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Donald Simmons, 58, was arrested again on charges of possessing child pornography by the state police on Feb. 2, 2017.

The charges date back to 2015. The police interrogation of Simmons took place at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Conn., where according to the police arrest warrant he has been incarcerated for almost two years.

Simmons, a former resident of Sharon Valley Road, was convicted in 1995 of harassment in the second degree, and in 2010 of sexual assault in the second degree, tampering with a witness and violation of probation.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
Slid in the rain
Mindy E. Markowitz, 56, of Torrington was driving a 2016 Nissan Rogue westbound on Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4) in Sharon on March 7 at about 7 a.m. It was raining, the roadway was wet, traffic was light and the posted speed limit was 45 mph.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
Truck off road
Darryl L. Spence, 55, of Hartford was driving a 2015 International 4000 on Cemetery Hill Road in Cornwall on March 1 at about 10 a.m.
He failed to negotiate a left turn and drove off the side of the road to the right. He crashed through the wire rope guard rail and went down an embankment. He was issued a written warning for failure to drive right.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 
Unsafe backing
Three cars were parked on Mount Riga Road in Salisbury on Feb. 22. They were a 2011 Subaru Outback owned by Alicia Fitch of Salisbury,  a 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman owned by Stephen Fitch of Salisbury and 2009 Subaru Forester owned by Katherine Elizabeth Erwin of North Canaan.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 
Evading vehicle
Monica Winmill, 39, of New York state was traveling west on Route 44 in Salisbury just before the Millerton line on Feb. 16 at about 1:30 p.m. in a 2014 Ford Explorer.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
Struck from behind
A schoolbus traveling north on Gay Street in Sharon on Feb. 8 made a stop at 3:30 p.m. About six vehicles stopped behind it; behind them was a 2006 Chevrolet Express driven by David Kowalski, 47, of Falls Village. After Kowalski stopped, his car was struck from behind by a 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty driven by Scott Salmon, 46, of East Canaan.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
Larceny 
Adam Grosshandler, 33, of North Canaan was arrested on Feb. 1 and charged with larceny in the sixth degree/shoplifting. The arrest followed a complaint from Stateline Wine and Spirits in North Canaan. Grosshandler was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond. He was scheduled to appear at Bantam Superior Court on Feb. 14. 

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New arrest on child porn charges

Donald Simmons, 58, was arrested again on charges of possessing child pornography by the state police on Feb. 2, 2017.
The charges date back to 2015. The police interrogation of Simmons took place at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Conn., where according to the police arrest warrant he has been incarcerated for almost two years.
Simmons, a former resident of Sharon Valley Road, was convicted in 1995 of harassment in the second degree, and in 2010 of sexual assault in the second degree, tampering with a witness and violation of probation.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
Snow on Road

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The following information was provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
DWAI arrest

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The following information was provided by the New York State Police. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Road rage charges
 On Tuesday, Dec. 27, New York State Police from the Wappinger barracks were dispatched to a two-car hit-and-run property damage auto collision on Interstate 84 in the area of Route 52.

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