The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:
FAILURE TO PAY WAGES - On Feb. 7 at approximately 12:05 a.m., Michael Carroll, 33, of Forest Way, East Haddam turned himself in to Troop K related to an outstanding warrant for the above violation. Carroll was held on a $500 bond and given a court date of 2/9/15 at Middletown Superior Court.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS AND MAKING A RESTRICTED TURN - On Feb. 8 at approximately 4:33 p.m., State Police received a report of a car that was stuck in a snowbank on the side of the road on Smith Road in East Haddam. Police said that the operator of the vehicle failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and was taken into custody. Joseph Bogel, 66, of Bogel Road, East Haddam was arrested and charged with the above violations. Bogel was released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 2/25/15.
LARCENY - On Feb. 13 at approximately 3:35 p.m., Michael Cavanaugh, 32, of Main Street, East Hampton was arrested and charged with 5th-Degree Larceny. Cavanaugh was released on a Written Promise to Appear and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 2/24/15.
TWO-VEHICLE COLLISION - On Feb. 14 at approximately 11:17 a.m., Dominick Terrence, Jr., 20, of Windham Avenue, Colchester was traveling westbound on Lake Hayward Town Road in East Haddam, driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck in the area of Forest Way. Joseph Raulukaitis, 50, of Parum Road, Colchester was traveling eastbound on Lake Hayward Town Road, operating a 2002 Ford F-350 pick-up truck. Police said that the trucks collided, striking both driver's side mirrors. No injuries were reported, and no action (infraction) was taken upon either driver.
FAILURE TO GRANT THE RIGHT-OF-WAY - On Feb. 16 at approximately 1:02 p.m., Zachary Giroux, 18, of Alger Road, East Haddam was exiting a private parking lot on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike in the area of Launching Area Road, East Haddam, operating a 2007 Audi S6. A 17-year-old driver was operating a 2003 Buick Century, traveling westbound on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike. The juvenile driver's front end struck the left side of Giroux's vehicle. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene due to damages, however no injuries were reported. Police issued Giroux a written warning for Failure to Grant the Right-of-Way at a Private Road or Driveway.
THREATENING - On Feb. 16, East Hampton Police arrested Rita Marie Peatie, 66, of Wickham Road, East Haddam pursuant to an active warrant, and charged her with 2nd-Degree Threatening. Peatie was released on a $5,000 bond and given a court date of 2/24/15 at Middletown Superior Court.
BURGLARY, LARCENY AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On Feb. 18 at approximately 7:16 p.m., John Sasman, 29, of Roxbury Road, Niantic was arrested, pursuant to a warrant, and charged with 3rd-Degree Burglary, 3rd-Degree Criminal Mischief and 6th-Degree Larceny. The warrant was based on an incident that occurred in East Haddam on 9/23/14. Sasman was held on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Norwich Superior Court on 2/18/15.
An arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and all individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.