Police Reports | March 21-26, 2020
Toyota Into Embankment
Police and EMS crews responded to the area of South Main Street and Bear Hills Road at about 12:06 am, March 26, after a report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival and investigation, police state that Harry Chuck, 26, of Stratford, was operating a 2016 Toyota Corolla southbound on South Main Street when the operator lost control, crossed the northbound lane and hit an embankment. The vehicle was damaged to the extent it had to be towed, and the operator reportedly refused medical attention. He was subsequently issued a verbal warning for failure to maintain a lane.
Offending Vehicle Sought
Newtown Police are seeking information about a vehicle involved in two minor incidents at around 9 pm on March 22. According to a report, at about that time, a vehicle believed to be some type of truck carrying roofing supplies was traveling south on Narragansett Trail near the intersection of Riverside Road when it struck a utility pole near 11 Narragansett Trail. The vehicle then continued on and turned right on Riverside Road, striking a mailbox at 31 Riverside. The vehicle then continued through Newtown before entering Monroe via Route 25.
Police said during the event, the truck lost part of a load of roofing shingles. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Newtown Police Department at 203-270-4255 and ask for Officer Leonard Penna.
Pickup Into Tree
At about 12:45 pm on March 21, Newtown Police and EMS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the area of Pine Tree Hill and Winton Farm Road. Upon arrival, officers reported that Erik Jason Squibb, 20, of Monroe, was operating a 2006 Ford F250 pick-up northbound on Pine Tree Hill Road when it left the roadway on a right curve, and struck a tree. Police say the operator had injuries, and he was transported to a local hospital after being evaluated by local EMS responders. After a brief investigation, Squibb was issued an infraction for failure to maintain a lane, and failure to wear a seat belt.
On March 21 at about 2:13 am, Newtown Police received a report of a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Philo Curtis and Riverside Roads. Upon arrival and investigation, police say Eric Tagan Carlson, 23, of Sandy Hook, was operating a 2007 Honda CR-V northbound on Philo Curtis Road when it crossed the center line and ran off the left side striking a utility pole. No injuries were reported but the vehicle was damaged to the extent it had to be towed from the scene. The operator was issued an infraction for failure to maintain a lane.