Police Reports | February 22-March 3, 2021
Under The Influence
On February 22, at 3:59 am, Newtown police officers found a green Honda Odyssey parked but running on the side of the road at 208 South Main Street.
Officers found Sam Noccioli, 21, of Seymour, sleeping in the driver’s seat. Officers were able to wake Noccioli, who was unable to say where he was and appeared confused.
Following a short investigation, Noccioli was placed under arrest and transported for processing. He was given a misdemeanor summons for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and released on a $100 cash bond.
Niccioli was given a court date of March 9 at Danbury Superior Court.
Railroad Bridge Struck
A 2018 Kenworth T270 commercial truck being operated by Luis A. Valentine, northbound on Currituck Road at 10:56 am, Wednesday, February 24, struck the Housatonic Railroad Company bridge on Currituck at Tunnel Road.
According to the police report, the bridge is 10 feet, 6 inches from the road surface; the truck is 13 feet tall.
When it struck the bridge, the truck received damage to the right front corner of cargo box.
Valentine was able to back the truck away from bridge with no further damage to bridge or truck. There were no reported injuries.
Valentine was issued an infraction for failure to obey signs and markings.
Police are investigating an evading motor vehicle collision that occurred around 2:28 pm, Wednesday, February 24, on Mt Pleasant Road at its intersection with Hawleyville Road.
According to Newtown Police, a red pickup truck passed a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse on Mt Pleasant Road and then made a right turn in front of that vehicle.
The right front end of the pickup made contact with the Traverse’s left front end. The pickup truck did not remain on scene, and continued on Hawleyville Road.
There were no injuries to the driver or passengers in the Traverse.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the operator and red pickup truck. The truck should have front right side damage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Figol at 203-426-5841.
A 2012 Toyota Tacoma Doublecab being operated by Arri Nichols, 16, of Sandy Hook, had stopped on Church Hill Road, near the intersection with Main Street, at 3:37 pm, Tuesday, March 2.
The front of the truck then made contact with the rear of a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta being operated by Sarah R. Freitag, 28, of Brookfield. The contact caused minor damage to the Jetta.
There were no injuries reported.
Nichols was given a verbal warning for following too close causing a motor vehicle accident.
A 2018 Honda Civic LX being operated by Nicole S. Kowalczyk, 26, of Cheshire, was traveling north on South Main Street, near Button Shop Road, around 9:10 am, Wednesday, March 3.
At the same time, Kristin O’Donnell, 43, of Newtown, was traveling south in the same area, operating a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE.
Kowalczyk made a left turn into the parking lot of Plaza South, 266-274 South Main Street, in front of the Mitsubishi. The front of the Honda made contact with the rear passenger side of the Mitsubishi, causing damage.
No injuries reported. Both drivers and a passenger in the Mitsubishi were wearing seat belts.
Kowalczyk was issued an infraction ticket for making a restricted turn.