Chief John Karajanis

Open Issues: 97 Closed Issues: 73 Acknowledged Issues: 1
Watching issues created after: 2009-11-14

Emails will be sent to:
rkelly@whpd.com.

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  • 394 606 Forest Rd West Haven, CT 06516, USA - West Haven

    "Forest Road" in West Haven approaching RT34.

    The "All About Me" people decide to start making this ONE lane into a TWO lane in front of the cemetery. People drive into ON COMING TRAFFIC to go around us more sensible people (who know its a SINGLE LANE) to go into the turn lane a 1/4 mile ahead. This is INSANE, dangerous and absurd. Why do they do it? Because no one is there to stop them. Cops need to station at this area during peak times and give out tickets! After all, this is their job and it will bring money into the state for sure!

  • Drugs Open
    East Ave. Fishing Pier - West Haven
    drugs are being used and sold on the east ave. fishing pier by fishermen at nite.
  • First Ave West Haven, CT 06516, USA - West Haven
    The First Ave neighborhood residents between Main st and the Water Treatment plant are outraged.. Speeding cars and cars passing into oncoming traffic or lanes on first ave is unbelievable. We clocked a low-rider type car doing 95MPH at 3pm today passing another car by the West Haven Yacht Club heading toward the beach. The speeding and lane passing needs to be policed better. Its only a matter of time before we have a major accident like the elderly woman that was fatally hit by Chicks.
  • 214 Blohm Street West Haven, CT 06516, USA - West Haven
    Excessive noise coming from backyard & illegal (loud) fireworks being done late at nite after 10 and 11 PM. Cars play very loud radios late at nite and don't care about their neighbors. this goes on practically every nite.
  • 199peck Ave West Haven, CT 06516, USA - West Haven
    drug dealing at 199 peckave, been going on for past couple of years, nothing being done about it, people coming and going all hours of nite.
  • Beach St West Haven, CT - West Haven
    This is a very hazardous area for walking, and there is no alternative across the street in front of Chick's, where there is no sidewalk and little room for a pedestrian. So pedestrians are forced to share this dangerous road with motorists who flaunt the absence of police patrol of this road (why is this??), and drive in reckless excess of the posted speed limit -- wait, there is NO posted speed limit on this road!. The city KNOWS this is a dangerous area because they put up cones for a charity walk on Sept 18, but then removed the cones at the end of the day. The problem is exacerbated by dangerous driving; east-bound motorists turn onto Beach St from Washington Ave, and then have the long straightaway to accelerate to speeds often exceeding 50mph, with complete impunity, reaching the bend at Morse Ave and often appearing to barely have control of their vehicle as they make the turn...right where pedestrians are now walking. All that's waiting to happen is for one of these motorists to be texting or talking on a cell phone, and for someone, tragically, to be killed or seriously hurt. This is malicious negligence on the part of the city of West Haven, and should something tragic happen, they should be taken to task and to court. There's no reason why they can't put up temporary structures, such as NJ dividers, to create a safe passage for ped's. Of course, there's also no reason why they can't install speed humps on Beach St (such as one finds more and more on streets in New Haven), or some other traffic calming device. And as days shorten, morning walkers are even more endangered, walking in the dark and sometimes in fog, by the long stream of speeding east-bound commuters (often using cell phones, doing their hair, etc.) who use Beach St as an alternative to other east-west roads that slow them down with traffic lights and stop signs.
    Shame on you, West Haven!!
  • Colonial Blvd. West Haven, CT 06516, USA - West Haven
    Colonial Blvd, needs to be made one way on each side. There is not enough room on each side of the street for two way traffic. One side of the street is notoriously busier than the other, that is not fair we all pay the same taxes. I have attached an image of how the one way traffic flow should work on the street. If the police department is not competent enough to see that there is an issue here and make a necessary change, perhaps a signed petition by residents and a formal complaint to he CT. DOT would be in order. In addition,since the weather has gotten nicer there has been an increase in motorcycle traffic and speeders on the street as well. In addition, between 6:45 am and 7:15 during the week a school bus is always speeding southbound down the street. In regards to the blight, it would be much appreciated if the city could spend a little money to clean up the creek and the grounds in the middle of the street, and possibly plant some trees or grass.
  • 2-44 Beach Street West Haven, CT 06516, USA - West Haven
    There are no trash pails in the parking lot. Fishing season has begun and there is lots people coming and going and no place to throw out trash. Now it's all over the lot and blowing in to the marsh.
  • 322-368 Ocean Avenue West Haven, Connecticut - West Haven
    Back in April 2012, a citizen wrote to Gripe Vine regarding the lack of sidewalks "on either side of Ocean Avenue from Robert Street to Harding Street and it is very dangerous for adults and children walking". The response was that "we're in limbo at this point. If you don't see any activity on this site within a month, let me know and I will start from square one." That was over a year and a half ago, and there has been dead silence and no change. People with baby carriages, those who are in wheelchairs or otherwise require assistance walking, and anyone else who just wants to walk is forced to negotiate lumpy dirt/snow, walk through someone's yard, or walk on Ocean Avenue, where they will probably be hit by a speeding car. Why is it so hard for the City of West Haven to put in what amounts to approximately 100 feet of sidewalk? This complaint has been issued by many people over decades, yet nothing has been done.
  • bicycle gang Archived
    355 Main St Mayors Office West Haven, ct - West Haven
    Frequently there is a gang of 6 to 7 teenagers popping wheelies on their bike intentionally in front of cars and taunting them to hit them. Happens at leete st and Washington ave, Campbell ave and brown st, William and Washington ave. Police please take notice, Someone is going to get killed by a car or mugged by the bicyclists.
  • Ocean Avenue West Haven, Connecticut - West Haven
    Every year around the 4th of July, residents and visitors set off fireworks every night, sometimes for weeks. Most of the fireworks are illegal in CT, yet the Police do nothing to stop them. Dogs are traumatized by the explosions, people can't sleep (as the noise usually goes on until very late at night), and shoreline wildlife is severely disturbed. While I can understand the desire to celebrate, could the celebrations be limited to JULY 4TH ONLY? Also, the WH Police Dept. should be ticketing those with illegal fireworks.
  • 30-64 Park St West Haven, CT 06516, USA - West Haven