer position was supported and will move on to the Board of Finance. 

Updates to follow. 

 

Potential changes to the town’s transfer station hours and Animal Control services are among the issues the Board of Selectmen will discuss when it meets Wednesday night.

Public Works Director Robert Martin proposes the changes at the transfer station. They include a proposal to reduce days of operation but add some Thursday evening hours for part of the year.

Martin’s idea is change days of transfer station hours from 5 to 3 days a week beginning in January 2016. New hours under the proposal would be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. Thursday hours would be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for part of the year but shift to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 15 to Sept. 15. Current hours are 7 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  … Continue Reading

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