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Police Reports | August 4-15, 2020



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Multiple Charges

Newtown police were called to a location on Alpine Drive around 4:43 pm Saturday, August 15, to investigate a potential Violation of a Protective Order.

Following an investigation, police determined that Gracee Piazza, 22, of Newtown, also had three active arrest warrants stemming from missed court dates.

Piazza was arrested and charged with Violation of Protective Order, two counts of Failure To Appear-First Degree, and one count of Failure to Appear-Second Degree.

Piazza was held on a combined $8,500 bond. She was scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on August 17.

Two-Car Accident In Front Of Diner

A 2007 Toyota Prius operated by Jetson E. Ku, 19, of Newtown, around 7:27 am, Thursday, August 13, was traveling eastbound on Church Hill Road in the right-hand-turn-only lane near Blue Colony Diner.

A 2018 International 4300 truck operated by Sean E. Rice, 23, of Windsor, Mass., was traveling west and attempted to make a left-hand turn into the diner parking lot. The truck collided with the passenger vehicle.

Ku and a passenger and Rice were all wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. Air bags did not deploy in either vehicle.

The International did not sustain any visible damage. The Prius sustained damage to the front left bumper and was towed from the scene.

Rice was issued verbal warnings for Failure To Drive Right and Restricted Turn.

Narragansett Trail Accident

Austin Dasilva, 21, of Brookfield, was operating a 2017 Subaru Impreza north on Narragansett Trail, negotiating a right-hand curve while approaching Riverside Road around 10:27 pm, Thursday, August 6.

The Impreza passed into the southbound lane and then went off the southbound shoulder of the roadway, into the front lawn of 17 Narragansett Trail. The front bumper of the vehicle collided with a split rail fence, causing several portions of the fence to be knocked down and fence posts torn out of the ground.

The driver’s side of the vehicle collided with a tree. The vehicle continued traveling, stopping after its front bumper collided with another tree.

Dasilva, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, was checked for suspected minor injury, according to the police report. The vehicle’s air bags deployed.

Dasilva was transported to a hospital by Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue firefighters also responded to the scene.

The vehicle was towed. No enforcement action was immediately taken. The case remained open as of August 14.

Restricted Turn Violation

Erica L. Montini, 45, of Newtown, was operating a 2005 Acura TI north on Maltbie Road, around 5:27 pm Tuesday, August 4. While negotiating a left-hand curve in the roadway, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, and the passenger front of the vehicle struck the guardrail.

Montini was wearing her seat belt and the vehicle’s air bags deployed. She was uninjured, according to the police report.

The vehicle was towed. Montini was issued a verbal warning Restricted Turn.

Police reports covering Newtown, Conn., for the period of August 4-15, 2020.
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