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Two MV Charges

Police said they stopped motorist James Comerford, III, 38, of 1 Alpine Circle, on Main St on June 25 for apparently operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

After investigating, police charged Comerford with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

Police released Comerford on a promise to appear July 10 in Danbury Superior Court.

Larceny Charge

Police said that after they informed Danielle Licursi, 17, of 47 Key Rock Road that they held a warrant for her arrest, she turned herself in at the police station June 29.

Police said they charged her with sixth-degree larceny in connection with the theft of a cellular telephone while she was working at Leo’s Breakfast and Lunch at 271 South Main Street.

Police released Licursi on a promise to appear July 12 in Danbury Superior Court.

DUI Incident

Police report they observed motorist Eric J. Carlson, 45, of 10 Taunton Lake Drive driving southbound on Mt Pleasant Road near Blackman Road about 12:30 am July 1, when he crossed the road’s double yellow lines and drove into the northbound lane.

Police said they stopped Carlson to investigate and gave him field sobriety tests, which he failed. Police charged Carlson with driving under the influence and failure to drive to the right.

After processing, police released Carlson on a promise to appear July 19 in Danbury Superior Court.


Mazda Vs Tree

Police report that Tyler R. Stowell, 17, of 37 Taunton Lake Drive was driving a 1995 Mazda 626 westbound on Sugar Lane early on the morning of June 28 when the auto went out of control while rounding a left curve in the road and struck a tree.

Stowell was not injured in the crash, police said. Police issued Stowell an infraction ticket on a charge of making a restricted turn.

Church Hill Crash

Police report a two-vehicle accident on westbound Church Hill Road near Hawley School about 8 pm June 20.

Police said motorist Gail R. Grossman, 40, of 159 Huntingtown Road, who was driving a 1985 Toyota pickup truck, was traveling behind a westbound 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Erica L. Lawrence, 30, of 1 Skytop Drive, Sandy Hook. The roads were wet at the time, police said.

A westbound non-contact vehicle was stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, police said.  The Ford was slowing for the non-contact vehicle and was struck from behind by the Toyota, police said.

There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Grossman for following too closely.


Route 34 Accident

An accident between a sport-utility vehicle and a minivan occurred on eastbound Route 34 at Paugussett Road during a rainstorm about 7 pm June 30, police said.

Police said eastbound motorist Cynthia M. Stierle, 34, of 2 Forest Drive, who was driving a 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan, stopped at the intersection, signaled to turn left onto Paugussett Road, and was waiting to make the turn when she was struck from behind by a skidding 1989 Jeep Cherokee driven by Karen C. Nepomuceno, 23, of Brookfield. Nepomuceno had attempted to stop but skidded on the wet roadway, police said.

There were no injuries. Sandy Hook firefighters and town ambulance staffers went to the scene.

Police issued Nepomuceno an infraction ticket for following too closely.


Four MV Charges

Police said they observed a partially visible registration sticker on a marker plate on a vehicle driven by Craig Stainbrook, 30, of Danbury on Swamp Road in Botsford on the morning of July 2.

A computerized records check indicated that the marker plate was stolen, police said.

Police said they charged Stainbrook with possession of a stolen marker plate, misuse of a marker plate, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

Police said Stainbrook is scheduled to appear July 17 in Danbury Superior Court to answer the charges.

Newtown police said Bethel, Brookfield, and Danbury police were holding outstanding warrants for Stainbrook’s arrest on various charges. Newtown police turned over Stainbrook to Bethel police.

Warrant Served

Police report that Daniel Augusto, 23, of Danbury turned himself in to police July 2 after they informed him they had a warrant for his arrest in connection with a past incident.

Police charged Augusto with failure to respond to an infraction ticket and trespassing on railroad property. Police released him on a $77 bond for a July 12 appearance in Danbury Superior Court.


Exit 11

Police said that while on seatbelt compliance enforcement duty at the intersection of Mile Hill Road and Exit 11 of Interstate 84 on the evening of July 2, they spotted motorist Richard F. Kasper, III, 31, of Oakville, who was not wearing a seatbelt.

Police stopped Kasper and charged him with failure to wear a seatbelt and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

Police released him on a promise to appear July 17 in Danbury Superior Court.


DUI Warrant

Police report they informed Joel Rivas, 37, of New Haven on July 3 that they had a warrant for his arrest, after which he turned himself over to police.

Police charged Rivas with driving under the influence in connection with a past incident on Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook. After processing, police released Rivas on a promise to appear July 17 in Danbury Superior Court to answer the charge.


MV Charges

Police said they observed Richard J. Novia, Jr, 18, of 18 Lake Rd driving a vehicle in the St Rose Church parking lot and applying the emergency brake while traveling, creating a loud noise, late on the night of July 3.

Police said they stopped Novia and investigated, charging him with a motor vehicle noise violation and with operating a motor vehicle while under suspension. Novia is scheduled to appear in court July 13 to answer the charges.

Botsford Collision

Police report a two-car accident at the intersection of Swamp Road and Route 25 just before 9 am July 3.

Police said motorist Monica Lekuch, 55, of 7 Tanglewood Lane, Sandy Hook, who was driving a 1998 Subaru Forester station wagon, stopped at a stop sign at the end of Swamp Road, and then turned left onto Route 25 before colliding with motorist Carol J. Krauss, 46, of Monroe, who was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina northbound on Route 25.

The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps went to the accident and treated Laura Krauss, who was a passenger in the Chevrolet, police said.

Police issued Lekuch an infraction ticket for failure to grant the right of way at a stop sign.

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