Police Reports | July 2-August 2, 2018
Police said August 2 that they are investigating an incident that occurred on July 13 at the CVS Pharmacy at Newtown Shopping Village at 6 Queen Street involving the illegal use of credit card.
A man entered the store and then used a stolen credit card to fraudulently buy more than $300 worth of various gift cards. The person was described as a white man in his 20s with dark hair and long sideburns who was wearing a sleeveless white T-shirt when he did the transaction.
Police ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact investigating Officer Gladys Pisani at the police station at 203-426-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Police received a call about 9:53 pm on Monday, July 31, from a Maltbie Road resident reporting that an animal had become trapped at their property.
Police Officer Timothy Schoen responded and found that a distressed deer, which apparently had been trying to jump over some fencing, had gotten one of its hind legs trapped in the fence and was hanging from the fence upside down, unable to free itself.
Ofc Schoen lifted up the deer and the resident was then able to remove the deer's trapped leg from the fence. The frisky animal then ran off into the night, police said.
Exit 9 Rear-Ender
State police report a two-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 84's Exit 9 off-ramp about 12:20 pm on July 28.
In that incident, motorist Jennifer Wright, 48, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2013 Subaru Forester, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by motorist Kay Schreiber, 69, of Danbury, who was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Wright received a possible injury, according to state police. Schreiber received an infraction for following too closely.
At about 4:32 pm on July 28, motorist Susan Olsen, 50, of Danbury was driving a 2012 Hyundai Sonata sedan eastward on Berkshire Road, after which she stopped in preparing to make a left turn onto Paugusett Road, according to police.
An eastbound 2000 Subaru Legacy driven by Harold Hyman, 59, of Woodstock, N.Y., however, did not stop and struck the rear end of the Hyundai. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps checked a Hyundai passenger at the scene for a minor injury. Hyman received an infraction for following too closely, police said.
Cobalt vs Rails
Motorist Taryn Sonoda, 22, of Chicopee, Mass., was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt on eastbound Interstate 84's Exit 10 on-ramp about 7:05 pm on July 28 amid wet conditions, when she lost control of the auto, and it struck some Flexbeam guardrailing, state police said.
There were no injuries. State police verbally warned Sonoda for traveling too fast for conditions.
Police report they arrested Nicole Kenny, 38, of Sandy Hook, on a warrant at her residence on the morning of July 27, charging her with issuing a bad check.
Police said the charge stems from an investigation into a complaint they received on June 16 concerning a $650 rent check. After processing, police released Kenny on a written promise to appear on August 9 in Connecticut Superior Court in Danbury.
Lexus Vs Toyota
About 12:57 pm on July 27, motorist Tiffany Scatena, 27, of Naugatuck, who was driving a 2000 Toyota Celica southward on South Main Street, was attempting to make a left turn into the driveway for 123 South Main Street, when the Toyota was struck from behind by a southbound 2008 Lexus RX-350 driven by Lauren Schreiber, 20, of Monroe, according to police.
Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported Scatena to Danbury Hospital on a report of pain. Police issued Schreiber an infraction for following too closely and for distracted driving.
Police report a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Church Hill Road and Queen Street about 3:17 pm on July 27.
Motorist Ruth Parks, 35, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2009 Nissan Altima, slowed in preparing to make a turn and was then struck from behind by motorist Aidan Moulder, 17, of Newtown, who was driving a 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan.
Parks was treated at the scene for pain. Moulder received a written warning for following too closely.
Glen Road Accident
At about 3:58 pm on July 27, motorist Erik O'Connor, 26, of Southbury, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 northward on a wet Glen Road, when he lost control of the auto, slid sideways, drove across the southbound lane, and then went off the roadway, striking a fence and stone wall near 11 Glen Road, police said.
There were no injuries. Police issued O'Connor an infraction for failure to maintain the travel lane.
Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision in which one of the two drivers evaded responsibility, driving away from the scene after the incident.
At about 6:30 pm on July 27, on South Main Street at its intersection with Mile Hill Road, the driver of a white Honda Fit SUV was waiting in traffic when the rear end of that vehicle was repeatedly struck by a person driving a small tan SUV.
Police said the person driving the tan vehicle was described to them as a middle-aged Hispanic man. Police ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact Officer Adam James at the police station at 203-426-5841.
Truck Hits Rails
About 7:24 pm on July 26, trucker Vladimir Suanov, 28, of Enoree, S.C., was driving a 1997 Freightliner in heavy stop-and-go traffic on westbound Interstate 84, east of Exit 9, when Suanov was forced to brake hard, after which he veered to the left and struck some Flexbeam guardrailing on the median, state police said.
There were no injuries. Sunaov received an infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane.
At about 10:06 am on July 23, motorist Anna Cartelli, 18, of Newtown, was driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla sedan northward near 119 Brushy Hill Road, when she lost control of the auto while negotiating a left curve in the road, police said.
The Toyota then drove off the right road shoulder and struck a curbside residential mailbox, after which the auto traveled up an embankment and struck and snapped a utility pole.
There were no injuries. Police issued Cartelli an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions.
Echo Valley Road
Police report a two-vehicle collision on Echo Valley Road, near Hanover Road, about 12:21 pm on July 23.
The collision on wet pavement involved motorist Matthew Pellison, 20, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent, and motorist Kim Shine, 57, of Newtown, who was driving a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. There were no injuries.
Police gave Pellison a written warning for failure to drive to the right on a curve. They issued Shine a written warning for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
Police added that they gave the Chrysler's owner, Michael DiBuono of Port St Lucie, Fla., a misdemeanor summons for failure to have automotive insurance.
Amid wet conditions about 3 pm on July 22, motorist Lily Beasley, 16, of Newtown, who was driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander SUV on an Exit 10 on-ramp for Interstate 84, lost control of the vehicle and then struck some Flexbeam guardrailing along the left road shoulder, state police said.
There were no injuries. Beasley received a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.
Lunch Box Found
Police report that they located on July 24 a lunch box, which is clad in black fabric, next to a bench in front of Newtown General Store at 43 Main Street.
The lunch box's owner should contact the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841, to claim the item.
State police report that at about 9:51 pm on July 20, motorist Michelle Albino, 49, of Southbury, who was driving a 2009 Honda Pilot SUV eastward on Interstate 84, about 2,500 feet west of Exit 9, encountered a foreign object lying on the road that she could not avoid striking.
The SUV struck a tire tread that had fallen off some vehicle.
There were no injuries. The collision caused some damage to the SUV's undercarriage, state police said.
After learning that police held a warrant for her arrest, Iola Mayfield, 59, of Danbury, turned herself in at the police station about 1:50 pm on July 19 and was charged with third-degree larceny, police said.
Police had received a complaint on February 5 involving the alleged theft of items from a Nunnawauk Road residence where Mayfield was employed, after which police investigated and then obtained a court warrant to make the arrest. Police said the incident involved Mayfield's alleged theft of some jewelry. Third-degree larceny is a felony that involves the theft of items worth between $2,000 and $10,000.
After processing, police released Mayfield on a written promise to appear in Connecticut Superior Court in Danbury on August 9 for arraignment.
Police report they stopped a vehicle driven by Jeanerike Morrison, 33, of West Haven, near the intersection of Berkshire Road and Lone Oak Meadow Road about 8:33 pm on July 19 to investigate a possible motor vehicle violation.
Police charged Morrison with improper use of marker plates and with failure to display marker plates. Police released Morrison on $500 bail for an August 2 court appearance.
Police report a three-vehicle collision on eastbound Berkshire Road, near its intersection with Toddy Hill Road, about 6:13 pm on July 17.
Motorist Joseph Compaore, 43, of Bridgeport, who was driving a 2012 Nissan NV van, stopped for traffic conditions, after which motorist Laura Newman, 46, of Shelton, who was driving a 2010 Hyundai Elantra, was slowing down behind the Nissan, when motorist Nicholas Diorio, 22, of Monroe, who was driving a 2005 Subaru Impreza, struck the rear end of the Hyundai, pushing the Hyundai into the rear end of the Nissan.
There were no injuries. Diorio received an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
State police report that at about 8:22 pm on July 17, an unknown motorist driving an unknown vehicle on eastbound Interstate 84 made an unsafe lane change and struck a 2010 Toyota Corolla being driven by a 37-year-old Woddbury resident, after which the unknown driver drove away.
The victim was not injured.
The offending motorist could not be identified or located.
Police report a two-vehicle collision at the four-way intersection of Hattertown Road, Key Rock Road, and Poverty Hollow Road about 11:34 am on July 12. Each leg of that intersection is controlled by a stop sign.
Police said the accident involved motorist Joyce Jackson, 82, of Newtown, who was driving a 2009 Hyundai Accent, and motorist Robert Sinacore, 71, of Albany, N.Y., who was driving a 2016 Honda Civic.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Jackson for failure to grant the right of way.
Police are investigating the theft of a black-and-pink Cannondale bicycle from the parking lot located behind the TJ Maxx store at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street in Botsford. The bicycle's serial number is 79567.
Police were alerted of the theft about 8:40 pm on July 2. Police ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact Officer Julio Tardim at 203 426-5841.
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About 6:30 pm on July 28, amid heavy rain, motorist Joseph Stromsky, 21, of Sandy Hook, was driving a 2005 Ford F-350 pickup truck westward on Berkshire Road, near Sherman Street, when the vehicle hydroplaned and went out of control, police said. The truck went off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole, hit a mailbox, collided with a tree, and then spun around, striking another utility pole. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps went to the scene and checked Stromsky and passenger Kelly Reho, 22, of Shelton, both of whom declined further assistance. Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company firefighters also responded. Police verbally warned Stromsky for traveling too fast for conditions.
-Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company photoÃÂ