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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.


Herbert Deloy, 67, of Barkhamsted was arrested Oct. 3 after troopers responded to a 2-car accident on Route 44 in Barkhamsted. An unidentified driver had attempted to turn left from the eastbound lane onto Old North Road. Deloy’s vehicle hit the rear of the stopped vehicle. There were no serious injuries. As a result of an investigation, Deloy was charged with driving under the influence, failure to have minimum vehicle insurance, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and following too closely. Bond was set at $2,000. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Oct. 4.

Tenant damages property

Matthew McDonald, 28, of New Hartford was arrested at his Cottage Street apartment Oct. 4 following an investigation into a disturbance there. The victims were Allison Reynolds and Jennifer Greene, who live in the same building, and Valley Girl Properties, of Avon. McDonald was charged with breach of peace, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and criminal damage of a landlord’s property. No bond was set. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Oct. 5.

Rear-end collision

Sean Kozlak, 23, of New Hartford was driving west on Old North Road in Barkhamsted Oct. 4. At about 4:54 p.m., his 1994 Dodge Dakota hit the rear of a 2002 Honda CR-V driven by Susanne Adams, 47, of Winsted. Adams had stopped for an unspecified reason. There were no injuries. Kozlak was charged with following too closely.

Three-car crash

Raymond Vuto, 55, of Winsted was driving west on Route 44 in Barkhamsted Oct. 4. At about 4:17 p.m., his 2005 Toyota 4Runner hit the rear of a 2007 Hyundai Elantra driven by Deborah Rodenberg, 48, of New Hartford. Rodenberg had stopped and was signaling to turn left into the Winsted Animal Hospital parking lot. Crusito Pinckney, 27, of Canton took evasive action but the 2008 Ford F550 hit the rear  of Vuto’s car. Rodenberg was taken to Winsted Health Center with minor injuries. Vuto was charged with following too closely.

Breach of peace

Deja Paschal, 17, of Winsted was arrested Oct. 4 on a warrant held by the Winsted Police Department. He was charged with breach of peace. Paschal was released on a written promise to appear in Bantam Superior Court Oct. 17.

Car hits school bus

Michael Turner, 44, of Simsbury was driving west on Route 318 in Barkhamsted Oct. 5. At about 1:50 p.m., his unspecified vehicle crossed the double yellow line. It hit a school bus driven by an unspecified driver. The 2011 bus is owned by Legeyt Bus Service in Barkhamsted. Turner was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with possible injuries. He was charged with failure to carry vehicle insurance and failure to stay right on a curve.

Car hits pole

Alexandra Wetmore, 44, of Madison, Conn., was driving north on Holcomb Hill Road in New Hartford Oct. 5. At about 7:50 p.m., near the intersection of Loomis Heights, the 1997 Volvo V850 went off the right side of the road. It hit a utility pole. Wetmore was not injured. She was charged with making an improper turn.

Unsafe backing

Michael Murelli, 16, of New Hartford was driving north on W. West Hill Road in Barkhamsted Oct. 7. At about 5:11 p.m., he stopped at a stop sign at the Route 44 intersection. Melissa Jacques, 25, of Winsted came to a stop behind him. Murelli began to back up. The 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee hit Jacques’ 2003 Subaru Legacy. There were no injuries to the drivers or passengers Sawyer Jacques, 2 and Terri Murelli, 51. Since Michael Murelli was being instructed by Terri Murelli, she was charged with unsafe backing.

Evading driver

A driver in an unidentified vehicle struck the right front wheel of a 2005 International 4400 at about 12:52 p.m. Oct. 7. The driver left the scene. The truck, owned by Quinoco Inc. in Bristol, Conn. and operated by Greg Cadarr, 48, of Torrington was stopped facing south on Route 219 at the Route 44 intersection in New Hartford. He was not injured. Damage to the truck was minor.

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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