Police search for vehicle involved in hit-and-run

The Shelton Police are actively investigating an incident where a vehicle struck a telephone pole and fled the scene.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, Shelton Police responded to the area of Poplar Dr. and Suren Dr. on a report of an evading motor vehicle accident.

According to a statement from Shelton Police, officers arrived to the scene and discovered a telephone pole, securing a transformer, which contained PCB Material, down across Poplar Dr. The same officers also observed that a fire hydrant had also been struck.

The Shelton Police have determined the damage was caused by a 2002 to 2003 Jeep Liberty. The road had been closed since the time of the reported accident. The road remains closed as United Illuminating, Department of Environmental Protection, and Clean Harbors have been on scene to ensure the area is environmentally safe.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the accident can contact the Shelton Police Department at (203) 924-1544. Calls can be kept confidential.