Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Got Drugs???



On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the East Haddam Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eleventh opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

Bring your unwanted pills for disposal to the East Haddam Senior Center at 15 Great Hillwood Road in Moodus for "Drug Take-Back Day." 

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (700,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at the more than 8,800 sites operated by the DEA and its state and local law enforcement partners. When combined with what was collected in its ten previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of unwanted pharmaceuticals. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. 

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both pose potential safety and health hazards. 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 "Take Back Day" event, contact Officer Jeffrey Rhoades at 860-873-5041 or East Haddam Youth & Family Services at 860-873-3296.

If you have unwanted pet medications that are no longer needed, be sure to bring those along for disposal as well.

*Please note: The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Illegal Delivery of Alcohol to a Minor, Permitting a Minor to Possess Liquor, Risk of Injury to a Child, Vandalism, Larceny,Threatening, DUI and Disorderly Conduct through 4-15-16


The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:


DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS, FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT, TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS AND OPERATING A MOTOR-VEHICLE WITHOUT INSURANCE - On March 23, John Cosgrove, 31, of Leesville Road, Moodus was arrested by East Hampton Police and charged with the above violations. Cosgrove was released on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 4/6/16.

VANDALISM AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On March 28 at approximately 9:35 p.m., East Haddam Police received a complaint from a resident about graffiti at the East Haddam Skate Park, located at Wigwam Road in Moodus. The incident was believed to have taken place over the weekend of 3/26 - 3/27. The case is under investigation and anyone with possible information is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabeinikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND THREATENING - On March 29 at approximately 9:53 p.m., police responded to a domestic violence report at an East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike residence. Scott Latronica, 33, of Middletown Avenue, East Hampton was arrested and charged with the above violations. Latronica was released on a $2,500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 3/30/16.

LARCENY - On March 31 at 11:09 a.m., East Haddam Police received a report that an aluminum ladder, an extension chord and copper were stolen from a construction site on Creek Row in East Haddam. The case is under investigation and anyone with possible information is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabeinikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On March 31 at approximately 6:39 p.m., Terrance Moore, 18, of Freestone Avenue, Portland was arrested and charged with the above violation, related to a physical altercation with an ex-girlfriend. Moore was released on a $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear next at Middletown Superior Court on5/13/16.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. UTILITY POLE - On April 4 at approximately 1:35 p.m., Rebekah Rogoff, 20, of Falls-Bashan Road, Moodus was traveling westbound on Route 151 in Moodus, just west of Davidson Road in a 2001 Infiniti QX4. Police said that she stated that another vehicle, coming in the opposite direction, was partially in her lane of travel. While trying to avoid colliding with the other vehicle, she lost control, traveled up an embankment on the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. No injuries were reported. Police issued Rogoff a verbal warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. UTILITY POLE - On April 4 at approximately 2:32 p.m., Kenneth McMillan, 44, of Wilbur Avenue, Meriden was traveling eastbound on Cold Spring Road in the area of Petticoat Lane in East Haddam, driving a 2011 Toyota Sienna. Police said that as McMillan was descending a hill on a curve, he lost control of the vehicle, crossed over to the left shoulder of the roadway and struck a utility pole. McMillan and his two passengers were transported by Essex Ambulance to Middlesex Hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries. Police issued McMillan a verbal warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS GUARDRAILS - On April 5 at approximately 5:53 a.m., Scot Kellman, 54, of Waterhole Road, East Hampton was traveling northbound on North Moodus Road in Moodus, operating a 2013 Nissan Frontier. Police said that Kellman lost control of his vehicle on the ice and slush-covered roadway and collided with a guardrail on the right shoulder, causing heavy damage to his vehicle. Kellman was issued an infraction for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions. No injuries were reported.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. TREE - On April 7 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Armahni Chanel, 18, of Alger Road, East Haddam was traveling southbound on Alger Road, driving a 2006 Dodge Dakota. Police said that Chanel lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway, striking a tree. Chanel was issued a written warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions.

INTERFERING WITH AN EMERGENCY CALL AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On April 10 at approximately 4:16 p.m., East Haddam Police were dispatched to a Brooke Hill Road residence for a report of an interrupted 911 call. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Charles Marshall, 24, of Brooke Hill Road, East Haddam. Marshall was charged with the above violations, released on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 4/10/16.

RISK OF INJURY TO A MINOR AND PURCHASING ALCOHOL FOR A MINOR - On April 11 at approximately 3:03 p.m., Jacob Rucker, 23, of Creek Row, East Haddam, turned himself in to Troop K, based on an active warrant for his arrest, related to an incident that occurred on 2/13/16. Rucker was issued a $1,500 bond and given a court date of 4/12/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

LARCENY AND OPERATING A MOTOR-VEHICLE UNDER SUSPENSION - On April 12 at approximately 10:09 p.m., Samuel Austin Shepley, 24, of Triangle Drive, Moodus was taken into custody to Troop K based on an active warrant for his arrest by East Haddam Police, related to the theft of refundable bottles and cans from the Boy Scouts' collection bin at the East Haddam Transfer Station. Shepley was arrested and charged with 6th-Degree Larceny and Operating a Motor-Vehicle with a Suspended License. He was held on a $450 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 4/13/16.

ILLEGAL DELIVERY OF ALCOHOL TO A MINOR - On April 14 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Brandon Dominique, 19, of East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike, East Haddam turned himself in to Troop K based on an active warrant. Dominique was arrested and charged with the above violation in connection with a 1/2/16 incident. He was released on a $2,500 bond and given a court date of 4/26/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

PERMITTING A MINOR TO ILLEGALLY POSSESS LIQUOR AND RISK OF INJURY TO A CHILD - On April 15, Robert Fox, 70, and Jane Fox, 46, both of East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike, East Haddam turned themselves in to Troop K based on an active warrant for their arrests. According to police, the warrants stemmed from an underage drinking party that occurred at their residence on 1/2/16. They were each arrested and charged with (9) counts of Permitting Minors to Illegally Possess Liquor in a Home or on Private Property and (2) counts of Risk of Injury to a Child. They were released on $2,500 bonds and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 4/26/16. All visiting minors were issued infractions for Illegal Possession of Liquor by a Minor.

Please be advised that 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.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Operating a Motor-Vehicle with a Suspended License, DUI, Evading the Scene of an Accident, Motor-Vehicle Rollover and Failure to Appear in Court through 3-20-16


The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:

FAILURE TO RESPOND TO AN INFRACTION - On March 11 at approximately 1:10 p.m., Paul Carney, 63, of Kingfisher Lane, Westbrook was arrested and charged with the above violation. Carney was held on a $90 court-set bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 3/14/16.

MOTOR-VEHICLE ACCIDENT - On March 11 at approximately 6:42 p.m., John Parker, 19, of Stoneywood Drive, Niantic was traveling southbound on Hopyard Road in East Haddam, driving a 2011 BMW 328-xi. Kalpendu Parekh, 41, of Taylor Road, Colchester was traveling northbound on Hopyard Road, operating a 2006 Toyota Prius. Police said that Parker crossed the center line in the roadway while trying to negotiate a slight curve in the roadway and struck Parekh's vehicle. Parker and one of his passengers were transported by East Haddam Ambulance to the Marlborough Clinic for evaluation and treatment of a suspected minor injuries. A passenger of Parekh's vehicle was also transported to the clinic for precautionary evaluation. Police issued Parker a misdemeanor summons for Operating with a Suspended License and Failure to Drive Right on a Curve.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS AND SPEEDING - On March 12 at approximately3:52 p.m., William Maynard, 44, of Main Street, Higganum was stopped by East Haddam police on Boardman Road in East Haddam, in the area of Maple Avenue. Police said Maynard was traveling at a speed of 64 miles-per-hour in a clearly marked 30 mile-per-hour zone. After a subsequent investigation, Maynard reportedly failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and was placed under arrest. He was later released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 3/23/16.

FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT AND EVADING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT - On March 15 at approximately 1:52 a.m., Dean Anderson, 54, of Alexander Road, East Haddam was traveling southbound on Falls Road (Route 149) in Moodus, operating a 2007 Honda Fit. According to police, an unidentified vehicle was also traveling in the same direction at the same time. Police said that as Anderson was turning left onto Great Hillwood Road, the other vehicle collided with Anderson's vehicle's driver's side. The unidentified vehicle then fled the scene, heading northbound on Great Hillwood Road. Anderson was reportedly uninjured, but his vehicle sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene. The operator of the other vehicle has not been identified as of yet, but police say they are in violation of the above charges.

FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - On March 15 at approximately 7:26 a.m., Mckayla Hollis, 25, of Brooke Hill Road, East Haddam was traveling along Town Street (Route 82) in a 2007 Subaru Forester. Police said that when Hollis slowed down to turn left onto Ray Hill Road, her vehicle was struck from behind by a 17-year-old driver of Petticoat Lane, East Haddam, operating a 1974 Buick Apollo. Police issued the teen a written warning for Following Too Closely.

MOTOR-VEHICLE ROLLOVER - On March 19 at approximately 8:38 p.m., Victor Medero, 18, of Christian Hill Road, Waterbury was traveling eastbound on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike, operating a 2000 Subaru Legacy. Police said that as Medero attempted to recover some items that had fallen from the dashboard, he lost control of his vehicle and slid off the right side of the roadway and down an embankment. The vehicle struck a stone and concrete culvert, causing it to flip over onto its roof. Police issued Medero a written warning for Making an Improper Turn. No injuries were reported.

FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT - On March 20 at approximately 6:52 p.m., Ashley Arendt, 24, of Grist Mill Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with 2nd-Degree Failure to Appear, stemming from a warrant for her arrest for Operating a Motor-Vehicle with a Suspended License. Arendt was issued a $150 bond and was scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on the next day.

Please be advised that an arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and any individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stolen Mail, Criminal Violation of a Restraining Order, Engaging an Officer in Pursuit, Reckless Driving, DUI and Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia through 3-9-16


The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:

TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS - On Feb. 16 at approximately 9:38 a.m., Stephen Becher, 23, of Hamburg Road, Lyme was traveling along Wickham Road in the area of Geoffrey Road in East Haddam, operating a 2006 Nissan Altima. Police said that Becher slid on a patch of ice and impacted a 2012 Kia Sedona DATTCO service van, being driven by Loretta Judkins, 48, of Geoffrey Road. No injuries were reported, but police issued Becher a verbal warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions.

STOLEN MAIL - On Feb. 19 at approximately 9:45 a.m., the East Haddam Police received a complaint of mail being taken from a mailbox on Norwich-Salem Road in East Haddam. The victim reported that this had happened twice over the past week. Police are asking anyone who may have any information about this incident or may have witnessed any possible similar behavior in town to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS AND OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE - On Feb. 20 at approximately 9:41p.m., an East Haddam officer was out on routine patrol in the area of Hem Street and Route 82 in East Haddam. Police noticed a vehicle partially stopped on the side of the road, and pulled in behind it to check on the driver. The vehicle then reportedly lurched forward, peeling out in the sand before stopping again. Police then approached the operator, who subsequently failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. The driver, Kaylee Lamarco, 28, of Kim Court, Guilford was arrested and charged with the above violations. Lamarco was issued a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 3/9/16.

TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS AND FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On Feb. 24 at approximately 6:08 a.m., David Sweet, 44, of Windham Avenue, Colchester was traveling southbound on Tater Hill Road in East Haddam, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer. Police said that Sweet swerved off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. No injuries were reported, but Sweet was issued an infraction for the above charges.

TRESPASS AND ATTEMPTED LARCENY - On Feb. 26 at approximately 1:05 p.m., a resident of Creek Row in East Haddam reported that unknown individual(s) attempted to steal an ice machine from his property. The case is under investigation, and anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or have more information is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

FAILURE TO DRIVE A REASONABLE DISTANCE APART - On Feb. 28 at approximately 10:53 a.m., Shawn Brennan, 45, of Prospect Street, Colchester was traveling southbound on Route 149 in the area of Porges Road in East Haddam, operating a 2005 Ford Econoline van. Jake Roczniak, 21, of Wickham Road, East Haddam was traveling behind Brennan's vehicle, driving a 1999 Volkswagen Passat. Police said that Roczniak struck Brennan's vehicle from behind. No injuries were reported, but Roczniak was issued a written warning for the above violation.

OPERATING AN UNREGISTERED MOTOR-VEHICLE, IMPROPER USE OF PLATES, OPERATING WITHOUT MINIMUM INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS, OPERATING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE, RECKLESS DRIVING, ENGAGING AN OFFICER IN PURSUIT AND FAILURE TO OBEY STOP SIGNS - On March 2 at approximately 4:27 p.m., James Millett, 52, of Portland Street, Middletown was arrested and charged with the above violations. Millett was released on a $10,000 bond and given a court date of 3/23/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - On March 5 at approximately 4:57 p.m., Kylie Melluzzo, 20, of Rebecca Lane, Moodus was traveling eastbound on Orchard Road in East Haddam, just east of Old Orchard Road, operating a 2003 Nissan X-Terra. Melluzzo reportedly told police that she swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway, rolling her vehicle over twice. Melluzzo was transported to Middlesex Hospital in Middletown by East Haddam EMS for evaluation and treatment. She was charged with the above violations and is scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 4/20/16.

FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT AND CRIMINAL VIOLATION OF A RESTRAINING ORDER - On March 9 at approximately 11:47 p.m., Douglas Wilson, 53, of Scenic View Drive, Deep River was arrested and charged with the above violations, based on two pending arrest warrants. East Haddam police had been out investigating a suspiciously parked vehicle on Triangle Drive in Moodus at the time. Wilson was held in lieu of bonds totaling $16,000 and was scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 3/10/16.

Please be advised that an arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and any individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Credit Card Theft, Burglary, Larceny, Motor-Vehicle Vs. Guardrails and Criminal Mischief through 2-17-16

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The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:

FAILURE TO DRIVE A REASONABLE DISTANCE APART AND OPERATING WITHOUT INSURANCE- On Feb. 1 at approximately 6:46 p.m., Tim Strong, 18, of Dickinson Road, Colchester was traveling eastbound on Falls Road in Moodus, driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While stopped and waiting to turn left onto North Moodus Road, Strong's vehicle was struck from behind by a 17-year-old female driver who was operating a 2012 Chevy Cruz. Both drivers were transported by East Haddam EMS to the Marlborough Clinic for evaluation and treatment of injuries. Police issued the 17-year-old driver a misdemeanor summons for Following Too Closely and Operating Without Insurance. She was released on a Written Promise to Appear and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 2/11/16.

BURGLARY - On Feb. 2 at approximately 11:01 a.m., East Haddam police were dispatched to a Petticoat Lane, East Haddam residence. The victim reported that his storage barn had been entered, but was unsure if anything was missing. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. UTILITY POLE & WIRES - On Feb. 5, sometime prior to 8:35 a.m., an unknown vehicle had impacted a utility pole on Landing Hill Road in East Haddam. Police said that the pole had split and fallen into the roadway. Priscilla Hoover, 54, of Bashan Road, East Haddam was traveling along Landing Hill Road, driving a 2012 Ford Escape, and was unable to avoid the debris in the roadway. Police said that she ran over the pole and wires and became stuck. Eversource Energy responded to the scene to temporarily cut off power to the area. The vehicle was removed from the scene, and no injuries were reported.

BURGLARY - On Feb. 6 at approximately 12:23 p.m., state police were dispatched to a Lookout Drive, East Haddam address for the report of a burglary. The case is under investigation.

DRIVING UNDER TE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS, OPERATING AN UNREGISTERED MOTOR-VEHICLE AND FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On Feb. 6 at approximately 11:35 p.m., Larry Sims, 62, of Smith Road, East Haddam was arrested and charged with the above violations. Sims was issued a $500 bond and given a court date of 2/6/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

MOTOR-VEHICLE ROLLOVER - On Feb. 8 at approximately 8:15 a.m., East Haddam police were dispatched to investigate an over-turned vehicle on Palmer-Martin Road in East Haddam. Laurie Miller, 46, of Palmer-Martin Road was issued a verbal warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions. No injuries were reported.

BURGLARY, LARCENY AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On Feb. 8 at approximately 6:38 p.m., East Haddam police were dispatched to a Johnsonville Road address to investigate an incident that took place sometime during the daytime hours on the same day. Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or might have any information related to this case to contact Officer Russell Gingras at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8204. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

ILLEGAL OPERATION OF A VEHICLE - On Feb. 9 at approximately 12:17 p.m., East Haddam police were contacted to investigate an incident of an all-terrain vehicle being operated on some land belonging to the town, in the area of Baker Lane in East Haddam, despite signs being posted prohibiting the use of any motorized vehicles on the property. The case is under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS - On Feb. 10 at approximately 9:21 a.m., Jennifer Ghiroli, 28, of Geoffrey Road, East Haddam was traveling westbound on Route 156, just east of Route 82 in East Haddam, operating a 2000 Chevy Silverado. Police said Ghiroli's vehicle went off of the roadway, striking a state traffic control sign. No injuries were reported, but police issued Ghiroli a written warning for the above violation.

FAILURE TO DRIVE A REASONABLE DISTANCE APART AND TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS - On Feb. 15 at approximately 5:22 p.m., Kathryn Parker, 48, of Ridge Road, East Haddam was traveling southbound on Town Street in East Haddam, operating a 2013 Volvo XC-70. Police said that as she slowed down in an attempt to turn left onto Old Kentwood Road, she was struck from behind by a 2006 Acura TSX that was being driven by Joann Johnson, 59, of Cindy Lane in Mystic. No injuries were reported, but police issued Johnson a written warning for the above violations.

CREDIT CARD THEFT - On Feb. 16 at approximately 5:20 p.m., Juan Figlewski, 28, of Wallingford Road, Durham turned himself in to Troop K based on an active warrant for his arrest. Figlewski was charged with 3rd-Degree Larceny, (10) counts of Credit Card Theft and (13) counts of Illegal Use of a Credit Card, related to an incident that had taken place at a Ballahack Road #1 address. Figlewski was released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 3/1/16.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. GUARDRAILS - On Feb. 17 at approximately 7:43 a.m., Michael Chwatek, 68, of Lake Shore Drive, Colchester was traveling northbound on Lake Shore Drive in the East Haddam area, operating a 2007 Dodge Dakota. Police said that Chwatek lost control of the truck on a section of low-lying water in the roadway that was partially frozen, striking the metal beam guardrails on the left shoulder. No injuries were reported.

Please be advised that an arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and any individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Risk of Injury to a Minor, Impairing the Morals of Children, Suspicious Activity, Criminal Mischief and Assault through 1-29-16



The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On Jan. 3 at approximately 9:00 a.m., East Haddam Police were dispatched to a South Main Street, Colchester residence and were able to locate Virginia Martin, 47, of the same address for warrant servicing. Police had an active warrant in place for Martin, for 2nd-Degree Criminal Mischief, stemming from an incident on Geoffrey Road in East Haddam on 11/19/15. She was arrested and transported to Troop K according to standard booking procedures. Martin was later released on a $500 bond and given a court date of 1/26/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT - On Jan. 5 at approximately 12:24 p.m., East Haddam Police were dispatched to a Town Street, East Haddam residence to investigate a complaint. According to the homeowner, a Caucasian male, believed to be in his fifties, bald and with no facial hair attempted to gain entry to the home through an unlocked main entrance door.He had been described as wearing green coveralls.Police said that a dog inside the house immediately responded to the door, which caused the man to exit the area.The vehicle has been described as an older white pick-up truck with a flat cap.​ Anyone with possible information that may be able to help police with this investigation is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On Jan. 5 at approximately 11:24 p.m., state police were dispatched to a Maple Avenue, East Haddam residence for a report of an active domestic disturbance. The alleged victim was observed with a ripped shirt. During an interview with police, both the victim and the accused acknowledged a verbal and physical altercation. A witness's statement and on-scene evidence led to the arrest of James Murphy, 18, of Maple Avenue, East Haddam for the above violation. Murphy was later released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 1/6/16.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - During the week of January 4th through January 8th the East Haddam Police have received several calls of a suspicious pick up truck pulling into residential driveways and when confronted by the homeowner they claim to be delivery men looking for a certain address. The occupants have been described a being two white males in their 20's.  The East Haddam Police are asking residents to call the police with any similar incidents. Anyone with possible information is asked to contact Officer Jeffrey Rhoades at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8200If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

MAKING AN IMPROPER TURN - On Jan. 10 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Deborah Wilson, 54, of Neptune Avenue, Moodus was traveling northbound on Route 149 (Westchester Road) in Colchester, just north of Starr Road, operating a 2008 Honda Civic. Wilson reportedly lost control of her vehicle and struck several trees along the southbound shoulder of the roadway. No injuries were reported, but police believe wet road conditions were a contributing factor for this accident. Wilson was issued a written warning for Making an Improper Turn.

ASSAULT - On Jan. 12 at approximately 2:01 p.m., Tyrone Hall, of Schulman-Veselak Road, East Haddam was arrested and charged with 3rd-Degree Assault. Police said that he had punched an individual in the face. Hall was released on a Written Promise to Appear and given a court date of 1/13/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. TREE - On Jan. 12 at approximately 11:16 p.m., Andrew Ventres, 18, of Westwood Drive, Moodus was traveling northbound on Old Salem Road in the area of Haywardville Road, operating a 2006 Ford Focus. Police said that Ventres slid off the snow-covered roadway while trying to negotiate a curve, striking a tree that was located off of the left-hand shoulder. No injuries were reported.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS AND FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On Jan. 15 at approximately 11:35 p.m., Danielle Saunders, 18, of Johnsonville Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with the above violations after being involved in a motor-vehicle accident on Westchester Road (Route 149) in the area of Starr Road in Colchester. Police said that Saunders, who was driving a 1999 Chevy Cavalier, collided with several trees on the right-hand shoulder of the roadway, and that area of Route 149 had to be closed for some time. Saunders was transported to Hartford Hospital for evaluation and treatment of  injuries sustained in the accident. Saunders was arrested and charged with the above violations. She was issued a $500 bond and given a court date of 2/2/16 at Norwich Superior Court.

FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On Jan. 17 at approximately 7:43 p.m., a 17-year-old driver of  the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike was traveling northbound on O'Connell Road in East Haddam, operating a 2006 Honda Pilot. Police said that the driver veered to the left on the  snow-covered roadway and struck a utility support pole. No injuries were reported, but the female was issued a verbal warning for the above violation.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. ROCK WALL - On Jan. 22 at approximately 10:15 a.m., Savannah Height, 18, of Neptune Avenue, Moodus was traveling eastbound on Mill Road in East Haddam in the area of Clark Hill Road. Police said that Height had attempted to negotiate a slight left curve in the roadway, when she drifted onto the right-hand shoulder, attempted to turn back towards the left, traveled across the road and struck a rock wall. No injuries were reported.

FAILURE TO GRANT THE RIGHT-OF-WAY - On Jan. 22 at approximately 5:17 p.m., Kathleen Reynolds, 67, of Falls-Bashan Road, Moodus was traveling along Route 151 (Town Street) in the area of Orchard Road in East Haddam, operating a 2008 Toyota Corolla. Police said that Jennifer Serra, 47, of Alger Road, East Haddam, driving a 2009 Kia Sorento, pulled out onto the roadway from Orchard Road, striking Reynold's vehicle. No injuries were reported, but Serra was issued a written warning for Failure to Grant the Right-of-Way at an Intersection.

FAILURE TO GRANT THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND FAILURE TO CARRY INSURANCE - On Jan. 23 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Liam Poirier, 38, of Route 81, Killingworth was traveling northbound on Town Street in Moodus in the area of Wigwam Road, operating a 2000 Subaru Legacy. Police said that Ralph Parady, 62, of Hilltop Road, East Haddam slid out of a snow-covered residential driveway and struck Poirier's vehicle with his 2017 Dodge Ram. Poirier was transported to the hospital by East Haddam EMS for evaluation and treatment for complaints of shoulder and side pain. Parady was issued an infraction for Failure to Grant the Right-of-Way at a Private Driveway and Failure to Carry Insurance.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. UTILITY POLE - On Jan 23 at approximately 2:31 p.m., Daniel Kisluk, 26, of Oak Street, Southington was traveling westbound on Route 82 (Norwich Road) in a 2005 GMC Sierra. As he was descending a hill and attempting to slow down, police said that he lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered roadway and struck a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. TREE - On Jan. 24 at approximately 12:02 p.m., Michael Wallace, 53, of Eastern Drive, Wethersfield was traveling eastbound on Mount Parnassus Road in East Haddam in the area of Smith Road, operating a 2004 Hyundai XG-350. Police said that Wallace traveled off the right-hand side of the roadway and struck a tree. No injuries were reported, but Wallace was issued a written warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions.

TWO-CAR COLLISION - On Jan. 25 at approximately 6:41 p.m., Julian Smeeth-Serrano, 20, of Olney Road, Wethersfield was traveling southbound on Town Street in East Haddam in the area of Daniels Road, operating a 2007 Ford Focus. Police said that Smeeth-Serrano veered out of his travel lane and into the right-hand shoulder, due to an icy patch in the roadway. William Gerrish, 49, of Clark Hill Road, East Haddam was traveling behind Smeeth-Serrano, operating a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. Police said that Gerrish was unable to react in time, lost control of his vehicle and struck Smeeth-Serrano in the driver's side door. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Smeeth-Serrano refused EMS treatment on the scene. Gerrish was transported to Middlesex Hospital by East Haddam EMS for minor injuries.

RISK OF INJURY TO A MINOR AND IMPAIRING THE MORALS OF CHILDREN - On Jan. 26 at approximately 8:06 a.m., Sally Vause, 33, of Tamarac Drive, Madison turned herself in to Troop K on an active warrant. Vause was arrested and charged with Risk of Injury to a Child and Impairing the Morals of Children/Child Selling, related to a previous incident on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike in East Haddam. Vause was later released on a $1,500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 2/9/16.

LARCENY FROM A MOTOR-VEHICLE - On Jan. 27 at approximately 8:04 a.m., East Haddam police were called to investigate a theft of a wallet from a vehicle. The victim stated that someone entered his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway. Anyone with possible information is asked to contact Officer Jeff Rhoades at theEast Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8200. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

MOTOR-VEHICLE ACCIDENT - On Jan. 28 at approximately 4:39 p.m., Susan LeDuc, 46, of Clark Gates Road, Moodus, operating a 2011 Hyundai Sante Fe and Scott Civardi, 35, of Ventura Drive, Colchester, operating a Dodge Ram 5500, owned by Eversource Energy were both traveling southbound on North Moodus Road in Moodus. Police said that as Civardi had started to make a right-hand turn into a driveway on North Moodus Road, he drove into the oncoming lane of traffic as he approached a turn and collided into LeDuc's vehicle. No injuries were reported.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On Jan. 28 at approximately 4:03 a.m., state police responded to an Augusta Circle, Moodus residence in response to a complaint of a dispute between a mother and son. Police said that the son had punched holes into numerous doors and had struck a cabinet mirror with a baseball bat, shattering it. James Jones, 18, of Augusta Circle, Moodus was placed under arrest and charged with Disorderly Conduct. He was held on a $500 bond and transported to Middletown Superior Court in Middletown to appear on the same day.

CAR VS. TREE - On Jan. 29 at approximately 9:21 p.m., Ketevan Kuprashvill, 57, of Tater Hill Road, East Haddam was operating a 2014 Volkswagen Passat and had been trying to negotiate a curve in the roadway from Petticoat Lane while turning onto Mill Road in East Haddam. Police said that he lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the right-hand shoulder, striking a tree. No injuries were reported.

Please be advised that an arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and any individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


DUI, Motor-Vehicle Rollover, Violation of a Restraining Order, Vandalism and Criminal Mischief through 12-31-15


The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:

FATAL MOTOR-VEHICLE ACCIDENT - On Dec. 13 at approximately 3:38 p.m., Eric Wilson, 42, of North Moodus Road, Moodus was traveling westbound on North Moodus Road in the area of Stockburger Road, operating a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. Police said that Wilson lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole, causing the SUV to overturn. Wilson was flown to Hartford Hospital via Life Star helicopter for treatment, but later died from his injuries. A 14-year-old passenger was transported by East Haddam Ambulance to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford for a minor injury.

VIOLATION OF A RESTRAINING ORDER - On Dec. 13 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Alan Kromish, Jr., 49, of Falls Road, Moodus was arrested by East Hampton Police and charged with the above violation. Kromish was released on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 12/14/15.

TIRE IN ROADWAY - On Dec. 21 at approximately 5:19 p.m., Kory Bracken, 19, of Terp Road, East Hampton was traveling northbound on Town Street in Moodus just south of School Street, driving a 2005 Saab 9-3. Police said Bracken struck a tire that was lying in the roadway. No injuries were reported.

VANDALISM & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On Dec. 22 at approximately 1:19 p.m., East Haddam police received a complaint from the manager of the Main Street Burial Ground, located at 346 Town Street in East Haddam. Damage was caused to several headstones. Police are investigating.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On Dec. 23 at approximately 9:41 p.m., state police were dispatched to a Ridgewood Road Extension, East Haddam address for the report of a physical domestic disturbance. After a subsequent investigation, police arrested Michael Radwanski, 37, of Ridgewood Road Extension and charged him with Disorderly Conduct. He was released on a Written Promise to Appear and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 12/24/15. Police said that Carolynn Sartelle, 32, of the same address was also charged with Disorderly Conduct. She was held on a $500 bond and also scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 12/24/15.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS - On Dec. 23 at approximately 11:44 p.m., East Haddam Police observed a vehicle operating in a suspicious manner in the area of Route 151 (Plains Road) just south of Route 149 (Falls Road) in Moodus. After a  subsequent investigation, police arrested Brian Sanchez, 53, of Boardman Road, East Haddam and charged him with DUI. Sanchez was later released on a $500 bond and given a court date of 1/13/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

MOTOR-VEHICLE ROLLOVER - On Dec. 25 at approximately 2:53 p.m., Delores Libby, 78, of Bashan Road, East Haddam was traveling along Smith Road in East Haddam, in the area of Alger Road. Police said that Libby failed to negotiate a turn, left the roadway and struck a large rock, causing her vehicle to roll over onto its roof. Libby was transported to Middlesex Hospital by East Haddam Ambulance for evaluation and treatment of her injuries. She was issued a verbal warning for Traveling Unreasonably Fast.

FAILURE TO DRIVE A REASONABLE DISTANCE APART - On Dec. 31 at approximately 2:51 p.m., Billie Kowalewski, 40, of North Moodus Road, Moodus was traveling northbound on Route 149 (Falls Road) in the area of Route 151 (Plains Road) in Moodus, operating a 2011 Kia Soul. Bruce Lynn, 47, of Red Mill Lane, Moodus was traveling behind Kowaleski, driving a 2004 Ford Escape. Police said that when Kowalewski slowed down to make a turn, Lynn struck Kowalewski's vehicle from behind and then evaded the scene. Lynn was later located by police at his residence and charged with Failure to Drive a Reasonable Distance Apart, Evading Responsibility, Misuse of Plates, Failure to Maintain Insurance and Operating an Unregistered Motor-Vehicle.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS AND FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On Dec. 31 at approximately 9:08 p.m., Luis Bautista, 49, of Robbie Road, Moodus was observed by police, crossing over the yellow line in the roadway as he was traveling eastbound on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike. He was subsequently stopped by police who determined that he was operating under the influence. Bautista was arrested and charged with the above violations. Bautista was issued a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 1/13/16.

Please be advised that an arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and any individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.