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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. 
Break-in 
On May 10 at about 5:46 a.m., Troop B responded to a call about a break-in at the Paramount Laundry on Church Street in North Canaan. A rear door to the business had been forced open. Cash and change had been taken.  
Anyone with information is asked to call Troop B at 860-626-1820. 
Domestic disturbance

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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. 
  
Lost control
On April 4 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Gianna Frattini, 29, of Eastchester, N.Y., was driving her 2012 Toyota Prius southbound on Route 7 in Sharon. Near the intersection with Route 4, she lost control of the vehicle, which crossed over the right shoulder and struck two trees.

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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.
Unlawfully dealing with a child charges
On Wednesday, March 15, New York State Police from the Dover Plains barracks arrested 26-year-old Melissa L. Bootier of Wingdale, for three counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the 1st Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a Violation.

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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. 
  
Bad check
On April 27 at approximately 1:30 p.m., James Anthony Wilbur reported that he had been given a check that proved to be fraudulent when he attempted to cash it. The case is under investigation.
Domestic disturbance

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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. 
 
Firearm violation
On April 19 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Derek H. Ford, 38, of East Canaan surrendered himself at Troop B on an arrest warrant.
He was charged with violation of probation or conditional discharge, and with sale or transfer of a prohibited firearm. Bail was set at $15,000.

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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. 
 
Undercarriage damage
On April 12 at about 3 p.m., Paul Steven Deren of Branford, Conn., was driving eastbound on Salisbury Road (Route 44) in North Canaan in a 2016 Isuzu NRR registered to the Whalley Glass Company of Derby. Approximately 647 feet west of Honey Hill Road, the truck exited the roadway onto the eastbound shoulder.

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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. 
 
Identity theft
On April 5 at about 12:45 p.m., Kenneth Schechter of Salisbury reported that his identity was used without his permission to purchase services, and that someone had attempted to open various accounts using his identity. The case is under investigation.
Left the scene

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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.
Ancram man arrested in drug bust
Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that two Columbia County men have been arrested and charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs in the town of Claverack. The arrests are the result of a multiagency joint drug investigation.

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Parking lot mishap
On March 28 at about 11:45 a.m., troopers investigated a report of a motor vehicle leaving the municipal parking lot by the intersection of Routes 7 and 44 in North Canaan after backing into another car.

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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. 
 
Weapon and alcohol
On March 22, North Canaan Resident State Trooper Gregory Naylor was assisting probation officers conducting a random home visit on Pease Street in North Canaan when he had a chance encounter with Derek H. Ford, 38, of East Canaan. He determined that Ford was under the influence of alcohol and in possession of a loaded rifle. 

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