|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On 08/30/10 at approximately 5:00 p.m. State Police Troop-B received 911 calls from a hiker who reported seeing and encountering a suspicious male who was in possession of a handgun at the NEPAUG RESERVOIR DAM in New Hartford. The caller also reported that the male told the caller to stay away.
Troopers, assisted by DEP, MDC, and Canton Police and Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the scene to search for the male subject. Troopers located evidence that enabled them to indentify the male subject. The witness described missing male as a white male, bald, wearing black shirt, and blue jeans. He was in possession of a black colored handgun.
Boats and watercraft were launched on the reservoir to search the water and shoreline for the male subject. State Police aircraft also was utilized to conduct an aerial search of the water and surrounding wooded area. Several State Police K-9 teams responded and searched the wooded area with negative results. The search was scaled back at approximately 9:00p.m
Today 08/31/10 at 8:30 a.m. State Police Emergency Service Troopers returned to the scene to continue the search of the reservoir. State Police launched a boat equipped with side scan sonar with State Police divers on board to continue the water search for the missing male. Canton Police and Fire and MDC Police also are assisting in this effort.
The identity is being withheld at this time to allow for all family members to be notified.
The search is expected to continue today.
Lt. J. Paul Vance