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.
Pothole blamed for accident
Claude Pouliot, 59, of Chicopee, Mass., was riding a motorcycle west on Route 112 in Salisbury July 4. At about 11:44 a.m., he said the front tire got caught in a defect in the road. Pouliot lost control. The motorcycle fell over. He was taken to Sharon Hospital with a minor injury. The entire left side of the 2007 Honda was damaged. No enforcement was noted.
Car hits guardrail
Spencer Reiss, 59, of Salisbury was driving west on Route 44 in Salisbury July 5. At about 9:51 a.m., he came close to the center line on a curve. He pulled the 2000 Jeep Cherokee to the right. It hit a guardrail. Reiss was not injured. He was given a written warning for failure to maintain the proper lane.
John Loverro, 47, of Wingdale, N.Y., was arrested on a warrant July 8, stemming from a March 10 incident on Millerton Road in Sharon. The complainant was Christian Eklund of the Millerton Road address.
Loverro was charged with operating a motor vehicle in violation of licensing classification and using a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission. He was also charged with failure to appear on an outstanding warrant. Bond was set at $10,000. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court July 11.
Car hits pole
Jan Vanaschvanwyck, 40, of Washington, Conn., was driving north on Route 7 in Falls Village July 8. At about 2:01 a.m., the 2002 Jeep Wrangler went off the right shoulder. It hit a utility pole. The entire right side of the car was damaged. Vanaschvanwyck was taken to Sharon Hospital as a precaution. He was charged with failure to drive in the proper lane.
Marijuana found at residence
Erik Tomaino, 41, of North Canaan was arrested at his West Main Street home July 8 after an 8:11 p.m. 911 call of a disturbance there. The complainant was Mary Coffey of the same address. An investigation revealed marijuana plants growing at the residence. Tomaino was charged with unauthorized manufacture/sale of marijuana and disorderly conduct. He was also found to be in violation of public health laws for allegedly turning off power and water to the residence. Bond was set at $17,500. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court July 11.
Gregory Caballero, 20, of Killawee Street in North Canaan was arrested July 9 without a warrant as a fugitive, based on information provided by the New York State Police. He was held without bond pending a July 11 appearance in Bantam Superior Court and extradition.
Driver flees scene
A 1999 Ford Ranger was involved in a single-vehicle collision and rollover on Route 44 in Salisbury at about 1:21 a.m. July 9. The accident occurred near the Twin Lakes Road intersection. A witness reported seeing a man crawl out the back window of the pickup truck and run to the woods just north of the crash. The man was not found after a search of the area. Emergency personnel on the scene provided the last known Salisbury address (on Walton Street) of the truck’s owner, Darrell Miller, 33. He was not located. The accident remains under investigation.
Car hits fence and tree
Kevin Dmytryka, 22, of Sylvania, Ohio, was driving east on Calkinstown Road in Sharon July 9. At about 12:54 a.m., 40 feet from the Route 41 intersection, he lost control on wet road. The 2001 Pontiac station wagon veered off the right shoulder. It hit a wooden fence. It continued for 50 feet and hit a tree. The car had heavy front-end damage. Dmytryka was not injured. He was charged with traveling too fast for conditions and failure to drive in the proper lane.
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