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Donald Simmons, 58, was arrested again on charges of possessing child pornography by the state police on Feb. 2, 2017.

The charges date back to 2015. The police interrogation of Simmons took place at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Conn., where according to the police arrest warrant he has been incarcerated for almost two years.

Simmons, a former resident of Sharon Valley Road, was convicted in 1995 of harassment in the second degree, and in 2010 of sexual assault in the second degree, tampering with a witness and violation of probation.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 
Undercarriage damage
On April 12 at about 3 p.m., Paul Steven Deren of Branford, Conn., was driving eastbound on Salisbury Road (Route 44) in North Canaan in a 2016 Isuzu NRR registered to the Whalley Glass Company of Derby. Approximately 647 feet west of Honey Hill Road, the truck exited the roadway onto the eastbound shoulder.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 
Identity theft
On April 5 at about 12:45 p.m., Kenneth Schechter of Salisbury reported that his identity was used without his permission to purchase services, and that someone had attempted to open various accounts using his identity. The case is under investigation.
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The following information was provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Ancram man arrested in drug bust
Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that two Columbia County men have been arrested and charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs in the town of Claverack. The arrests are the result of a multiagency joint drug investigation.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 
Parking lot mishap
On March 28 at about 11:45 a.m., troopers investigated a report of a motor vehicle leaving the municipal parking lot by the intersection of Routes 7 and 44 in North Canaan after backing into another car.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 
Weapon and alcohol
On March 22, North Canaan Resident State Trooper Gregory Naylor was assisting probation officers conducting a random home visit on Pease Street in North Canaan when he had a chance encounter with Derek H. Ford, 38, of East Canaan. He determined that Ford was under the influence of alcohol and in possession of a loaded rifle. 

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The following information was provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Unlawful dealing w/child
Donald J. Matteson, 24, of Hillsdale, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and charged with Unlawful Dealing with a Child (Class A Misdemeanor) by Deputy Zachary Sohotra. 
Matteson allegedly provided alcohol to a person under the age of 21.  

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The following information was provided by the Millerton Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Roll-over accident
Saturday evening, March 11, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the Dutchess County 911 Center dispatched the Millerton Police Department to a report of a personal injury roll-over auto accident, on Rudd Pond Road near State Line Road.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 
Stolen skis
Troop B is investigating the theft of a pair of brown/red Rossignol Attraxion 5 skis that occurred at Mohawk Mountain on March 12 at about 3 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Connecticut State Police Troop B barracks.
Unauthorized payments

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Slid in the rain
Mindy E. Markowitz, 56, of Torrington was driving a 2016 Nissan Rogue westbound on Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4) in Sharon on March 7 at about 7 a.m. It was raining, the roadway was wet, traffic was light and the posted speed limit was 45 mph.

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
Truck off road
Darryl L. Spence, 55, of Hartford was driving a 2015 International 4000 on Cemetery Hill Road in Cornwall on March 1 at about 10 a.m.
He failed to negotiate a left turn and drove off the side of the road to the right. He crashed through the wire rope guard rail and went down an embankment. He was issued a written warning for failure to drive right.

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