Police reports covering Newtown, Conn., for the period of April 2-17, 2018....Read Full Article
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Police report that an Oshkosh concrete-mixer truck driven by Keith Sniffen, 60, of Danbury, was parked on a curve on Walnut Tree Hill Road, north of its intersection with Old Green Road at about 10:36 am on April 25, when motorist Kenneth Condon, 21, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2012 Nissan Sentra on Walnut Tree Hill Road, struck the rear end of the concrete-mixer truck.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Sniffen a written warning for improper parking.
At about 7 am on April 24, motorist Hudson Smith, 37, of Norfolk, Va., who was driving a 2016 Hyundai Sonata sedan westward on Interstate 84, west of Exit 11, slowed for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by W.R. Calderon-Sarmiento, 32, of East Hartford, who was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer auto, state police said.
There were no injuries. Calderon-Sarmiento received an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, state police said. Smith received an infraction for driving without a license, according to state police.
Police report that they learned about 6:11 pm on April 23 that an unknown motorist had knocked over a pole-mounted traffic signal at a Sandy Hook intersection, after which the driver left the scene of the collision.
Police said that an unknown vehicle went off the westbound lane of Berkshire Road at its intersection with Toddy Hill Road, and then struck the signal, knocking it down.
Police are investigating.
Church Hill Accident
At about 4:30 pm on April 23, motorist Christine Ford, 49, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2010 Mazda CX-9 SUV eastward on Church Hill Road, just east of Commerce Road, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by a 2012 Volkswagen GTI auto driven by Alyssa Anello, 28, of Norwalk, police report.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Anello an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Car Vs Truck
State police report a two-vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 84, near Exit 10, about 10:40 am on April 23.
In that incident, motorist Rodrigo Pita, 20, of Naugatuck, who was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry sedan, attempted to change travel lanes, but struck a 2013 Ford F-150 truck driven by Mark Malia, 62, of Sandy Hook, state police said. There were no injuries.
State police said Pita made an unsafe lane change and also was driving without a license.
Police report they were called to the Big Y supermarket at Newtown Shopping Village at 6 Queen Street in the borough at about 8:46 pm on April 22 on a report of a shoplifting incident there.
Police said their investigation determined that Clint Costa Stergue, 18, of Sandy Hook had attempted to steal approximately $30 worth of firewood from the store.
Police said they charged Stergue with sixth-degree larceny, possession of alcohol by a minor, possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Following arrest processing, police released him on $200 bail for a May 9 court appearance.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at the eastern intersection of Blackman Road and Mt Pleasant Road about 6:07 pm on April 21.
Motorist Nour Haddad, 34, of New York City, who was driving a 2010 Toyota Scion on Blackman Road, came to a stop at a stop sign at its intersection with Mt Pleasant Road, police said. At that time, motorist Kenneth Boughton, 56, of Newtown was driving a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck westward om Mt Pleasant Road, according to police.
The Toyota then attempted to make a left turn to enter Mt Pleasant Road, resulting in the two vehicles colliding, police said.
There were no injuries. Police report they issued Haddad a written warning for failure to grant the right of way at a stop sign.
Police report they responded at about 1:57 am on April 20 to the area near the intersection of South Main Street and Ethan Allen Road after learning that a motor vehicle accident had occurred.
Police said that after investigating, they charged motorist Erin Dibble, 20, of Southbury with driving under the influence. After processing, Dibble posted $100 bail and was released for a May 9 appearance in state Superior Court in Danbury, police said.
SUV Vs SUV
At about 9:11 am on April 19 on westbound Interstate 84, west of the Parmalee Hill Road overpass, motorist Shamicka Lee, 24, of Waterbury, who was driving a 2004 Mazda Tribute SUV, slowed to a stop for traffic conditions, after which a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox SUV driven by Alyssa Santos, 19, of Waterbury struck the rear end of the Mazda, state police said.
There were no injuries. State police said Santos was following too closely.
A three-vehicle accident occurred on South Main Street, near its northern intersection with Elm Drive, about 4:13 pm on April 18.
Motorist Abigayle Smith, 19, of Wallingford, who was driving a 2005 Volvo S-40 auto northward on South Main Street, stopped for traffic conditions, after which the Volvo was struck from behind by northbound motorist Destiny Arellano, 18, of Brewster, N.Y., who was driving a 2006 Jeep Liberty SUV, police said.
The impact of the Jeep striking the rear end of the Volvo pushed the Volvo into the rear end of a unidentified vehicle, which was positioned ahead of the Volvo, police said. The driver of that unidentified vehicle drove away from the scene before they could be identified, police said.
Arellano complained of pain due to the crash and was checked at the scene by emergency medical staffers, but was not transported, police said. Arellano received a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, police said.
Main Street Accident
Police report a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Hanover Road about 4:04 pm on April 18.
Motorist Emily Toby, 18, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a Honda Element SUV, was preparing to make a left turn from Hanover Road onto southbound Main Street, police said. At that time, motorist Mary Biasetti, 17, of Newtown, who was driving a Toyota Sienna minivan, was traveling southward on Main Street and was approaching the intersection, police said.
The Honda then entered the intersection and struck the Toyota, police said. There were no injuries.
Police said they verbally warned Toby for failure to grant the right of way from a stop sign.
Police report an accident involving three motorists on Mt Pleasant Road, near Saw Mill Road, about 9:31 am on April 18.
All three vehicles were heading westward on Mt Pleasant Road when the incident occurred. Motorist Timothy Dunham, 51, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a BMW 328-XI auto, stopped for traffic conditions, after which motorist Joseph Montanaro, 20, of White Plains, N.Y., who was driving a Subaru Impreza auto, stopped behind the BMW, police said.
Motorist Joseph Tether, 18, of Newtown, who was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, then struck the rear end of the Subaru, pushing the Subaru into the rear end of the BMW, police said.
There were no injuries. Police report they verbally warned Tether for following too closely.
Sandy Hook Center
Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Church Hill Road, Glen Road, Riverside Road, and Washington Avenue about 8:28 pm on April 17.
In that incident, motorist Jacob Duffy, 17, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2004 Toyota Highlander SUV, struck a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV driven by Joseph McKenzie, 37, of Sandy Hook, police said. There were no injuries.
Police said they verbally warned Duffy for failure to grant the right of way.
At about 6:03 pm on April 17, on eastbound Plumtrees Road, about 500 feet west of its intersection with Wildcat Road, motorist Shaunna Heilbeck, 34, of Newtown, who was driving a 2015 GMC Terrain SUV, struck the rear end of a 2004 Subaru Forester SUV driven by Jean Renjilian, 81, of Newtown, police report.
There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Heilbeck for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Motorcycle Vs Auto
At about 6:02 pm on April 17, motorcyclist Guy Howard, 63, of Newtown, who was riding a 2015 Harley-Davidson southward on Hanover Road, stopped at a stop sign at that road’s intersection with Main Street, police said. At that time, motorist Elias DaSilva, 36, of Danbury was driving a 2014 Nissan Sentra auto northward on Main Street, police said.
After a noncontact vehicle made a right turn from northbound Main Street onto northbound Hanover Road, the motorcyclist attempted to make a left turn onto southbound Main Street, but the motorcycle struck the Nissan, which had been traveling behind the noncontact vehicle, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Howard a written warning for failure to grant the right of way at a stop sign.
Nissan Vs Jeep
Police report that at about 4:17 pm on April 17, motorist Axel Martinez, 53, of Danbury, who was driving a Nissan Altima auto, stopped in traffic on westbound Mile Hill Road, just east of its intersection with South Main Street.
The Nissan rolled backward down a slope on Mile Hill Road and struck the front end of a stopped Jeep Wrangler SUV driven by Danielle Maruschak, 30, of Monroe, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Martinez for unsafe backing.
Hyundai Vs Ford
At about 10:36 am on April 17, motorist Michael McCarthy, 61, of Newtown, who was driving a Ford F-350 pickup truck eastward on Church Hill Road, slowed and signaled to make a right turn into the driveway at 12 Church Hill Road, police report.
As the Ford was attempting to turn right, eastbound motorist Victoria Scalora, 95, of Newtown, who was driving a Hyundai Accent auto, attempted to pass the Ford on the right, resulting in a collision, police said.
Scalora was transported by ambulance to Danbury Hospital to be checked for pain, police said. Police said they verbally warned Scalora for passing on the right.
After learning that police held a warrant for him, Mark Zavatsky, 18, of Newtown went to the police station on the morning of April 17 and was charged with failure to respond to an infraction, police said.
After processing, police released Zavatsky on $136 bail for a May 2 court appearance.
At about 7 pm on April 16, a person found an Apple-brand iPhone in a pink LifeProof-brand protective case, along with some other items at the playground at Treadwell Park at 49 Philo Curtis Road. Police are holding the items for safekeeping.
The owner may claim the items by contacting police at the police station at 3 Main Street, 203-426-5841.
SUV Vs Tree
Police report that motorist Michael Coscia, 20, of Bethel was driving a Honda CR-V SUV westward on Butterfield Road, about 1,000 feet east of its intersection with Autumn Ridge Road, at about 11 pm on April 15, when while taking a curve in the road, the Honda entered the opposite lane and then drove off the left side of the road.
The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and struck a tree, coming to rest about 100 feet off the roadway, police said. Danbury Ambulance transported Coscia to Danbury Hospital for treatment of injuries, police said. Hawleyville volunteer firefighters responded to the accident.
Police said the incident is under investigation.
Main Street DUI
Police report that while on traffic enforcement patrol near Edmond Town Hall at about 5:12 pm on April 15, they spotted motorist Carol Indiana Miranda-Delarosa, 23, of Danbury driving erratically, so they stopped her vehicle to investigate near 84 Main Street.
Police said that after investigating, they charged Miranda-Delarosa with driving under the influence and with making a restricted turn. Following processing, police released her on $100 bail for a May 2 court appearance.
Sandy Hook DUI
Police said that while on patrol about 10:49 pm on April 15, they spotted an apparently disabled motor vehicle parked near the intersection of Berkshire Road and Toddy Hill Road, so they stopped to check on its driver.
After investigating, police charged motorist Vincent Mucci, 53, of Waterbury with driving under the influence.
After processing the arrest, police released Mucci on $400 bail for a May 2 appearance in state Superior Court in Danbury.
State police report they received several 911 calls informing them that there was an erratic motorist driving westward near Exit 15 on Interstate 84 in Southbury at about 10 am on April 14, so they went to the area to investigate.
State police said they stopped the driver in question on I-84 near Exit 11 in Sandy Hook. A police dog trained to detect the presence of narcotics was brought to the scene to search the stopped vehicle and the canine found three bags of heroin beneath the vehicle’s driver’s seat, state police said.
State police said they arrested motorist Michael McAward, 30, of Brookfield, on a charge of illegal possession of narcotics (heroin), and also lodged some motor vehicle charges against him.
After McAward posted $2,500 bail, state police released him for a May 5 appearance in state Superior Court in Danbury.
Fairfield Hills DUI
Police report that they stopped a motorist at Fairfield Hills who was driving a Subaru Legacy auto eastward on a walking trail, which runs parallel to Wasserman Way, at about 6 pm on April 13.
After investigating, police said they charged motorist Kevin Dibiase, 33, of New Fairfield with driving under the influence.
Following arrest processing, police released Dibiase from custody on $250 bail for an April 27 court appearance.
Police report that sometime between 7:30 am on April 12, and 7:30 am on April 13, an unknown person unlawfully entered a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV that was parked in the driveway of a home on Merlin’s Lane and stole from within the vehicle a black Lenovo-brand laptop-style computer, plus other items. That driveway is located near Merlin’s Lane’s intersection with Arthur’s Court in the Camelot residential subdivision, off Hattertown Road.
Police are investigating the theft and ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at the police station at 203 426-5841.
State police report that at about 7 pm on April 12, motorist Robert Orr, 66, of Ridgefield, who was driving a 2009 Volkswagen Passat sedan, struck the rear end of a 2015 Ford Escape SUV driven by Thomas Monks, 56, of Trumbull, at the end of eastbound Interstate 84’s Exit 9 off-ramp. There were no injuries.
State police said they verbally warned Orr for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
At about 12:30 pm on April 10, motorist Shamel Scaife, 24, of Waterbury, who was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry sedan, and motorist Steve Filippakos, 56, of Bethel, who was driving a 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup truck, both exited Interstate 84 at Exit 9 and then started driving southward on Hawleyville Road, with the Camry following the Tundra, police said.
The Camry then passed the Tundra in a no-passing zone, after which the Camry cut in front of the Tundra, resulting in the Tundra striking the rear end of the Camry, police said. There were no injuries.
Police said they verbally warned Scaife for unsafe passing.
Newtown police said they also learned that New Britain police held a 2012 warrant against Scaife in connection with a past incident, after which Scaife was turned over to New Britain police for arrest processing.
Police learned about 11 am on April 7 that an Audi A-4 sedan had been stolen overnight from a residential property on Schoolhouse Hill Road, near its intersection with Evergreen Road. Police said that the stolen vehicle was found in Darien on April 10. Police said they collected evidence from the Audi, after which they turned the vehicle over to its owner.
Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at 203-426-5841.