Prospect welcomes TFC Matt Comeau as the new Resident State Trooper for the Town of Prospect. A resident of Prospect for the past 13 years, he graduated from the Connecticut State Police Academy in 1998 and was assigned to Troop I in Bethany. Following his patrol service, he was selected in 2007 as the State Police Academy Instructor in Meriden where he served up until the time of accepting the Resident Trooper position in Prospect. Among other qualities, Trooper Comeauhas been a member of the Naugatuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Beacon Falls Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance and has been a 911 dispatcher at the Regional Dispatch Center in Prospect.
This article is in reference to concerns brought to the Police Department regarding quads, dirt bikes, pocket bikes, all terrain vehicles and motorized scooter, etc. being ridden on public roadways. There has been an increase in the use of these vehicles in neighborhoods throughout the Town of Prospect and at this time, we would like to inform you that it is illegal to operate the above-mentioned vehicles on any public road.
In some cases more than one charge can apply. The parents of juveniles charged with any of the offenses listed below can be also charged with allowing a person under the age of 16 to operate a motor vehicle. The parents of a juvenile will also be required to appear in juvenile court if their child is charged with an offense.
In addition, any unregistered vehicle found operating on public roads will be towed at a minimum charge of $88 and a storage fee of $28 to $34 per day.
due to the danger involved in riding these vehicles on roadways and financial liability, we are asking for your help in making your neighborhood a safer place.
Below are the listed penalties for operating said vehicles on a public roadway. Violations and fines are set forth below:
Since officers cannot be on every street throughout the day, we will be happy to issue an infraction or summons if a concerned citizen gives us a sworn written statement identifying the individual(s) who are violating the above stated laws.