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After learning that police held a warrant for his arrest, John DiGirolamo, 28, of Bridgeport turned himself over to police at the police station on the morning of March 5, and was arrested on two counts of second-degree failure to appear in court and one count of breach of peace, police said.

Police said that the original charge of breach of peace stems from a December 9, 2006, incident in Newtown. Police held DiGirolamo on $5,000 bail for an appearance later that day in Danbury Superior Court.

Two Charges

About 11:51 pm March 1, during heavy snow, motorist Matthew Kohler, 36, of Monroe was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westward on Church Hill Road, near the Housatonic Railroad overpass, when the truck went out of control in the snow and entered the eastbound lane, police said.

Motorist Scott Bierce, 18, of 9 Loveland Drive, who was driving a 1998 Chevrolet K-1500 pickup truck eastward, attempted to stop, but the two trucks collided in the eastbound lane, police said. There were no injuries.

Police said Kohler left the scene of the accident and was later located at his home. Police charged Kohler with evading responsibility and with driving without automotive insurance. Kohler is scheduled to appear in court on March 19.

Trucks Collide

Police said that Michael McCarthy, 53, of 118 Alpine Drive, who was driving a commercial 2000 Ford dump truck, was backing out of a driveway at 108 Riverside Road about 1:15 pm March 2, when he collided with a town-owned 2009 Volvo dump truck driven by Josef Prah IV, 38, of Southbury, which was traveling eastward on Riverside Road.

There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned McCarthy for failure to grant the right of way.

NHS Fight

Police report a fight between two boys in a Newtown High School hallway about 9 am March 3.

A 17-year-old boy suffered a nose injury and received medical attention for it, police said. Police charged that boy with disorderly conduct.

Police charged a 15-year-old boy involved in the incident with third-degree assault. Both males are scheduled to appear in court to answer the charges. Because both are under age 18, state law prevents police from disclosing their identities.

South Main Crash

About 5 pm March 4, motorist Katherine Orlando, 19, of 7 Lazybrook Road, who was driving a 2002 Toyota Avalon sedan southward on South Main Street, was slowing to make a left turn into a commercial driveway at 151 South Main Street, when the Toyota was struck from behind by a southbound commercial 2008 Nissan Versa sedan driven by Brian Athans, 18, of 20 Vining Road, police said.

Ambulance volunteers treated Orlando at the scene, but she refused transport to the hospital, police said. Police issued Athans an infraction for following too closely.

Intersection Accident

About 8:50 am March 4, motorist Abigail Lacasse, 22, of Bridgeport, who was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry sedan northward on South Main Street at its intersection with Mile Hill Road, struck the rear end of a northbound 2008 Subaru Impreza station wagon driven by Salvatore V. Russo III, 36, of Fairfield, according to police.

There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Lacasse for following too closely.

Snowy Road

About 3:30 pm March 2, motorist Roy Scheunemann, 20, of 21 Clearview Drive, who was driving a 2005 Subaru Impreza sedan northward near 228 South Main Street, hit a snow drift on the road, went out of control and then spun into the southbound lane, police said.

Southbound motorist Haffees Khathoon, 23, of Stratford, who was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla sedan, attempted to stop but collided with the Subaru, police said.

There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Scheunemann for traveling too fast for conditions.

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