- Thursday, May 7, 2015
Police report that at about 9 pm on April 29, they were using a computerized “license plate reader” device on the Exit 11 off-ramp of Interstate 84 to check passing vehicles for any pending vehicular violations which are keyed to their license plate numbers.
Among the vehicles that passed the device were a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu sedan whose license plate number indicated that there was pending violation, police said.
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
Taunton Hill DUI
Motorist Connor Pineau, 21, of 47 Waterview Drive was driving a 2007 Jeep Wrangler SUV near 133 Taunton Hill Road about 10:15 pm on October 19, when the Jeep went off the road and struck a utility pole, resulting in utility lines dropping, police report.
Pineau was not injured. Police said they charged Pineau with driving under the influence and with making a restricted turn. Pineau was released on $200 bail for a November 4 court appearance, police said.
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
Traffic Signal Accident
A two-vehicle accident occurred at the four-way traffic signal that controls traffic flow at the intersection of Queen Street and the commercial driveways at 5 and 6 Queen Street at about 12:39 pm on July 22.
The collision involved motorist Louis Fico, 83, of 17 Bonnie Brae Drive, who was driving a 2005 Honda Accord sedan, and motorist Adam Schankman, 22, of 53 Mt Nebo Road, who was driving a 2001 Audi A-6 sedan, according to police.
- Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm
At about 2:50 pm on July 10, police responded to Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street after receiving a report that a vehicle was being driven erratically in the area.
Police report they located the vehicle in question and stopped its driver, Josephine Cappiali, 43, of Monroe, in the plaza’s parking lot.
Police said that after investigating, they charged Cappiali with driving under the influence.
- Thursday, June 6, 2013
Trucker Robert Gomper, 55, of East Hartford, who was driving a 2009 Hino truck loaded with cargo eastward on Botsford Hill Road at about 12:25 pm on June 4, drove past a warning sign stating that the Housatonic Railroad’s train overpass there had a clearance limit of 11 feet, 5 inches, police said.
The top of the truck then smashed into the bottom on the overpass, damaging the top of the truck and ejecting some cargo onto the roadway, police said.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sometime between April 13 and April 20, someone intentionally damaged a truck that was parked at a construction site located off Oak Ridge Drive, police said. Police are investigating the vandalism and ask anyone with knowledge of the criminal mischief to contact them at the police station.