Shelton Police calls increased last year


October 26, 2023

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Shelton Police Captain Chris Kostad, who will replace the retiring Carole Beason on Nov. 1 as Shelton's police chief, greets students, parents and guardians in August at a back-to-school event at Olympic Middle School in Shelton. Kostad presented the police department's annual report Oct. 17 to the Shelton City Council.

Compared with 2021, the number of reported burglaries and vehicle thefts in Shelton were up last year, vandalism and intimidation were down, and unlawful imprisonments remained the same at five both years.

Those are among the statistics presented to the Shelton City Council on Oct. 17 by Captain Chris Kostad, who on Nov. 1 will replace the retiring Carole Beason as Shelton's police chief.

The department's annual report found that in 2022, the department responded to 12,070 calls and 246 911 calls, an average of 33 per day. That's an increase from the 11,064 calls in 2021.

Kostad also prese...

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