Troop I police reports
KEVIN NEWMAN, 35, of 481 Spring St., apt. B, Naugatuck, was charged Aug. 16 with driving under the influence and reckless driving.
Police reported an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 8 north between exists 23 and 25 in Beacon Falls. Newman appeared intoxicated and was tested, police reported. Bond was set at $5,000 and he was given a court date of Aug. 16 to appear in Derby Superior Court.
TYREESE CHERRY, 28, of 65 Glemby St., Hamden was charged Aug. 17 with driving under the influence and improper parking.
Police reported an anonymous party contacted state police and reported there was a vehicle parked in the middle of the road on Pine Crest Drive in Prospect. An officer found the car parked in the middle of the road at the intersection of Pine Crest Drive and Orchard Drive. Cherry appeared intoxicated and was tested, police reported. Bond was set at $1,000 and Cherry was given a court date of Sept. 4 to appear in Waterbury Superior Court.
- On Aug. 13 police responded to the report of a theft from a bank-owned home on Skokorat Road in Beacon Falls. Police reported an employee from a property management company came to the house to inspect it and found that bathroom fixtures, interior doors, the front door and the water heater were missing. No further information was given. The case remains under investigation.
- Thieves have been targeting cars in Prospect over the past two weeks.
Police reported a 2009 white Chevrolet Cobalt was stolen from the driveway of a home on Oak Court sometime overnight between Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. The car was unlocked and the keys were inside it, police reported. On Aug. 17, police received a report that a 1999 red Mercury Sable was stolen from the driveway of a home on Union City Road. The report did not state whether the Mercury Sable was unlocked or if the keys were left inside the car.
There has been a recent rise of car thefts in the area in which thieves are targeting cars the were either unlocked with the keys inside or left running at convenience stores, gas stations or in private driveways.
On Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 a total of three GPS units were stolen from two unlocked cars on Lee Road and Cedar Hill Road, police reported.
Earlier this week the Prospect Resident State Trooper’s Office issued an advisory to residents to make sure they leave their car doors locked. Police said the office has been inundated with reports of vehicles being rummaged through.