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Communications Device

On April 20, a Motorola-brand “communications device” was found on Main Street, according to police, who are holding the item for safekeeping.

The owner of the device, who can specifically identify the unit, is asked to contact police to claim it.

Sergeant Darlene Froehlich, who is charge of found property, may be contacted at the police station at 3 Main Street, at telephone 426-5841.

Moving Violations

Late on the afternoon of April 28, police stopped motorist Nicholas Feola, 22, of 40 Algonquin Trail for not having a front marker plate displayed on his vehicle while traveling on Church Hill Road.

After investigating, police charged Feola with failure to display a marker plate and with driving while under suspension.

After processing the arrest, police released Feola on a written promise to appear May 12 in Danbury Superior Court.

Route 302

At about 10 pm April 28, police detected motorist Brandon Litwin, 18, of Brookfield driving 57 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone on Route 302, so they stopped him to investigate.

Police then arrested Litwin on charges of speeding and driving while under suspension. Police released Litwin from custody on a promise to appear May 12 in Danbury Superior Court.

Fairfield Hills DUI

Police said they received a cellular telephone 911 call on April 27 reporting that a motorist was driving erratically northward on South Main Street.

Police said they found the vehicle and followed it eastward on Mile Hill Road, after which they stopped it at the intersection of Mile Hill Road and Trades Lane.

Motorist Rosemburg Benitez, 37, of Danbury failed field sobriety tests, police said.

Police arrested Benitez on charges of driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right, and driving without a license. After Benitez posted $50 bail, police released him for a May 10 court appearance.

Taunton Hill DUI

At about 3:37 am May 1, police received a report from a motorist that an auto was parked in the middle of the intersection of Taunton Hill Road and Sturges Road.

Police said they went to the area and found motorist Brian Husvar, 23, of 23 Pootatuck Trail sitting behind the wheel of the auto with the engine running, the transmission in “park,” and his foot on the brake pedal.

Police said they smelled alcohol in the vehicle. After investigating, police arrested Husvar on charges of driving under the influence and improper parking.

Husvar later posted $100 bail and was released for a May 17 appearance in Danbury Superior Court.

Truck Off Road

Motorist Frederick Neudeck, 24, of Shelton was driving a 2003 Dodge 1500 pickup truck eastward on Berkshire Road about 12:51 am April 30, and when while rounding a curve near the Sandy Hook fire substation, he answered a cellular telephone call, police report.

Neudeck then became distracted, drove off the road’s right shoulder, struck some guardrailing and started to roll over, police said. The truck traveled down an embankment and then hit a tree, police said. The impact caused the right side of the truck’s cab to collapse, police said.

The accident caused the road close for 20 minutes. Police said Neudeck was not injured. Police issued Neudeck an infraction ticket for making an improper turn.

Botsford Collision

On April 29, motorist Christina Clements, 24, of Danbury was driving a 1994 Ford Explorer southward on South Main Street, near the Botsford Drive-In restaurant, police said.

At that time, trucker Byron Vela, 32, of Bridgeport was driving a 1993 International delivery truck northward and then attempted to turn left into the Botsford Drive-In parking lot, police said.

The two vehicles collided. There were no injuries. Police issued Vela an infraction ticket for making a restricted turn.

Truck Hits Pole

Motorist James Leebaert, 17, of 30 Plumtrees Road was driving a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck westward on Castle Hill Road, near King Street, about 5:30 pm April 27, when while negotiating a curve in the road, Leebeaert lost control of the truck, police said.

Leebaert drove off the right side of the road, went up an embankment and struck a utility pole, police said. Leebaert was not injured, police report.

Police issued him a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.

Oakview Road

Motorist Joseph Arnett, 46, of Orange, who was driving a 1996 Volvo 850 sedan about 10:52 am April 30, was making a left turn from Oakview Road onto eastbound Mile Hill Road, when the Volvo collided with a 1997 Honda Accord station wagon being driven westward on Mile Hill Road by Kurt Anderson, 50, of Roxbury, police report.

There were no injuries. Police gave Arnett a written warning for failure to obey a stop sign.

Sport-Utility Crash

Motorist Karen Visca, 43, of 30 Mile Hill Road South was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero sport-utility vehicle southward on South Main Street, as motorist Ralph Williams, 26, of New Milford, who was driving a 2004 Honda Civic, was attempting to exit a private driveway at 54 South Main Street to turn left onto northbound South Main Street, police report.

A southbound noncontact vehicle, which was traveling in front of the Mitsubishi, stopped to allow the Honda to exit the driveway, police said.

The Mitsubishi then passed the noncontact vehicle on the left and collided with the Honda, police said.

There were no injuries. Police issued Visca a written warning for improper passing.

Failure to Respond

On April 30, police served a warrant against Omar A. Baker, 26, of Windsor, charging him with failure to respond to an infraction and with a violation of the town’s parking ordinance.

Police said that Baker had not responded to a parking violation infraction that he received for a 2004 incident.

After posting $37 bail, police released Baker for a May 15 court appearance.

Five MV Charges

Police report they stopped motorist Stacy McCaffrey, 28, of 100 Church Hill Road, Apt 106, on May 3 on Edmond Rd for driving without a front marker plate.

Police charged McCaffrey with failure to display a marker plate, misuse of a marker plate, driving while under suspension, driving an unregistered vehicle, and driving without automotive insurance.

After processing, police released McCaffrey on $100 bail for a May 17 court appearance.

South Main Collision

In stop-and-go traffic on northbound South Main Street about 8:49 am April 28, motorist Hannah Cox, 37, of 136 Castle Hill Road, who was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry, struck the rear end of a 2002 Nissan Altima driven by Rosalene Dennis, 40, of Bridgeport, police said.

Local ambulance volunteers transported Dennis to Danbury Hospital for treatment of injuries, police said. Police gave Cox a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.


Route 34 Accident

In traffic on eastbound Route 34, near Pole Bridge Road, motorist Dale Ratzenberger, 51, of Seymour, who was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, struck the rear end of a 2005 Honda Accord driven by Mary Frobey, 47, of 39 Bennetts Bridge Road at about 2:48 pm April 29. There were no injuries. Police issued Ratzenberger an infraction ticket for following too closely.

Three Vehicles

Police report a three-vehicle accident near 80 South Main Street about 3 pm April 28.

The accident involved motorist Charles Kennerly, 50, of Stamford, who was driving a 2005 Nissan pickup truck; motorist Patricia Lutnes, 71, of 13 Park lane, who was driving a 1997 Saturn SL-2 sedan; and motorist David Stuart, 28, of Milford, who was driving a 2001 Ford Econoline van, police report.

In the accident, the Ford stopped for traffic in front of it and was struck from behind by the Saturn, after which the Saturn was struck from behind by the Nissan, police said.

Police said Lutnes received injuries in the accident. Police said they issued Lutnes a written warning and gave Kennerly a verbal warning.

Cemetery Theft

Police report that sometime between April 24 and May 1, someone stole 37 copper floral display vases from Resurrection Cemetery on South Main Street. The theft represents fourth degree larceny, which reflects a loss in the range of $500 to $1,000. Police are investigating and ask with knowledge of the crime to contact them at 426-5841.

Two Charges

At about 11 am on May 4, motorist Laurie Wright, 38, of 76 Bankside Trail was detected driving 46 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone on Riverside Road, police said. Police charged Wright with traveling too fast and with driving while under suspension. Police released Wright on a promise to appear in court on May 12.

Pontiac Off Road

Motorist Rosemary Besse, 57, of 9 Appleblossom Lane, who was driving a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am northward on South Main Street about 3:37 pm May 4, lost control of the vehicle, jumped a curb and then struck the front of the restaurant known as King’s Breakfast and Lunch at 271 South Main Street, police said. The restaurant was closed for business at the time, police said.

Besse was transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries, police report. Botsford firefighters responded to the accident. Police said they issued Besse an infraction ticket for failure to drive in the proper lane.

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