Police Log for Redding and Weston: Fraud, ID theft, one-car rollover

Redding Criminal arrest Rebecca Sarich, 29, of Old Stage Coach Road, turned herself in at the police department on Monday, Sept. 24, for a violation of probation charge. This violation occurred on Aug. 28. She was processed at the police department and then released on a written promise to appear.   Fraud/identity theft On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a Wagon Wheel Road resident reported that he was a victim of identity theft. He said that  credit cards in his name were shipped by UPS to a location in Queens, N.Y., without his permission. This is under investigation. On Thursday, Sept. 27, … Read more

DeLuca named captain of Redding Police Department

Marc DeLuca was recently named captain of the Redding Police Department. He replaced Mark O’Donnell, who was promoted to chief of the department in August. DeLuca was one of four Redding police sergeants who applied for the position, according to O’Donnell. All applicants were required to take a test. “There was a 10-question test and the Board of Selectmen administered the questions and graded them,” said O’Donnell, adding he put together the questions for the exam. “They all did really well and I left it up to the Board of Selectmen of pick,” he said. DeLuca, 50, was an auxiliary … Read more

Easton police chief honored by commissioners’ association

Three Connecticut police chiefs were honored by the State of Connecticut Police Commissioners Association at the Distinguished Chiefs Awards Dinner, held Sept. 26 at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange. Those honored were Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw, Newtown Police Chief James Viadero and East Haven Police Chief Edward Lennon. Shaw was nominated for the award by Easton Police Commissioner Marvin Gelfand, the association’s treasurer. The award was presented to Shaw by his longtime co-worker and personal friend, Stamford Police Chief Jon Fonteneau. Shaw took over as Easton’s sixth police chief in July 2015. He retired from the Stamford Police … Read more

Police Log for Easton, Redding, Weston: Suspicious person, DWI, car crashes

Easton Suspicious person At 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the mother of young children reported that a white male in a black sedan approached the children on Marich Drive, asking them for directions. A police officer in the area was unable to locate the vehicle. Redding DWI At about 9:15 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 20, on Sunset Hill Road and Route 58, there was a report of a motor vehicle crash. The operator of the vehicle was Keith Crudginton, 59, of Fairfield. He crashed his vehicle while rounding a curve near 17 Sunset Hill Road. There were no injuries … Read more

Police Log for Easton, Weston, Redding: Arrests, computer scam, evading responsibility

Easton Arrest On Tuesday, Sept.11, at around 2:45 p.m., police assisted the Aquarion Water Company police with a motor vehicle stop. During the stop, police were informed by dispatch that the Easton Police Department held an active PRAWN warrant for David Schneider, 51, of Belle Harbor, N.Y., for failure to appear in the second degree for an infraction he received in November 2017 for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. After posting a court ordered bond of $500, Schneider was released and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Larceny, ID theft, forgery On Thursday, Sept.13, Davian England, … Read more

Weston police chief to address Kiwanis Club this Saturday

Weston Police Chief Edwin Henion will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Weston on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Norfield Parish Hall, 64 Norfield Road. Chief Henion will discuss updates to the Weston Police Department, and answer questions from the audience. Breakfast will be served and members of the public are welcome to the event, which begins at 8:30. The chief joined the Weston Police Department in September 2017 after 28 years with the Connecticut State Police where he served as lieutenant colonel and directed the Office of Professional Standards and Support Services. For more information and to learn how to … Read more

Missing Redding teen found after first responders search all night

A 19-year-old male was found at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, after first responders from across Connecticut spent the night searching for him.  Between midnight and around 1 a.m., Redding police received a call from the teen’s friends, who said they were worried about him, according to a member of the Redding volunteer fire department. The caller stated his friend was threatening suicide. The caller also said his friend had threatened to hurt himself on prior occasions. At around 2 a.m., after police had been searching for at least one hour, they contacted all three Redding volunteer fire departments for assistance in … Read more

Police Log for Redding, Easton, Weston: Accident, domestic dispute, fraud

Weston Two-car accident Police responded to a call about a two-car motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, Sept. 5, shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Lyons Plain Road near the intersection of Davis Hill Road. Steven Knapp, 60, of 360 Lyons Plain Road, told police that as he was exiting his driveway, a Toyota Sienna driven by Kieran Wynn, 22, of Treadwell Lane, came around the corner at a high rate of speed and struck the front end of his vehicle, causing it to spin clockwise and come to stop in bushes on the side of the road. Wynn said after his … Read more

Weston emergency responders deal with ‘disaster’

With continuous news about school violence and natural disasters, Weston’s emergency responders held a training session to help ensure safety at the town’s schools. Active shooter simulations and safety seminars were part of Weston’s Joint Incident Response Training, day-long session for police, fire and emergency-services personnel. Having all three safety-related departments on hand for the exercise was vital, according to Weston Police Chief Ed Henion. “Joint incident responses mean a coordinated effort among police, firefighters and EMS,” said Henion. “The purpose is to better protect the Weston school campus from any sort of adverse incident — which could be a … Read more

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