Two DUI Arrests, Drunk Man Sleeping in the Road

Redding Police news, July 11 through July 17.

DUI arrests

Tomas Diaz, 35, of Stamford was arrested on Thursday, July 14 at 1:46 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police, an officer was running radar on Route 7 when he clocked Diaz speeding. Diaz was held on a $100 bond and given a July 28 court date.

On Tuesday, July 12 at 4:10 p.m., a 17-year old Easton male — who was arrested on a warrant — was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The incident occurred in 2010.

Drunk and sleeping in the road

On Wednesday, July 13 at 10:37 p.m., police responded to a call of a man sleeping in the middle of the road outside of the . The man was drunk and was given a ride home. He was not charged with anything.

Broken windows

On Wednesday, July 13 at 10:57 a.m., Landmark of Ridgefield Academy, located on Portland Avenue, reported that someone threw a rock through a classroom window. The school asked for extra patrols in the area, as this wasn’t the first time it happened.


On Monday, July 11, at 2:03 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in Redding. The driver of the vehicle gave the wrong name when asked by police. The case remains under investigation.

Larceny at a residence

On Tuesday, July 12 at 12:11 p.m. a Sunset Hill Road resident reported to police that two safes — containing passports, cash and jewelry — were taken from her residence sometime that morning between 11 a.m. and noon. Police didn’t observe forced entry, and the amount of items missing adds up to roughly $10,000.

Theft from a motor vehicle

On Wednesday, July 13 at 12:46 p.m., a caller said they saw an Hispanic male take a backpack blower out of a work truck along Newtown Turnpike.

Lots of yelling

On Sunday, July 17 at 12:57 p.m., a resident reported they heard a lot of yelling coming from a private home on Gallows Hill Road. Upon investigation, police learned a homeowner was yelling at his dog, who had gone to the bathroom in the house.


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