State police report that motorist Paul Foley, 59, of Bedford, N.Y., who was driving a 2000 Mercedes-Benz SUV on westbound Interstate 84, near Exit 10, about 6 pm on October 1, struck the rear end of a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by a 68-year-old Stamford man and then drove away from the scene.
State police said that through the help of a witness, they were able to find Foley, who they then stopped to investigate.
In the hours before the deadline to pass a state budget on Monday, July 27, legislators shifted their attention briefly to quickly approve two major bills affecting the criminal justice system in Connecticut.
A Newtown Police Department sergeant and a dispatcher at the town’s emergency communications center are among eight men who have been arrested by federal officials as part of an alleged drug trafficking ring.
Among those arrested are Sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury, and dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport.
The charges against the eight men allege that they illegally distributed steroids and prescription narcotics.
Police said Monday, April 20, they are continuing their criminal investigation into a reported threat of violence against Newtown High School, interviewing multiple suspects and multiple witnesses in seeking to learn more. The particular nature of that threat was unclear.
Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde said, “We are actively pursuing all leads, and several officers are part of this investigation.”
Police said they charged William Bruno, 45, of Newtown on a warrant at Danbury Superior Court on April 6, lodging four counts of violation of a protective order and two counts of criminal attempt to violate a protective order. All six charges are felonies
Bruno was arraigned in court that day and pleaded not guilty to all six charges. The six crimes allegedly occurred in May 2014.
Police report a two-vehicle accident on southbound Main Street, near the flagpole intersection, at about 4 pm on March 28.
Police said that motorist Michael Maddox, 44, of 39 Alpine Circle, who was driving a 2009 Cadillac Escalade SUV, struck the rear end of a 2005 Honda Civic sedan driven by Kelsey Rahmlow, 21, of 27 Bridge End Farm Lane. Police said that Maddox then drove away from the accident scene. There were no injuries.
Police report they arrested Franklin Reyes, 25, of Danbury on a warrant on the morning of March 8, lodging charges of second-degree identity theft and second-degree larceny.
The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which Reyes allegedly fraudulently used the personal information of a Newtown resident to obtain a store credit card at an area furniture store, police said. About $3,000 worth of goods were then fraudulently billed to the victim of the crime, police said.
I am writing to you and my fellow residents in Newtown, especially those on the Police Commission and the Board of Education, so that you may know that students are citizens with Constitutional Rights.