Do you have a tip on Narcotics use or a crime? Call (860) 675-2483 (860) 675-BITE.
Please leave as much information as possible. This can be done anonymously, however, to better assist us in our investigation we would prefer that you leave at least a first name with a daytime and night phone number. Every effort will be made to keep this information confidential.
Please feel free to call or email us with any questions. The Unit can be reached by calling the main police number, (860) 675-2400, and asking to speak with a Detective.
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On September 24, 1998, 26 year-old Agneiszka (Agnes) Ziemlewski was found shot to death on a walking trail on the MDC reservoir property, near Old Mountain Rd. in Farmington. Even after hundreds of interviews with witnesses and friends and co-workers of Agnes, as well as a reward of $50,000 being offered by the State of Connecticut, no arrest has been made.
Agnes emigrated to this country from Poland with her family in the early 1980's. She had lived in Hartford with her parents and two sisters before moving to an apartment of her own in West Hartford. Agnes graduated from the University of Connecticut and was working at United Health Care in Hartford at the time of her death. Agnes' father passed away in September of 1999 without his daughter's killer being arrested. Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to call the Farmington Police Dept. Detective Unit at (860) 675-2460 or the Farmington Police Dept. Tip Line at (860) 675-2483. All calls will be kept confidential.
A quick view of how it can occur and how you can protect yourself.
In the course of the day you may write a check at the drugstore, charge tickets to a concert, rent a car, call home on your cell phone, or apply for a credit card. Chances are you don't give these routine transactions a second thought. But others may. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting half a million new victims each year. Identity theft or identity fraud is the taking of a victim's identity to obtain credit, credit cards from banks and retailers, steal money from a victim's existing accounts, apply for loans, establish accounts with utility companies, rent an apartment, file bankruptcy, or obtain a job using the victim's name. Thousands of dollars can be stolen without the victim knowing about it for months or even years. The imposter obtains your social security number, your birth date, and other identifying information such as your address and phone number. With this information and a fake driver's license, they can apply in person for instant credit or through the mail posing as you. They often claim they have moved and provide their own address. Once the first account is opened, they can continue to add to their credibility.
They get the information from your doctor, lawyer, school, health insurance carrier, and many other places. "Dumpster divers" pick up information you may have thrown away, such as utility bills, credit card slips, and other documents.
What You Should Know
The identity thief gets your personal information by:
- stealing your purse or wallet
- pilfering information from your mail box such as bank statements and pre-approved credit card applications
- posing as your employer, loan officer or landlord to get your credit report
- watching your transactions at automated teller machines and phone booths to capture your personal identification number (PIN) going through trash for credit card receipts or loan applications
Prevent Identity Theft From Happening to You
Do not give out personal information over the phone, through the mail, or over the Internet unless you have initiated the contact or know whom you are dealing with. Identity thieves will pose as bank representatives, Internet service providers, and even government officials to get you to reveal identifying information.
Shred all documents, including all pre-approved credit applications received in your name, insurance forms, bank checks and statements you are discarding, and other financial information.
Do not use your mother's maiden name, your birth date, the last four digits of your social security number, or a similar series of numbers as a password for anything.
Minimize the identification information and the number of cards you carry. Take what you'll actually need. Don't carry your social security card, birth certificate, or passport, unless necessary.
Do not put your social security number on your checks or your credit receipts. If a business requests your social security number, give them an alternate number and explain why. If a government agency requests your social security number, there must be a privacy notice accompanying the request.
Do not put your telephone number on your checks.
Be careful using ATMs and phone cards. Someone may look over your shoulder and get your PIN numbers, thereby gaining access to your accounts.
Make a list of all of your credit card account numbers and bank account numbers with customer service phone numbers and keep in a safe place.
When you order new credit cards in the mail or previous ones have expired, watch the calendar to make sure you get the card within the appropriate time. If the card is not received within that time, call the credit card grantor immediately to find out if the card has been sent. If you don't receive the card, check to make sure a change of address was not filed.
Do not put your credit card number on the Internet unless it is encrypted on a secured site.
Pay attention to your billing cycles. Follow up with creditors if bills don't arrive on time. A missing credit card bill could mean an identity thief has taken over your credit card account and changed your billing address.
Correct all mistakes on your credit report in writing. Send the letters return receipt requested. Identify the problems item by item and send with a copy of the credit report back to the credit-reporting agency. You should hear back from the agency within 30 days.
Write to Direct Marketing Association, Mail Preference Service, PO Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735 to get your name off direct mail lists
Reprinted from the National Crime Prevention Council.
Links for further information:
Federal Trade Commission: Your National Resource for Identity Theft
Drug Abuse Warning Signs
The warning signs of a potential drug problem include:
- Drop in academic performance (in teens)
- Lack of interest in personal appearance
- Withdrawal, isolation, depression, fatigue
- Aggressive, rebellious behavior
- Hostility and lack of cooperation
- Deteriorating relationships with family
- Change in friends
- Loss of interest in hobbies and/or sports
- Change in eating/sleeping habits
- Evidence of drugs or drug paraphernalia(e.g. needles, pipes, papers, lighters)
- Physical changes (e.g., runny nose not from cold, red eyes, coughing, wheezing, bruises, needle marks)
Links to further information:
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Chapter 76 Alcohol Possession by Persons Under the Age of 21 Years in the Town of Farmington.
SEC. 76-1 Purpose:
To address the issue that the unregulated possession of alcoholic liquor by persons under the age of twenty-one is detrimental to the general welfare, health and safety of the residents of the Town of Farmington, and especially its youth.
SEC. 76-2 Definitions:
"ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR" shall have the same meaning as the same term is defined in Title 30, Section 30-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
"Host" shall mean to organize a gathering of two or more persons or to allow the premises under one’s control to be used with one’s knowledge for a gathering of two or more persons for personal, social or business interaction.
"MINOR" shall have the same meaning, as the same term is defined in Title 30, Section 30-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
SEC. 76-3 Possession:
No minor shall possess any container of alcoholic liquors, whether opened or unopened, within the Town of Farmington, except when accompanied by or in the presence of his or her parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the age of twenty-one. This restriction shall apply to both public and private property.
SEC. 76-4 Hosting Events:
No person shall host an event or gathering at which the person believes or reasonably believes that alcoholic liquor will be consumed by or dispensed to any minor unless said minor is accompanied by or in the presence of his or her parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the age of twenty-one. This restriction shall apply to any event or gathering within the Town of Farmington, whether conducted on public or private property.
SEC. 76-5 Penalties:
Any person violating any provision of this act shall be subject to a fine of $100.00 for a first offense, pursuant to the provisions of the Farmington Code of Ordinances. A second or subsequent offense shall be a Class C Misdemeanor.