Milford Police Warn of Possible Post-Snow Storm Scams

There have been reports of suspicious persons offering to perform snow removal and roof clearing for residents in the western side of the city.

The Milford Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. 

According to the complaint, a male went to the home of an elderly couple on Meadowside Road and identified himself as being with the “electric company” saying that there are power problems in the neighborhood and he needed to go to the basement area of the home and check the meter. 

The male had both occupants accompany him to the basement. While in the basement, the male instructed one of the occupants to turn a light switch on and off sixty times and count out load. 

As this was being done, the male opened the electrical panel and turned some breakers on and off. The male then returned to the upstairs of the home and left. 

The homeowners asked the male his name and he said he would leave a card in their mail box, there was no information found in the mail box.

The male subject is described as being a white male in his 20’s, tall and having a thin build and dark hair. There is no clothing description available however the homeowners said he was not wearing any kind of uniform or reflective vest.

Police contacted representatives from the United Illuminating and they stated that no one from their company was at the home and that they would not ask to go to the basement of a house to look at a meter, all the meter work is done outside the home.

At this time nothing has been found missing from the home, however police are still investigating. Anyone having similar incidents or may have witnessed a suspicious person matching the description in the Meadowside Road area is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at (203) 878-6551.

Homeowners are reminded to verify the identity of any person who indicates they are from a utility company before letting them in their home, especially if it is an unsolicited visit. 

Additionally there have been reports of suspicious persons offering to perform snow removal and roof clearing for residents in the western side of the city. It is important that homeowners verify the person and the company offering to perform work of any kind toavoid being a victim of contractor scam.

CT. PROPERTY APPRAISERS February 13, 2013 at 04:19 PM
I wish the city would do a better job of clearing Darina Place near River Street. The snow is piled so high visibilty is impossible. It poses a very dangerous situation whch was created by the city plows.


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