This is a press releae from Branford Police Department
Branford Police are utilizing the ability to post pictures on their website in hopes to help victims of crime identify their personal property.
Recently, there have been a number of burglaries in the Cherry Hill Road area and police believe that others may have not been reported.
Police are asking Branford residents to take inventory of their valuables and if something is missing they are encouraged to visit the Branford Police website at www.branfordpolice.com and follow the link to identify property.
“In the past crime victims have had to make appointments with evidence detectives to view property that may have been taken from them in crimes,” said Detective Lieutenant William Carroll, “the ability to post pictures on our website helps us streamline the process and expedite the investigation.”
Carroll continued, “In addition, a substantial amount of jewelry is pawned or taken to precious metal dealers daily. Many times by criminals who have stolen items in crimes that may have not been reported to the police. Our partnership with these businesses and this technology will help us identify these stolen items.”
Chief Kevin Halloran said, “Unfortunately we know that there are investigations when criminals are arrested and our officers have determined that they have pawned jewelry that is not identified. We are hopeful that this technology will close the gap in identifying other crime victims and crimes that have not yet been reported.”
If you have a crime or have identified items that are missing, please contact police at 203-481-4241.