- 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.
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
Crash In Snowy Conditions
During a snowstorm at about 7 am on March 31, motorist Danielle Dubow, 26, of Easton was driving a 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV westward on snow-covered pavement near 24 Button Shop Road, when the vehicle slid off the road on a curve and then struck a rock and a tree, police said.
Dubow was not injured. Police took no enforcement.
Sugar Street Accident
- 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.
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Police report they arrested two alleged burglars inside Cochran House at Fairfield Hills early on the morning of Monday, October 28, after receiving a call informing them that light and noise were emanating from the third-floor of the massive masonry building.
Police said they charged Paul Longo, 28, of New Haven, and Dale Hanley, 28, of Northford each with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, possession of burglary tools, and third-degree criminal mischief.
- Thursday, August 8, 2013
Four MV Charges
After learning that Newtown Police held a warrant against him, Robert Zielinski, 26, of Waterbury went to the police station at about 4:20 pm on August 1 and was then charged with making a restricted turn, misuse of marker plates, driving an unregistered vehicle, and failure to have automotive insurance, police said.