August 14, 2013

The Naugatuck Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Michael Wawrzyniak has been transferred to the Detective Bureau. Detective Wawrzyniak has been with the Naugatuck PD since 2008 and has served in the patrol Division in evening shift. 

Congratulations Detective Wawrzyniak!

Press Release

August 5, 2013

The Naugatuck Police Department wishes to alert citizens that over the past several weeks numerous motor vehicle thefts have occurred in Naugatuck and the greater Waterbury area as a result of car owners walking away from their vehicles while they were left running and/or unlocked with keys in the ignition.


Area car thieves have been observed on surveillance footage hanging around in gas stations, convenience stores and public parking lots waiting for an opportunity to take vehicles when they are left unattended.   


The Naugatuck Police Department reminds citizens:

         Never leave your keys in an unattended car, even while running a quick errand, and always lock your car and pocket the keys.

         Never attach a tag with your name and address to a key ring. If the keys are lost or stolen, the tag will lead the thief directly to your car-and your home.

         Avoid leaving an auto unattended in public parking lots for an extended period of time. A car is five times more likely to be stolen from an unattended lot than from the street or an attended lot.

         When you park the car, remove valuable possessions from the seat. These items tempt thieves and should be locked in the trunk.

         If your car is stolen notify the Police immediately and have the following information ready: your license plate number and state, the vehicle make, model, color, and year, the vehicle identification number, and also provide a list of distinctive features and special accessories and their serial numbers.



Naugatuck Fireworks Celebration Event


This years 2013 fireworks will take place on a different day and location due to ongoing construction at its traditional location (NHS).  THE 2013 FIREWORKS ARE BEING LIT DOWNTOWN FROM ROTARY FIELD AND WILL BE SENT 300 FEET HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR BEST VIEWING FROM A DISTANCE!  -  FIREWORKS WILL BEGIN AT 9:15 PM  -  Many excellent viewing locations will be available including the Maple Street Bridge and the Water Street area, which will be the Hub of the 2013 Naugatuck Fireworks Celebration Event . Cars will not be allowed to park in this area on July 3rd and it will be shut to traffic at 8:00 PM. If viewing from this location there will be a DJ, Food, Clowns, Magicians and Face Painting. Admission will be free and the public will be allowed to walk to Breen Field on Hotchkiss Street, if desired to view the fireworks after 8:00 PM.  

 Please plan ahead and remember:

         There is limited parking in the downtown GDC lot and there will be NO parking on Cedar and Water Streets

         The Maple Street Bridge and Water Street will be closed to traffic at 8:00 PM PLEASE USE ALTERNATE ROUTE OVER ROUTE 63 (SALEM) BRIDGE AFTER 8:00 PM

         There will be NO PARKING or STOPPING allowed on the Route 63 (Salem) Bridge. There will also be NO chairs or coolers allowed on the bridge Sidewalk standing will be permitted

         There will be HANDICAPPED PARKING ONLY in the Breen Field North parking lot

         NO Alcohol of any kind is allowed on town or state property

         Use trash and recycle bins to help keep The Naugatuck Fireworks Celebration clean

         Rain date will be Friday July 5th, 2013

         Donations are being accepted for this event through Naugatuck Savings Bank or by logging on to and following the link under Notices and Announcements