August 28, 2013
DEEP Reopens Chatfield Hollow State Park and Swimming Area
Connecticutís Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has reopened Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth, including the swimming area. The swimming area and park were closed yesterday (August 27) after DEEP received emails from an individual threatening to poison the waters there.
During the afternoon of August 27, many DEEP employees began receiving emails of a threatening nature, including one threatening to poison the waters at Chatfield Hollow State Park. The emails were allegedly sent by Wayde A. Isakson, Madison.
DEEP EnCon Police, along with Connecticut State Police, immediately began an investigation that resulted in Mr. Isakson's arrest at Chatfield Hollow State Park. He was transported to Troop F for processing.
DEEP EnCon Police charged Mr. Isakson (dob - 12/12/57), with Threatening, First Degree; Breach of Peace, First Degree; and Making Terrorist Threats, based on the threatening emails received by the DEEP employees allegedly sent by Mr. Isakson. Mr. Isakson is scheduled to appear in Middletown Superior Court on September 10.
DEEPís Emergency Response Unit responded to the scene and began testing the waters there. The results of those tests revealed no evidence of any hazardous materials in the water.
The incident remains under investigation by DEEP EnCon Police.