Wilton police log — reckless driving, stolen car

Three to hospital
A teenage driver who failed to yield the right-of-way caused an accident at the intersection of Danbury Road and School Street that resulted in three trips to the hospital.

According to police, the driver of a 2005 Honda Accord was traveling northbound on Danbury Road around 4:35 p.m. on Nov. 5 when she attempted to make a left turn onto School Street. A 2016 Mercedes C300 was traveling northbound at the same time. The Honda hit the front left side of the Mercedes.

The passenger in the Honda, a 73-year-old woman, was injured and could not get out of the car without the assistance of Georgetown EMS. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital.

The driver of the Mercedes complained of neck pain and was taken to Danbury Hospital.

The teenage driver’s parents picked her up and said they would take her to the hospital themselves. The girl was ticketed for failing to grant the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.
Reckless with kids in car
A 30-year-old Danbury man was charged with risk of injury to a child on Nov. 7 for driving recklessly with two children in the car. The children were 3 and 6 years old.

Robert Dillard of 13 Ellsworth Avenue was stopped on Danbury Road at 10:30 a.m. by police after they received a complaint that Dillard had run another driver off the road. The arresting officer said that while speaking with Dillard he detected the odor of marijuana and a search of the car turned up marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

In addition to the risk of injury charge, Dillard was charged with possession of hallucinogenics, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, and reckless driving. He was released on a $1,000 bond and has a court date of Nov. 17.
Stolen car
Police are investigating the theft of a 2001 Toyota 4Runner from the Wilton train station. The car was stolen sometime between Nov. 9 and 10. Police spokesman Lt. Robert Kluk said older vehicles are more prone to theft because newer cars, with electronic chips embedded in their keys, are much more difficult to steal. For this reason, police urge drivers to not leave their keys in their cars.
It’s cold outside
Youngsters playing basketball at Cider Mill School found an unlocked door and brought their game inside from the cold on Nov. 11. They caused no damage, and when asked to leave they complied.
Stolen wood
Five to six eight-foot logs and 15 to 20 five-foot logs of wood were taken from the side of a house on Vista Road on Nov. 12.

Wilton police responded to two instances of domestic verbal abuse between Nov. 8 and Nov. 14.