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Police Reports | May 11-17, 2020



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Cell Phone Found

A silver colored cell phone, brand hTC, was located in the Yogananda Street area. The owner can identify and claim the item at the Newtown Police Department, 3 Main Street. Refer to case 2020-9912.

Bumper To Bumper

A 2009 Toyota Yaris driven by Lauren Giselle Bass, 20, of Newtown, was stopped on Church Hill Road facing westbound at the intersection of Main Street, May 11, at 3:53 pm.

Donald E. Cassel, 62, of Danbury, driving a 2015 Mazda 6 Touring vehicle, was traveling northbound on Main Street, approaching the Church Hill Road intersection at that time.

As Bass entered Main Street in front of Cassel, the front driver side bumper area of the Toyota collided with the front passenger side bumper area of the Mazda, according to police.

Bass was issued a verbal warning for failure to grant right of way at a stop sign.

Stalking Charge

Newtown Police were dispatched at 6 am, May 14, to a report of an unwanted person at a Surrey Trail residence. Police located Matthew Hanson, 31, of Manchester, in the driveway of the residence.

After a brief investigation, Hanson was placed under arrest and charged with Stalking 2nd Degree.

He was released on a $25,000 bond and was given a court date of May 15, 2020 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Struck By Vehicle

On May 17 at 4:11 pm, the Newtown Police Department received multiple complaints from the neighbors at #47 and 51 Lakeview Terrace in regards to multiple different civil accusations against each other.

According to police, at approximately 4:10 pm, one neighbor was standing in the middle of the shared driveway, in front of Allen Isabelle’s parked vehicle. Isabelle, age 59, entered his vehicle and began driving up the driveway. The neighbor refused to move from the middle of the driveway, so Isabelle attempted to pass the neighbor in his vehicle. As his vehicle passed him, the neighbor was struck by Isabelle’s vehicle. The neighbor reported injuries and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Police report Isabelle was arrested and charged with one count of Assault in the 3rd Degree. He was released on a $1,000 non-suritey bond and issued a court date of July 17, 2020.

Rogue Vs Rogue Collision

On May 17 at 5:38 pm, a 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport S driven by Heidi Madeline Schuster, 37, of Newtown, was traveling south on South Main Street, Newtown Police report.

As a 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport S driven by Chloe Alisa Bigwarfe was approaching the intersection at Bryan Lane in the northbound lane, the Schuster vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lane.

Bigwarfe swerved to the southbound lane to avoid colliding with Schuster’s Rogue, as Schuster also swerved back into the southbound lane, according to police.

The front bumper of Schuster’s Rogue struck the front right bumper and side of Bigwarfe’s Rogue. Schuster’s vehicle continued forward in the southbound lane, while Bigwarfe was forced onto Bryan Lane.

Both operators were transported to Danbury Hospital by Newtown Ambulance for treatment of suspected injuries.

Schuster was issued an infraction for Fail To Drive Upon The Right.

A heavily damaged Nissan Rogue Sport S is seen in the roadway of South Main Street following a May 17 collision. —photo courtesy Botsford Fire Department
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