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Connecticut State Police Troop B Police Blotter

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 cargo damaged

An unknown person entered a delivery truck parked at Jeannine Fundraising on Wickett Street in New Hartford. Cargo was damaged. The incident was reported Aug. 1. It is under investigation.

Attempted break-in

A Cedar Lane homeowner in New Hartford returned home Aug. 2 to find the front door damaged as a result of someone trying to gain access.  Anyone with information should call Trooper Strolis at 860-379-8621.

Possible robbery results in injury

The New Hartford resident state trooper’s office responded to Treehouse Arts and Antiques on Main Street at 3:32 p.m. Aug. 2. A victim was injured it what may have been an attempted robbery. The victim was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The case was turned over to the Western District Major Crime Squad.

House burglarized

A home on Ashpohtag Road in Norfolk was burglarized. The incident was reported at 5:25 p.m. Aug. 3 by Jeanne Moye of Fairfield.

Car swerves into brush

Jordan Hitchcock, 23, of Winsted was driving on Route 182 in Norfolk Aug. 4. At about 12:22 a.m., he observed a deer in the road. He swerved to avoid it. The 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass went off the left shoulder and into brush. It sustained undercarriage damage. Hitchcock was not injured. He was given a written warning for making a restricted turn.

Marijuana plants found

The Norfolk resident state trooper’s office is investigating the cultivation of marijuana plants in a field on North Street. The property is owned by St. Mary’s Cemetery Association. Anyone with information should call 860-542-5249.

Warrant arrest

Robert Cushard, 37, of Winsted was arrested on a warrant Aug. 5 stemming from an incident involving victim Peter Roth, 59, of New Hartford. Cushard was turned over to the Western District Major Crime Squad at the Westfield, Mass., District Court. He was transferred to Litchfield Superior Court where he was arraigned. He was held on $250,000 bond. He was also charged with violation of probation. Bond was set at $16,000.

House broken into

An unknown person kicked in the back door of a seasonal home on Eno Hill Road in Colebrook at about 3:20 p.m. Aug. 5. An alarm was activated. Nothing of value appeared to have been taken. The incident is under investigation.


Patrick Parisi, 23, of Winsted was stopped by police on routes 44 and 8 in Winsted at 1:51 a.m. Aug. 7. He was charged with driving under the influence and no headlights. Bond was set at $500. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Aug. 15.

Warrant arrest

Ryan Bahr, 38, of Winsted was arrested on a warrant Aug. 7 stemming from an April 15 complaint of stolen auto parts. The complainant is Frank Fredsall of Colebrook. Bahr was charged with larceny and criminal trespass. Bond was set at $1,000. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Aug. 22.

Juvenile arrested

A 15-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct Aug. 7 after an investigation into an incident of domestic violence at a North Street residence in Norfolk. The complainants were William and Tina Hill of Norfolk. The juvenile was released on a written promise to appear in Torrington Juvenile Court Aug. 11.

Kayak stolen

An Old Town Twin Otter kayak was reported stolen from Main Stream Canoe on Route 44 in New Hartford Aug. 7. The kayak is yellow and orange with a Main Stream decal on the bow. The theft is under investigation.

No right-of-way

John Lizzi, 82, of Pleasant Valley was driving on Ripley Hill Road in Barkhamsted Aug. 8. At about 8:36 a.m., he attempted to pull out onto Route 44. His 2003 Hyundai Sonata hit the passenger side of a 2004 Honda Accord driven west on Route 44 by Kimberly Hall, 50, of Red Hook, N.Y. There were no injuries. Lizzi was given a written warning for failure to grant the right-of-way.

The Winsted Journal will publish the outcome of police charges. Contact us by mail at PO Box 835, Winsted, CT 06098, Attn: Police Blotter, or send an email, with “police blotter” in the subject line, to winstedjournal@sbcglobal.net.

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