Police Reports | October 22-November 10, 2020

Not Enough Room

A 2016 Nissan Rogue being operated by Evelyn Dejesus, 49, of Shelton, was traveling westbound on Berkshire Road, near its intersection with Toddy Hill Road, around 7:44 am Thursday, October 22.

A 2020 Subaru Forester Premium, operated by Alexandra E. Penick, 41, of Sandy Hook, was stopped in the westbound travel lane of Berkshire, waiting to make a left turn onto Toddy Hill.

Dejesus told police she thought the Subaru was going to make a left turn, and that there was room for her vehicle to get by. The front of the Nissan struck the rear of the Subaru, however.

The responding officer observed damage to both vehicles, according to the police report.

Neither vehicle was towed.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and no injuries were reported.

Dejesus was issued a verbal warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.

Flagpole Collision

Police responded to a two-vehicle minor injury collision around 9:21 am, Thursday, October 29, on Main Street at the flagpole.

Police state that a vehicle traveling from Church Hill Road attempted to drive across Main Street to West Street as another vehicle was traveling south on Main Street.

Kristin Castaldi, 38, of Newtown, was operating a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

James M. Tharrington, 79, of Brookfield, was operating a 2012 Hyundai Sonata SE Limited.

The police report does not say which vehicle was traveling in which direction. It does indicate that the two vehicles collided, causing extensive damage to both.

They were both towed from the scene.

Both drivers and a passenger in the Jeep were all wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Air bags did not deploy for any of those involved. The juvenile passenger was checked for injuries but did not need to go to a hospital.

Castaldi was issued an infraction for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Not Stopping On Berkshire

A 2016 Nissan Rogue S being operated by Theresa Coleman, 57, of Newtown, was traveling westbound on Berkshire Road near the intersection of High Rock Road around 8 am, Tuesday, November 3.

At the same time, a 1995 Chevrolet K2500 pickup truck operated by Ronald Cordoba-Zuniga, 43, of Shelton, was also traveling west on Berkshire directly behind Coleman.

The Nissan stopped, with Coleman waiting for eastbound traffic to clear before turning left onto High Rock Road. The Chevy truck was unable to stop in time to avoid contact with the Nissan. While passing the Rogue on the left, the truck’s front right tire struck the front driver’s side mirror of the Rogue.

There were no injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Cordoba-Zuniga was issued an infraction ticket for operating a motor vehicle without a license and passing in a no passing zone.

Sherman Street Restricted Turn

A 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan operated by Don Schoch, 84, of Sandy Hook, was traveling westbound on Berkshire Road (Route 34), approaching Sherman Street around 2:47 pm, November 3.

At the same time, a 2010 Honda Pilot EX SUV operated by Michael O’Sullivan, 41, of Sandy Hook, was traveling east on Berkshire in the same area.

The minivan crossed into the eastbound travel lane in a failed attempt to turn left onto Sherman Street. As a result, the front end of the Pilot struck the front end of the Dodge Caravan.

The contact forced the minivan to spin around and come to rest in the eastbound travel lane facing in an easterly direction.

After impact with the minivan, the SUV continued to travel off the road and shoulder, strike and take down the Sherman Street road sign, and then hit multiple bushes, brush, and trees before coming to rest.

Sandy Hook firefighters and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the accident.

Both drivers were able to self-extricate from their vehicles. Both drivers, and two passengers in the Honda, were wearing seat belts.

There were no apparent injuries.

Schoch was issued an infraction ticket for making a restricted turn.

Evading On Mt Pleasant

Tyrelle M. Noblin, Sr, 37, of Danbury, was traveling west on Mt Pleasant Road, near Whippoorwill Hill Road, in a 2016 Toyota Camry LE, around 4:04 am, Saturday, November 7.

Meanwhile, Miguel A. Chavarria-Gomez, 56, of Danbury, was traveling east on Mt Pleasant Road in the same area.

The Camry suddenly crossed into the eastbound lane and sideswiped Chavarria-Gomez’s vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Rogue, causing disabling damage to the driver’s side of the Rogue.

The Camry failed to stop after the accident, continuing west on Mt Pleasant Road. Newtown police checked the area and located Noblin and the vehicle parked on the side of Hawleyville Road.

Following further investigation, Noblin was issued a misdemeanor summons for evading responsibility and failure to maintain lane. He is due to appear at Danbury Superior Court on November 24.

Following Too Close

Erica Cedeno, 40, of Bristol, who had been traveling east on Church Hill Road around 7:44 pm, Tuesday, November 10, operating a 2010 Nissan Maxima, was stopped in traffic near the intersection with Queen Street.

A 2016 Kia Forte LX, operated by Ryan Moses, 25, of Torrington, had been traveling behind vehicle the Nissan.

Moses told police he was unable to stop in time and struck the rear of the Maxima.

Newtown Hook & Ladder and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded to the call.

Both drivers, and two juveniles in the rear seats of the Nissan, were evaluated by EMS but did not report any injuries. All were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.

The Nissan sustained minor rear bumper damage, and the Kia sustained very minor front bumper damage. Neither needed to be towed.

Moses was issued a verbal warning for following too close.

Police reports covering Newtown, Conn., for the period of October 22-November 10, 2020.