Police are investigating an armed robbery at a gas station and a serious motorcycle accident, made arrests for assault, DUI and issued tickets for several fender-benders.
Following is a list of some of the Mansfield incidents and accidents responded to by State Police Troop C between Oct. 12-21, 2008:
* On Sunday, Oct. 12 at 8:23 p.m., police arrested 19-year-old Robert E. Kay of Jordan, New York after he struck a car driven by Max Freyer of Middletown. Freyer, with two passengers, was westbound on Route 44 making a right turn on the green light onto Route 195. Kay was driving eastbound on Route 44 and made a left turn into Freyer’s lane. Kay failed a sobriety test and was arrested for DUI, and failure to grant right of way at an intersection.
* On Monday, Oct. 13, the car driven by 27-year-old Melissa Gulish of Manchester was sideswiped by 72-year-old Benjamin Sachs of Storrs/Mansfield. Gulish was in the left-turn lane of Route 195 at the I-84 West exit when Sachs attempted to merge into that lane and hit her car. Sachs was cited for failure to maintain proper lane.
* On Oct. 13, 22-year-old Vanessa Dunn of Worcester, Mass. was arrested and charged with 2nd- and 3rd-degree assault, breach of peace and 2nd-degree criminal attempt assault for striking her co-worker at 62 Merrow Road, Orlando Perez of Storrs/Mansfield. She was released on a cash bond and was scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on Oct. 15.
* On Oct. 13, police received a 911 call reporting a crash “involving a fire.” Police at the scene found 27-year-old Joel Millard of 196 Main St., Hampton, driving a 2008 Yamaha YZFRG, had struck a telephone pole. Millard was flown via Life Star to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries. Police ask that any witnesses to the accident call Troop C at 1-800-896-3200.
* On Monday, Oct. 13, at approximately 11:33 p.m., police report that Gibbs gas station at 9 Stafford Road (Route 32) was robbed by three Hispanic males wearing hooded sweatshirts. “One of the suspects displayed a handgun during the robbery. The suspects left the store with an undetermined amount of cash and fled south on Route 32 toward Willimantic,” the report states. Anyone with information that might be helpful to the investigation of the robbery is asked to call the Eastern District Major Crime Squad at Troop C at 860-896-3235.
* On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 22-year-old Dan Nguyen of Wallingford, was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal when he failed to stop for a red light at the Route 195/North Eagleville intersection on the UConn campus and struck the car driven by 33-year-old Kimeta Straker of Vernon, who was transported to Rockville Hospital for possible neck injuries.
* On Oct. 14, 20-year-old Okechukwu Gubor of Mansfield, who was not wearing a helmet, lost control of his motorcycle while trying to negotiate a curve on Maple Road and struck the car driven by 59-year-old David McPherson of North Windham. No injuries were reported.
* On. Friday, Oct. 17, the car driven by 46-year-old Kisoo Eun of Mansfield was rear-ended by the car driven by 73-year-old Constance Faurot of Lebanon, on Route 195 near the intersection with Ledgewood Drive. Eun had stopped behind a school bus. Faurot was cited for following too closely.
* On Oct. 17, the car driven by 28-year-old Joseph Blyskal of Mansfield Center was rear-ended by the car driven by 18-year-old Brian C. Gara of Burlington. Blyskal had stopped for traffic on Route 195. Gara was cited for failure to maintain proper distance between vehicles.
On Saturday, Oct. 18 the car driven by Collin Thomas of Deep River, CT was hit from behind by 26-year-old Andrew Judd of West Hartford, as Thomas was making a left turn into a private drive on Route 195. Judd was cited for following too closely.
* On. Oct. 18, 25-year-old Michelle McArthur of Mansfield was charged with DUI, reckless driving, failure to obey an officer’s signal and risk of injury to a minor. She was released on a $500 nonsurety bond. Police state that her car was seen traveling east (no street location given in report) at a high rate of speed, and “subsequent investigation” led to her arrest.
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