- Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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.
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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.
- Thursday, June 26, 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.
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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.
- Thursday, May 29, 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.
- Monday, May 19, 2014
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.
- Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm
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.
- Thursday, February 27, 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.
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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.
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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.