• POLICE CAUTION RESIDENTS ABOUT UTILITY WORKERS ENTERING HOMES

  • Branford Police are warning residents about scams whereby possible criminals, posing as “Water Company” or similar public utility workers are trying to enter homes by telling residents that they need to “Check the water for contaminates” due to a car accident in the area.

    Police are reminding all residents to be cautious when allowing any worker access into their homes or businesses.
    Remember:
    • Utility workers will always have proper identification including their picture and Utility Company name.
    • In most cases, all public utilities have the ability to make any checks for proper service at points outside of the home.
    • Call the worker’s utility company using the directory assisted listed phone number to confirm the workers identity and work order
    • If you are elderly or home alone, have the worker schedule an appointment for another time when you can be accompanied by another person.

    And

    • Call 911 immediately and report any suspicious activity or people trying to enter or moving around your or your neighbor’s home.

    Police responded yesterday to a similar incident in the Cedar Street / North Ivy Street area after a resident and two (2) alter Branford Public Works employees saw three (3) suspicious men moving through yards in the area. Police described the men as white males, one wearing a uniform and carrying a portable radio. They sere seen operating a smaller, tan, Nissan Ultima with front end damage and New York registration.

    Anyone having information is asked to call Branford Police at 203-481-4241