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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.

Stolen car found

An unknown person stole a 2008 Toyota Yaris from a home on Winchester Road in Norfolk. The unidentified owner reported the theft occurred between 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 5:30 a.m. Sept. 26. The keys had been left in the car. It was later found abandoned in the woods off Old Waterbury Turnpike in Winchester. The theft is under investigation.

Rear-end collision

Irving Reyell, 38, of Winsted was driving on Central Avenue in New Hartford Sept. 26. At about 8:25 a.m., his 2005 Ford F250 hit the rear of a 2000 Chrysler CXL driven by Denise Dalfino, 56, of New Hartford. Dalfino had stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Route 219. There were no injuries. Damage was minor. No enforcement was noted.

Warrant arrest

Victoria Welna, 24, of Unionville was arrested in New Hartford on a warrant Sept. 27. She was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment. Bond was set at $10,000. She was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Sept. 27.

Larceny

A larceny was reported at the Patco on Main Street in New Hartford Sept. 28. The theft occurred on Sept. 11 at 7:20 p.m. It remains under investigation.

Car hits guardrail

Peter Boyle, 58, of Norfolk was driving north on Route 8 in Torrington Sept. 28. At about 4:34 p.m., just south of Exit 46, the 2009 Honda Fit drifted off the left shoulder. It hit a guardrail. Boyle was not injured. He was given a written warning for failure to maintain the proper lane.

Sexual assault

Michael Downing, 34, of Amenia, N.Y., was held by New York authorities as a fugitive from justice and returned to Connecticut on a warrant Sept. 29. The warrant stemmed from an alleged sexual assault on a 15-year-old that occurred in Norfolk in April 2011. Downing was charged with risk of injury to a minor, fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree unlawful restraint. Bond was set at $25,000. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Oct. 11.

DUI

Carrie Taylor, 29, of Torrington was arrested on a warrant Sept. 30 following an investigation by Troop B into a March 15 report by Canton Police of an erratic driver on Route 202 in New Hartford. Taylor was charged with reckless driving, disobeying a signal of a police officer and driving under the influence. Bond was set at $20,000. She is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Oct. 11.

Rear-end crash

Robin Batchelder, 32, of Tariffville was driving east on Route 44 in Barkhamsted Sept. 30. At about 5:14 p.m., her 2001 Toyota Camry hit the rear of a 2005 Honda Accord driven by Brian Desmond, 54, of Suffield. There were no injuries. Damage was minor. Batchelder was given a written warning for following too closely.

Rollover

Adam Cormier, 19, of Winsted was driving north on Route 183 in Colebrook Oct. 1. At about 11:33 a.m., the 2004 Honda Pilot veered off the right shoulder. It hit a utility pole and rolled onto its roof. Cormier was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with minor injuries. He was given a written warning for making a restricted turn.

Evading driver

Melissa Powell, 25, of Torrington was driving north on Route 8 in Torrington Oct. 1. At about 3:52 a.m., the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee veered off the northbound lane. It hit a traffic sign. Powell left the scene. The vehicle was located later on Elm Street in Winsted. It had heavy front-end and roof damage. The driver and passenger Cameron Walton, 33, of Winsted were not injured. Powell was charged with evading responsibility and failure to maintain the proper lane.

Assault and disorderly

James Kucia, 50, of New Hartford was arrested Oct. 2 after an investigation into a disturbance at his Cottage Street home. The complainant is Laura Kucia, 45, of the same address. James Kucia was charged with disorderly conduct and assault. He was taken to Sharon Hospital for an unrelated complaint. Bond was set at $2,500. He was to appear in Bantam Superior court Oct. 3.

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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