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Danbury Police Log: Narcotics, Weapon in a Car, Protective Order, Heroin

The following information was provided by the Danbury Police Department. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.

Danbury Police charged Marcus Smith, 25, Spring Street, with possession of heroin following an incident at the Beaver Street park. Police said the Community Conditions Unit had been keeping an eye on the park because of complaints about drug dealing surrounding the Putnam Towers housing units. Police said a bicycle patrol was approaching the park when they saw several men talking. One man appeared to tell Smith the police were coming, and police said after they saw that, they saw Smith conceal something inside his pants. Police said they thought it looked like something illegal, and they found two plastic folds that tested positive for heroin. Smith was held on a $500 bond.

Danbury Police charged Thomas Coniglio, 35, Old Town Road, New Fairfield, with violation of a protective order at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Coniglio was held on a $15,000 bond.

In an unrelated incident, saw a car run a light at the corner of White Street and Federal Road and nearly hit the police cruiser at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the car sped away and turned up Homestead where it stopped in a driveway. Police said one man ran from the car and disappeared. The driver said he didn't know his passenger. Police saw four cell phones on the front seat. The driver admitted he didn't live at the house, and police learned the second man didn't live there either. Upon searching the car, police found a Jiminez semi-automatic hand gun, loaded, with an extra clip in the trunk. The driver, Damian Winters, 19, Concord Street, was charged with failure to obey a control signal, reckless driving, failure to use a turn signal and possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle.

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