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  • Police Reports | February 10-19, 2014

    Slippery Highway

    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.

  • Police Reports January 25 - February 5, 2014

    Public Indecency

    Newtown police said that they took Michael M. Dinho, Jr, 51, of Danbury into custody about 11:30 am on February 1, after he was detained by Danbury police at the Danbury police station.

    Newtown police said they held a warrant against Dinho in connection with an incident last October 19 at the Big Y supermarket on Queen Street, in which a witness alleged that Dinho had publicly exposed himself.

  • Police Reports | January 15-30, 2014

    Interstate Accident

    State police report that motorist Alvaro Alberto, 22, of New Milford was driving a 2006 Nissan Sentra eastward on Interstate 84 in the area between the Exit 10 off-ramp and on-ramp, when he lost control of the auto on the icy pavement, spun out, and then struck the median guardrail.

    Alberto was not injured. Enforcement information was not available.

     

  • Police Reports | January 15-30, 2014

    Interstate Accident

    State police report that motorist Alvaro Alberto, 22, of New Milford was driving a 2006 Nissan Sentra eastward on Interstate 84 in the area between the Exit 10 off-ramp and on-ramp, when he lost control of the auto on the icy pavement, spun out, and then struck the median guardrail.

    Alberto was not injured. Enforcement information was not available.

     

  • Police Reports January 9 - 16, 2014

    Shelton House

    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.

  • Police Reports | November 25-December 3, 2013

    DUI Charge

    Police said that they responded to a report of a minor one-vehicle accident having occurred at 4 Riverside Road about 2:05 am on November 30.

    Police said that after investigating, they charged motorist Megan Machado, 28, of West Haven with driving under the influence and with making a restricted turn.

    Following processing, Machado was released on $100 bail for a December 17 court appearance.

     

  • Police News November 1 - 9

    Five Charges

    Police report that at about 4:30 pm on November 6, they stopped motorist William Falbo, 29, of 13 Bishop Circle near the intersection of Pole Bridge Road and Jeremiah Road for having been speeding on Berkshire Road.

    After investigating, police charged Falbo with speeding, making an improper turn, illegal possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics not in their original prescription container, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Police Reports, October 27 - November 5, 2013

    DUI Charge

    Police said that on the evening of October 27, they responded to a report that a motorist was driving erratically on Berkshire Road, so they went to the area to seek the driver.

    Police said they located the driver on Toddy Hill Road and stopped him to investigate. Police said they then charged motorist Timothy McColgan, 47, of Bloomington, N.Y., with driving under the influence.

    McColgan was released on $100 bail for a November 12 court appearance.

  • Police News October 21 - 28, 2013

    Reckless Burning

    Police said they went to Oakview Road, near Newtown High School, about 1:45 pm on October 23 after receiving a report about a ground fire in the area.

    Police said they charged each of two youths under age 18 with reckless burning, and additionally charged one of the two youths with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

  • Police Reports October 9 - 20, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police said that at about 1:35 am on October 11, they received a report that an erratically driven vehicle may have been involved in an accident on Appleblossom Lane, so they went to that area to investigate. Appleblossom Lane is a side street off South Main Street.