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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.

Car hits tree

Julie Jones, 51, of Southfield, Mass., was driving north on Undermountain Road in Salisbury Jan. 23. At about 9:39 p.m., about .2 miles north of Cobble Road, she lost control in poor weather conditions. Her 2008 BMW 328xiT hit a tree. It sustained heavy front-end damage. Jones was not injured. She was given a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.

Library cash taken, again

Staff at Scoville Library on Main Street in Salisbury filed a complaint Jan. 24 of cash stolen from the building. It was the second such incident within a week. Both incidents are under investigation.

Warrant arrest

Matthew Westfall, 29, of Goshen turned himself in at Troop B Jan. 24 on a warrant. He was charged with failure to appear. Bond was set at $500. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Feb. 6. Westfall was also charged with one count of failure to appear on a warrant from Danbury Court. Bond was set at $500 for that case. He is to appear in Danbury Feb. 13.

SUV breaks through guardrail

Howard Odell, 70, of Lakeville was driving east on Route 112 in Salisbury Jan. 25. At about 1:41 p.m., his 2003 Ford Expedition went off the right shoulder. It hit and went through a guardrail and down an embankment. It stopped in brush. Odell was not injured. The accident is under investigation.


James Testa, 42, of Bristol was arrested at about 10:52 p.m. Jan. 25 after an investigation into a disabled vehicle on Route 44 in North Canaan. He was charged with driving under the influence. No bond was set. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Feb. 6.

Car hits tree

Richard Sachs, 84, of New York City was driving south on Town Street in Cornwall Jan. 29. At about 9:04 a.m., he lost control due to an unknown mechanical reason. The 2009 Subaru Forester went off the right shoulder. It hit a tree. It sustained heavy front-end damage. Sachs was not injured. No enforcement was noted.

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@lakevillejournal.com.


An article in the Jan. 26 Lakeville Journal incorrectly stated that Emmy Award-winning television sports producer Ed Beddingfield’s production company also does local events such as weddings. The Journal regrets the error.

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