Police Blotter, April 16 - 22

Police issue news release on DUI arrests, larceny and other incidents.

Cherry Street: A Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Kevin Stoyak, 37, of 2 Buttonball Drive, struck a deer, which ran out into Cherry Street at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Church Hill Road: A Jeep Wrangler, operated by Antonio Dispensa, 32, of 24 Birchwood Drive, New Milford, rear-ended a Ford Focus, operated by Dennis Casey, 57, of 2 Stonington court, Middlebury, 5:48 p.m., Friday by 57 Church Hill Road, police said. Dispensa was issued a verbal warning for following too closely, police said. No one was injured.

Dodgingtown Road: Angelo Damato, 39, of 36 Winton Farm Road was charged with driving under the influence after drifting off the roadway at about 1 a.m., Wednesday, striking the mailbox at 21 Dodgingtown Road and eventually stopping on the front lawn, police said. He failed field sobriety tests, police said. He was additional issued a summons for restricted turn and released on $100 bond. He is to appear April 29 at state Superior Court in Danbury.

Great Hill Road: A Subaru driven by Matthew Garbarino, Castle Hill Road, was traveling south by 36 Great Hill Road when it veered right and struck a utility pole, police said. Garbarino said a deer had run in front of his car, police said. He issued an infraction for operating an unregistered motor vehicle and a verbal warning for restricted turns.

Main Street (Booth Library): A Brooklyn woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with stealing a purse from the Booth Library and then using the credit cards, police said. Deish Bennett, 25, of 264 Linden Blvd., was charged with third-degree burglary, three counts of illegal use of a credit card, three counts of credit card theft, two counts of sixth-degree criminal attempt at larceny, three counts of conspiracy to commit credit theft, three counts of conspiracy for illegal use of credit card, third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, police said. Bennett, who was already in custody at the time of her arrest, had her bail set at $10,000, police said.

Mount Pleasant Road: A Ford Escape sport utility vehicle, driven by Stephen G. Wilson, 2 Canfield Drive, Shelton, struck a deer at about 11:15 p.m., Wednesday on Mount Pleasant Road, police said. No injuries were noted in the news release. The SUV had to be towed, police said.

Route 34: A Toyota pickup driven by Heath Cunningham, 36, of 204 Westfield Ave., Ansonia, rear-ended a Ford pickup, driven by Raymond Corbo, 38, of 9 Johnson Ave., on Route 34 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. No one was injured and Cunningham was issued an infraction for following too closely, police said.

South Main Street: A Newtown woman was charged with driving under the influence after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident at about 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at the intersection of South Main Street and Meadowbrook Road, police said. Paula Eileen King, 47, of 23 Surrey Trail, was traveling north on South Main Street and turning left onto Meadowbrook Road when her vehicle and another one traveling south collided, police said.  King also was charged with failure to grant right of way and released on a $100 bond. She is to appear May 4 in state Superior Court in Danbury.

South Main Street: A Ford driven by Steven Osmolik, 19, of South Main Street, rear-ended an Oldsmobile driven by Marie Papp, 84, of Winton Farm Road, at about 9:15 a.m., Friday near 259 S. Main St., police said. Osmolik was issued an infraction for following too closely, police said.

Editor's note: This blotter is updated regularly as police issue new news releases.


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