- Thursday, October 15, 2015
Asleep At The Wheel
State Police report that at about 8:39 am on October 6, James Damico, 31, of West Haven was operation a 2014 Nissan Altima on the Exit 11 on ramp to westbound Interstate 84 in Newtown, when he reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel. The vehicle then left the roadway and struck a rock wall, sustaining damage that made the vehicle inoperable. The operator was subsequently issued a citation for failure to stay in an established lane.
- Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm
Police report a September 8 incident involving an Emergency 911 telephone call, which later proved to be a hoax.
Police said they responded to Hilario’s Service Center at 131 Mt Pleasant Road (Route 6) in Hawleyville about 5:45 pm, after receiving a report via a 911 call that a burglary had occurred.
Police said their investigation found that the 911 call, which was allegedly made by Alexa Larsen, 47, of 123 Lakeview Terrace, was a hoax.
- Friday, August 21, 2015
Police report a two-vehicle accident in which the driver who caused the crash on Botsford Hill Road fled the scene at about 3:42 pm on August 12.
- Friday, July 24, 2015
At about 2:35 pm on July 15, motorist Richard Olivas, 38, of South Kent was driving a Saab 9-3 auto in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook, when the Saab drove into a stone wall at the intersection of Riverside Road and Laurel Trail, according to police.
There were no injuries. After investigating, police charged Olivas with driving under the influence and failure to drive to the right on a curve. Police released Olivas on $500 bail for a July 29 court arraignment.
- Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:58 am
Lieutenant Richard Robinson, who heads the police department’s detective unit, has a watchword for crime prevention: vigilance.
Staying watchful and being alert to danger or trouble goes a long way toward preventing property crimes such as burglaries and thefts from occurring, he explained this week.
Vigilant people serve as a “force multiplier” for police by expanding police’s ability to respond to problems, he said.
- Thursday, January 22, 2015
State police report that at about 3:35 am on January 18, they spotted motorist Melissa Toon, 35, of New Haven driving on eastbound Interstate 84, near the Exit 9 interchange, but failing to stay in her travel lane, so they stopped her to investigate.
State police said they arrested Toon on charges of driving under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane, and two vehicular-document charges.
- Thursday, December 18, 2014
Police report a violent incident at a home on Eden Hill Road near the Easton town line on the night of December 11.
Police said that Abner Soares, 25, of Danbury, while armed with a baseball bat, went to the home of his ex-girlfriend and then smashed in a window there, gained entrance to the house and then smashed apart a glass coffee table within.
- Thursday, December 11, 2014
Police report an accident about 6:40 pm on December 5 at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street.
In the incident, motorist Deborah Johnston, 56, of Fairfield was driving a 2008 Nissan Versa sedan southward on Main Street and approaching the flagpole, as motorist Mary Malin, 17, of 76 Great Hill Road was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus westward on Church Hill Road, police said.
- Thursday, October 9, 2014
Police report that at about 9 am on October 5, they responded to a gas station at 47 Church Hill Road where they learned that a fuel theft had occurred in which a man had put approximately $30 worth of fuel into a 1994 Mack truck without paying for that fuel.
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
Police report that a house in the vicinity of Oak Trail/Laurel Trail in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook was burglarized sometime on September 28, or during the first half of September 29.
According to police, a white male who has a scruffy beard drove to the residence in a white work van and then allegedly forced his way into the house.