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Police Reports| June 19-July 4, 2018

Published: July 5, 2018

The Newtown Bee

Fairfield Hills DUI

Police report that they observed a motorist make a motor vehicle violation, after which they stopped the vehicle in question to investigate at about 3:29 am on July 4, near the intersection of Wasserman Way and Trades Lane.

Police said they charged motorist Monica Maciog, 37, of Sandy Hook, with driving under the influence and with making an improper turn. After processing the case, police released Maciog on $100 bail for a July 18 appearance in Connecticut Superior Court in Danbury.

DUI Charge

Police report they received a complaint from a Sugar Street address about 6:09 pm on July 4 reporting suspicious activity in the area, so they responded to investigate.

Police said they charged motorist Joseph Ferguson, 29, of Redding, with driving under the influence and with possession of a controlled substance. After processing, police released Ferguson on $500 bail for a July 18 court appearance.

Warrant

After learning that police held a warrant for his arrest, Bryan Dominguez, 22, of New York City, went to the police station about 3:15 pm on July 3 and turned himself over to police.

Based on their investigation into an April 30 complaint, police arrested Dominguez on one count of third-degree identity theft, three counts of criminal attempt to illegally use a credit card, and three counts of criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Police said that Dominguez allegedly obtained a Newtown resident’s credit card information and then attempted to use it for fraudulent purposes. After arrest processing, police released Dominguez on a written promise to appear in court on July 17.

DUI Arrest

Police report that while on patrol at about 9:58 pm on July 3 at the state boat launch at 160 Hanover Road, they investigated a suspicious situation and arrested motorist Daniel Skiba, 31, of Newtown, on a charge of driving under the influence. Following processing, police released Skiba on $100 bail for a July 19 court appearance.

DUI Charge

Police said they received a call about 6:09 pm on July 2 reporting that there had been a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of South Main Street, Botsford Hill Road, and Meadowbrook Road, so they responded to investigate.

Police charged motorist Jason Geslien, 43, of Monroe, with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, and following too closely. After arrest processing, Geslien was released on $500 bail for a July 17 court appearance, according to police.

Missing Boat

Police said they received a report on the morning of June 30 that sometime during the first half of June, someone stole a kayak from a property at 30 Lake Road, near Lake Lillinonah. The kayak is described as an Old Town-brand orange and black vessel in which the boater sits while paddling. Police ask anyone with knowledge of the theft to contact them at 203-426-5841.

SUV vs Pickup

Police report a two-vehicle accident about 1:50 pm on June 30 on South Main Street, about 500 feet north of its intersection with Borough Lane.

Police said motorist Robert Bednarski, 40, of Bridgeport, was driving a 2016 Nissan Frontier pickup truck southward on South Main Street. At that time, motorist Marlene Spremullo, 65, of Newtown, who was driving a 2003 Nissan Murano SUV, attempted to exit a driveway, resulting in the two vehicles colliding.

There were no injuries. Police issued Spremullo a written warning for failure to grant the right of way.

DUI Arrest

Police said they received a call about 2:13 pm on June 30 reporting suspicious activity in the area near the intersection of Huntingtown Road and Orchard Hill Road, so they responded to investigate.

Police charged motorist Cynthia Carmichael 42, of New Milford, with driving under the influence and with driving an unregistered vehicle. After arrest processing, Carmichael was released on $500 bail for a July 17 court appearance.

Three Violations

Police report they stopped a vehicle near 49 South Main Street about 12:59 pm on June 29 after learning that it had an expired registration. After investigating, police issued motorist Earl Feistel, 60, of Newtown, a misdemeanor summons listing charges of driving with a suspended license, failure to have automotive insurance, and driving an unregistered vehicle. Police said they released Feistel on $30 bail for a July 12 appearance in Connecticut Superior Court in Danbury.

Intersection Crash

Police said motorist Todd Perrin, 17, of Newtown, who was driving a 2004 Ford Expedition SUV eastward on Hawley Road about 3:34 pm on June 28, stopped at a stop sign at that road’s intersection with South Main Street, after which he signaled to make a left turn onto northbound

South Main Street.

At that time, motorist Brian Zuleta, 33, of Fairfield was driving a BMW i3 hatchback southward on South Main Street and approaching the intersection, police said.

As the Ford attempted to make the turn, the Ford and BMW collided. There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Perrin for failure to grant the right of way.

Toyota vs Flexbeam

State police said motorist Joshua Gordon, 28, of Naugatuck was driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla sedan westward on Interstate 84, near Exit 9, about 5:31 pm on June 28, when he lost control of the auto and it struck a section of Flexbeam guardrailing. There were no injuries. Enforcement information was not available.

South Main Collision

At about 1:02 pm on June 27, motorist James Marino, 41, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2018 GMC Sierra pickup truck, was attempting to exit a commercial driveway at 75 South Main Street and make a left turn to head southward on that street, police said.

At that time, motorist Emma Farrington, 17, of Newtown, was driving a 2004 Nissan Maxima sedan southward on South Main Street, according to police.

The two vehicles collided. There were no injuries. Police said they issued Marino a written warning for failure to grant the right of way.

Truck vs SUV

At about 10:42 am on June 25, on westbound Interstate 84 near Exit 9, trucker Anthony Diiorio, 32, of Newtown, who was driving a 2004 Western Star Conventional 4900-FA heavy truck, struck the rear end of a 2016 Jeep Cherokee SUV driven by Joseph Toto, 73, of West Chester, Penn., state police said.

There were no injuries. State police said Diiorio was following too closely.

I-84 DUI

State police report that motorist Phillip Reynolds, 23, of Southbury, was involved in a motor vehicle accident at about 5:45 pm on June 24 on eastbound Interstate 84, about nine-tenths of a mile west of Exit 13. After investigating, state police charged Reynolds with driving under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane, and following too closely. After arrest processing, Reynolds was released on $750 bail for a July 19 court appearance.

Sandy Hook Accident

Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road about 6:02 pm on June 22.

Motorist Vera Depoto, 64, of Danbury, who was driving a 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan eastward on Schoolhouse Hill Road, stopped at a stop sign posted at the intersection of the two streets, police said. At that time, motorist James McManus, 52, of Sandy Hook, was driving a 2008 Honda CR-V SUV southward on Walnut Tree Hill Road. The Chrysler then attempted to make a left turn to enter northbound Walnut Tree Hill Road, resulting in the two vehicles colliding.

Both drivers reported pain and both were checked at the scene by the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, police said. Police report they verbally warned Depoto for failure to grant the right of way.

Rear-Ender

Police report that at about 2:13 pm on June 19, motorist Leandro DosSantos, 34, of Danbury, who was driving a 2009 Nissan Rogue SUV westward on Mt Pleasant Road, west of its intersection with

The Old Road, stopped in order to allow a pedestrian to cross the street.

Westbound motorist Jessica Maillet, 22, of Monroe, who was driving a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, then struck the rear end of the Nissan. There were no injuries.

Police issued Maillet an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart. Police report they issued King Thin Stone LLC, the firm which owns the Nissan, a misdemeanor summons for failure to have automotive insurance.

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