Police Reports | July 3-10, 2018

Published: July 12, 2018 at 12:00 am


DUI Arrest

Police said they received a complaint that there was a motorist driving erratically near the intersection of Trades Lane and Wasserman Way about 12:34 pm on July 10.

After finding the vehicle in question, police stopped it near 3 Main Street and investigated, charging motorist Nancy Nisberg, 54, of Danbury, with driving under the influence. Following processing, police released Nisberg on $500 bail for a July 26 court appearance.


Property Damaged

Police report that on July 10, they served arrest warrants against Anna Colavito, 35, of Danbury, and Nicholas Colavito, 41, of Brookfield, in connection with past incidents.

Police charged Anna Colavito with two counts of first-degree criminal damage to property and arrested Nicholas Colavito on one count of the same offense.

The charges stem from the couple's allegedly damaging a residence in which they were tenants. Both people are scheduled to appear in court on July 24.


Violent Incident

Police arrested Stephen Prorock, 31, of Newtown, on a warrant on July 9, charging him with assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree threatening. Police said the charges stem from an incident that occurred at a Berkshire Road residence on October 24, 2107.

After arrest processing, police released Prorock on $1,500 bail for a July 10 court appearance. Prorock did not enter pleas at his arraignment. He is scheduled to return to court on August 14.


Highway Crash

State police report that at about 3:54 pm on July 8, while he was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala sedan westward on Interstate 84, motorist Joseph Tyrian, 71, of Oxford, lost control of the Chevrolet and then struck the rear end of a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-300 SUV driven by Anna Agathis, 19, of Bedminster, N.J.

There were no injuries. Enforcement information was not available.


Breach Of Peace

Police report they charged Elaine Grunert, 84, of Newtown, on a warrant on July 6, lodging one count of second-degree breach of peace. Police allege that Grunert was involved in a physical altercation on June 9.

Police investigated the incident, after which they obtained a court warrant for the arrest. Grunert was released for a July 19 court appearance.


Sedan Hits Pole

At about 2:12 am on July 5, motorist Travis Barrie, 23, of Bridgeport, was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry sedan southward on Hattertown Road and then drove off the road at its intersection with Castle Meadow Road, after which the Toyota struck a utility pole, police said.

Barrie, who was not injured, was checked at the scene by Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Police issued Barrie an infraction for using a handheld electronic device while driving and for failure to drive to the right.


Double Accident

Police report that at about 8:46 am on July 5, motorist Christine Klauck, 61, of Brookfield, was driving a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta sedan southward on Hawleyville Road, as motorist Elisa Cutting, 60, of Bethel, was driving a 2006 Honda CR-V SUV northward there.

The Volkswagen then attempted to make a left turn to enter westbound Interstate 84's Exit 9 on-ramp, resulting in the two vehicles colliding, police said. Both Klauck and Cutting were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, police said. Klauck received an infraction for failure to grant the right of way.

Then at about 9:21 am, motorist Philip Pecher, 68, of Wallingford, was driving a 2012 Toyota RAV-4 SUV, hauling a boat on a boat trailer, on westbound I-84's Exit 9 off-ramp, police said. Pecher then made a right turn to head northward on Hawleyville Road, but the boat trailer that he was hauling struck a parked, unoccupied Hawleyville fire truck, which was positioned there in response to the earlier accident.

The impact slightly damaged both Pecher's trailer and the town-owned fire truck. Police verbally warned Pecher for making an improper turn.


Berkshire Crash

Police report a two-vehicle accident on Berkshire Road near its intersection with Wasserman Way about 3:42 pm on July 3.

In that accident, westbound motorist Lena Ghossaini, 30, of Danbury, who was driving a 2015 Honda CR-V SUV, was struck from behind by westbound motorist Chelsea Ferris, 25, of Sandy Hook, who was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, police said. There were no injuries.

Police issued Ferris an infraction for following too closely, failure to carry an automotive insurance identification card, possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also, police report they issued Ghossaini an infraction for driving an unregistered vehicle.


Evading Responsibility

Police report that a two-vehicle accident occurred about 5:12 pm on July 3 on a sharp curve on Walnut Tree Hill Road, near its intersection with Patriot Ridge Road.

A Subaru Impreza driven by an unknown person crossed the road's center line and struck a 2011 Ford Taurus sedan driven by a local man, and then drove away. The Ford's driver was not injured.

Police said the gray Subaru likely was between a 2008 and 2014 model-year Impreza, bearing a Connecticut marker plate. The Subaru likely would have damage to its driver's side and possibly have some red paint marks on it that transferred to it from the Ford. Police are investigating.


SUV vs Pickup

State police report that at about 5:14 pm on July 3, motorist Samuel Burton, 27, of Middlebury, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck eastward on Interstate 84, near Exit 10, stopped for traffic conditions and was struck from behind by a 2016 Nissan Rogue SUV driven by Nancy Coviello, 43, of Southbury. Burton reported pain but refused medical treatment. Enforcement information was not available.

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