Police: Berkshire Road Home Found Filled with Jugs of Urine

Police say the jars were found during a check on the home after a report of suspicious activity.


Police say they found a strange discovery after responding to a report of suspicious activity at a Berkshire Road home on April 25.

According to reports, local police were referred to the house by an anonymous tip originally sent to Connecticut State Police. When they arrived at the house, police say no one answered the door and police found a back door broken down. They say they went inside the building to check for criminal activity or anyone who might need help. While checking the house, they found "numerous opaque jugs of brownish liquid," according to reports.

Police called the Statewide Narcotics Taskforce, according to reports, who responded along with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Clean Harbors. After an investigation, police say the brownish liquid was identified as urine.

A man was questioned by DEEP officials, but not arrested, in connection with the 300 gallons of urine, according to the Danbury News-Times.

According to police, the incident has been referred to the Newtown Building Department, Health Department and Fire Marshal's Office for possible further action.

NewtownPatchster April 29, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Hopefully the culprits were not eating asparagus.
Mountie April 30, 2013 at 01:06 AM
I think when they initially questioned the man they said, "Urine trouble mister!"
Jessica April 30, 2013 at 07:22 PM
@NewtownPatchster...I laughed so loud I scared the dog. Lol.
Rosie O'Grady April 30, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Perhaps just another right wing Prepper..
G April 30, 2013 at 11:32 PM
How does one fix a "back door broken day"?
Sam Mihailoff May 01, 2013 at 03:49 AM
he was just taking advantage of the fire suppression discount on his home owners insurance policy...he installed a "tinkler system"
Mr D. May 01, 2013 at 06:44 PM
It's an alternative lifestyle...
andrea colelli May 01, 2013 at 11:07 PM
is this an example of "waste not, want not?"
Big Boy May 04, 2013 at 10:16 AM
If its yellow, let it mellow. If its brown, flush it down.
enid lipeles May 04, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Maybe he was going for a urine test the next day?
ER May 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM
ronmelancon May 04, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Wow. That is a lot of pee!!!! Maybe he is a collector? Or the pee is used to give to people who want to pass a drug test
Bill May 04, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Did the police even have warrant? Or did they just rely on a competely anonymous call as their evidence of purported criminality. Other than very weird, what is the crime here?
chicken man May 04, 2013 at 03:21 PM
They used to brush their teeth in the day with urine, makes them pearly white. Bet ya he has white teeth n saved on toothpaste!
Craig Zac May 06, 2013 at 12:52 PM
So what was the "Suspicious Activity" that the Police were actually called in for? Peeing into a jug? I don't believe there are any laws against peeing into a jug. Maybe he's just one of those Liberal tree hugging whack jobs who's "Protecting" the earth by not peeing into the toilet and flushing it into some river?
Oxford Girl May 06, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Yes, someone called in something looking suspicious - remember if you see something say something? Back door was crashed open and that gave them cause to check - no one said it was a crime and he was not arrested.
Oxford Girl May 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM
You made me laugh out loud.
Tom Adamski May 07, 2013 at 11:35 PM
You have a problem with protecting the environment? You want to go back to rivers that catch fire, and smog so thick you could rarely see Long Island from the CT shore, and the respiratory illness that goes along with that?
Jim K May 08, 2013 at 01:57 AM
What was his crime? Saving urine is a crime? When cops saw no one was home they needed to report his jugs of urine why? Why were they searching shelves? Who was trespassing in his back yard to notice the broken door? Or was it a concerned neighbor (So terribly concerned that they didn't know him well enough to know he saved his urine)? What was the suspicious activity that the "Anonymous Tipster called in?" Still much more to the story...
Teacher May 08, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Clearly you do not live in Newtown. This is an abandoned, rundown house on a main road. It's been a disgrace and an eyesore for at least 8 years (when I moved here). If I were a neighbor, I most certainly would have called if I saw the backdoor smashed in! Nobody has "lived" in that house in years. If someone were living there, then that person was a squatter, and that's clearly illegal.
Jim K May 08, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Thank you "TEACHER" for the update that the home was abandoned, Once again incomplete information is reported. As far as the home being a disgrace, I do not know the owners financial situation, state of health or circumstances that lead to the home becoming an alleged eyesore to the neighborhood. As far as abandoned goes I believe the report stated that a Man was questioned by DEEP officials, but not arrested. Was this Man the owner of the abandoned property?


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