Police Reports | November 12-22, 2019
Sandy Hook Crash
About 4:05 pm on November 22, on eastbound Berkshire Road, near Pole Bridge Road, motorist Nazzarene Belbusti, 26, of West Haven, who was driving a 2014 Nissan Altima sedan, hit the rear end of an eastbound 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV driven by Sophie Masur, 28, of Milford, police said.
The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported Belbusti to Bridgeport Hospital for a medical evaluation. Belbusti received an infraction for following too closely.
SUV Vs SUV
At about 4:40 pm on November 22, on westbound Berkshire Road, near Pole Bridge Road, motorist Thea Elliott, 38, of New Milford, who was driving a 2015 Audi Q-5 SUV, slowed for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by a 2018 Nissan Rogue SUV driven by Virginia Hepp, 17, of Sandy Hook, police report. Police verbally warned Hepp for following too closely.
Honda Hits Mazda
Police report that on November 22, on Church Hill Road, near Queen Street, motorist Erica Palmieri, 16, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2009 Honda Civic, struck the rear end of a 2015 Mazda CX-5 SUV driven by Jennie Sprung, 23, of Newtown.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Palmieri for failure to grant the right of way.
Police report a two-vehicle accident at the Main Street flagpole intersection about 1:58 pm on November 20.
Motorist Nicholas Tiffany, 31, of Bethel, who was driving a 2014 GMC Terrain SUV southward on Main Street, came to a stop and was waiting to make a left turn onto eastbound Church Hill Road, when southbound motorist Tamara Ferrara, 37, of Brookfield, who was driving a 2014 Audi A-5 auto, struck the rear end of the GMC.
There were no injuries. Ferrara received a written warning for traveling an unreasonable distance apart.
Police received a call at 3:33 am on November 18, reporting that a motor vehicle accident had occurred at 43 Bradley Lane in Sandy Hook.
Police said an unknown vehicle had been traveling eastward on Bradley Lane, after which it entered the driveway at 43 Bradley Lane and struck a lightpost. The vehicle then left the scene before police arrived.
The complainant told police the incident had occurred at about 3:15 am. The person was not able to provide a description of the vehicle. Based on evidence, police expect the vehicle was a truck or a SUV. Police ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact investigating Officer William Crone at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.
Police report at two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Sugar Street and Main Street about 9:51 am on November 16.
In that incident, motorist Harrison Farah, 18, of Newtown, who was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry sedan, struck the rear end of a 2017 Mazda CX-3 SUV driven by Michelle Crumb, 42, of Newtown, according to police.
There were no injuries. Police verbally warned Farah for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Police report that a school bus full of students was involved in a minor collision on Pine Tree Hill Road about 8:31 am on November 15. There were no injuries.
Police said a 2007 Mitsubishi FE-85-D large truck driven by Brian Dorsey, 41, of Newtown, and a 2019 Blue Bird school bus, which was driven by Thomas Gudz, 65, of Newtown, were approaching each other on Pine Tree Hill Road, about 1,000 feet south of its intersection with Meadow Brook Road. The two vehicles’ left exterior rear-view mirrors then made contact with each other.
Police took no enforcement action. The bus is owned by All-Star Transportation.
Jeep Vs GMC
At about 3:35 pm on November 15, motorist Jennifer Rogers, 41, of Sandy Hook, was driving a 2015 GMC Acadia SUV eastward on Pearl Street, police said. Rogers attempted to drive around an unoccupied noncontact vehicle, which was parked on the right side of the road, but then stopped when she saw a westbound vehicle approaching her.
Eastbound motorist Melissa Galhardi Garcia, 16, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2015 Jeep Renegade SUV, was unable to stop and then struck the rear end of the GMC, police said. There were no injuries. Galhardi Garcia received a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
Car Vs Pole
Police said motorist Geoffrey Beaumont, 63, of Monroe, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Elantra auto southward on Orchard Hill Road, near Monitor Hill Road, about 2:06 pm on November 12, when he took his eyes off the roadway to tune the auto’s radio and then struck a utility pole.
There were no injuries. Police issued Beaumont an infraction for making a restricted turn and for distracted driving not involving a handheld device.