Good Wednesday morning, Glastonbury,
First, today’s weather:
Rather cloudy. High: 70 Low: 59.
Here are the top stories today in Glastonbury:
Update on car thefts
At a recent Town Council meeting Police Chief Marshall Porter provided an update on the auto theft task force, which consists of three officers. They are “proactive in the community, doing additional patrols, and speaking to residents,” according to Town Council meeting minutes.
They have created a poster around town to remind people to not leave their cars running. They also work regionally with other police departments and prosecutors to hold the “most dangerous offenders for longer than they would otherwise be held,” meeting minutes state.
Since July, they have made several arrests and seized weapons, stolen cars, and disrupted a lot of activity, which has plummeted since July, Porter said, via meeting minutes. However, there has been an increase in thefts in convenience stores and car jackings, but the task force is working on that, as well, Porter said.
“Task force officers are trying to get the message out to the community and work with legislators to communicate what the impediments are,” according to meeting minutes. “The most recent legislative change was a step in the right direction, as judges and officers now have access to a juvenile’s criminal history and court records. He also noted that they have received grant funding for a regional approach. Glastonbury will officially begin working in a regional task force shortly.”
Council member Mary LaChance noticed that stolen car reports have gone down, meeting minutes state. She asked if there has been a shift from crimes in Glastonbury to other towns.
Porter stated that he does not know, but he can find out. Council member Jacob McChesney
thanked the Chief and his team. He said he has spoken with the task force officers and found them very impressive.
17-year-old Glastonbury resident possessed gun at park, police say
A 17-year-old Glastonbury resident was found to be in the possession of a gun and marijuana at a park in East Hampton last week, according to multiple reports. (Read More at Glastonbury Patch)
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Today in Glastonbury:
- Financial Aid Meeting-VIRTUAL – Glastonbury High School (6:30 PM)
- Glastonbury Square Dance Club is hosting a Free Intro to Square Dancing (8:00 PM)
Glastonbury Patch Notebook
- CT River Valley Chamber: “We are SO thrilled to unveil the 2021 Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival poster! This year’s design was created by Jessica Sikorski. Jessica holds a degree in Graphic Design from CCSU, and works as a full time designer for Direct…” (Facebook)
- Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival: “We are SO thrilled to unveil the 2021 Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival poster! This year’s design was created by Jessica Sikorski. Jessica holds a degree in Graphic Design from CCSU, and works as a full time designer for Direct…” (Facebook)
- Glastonbury EMS: “STILL SEATS LEFT!!!! SIGN UP NOW!!!!!” (Facebook)
- Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival: “We need Glastonbury Apple Fest volunteers for this weekend! https://conta.cc/3DCACHE” (Facebook)
- CT River Valley Chamber: “We need Glastonbury Apple Fest volunteers for this weekend! https://conta.cc/3DCACHE” (Facebook)
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