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Police Blotter: CT 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.

Struck a utility pole

On July 24 at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Clayton Road in North Canaan a 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Adam Derwitsch, 23, of Ashley Falls, Mass., struck an Eversource utility pole. Derwitsch stated he was not looking at the road. He was issued a verbal warning for failure to maintain the lane.

Struck a guardrail

On July 24 at approximately 10 p.m. on Mudge Pond Road in Sharon a 2019 Subaru Forester driven by Amy Tocco, 55, of Sharon swerved off the roadway and struck a metal rope guardrail. She was issued a verbal warning for failure to maintain the lane.

Flat tire

On July 25 at approximately 7 a.m. on Canaan Road in Falls Village a 2010 Subaru Legacy driven by Garrett Happ, 19, of Great Barrington, Mass., got a flat tire  and struck an object off the road. He was issued an infraction for failure to maintain the lane.

Disturbance at camp

On July 26 at approximately 4 p.m. Troop B responded to an active domestic disturbance at the Lone Oak Campsites in North Canaan. Following an investigation, Paola Cartagena, 22, of Waterbury, Conn., was charged with breach of peace in the second degree and assault in the third degree. She was scheduled to appear in Torrington Superior Court on July 27. The other party involved, Samantha Avila, 27, of Waterbury, Conn., was found to have an outstanding warrant. She was charged with failure to appear in the second degree. She was scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Sept. 8.

Domestic incident

On July 26 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Troop B responded to a domestic incident on Norfolk Road in North Canaan. Albert Gould, 41, of North Canaan was charged with disorderly conduct. He was scheduled to appear in Torrington Superior Court on July 27. 

Rear-ended a street sweeper

On July 29 at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Church Street in North Canaan a 2009 Ford F-150 driven by Katherine McClearn, 20, of Summit, N.J., collided into the rear of a 1985 Mobile street sweeper registered to the town of North Canaan and driven by Byron Carlson, 67, of North Canaan. McClearn was transported to Sharon Hospital for minor injuries. She was issued an infraction for failure to drive at a reasonable distance apart.

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