Police reports covering Newtown, Conn., for the period of February 1-12, 2018. ...Read Full Article
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Police report that at about 12:35 pm on September 25, they were called to Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lanes, to investigate a motor vehicle accident that had occurred in a parking lot there.
Police said their investigation showed that motorist Roger H. Ouellette, Jr, 61, of Watertown, who was driving a 2003 Subaru Forester SUV in the parking lot, struck a parked, unoccupied 2007 Ford Ranger pickup truck. There were no injuries.
After investigating, police charged Ouellette with driving under the influence. After processing, police released Ouellette on $500 bail for an October 11 appearance in state Superior Court in Danbury.
Police report they learned on September 23 that sometime during the week of September 17, someone had stolen a personal watercraft that was positioned at a dock on Lake Zoar extending from a residential property at Lakeview Terrace.
Police described the small vehicle as a 2012 Wake Pro 215 Sea-Doo personal watercraft. The vehicle is mostly white, with red and blue trim.
Police are investigating the theft and ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203 426-5841, in regard to Case #2017-18742
Jeep Vs Toyota
Police report that at about 1:18 pm on September 22, motorist Salvador Pandolfi, 66, of Danbury, who was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry sedan westward on Berkshire Road, near its intersection with Toddy Hill Road, slowed for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by motorist Meredith O’Connor, 46, of Brookfield, who was driving as 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.
There were no injuries. Police report they issued O’Connor a written warning for following too closely.
At about 2:17 pm on September 22, motorist Connor Smith, 21, of Middletown, who was driving a 1995 Chevrolet K-2500 pickup truck on eastbound Interstate 84, east of Exit 9, sideswiped a 2004 Freightliner truck driven by Paul Kelly, 51, of Brookfield, state police said. There were no injuries.
Smith received an infraction making an unsafe lane change.
SUV Hits Truck
State police report that while traveling in heavy traffic on eastbound Interstate 84, west of Exit 9, at about 5:59 pm on September 22, a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV driven by Gerald Piscitelli, 39, of Seymour attempted to change travel lanes and struck trucker William Weitzel, 54, of Waymart, Penn., who was driving a 2007 Volvo truck, which was hauling tandem trailers.
There were no injuries. State police issued Piscitelli an infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane.
Shadow Ridge Circle
Police learned about 8 am on September 21, that sometime early that morning, someone had entered an unlocked, unoccupied vehicle parked near a residence on Shadow Ridge Circle, after which unspecified items were stolen from within the vehicle.
Police ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to call them in regard to Case #2017-18553.
Police urge that when unattended, motorists not leave any valuables within their vehicles, remove their car keys, and also keep the vehicles locked.
Lexus Off Road
Motorist Angel Cabrera, 46, of Waterbury was driving a 1998 Lexus GS-300 auto eastward on Interstate 84, east of the Old Hawleyville Road overpass, at about 4:36 pm on September 20, when the auto went off the left road shoulder and struck some flex-beam guardrailing, state police said. There were no injuries.
State police verbally warned Cabrera for failure to maintain the proper lane.
Police said that Marlon Pierre, 22, of Hamden, who was driving a 2015 Isuzu box truck, was parked along the northbound shoulder of Glen Road, near its intersection with Church Hill Road, late on the morning of September 20, and then made a U-turn in order to travel southward on Glen Road.
In making that maneuver, the truck struck and damaged an ornamental lightpost positioned on the sidewalk near 6 Glen Road. Pierre drove away from the area and later returned. Pierre told police that he did not realize that the truck had damaged a lightpost.
Police said they issued Pierre an infraction for making a restricted turn.
Police report that a local man was driving a sedan northward on Joan Drive on the morning of September 20, when while negotiating a left curve in the road, he felt a bump, as the auto rolled over an object.
The man immediately stopped the vehicle and saw that the auto had struck a dog, police said. The man said that he never saw the animal because his attention was focused on negotiating the curve.
Town animal control staff transported the dog to a veterinarian for treatment of injuries. The dog’s owner was located and she was verbally warned for allowing a dog to roam, police said.
Police said they received a report at about 7:51 am on September 17, that a vehicle located near the intersection of Berkshire Road and Jordan Hill Road may have been involved in a collision, so they went to that area to investigate.
Police report that they found the vehicle in question on Jordan Hill Road, after which they investigated. Police said they charged motorist David Dematlachowski, 33, of Seymour with driving under the influence, illegal use of a motor vehicle without an alcohol-detection ignition-interlock device, failure to have automotive insurance, and improper use of a marker plate/license/registration.
Following arrest processing, police released Dematlachowski on $100 bail for an October 3 court appearance.
Police said that at about 12:17 pm on September 16, they arrested Nicholas Iacovacci, 22, of Brookfield on a warrant, charging him with making a restricted turn and with failure to have automotive insurance. Police said the charges stem from a vehicular accident that occurred about 5 pm on June 28 near the intersection of Hanover Road and Pond Brook Road.
After processing, police released Iacovacci for an October 3 court appearance.
Drifted Into Rails
State police report that motorist Bryan Gomez, 17 of Redding was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT auto eastward on Interstate 84 at about 5:07 am on September 16, when while between the off-ramp and on-ramp for Exit 10, Gomez drifted onto the highway’s median and sideswiped some flex-beam metallic guardrailing.
Gomez was not injured. State police issued Gomez an infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane.
Police report they received a complaint that there was an intoxicated man driving a vehicle on Mt Pleasant Road, near its intersection with Hawleyville Road, at about 7:48 pm on September 15, so they went to the area to investigate.
Police report they located the vehicle in question and stopped it about a mile to the west, near the intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Suzie Drive. After investigating, police said they charged motorist David Soetbeer, 49, of Bethel with driving under the influence and with an automotive lighting violation.
Following arrest processing, police released Soetbeer on $100 bail for an October 3 appearance in state Superior Court in Danbury.
Risk Of Injury
Police report that at about 11:05 am on September 15, they arrested Hunter Knapp, 25, of Sandy Hook on a warrant at the police station, charging him with one count of risk of injury or impairing the morals of a child.
The police investigation by Youth Officer William Chapman stems from a complaint police received from a Berkshire Road residence at 12:53 am on May 28, 2016. Police allege that Knapp illegally provided alcohol to a person under age 18.
After processing, police released Knapp on a written promise to appear on October 3 in state Superior Court in Danbury.
State police report that motorist Juan Vivar, 41, of Waterbury was driving a 2010 Nissan Murano SUV westward on Interstate 84, near Exit 11, about 9:50 pm on September 15, when the Nissan was involved in a sideswipe collision with a 2012 Jeep Wrangler SUV driven by Edwin Sanchez, 43, of Brookfield.
There were no injuries. State police said they took no enforcement due to conflicting statements made by the two drivers and due to a lack of roadway evidence.
About 8:42 am on September 13, motorist Kimberly Goclowski, 51, of Woodbridge, who was driving a 2014 Toyota RAV-4 SUV on westbound Interstate 84, about 3,500 feet east of Exit 10, slowed to a stop for heavy traffic and was then struck from behind by motorist Kathleen Cass, 24, of Seymour, who was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, state police said.
There were no injuries. State police report they issued Cass an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
South Main Collision
Police said motorist Hang Huynh Campbell, 35, of Orlando, Fla., was driving a 2015 Subaru XV/Crosstrek hatchback southward on South Main Street at about 7:08 am on September 1, and then stopped in preparing to make a left turn into the driveway at 153 South Main Street, after which the Subaru was struck from behind by southbound motorist Outhisack Phrathep, 35, of Danbury, who was driving a 1999 Honda Civic auto.
Police said there were no injuries. Police report they issued Phrathep a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.