Archive for February, 2012

GPD Officer of the Month

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Officer of the Month
February, 2012
Master Police Officer Jeffrey Loock

In the early hours of January 26, 2012 MPO Loock was assisting in the investigation of a Strong Arm Robbery in the western section of Greenwich. The victim had been walking on Mill Street when he was attacked from behind by a small group of assailants. During the attack the victim was knocked to the ground and chipped a tooth. His attackers continued to strike him in the head and body before taking his I-Phone and wallet. The assailants then fled the area.

Officer Loock who was searching for the suspects came upon four suspicious people on West Putnam Avenue. After stopping these subjects he discovered evidence which connected this group to the robbery. As he and other officers continued to investigate, evidence was developed that these same suspects had also broken into several motor vehicles after robbing the victim.

“Officer Loock is one of our steady Midnight Officers and a solid performer. In this particular instance his familiarity with the neighborhood and his dedication to duty enabled us to make a quick apprehension.”
Chief James Heavey

Officer Loock is commended for his diligence.

“Superman” Tased

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

On Thursday, at the Greenwich Hyatt a young man dressed as Superman was “tased.” No, it was not an “EDP” (“emotionally disturbed person”), or a “perp” — it was an aspiring police officer. Robert Warnecke, a graduate of the Greenwich Citizens Police Academy (“GPD CPA”) Class of 2011, who hopes to become a police officer, donning a “Superman” shirt under his suit, volunteered to be the target of taser darts and thousands of volts of electricity on the cue of GPD Sgt. Michael Reynolds in a staged presentation at the second annual reunion of the GPD CPA Alumni Association.

Nearly 200 alumni and police officers filled the Grand Ballroom at the Old Greenwich hotel and witnessed not only the taser-stunning, but a GPD K-9 “bite” demonstration at the program after the dinner. Guests took advantage of the photo-op on one of the GPD motorcycles and even bid in a silent auction on uniquely police items. Funds raised at the event benefit the public works of the GPD Silver Shield Association and might help fund another class of the CPA.

The group heard from First Selectman/Police Commissioner Peter Tesei who said how proud he was of the GPD community policing program, and GPD Chief James Heavey. Chief Heavey, who recently returned from an FBI school for police chiefs told the audience how he was the envy of the other chiefs when they learned that in addition to his 155 sworn officer, he had over 300 CPA graduates to help his agency. He told the CPA alumni that he considered them “on the job” (police lingo, nationally, for a fellow officer). The Chief told the alumni that he intended to utilize their training to start a “CERT” (Citizen Emergency Response Team) in the Town of Greenwich.

Sgt. Reynold gave a recap of the GPD benchmark events of 2011, including an engagement of two GPD officers which happened the night before, and plans for the 2012 CPA, as well as the possibility of a CPA for high school students. The CPA alumni were also recruited for the Community and Police Partnership (CAPP) also run out of the Community Impact Office which Sgt. Reynolds runs.

Shredding Event in Town

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Hi all,

In celebration of Earth Day and to promote responsible recycling of papers containing sensitive information such as financial statements, tax documents, medical and social security records, GRAB has organized the following one-day event:

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Where: Town Hall Employee Parking Lot (enter from Field Point Road near intersection of Brookside Drive)
Time: 9am – 1pm
Cost: Five boxes FREE, $1 for each additional box

Please share with friends who may want to take advantage of this opportunity to clean out drawers and safely get rid of old papers. Paper will be shredded on-site.

Sally Davies
Chair, Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board

BREAKING NEWS: School Sends Police Notice to Parents

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The following GPD notice about an incident near Greenwich High School was sent by the school system to parents.

P r e s s R e l e a s e

On Thursday February 9, 2012 at approximately 1:15 PM two female Greenwich High School students were approached by two black males operating a “beat up” black sedan.

This incident occurred on the Post Road in Cos Cob in the area of Indian Field Road.

The female students related the males said that they were “attractive” and that they would like to take them shopping in New York City.
The males followed the students to the Sunoco gas station located at East Putnam Avenue and Indian Field Road, where the unidentified males then got out of their vehicle and approached the females. At this point the females began to run west on E. Putnam Avenue toward Greenwich High School. The males then got back into their vehicle and left the area.

The vehicle was described as a “beat up” black sedan with the new yellow New York license plate.

The area was checked for the vehicle which met with negative results.


020912+GPD+Press+Release pdf

GPD versus GFD on the Ice. Charity Hockey Game

Saturday, February 4th, 2012