Connecticut State Police Troop B Police Blotter Winsted Area
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 at firehouse
A larceny at the South End Fire Department on Antolini Road in New Hartford was reported Aug. 23. The incident is under investigation.
Car hits guardrail
Carl Weymouth, 48, no address given, was driving north on West River Road in Barkhamsted Aug. 25. At about 9:07 p.m., his 2007 Toyota Prius traveled off the right shoulder. It hit and damaged about 30 feet of guardrail. Weymouth was not injured. He was found at fault. Specific enforcement was not noted.
Rodney LaFlamme, 49, of Gaylordsville was driving east on Route 44 in Barkhamsted Aug. 27. At about 2:51 p.m., near the intersection of Knob Hill Road, he lost control. His 2005 Dodge Neon crossed the double yellow line. It hit a 1996 VW Jetta head-on. The Jetta was driven by Hilary Pader, 22, of Winsted. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles. They were taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and then Hartford Hospital for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries. LaFlamme’s passenger, Taylor Lewis, 18, of Barkhamsted, was not injured. LaFlamme was charged with failure to drive right.
Edward Smith, 56, of Colebrook was stopped by police on West River Road in Barkhamsted at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 27. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, traveling too fast for conditions, failure to properly display a registration and failure to secure a load. Bond was set at $500. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Sept. 6.
Car hits tree
Michelle Poreda, 19, of Winsted was driving east on Route 182 in Norfolk Aug. 28. At about 8:01 p.m., about 400 feet east of Route 44, the 2003 VW Passat hit a tree that had fallen across the road. The car had minor front bumper and undercarriage damage. Poreda was not injured. She was given a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions.
Johnathon Stratton, 22, of Winsted was driving north on Route 8 Aug. 29. At about 5:21 p.m., at the intersection of Route 44, his 1984 VW Rabbit hit the rear of a 2003 Hyundai Sonata driven by Susan Hazen, 53, of Winsted. Hazen had moved forward to turn right and stopped again to wait for traffic. Damage was minor. There were no injuries to the drivers or Hazen’s passenger, Brandon Post, 33, of Torrington. Stratton was charged with following too closely.
Stop sign violation
Alan Beavers, 20, of New Hartford was driving north on South Road in New Hartford Aug. 29. At about 7:24 a.m., he attempted to turn left onto Route 202. His 1999 Dodge Dakota hit a 2011 Buick LaCrosse driven by Susan Knox, 65, of Burlington. Knox was driving east on Route 202. There were no injuries. Beavers was charged with failure to obey a stop sign.
Sex offender registration charge
A Barkhamsted resident was arrested Aug. 30 for failure to verify an address in accordance with sex offender laws. No name was given. Bond was set at $25,000. The arrestee was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Aug. 31.
Allyson Dayton, 19, of Norfolk was arrested on warrants Aug. 30. She was charged with four counts of failure to appear. Dayton was unable to post bond. She was transported by state troopers to Bantam Superior Court for arraignment that day.
Motor vehicle, drug and weapon charges
Scott Silvernale, 23, of Winchester was stopped by police on Route 44 in Barkhamsted at 9:17 p.m. Aug. 31 for a motor vehicle equipment violation. A dangerous weapon and drug paraphernalia were found. Silvernale was charged with failure to have tail lamps, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $5,000. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Sept. 12.
Breach of peace
Michael Irwin, 28, of New Hartford was arrested Sept. 1 following a disturbance on Main Street in New Hartford. The victims were Elizabeth White, 30, of Southwick, Mass., and Troopers Cory MacDonald, 35 and Richard Strolis, 36. Irwin was charged with interfering with a police officer, breach of peace and criminal attempt to commit a crime. Bond was set at $2,500. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Sept. 2.
Frank Ursone, 41, of Winsted was driving west on Route 202 in New Hartford Sept. 1. At about 5:59 p.m., his 2011 Ford Taurus hit the rear of a 2006 Honda CR-V driven by Robert Omarra, 37, of Torrington. Omarra was stopped at a traffic signal at the Cedar Lane intersection. There were no injuries. Ursone was charged with following too closely.
William Landers, 42, of Barkhamsted was arrested at his Carriage Lane home Sept. 1 after a 12:15 a.m. 911 call to report a domestic disturbance. The victim is Juliana Simone, 50, of the same address. Landers was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and driving under the influence. Bond was set at $2,500. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court later that day.
Christopher Mansolf, 25, of Meriden was riding a motorcycle west on Route 44 in New Hartford Sept. 2. At about 9:15 a.m., he observed his father, who was riding in front of him, apply his brakes. Mansolf braked hard. The 1986 Suzuki went into a skid. It slid on its right side. Mansolf was wearing a helmet and riding jacket. He refused treatment at the scene for a minor injury. He was given a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.
The New Hartford resident state trooper’s office is investigating a burglary at a vacant Steele Road home reported Sept. 2. The complainant was Theresa Steeves of New Hartford. Anyone with information should call Trooper Strolis at 860-379-8621.
Car hits brush and tree
Oday Omar, 20, of Oakville was driving south on Turnbull Road in New Hartford Sept. 2. At about 10:56 p.m., he failed to negotiate the “T” intersection at West Hill Road. The 1995 Nissan Maxima traveled off the south side of West Hill Road. It hit brush and a tree. Omar was not injured. He was given a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.
Katherine Boiczyk, 32, of New Hartford was stopped by police at 1:24 a.m. Sept. 4 for driving erratically on Greenwoods Avenue in New Hartford. She was charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain the proper lane. Bond was set at $500. She is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Sept. 19.
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