Woodbury Police Blotter: Stolen Christmas Trees, Tire and Purse Thefts and a Reported Assault

Thefts and accidents made up the majority of the November police blotter.


Theft From Murray Bros.

Police are investigating a reported theft of a van, a motorcycle trailer and two motorcycles, taken from the parking lot at 19 Bacon Pond Rd.

The van was later recovered in Watertown, according to the Monday, Nov. 14, police report.

Officer Dana Lent investigated.


Tires Stolen From Car

Police are investigating a theft of tires from a car parked at , 113 Main St. South, on Saturday, Nov. 19.

An unknown person reportedly jacked the right side of the car up and removed two tires.

Officer Dana Lent investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Woodbury Police Department at 203-263-3400.


Reported Assault at Flour Garden Bakery

Police are investigating an assault that occurred at the , 107 Main St. North, on Sunday, Nov 20. Elizabeth Springmeyer of Bethlehem was reportedly assaulted while working at the bakery.

No other information was available. Officer Stephen Tokarz investigated.


Purse Theft from Car

A black, floral purse containing $300 in cash, credit cards and personal identification was taken from the front seat of a car parked at 11 Main St. North, according to a November 20 police report.

The theft reportedly occurred between 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Police stated that Paul Hinckley's vehicle was parked at the church and an unknown person or persons broke the right, front passenger window and took the purse.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen suspicious activity at that time is asked to call the Woodbury Police Department at 203-263-3400.

Officer Frans Dielemans investigated.


Failure to Obey a Stop Sign

There were no reported injuries after a 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, two-car accident on Main Street South near Hollow Road.

Adriana Martins, 36, of 251 Tawny Thrush Rd., Naugatuck, was eastbound on Hollow Road. She had two passengers: Amanda Martins, 2, and Ryan Martins, 12, both of the same address.

Eftihios Marnelakis, 77, of 58 Skyline Drive, Southbury, was southbound on Main Street South. One passenger was in the car: Dimitrios Mitritzikos, 58, of 132 Revere St., Waterbury.

As Marnelakis passed the intersection of Hollow Road, Martins reportedly exited Hollow Road, made a right turn and struck the right side of Marnelakis' car.

Martins' car was towed from the scene due to damage, police stated. She was issued an infraction for failure to obey a stop sign.


No Injury Accident

No injuries were incurred after a 12:58 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, car accident at 167 Main St. South.

According to police, Nicole Platt, 25, of 495 Washington Rd., was backing her car away from the front of Country Express Mart, 167 Main St. South.

David Monckton, 64, of 409 Railtree Hill Rd., was maneuvering his vehicle when Platt's car backed into his car.

Officer Frans Dielemans investigated.


Time For a New Mailbox

No injuries were reported after an 1:12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, one-car accident on Washington Road, but a mailbox at 234 Washington Rd. was damaged.

Police reported that Aaron Walters, 18, of 354 Weekeepeemee Rd., was westbound on Washington Road. While negotiating a sharp left-hand turn, he lost control of the car and hit a tree. A mailbox also incurred damage.

In the car with Walters were Benjamin Marshal, 18, of 134 Upper Grassy Hill Rd., and Lucas Hankel, 16, of 354 Weekeepeemee Rd.

Officer Timothy Wright investigated.


The Grinch Who (Allegedly) Stole Christmas -- Trees, That Is

Two Alberta spruce trees with strands of white Christmas lights were reported stolen from the front retail area of , 860 Main St. South.

The theft reportedly occurred sometime between Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25.

Officer George Romano investigated.


Two Car Accident Resulted in Possible Injury of One

According to police, Judith Pugh, 64, of 38 Ridgewood Rd., was given a verbal warning for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, after a 5:03 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, two-car accident on Flanders Road.

Also involved was Paul Maynard, 58, of 18 Upper Russell Rd., Huntington, Mass. He had one passenger in the car: Christine Maynard, 57-years old. She reportedly had neck pain after the accident but was not treated on the scene, police stated.

Maynard was stopped at the stop sign on Flanders Road, waiting for eastbound and westbound traffic on Route 6 to pass.

Pugh was southbound on Flanders Road, behind Maynard's car. She struck the right, rear portion of Maynard's car while within the intersection of Flanders Road and Main Street North. Pugh's car was towed from the scene.

Officer George Romano investigated.


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