The is currently investigating a recent increase in activities involving all-terrain vehicles and other motor vehicles trespassing in wooded areas of large parcels of open space and private property in the Northern section of the City of Milford.
The open space parcel of land commonly referred to as the “Solomon Property”, is land owned by the city which has been designated as a passive recreational area for citizens to enjoy the walking trails and wildlife.
Vehicles are gaining access through areas off Wolf Harbor Road and West River Street, causing considerable damage to the wooded areas. The Milford Police Department has increased patrols and surveillance, resulting in photos of vehicles and motorcycles operating in these areas. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for trespassing and causing damage within the properties.
Those found operating vehicles in these areas in violation of City of Milford ordinances and state laws may be subjected to enforcement actions including fines and criminal arrest.
Concerned citizens have also taken an interest in preserving these areas with substantial efforts in the mapping of trails and sharing information with the police department regarding these illegal activities. Police are currently working with a private land owner who will be placing additional barricades and no trespassing signs to reduce access to these areas.
Police are disseminating a community message through “Milford Alerts” to residences which border these wooded areas in an effort to monitor illegal activities in these areas. Attached are photos of damages and vehicles seen in these areas.
Anyone with information should contact the Milford Police Patrol Division at (203) 878-6551 or visit Milford Police's website at www.milfordpd.org and click on “Crime Tips”.