MONROE, CT — After reportedly telling police he drove over a rock, a 32-year-old Bridgeport man admitted to crashing his white Audi A4 into a stonewall by a residential driveway in the 200-block of Hattertown Road, while trying to feed his two-year-old daughter who sat in the passenger seat Saturday night, according to police.
The driver allegedly fled the scene of the accident, which occurred around 7:56 p.m., before two other drivers struck rocks from the damaged wall that were strewn in the road.
When police tracked down the Audi, officers found the damage to be consistent with hitting a stonewall. The driver was issued a misdemeanor summons for evading responsibility causing property damage and failure to maintain the proper lane. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 28.
A 50-year-old Newtown woman hit the rocks with her black 2017 Ford Edge and a Stratford woman, 21, hit the rocks with her black 2020 Honda HR-V Sport. Police said neither driver was injured, but both vehicles were towed.
Stepney firefighters also responded to the call, according to police.
Fireworks cause garage fire
A family threw fireworks into a trash bin inside the garage of their Stonecroft Way home after celebrating DiWali, causing a fire on Friday night, according to Fire Marshal William “Bill” Davin.
Firefighters responding to the emergency call, which came in around 10:12 p.m., extinguished the fire before it could spread to the house. There was fire damage to an interior garage wall and an overhead door, but police said the family could still live in their home.
Davin said improper disposal of the fireworks started the fire.
“It was a great lesson learned by the family of disposing of fireworks correctly,” Davin said Tuesday.
Warren property attracts wandering souls
Police officers have been called to the Knollwood Street property of the late ghost hunters, Ed and Lorraine Warren, several times over the past three months, though not as often as they usually do at this time of year, according to Lt. Michael Sweeney.
Suspicious person reports were made on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, along with two incidents in October and two in September — one involving a man claiming to be St. Michael the Archangel.
In one of the most recent complaints, officers were called out to the street at approximately 1:08 a.m. on Monday and found a Toyota Corolla with a New York license plate that did not belong to the vehicle, according to the report. Police said the VIN number is for a vehicle in Massachusetts.
Officers found four Bridgeport residents walking around and looking at the Warren house from the street. However, police said there was no proof that they had gone onto the property, so they were not issued warnings of infractions for trespassing.
The group included a 34-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman, a 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old man who drove them there. The driver was issued infractions for failure to have insurance and misuse of a license plate.
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