New stop signs in Weston

The town of Weston has approved stop signs at the location of Lyons Plain Road and North Avenue. The Weston Police Dept. is advising drivers to be aware of the new condition, drive with caution in the area, and expect to see police presence upon implementation. Temporary stop signs will be placed on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and permanent ones will be placed shortly after by the town’s highway crew.

Police Log for Easton, Redding, Weston: Car theft, ID theft, untimely death, arrests

Weston Motor vehicle theft Police received a report of a stolen motor vehicle on Saturday, July 14, at 128 Valley Forge Road. The owner of the vehicle is Medina Heberto, a landscaper from Stamford. Heberto told police that a laborer who was working with him at the residence had absconded with his pickup truck. The vehicle was later recovered in Stamford and the laborer was arrested and charged with larceny. His name was not released by police because he is under 18. Mysterious broken car window On Monday, July 30, a resident on Codfish Lane in Weston reported that a … Read more

Woman faces drunk driving charges in Monroe, Easton

An Easton woman faces drunk driving charges in both Monroe and Easton after two incidents Thursday. According to police, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick-Weissman, 55, was first arrested in Monroe after officers responded to a 911 call about an erratic driver who had struck a vehicle and a small portion of a building at 447 Route 111. This is a location of the plaza that houses Dunkin Donuts, among other businesses. Police said Fitzpatrick-Weissman was arrested for driving under the influence. She posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court Aug. 20 to answer the Monroe charges. After … Read more

Former Easton EMT indicted in Massachusetts court

Former Easton EMT Christopher Barlow

Massachusetts authorities have lodged 58 separate charges, including taking and distributing photos of nude children, against former Easton EMT Christopher Barlow. According to an indictment filed Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Plymouth County Superior Court in Plymouth, the charges, all of which allegedly took place in the town of Duxbury from 2014 to 2015, include distributing photos of a nude child and photographing an unsuspecting nude person. Barlow, 21, is being indicted and formally arraigned Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston. He faces additional charges in Massachusetts, and allegations in Connecticut in addition to the latest indictment. … Read more

Redding man arrested for public indecency

A 48-year-old Redding man was charged with public indecency and breach of peace second degree Aug. 1 at 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot of T.J. Maxx at 14 Danbury Road for allegedly performing a lewd act on himself. Police said they received a complaint about the incident, and upon arrival at the parking lot, discovered the suspect partially disrobed inside his vehicle, a tan 2006 Mercedes ES330. John D. Dimenna III, of 10 Drummer Lane, Redding, posted $1,500 bond and is to appear in court Aug. 13.

Man found dead on Redding dirt road

A man was found dead inside a car in Redding Tuesday morning, July 31. After receiving a report of an unconscious man in the area of Newtown Turnpike and Route 53, Redding police and EMS personnel found the man in the driver’s seat of a car around 9 a.m. Officers and EMS personnel entered the vehicle and determined the man was dead. Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime detectives responded to process the scene. The man was taken by personnel from the medical examiner’s office to Farmington to determine the cause of death. This case is being investigated by State and … Read more

Police Log for Weston, Easton, Redding: MV Accident, car burglaries, ID theft

Weston Two-car accident Police responded to a report of a two-car accident on Sunday, July 15, shortly before 8:30 a.m., on Newtown Turnpike. According to police, Daniel E. Cabrera-Yanez, 31, of Austin Street, Danbury, pulled into a driveway at 492 Newtown Turnpike and while attempting to back out, struck a motor vehicle on Newtown Turnpike driven by Heidi Opinsky of Redding. There were no injuries reported. Cabrera-Yanez was issued a verbal warning for unsafe backing. Easton Outstanding warrant Kerry Pettinelli, 49, of Woodbury, surrendered herself to the Easton Police on Saturday, July 14, when she learned that there was a … Read more

Motor vehicle crash in Easton with injuries, DUI arrest

The Easton Police Department investigated the animal welfare complaint called in by the Westport Animal Shelter Advocates.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 19, the Easton Police Dept. received a 9-1-1 call reporting a Jeep into the woods with people still in the car. The driver, Erin McCann, 20, of 15 Banks Road, Easton, was placed under arrest for DUI, Assault 2nd degree with a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Drive Right. There were two passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash. One of which was seriously injured, medical condition unknown. McCann was released after posting a $500 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 31.

Easton police warn residents of ‘distraction burglaries’

The Easton Police Department has issued a statement warning residents of “distraction burglaries.” According to the release posted to the police department’s Facebook page, a distraction burglary occurs when a person with an ulterior motive tells lies to con their way into a home, or creates a diversion so an accomplice can sneak in a back door or window. As a means of avoiding these types of encounters, Easton police have advised the following: Never open your door to strangers and don’t hesitate to check with the police if you see someone you don’t recognize. Report suspicious people and vehicles … Read more

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