Police Reports | June 28-July 14, 2020
Vandalism, Theft Of Mailboxes
Newtown police report that sometime during the overnight of Monday-Tuesday, July 13-14, several mailboxes in the Taunton Hill and Taunton Ridge Roads area were removed from their posts and taken. Most of the mailboxes were recovered in the area and nearby. A few of the reported missing mailboxes were yet to be located as of July 15.
Police are asking that those who walk and jog or run in that area keep an eye out for the missing mailboxes along the road. If found, contact Newtown Police Department, 203-426-5841.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the PD and refer to incident number 2020-12753.
Stabbing Attempt, Three Charges
Newtown police responded to a condominium complex on Red River Lane at 5:48 pm, Thursday, July 9, to investigate the report of a large fight in progress.
Upon their arrival and subsequent investigation, police placed Charles Tyler, 62, of Stratford, under arrest for fighting and trying to stab a family member with a knife.
As Tyler attempted to stab his family member, another family member intervened and was stabbed in the hand. That individual was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries to the hand. No other individuals were injured.
Tyler was charged with Assault-Second Degree, Threatening-Second Degree, and Breach of Peace-Second Degree. He was held on a $50,000 bond and scheduled for an appearance at Danbury Superior Court the following morning.
Failure To Stop In Wet Conditions
A 2013 Subaru Impreza, operated by Richard R. Neal, 27, of Willington, Fla., was traveling north on Poverty Hollow Road at approximately 4:30 pm, Wednesday, July 8. Neal approached and then stopped for the stop sign at the four-way intersection of Poverty Hollow, Key Rock, and Hattertown Road.
Around the same time, Alyson J. Montague, 23, of Newtown, was operating a 2010 Ford Edge Limited, traveling west on Hattertown Road.
Montague told Newtown police she attempted to stop the Ford, but slid into the intersection due to wet roads. The Ford struck the Subaru.
The Ford sustained minor front bumper damage. The Subaru sustained minor right rear quarter panel damage. Both vehicles were able to be driven from the collision scene.
Both drivers were reportedly wearing seat belts. No injuries were reported.
Montague was given a verbal warning for Failure To Obey A Stop Sign.
Seeking Accident Info
Lisa F. Perelmuter of Southbury was operating a 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus east on Berkshire Road around 2:35 pm, Sunday, June 28, when an unknown vehicle traveling west crossed into the eastbound lane. The unknown vehicle made contact with and damaged the driver’s side of the Audi.
No injuries were reported, but Newtown Police are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department, at 203-426-5841. Officer Michael McGowan is the primary officer on the case.