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Police Reports | April 29-May 9, 2022



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Collision On Pass

Newtown Police report Jessica Gandy, 34, of Naugatuck, operating a 1999 Buick Century Custom, was traveling south on Hawleyville Road at 8:57 am April 29. Gandy was traveling behind a 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander operated by Bruce Novicky, 36, of Bethel. Police say Gandy attempted to pass Novicky on the left by traveling into the northbound travel lane as Novicky attempted to turn left into the dirt turn around across from Covered Bridge Road. The front left bumper of Novicky’s vehicle struck the right front fender of Gandy’s vehicle in the process.

No injuries were reported.

Gandy was issued an infraction for improper passing.

Struck Deer

Newtown Police report Andre Douaihy, 27, of Brookfield, operating a 2017 Audi A3, was traveling southbound on Dodgingtown Road north of Karen Boulevard at 11:35 am May 1. Douaihy said a deer came from a wooded area off the northbound shoulder of the roadway and ran across the road, striking the front left corner of Douaihy’s vehicle.

The deer was located in the center of the road nearby, where it had expired.

The vehicle was towed due to damage.

No enforcement action was taken.

Keys Found

Newtown Police report a set of keys to a 2009 Toyota Camry were found on May 2 near the baseball field at Fairfield Hills. Reference case number 22-5091 at the Newtown Police Department to retrieve.

Sideswipe On South Main

Newtown Police report Lexie Codespoti, 42, of Newtown, operating a 2013 Honda CR-V, was traveling northbound on South Main Street at 3:56 pm May 5. Annette Barbour, 63, of Newtown, operating a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was traveling southbound on South Main Street. Police say Codespoti’s vehicle crossed the centerline towards the southbound lane and the left side of her vehicle sideswiped the left side of Barbour’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Codespoti was issued a written warning for failure to maintain proper lane.

Failure To Grant Right Of Way

Newtown Police report Jason Biekert, 32, of Sherman, operating a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, was traveling northbound on South Main Street at 5:34 pm May 6. Lisa Ballas, 62, of Monroe, operating a 2016 Subaru Legacy, was traveling southbound on South Main Street. Biekert attempted to turn left onto Country Club Road and, prior to reaching Country Club Road, struck Ballas’ vehicle in the southbound right lane of South Main Street.

Both vehicles were towed. No injuries were reported.

Biekert was issued an infraction for failure to grant right of way to oncoming traffic.

Passing On Right Collision

Newtown Police report Moya Bahadosingh, 51, of Trumbull, operating a Mercedes GLC (year not identified in report), was traveling southbound on Main Street at 6:33 pm May 6. James Carr, 62, of Groton, operating a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, was going straight from Church Hill Road onto West Street. Police say Bahadosingh passed a line of traffic stopped in the area of the flag pole at the intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. While passing, Bahadosingh’s vehicle struck Carr’s vehicle outside of the travel lane, in the area around the flagpole.

Bahadosingh was treated for minor injuries at the scene by EMS, but declined transport. Carr was evaluated for hip pain and declined transport.

Bahadosingh was issued an infraction for passing on the right.

Hit Two Trees

Newtown Police report Nancy Delgado-Chavez, 39, of Danbury, operating a 2003 Honda Accord, was traveling southbound on Main Street at 5:03 am May 7. Delgado-Chavez’ vehicle slid on the wet road surface and crossed over the dividing lines into the northbound travel lane, where it spun 180 degrees and crossed back into the southbound lane before leaving the roadway to the right and striking two trees.

Delgado-Chavez was transported to Danbury Hospital for possible injuries. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

Delgado-Chavez was given a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions.

Following Too Closely

Newtown Police report Chanette Rosa, 44, of Bridgeport, operating a 2009 Toyota Corolla, was traveling southbound on South Main Street at 5:05 pm May 9. Charles Eppers, 21, of Sandy Hook, operating a 2018 Mazda CX-5, was traveling southbound on South Main Street ahead of Rosa and stopped for traffic to wait to make a left hand turn. The front bumper of Rosa’s vehicle struck the rear bumper of Eppers’ vehicle.

No injuries were reported. Rosa’s vehicle was towed.

Rosa was given a verbal warning for following too closely resulting in an accident.

A Newtown police officer directs traffic across Hawleyville Road near that road’s intersection with Obtuse and Currituck roads around 11:30 am Monday, May 9, following a two-vehicle crash. Behind him, Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps personnel check the drivers of the Ford Edge and Dodge Grand Caravan that collided. Neither driver went to the hospital from the scene of the crash. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and were towed. Traffic was guided through the intersection for nearly an hour while first responders were on site. Additional details were unavailable before this week’s deadlines. —Bee Photo, Hicks
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