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Police Reports | December 10-20, 2016

Published: December 28, 2016

The Newtown Bee

Mirror-To-Mirror

At about 11:54 am on December 10, motorist Rodrigo DeOliveira-Machado, 31, of Danbury was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze northward on Main Street, near East Street, when the Chevrolet’s right exterior rear-view mirror struck the left exterior rear-view mirror of an unoccupied 2012 Subaru Impreza that was parked along the right road shoulder, police said. There were no injuries.

 

Highway Accident

At about 9:46 pm on December 13 on westbound Interstate 84, motorist Nicole Bernier, 22, of Danbury, who was driving a 2007 Honda Pilot SUV, attempted to change travel lanes and struck a 2008 BMW 328 XI driven by Jason Paz, 31, of The Bronx, N.Y., state police said.

There were no injuries. State police issued Bernier an infraction for failure to maintain the proper lane.

 

Evading Responsibility

Police report that after learning that they held a warrant for his arrest, Samija Ajdinoski, 57, of Roxbury went to the police station on night of December 14, and was charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.

The charges stem from a nighttime October 9 motor vehicle accident on Main Street at its intersection with Schoolhouse Hill Road, in which Ajdinoski, who was driving a Honda CR-V SUV, struck the rear end of Mazda CX-5 SUV and then drove away from the scene, according to police.

Following an extensive investigation, police said they received a warrant for Ajdinoski’s arrest. Ajdinoski posted $3,500 bail and was released for a December 22 court appearance, police said.

 

Cruelty Charge

Police report that on December 16, they arrested Celina Falis, 31, of 160 Mt Pleasant Road on a warrant of a charge of intentional cruelty to persons, in connection with a past incident.

After processing the arrest, police released Falis on $20,000 bail for a December 19 court arraignment on the charge. Falis pleaded not guilty to the felony charge in state Superior Court in Danbury. Falis remains free on $20,000 bail for a January 3 court appearance.

 

Nissan Hits Pole

At about 7 am on December 16, motorist Jason Stewart, 41, of Sandy Hook was driving a 2016 Nissan Sentra auto westward on Sugar Street, near its intersection with Elm Drive, when the vehicle traveled off the right road shoulder and struck a utility pole, police said.

Police said Stewart explained that he had been following traffic up ahead, which suddenly stopped, resulting in him swerving to the right to avoid striking the vehicle in front of him, after which the Nissan hit the pole.

There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Stewart for making a restricted turn.

 

Botsford Crash

Police report that at about 9:06 am on December 16, motorist Kaitlyn Mawicke, 25, of Newtown, who was driving a 2015 Dodge Durango SUV northward on South Main Street near its intersection with Botsford Hill Road and Meadowbrook Road, struck the rear end of a northbound 2012 Ford Escape SUV driven by Elizabeth Teixeira, 57, of Monroe.

There were no injuries.

Police report they verbally warned Mawicke for following too closely.

 

Church Hill Road Accident

At about 11:46 am on December 16, motorist Steven Acevedo, 29, of Monroe, who was driving a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck eastward on Church Hill Road near its intersection with Queen Street, struck the rear end of an eastbound 2015 Buick Encore SUV driven by Tracey O’Connor, 58, of Ridgefield, who was waiting at a red traffic signal, police said.

O’Connor received a possible injury, police said. Acevedo was verbally warned for following too closely, police said.

 

Honda vs Audi

At about 2:52 pm on December 16, motorist Bruce Landgrebe, 72, of Newtown, who was driving a 2005 Honda CR-V SUV eastward on Surrey Trail, stopped at a stop sign at Surrey Trail’s intersection with Toddy Hill Road, police said.

At that time, motorist Peter Appiah, 42, of New Milford, was driving a 2011 Audi A-5 southward on Toddy Hill Road, according to police. The Honda then entered the intersection, resulting in the two vehicles colliding, police said.

There were no injuries. Police said Landgrebe received a written warning for failure to grant the right of way at a stop sign.

 

Botsford Collision

Police report a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of South Main Street and Button Shop Road about 6:31 pm on December 16.

Motorist Christopher Geissler, 39, of Sandy Hook was driving a 2008 Volvo S-60 northward on South Main Street, as motorist Gisselle Pompa, 22 of Monroe was driving a 2009 Honda Fit southward on that street, police said. The Honda then attempted to make a left turn to enter Button Shop Road and the two vehicles collided in the intersection, according to police.

There were no injuries. Police report they issued Pompa an infraction for failure to grant the right of way.

 

Slippery Street

At about 6 am on December 17, motorist Hoa Tran, 60, of Bethel was driving a 2000 Lexus ES-300 sedan eastward on Great Hill Road, just east of Birch Hill Road, when the auto slid off the right road shoulder and then struck a rock, police report.

Tran received suspected minor injuries, police said. Police report they verbally warned Tran for making a restricted turn.

 

Snowy Road

Police said motorist Tanaicha Rodriguez, 23, of Bridgeport was driving a 2008 Ford Edge SUV southward on snow-covered Taunton Hill Road, north of Boulder Creek Road, at about 9:19 am on December 17, when while negotiating a curve in the road, the Ford slid on the snow-covered pavement and then struck a bush and a stone wall near 115 Taunton Hill Road.

There were no injuries. Police said they gave Rodriguez a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.

 

Slippery Roadway

At about 9:36 am on December 17, motorist Amy Morse, 47, of Binghamton, N.Y., was driving a 1997 Ford Escort eastward on a snowy Wasserman Way, about 200 feet east of Nunnawauk Road, as motorist Robert Leon, 55, of Sandy Hook was driving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler SUV westward there, according to police.

The Ford then slid into the Jeep, police said. There were no injuries. Morse received an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions, police said.

 

Slick Pavement

At about 4:33 pm on December 17, motorist Timothy Ingram, 18, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus sedan, lost control of the auto on slick pavement and collided with a 2008 Chevrolet K-1500 SUV driven by Mark Bennett, 53, of Sandy Hook, at the intersection of Bennetts Bridge Road and Bresson Farm Road, police report.

There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Ingram for traveling too fast for conditions.

 

DUI Arrest, Additional Charges

Police report that they observed a vehicle being driven erratically at about 10 pm on December 17, after which they stopped the driver on eastbound Interstate 84’s Exit 10 on-ramp to investigate.

Police report they then charged motorist Erica Walton, 36, of Southbury with driving under the influence, risk of injury to a minor, failure to use a turn signal, and failure to renew a driver’s license. Police said the risk of injury charge stems from the presence of a person under age 16 as a passenger in the vehicle.

After processing the charges, police released Walton on $500 bail for a January 11 court appearance.

 

Two-Vehicle Collision

Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of South Main Street, Glover Avenue, Main Street and Sugar Street about 12:46 pm on December 18.

The accident involved motorist Laura Farrell, 57, of Trumbull, who was driving a 2004 Honda CR-V SUV, and motorist Kenneth Oswald, 37, of Norwalk, who was driving a 2013 Honda Accord, police report.

There were no injuries. Farrell received an infraction for failure to obey a traffic control signal and for driving an unregistered vehicle, police said.

 

Interstate Crash

State police report that while traveling in heavy traffic on eastbound Interstate 84 at about 3:20 pm on December 18, motorist Christina Gillotti, 23, of Southbury, who was driving a 2013 Hyundai Accent, struck the rear end of a 2011 Jeep Patriot SUV driven by Sean Keiran, 24, of Ansonia.

There were no injuries. State police said they gave Gillotti a written warning for following too closely.

 

VW vs Mercedes

Police report that motorist Maureen Trivers, 52, of Newtown, who was driving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML-350 SUV southward on South Main Street at about 7:41 am on December 20, stopped due to traffic conditions near Ethan Allen Road.

Southbound motorist Joseph Nazarro, 19, of Wolcott, who was driving a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta sedan, then struck the rear end of the Mercedes, police said. Nazarro said that he had been temporarily blinded by sun glare, resulting in the collision, police said.

Nazarro received a minor injury in the accident, according to police. Nazarro received an infraction for following too closely, police report.

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