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Police Reports | September 25-October 27, 2020



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Failure To Maintain Lane

Derek Coulson, 34, of Monroe, was operating a 2019 Ram 1500 traveling east on Sugar Street around 1:28 pm, September 25, when he failed to maintain the lane and drove off the roadway. The truck struck an embankment before coming to rest.

The air bag curtain deployed as a result. Coulson, who was wearing a seat belt, did not report any injuries.

He was given a verbal warning for failure to drive in the proper lane.

Evading After Destroying Property

During the morning hours of October 16, a vehicle collided with a stone wall on Berkshire Road in the area of Misty Vale Deli.

The vehicle had been traveling west, and went off the east shoulder of the road, striking and doing significant damage to the wall. Nearby landscaping was also damaged by debris and tires.

Debris at the scene showed the vehicle was light gray in color; police believe it was a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

The vehicle will have significant damage to the driver’s side headlamp, marker lamps, bumper, and driver’s side quarter panel. The vehicle also had pre-existing damage and rust to the driver’s side front quarter panel.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Schoen at Newtown Police Department, 203-426-5841.

Berkshire Road Crash

A single-vehicle accident during the early hours of October 23 sent the passenger of the vehicle to the hospital for suspected serious injuries.

Newtown police were dispatched to the area of 98 Berkshire Road at 12:33 am following a report of an accident. Following a brief investigation it was determined that a 1995 Honda Civic EX being operated by Weston J. Cumber, 29, of Edmondton, Alberta, Canada, had been traveling east on Berkshire at the time of the accident.

While negotiating a left curve in the roadway, the Honda crossed the center line, went off the western side of the road, and struck a tree stump on the westbound shoulder before coming to rest.

Cumber and a passenger, Demetrios Marketos, 24, of Fairfield, the registered owner of the vehicle, were both wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Marketos was transported to the hospital by Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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

Cumber was issued an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions and failure to keep right on a curve.

The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

Four-Warrant Arrest

Newtown police arrested Sean Knowles, 35, of Torrington, on October 25 for an outstanding arrest warrant.

Knowles was issued a misdemeanor summons with an appearance of November 10 at Danbury Superior Court for illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, failure to drive in a proper lane, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle without minimal insurance.

He was released on a cash bond.

Failure To Appear

Newtown police arrested Amanda Mackenzie of Brookfield, 38, on October 27 after Mackenzie turned herself in at the police department upon learning of an active warrant for her arrest stemming from an incident earlier this year.

Mackenzie was charged with one count of failure to appear-second degree. She was released after posting a $1,500 bond.

She is scheduled to appear at Danbury Court on November 10.

Police reports covering Newtown, Conn., for the period of September 25-October 27, 2020.
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