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Scrap Metal

Police said they received a call at about 4 am April 1 from a passing motorist who spotted suspicious activity at the rear entrance to Amaral Motors Inc at Borough Lane.

Police said they investigated and found that Wayne Conroy, 34, of Naugatuck had gone onto the Amaral property without permission and took a large amount of scrap metal, which he then loaded into his vehicle. The vehicle was loaded with old radiators and aluminum items that Conroy intended to sell, police said.

Police charged Conroy with sixth degree larceny and with third degree criminal mischief. Police held Conroy on $100 bail for an arraignment later that day in Danbury Superior Court.

South Main Accident

Police said motorist Jessica Budnick, 16, of 13 Nutmeg Lane, who was driving a 1995 Nissan Altima, was heading northward on South Main Street, near Pecks Lane, about 11 am on March 26, when she stopped for a vehicle that was making a left turn into a driveway.

At that time, a red pickup truck approached the Nissan from behind and struck it, police said. The truck then continued traveling northward. Budnick was not injured, police said.

Police are investigating and ask anyone with information about the accident to contact them at 426-5841.

Criminal Mischief

Police report they charged Patrick Farrell, 23, of 105 South Main Street with third degree criminal mischief on the night of March 31 in connection with a fire at that address.

Police said Farrell was burning some trash and debris, but then the fire got out of control, damaging the contents of a steel storage shed on the property. About 20 Newtown Hook and Ladder firefighters went to the scene to extinguish the blaze.

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