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.Reckless drivingJoshua Galusha, 35, of New Hartford was apprehended Feb. 18 at 2:41 p.m. at his Cottage Street residence following an investigation into an evading motor vehicle accident earlier in that day at 10 Street and Wickett Street in New Hartford. He was charged with reckless driving, evading responsibility and interfering with an officer. Bond was set at $2,500. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court March 12.Evading driverA 2005 Subaru Legacy was hit by an unknown vehicle and driver Feb. 19 while parked on Greenwoods Road (Route 44) about 100 feet east of Shepard Road in Norfolk. The entire driver’s side was damaged. The car is registered to John Migliaccio, 62, of White Plains, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.Motor vehicle chargesReginald Harrington, 45, of Winchester was stopped by police on Riverton Road in Colebrook at 4:04 a.m. Feb. 20. He was charged with failure to renew a vehicle registration, failure to carry minimum insurance, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license or registration, operating a motor vehicle without a license and disobeying a signal of a police officer. Bond was set at $1,000. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court March 12.Disorderly conductA 17-year-old female was arrested Feb. 20 after a 6:15 p.m. report of a disturbance at a Greenwoods Road residence in Colebrook. The complainant was Mark Greenier, 50, of Colebrook. The teenager was charged with disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $500. She was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Feb. 21.Car hits guardrailAbigail Williams, 37, of Winsted was driving south on Route 8 in Torrington Feb. 21. At about 5:47 p.m., just south of the Exit 45 on-ramp, she swerved to avoid an animal in the road. The 2005 Buick Rendezvous hit a guardrail on the right shoulder. It sustained moderate damage to the entire right side. The driver and passenger Earl Williams, 51, of the same address were not injured. Williams was given a written warning for failure to maintain the proper lane.Black ice blamed for crashLaura Crowley, 43, of Collinsville, Conn., was driving west on Route 202 in New Hartford Feb. 22. At about 6:32 a.m., she lost control on black ice. The 2003 Jeep Liberty hit a guardrail on the right side of the road. It crossed into the eastbound lane, where it hit a 1995 Subaru Impreza driven by Regina Scarpa, 43, of Torrington. Crowley was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with neck pain. No enforcement was noted.HarassmentThe New Hartford Resident State Trooper’s office is investigating a case of harassment involving a 16-year-old on Loomis Heights. A complaint was filed Feb. 23.Snowboard thieves caughtAt about 7:40 p.m., Feb. 23, three snowboards and bindings were reported stolen from Ski Sundown in New Hartford. Two 16-year-old males from Enfield, Conn., were apprehended a short distance away with the equipment in their possession. They were each charged with fifth-degree larceny. They were released on written promises to appear in Rockville Superior Court March 6.Parked car hitAn unknown driver and vehicle hit an unoccupied car parked on Greenwoods Road (Route 44), about 50 feet east of Westside Road in Norfolk Feb. 23. The 2012 Nissan Altima, registered to David Rosenbluth, 54, of Hartford sustained damage to a side mirror. It was reported at 10:22 p.m. The incident is under investigation.Three-car accidentThomas Flint, 26, of Fayetteville, N.C. was driving on Route 8 in Torrington Feb. 24. At about 6:25 a.m., about .1-mile south of exit 46, his 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt went into a spin on snow-covered road. The car was struck by a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by Chandler Barber, 52, of Barkhamsted. At about 6:37 a.m., a 2003 Ford F150 pickup truck driven by Ronald Dionne, 54, of Barkhamsted hit the rear of Barber’s pickup truck. There were no injuries to the drivers or Flint’s passengers Michelda Delmolino, 52, of Salisbury and Cayla Helms, 25, of Granite Falls, N.C., or Dionne’s passenger, Kevin Kaminski, 31, of New Hartford. Damage to all three vehicles was minor. Flint was given a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions. Barber was given a written warning for following too closely.Rear-end crashLouis Jasmin, 54, of Colebrook was driving on Route 44 in New Hartford Feb. 24. At about 7:01 a.m., near the intersection of East West Hill Road, his 2003 Dodge Neon hit the rear of a 1998 Saturn SL2 driven by Linda Malchiodi, 62, of Winsted. Malchiodi had slowed for a vehicle making a left turn. The road was snow-covered at the time. Damage was minor. There were no injuries. Jasmin was charged with traveling too fast for conditions.DUILetisha Renaud, 40, of Winsted was stopped by police on Route 44 in New Hartford at 3:58 p.m. Feb. 24 after a report of an erratic driver. She was charged with driving under the influence and following too closely. Bond was set at $500. She is to appear in Bantam Superior Court March 12.Rear-end collisionJessica Bedosky, 41, of Southbury, Conn., was driving east on Route 44 in Barkhamsted Feb. 24. At about 5:16 p.m., at the intersection of Route 318, she changed lanes without signaling, moving into the path of a 2009 Volvo S60 driven by Ashley Flaherty, 23, of Winsted. Flaherty’s car hit the rear of Bedosky’s car. Bedosky was charged with failure to signal.Car hits guardrailRonald Nelson, 61, of Winchester was driving west on Route 44 in Barkhamsted Feb. 24. At about 11:47 p.m., near the Fancher Road intersection, the 2002 Jeep began to slide. It hit a guardrail on the left shoulder. The Jeep, registered to Paul Nelson, of Bristol, sustained minor front end damage. Nelson was not injured. He was given a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions.Car hits poleKaitlin Nugent, 26, of New Canaan, Conn., was driving west on Route 202 in New Hartford Feb. 25. At about 12:06 a.m., she lost control on icy road. The 2001 Nissan Pathfinder hit a utility pole off the left side of the road. The car sustained heavy rear and passenger side damage. Nugent refused treatment at the scene for a minor leg injury. She was given a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.Car hits embankmentKathleen Stempeck, 49, of Riverton was driving east on Route 20 in Barkhamsted Feb. 25. At about 12:30 a.m., her 2005 Chevrolet Uplander went off the right side of the road. It hit an embankment and sideswiped a utility pole. There were no injuries to the driver or passenger Patricia Barone, 19, of Hartland, Conn. No enforcement was noted.Car hits guardrailDiana Tran, 39, of Winsted was driving on Route 44 in Barkhamsted Feb. 25. At about 12:30 a.m., at the intersection of Fancher Road, her 2005 Honda Accord hit black ice. It spun into a guardrail on the right shoulder. The car sustained minor left side damage. Tran was not injured. She was given a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions.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 email@example.com.