State police report they learned at about 2:28 pm on August 7 that an assault had occurred involving a Garner Correctional Institution inmate and prison staff members, so they responded to the high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road to investigate the incident.
State police said that interviews and a review of prison surveillance video resulted in criminal charges against inmate Jamal Coley, 33. State police alleged that Coley had assaulted two male correction officers, ages 24 and 47. There were no injuries, state police said.
Newtown Rep. Mitch Bolinsky stands behind Governor Dannel Malloy, and beside Rep. Tony Hwang and Senator John McKinney during a bill signing event at the Fairfield Police Department August 11. Officials were introducing the statute, which affects a number of changes to deter driving under the influence (DUI) and strengthens the state’s ignition interlock requirements by authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administratively require the devices be installed on cars of first-time DUI offenders.
As of 1 pm August 12, only 351 of the 5,138 registered Newtown Republicans had cast ballots according to the Registrars of Voters Office.
Local Republicans are being called to the polls Tuesday to determine which of two GOP challengers, State Senator John McKinney and Tom Foley, will face Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman for the state’s top elected offices come November.
The primary ballot also includes a rare primary challenge between two GOP contenders for the office of state comptroller.
Twenty-five Chinese students between the ages of 12 and 17 arrived in Newtown, Friday, July 25, for a three-week stay with host families in the area. The students are with Educational Homestay Programs, a division of Education First (EF).
The Newtown Police Department has released the name of a missing individual they have been actively searching for since earlier Monday. And officials are seeking the community's help finding the missing 71-year-old who was seen in the area of Hattertown and Eden Hill Roads Monday, August 11.
Police say Martin Lee Allen, 71, was last seen at his residence at about that time, and may still be in the area on foot. Mr Allen is Caucasian, 5’-9” tall, and about 118 lbs, with brown and grey hair, police said.
Following discussion at an August 5 Police Commission session, commission members told a two-member town study panel that they do not want the town’s radio dispatching for emergency 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls to change its location from the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street to either a Prospect dispatching center, which is 25 miles away, or to a Torrington dispatching center, which is 39 miles away.