From a press release:
The Windsor Locks Police Department is getting a new impound lot, as part of an overall repaving of the public safety complex, officials announced.
The Windsor Police Commission reacted to an issue addressed by the Marcum Report which identified the lack of an impound lot as a serious deficiency, Chairman Kevin Brace, said in a press release.
The commission worked with First Selectman Steven N. Wawruck Jr and Public Works Director Scott Lappen back in March, to get the lot included in the public safety complex repaving project. The parking lot is about 40 years old, and was really at the end of it's life, Brace said.
The lot will have a 40 x 50 feet fence and it will be a secure place to store seized vehicles.
Last April a car was towed to the police department, and the owner, suspected of committing a crime, was able to steal the car right out of the parking lot, Brace said.
“He was arrested immediately after stealing the car, but it really emphasized the immediate need for an impound lot," Brace said.