West Hartford Police closed Crocker Avenue between Trout Brook Drive and South Quaker Lane on Wednesday morning due to an investigation, but just after 7:30 p.m. police reported that the road had reopened. [Updated, 7:50 p.m.]
By Ronni Newton
Roughly 10 hours after West Hartford Police closed Crocker Avenue due to an investigation that began as a welfare check, the situation has been safely resolved and the roadway has been reopened, Capt. Daniel Moffo said.
“This remains an active investigation, and no criminal charges have been filed at this time,” Moffo said in an email Wednesday evening. “No one involved sustained any injuries, and there was no threat to the public.”
In a news release at approximately 7:45 p.m., Moffo said that pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on Crocker Avenue, between Trout Brook Drive and South Quaker Lane, had returned to normal, and he expressed thanks to the community for their patience during the investigation, which involved a large contingent of first responders.
The incident on Crocker Avenue began at approximately 9:28 a.m. on Oct. 18, and police and other emergency responders remained on the scene throughout the day and into the evening.
According to Moffo’s initial statement, “personnel responded to an address on Crocker Avenue to conduct a non-criminal welfare assessment of a resident. Based on the nature of the complaint, as well as information gathered during the initial investigation, WHPD personnel are staging outside of the residence.”
Police did not provide any further details about the nature of the incident or the reason for the original notification.
Throughout the day, officers had been observed at the scene in tactical gear carrying long guns, and had been heard speaking over a loudspeaker to an occupant of a residence on Crocker Avenue.
Police had asked community members to avoid the area while first responders are on scene as they continue evaluate the situation.
Any member of the public who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203, or at 911 in the event of an emergency. If you wish to remain anonymous, please utilize the WHPD Tip Line at 860-570-8969 or email [email protected].
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