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  • 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.

  • Police Investigate Suspicious Incident Near The Middle School

    Police are investigating “a suspicious incident,” in which a man, who was driving a dark-colored sedan near the intersection of Glover Avenue and Main Street, stopped and unsuccessfully offered a ride to a lone 13-year-old boy who was walking home from Newtown Middle School on the afternoon of Monday, February 10.

    There were no injuries in the incident.

  • A Parking Free-For-All

    To the Editor:

    In most parking lots for businesses, a brightly painted area of diagonal yellow lines indicates a no parking area. In Newtown, it serves as an area to park.....at least in the Big Y shopping center, adjacent to Dunkin Donuts and Salon Michelle.

  • Police Reports January 9 - 16, 2014

    Shelton House

    Police report an incident at Shelton House, a large vacant building at the town-owned Fairfield Hills campus, at about 2:30 pm on January 12.

    Police said they received a report that some people had illegally entered Shelton House, which is adjacent to the Newtown Municipal Center. Police said they went to Shelton House and found three people in the area, two of whom had illegally entered the building through an unsecured window.

  • Police Reports | December 31, 2013-January 5, 2014

    Four Violations

    Police report they stopped motorist Patricia Mathison-Benvenuti, 42, of Monroe about 9:23 pm on December 23 near 12 Berkshire Road because they saw her driving a vehicle which had a defective headlamp.

    Police said they charged her with driving a vehicle with a defective headlamp, failure to renew a driver’s license, driving a vehicle with a suspended registration, and violating vehicle emission standards.

  • 12/14 Emergency Response Analysis Supports NPD Actions

    An analysis of the Newtown Police Department’s (NPD) response to the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook School has found that Newtown police responded rapidly, positioned themselves appropriately, and followed police department policies concerning such a situation.

  • Released 911 Calls Reflect The Intensity Of 12/14 Attack On SHS

    Recordings of the Emergency 911 telephone calls received by Newtown police from people at Sandy Hook School on the morning of December 14, 2012, reflect tension and fear in the callers’ voices as they urged police to rapidly respond to 12 Dickinson Drive to help them during Adam Lanza’s attack on the school.

    The town released the 911 recordings on Wednesday after blocking their disclosure for nearly one year due to privacy concerns.

  • Increased Police Presence At All Schools On Monday

    On Friday, November 22, Dr John Reed, Interim Superintendent of Schools in Newtown, issued a message to parents and staff, notifying them that the Newtown Police Department had informed him to expect increased police presence at each of Newtown’s schools on Monday, November 25. The added police presence is in response to an expected influx of media and increased traffic in town when the State Attorney report on the 12/14 incident is released. That release is scheduled for Monday, November 25, at 3 pm.

  • Union Pushes For Talks On Disabled Cop’s Departure

    A town police officer diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who has not worked since the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook School, has been informed by the town that he could be fired as a police officer.

    Town officials have nothing to say on the topic, declining comment and terming the issue a personnel matter.

  • Police News October 21 - 28, 2013

    Reckless Burning

    Police said they went to Oakview Road, near Newtown High School, about 1:45 pm on October 23 after receiving a report about a ground fire in the area.

    Police said they charged each of two youths under age 18 with reckless burning, and additionally charged one of the two youths with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.