- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Main Street Stop, Two Charges
Police said that at about 9:49 pm on March 17 they stopped motorist Handerson Flausino Desouza, 25, of Bridgeport for driving faster than the posted speed limit near 39 Main Street.
After investigating, police said they charged Desouza with traveling unreasonably fast and with driving with a suspended license.
Desouza posted $500 bail and was released for an April 2 court appearance, police said.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
Truck Hits Truck
State police said that a state Department of Transportation (DOT) truck driver parked a 2008 International Maxforce truck owned by DOT on eastbound Interstate 84 near Exit 10 as part of a protective pattern that was formed to shield from moving traffic the DOT workers who were making some lightpost repairs in that area about 7:20 am on March 8.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
At about 7:38 am on February 19, motorist Ian McIntyre, 52, of 76 Marlin Road, who was driving a 1998 Toyota 4-Runner SUV, stopped for traffic during heavy traffic conditions on westbound Interstate 84 near Exit 10 and was then struck from behind by motorist Lawrence Arpino, 67, of Torrington, who was driving a 2009 Nissan Maxima sedan, state police said.
There were no injuries. Enforcement information was not available.
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
At about 1:16 am on February 10, motorist Karen Vanderlyn, 45, of Watertown was driving a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan eastward on Interstate 84, about one-half mile west of Exit 9, when the vehicle slid on the highway, which was slippery due to a previous snowstorm, state police said.
Vanderlyn lost control of the vehicle, which went into a spin and then struck some guardrailing along the right road shoulder, state police said. There were no injuries.
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
Police report an incident at Shelton House, a large vacant building at the town-owned Fairfield Hills campus, at about 2:30 pm on January 12.
Police said they received a report that some people had illegally entered Shelton House, which is adjacent to the Newtown Municipal Center. Police said they went to Shelton House and found three people in the area, two of whom had illegally entered the building through an unsecured window.
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
Police report that after learning that they held a warrant for his arrest, Thomas Santaniello, 20, of 2 Fox Hollow Lane, went to the police station about 6 pm on September 19 and was charged with four offenses in connection with a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Sandy Hook on the night of December 13, 2012.
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Police said they responded to a report of an auto having driven off the roadway near 51 Berkshire Road at about 11:46 pm on September 12.
Police said their investigation determined that motorist Oskar Dean, 22, of 14 Osborn Hill Road, who was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus station wagon eastward, lost control of the auto, resulting in it traveling off the westbound road shoulder.
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
On August 24, police said that they are investigating multiple vandalism incidents that had occurred during the preceding two weeks in the area of Hawthorne Hill Road/Saw Mill Ridge Road.
That property damage involved someone using spray paint to deface multiple vehicles and driveways.
Also, police said that overnight on August 23-24, someone using black spray paint defaced two vehicles that were parked near the Hawthorne Hill Road turnaround circle.
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
Police report they continue to hold a found knife for safekeeping.
The folding-style pocket knife was found on Canterbury Lane in Sandy Hook on April 15, police said. Canterbury Lane extends from Charter Ridge Road. The owner may contact police at 3 Main Street to claim the item.
- 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.