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  • Town Presses Owner On His Plans For Condemned House

    The town’s building official has sent the owner of a decaying Berkshire Road house a letter informing him that the vacant, rundown building has been condemned by the town due to its deterioration, and is asking him whether he intends to improve the structure to bring it up to habitable standards.

    Chief Building Official John Poeltl said April 29 that he has sent homeowner Santiago Britt a letter requesting an immediate response about his intentions regarding the house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34).

  • Police Reports | April 13-21, 2013

    Truck Vandalism

    Sometime between April 13 and April 20, someone intentionally damaged a truck that was parked at a construction site located off Oak Ridge Drive, police said. Police are investigating the vandalism and ask anyone with knowledge of the criminal mischief to contact them at the police station.

     

    Interstate Accident

  • Police Seek Two Suspects In Auto Theft

    On Monday April 8, at approximately 6:58 am, Newtown police received a call from a Newtown resident explaining that his 2002 black GMC Denali full-size SUV had been stolen from the front parking lot at Newtown Mobil.

    The gas station/convenience store is at 62 Church Hill Road, near the Exit 10 ramps for Interstate 84.

    The theft occurred while the owner was inside the gas station making a purchase. The owner had left his vehicle running and unlocked during the time he was inside the store.

  • Police Anticipate Hiring Additional Officers

    In anticipation of hiring additional police officers next fiscal year, police officials are starting to plan for the police hiring process, which is a sequence of events required to bring new officers onto the police staff, Police Chief Michael Kehoe told Police Commission members this week.

    At an April 2 session, Chief Kehoe said that depending upon how the town’s budgeting process for the 2013-14 fiscal year transpires, the police department may hire three or four additional officers.

  • Award Cites Dispatching Efforts That Followed 12/14 Shootings

    In recognition of the intense effort involved in handling the emergency radio telecommunications traffic that stemmed from the December 14 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South has received an Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center Award.

    Sharing the award with Newtown was a similar emergency communications center for Aurora, Colorado, where a mass shooting incident occurred in a movie theater last July 20.    

  • State Police Investigating Bank Robbery In Southbury

    State Police are investigating a robbery of the Naugatuck Savings Bank on Main Street South in Southbury before noon, April 3.

    According to witnesses, a male entered the bank and demanded money from a teller, implying that he had a weapon.

    The man is described as a white male, about 30 years old and six feet tall.  Police are looking for a green Honda that may be associated with the robbery.

  • Police Continue Probe Into Four Residential Shootings

    Police said Monday they are continuing their probe into a series of shooting incidents which occurred in the darkness early on the morning of Tuesday, March 12, at four separate residential locations.

    There were no injuries in the incidents which occurred on Alpine Drive, Saw Mill Road, Berkshire Road, and Brandywine Lane, Lieutenant George Sinko, commander of the police department’s patrol division, said April 1.

  • In Appreciation Of The Police

    To the Editor:

    I think that appreciation for the Newtown Police Department has never been as high as it is now after the events of 12/14.  Having been thrust into a situation for which there is no adequate preparation and having to live with the aftermath on a day-to-day basis goes way beyond what would be considered normal professional duties.

  • State's Attorney's Statement On The Release of Additional Information On The Sandy Hook School Shootings

    Stephen J. Sedensky III, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, today released the following statement concerning the December 14, 2012, tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

    On the morning of December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, the shooter, age 20, of 36 Yogananda St., Newtown, shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, age 52, in her bed with a .22 caliber rifle. There was no indication of a struggle.

  • Newly Released Documents Reveal More 12/14 Details

    DANBURY — Court officials this week disclosed information uncovered by the ongoing state police investigation into the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a gunman on a shooting rampage killed 20 first-graders and six educators, before killing himself as police approached.