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Tolland Police Blotter: Jan. 11 - 18

The following arrest and other police activity reports, provided by Connecticut State Police Troop C in Tolland, are accurate as of January 18, 2013. Items on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

January 11

Police responded to Tolland High School after a driver struck a parked car and evaded the scene, police said. The car was struck in the rear driver's side door between 7:15 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.

January 12

Trevor Knapp, 19, of 94 Crestwood Road in Tolland was charged with traveling unreasonably fast for conditions and operation of motor vehicle by a minor having elevated blood alcohol content, according to police. Police report that Knapp struck a parked car on Old Kent Road North.

Kevin Dougherty, 21, of 303 Sugar Hill Road in Tolland was charged with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, traveling unreasonably fast and failure to drive right, according to police. Police received a complaint of a suspicious individual on Buff Cap Road claiming there had been a car accident, police said. Police discovered a car that had driven off the road and hit a mailbox, according to the report. Dougherty was then charged, police said.

January 13

John Kelly, 51, of 482 East Street, Apt. 1 in Plainville was charged with reckless endangerment and cruelty, according to police. Police said that troopers responded to a reported disturbance at an Old Stafford Road home in Tolland to find two mentally challenged tenants involved in a minor altercation. Investigation revealed that Kelly, the caretaker, was intoxicated, according to police. The supervisor of the group home was contacted and advised, police said. The case is under investigation.

January 14

Police responded to a two-car accident on Route 74 in Tolland when a Tolland minor driver rear-ended the car of Tolland resident Sherry Sauer as she stopped for a school bus, according to police. The minor was issued a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions, police said. 

Gene Pietrantonio, 57, of 6 Kimberly Drive in Manchester was charged with disobeying the signal of an officer: first/subsequent offense, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol and failure to drive right, according to police. Pietrantonio was stopped for several motor vehicle violations on Tolland Stage Road/Dunn Hill Road in Tolland, police said.

January 15

Kerri Durdan, 42, of 52 Kingsbury Avenue in Tolland turned herself in at Troop C for failure to appear, first-degree, according to police. Bond was set at $10,000.

James Levasseur, 30, of 53 Ward Street Apt. 3 in Vernon was charged with third-degree burglary (5 counts), third-degree criminal trespass (1 count), second-degree criminal mischief (2 counts), fifth-degree larceny (3 counts) and sixth-degree larceny (2 counts), according to police. Police report that Levasseur was transported from New Haven Correctional Center to GA 19 so the active arrest warrant could be served. According to the police report, victims are listed as several businesses and residences on Merrow Road, Metcalf Road and Garnet Ridge. Bond was set at $50,000.

January 16

Police responded to a one-car accident on Sugar Hill Road when Tolland resident Jonathan Reynolds lost control of his car and hit a utility pole, according to police. No injuries were reported. Reynolds was issued a written warning for traveling too fast for the conditions, police said.

Police responded to a one-car accident on Hunter Road when Tolland resident Benjamin Seretny lost control of his car and hit a mailbox, according to police. No injuries were reported. Seretny was issued a written warning for traveling too fast for the conditions, police said.

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