WILTON, Conn. — Last year was a busy year for the Wilton Police Department as it welcomed a new chief, saw more speeders on Route 7 and responded to over 14,000 calls.
Crime statistics for reported crimes in Wilton for 2015 included:
- Criminal Homicide: 0
- Sexual Assault: 3
- Robbery: 0
- Aggravated Assault: 2
- Domestic: 89
- Breach of Peace: 16
- Burglary: 17
- Larceny: 121
- EMS Assists: 1,147
- Burglar Alarms: 1,261
- DUI: 64
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: 684
- Motor Vehicle Accidents with Injuries: 63
- Criminal Mischief: 37
- Narcotics Investigations: 42
In 2015, a few members of the department retired, including Chief Michael Lombardo, Lt. Donald Wakeman, Sgt. David Collins, and Detective Christopher Isidro.
But the Wilton Police Department also hired six police officers to fill the vacancies left from retirements. It also promoted Deputy Chief Robert Crosby to the rank of chief. He has been with the Wilton Police Department since July 1983.
The Wilton Police Department touted the long crime figures.
"The town of Wilton continues to enjoy a long-standing low crime rate, in part because of a police presence, aggressive patrol techniques and enforcement efforts relative to traffic contacts and a consistent vigorous investigative unit, all of which are key factors in Wilton remaining a relatively safe community in which to live and work," the police department said in a statement. "In 2012, FBI statistics ranked Wilton the third safest town in Fairfield County in terms of violent crimes and property crimes."
But traffic remains a substantial concern, the Police Department said, especially with the completion of a project to widen Route 7. Traffic congestion has eased but speed has increased on Route 7, the department said.
The secondary roads also now have less traffic volume, the department said. The total number of motor vehicle accidents reported in 2015 was 747, compared with 713 in 2014. Motor vehicle accidents with injuries remained relatively stable, with 63 in 2015, 61 in 2014 and 113 in 2013.
The Dispatch Center also answered 36,000 additional calls from the community in 2015.
In March 2015, Officer Eva Zimnoch was named “Officer of the Year” at the department’s annual awards ceremony. In July 2014, she was promoted to the rank of Detective.
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