Police Reports | April 30-May 2, 2020
Stolen Vehicles Reported
Newtown Police are investigating the theft of two motor vehicles during the overnight hours between April 30 and May 1. The first vehicle was a silver 2018 Mazda Cx-5 and the second one was a blue 2020 Audi Q3. A department spokesperson said thefts like these are continuing to be a “very common occurrence in our and other area towns — especially when the victims leave the keys in the car.” Newtown Police report that they have not had a reported theft of a vehicle except in cases where keys were left in the car.
“These types of crimes are usually being done by small groups of youths that travel out at night and hit a different town just about every night,” police said in a Facebook post. “If you leave your car open they will take whatever valuables they can find and move to the next until they find a car with the keys in it and take it for a joy ride, which almost always involves a police chase if they are ever located.
“This is not about victim bashing,” police stated in the post, “but about getting the message out there, that your vehicle needs to be locked.” These stolen vehicles are usually recovered in about 95 percent of the cases, but police stated they are “usually not found in a very favorable condition.”
Single Vehicle Crash
On May 2 at about 2:20 am, local police, fire, and EMS volunteers responded to a reported serious single vehicle crash at the intersection of Great Ring Road and Erin Lane. Upon arrival police discovered Matthew Piccirillo, 30, of Oakville, was operating a 1993 Volkswagon Cabriolet that had driven off the northbound travel lane of Great Ring Road, unearthing a utility pole guidewire, and continued into a large rock that sheared off the passenger front wheel assembly.
The operator was injured and transported to a local hospital by Newtown Ambulance. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No enforcement action was noted in the report.