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Police Blotter, Dec. 6 – 8, 2011

The following information was supplied by the Newtown police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Berkshire Road: A Lexus RX350, operated by Connor David Cullen, 19, of Lantern Hill Road, Westport, struck a utility pole on Berkshire Road at about 9:50 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 8, police said. Cullen was taken to Danbury Hospital with unknown injuries but not reported as life-threatening. He was issued an infraction for improper right turn.

Berkshire Road: A Ford E15 van, operated by Michael Dregner, 53, of East Broad St., Gibbstown, NJ, rear-ended  a Mercedes, operated by Thomas Mulrane, 66, of Mount Laurel Lane, at about 12:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 6 on Berkshire Road, police said. Dregner was issued a verbal warning for following too closely.

Church Hill Road: Alexa S. Larsen, 44, of Lakeview Terrace was charged on an outstanding warrant following a motor vehicle stop on Church Hill Road at about 11:40 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 8, police said. She was charged on the warrant with breach of peace and operating an unregistered vehicle in connection with an incident stemming from Nov. 13, police said. She was released on a promise to appear Dec. 22 in state Superior Court in Danbury.

Church Hill Road: A Honda Civic parked in the was struck sometime between 7 and 9:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 6, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 203-426-5841.

Mount Pleasant Road: A Hyundai, operated by Sharon Stilson, 68, of Reynolds Ridge, Bethel, rear-ended a Ford Mustang, operated by Shashank Ranqaraj Melkote, 24, of Riverside Drive, on Mount Pleasant Road at about 1 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 8, police said. Police reported no injuries. Stilson was issued a written warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart. Melkote also was issued a written warning for failure to carry registration and insurance card.

Mount Pleasant Road: Nissan Maxima, operated by Lif Torrejon, 27, of Main Street, Bridgeport, lost control as it was traveling east on Mount Pleasant Road in the area of Johnny Cakes Road at about 1:40 a.m., Weds., Dec. 7, police said. The vehicle went off the roadway, struck a tree and eventually rolled over, police said. The roadway was slick from the rain at the time, police said. Members of the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance responded and treated Torrejon and a 21-year-old occupant for bumps and scratches, police said. They declined medical transport, police said. Police issued an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions.

Toddy Hill Road: A GMC Jimmy, operated by Nicholas A. Szabo, 42, of Swamp Road, lost control and rolled over on Toddy Hill Road north of Buttonshop Road at about 3:35 p.m., Tues., Dec. 6, police said. Szabo was taken to Danbury Hospital with unknown injuries, according to police. The injuries apparently were reported to be serious but not life threatening. The incident remains under investigation, police said.

Wasserman Way: Michael James Elam Jr., 21, of Greenlawn Drive, Danbury, was charged with traveling unreasonably fast and operating under suspension following a motor vehicle stop on suspicion of speeding on Wasserman Way at about 10:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 8, police said. He was released on $100 bond and was to appear Dec. 22 in state Superior Court in Danbury.

Out of town (Stratford): Mario Antonio Cruz, 41, of Fairview Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with second-degree larceny and 10 counts of second-degree forgery in connection with a longstanding warrant issued last year and in connection with incidents that occurred in 2009, police said.  Cruz was apprehended on unrelated charges by the Stratford police department on Thurs., Dec. 8, which contacted Newtown police, officials said. Cruz was released on $10,000 bond and is to appear Dec. 22 in state Superior Court in Danbury.

For questions on this blotter, contact hoa@patch.com

Editor's note: This blotter will be updated as police issue new news releases.

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