Police made arrests for DUI, investigated thefts and reported several accidents on Mansfield’s main roadways.
Following is a list of some of the Mansfield incidents and accidents responded to by State Police Troop C between Oct. 1-12, 2008:
* Oct. 10, State Police responded to a call from a cell phone reporting the erratic operation of a vehicle on Mansfield City Road. The operator of the vehicle, 57-year-old William A. Palmer of 206 Crane Hill Road in Mansfield, was tracked to his home and according to the police report, failed a sobriety test. He was charged with operating under the influence and released without bond, and is scheduled to appear in Rockville Court on Oct. 20.
* Oct. 10, 22-year-old Stacy Bergeron of 79 Spring St., Willimantic was arrested and accused of shoplifting shoes at Kohl’s department store in the East Brook Mall.
* Oct. 11, an accident that occurred at the intersection of Route 89 and Mount Hope Road is under investigation. The report states that cars driven by 82-year-old Carol Phillips of Storrs and 45-year-old Kenneth J. Stickney collided and had to be towed. No injuries were reported.
* Oct. 12, the car driven by 21-year-old Jonathan Mohrbacher of Mansfield Center was at the intersection of Route 89 and Mount Hope Road when it was struck by 21-year-old Megan L. Berube of Columbia who, the report states, made a left turn onto Mount Hope Road, causing a head-on collision. Both cars were heavily damaged and had to be towed. No injuries were reported.
* Oct. 12, the car driven 55-year-old Max Freyer of Middletown was struck by 19-year-old Robert E. Kay of New York when he made a left turn and swerved into Freyer’s car. The accident occured near the interesection of Routes 195 and 44. The report states that Kay failed a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to grant the right of way.
* Oct. 7, Andrew Stair of Baxter Road in Mansfield reported the theft of three laptop computers from his home that took place sometime between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The police report states that there was no sign of forced entry. Police spoke to neighbors, and a possible suspect has been identified, but the theft is still under investigation as of Oct. 12.
* Oct. 3, a three-car collision occurred on Hunting Lodge Road when the car driven by 30-year-old Dana E. Barrow of Willimantic hit the car driven by 21-year-old Jacqueline A. Bertozzi of Massachusetts pushing it into the car driven by 36-year-old Yang Ho Choi of Vernon, who had stopped for traffic. Barrow received a written warning for following too closely.
* Oct. 2, on Stearns Road in Mansfield the car driven by 16-year-old Michael Nicolas, with passengers 46-year-old Michael Nichols and 34-year-old David K. Stearns, left the road and hit a stone wall at 40 Stearns Road. There were minor injuries, and the driver was cited for failure to drive right.
* Oct. 2 at 12:41 a.m., the car driven by 21-year-old Kaisone Phouthasy of Westbrook failed to negotiate a corner on Hunting Lodge Road in Mansfield and entered the shoulder, “resulting in a collision with a grove of trees, prior to coming to a final rest,” the police report states. He was charged with making an improper right turn and failure to drive right.
* Oct. 2, at about 8 p.m. the car driven by 21-year-old Vanessa Lachappelle of Hampton drove into the oncoming path of the car driven by 22-year-old Jason Tedesco of Lebanon, causing severe damage to both vehicles. The accident occurred on Route 195 approaching the Route 6 East on-ramp in Mansfield. Tedesco’s car was forced off the right shoulder of Route 195; it struck and uprooted a fixed traffic signal, the police report states. Both drivers refused medical attention.
* Oct. 2, 54-year-old Terrie Carpenter of Coventry was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Routes 44 and 320 in Mansfield when her car was struck by another driven by 20-year-old William Tucci of Seymour. Tucci was cited for failure to maintain a reasonable distance.
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