FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield police had a busy month in June, responding to scores of criminal incidents and car crashes and several hundred traffic stops and emergency alarms.
According to a monthly report issued recently, the department responded to more than 4,000 calls for assistance in total during the 30-day period and, when not directly meeting the needs of the community, hired four new officers.
Among the more notable incidents for the month were several attempted suicide calls, an early morning car chase on Interstate 95 in which three people were arrested and a knifepoint robbery on Kings Highway East in which one man suffered a minor injury, according to the report.
On the roads, officers were involved in 254 traffic stops, issuing tickets for 148 infractions and accusing four people of misdemeanor crimes. In total for the month, the department also responded to 91 car crashes across the town.
According to the statistics, town officers also responded to more than 100 animal calls and 36 calls requiring the Marine Unit.
Statistically, from 2015 to 2016, the department responded to 402 more total calls in June and 54 fewer alarms. Nearly 100 more traffic infractions were issued as well, according to the report.
With regard to more serious crimes, the department responded to 10 vandalism complaints versus 19 during the previous June and 18 burglary or burglary attempts versus six similar calls the year before.
In total, the department arrested 20 people in June for alleged criminal offenses, which was down sharply from local reports in 2015.
The department also welcomed four new police officers, including Michal Zerella, Michael Colwell, Officer Justin Young and Brian Griffin.
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