Friday, May 27, 2016

Fugitive from Justice, Threatening, Reckless Endangerment, Burglary, Violation of Conditions of Release, Possession of Narcotics and Drug Paraphernalia and Breach of Peace through 5-16-16


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

BURGLARY - On May 2 at approximately 3:34 p.m., East Haddam Police responded to a complaint of a residential burglary on Mount Parnassus Road in East Haddam. The case is under investigation, and anyone with possible information is asked to contact Officer Jeff Rhoades at the East 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.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND ASSAULT - On May 2 at approximately 6:57 a.m., Roger Patterson, 51, of William F. Palmer Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and 3rd-Degree Assault, as a result of a domestic dispute. Patterson was released on a $2,500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/3/16.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND ASSAULT - On May 2 at approximately 6:57 a.m., Carrie Patterson, 38, of William F. Palmer Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and 3rd-Degree Assault, related to a domestic dispute. Patterson was released on a $2,500 bond and given a court date of 5/3/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, THREATENING AND VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS OF RELEASE - On May 2 at approximately 10:16 a.m., Carrie Patterson, 38, of William F. Palmer Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct (Threatening) and 2nd-Degree Violation of Conditions of Release. Patterson was released on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/3/16.

FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT - On May 2 at approximately 9:57 a.m., Vanessa Cunningham, 29, of Joe Williams Road, Moodus was taken into custody by East Haddam Police related to an active warrant for her arrest for 1st-Degree Failure to Appear. Cunningham was released on a $5,000 bond and given a court date of 5/16/16 at New Britain Superior Court.

EVADING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT - On May 7 at approximately 3:01 p.m., a patron of the Town Tavern on Town Street in East Haddam was parked in the parking lot in a 2000 Toyota Corolla, when an unknown vehicle struck her car and then left the parking lot. No injuries were reported and the case remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-873-5041. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

BREACH OF PEACE, THREATENING AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT - On May 8 at approximately2:07 p.m., East Haddam Police were dispatched to a Powerhouse Road, Moodus residence for the report of a possible threatening involving a handgun. After a subsequent investigation, police arrested Austin Wosleger, 22, of Powerhouse Road, Moodus and charged him with the above violations. Wosleger was held on a $10,000 bond and presented at Middletown Superior Court on 5/9/16.

POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS - On May 11 at approximately 4:58 p.m., Daniel O'Mara, 26, of Berry Road, East Haddam was arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of a Narcotic Substance. He was released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on 5/27/16.  He was then turned over to East Haddam Police for warrant servicing related to a 5/7/16 domestic violence incident and charged with Assault, Threatening, Larceny and Disorderly Conduct.  O'Mara was later released on a $5,000 bond  and given a court date at Middletown Superior Court on 6/16/16.

POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - On May 11 at approximately 4:58 p.m., Samuel Austin Shepley, 25, of Triangle Drive, Moodus was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession of a Narcotic Substance. He was released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on 5/27/16.

TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS - On May 14 at approximately 5:28 p.m., Salvador Rodriguez, 46, of North Street, Meriden was traveling westbound on Millington Road in East Haddam, operating a 2014 Yamaha XVS-300 motorcycle. Police said that Rodriguez lost control of the bike and left the roadway. Rodriguez was transported to Hartford Hospital via Life Star for evaluation and treatment of injuries. He was issued a verbal warning for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions.

FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On May 14 at approximately 8:15 p.m., Michael Sylvester, 47, of West Road, Colchester was traveling southbound on Early Road in East Haddam, operating a Yamaha dirt-bike. Police said that Sylvester failed to negotiate a turn, crossed over the roadway and into the woods. He was transported to Backus Hospital for evaluation and treatment of leg injuries by East Haddam EMS. Police issued Sylvester a verbal warning for Failure to Drive Upon the Right, Operating an Unregistered Vehicle and Operating Without Motorcycle Classification.

FATAL ACCIDENT - On May 15 at approximately 7:02 p.m., Cheryl Sienna, 49, of Pinehurst Lane, Moodus was traveling southbound on Route 149 in the area of Ray Palmer Road in Moodus, driving a 2005 Honda Pilot. David Seaquist, Jr., 23, of North Moodus Road, Moodus was traveling northbound on Route 149, operating a 2002 Daytona Triumph motorcycle. Police said that as Sienna was attempting to make a left turn into the 7-11 convenience store parking lot, the vehicles collided. Sienna was transported by East Haddam EMS to the Marlborough Clinic for evaluation and treatment of possible injuries. Seaquist was air-lifted to Hartford Hospital via Life Star, and later died from injuries sustained in the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE - On May 16 at approximately 10:46 p.m., Theodore Rowland, 45, of Clark Hill Road, East Haddam was taken into custody related to multiple active extraditable warrants out of Massachusetts. Rowland was charged with (2) counts of being a Fugitive from Justice. He was held on a $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Norwich Superior Court on 5/17/16.

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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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Possession of Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Sale of a Controlled Substance, Speeding, Larceny, MVA's and Failure to Appear in Court through 4-30-16


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

CAR VS. DEER - On April 19 at approximately 1:02 a.m., Lawrence Gabrielle, 25, of Sanford's Bridge Road, East Haddam was traveling southbound on Haywardville Road, just past Hopyard Road in East Haddam, driving a 2008 Honda Accord. Gabrielle informed police that a deer had run out in front of his vehicle, and when he swerved to avoid the animal, he collided with a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

LARCENY - On April 19 at approximately 7:14 a.m., East Haddam Police were advised that the Clinton Police Department had Alex Niver, 31, of Old Middletown Avenue, East Hampton in custody and would be transporting him to Middletown Superior Court to answer to charges for a previous arrest. East Haddam Police had an active warrant pending on Niver for 6th-Degree Larceny, and proceeded to the court for processing. Niver is being held on a $400 bond for this case and will appear next at Middletown Superior Court on 6/2/16.

POSSESSION AND SALE OF NARCOTICS AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - On April 21at approximately 1:57 p.m., East Haddam Police initiated a motor-vehicle stop on Route 149. After a subsequent investigation, police said they had discovered 95 packets and one plastic bag containing suspected heroin, a cellophane wrapper containing suspected crack cocaine and a crack pipe. The driver of the vehicle, Vanessa Cunningham, 29, of Joe Williams Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with Failure to Drive in the Established Lane, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance: Narcotics and Illegal Sale of a Controlled Substance. A passenger in the vehicle, Nicole Romano, 26, of Joe Williams Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance: Narcotics. Both Cunningham and Romano were released on $10,000 bonds each and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/3/16.

SPEEDING, OPERATING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE AND FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT - On April 22 at approximately 8:21 a.m., Douglas Wilson, 53, of Labella Circle, Middletown was pulled over by East Haddam Police on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike for the above violations. Wilson was transported to Troop K for processing and held on a $1,500 bond. He was unable to post bond and transported to Middletown Superior Court on the same day for arraignment.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. GUARDRAILS - On April 23 at approximately 8:12 a.m., a 16-year-old driver was traveling westbound on Mount Parnassus Road in the area of Warner Road in East Haddam, operating a 2005 Ford Focus. Police said that the driver lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the eastbound lane and struck some metal-beam guardrails. No injuries were reported. Police issued the 16-year-old a written warning for Traveling Too Fast For Conditions.

ILLEGAL SALE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - On April 25 at approximately 2:36 p.m., East Haddam Police pulled a Dodge Durango over on Wigwam Road in Moodus.  Police said that a subsequent search of the SUV led to the discovery of marijuana and cocaine inside the vehicle. Laurie Rogers, 50, of Joe Williams Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possession of Less Than 1/2 Ounce of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rogers was released on a $500 bond and given a court date of 5/10/16 at Middletown Superior Court.

OPERATING AN UNREGISTERED MOTOR-VEHICLE, OPERATING WITHOUT INSURANCE AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH EMISSIONS INSPECTIONS - On April 26 at approximately 9:48 p.m., Brandon Pearson, 27, of Leesville Road, Moodus was pulled over by East Haddam Police on Johnsonville Road in Moodus and charged with the above violations. Pearson was released on a  $140 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/13/16.

BOAT VS. MOTOR-VEHICLE - On April 30 at approximately 2:44 p.m., Vincent Ruff, 51, of Enfield Street, Hartford was traveling westbound on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike in East Haddam, operating a 1997 Ford F-150.  Robert Krutz, 70, of Falls Road, Moodus was traveling behind Ruff's vehicle, driving a 2002 Dodge Stratus. Police said that Ruff had stopped when he missed a left turn onto Bashan Road, and had started to back up. As Krutz had pulled to a stop, a boat that was being transported on the back of Ruff's pick-up truck struck the front end of his car. No injuries were reported, but Ruff was issued a written warning for Unsafe Backing.

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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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.

If you would be interested in receiving these reports as they are posted, just send an email request to TheNeighborhoodWatchReport@gmail.com


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.

If you would be interested in receiving these reports as they are posted, just send an email request toTheNeighborhoodWatchReport@gmail.com


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.