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Police Reports | December 24, 2019-January 6, 2020



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DUI Arrest

Police report that at about 2:34 am on January 6, they spotted a vehicle that did not have its rear marker plate illuminated, so they stopped its driver near 160 South Main Street to investigate.

Police then charged motorist Maroli Ortega-Gomez, 34, of New Milford, with driving under the influence. Following arrest processing, police released Ortega-Gomez on $100 bail for a January 22 appearance in Connecticut Superior Court in Danbury.

Purse Stolen

Police report that sometime between 3 and 3:30 pm, on January 4, an unknown person broke into a locked, unattended vehicle that was parked in the parking area for Upper Paugussett State Forest off Echo Valley Road.

That person smashed and broke a passenger-side rear window and stole a purse from within the vehicle. Police said people in the area reportedly saw a red vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen, leaving the area at about that time. Police ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at the police station at 203-426-5841.

SUV Hits Light Post

State police report that at about 4:09 pm on December 30, motorist Michael Andros, 69, of Sherman, was driving a 1999 Dodge Durango SUV on an Interstate 84 Exit 11 on-ramp, not far from the mainline of the highway, when while negotiating a curve to the left, the vehicle went out of control on the wet pavement.

The Dodge then traveled off the roadway and struck a light post, damaging both the light post and the vehicle. There were no injuries. State police verbally warned Andros for traveling too fast for conditions and failure to maintain the proper lane.

Slippery Street

Police said motorist Phillip Geisel, 51, of Monroe was driving a 2010 Ford Econoline van northward on an icy, slippery Dinglebrook Lane about 4:40 pm on December 30.

The van then went out of control and traveled off the right road shoulder, going up a roadside slope, but then struck some debris and flipped over onto its side and then onto its roof as it tumbled back toward the roadway.

Geisel received some minor injuries but refused medical attention. Police verbally warned Geisel for traveling too fast for conditions and for driving an unregistered vehicle.

Botsford Collision

Police report a two-vehicle accident at a driveway for Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street about 5:46 pm on December 24.

The accident involved motorist Rebecca Wood, 66, of Monroe, who was driving a 2016 Jeep Patriot SUV, and motorist Dean Heinrich, 54, of Monroe, who was driving a 2014 Audi A-4 sedan. There were no injuries. Police issued Wood an infraction for making a restricted turn.

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