Surrounding towns have been investigating a series of evening residential burglaries where the suspect(s) knock at the front door and, if there is no answer, forcefully enter through the rear of the house.
A common ruse is that the suspects will pose as solicitors should the resident actually answer the door.
If you witness any suspicious activity or ANY questionable solicitor, please call the Derby Police Department at (203) 735-7811.
Day-to-day solicitors are required to pay a fee to the city and must check in with the police department.
Annual solicitors are subject to the same requirements but also receive a written permit showing the City of Derby along with their name.
Failing to register is a violation of local ordinance and is subject to a fine.