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  • 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.

  • Police Uncover Nighttime Burglary At Fairfield Hills

    Police report they arrested two alleged burglars inside Cochran House at Fairfield Hills early on the morning of Monday, October 28, after receiving a call informing them that light and noise were emanating from the third-floor of the massive masonry building.

    Police said they charged Paul Longo, 28, of New Haven, and Dale Hanley, 28, of Northford each with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, possession of burglary tools, and third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Police Reports October 9 - 20, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police said that at about 1:35 am on October 11, they received a report that an erratically driven vehicle may have been involved in an accident on Appleblossom Lane, so they went to that area to investigate. Appleblossom Lane is a side street off South Main Street.

  • Police News September 28 - October 3, 2013

    Sugar Street DUI

    Police said that at about 10:43 pm on October 2, they stopped motorist Dana Bennett, 68, of Monroe to investigate on Sugar Street, near its intersection with Key Rock Road.

    Police said that they then charged Bennett with driving under the influence and with failure to drive to the right. Bennett was held on $500 bail for an arraignment on October 3 in Danbury Superior Court, police said.

  • Police Reports September 23 - 28, 2013

    Ford Vs Honda

    Police said motorist Mitchell Roberts, 17, of 20 Fieldstone Drive was driving a 2010 Ford Focus sedan northward on South Main Street, near Peck’s Lane, behind northbound motorist Patrick Christopher, 49, of Newburgh, N.Y., who was driving a 2008 Honda Accord sedan, at about 4:52 pm on September 24.

    The Honda slowed for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by the Ford, police report.

  • Justice Department Approves Grant for Police Staffing

    WASHINGTON, DC – US Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday, September 27, that the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will provide $150,000 in 2013 fiscal year funding to Newtown to pay for two police positions to ensure school safety, such as school resource officers.

     “This grant funding will help to offer critical support for law enforcement and essential services to the community as Newtown comes back from a heartbreaking tragedy,” Mr Holder said in a statement.

  • Youth Arrested On Five Sex Assault Charges

    Police report that after he learned that they held a warrant for his arrest, a male under age 18 went to the police station on the evening of September 24 and was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual assault.

    The serious charge is a Class B felony which is punishable by at least one year of imprisonment when incarceration is imposed in a conviction.

  • Police Reports August 24 - September 2, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police report they stopped motorist Boris Zilbershteyn, 52, of Brookfield near the intersection of South Main Street and Prospect Drive at about 9 pm on August 31 for driving violations.

    Police said they charged Zilbershteyn with driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right, and making a restricted turn.

    Zilbershteyn was released on bail for a September 13 court appearance, police said.