Durham-Middlefield Police Blotter: Feb. 17-24

The following arrest information was supplied by local and state police departments. It does not indicate a conviction.


Tuesday, Feb. 19

Police are investigating a report of a burglary at Dinatale Rentals, 589 Wallingford Road. No other details were provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Police responded to an accident involving a DATTCO school bus along Route 157 in Middlefield. According to police, at approximately 9:59 a.m., the driver of the bus, identified as Catherine Deline, 59, of New Haven, lost control of  a small, 26-passenger bus and struck a snow embankment and a small grove of trees. No children were on board the bus at the time of the accident. Deline and a bus monitor were not injured in the crash. Deline was cited for traveling too fast for conditions.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Alexandre C. Surprenant, 28, of 395 Stage Coach Road, Durham, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol and failure to drive right. According to a report, state police responded to a one car accident on the Route 9 Exit 14 off ramp in Middletown at approximately 3:24 a.m. Police say the driver, identified as Surprenant, exhibited signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. The accused was arrested and later released on $500 bond. Surprenant is due in court March 7. 

Sunday, Feb. 24

Christopher Kowaleski, 28, of Portland, was arrested and charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. According to police, Kowaleski was pulled over along Route 66 in Middlefield at approximately 1:27 p.m. He's due in court March 7. 

Sunday, Feb. 24

Dylan E. Esposito, 39, of Middletown, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and second degree harassment/intimidation. According to police, Esposito was arrested after sending over 21 text messages to his victim. Police say Esposito attempted to contact the victim by visiting a home in Durham where he repeatedly rang the doorbell and banged on the door. 


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