Police Log: Strangulation and assault, DUIs, accidents

Two-vehicle accident

Two Wiltonians were taken to Norwalk Hospital on Nov. 28, following a two-vehicle accident at the Route 7 and School Road intersection. Around 4 p.m. that day, a 2014 Honda CR-V struck a 2012 Toyota Sienna at the intersection, a police report said. According to police, the accident was the result of the Honda driver failing to yield to southbound traffic on Route 7 as she turned left onto School Road. Both vehicles were disabled and towed from the scene. The driver of the Toyota and a passenger in the Honda reported minor injuries and were taken via Wilton EMS to Norwalk Hospital. Police discovered the Honda’s driver had an adult learner’s permit, and charged her with operating a motor vehicle without a license, as well as failing to grant right of way at an intersection.

Strangulation and assault

Rachel Ragone, 25, of Bridgeport, turned herself in at Wilton police headquarters around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, on an arrest warrant issued by Norwalk Superior Court. Ragone was accused of strangling and assaulting an individual in Wilton the night of Oct. 31. She was charged with two counts of strangulation, two counts of third-degree assault, and two counts of disorderly conduct. Ragone was released on $500 bond and given a Dec. 10 court date at Norwalk Superior Court. Ragone had also been arrested on Nov. 6 , by Wilton police on a warrant for second-degree failure to appear relating to 2016 motor vehicle charges in Fairfield.


Vasyl Kotsiuba, 28, of Stamford, was arrested the evening of Dec. 1, for driving under the influence and failing to drive in the proper lane. Around 6 p.m., Wilton police responded to a call about a 2012 Infiniti G37 almost hitting other vehicles going southbound on Route 7. A police officer then spotted the vehicle and observed it crossing the white fog line, as well as the double yellow line into oncoming traffic. After stopping the car in the area of Danbury Road and Wilton Acres for failure to maintain lane, the officer detected an odor of alcohol on Kotsiuba’s breath. After failing to perform field sobriety tests, Kotsiuba was placed under arrest. He refused to submit to chemical testing. He was released on $260 bond and given a Dec. 12 court date at Norwalk Superior Court.


Michael B. Ronemus, 63, of Norwalk, was arrested for driving under the influence around midnight on Sunday, Dec. 2, after Wilton police stopped him near the Ridgefield Road and Belden Hill Road intersection for driving erratically. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol and had Ronemus perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. Romenus refused to submit a breath test. He posted $250 bond and was given a Dec. 13 court date at Norwalk Superior Court.

The Wilton Police Department responded to no domestic violence calls between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3.