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Police: Man Leaves Accident, Another Steals

The following information was supplied by the Oxford Resident Trooper's Office. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

An Oxford man has been charged with evading responsibility and reckless driving after he struck a car in town just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 67, according to a police report.

George Jeffrey Jack, 55, of 12 Middlefield Road, was driving a 1997 Chevy Cavalier north on Route 67 when he tried to turn left onto Great Hill Road, the report states. He pulled into oncoming traffic and his car collided with a a 2010 Mazda driven by a 72-year-old Seymour woman, according to the report.

Jack left the scene but police quickly found him at his house after following tire marks, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. Jack was charged with evading responsibility, reckless driving and making an improper left turn.   

Nobody was injured in the accident. 

A Seymour man has been charged with stealing autombole parts from an auto repair business in town, police said.

Kevin Tirita, 25, of 45 Kathy Drive, Seymour, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree larceny. He was released on a $25,000 bond. He has pleaded guilty to the larceny and not guilty to the criminal trespass charges.

He is due at Derby Superior Court today. His case is awaiting disposition, according to Judical Branch records.

A Danbury woman lost control of her car and took out roughly 70 feet of wire rope on Route 67, about 500 feet south of Hogs Back Road just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. Neither the woman nor her passenger were injured.

On Wednesday afternoon, a two-car accident occurred near the intersection of Route 67 and Chestnut Tree Hill Road causing minor injuries to five people.

The accident occurred at 1:36 p.m. when a car driven by a Waterbury resident Shakiea Price, 29, of Waterbury, tried to pass a car driven by a 53-year-old Seymour woman who was attempting to make a left, according to a police report. Price's car struck the Seymour woman's vehicle.

The Seymour woman and four other people were taken to Waterbury Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.

Price was issued an infraction for unsafe passing.

Jonathan Argueta, 24, of 87 Kent St., Bridgeport, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and traveling at an unreasonable speed. 

He was released on a $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court today.

An Orange man has been charged with sixth-degree larceny and three counts of third-degree forgery following an investigation of stolen and forged checks.

Jason Paul Fraser, 28, of 1030 Fernbrook Road, is scheduled to appear at Derby Superior Court on May 15. His case is awaiting disposition, according to Judical Branch records.


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