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Police Reports | April 22-29, 2020



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Risk Of Injury

Newtown Police reported that on April 23 they arrested a 53-yer-old male Farrell Road resident and charged him with Risk of Injury to a Child, and Sexual Assault in the 3rd Degree. According to court records, the individual was arraigned the following day and was released on a promise to appear for the next phase of judicial proceedings.

Blocked View

According to police, a Toyota Highlander SE driven by Michael F. Boyle, 73, of Sandy Hook, while traveling east on Oak View Road, at 2:45 pm, April 22, stopped at a stop sign at Berkshire Road.

Traveling southbound on Berkshire Road was a Subaru Impreza driven by Gabriel Peter Locke, 20, of Sandy Hook, slowing to turn right onto Oak View Road.

As the Toyota entered the roadway, Locke swerved to avoid it, but the front right end of the Toyota struck the front right end of the Subaru.

Boyle stated that a noncontact vehicle was off the roadway of the southbound lane and his view was blocked by that vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Boyle was issued a verbal warning for Failure to Grant Right of Way at a Stop Sign.

Failure To Appear

Newtown Police reported that on April 27 at about 7 am, they charged James Handley MacDonald, 24, of Bridgeport with Failure to Appear in the 1st Degree. According to police,on the day of his scheduled Connecticut court appearance, MacDonald was incarcerated in New York State on drug charges and could not appear. He nonetheless faced charges, was arrested, and held for arraignment on a $10,000 bond.

Slow Bump

Matthew Ryan Lindell, 23, of Middlebury, was driving a GMC Sierra K westbound on Church Hill Road, April 23, at 2:41 pm, when he slowed to make a left turn.

Also traveling westbound on Church Hill Road behind Lindell was Brenda A. White, 55, of Seymour, driving a Buick Verano Sport Touring vehicle. White was unable to stop before the front of the Buick made contact with the rear section of the GMC, according to police.

No injuries were reported by either driver or the passenger in the GMC.

White was given a verbal warning for traveling an unreasonable distance apart.

Front End Contact

At 10:35 am on April 24, a Honda CRV-EXL driven by Brian David Hayes, 58, of Bethel, was traveling west on Mt Pleasant Road, as a Honda CRV-LX driven by Carlos R. Baculima, 47, of Danbury, was traveling east.

As Baculima began a left turn toward the entrance of 164 Mt Pleasant Road, the front end of the Honda LX made contact with the front section of the vehicle driven by Hayes, who at the time had the right of way and was in the proper lane.

No injuries were reported.

Baculima was issues an infraction for a restricted turn.

Rear End Collision

Police report that Jairo Isaac Rosas-Diaz, 38, of Danbury, was traveling west on Wasserman Way at 3:24 pm, April 28, in a Toyota Sienna LE/XLE, when it stopped to make a left turn onto Nunnawauk Meadow and the rear section was struck by a Subaru Crosstrek Premium driven by Jake Christopher Holme, 17, of Newtown.

The impact pushed the Sienna into the eastbound travel lane.

Passenger Luis F. Uzhca, riding in the Sienna, complained of neck and back pain and was treated on the scene by Newtown Volunteer Ambulance responders. The passenger refused transport to Danbury Hospital.

Holme was issued an infraction for traveling an unreasonable distance apart, causing an accident.

Rosas-Diaz was issued an infraction for operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Multiple Charges

Newtown Police said they arrested a 54-year-old male resident of Queen Street on April 28, and charged him with Sexual Assault in the 2nd Degree, Risk of Injury to a Child, and Illegal Sale of or Delivering Liquor to a Minor. A $50,000 bond was posted and the individual was given a July 1 court date to respond to the charges.

Burglar Caught

On April 29 at about 3:35 pm, Newtown Police report that they received a call from a real estate agent who noticed lights on at the vacant restaurant at 130 Mt Pleasant Road. Upon investigation police said they located William Jacobs, 45, of Newtown inside the building, and made note that cash registers on the premises had been opened and rifled through.

Jacobs also had possessions belonging to the former owner in his possession, and was also found to be in possession of a small hatchet. He was charged with Burglary in the 1st Degree, Larceny in the 6th Degree, Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree, and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree. After processing he was released on a $5,000 non surety bond and issued a court appearance date.

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