Police Blotter: Car Strikes Stroller and more

The information below was provided by the Newtown Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of what police allege.


On August 11, police responded to a car collision involving a pedestrian on Washington Ave near Pearl Street. Police state that Christine Miller, Forest Dr, Sandy Hook, was walking her dogs and pushing a stroller eastbound on the westbound shoulder, when a car struck the front of the stroller as it was turning right onto Washington Avenue from Pearl St. The child was not injured. 

Driver Hyon Inhwa, also of Sandy Hook, was issued a verbal warning for failure to grant the right of way to a passenger. 


On August 10,  Christian J Spiller, 19, New Milford, was driving south on Boggs Hill Road. Michael Perron, 33 Langstroth Drive, was driving east on Hattertown Road. 

Spiller did not stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Boggs Hill and Hattertown Road, and struck Perron’s car at the intersection. Perron’s car then went off Hattertown Road and struck a utility pole with the right front of the vehicle.  

The occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts and a passenger in Perron’s car, Thomas Peters, of Arkansas, was taken to the hospital for injuries. Spiller was issued an infraction for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign and Perron was arrested for DUI.


On the evening of August 9, several mailboxes on Charter Ridge Road were damaged or taken.  Also, multiple residences reported that swimming pools and hot tubs were entered without permission of the owners and items were thrown into the pools.  Anyone with any information regarding these events is requested to contact the Newtown Police Department.  





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