It’s a bit intimidating to get a voicemail from the cops, asking for a call back.
Except when the conversation goes like this.
Foti Koskinas — newly appointed deputy chief — asked me to convey a message to “06880” readers:
The Westport Police have teamed up with State Police to address the Nado parking issue — that’s the contractor who, for several months, has parked vehicles overnight under bridges on the Sherwood Island connector and South Compo Road.
“It’s not acceptable,” Foti said.
“Nado has been warned. The Westport Police will enforce that warning. If they park there again, they’re not getting a red sticker or even a ticket. They will be towed.”
And not by a truck that picks up Passats.
“They’ll be towed by a heavy-duty wrecker — at heavy expense,” Foti says.
And that’s their expense — not the town’s.
But wait — there’s more!
“We’re glad people complained about this,” Foti says.
“We want the public to feel open calling us. That’s the only way we know what’s going on. And the only way we’ll get better.”
Foti encourages the public to phone 203-341-6000 with any questions, complaints or concerns. A shift commander will handle the call.
And if that’s not good enough, you can ask for Foti or Police Chief Dale Call.
Just don’t ask to park your earth mover underneath any bridge in town.