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Another Week, Another Accident on Route 7 in Redding

Redding Police news, Oct. 15 through Oct. 21.

On Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m., Redding Police responded to yet another accident on the small portion of Route 7 that passes through town. The accident is at least the 19th accident to occur on that portion of road since January, something Police Chief Douglas Fuchs has said is an anomaly when compared to other roads. 

According to police, Stephanie Ruttkamp, 19, of Wilton was driving north on Route 7 when she crossed into the southbound lane and struck a car driven by Helen McGuire, 66, of Ridgefield. The accident resulted in very minor damage, police said.

Ruttkamp was issued a warning for failure to grant half of the highway to traffic.

A drunk man caused a disturbance at the Days Inn on Route 7 on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:28 p.m. There wasn’t any violence and weren’t any threats made, so the man was sent on his way in a taxi cab.

On Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4:11 p.m., an Umpawaug Road resident reported jewelry missing from their home. The case remains under investigation.

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9:28 a.m., a Poverty Hollow Road resident reported to police someone had shot paintballs at their home the previous night. 

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