WOODBURY — Two people were arrested on an active warrant on March 11 for an incident dating back to November 24, 2019, on Fox Road and processed at Troop L.
According to police, the two, Gregory M. Gabriele, 49, 52 Sunset Ave., Watertown, and Michelle L. Lyons, 42, 32 Whittier Ave., Waterbury, were charged with burglary in the third degree, conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief in the third degree, larceny in the fourth degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the fourth degree.
Each was held on a $10,000 bond with a court date of March 12.
WOODBURY – A three-vehicle accident on March 2 at about 5 p.m. did not result in any injuries.
According to police reports, two vehicles, a Nissan Pathfinder and a Honda Odyssey, were stopped at a traffic light southbound on Route 6 at its intersection with Middle Quarter Road, when a third vehicle, a Kia Soul, driven by Hayden Thomas Savoia, of 7 River Run Rd., Newtown, also southbound and traveling behind the other two, failed to stop.
The Kia hit the Honda, driven by Ashley A. Cannella, 19 Washington Ave., Sandy Hook, pushing it into the Nissan, driven by Michael G. Szumigala, 22 Long Meadow Rd., Bethlehem.
Mr. Savoia was issued an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.
WOODBURY – A two-vehicle accident on Main Street North at Memorial Way at 9 a.m. March 4 resulted in injuries to one of the drivers.
According to police reports, the two vehicles were northbound on Main Street North when the driver of the first car, Emily Hunt, 40 Joshua Hill Rd., stopped to make a left turn onto Memorial Way.
The driver of the second car, Athena Peterson, 49 Harrison La., Bethlehem, failed to stop behind her.
Ms. Peterson complained of injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. Neither Ms. Hunt nor her passenger, an infant, were injured.
Ms. Peterson was issued infractions for following too closely and for distracted driving.
WOODBURY – A two-vehicle accident on Main Street North, near Flanders Road, at 2 p.m. March 7 did not result in injuries to either driver or passenger.
According to police reports, a VW Passat, driven by Nathan Peck, 33 Bethlehem Rd., traveling north, slowed up to pull right onto the shoulder.
A second vehicle, driven by Rocky Kimbal, 151 Porter St., Watertown, failed to stop and the driver was issued a verbal warning for failure to follow a reasonable distance apart.
WOODBURY – A Danbury man, Rodney Stevenson, 46, 12 Bank St., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the second degree and threatening in the second degree on March 9.
According to police, Mr. Stevenson got into a verbal argument with an ex-girlfriend via text messages, making threats to both her and her current boyfriend.
He was held on $2,500 bond for a March 10 court date.
SOUTHBURY — According to police, Eric Matthew Tolin, 80 Beecher Dr., was driving on Bucks Hil Road on March 7, ran off the road to the right, striking a mailbox and a utility pole.
Heavy damage to the front end of the vehicle was reported and it was towed from the scene. Mr. Tolin was taken to Danbury Hospital.
He was issued a verbal warning for failure to maintain a lane.
SOUTHBURY — Police report that Irene Masclo, 452 Heritage Rd., had parked her Mercedes Benz at Southbury Plaza, 100 Main Street North.
When she returned, in approximately one hour, she found that an unknown vehicle, possibly a red pickup, based upon the evidence, had struck the Benz and left the scene.
The vehicle had sustained minor damage. No injuries had been reported.
NEWTOWN — Police said they traveled to Waterbury in order to take custody of Miguel Patrick Blanchette, 4 Westwood Ter., Danbury, at 1:40 p.m. March 11 in response to an outstanding warrant for Mr. Blanchette’s arrest.
The warrant stemmed from an incident alleging that he attempted to steal items from a grocery store in 2019.
Police report there was another warrant for his arrest out of Ansonia.
Newtown Police charged Mr. Blanchette with sixth-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny and assigned a court date of March 25.
They also charged him with second-degree failure to appear regarding the Ansonia warrant, with a court date of March 26.
Police released Mr. Blanchette after he posted a $500 bond.
NEWTOWN — Police report they received a call from a female stating she was almost struck at 1:26 p.m. March 10 at 5 Queen St.
She told police that she was walking out of the grocery store when a vehicle she described as a Subaru drove erratically but she was able to move out of its path.
The operator exited the vehicle to ask the complainant if she was okay before leaving the parking lot and heading south.
The operator was described as a white female in her 50s with dyed bright red hair, appearing to be in an altered state.
NEWTOWN — According to police, Marcos G. Gonzalez, 435 Rahway Ave., Elizabeth, N.J., was northbound at 6:09 a.m. March 6 on Botsford Hill Road.
As the vehicle moved under the railroad bridge, it became stuck.
Police said the box truck sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.
Housatonic Railroad Company reported no new damage to the bridge.
Police issued Mr. Gonzalez an infraction for operating a motor vehicle under a bridge when the vehicle exceeds posted clearance height.
NEWTOWN — Police said Ryan James Tani, 1 Evergreen Rd., Sandy Hook, was southbound at 6:49 a.m. March 3 on South Main Street.
Theresa Ann Vitacco, 165 Driftwood Ln., Trumbull, was northbound and crossed the double yellow lines.
The vehicles collided.
No injuries were reported on scene.
Police issued an infraction to Ms. Vitacco for failure to drive right.
NEWTOWN — Police report Justine Elizabeth Fairbairn, 83 Jason Ave., Watertown, was northbound at 11:20 a.m. March 6 on Main Street, following Daniel Rodriguez, 71 Aiken St., Norwalk.
While Mr. Rodriguez was stopped in traffic, Ms. Fairbain’s vehicle struck the rear of Mr. Rodriguez’ vehicle.
Police issued a written warning to Ms. Fairbain for following too closely.
NEWTOWN — According to police, Maurizio Emilio Defina, 164 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, was northbound at 4:15 p.m. March 8 on Hawleyville Road.
As he attempted to negotiate a curve, his vehicle continued straight before leaving the road and striking a metal support guide rail, dislodging five support posts.
Then, the vehicle struck a utility pole.
Newtown Ambulance transported Mr. Defina to the hospital and police issued him a verbal warning for failure to drive right.
NEWTOWN — Police said John Charles Ferris, 23 Sparrow Cir., White Plains, was westbound at 12:54 p.m. March 2 on Church Hill Road.
As he stopped in the left turn only lane, John F. Chion, 10 Cobblers Mill Rd., Sandy Hook, was eastbound in the right turn only lane.
A non-contact vehicle was also eastbound in the straight travel lane and stopped to allow Mr. Ferris to turn into the driveway of the Blue Colony Diner.
As he was turning, his vehicle made contact with Mr. Chion’s vehicle.
No injuries were reported on scene.
Police issued Mr. Ferris a verbal warning for making a restricted turn.