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Police Reports | June 26-July 7, 2020



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Loss Of Brakes

Alexandre Cardoso de Magalhães was operating a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck north on Mt Nebo Road around 4:32 pm, Tuesday, July 7, and realized the vehicle’s brakes were not working as he began to negotiate a left-hand curve.

The truck left the northbound lane, entered the northbound shoulder, and struck a tree located at 21 Mt Nebo Road. The vehicle then rolled onto its side before coming to rest.

Cardoso de Magalhães was not injured.

No enforcement action was taken, according to the police report.

DWI, Failure To Drive Right

After receiving a report of a vehicle being operated erratically, Newtown police arrested Gregory S. Cinicolo, 64, of Newtown, for Illegal Operation of A Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs on July 1.

Police received a report from a motorist around 5:10 pm, who advised dispatch that a vehicle in front of them on Hanover Road was operating erratically. Police located the vehicle and conducted an investigation with the driver.

Based upon that investigation, police arrested Cinicolo, charging him with the DUI as well as Failure To Drive Upon Right.

Cinicolo was processed at Newtown Police Department and released from custody after posting a $500 bond. He was given a court date of July 23.

Following Too Close

A two-vehicle accident occurred just after 5 pm Tuesday, June 30, after one motor vehicle operator looked away from the road.

A 2015 Toyota Camry operated by Daniel H. Sherman, 25, of Shelton, and a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport operated by David Hadad, 56, of Southbury, had both been traveling eastbound on Berkshire Road in the area of Liberty Drive. An eastbound non-contact vehicle had stopped in front of the Hyundai, to make a left turn onto Liberty.

Sherman told Newtown Police he looked down at his radio for a moment, and then realized that the Hyundai had slowed or stopped in front of him. Sherman steered to the right, and the left front corner of the Toyota struck the right rear corner of the Hyundai.

The right rear wheel assemble of the Hyundai was dislodged when the left front wheel assembly of the Toyota struck it. The left front wheel assembly of the Toyota was dislodged as well. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Sherman was issued an infraction for Following Too Close.

Traveling Too Fast

George S. Fraser of Southport was traveling south on South Main Street, operating a 2004 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI, at approximately 10:07 pm Tuesday, June 30, when he lost control and fell off of the motorcycle.

Fraser and the bike slid on the roadway for approximately 40 feet before coming to rest.

Fraser was transported to the hospital due to injuries. He was issued a verbal warning for Traveling Too Fast For Conditions.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Darlene Blumenthal, 59, of Sandy Hook, was operating a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta eastbound on Nunnawauk Road, approaching the intersection with Mile Hill Road South, around 12:16 am Thursday, June 26, when she lost control of the vehicle.

The Volkswagen crossed into the westbound lane and off the roadway, striking a stone barrier. It then re-entered the roadway and came to a stop in the middle of the road, according to police.

The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage to the front driver side wheel and a flat tire on the rear driver side.

Blumenthal was not injured.

Police reports covering Newtown, Conn., for the period of June 26-July 7, 2020.
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