Police Reports | July 11-23, 2019
Early on the morning of July 23, police served an arrest warrant against William Hawke, 19, of Sandy Hook, charging him with failure to respond to a payable violation. In the past, Hawke had been issued an infraction on charges of possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, but Hawke did not respond, so a court warrant was issued for his arrest, according to police. After posting $500 bail, Hawke was released for an August 6 court appearance.
VW Hits Honda
About 8:54 am on July 23, motorist Laura Miller, 66, of Newtown, who was driving a 2015 Honda CR-V SUV northward on South Main Street, just south of its intersection with Mile Hill Road, stopped for traffic conditions, after which the Honda was struck from behind by northbound motorist Kristen Brink, 23, of Monroe, who was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, police report.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Brink for following too closely.
Police report they stopped motorist Madison Gervase, 21, of Wolcott, about 10:13 pm on July 23 near 9 Sugar Street to investigate. Police charged Gervase with driving without automotive insurance and with driving under suspension. Gervase is scheduled to appear in court on August 7 to answer the charges.
Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Berkshire Road and Wasserman Way about 9:57 am on July 22.
The collision involved motorist Joey Wooster, 82, of Stratford, who was driving a 2018 Volkswagen Beetle, and motorist Rhiannon Urciuoli, 27, of Seymour, who was driving a 2018 Jeep Compass SUV. There were no injuries. Wooster received a written warning for making a restricted turn.
Police report that at about 3 am on July 21, they responded to Sugarloaf Road after receiving a report about the presence of a suspicious vehicle there. After arriving, police said they found a white pickup truck in which the driver was asleep in the driver’s seat.
Police charged motorist Robert Lasher, 23, of Woodbury, with driving under the influence. After arrest processing, police released Lasher on $100 bail for an August 6 court appearance.
Newtown police said they assisted Torrington police who came to Newtown about 6:11 am on July 21 to execute an arrest warrant against Elyse Lynn Knapp, 22, of Sandy Hook.
Knapp was arrested on a charge of assault on public safety/emergency medical/public transit/healthcare personnel in connection with a past incident in Torrington, Newtown police said.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at the Main Street flagpole intersection about 1:42 pm on July 21.
As motorist Robert Bajoros, 68, of Trumbull, was driving a 2003 Buick Century sedan northward on Main Street, motorist Michael Bollacke, 49, of New Fairfield, who was driving a 2019 Nissan NV-3500 van, was attempting to make a left turn from westbound Church Hill Road onto southbound Main Street, police said.
The two vehicles collided. A passenger in the Buick was transported to Danbury Hospital for minor injuries. Bollacke received an infraction for a stop sign violation.
Main Street Crash
A two-vehicle collision on Main Street at about 6 pm on July 20 sent two people to the hospital to be checked for possible injuries, according to police.
Police said motorist Richard Krikorian, 50, of Newtown, who was driving a 2016 BMW 535-XI sedan southward on South Main Street, slowed in order to turn left into the driveway at 20 Main Street, but then continued traveling southward.
At that time, motorist Wayne Ciaccia, 59, of Newtown, who was driving a 2009 Jeep Wrangler SUV southward, attempted to pass the Jeep on the right, but the two vehicles collided. Wayne Ciccia and Jeep passenger Cynthia Ciaccia, 61, of Newtown were both transported to Danbury Hospital by Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps to be checked for possible injuries. Police verbally warned Wayne Ciaccia for passing on the right.
Police report that at about 2:47 pm on July 19, they noticed that the marker plate on a vehicle did not match motor vehicle records, so they pulled over motorist James Glover, 45, of New Haven, to investigate on eastbound Interstate 84 in Sandy Hook.
Police then charged Glover with misuse of plates, driving without automotive insurance, and driving with a suspended license. Glover is scheduled to appear in court on July 31 to answer the charges.
Failure To Appear
Police report that after learning that police held a warrant for his arrest, Bradley Rosa, 31, of Milford, went to the police station midday on July 19 and was charged with second-degree failure to appear in court.
Police said that Rosa had not appeared in court, as was required after police stopped him in Newtown in 2017. Consequently, a court warrant was issued for his arrest. After processing, Rosa was released on $500 bail for a July 31 court appearance.
At about 8:13 am on July 18, motorist Colin Stange, 36, of Danbury, who was driving a 2007 Subaru Tribeca SUV southward on Main Street, near West Street, stopped for traffic conditions, after which the Subaru was struck from behind by motorist Damaris Estevez, 40, of Naugatuck, who was driving a 2006 Honda Civic, police report.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Estevez for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
SUV Off Road
Motorist Rachael Ade, 24, of Norwalk, was driving 2004 Chevrolet Suburban SUV westward on Berkshire Road, near Zoar Road, about 8:44 pm on July 18, when the vehicle began to slide, went off the roadway, entered a ditch, and came to rest against a tree, police said.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Ade for failure to maintain the travel lane on a curve.
South Main/Orchard Hill
Police report that at about 2:35 pm on July 14, motorist Edmond Batura, no age or address listed, who was driving a 2011 Subaru Outback SUV, attempted to make a left turn from eastbound Orchard Hill Road onto northbound South Main Street as motorist Adam Burroughs, 34, of Newtown, was driving a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck southward on South Main Street.
The two vehicles collided. The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported Batura to Danbury Hospital to be treated for injuries. Batura received an infraction for failure to obey a stop sign.
SUVs And Minivan
Police report a three-vehicle accident near 51 Church Hill Road at about 8 pm on July 11.
Motorist Emma Farrington, 18, of Newtown, who was driving a 2012 Nissan Rogue SUV eastward on Church Hill Road, stopped and was waiting for traffic to clear so that she could turn left to enter the Holy Cow Ice Cream Shop parking lot, police said. Eastbound motorist Ericka Falcon-Falconi, 40, of Danbury, who was driving a 2002 Honda Odyssey minivan, stopped behind the Nissan.
Eastbound motorist Brandon Johnson, 21, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, then struck the rear end of the Honda, pushing the Honda into the rear end of the Nissan, police said. Falcon-Falconi was transported to Danbury Hospital on a report of pain. Johnson received an infraction for following too closely.