Police Reports, June 21-29, 2015
Police report that at about 11:29 pm on June 25, a youth under the age of 18 was driving an unspecified vehicle on Paugussett Road, near its intersection with Skytop Drive, when that vehicle went off the side of the road.
The youth was not injured, police said. After investigating, police arrested the youth on charges of driving under the influence by a person under age 21 and failure to drive to the right.
After $100 bail was posted, police released the youth for an upcoming appearance in Danbury Juvenile Court. Because the person arrested is under age 18, police did not disclose an identity.
At about 4 pm on June 29, Jose Lopes, 44, of New Milford, who was driving a 2013 Freightliner van westward on Church Hill Road, was making a left turn onto southbound Queen Street, when motorist Gregory Kamedulski, 60, of Wilton, who was driving a 2011 BMW 328-XI sedan, struck the rear end of the Freightliner, police said.
There were no injuries. Police report they verbally warned Kamedulski for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of South Main Street and Hawley Road at about 8:31 am on June 23.
The accident involved motorist Carol Ponzoni-Wakeman, 50, of 119 Brushy Hill Road, who was driving a 2010 Honda Insight sedan, and motorist Peter Reid Koskinen, 57, of Chapel Hill, N.C., who was driving a 2014 Mini Cooper station wagon, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they verbally warned Ponzoni-Wakeman for a stop sign violation.
Police report that motorist Devon Palilla, 18, of 16 Winding Brook Road was driving a 2000 BMW 740-I sedan northward on South Main Street at about 5:20 pm on June 25, as motorist Jimeshkumar Patel, 31, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., was driving a 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan southward there.
Palilla, who was driving the BMW, then attempted to make a left turn to enter westbound Country Club Road, but the BMW and the Honda collided, police said.
There were no injuries. Police report they issued Palilla an infraction for failure to grant the right of way.
Castle Hill Road
At about 11:15 pm on June 27 amid adverse weather conditions and low visibility, motorist Timothy Samuels, 44, of 128 Hanover Road was driving a 1995 Ford F-350 pickup truck eastward on Castle Hill Road, east of its intersection with Possum Ridge Road, when he spotted a large tree lying on the road, police said.
Samuels attempted to swerve to avoid a collision, but struck the tree, police said.
In the impact, a tree branch penetrated the truck’s windshield and then exited the truck’s cab through the rear windshield, police said.
Jaime Davis, 28, of Bethel, who was a passenger in the truck, was injured in the accident and was transported to Danbury Hospital by the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, police said.
Police said they took no enforcement.
A two-vehicle collision occurred in Botsford at the intersection of Bears Hill Road and Lantern Drive about 6 pm on June 26, according to police.
The accident involved motorist Kathleen Schriever, 54, of 6 Bayberry Drive, who was driving a 2005 Honda Accord sedan, and motorist Paula Dayton, 49, of 5 Johnnie Cake Lane, who was diving a 2014 Jeep Wrangler SUV, police said.
There were no injuries. Schriever received a written warning for failure to drive in the proper lane, police report.
SUV Vs Tree
State police report that motorist Hilarino Solis, 45, of Waterbury was driving a 2004 Lincoln Navigator SUV westward on Interstate 84, west of Exit 10, about 4:49 am on June 28, when the vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree along the right road shoulder.
Solis and three Lincoln passengers all were transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation after reporting head/neck pain, state police said. State police issued Solis an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions.
Car Vs Guardrail
Motorist Harry Haacke, 87, of Southbury was driving a 2005 Saturn Ion auto westward on Interstate 84 about 3:30 pm on June 27, when he was unable to stop for heavy traffic and then drove off the right road shoulder to avoid a crash, but struck some guardrailing, state police said.
There were no injuries. State police said Haacke was traveling too fast for conditions.
State police report a collision between two unspecified vehicles traveling on eastbound Interstate 84, east of the Exit 10 on-ramp, at about 4:24 pm on June 26.
In that incident, an unspecified vehicle driven by Mark Dexter, 40, of Washington, Conn., struck the rear end of an unspecified vehicle driven by Philipose Matthew, 38, of New Hampton, N.Y., state police said.
There were no injuries. Dexter received an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, state police said.
Mazda Vs Ford
At about 7:43 am on June 25, motorist Mohammed Aldousari, no age given, of Ohio, who was driving a 2003 Mazda eastward on Interstate 84, east of the Bethel town line, lost control of the vehicle and struck a 2007 Ford SUV driven by John Magnesio, 54, of Mahopac, N.Y., state police said.
The Ford then spun into the guardrailing along the right road shoulder, after which it struck guardrailing on the median, state police said.
One of three passengers in the Ford received a minor injury and was transported by ambulance to Danbury Hospital, state police said.
State police said they issued Aldousari an infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane and for using a handheld mobile electronic device while driving.
Car Vs Truck
Trucker Brian Allardyce, 47, of East Hartford was driving a 2005 Freightliner truck westward on Interstate 84 about 3:24 pm on June 22, when motorist Jean Fullerton, 86, of Southbury, who was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry sedan, was entering the highway at the Exit 9 on-ramp, state police said.
The Toyota then struck the side of the Freightliner, state police said. There were no injuries. State police issued Fullerton a written warning for failure to drive in the proper lane.
At about 3 pm on June 22 on westbound Interstate 84, east of Exit 9, motorist Ludmila Moreira, 32, of Danbury, who was driving a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-300-W4 auto, struck motorist Linda Jones, 55, of 16 Walnut Tree Hill Road, who was driving a 1999 BMW 323-T auto, state police said.
Jones was transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment to minor injuries, state police said. Moreira, who was found at fault for causing the crash, received an infraction for driving without a license, state police said.
Bus Vs SUV
State police report that at about 2:05 pm on June 21, Andre Moses, 46, of New York City, who was driving a 2001 MCI J-4500 full-size coach bus owned by Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc, sideswiped a 2102 Volkswagen Touareg SUV driven by Rodney Bunney, 47, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on eastbound Interstate 84, east of Exit 11.
There were no injuries. State police said they verbally warned Moses for making an improper lane change.
At about 5:53 pm on June 23, eastbound motorist Michelle Harvey, 47, of North Salem, N.Y., who was driving a 2011 Honda Odyssey minivan, stopped in preparing to turn left into a commercial driveway at 144 Sugar Street, after which the Honda was struck behind by eastbound motorist Burton Gerke IV, 22, of Southbury, who was driving a 1998 Subaru Impreza, according to police.
There were no injuries. Gerke received a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, police said.
At about 6:16 am on June 24, motorist Vincenzo Toscano, 47, of Southbury, who was driving a 2004 Subaru Impreza sedan, and motorist Lonnie Quarford, 59, of Milford, who was driving a 2000 GMC 3500 pickup truck, were involved in a collision at the intersection of Main Street, Glover Avenue, South Main Street, and Sugar Street, police said.
There were no injuries. Police said they issued Toscano an infraction for violating a traffic signal.
Toyota Vs Honda
Police report that at about 12:30 pm on June 28, motorist Christopher Wright, 19, of Bridgeport, who was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry sedan, and motorist Anneliese Lust, 80, of Wilton, who was driving a 2008 Honda Accord sedan, were involved in a collision at the intersection of Berkshire Road and Jordan Hill Road.
There were no injuries. Wright received a written warning for making an improper turn, police said.
F-150 Vs F-150
Police report an accident involving two pickup trucks at about 3:40 pm on June 24 on South Main Street at its intersection with Mile Hill Road.
Police said that Jay Williams, 49, of Brookfield, who was driving a 2013 Ford F-150, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by Louis Holland, 55, of Sunrise, Florida, who was driving a Ford F-150.
There were no injuries. Police issued Holland a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Police report that on the afternoon of June 29, they arrested Stephen Oberstadt, 24, of 29 Dayton Street on a warrant, charging him with second-degree failure to appear in court in connection with a past incident.
The warrant stems from a February 28 incident in which police charged Oberstadt with driving under suspension, driving an unregistered vehicle, and failure to display marker plates. Oberstadt has pleaded not guilty in court to those three charges,
After processing, police released Oberstadt on $500 bail for a July 13 appearance in Danbury Superior Court.
Police report that late on the night of June 29, they arrested Thomas Hislop, 22, of 51 Mile Hill Road South on a warrant, charging him with violation of probation in connection with a past incident.
Information on bail and court was not available from police.