The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:
FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On Feb. 16 at approximately 10:39 a.m., Donald Mathieu, 60, of Ballahack Road, East Haddam was traveling westbound on the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike in Moodus, driving a 2009 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck. Police said that Mathieu struck an unoccupied 2010 Buick Lucerne on the vehicle's front, left-hand side. No injuries were reported, but the unoccupied vehicle required towing. Police issued Mathieu a written-warning for Failure to Drive Upon the Right.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INTERFERING WITH AN EMERGENCY CALL, ASSAULT, STRANGULATION AND UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT - On Feb. 21 at approximately 2:33 a.m., Alexei Carter, 45, of Cherry Swamp Road, Moodus was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with an Emergency Call, 3rd-Degree Assault, 2nd-Degree Strangulation and 2nd-Degree Unlawful Restraint. Carter was released on a $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 2/23/15.
OBJECT VS. MOTOR-VEHICLE - On March 3 at approximately 1:18 p.m., James Papallo, 58, of Allen avenue, Meriden was traveling westbound on Route 82 (Norwich Road) in East Haddam, operating a 2011 Freightliner M2 liquor delivery truck, in the area of Creek Row. Mario Lopes, 31, of Nash Road, New Bedford, MA. was traveling behind the truck, when a 1/4 keg container fell from the truck and struck the front end of his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Police issued Papallo a written warning for Failure to Secure a Load.
POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS - On March 7 at approximately 8:42 p.m., Gerald J. Tuttle, 27, of Sarah Baker Road, East Haddam was arrested by West Hartford Police and charged with Illegal Possession of Narcotics. Tuttle was released on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Hartford Superior Court on 3/19/15.
BREACH OF PEACE, THREATENING AND HARASSMENT - On March 9 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Christopher Smith, 23, of Cedar Lake Drive, Haddam was turned over by State Police, Troop F from Westbrook for warrant servicing. Smith was transported to Troop K in Colchester to be processed, and charged with Breach of Peace, 2nd-Degree Threatening and 2nd-Degree Harassment. He was released on a $2,500 bond and given a court date of 3/24/15 at Middletown Superior Court.
LARCENY - On March 12 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Christopher Moore, 41, of Alger Road, East Haddam was arrested, based on an outstanding warrant and charged with 1st-Degree Larceny. Moore was held on a $50,000 bond and appeared at Norwich Superior Court on the same day.
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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