Government Police/Fire

West Hartford Police: Beware of Unlicensed Solicitors

West Hartford Police Department hybrid SUV. Courtesy photo (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford Police have received complaints about solicitors selling ‘Jesus Juice’ door-to-door.

By Ronni Newton

After receiving multiple complaints of “aggressive” solicitors, West Hartford Police are urging residents to contact them if approached by door-to-door salespeople who do not have a license from the town.

Assistant Chief Dan Coppinger said police received four complaints Friday afternoon about aggressive solicitors who claim they are working for a company called Optimum Cleaners. They are selling bottles of spray cleaner called “Jesus Juice.”

The liquid comes in a spray bottle. There are no ingredients listed, and “Jesus Juice” is written on the bottle by hand, Coppinger said.

“This group is not authorized to solicit in West Hartford,” said Coppinger. Police handed out several warnings, and arrested one of the solicitors.

Coppinger urged residents to ask solicitors to show their Town of West Hartford-approved solicitor license before agreeing to purchase anything.

“If they don’t have a license, residents should call the police,” Coppinger said.

Like what you see here? Click here to subscribe to We-Ha’s newsletter so you’ll always be in the know about what’s happening in West Hartford! Click the blue button below to become a supporter of We-Ha.com and our efforts to continue producing quality journalism.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the author


We-Ha.com is the place to go for the latest information about West Hartford – a town that "has it all"! We-Ha.com is part of and proud of our community, and we bring a hyperlocal focus to news and features about the people, schools, businesses, real estate, sports, restaurants, charitable events, arts, and more. Contact us at: [email protected] or [email protected]

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Translate »