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Connecticut State Police Troop B

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.

Evading driver

An unknown driver left the scene after hitting an unoccupied vehicle parked on Millerton Road in Salisbury. The 2001 Daewoo Nubira sustained damage to the driver’s side rear tail light. Owner Samantha Williamson told police she parked the car in front of her home at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4. She discovered the damage at about 8:45 a.m. Dec. 5.

Car hits guardrail

Sarah Vallera, 57, of Winsted was driving west on Route 44 in Salisbury Dec. 5. At about 7:41 a.m., she lost control on a curve near the Between the Lakes Road intersection. The 1995 Mercury Marquis hit a guardrail. It sustained minor front-end damage. Vallera was not injured. She was given a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.

Three-car accident

William Holcomb, 63, of Falls Village attempted to drive across Route 63 onto Barnes Road in Falls Village at about 5:25 p.m. Dec. 7. His 2000 Lincoln Continental hit a 1994 Buick Regal driven north on Route 63 by Kevin Titus, 55, of Falls Village.

After the impact, Holcomb’s car went out of control. It hit a 2005 Toyota Rav4 stopped at the Barnes Road stop sign and driven by Graham Higgins, 32, of Falls Village. All three vehicles sustained front-end damage. Higgins was taken to Sharon Hospital for evaluation. He was later released with no apparent injuries. Holcomb was charged with failure to grant the right of way at a stop sign.

Breach of peace

Two people were arrested Dec. 9 after a 7:07 p.m. report of a disturbance in the Stop & Shop parking lot on Route 44 in North Canaan. Alexander Jacopino, 20, of North Canaan and a 17-year-old female were both charged with breach of peace. Bond was set at $500 each. They were to appear in Bantam Superior Court Dec. 12.

Black ice causes accident

Kelley Smith-Hull, 27, of Sharon was driving north on East Street in Sharon Dec. 10. At about 7:49 a.m., she lost control on a curve covered in black ice. The 2006 Toyota Corolla skidded off the road. It hit a utility pole. The car sustained extensive front-end damage. Smith-Hull was not injured. No enforcement was taken.


Sarah Lovallo, 27, of North Canaan was stopped by police on Route 7 in North Canaan Dec. 12 after troopers responded to a report of an erratic driver. An investigation revealed the vehicle had been in an accident prior to Lovallo being stopped. 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 Jan. 3.

The Lakeville Journal will publish the outcome of police charges. Contact us by mail at PO Box 1688, Lakeville, CT 06039, Attn: Police Blotter, or send an email, with “police blotter” in the subject line, to cynthiah@lakeville journal.com.


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