Police Reports, March 20-31, 2015
Escalade Vs Civic
Police report a two-vehicle accident on southbound Main Street, near the flagpole intersection, at about 4 pm on March 28.
Police said that motorist Michael Maddox, 44, of 39 Alpine Circle, who was driving a 2009 Cadillac Escalade SUV, struck the rear end of a 2005 Honda Civic sedan driven by Kelsey Rahmlow, 21, of 27 Bridge End Farm Lane. Police said that Maddox then drove away from the accident scene. There were no injuries.
Based on a description of the vehicle, police later located the Cadillac and investigated, charging Maddox with evading responsibility with a motor vehicle, failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, driving without a license, driving an unregistered vehicle, and with failure to have automotive insurance.
Following processing, police released Maddox on $250 bail for an April 14 arraignment on the charges in Danbury Superior Court.
About 3:39 pm on March 20, motorist Sarah Sabato, 23, of 18 Washington Avenue was driving a 2008 Mazda 3 sedan southward, near 50 Poverty Hollow Road, when the vehicle skidded on the snow-covered pavement and then went off the right road shoulder and across a ditch, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Sabato a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.
At about 10 am on March 21, motorist Robert DelGenio, 56, of Greenwich was driving a 2011 Ford Escape SUV southward on Cemetery Road, as motorist Diane Markoya, 58, of Bethel was driving a 2004 Mercedes-Benz C-320 sedan northward there, police said.
The Ford then crossed the road’s centerline, resulting in the two vehicles colliding, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned DelGenio for failure to drive to the right and for traveling too fast for conditions.
Police said that they stopped motorist James Broderick, 25, of Bridgeport, who was driving a 1996 Chrysler Cirrus sedan on Old Hawleyville Road, at about 6:30 am on March 28 because the vehicle had a defective tail lamp.
Police said that a records check indicated that there was a pending arrest warrant for Broderick that had been issued at Stamford Superior Court because Broderick had failed to pay a fine or to plead not guilty to an infraction of possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana.
After processing, police released Broderick on $150 bail for an April 14 appearance in Stamford Superior Court.
Police report a two-vehicle accident about 3 pm on March 20 when the roadways were covered with snow.
Police said motorist Sandra Smith, 52, of Ridgefield, who was diving a 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV, was waiting in the left-turn lane on westbound Wasserman Way at its intersection with the Exit 11 ramps for Interstate 84, when westbound motorist Joel Bencivengo, 20, of West Haven, who was driving a 2001 Nissan Altima sedan, was unable to stop on the slippery pavement and then struck the rear end of the Toyota.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Bencivengo an infraction for following too closely.
A two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of South Main Street, Country Club Road, and Mile Hill Road about 5 pm on March 25.
Police report that the collision involved motorist Allison Palermo, 54, of 45 Cedar Hill Road, who was driving a 2004 Mazda 6 four-door hatchback, and motorist Christopher Tatulli, 46, of Trumbull, who was driving a 2005 Toyota Sequoia SUV.
Police said that the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps checked Jack Palermo, 16, who was passenger in the Mazda. Police said they issued Allison Palermo a written warning for failure to grant the right of way.
South Main Accident
Police said that motorist John Doherty, 56, of Washington Depot, who was diving a 2007 Jeep SUV northward near 63 South Main Street at about 5:30 pm on March 27, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by motorist Rebekah Vial, 18, of Naugatuck, who was driving a 2014 Toyota sedan.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Vial a written warning for following too closely.
West Haven Man
Police received a report late on the night of March 30 concerning a motorist who was allegedly driving erratically on westbound Berkshire Road, so they went to the area to investigate.
Police said they found the vehicle in question and then stopped its driver for a motor vehicle violation.
Police said that after investigating, they charged Mohammed Hassan Alzahrani, 20, of West Haven with failure to drive to the right, driving with a suspended license, and driving with a suspended vehicle registration.
After processing, police released Alzahrani on $100 bail for an April 14 court appearance.
South Main Collision
Police report that motorist Stephen Godino, 45, of 1 Dylan Drive was driving a 2013 BMW X-3 SUV southward on South Main Street about 12:58 pm on March 28, and then stopped in preparing to make a left turn onto the northern end of Pecks Lane.
Southbound motorist John Voket, 53, of Waterbury, who was driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR station wagon behind the BMW, then attempted to pass the BMW on the right, but the left side of the Chevrolet struck the right rear bumper of the BMW, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Voket a written warning for passing on the right and for traveling too fast for conditions.
Castle Hill Road
Motorist Kira Hood, 20, of 3 Valley Field Road North was driving a 2004 Toyota Matrix hatchback westward near 119 Castle Hill Road about 11:17 am on March 21, when the vehicle crossed the road’s centerline and then ran off the road, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Hood for traveling too fast for conditions.
Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Whippoorwill Hill Road about 10:06 am on March 29.
The accident involved motorist Connie Sciglimpaglia, 86, of 16 Whippoorwill Hill Road, who was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla sedan, and motorist Leah Mourning, 25, of Danbury, who was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry sedan, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said Sciglimpaglia received a written warning for a right-of-way violation.
Police report an accident on Main Street that involved four vehicles, two of which were parked and unoccupied, at about 1:35 pm on March 28.
Police said motorist Romayne Sherriff, 66, of Fairfield was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry sedan northward on Main Street and then stopped near the northern driveway for Edmond Town Hall.
At that time, motorist Richard J. Washburn, Jr, 43, of Danbury was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup truck southward on Main Street, police said.
The Toyota then made a left turn, entering the southbound lane, resulting in the Ford turning toward the right road shoulder to avoid a collision, police said.
But the Ford then struck a parked 2003 Chevrolet Suburban SUV, pushing the Chevrolet into a parked 2005 Scion X-B hatchback, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Sherriff an infraction for making a restricted turn.
Police report a two-SUV accident on Berkshire Road, near Newtown High School, about 2:10 pm on March 31.
Police said motorist Aimee Seaver, 45, of 20 Misty Vale Road, who was driving a 2014 GMC SUV, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by motorist Kaleigh Sanders, 17, of 44 Turkey Hill Terrace, who was driving a 2003 Chevrolet SUV.
There were no injuries. Police report they issued Sanders a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.