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  • Police Reports | July 22-28, 2014

    Traffic Signal Accident

    A two-vehicle accident occurred at the four-way traffic signal that controls traffic flow at the intersection of Queen Street and the commercial driveways at 5 and 6 Queen Street at about 12:39 pm on July 22.

    The collision involved motorist Louis Fico, 83, of 17 Bonnie Brae Drive, who was driving a 2005 Honda Accord sedan, and motorist Adam Schankman, 22, of 53 Mt Nebo Road, who was driving a 2001 Audi A-6 sedan, according to police.

  • Police Reports | June 30-July 15, 2014

    Streetlamp Vandalism

    Police report an incident in which several youths used BB-gun weapons to shoot out streetlamps in the area of West Street and Roosevelt Drive at about 10:30 pm on Monday, June 30.

    After responding to that area, police found that the gunfire had shattered two lenses on streetlamp fixtures.

    Police are investigating the property damage and ask anyone with knowledge of the criminal mischief to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.

    Intersection Crash

  • Police Department Adds New Officer To Its Ranks

    Michael Caramadre is the a latest man to join the Newtown Police Department.

    Officer Caramadre, who is now studying law enforcement at the state’s municipal police academy in Meriden, was hired on June 26 after the Police Commission decided on June 3 to offer him a job.

    Officer Caramadre was sworn into office as a policeman in ceremonies on July 2. The post of probationary police officer has a starting salary of $50,786.

  • Police Reports | June 17-July 1, 2014

    Borough Crash

    At about 2:20 pm on June 17 near the northern driveway entrance to Newtown Middle School at 11 Queen Street, stopped motorist Christine Doscher, 46, of 20 Alder Lane, who was driving a 2010 Toyota Highlander SUV, backed up and struck a stopped 2006 Honda Accord sedan driven by William Ryan, 38, of Naugatuck, police said.

    There were no injuries. Police took no enforcement.

     

  • Police Reports | June 14-24, 2014

    South Main Accident

    Motorist Devon Wendel, 24, of Brookfield, who was driving a 2013 Subaru Impreza sedan southward near 103 South Main Street, stopped for traffic conditions about 1:27 pm on June 14 and was then struck from behind by southbound motorist Shannon Reynolds, 32, of Greenwich, who was driving a 2012 Honda Odyssey minivan, according to police.

  • Carrying The Torch

    To the Editor:

     I would like to thank the members of the Newtown Police Department and the Garner Correctional Institution who took the time to fund raise for the Special Olympics of Connecticut and to run in the torch relay.

    As a family member of a competitor in the Special Olympics I want to say how much the competitions themselves and the surrounding events, such as the torch run, mean to the athletes. Your effort and enthusiasm are well worth it. Thank you.

  • Police Reports | May 17-30, 2014

    Sedan Hits Pole

    Motorist Michelle Rahtelli, 21, of 16 Timber Mill Road was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry sedan northward on South Main Street, near its intersection with Greenbriar Lane at about 12:52 am on May 17, when the auto went out of control, struck some guardcabling along the right road shoulder and then struck a utility pole, police said.

    Rahtelli was not injured, police said. Rahtelli received a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions, according to police.

  • Latest Copper Pipe Theft Leaves A Basement Flooded

    Police have added to their expanding list of local copper pipe thefts two incidents that occurred at vacant houses near the intersection of Sugar Street, West Street, and Boggs Hill Road.

    In one case, the theft of pipes from the basement of a house on Sugar Street punctured a charged water pipe, resulting in the pressurized water spraying out of the leak to flood the basement to a depth of about 30 inches.

    Newtown Hook & Ladder volunteer firefighters responded to the house late on the morning of Monday, May 19.

  • Police Reports | April 29-May 5, 2014

    Key Found

    Police are seeking to return to its owner a Mercury-brand car key that was found on the side of Poverty Hollow Road, near the Redding town line, on March 30. Police are holding the key for safekeeping. The owner should contact Officer Benjamin Mulhall to claim the key.

     

    Currituck Road

  • Police Reports | February 16-23, 2014

    Honda vs Toyota

    At about 2:48 pm on February 16, motorist Rachel Bolinsky, 23, of 3 Wiley Lane, who was driving a 2004 Toyota Prius northward on Boggs Hill Road, stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Boggs Hill Road and Sugar Street, police said.

    Northbound motorist Victor Vasquez, 17, of 3 Todds Road, who was driving a 2007 Honda Accord, then struck the rear end of the Toyota, police said.