NEW HAVEN POLICE STEP-UP MOTORCYCLE ENFORCEMENT AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN EAST SHORE COMMUNITY
(6/9/2011) NEW HAVEN - In response to citizens’ complaints about speeding cars and excessively loud motorcycles, Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. joined Chief Frank Limon and Sgt. Vincent Anastasio to announce stepped-up enforcement of quality of life issues in the East Shore and other New Haven neighborhoods.
“Effective policing focuses on both major operations like last week’s Tactical Narcotics Unit sweep and addressing quality of life issues that affect all our neighborhoods,” said Mayor DeStefano. “By targeting behavior that detracts from residents’ quality of life create safer more livable communities.”
Historically high visibility and increased motor vehicle stops have produced arrests for weapons, narcotics and other felony offenses that will have an impact on violence.
Last month the Department issued 2,435 moving violations to motorist.
Last week, as part of the focused enforcement, the Department issued 230 violations/summons, made 16 arrests and served 1 warrant to motorcycle riders.
“Officers will be out patrolling neighborhoods enforcing noise restrictions and ticketing speeding motorists,” said Chief Limon. “No neighborhood should have to deal with the incessant roar of tailpipes. It might seem like a small matter but how we feel about where we live is important to each and every one of us.”
Contact Name: Adam Joseph
Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net
Contact Phone: 203-946-8200