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Police Reports | September 5-9, 2018

Published: September 13, 2018 at 03:29 pm

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An excavator is seen in the woods and swampy area between I-84 East and Edmond Road around 11:45 am Sunday, September 9, removing vehicle debris approximately seven hours after a tractor-trailer driver reportedly fell asleep and drove his truck off the highway. Connecticut State Police report that Tony Anthony Buie, 55, of Natchez, Miss., was traveling east on the interstate around 4:20 am Sunday when he fell asleep. Buie was approximately three-tenths of a mile west of the Exit 10 off-ramp when his vehicle went over the right shoulder of the highway, colliding with wire rope guardrail before going off the road and rolling over. The driver was reportedly wearing a seat belt, but there was no airbag deployment in the 2019 Freightliner he was operating. Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder fire companies both responded to the scene. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported Buie to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Buie was issued an infraction for failure to maintain a proper lane. A Danbury Hospital spokesperson confirmed on September 13 that Buie had been treated and released. (Bee Photo, Hicks)

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Heavy duty wreckers and other equipment from Modzelewski’s Towing in Danbury responded to the scene of the September 9 tractor-trailer crash. The rear of the wrecked cab is visible near the center of this frame, to the right of the bulldozer. Due to the extent of the cleanup efforts, eastbound traffic had heavy delays for hours. The roadway was occasionally closed while cleanup continued. DOT crews assisted with traffic. Wreckers fully cleared from the scene around 2 pm Sunday, according to a representative from Modzelewski’s Towing. (Bee Photo, Hicks)

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Newtown Police responded along with Hook & Ladder and ambulance corps volunteers after a 2001 Acura 3.2CL police say was traveling northbound on Hanover Road left the roadway just past Silver City Road, flipped, and landed in an adjacent treeline. The crash occurred at approximately 8:45 am on Monday, September 10. The Acura’s operator, Darin Powell, 25, of New Milford was out of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived. Police said a second vehicle, a 2014 Subaru Legacy being operated by Sarah Minto, 30, of Scenic View Road, Newtown was also involved. The road was temporarily closed as a result of the crash, and police are investigating. (Bee Photo, Voket)

Highway Sideswipe

State Police responded to the area of Exit 10 on eastbound Interstate 84 at about 2:24 pm on September 9 following a reported minor collision. Upon locating the vehicles involved, troopers report that Edieth Montalvo, 75, of Newington was operating a 2016 Hyundai Tucson in the left lane when she initiated a lane change and struck a 2003 BMW 325xi being operated by Manuel Jesus Ayavaca-Rumipulla, 60, of Danbury, on its left side. Montalvo was issued a verbal warning for making an unsafe lane change.

Bumper To Bumper

Police responded to a reported crash near the intersection of Old Bethel and Mount Pleasant Roads at 11:30 am on September 8. Upon investigation, it was reported that Leo O’Sullivan, 78, of Sturges Road, was operating a 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup westbound on Old Bethel Road when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck the front of an oncoming eastbound 1998 BMW 318TI being operated by Michael Summers, 48, of Bethel. Police say both vehicles were damaged to the extent they had to be towed. O’Sullivan, who reportedly had a slight injury but declined medical attention, received an infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane.

Two Jeeps Stolen

On September 7, Newtown Police reported the theft of two similar vehicles. At about 7:33 am that day, an Old Bethel Road resident notified police that a Jeep Grand Cherokee was taken from their residence. Then, at about 9:25 am, a Currituck Road resident reported the theft of a Jeep Grand Cherokee as well. In both cases, owners stated the keys were left inside the vehicles. Both Jeeps were traced by GPS and located in Hartford, according to police. The cases are currently under investigation.

Mazda Vs Audi

At 11:47 am on September 6, police were dispatched to a minor traffic collision near the intersection of Washington and Crestwood Avenues. Upon investigation, police say Evan Ilman Song, 17, of Sandy Hook was operating a 2017 Mazda Cx-5 northbound on Washington Avenue directly behind a 2012 Audi A4 being operated by Easton Cole Ricks, 17, of Newtown, when the Audi slowed for traffic and was hit from behind. No injuries were immediately reported, and police issued Song a verbal warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.

Verbal Warning

Newtown Police were called to the area of 189 South Main Street at 8:03 am on September 5 following a reported minor collision. Upon investigation, it was reported that Cynthia Wilson, 37, of Terryville was operating a 2008 Suzuki Sx4 southbound and had stopped to turn left, when she was struck from behind by a 2004 Audi A4 being operated by Arnold DiGregorio, 71, of Brookfield. Police say the left front bumper of the Audi contacted the right rear bumper of the Suzuki causing minor damage. No injuries were immediately reported and DiGregorio was issued a verbal warning for following too closely.

Vehicles Towed

Two vehicles involved in a collision at the intersection of Church Hill and Edmond Roads at 11:54 am on September 5 were damaged to the extent they had to be towed. According to police, Robert Emmons, 58, of Wrightstown, N.J., was operating a 2015 Mercedes GLA250 and was attempting to turn left into the parking lot at 66 Church Hill Road from the westbound lane. Emmons was reportedly waved by a driver in stopped traffic and collided with an eastbound 2009 Pontiac Vibe being operated in the eastbound right turn lane by Julio Cesar Peraro, 30, of New Milford. The force of the collision forced the Pontiac onto a parking lot island. Both vehicles sustained front end damage, but no injuries were immediately reported. Emmons was issued a written warning for failure to grant the right of way at a private driveway.

 

 

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