Vernon Police are searching for Michael Charles Poletti, age 47, whose last known address was 743 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, Connecticut. Poletti has not been seen or heard from since August 21, 2013 when he last had contact with family and friends. Michael Poletti may be suffering from mental health issues and may be depressed. Michael Poletti is a white male, approximately 5-foot-8 tall and approximately 170 pounds. He has black and gray hair and a beard. Anyone with any information on Michael Poletti or his whereabouts is urged to call Vernon Police at 860-872-9126.
Officer Promoted To Sergeant
Christopher Pryputniewicz, a six-year veteran of the Vernon Police Department, was sworn in as a sergeant in the traditional ceremony at police headquarters. Town Clerk Bernice Dixon, who also swore him in as a patrol officer in 2007, administered the sergeant's oath.Pryputniewicz, 32, has been part of the East Central Nartotics Task force in addition to his regular patrol duties.
Disp Daignault Retires After 25 Years
Terry Daignault, who has worked in the dark, technology-filled dispatch room at the Police Department for 25 years, retired and was given a heartfelt send off by her friends and family. Daignault started working as a volunteer emergency medical technician at 16 years old in Rocky Hill and was later hired by Professional Ambulance Service in Hartford as an EMT, before she moved to dispatching. After five years there, she took her first call in Vernon in 1988. Now, she has been hired by the Manchester Police Department and will start dispatching there next week.
Sgt Chris Meyer Retires After 28 Years
After 28 years, SGT Chris Meyer has retired from the Vernon Police Department.Meyer, who joined the force in 1985 and was promoted to sergeant in 2002. Meyer received his share of recognition over the years: He received a distinguished service award in 2007. In 2012, he received a meritorious service award. In 2010, he received a formal commendation letter. He was recognized for distinguished service in 2005. He received a MADD award in 2002. His file contains more than 12 letters from supervisors and citizens. Meyer also spent time as a gang instructor. He said he wants to spend the first few months of retirement spending time with his family. Meyer said he will then turn to the next chapter in his life.