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Police Reports | November 17-November 30, 2021

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Hit Parked Car

Newtown Police report Aaron Carlson, 46, of Newtown, operating a 2021 Jeep Wrangler, was parked next to Damian Buccieri, 17, of Newtown, in the parking lot of 12 Berkshire Road at 11:37 am November 17. As Carlson’s vehicle pulled out from the parked position, the driver’s side swiped the passenger side of Buccieri’s vehicle. Carlson was not parked in a designated parking space, but there were no indications or markings stating “no parking.” Buccieri’s vehicle was in a designated parking space.

Carlson stated as he pulled away from the spot he was paying attention to the traffic that was driving through the parking lot and did not see he was about to hit Buccieri’s vehicle. Buccieri was sitting in his vehicle but was not in motion at the time.

Minor damage was observed to both vehicles.

No injuries were reported.

Car Strikes Pole, Rolls Onto Side

Newtown Police report Kayla Ondy, 17, of Newtown, operating a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling northbound on South Main Street passing Pecks Lane at 7 am November 19. Ondy’s vehicle exited the northbound shoulder of the roadway and struck a utility pole, causing the vehicle to overturn and reenter the northbound lane of travel. The vehicle then came to a stop on its side facing southbound in the northbound lane.

No injuries were reported. Ondy’s vehicle was towed from the scene due to disabling damage.

Ondy was issued an infraction for making a restricted turn.

Fender Bender While Parking

Newtown Police report Hana Kodzodziku, 17, of Newtown, operating a 2015 BMW 320I XDrive, was traveling southbound in the parking lot of 5 Queen Street and attempted to make a left turn into a parking spot at 8:05 pm November 22. The passenger front side of Kodzozziku’s vehicle struck the driver’s side rear of a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic owned by Maryann Garcia of New Milford, which was parked in a parking space facing eastbound.

No injuries were reported.

No enforcement action was taken.

Hit Stopped Car

Newtown Police report Luke Sansonetti, 20, of Sandy Hook, operating a 2010 Toyota Camry, was traveling southbound on Main Street at 3:48 pm November 23 behind a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport P5 operated by Eric Rothstein, 56, of Stratford. Rothstein’s vehicle was stopped for traffic, and the front bumper of Sansonetti’s vehicle struck the back bumper of Rothstein’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Sansonetti was given a verbal warning for following too closely.

Rear-Ended Car

Newtown Police report Ian Sood, 18, of Southbury, operating a 2016 Mazda 6 Sport, was traveling southbound on Main Street at 7:02 pm November 23, behind a 2008 Subaru Legacy operated by Joshua McIam, 34, of West Springfield, Mass. Sood’s vehicle rear ended McIam’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Collision In Parking Lot

Newtown Police report Paulo Silva, 57, of Shelton, operating a 2015 Nissan Rogue, was backing westbound out of a parking space at Tractor Supply Company, on South Main Street, at 3:47 pm November 24. Douglas Luessenhop, 60, of Sandy Hook, operating a 2017 Ford F150 Super Cab, was traveling northbound through the parking lot towards the exit. The passenger rear of Silva’s vehicle struck the passenger front of Luessenhop’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

No enforcement was taken.

Following Too Closely

Newtown Police report Joseph Gureckis, 31, of Sandy Hook, operating a 2000 Saturn LS, was traveling southbound on Mount Pleasant Road at 5:43 pm November 24, behind a 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth operated by Justin Gomes, 24, of Norwalk. The Fiat stopped due to traffic, and Gureckis’s vehicle did not stop in time, causing the front bumper of his vehicle to strike the driver side rear of Gomes’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported. Gomes’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

Gureckis was issued a verbal warning for following too closely resulting in an accident.

Breach Of Peace

Newtown Police report Amanda Stewart, 32, of Newtown, was arrested at 10 am November 25 on the charge of second-degree breach of peace. She was released with no court date given.

Ran Over Curb

Esdras Josias, 47, of Danbury, operating a 2003 Honda Pilot EXL, was pulling into a parking spot at Carraluzzi’s Newtown Market, 5 Queen Street, at 2:55 pm November 26. While pulling into the spot, Josias’s vehicle drove over a section of curb located at the end of the parking spot. Josias’s vehicle became lodged on top of the curbing and needed to be pulled off by Modzelewski’s. The vehicle was not towed from the scene.

There was possible undercarriage damage to the Pilot. The section of curbing was damaged and moved from its original position.

No injuries were reported.

Accident Going To Diner

Newtown Police report Christopher Johnson, 33, of Bethel, operating a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, was traveling westbound on Church Hill Road at 5:53 pm November 26. Ralph Palmieri, 41, of Norristown, Pa., was traveling eastbound on Church Hill Road in the right turn only lane. Johnson’s vehicle was making a left turn towards Blue Colony Diner, 69 Church Hill Road, and when he crossed the eastbound straight lane and started to enter the eastbound right turn only lane, the right front section of his vehicle made contact with the left front section of Palmieri’s vehicle. At the time of the accident, Palmieri’s vehicle was in its proper lane and had right-of-way.

No injuries were reported.

Johnson was issued a written warning for making a restricted turn.

Verbal Warning

Newtown Police report Ryan Verdi, 17, of Newtown, operating a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe K1, was traveling southbound on South Main Street at 11:13 am November 27. Jennifer Clark, 47, of Monroe, operating a 2015 Honda CR-V EX, was traveling southbound on South Main Street and stopped in traffic at the intersection of Mile Hill Road. Verdi stopped directly behind Clark’s vehicle, partially blocking the intersection of Country Club Road.

A third vehicle traveling northbound on South Main Street was attempting to turn left onto Country Club Road. Verdi moved his vehicle forward to make way for the third vehicle to turn, and the front end of his vehicle made contact with the rear end of Clark’s vehicle.

No damage was observed. No injuries were reported.

Verdi was given a verbal warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.

Charged With Driving Under The Influence

Newtown Police report Carlos Lopes Taganhe, 28, of Brookfield, was arrested at 9:03 pm November 28 on the charges of illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to drive in the proper lane. He was released on a promise to appear with a court date of December 14.

Accident In Intersection

Newtown Police report Ronald Bridge, 64, of Bethlehem, operating a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado K2500hd, was traveling eastbound on Poverty Hill Road and came to a stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Hattertown Road at 6:43 pm November 29.

Margeret Dimmick, 72, of Newtown, operating a 2014 Mercedez-Benz E3504m AWD, was traveling southbound on Hattertown Road and came to a stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Poverty Hill Road.

Dimmick’s vehicle was in the process of going straight through the intersection when Bridge’s vehicle entered the intersection and the left front section of his vehicle made contact with the right rear section of Dimmick’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Bridge was issued a written warning for failure to grant right of way at a stop sign.

Entered Road Too Soon

Newtown Police report Jessica Quesenberry, 17, of Sandy Hook, operating a 2018 Subaru Forester, was traveling westbound on Pearl Street at the posted intersection of Washington Avenue at 8:42 am November 30. Camryn Cicarelli, 22, of Sandy Hook, operating a 2009 Toyota Highland, was traveling southbound on Washington Avenue and turning east onto Pearl Street.

Quesenberry attempted to turn south onto Washington Avenue and the front left corner of her vehicle hit the left rear side of Cicarelli’s vehicle. There was minor damage to both vehicles.

No injuries were reported.

Quesenberry was given a verbal warning for failure to obey a stop sign.

Three Vehicle Collision

Newtown Police report a three vehicle collision occurred on South Main Street in the area of Bear’s Hill Road around 2 pm Tuesday, November 30.

The involved vehicles were a 2005 Honda CR-V EX driven by Cheryl Barnaby, 66, of Woodbury; a 2013 Nissan Rogue driven by Elizabeth Ramos, 40, of Monroe; and a 2004 Ford F250 Superduty driven by Charles Busser, 63, of Newtown.

Barnaby was transported to Danbury Hospital for unknown injuries.

The accident is under investigation.

Motorcyclist Killed

Connecticut State Police report David Mahoney, 68, of Sandy Hook, operating a 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTF/I, was traveling south on South Street in Roxbury at 3:33 pm September 19. Jazmin Lee Pereira, 25, of Naugatuck, operating a 2020 Toyota Sienna, was traveling north on South Street in the same area.

Pereira’s vehicle crossed over into Mahoney’s lane and caused Mahoney’s vehicle to hit the wire rope guardrail on the right shoulder. Mahoney’s vehicle continued off the roadway and came to rest behind the guardrail. Pereira’s vehicle continued across the opposite travel lane and came to rest in the wood line against a small tree.

Mahoney sustained fatal injuries.

No charges were listed in the CSP report.

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