On Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8:47 a.m., responded to a road rage incident at Pine Tree Garage on Black Rock Turnpike. According to police, both parties involved in the incident were arrested. One party—who was arrested by Redding Police recently on something unrelated—drove away, police said, but was tracked down after someone copied down that individual’s license plate number. A copy of his mugshot was shown to the other involved party, who verified his identity.
Vincent Parente, 40, of Redding, and Abel Rodriguez, 25, of East Hartford were both charged with breach of peace. They were released on promises to appear in court in early January.
Elderly man drives into the woods
On Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:20 p.m., an 86-year-old Redding man, who lives on Wayside Lane, drove his car into the woods after his tire blew out. Police said Alan Cartoun was not injured, but some damage was done to his car. No charges were filed.
Vandalism in Georgetown
On Monday, Dec. 12 at 3:43 p.m., Redding Police responded to a report of vandalism in Georgetown. Someone had spraypainted the lens portion of one of the new streetlights installed on Old Mill Road. Police Chief Doug Fuchs said the streetlight is “very expensive” and anyone with any information should contact police.