Police Reports | September 23-October 7, 2019
Boat’s Motor Stolen
Police report that sometime between September 1 and September 27, someone stole a motor for a boat from a residential property on Brookwood Drive in Dodgingtown. Police ask anyone who saw any suspicious activity occurring in that area during that period to contact them at the police station at 203-426-5841.
Police report that at about 5:31 pm on September 23, a vehicle for which they had no description exited Wheels gas station at 67 Church Hill Road and then struck a 2012 BMW 328-I sedan driven by a 52 year-old man. The offending motorist then drove away from the scene and could not be found. There were no injuries. Police are investigating.
On northbound Main Street, near East Street, at about 5:05 pm on September 26, motorist Michael Moore, 20, of Massillon, Ohio, who was driving a commercial vehicle, stopped, after which that vehicle was struck from behind by 2017 Subaru Crosstrek SUV driven by Robert Bryan, 28, of Monroe, police said.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Bryan for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Wasserman Way and Trades Lanes about 9:23 pm on September 27.
After investigating the accident, police charged motorist Tory Lee Torello, 19, of Guilford, who was driving a 2004 Ford Escape SUV, with driving without a license, making a restricted turn, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The passenger in a 2018 Volvo XC-60 SUV, with which the Ford had collided, was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
Police report that at about 5:35 pm on September 27, on Sugar Street, near its intersection with Main Street, motorist Jenna Matthews, 35, of Bethel, who was driving a 2016 Ford Explorer SUV, struck the rear end of a 2012 Ford Fusion sedan, driven by Kathryn Whalley, 62, of Sandy Hook.
Whalley received a possible injury, according to police. Police verbally warned Matthews for following too closely.
Mazda Vs Pole
Motorist Fabio DeOliveira, 38, of Waterbury, was driving a 2007 Mazda vehicle southward on Great Hill Road, near its intersection with Fox Run Lane, about 7:24 am on September 29, when an apparent flat tire resulted in the auto traveling to the left, after which it struck a utility pole, police report.
There were no injuries. Police issued DeOliveira an infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane.
Toddy Hill Crash
At about 1:31 pm on September 29, motorist Sean Knowles, 34, of Waterbury, who was driving a 2019 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck southward near 128 Toddy Hill Road, drove off the right road shoulder and then struck a curbside residential mailbox and a utility pole, police said.
The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported Knowles to Danbury Hospital for a medical evaluation. The accident is under investigation.
During a paving project on Walnut Tree Hill Road, near the Walnut Tree Village condominium complex, at about 9:56 am on September 30, trucker Jose Hernandez, 53, East Hartford, who was driving a 2007 Kenworth truck which was being used in the paving project, backed up into a 2013 Range Rover Evoque SUV driven by Antoinette Ayala, 54, of Sandy Hook, police said.
There were no injuries. Hernandez received a written warning for unsafe backing.
Police said they are holding for safekeeping a Ryobi-brand lithium battery charger which was found about 10 am on September 30 at the Nettleton Land Preserve at 13 Castle Hill Road. The owner may contact police at the police station to claim the found item.
Toddy Hill Accident
Police said that at 10:23 am on September 30, motorist Rose Yu-Chin, 68, of Southbury, was driving a 2018 Subaru Outback station wagon southward on Toddy Hill Road, near Pilgrim Lane, when she stopped for traffic conditions, after which southbound motorist Hailey Latta, 19, of Southbury, who was driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra, struck the rear end of the Subaru.
The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the accident for possible injuries, but no one was transported. Latta received an infraction for following too closely.
Failure To Appear
Police said they responded to a reported verbal dispute occurring at about 2:44 pm on October 1 at the Stop & Shop supermarket at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street.
Police said that a man involved in that incident, George Kalu, 30, of Waterbury, had an outstanding warrant. They arrested Kalu on a charge of second-degree failure to appear in court. Kalu was released on $500 surety bail for a October 15 appearance in Norwalk Superior Court.
Police said motorist Holly Flammia, 36, of Waterbury had run out of gasoline on Church Hill Road about 11:30 pm on October 1.
Police said they responded to the scene and then learned that there was an outstanding warrant against Flammia. Thus, Newtown police charged Flammia with second-degree failure to appear in court. Police held Flammia on bail overnight, after which she appeared on October 2 in Connecticut Superior Court in Danbury on the charge.
Motorist Leighann Somley, 19, of Monroe, who was driving a 2004 Nissan Altima eastward on Berkshire Road, near its intersection with Toddy Hill Road, about 4:57 pm on October 3, stopped for traffic conditions, after which eastbound motorist Erin McPadden, 18, of Monroe, who was driving a 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle, struck the rear end of the Nissan, police said.
There were no injuries. McPadden received an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Church Hill Collision
Police said that at about 5:40 pm on October 3, motorist Sandra Arpi, 38, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2014 GMC Acadia SUV, exited a commercial driveway at 67 Church Hill Road and entered the street, striking a 2013 Hyundai Elantra driven by Michael Esposito, 46, of Shenorock, N.Y.
There were no injuries. Arpi received a written warning for following too closely.
Hyundai Hits Nissan
Amid wet conditions, about 6:35 pm on October 3, motorist Steve Wilkie, 55, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2017 Nissan Leaf auto eastward on Berkshire Road, near Wasserman Way, stopped in traffic, after which motorist Janet Brandolini, 58, of East Haven, who was driving a 2011 Hyundai Elantra eastward, attempted to stop, but slid on the wet pavement and struck the rear end of the Nissan, police said.
There were no injuries. Police issued Brandolini a written warning for following too closely.
Police said they arrested Katelyn Czyr, 23, of Redding, on a warrant at the police station at about 10:10 am on October 4. Police said they charged Czyr with evading responsibility and with failure to drive in the proper lane in connection with an accident that occurred about 5:49 am on August 31 near the intersection of Castle Hill Road and West Street.
After processing, police released Czyr on $500 bail for an October 17 court appearance.
Police said they conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry sedan driven by motorist Joseph Calafiore, 48, of Southington, on Edmond Road at about 9:35 pm on October 4.
After investigating, police charged Calafiore with making a restricted turn and with driving with a suspended license. Calafiore was released on $500 non-surety bail for an October 17 court appearance.
While driving a 2010 Nissan Altima sedan westward on Interstate 84, about 500 feet east of Exit 9, at about 8:30 am on October 5, a 29-year-old woman was sideswiped by a newer gray Honda Accord auto with Connecticut marker plates, state police said. There were no injuries.
The offending motorist then drove away from the scene. State police ask anyone with information on the incident to contact them at Troop A Barracks in Southbury at 203-267-2240.
Police report that at about 2:30 am on October 7, they performed a traffic stop on motorist Pascual Alfonzo Olgen Odilio, 32, of New Haven, near 70 Berkshire Road because they had observed erratic driving.
After investigating, police charged him with driving under the influence and failure to drive to the right. After processing, he was released on $500 bail for an October 22 court appearance.
Police report that at about 7:10 pm on October 7, on westbound Berkshire Road, at its intersection with Wasserman Way, motorist John Kovatch, 24, of Danbury, who was driving a 2005 Mazda RX-8 auto, struck the rear end of a 2014 Toyota Highlander SUV driven by Grant Miller, 55, of Sandy Hook.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Kovatch for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Police report they went to the Redding residence of Michael Paradise, 34, on the night of October 7 to serve warrants against him.
Police located Paradise at his home and charged him with four counts of second-degree failure to appear in court. Police held Paradise on $85,000 bail overnight for a court appearance the next day.