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Go Ahead, East Haven: 'Ask the Chief'

East Haven Interim Police Chief Brent Larrabee is blogging on East Haven Patch — and wants to answer your questions!

It's once again time for East Haven Patch readers to "ask the chief."

East Haven Interim Police Chief is one of the more recent additions to our growing Local Voices section of bloggers.

Larrabee, who was by on Feb. 15, now writes a blog once a month.

The monthly posts serve as a vehicle to answer readers' questions about the .

Each month, East Haven Patch publishes an article asking readers to post their questions in the comments section. Questions can also be emailed to askthechief@easthavenpolice.com.

This month, submissions will be closed on Sunday at 6 p.m. And from there, we'll pick four of those questions for the chief to answer in his next blog.

So do YOU have a question? Well, go ahead — and ask the chief!

Bob Fawkes July 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Chief Larrabee, Back in 1975, a young woman's body was found bound and dumped in a drainage ditch on Frontage Road. She died of asphyxiation. To my knowledge, this murder has never been solved. It was only with great effort that I was able to find any information about this case. http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/93ufct.html http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=doe&GSfn=jane&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=8&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=22452817&df=all& With the internet now providing information to a much broader audience, is the Detective division actively doing anything to reach out to the public via the internet or via ETV on this and other "cold cases"? I see nothing of the sort on the PD's website: http://www.townofeasthavenct.org/police.shtml Maybe a link on the PD webpage to the top five or ten "cold cases" would generate some leads which could finally bring some justice to the victims. Thank you.
ASmith July 12, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Now that ya got the police commission in the pickle barrel and outta your way, no loss there, what's gonna be done about your budget problems? PD way over budget. What goin on with the canine cop? Are we gonna have a bike patrol? are we gonna have a dive team again? is this here pd gonna be brought back to where it was fore gallo made a mess of it?
Lise Cavallaro July 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Many residents signed a position to bring back the K9 unit. Will that be brought back? Also, I wrote previously about the parking at EHHS during sporting events. The parking lot is not being used - people who are not handicapped and do not have handicapped tags are parking in clearly marked areas for handicapped people. These cars obstruct driving for other people. I'm an not talking about 5 or 6 cars - I'm talking sometimes over 20. One particular evening, there were so many cars parked along the side that a person with a handicap tag had to park further away than need be. Also, people attending these games are also leaving trash around.Who is looking out for the town and it's interests? All these people are not from EH.
Chief, Why are the handicapped parking spaces in town being used by those without the proper vehicle identification markers that would identify them as disabled and entitled to use those parking spaces...This is a problem townwide but especially at the beach and on the green,Why then is Accessibility under Title 2 of The Federal Americans with Disability Act not being enforced and the violators being ticketed and fined. This would help our communities disabled residents and bring in much needed added revenue for the town.
Flowers July 12, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Chief, Very dramatic photo. Will we be seeing you on "Law and Order" soon? Keep up the good work. Everything seems to be going smoothly. Do you really want a K9 unit or do all these petitioners just like doggies?
Lise Cavallaro July 12, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I love dogs, but also think a K9 unit is a valuable asset to any police dept., instead of calling in another town's K-9 unit like in the past.
Mike Liso July 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Chief, there seems to be a problem at the intersection of Dodge Ave and Robert Dr. Cars traveling on Dodge Ave, in either direction, feel they have the right of way and quite often, ignore the stop sign. Can you maybe have a patrol car sit in the parking lot of Pathways and ticket the ignorant drivers who ignore the stop sign?
Not Guido July 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
What is the status of hiring civilian dispatchers? It was reported that this would allow more officers on patrol. Nothing has been reported in months.
Love East Haven July 13, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Chief, You have done a great job in learning the culture of our town...I appreciate the efforts you have made to build relatiosnhips with all our citizens, including our Latino families..I look forward to your logevitywith our town and hope it ignites more town pride..
Ann Della Camera July 14, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Chief, I have one major question, well a two part one,, first when is there going to be some noise control about souped up cars with stright pipes and atv's and dirtbikes running all over town unlicenced,Part two is the speed on Short Beach road especially from the Stone Pillers,on is excessive, you could support the town on the money you could make on speeding tickets. The speed limit is 35 mph, I have yet to see one car going less than 50 mph. At night its a nightmare here. from,5pm on the speed flys. I am starting to call Riverside Dodge city. I think you are going to be an asset to the town, but I have to see the results first. Thanks for taking the time to listen.

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