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Danbury Police: Richter Park Assault

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

Danbury Police said Joseph Mooney, 48, 99 Boulevard Drive, Danbury, was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace following an incident at Richter Park Saturday just before 5 p.m.

"He assaulted one of the rangers at the park," said Danbury Police Spokesman Thomas Michael. Mooney was released on a $10,000 bond.

Jane September 23, 2012 at 07:42 PM
OK - been three days since I posted. I felt that we were all missing a VERY big piece of this puzzle. Went to ritcher and was putting on the putting green. It was obviously the topic of conversation. Although the Dr. has many, many witnesses that feel it necessary from day one to come to his defense on this thread.... there are many more that were not affiliated with any group, many on the putting green that saw the entire encounter. the bottom line, the Ranger was told to go down and ask them to move the cart, she was told by the Dr. that he was not going to do that. She waited, she asked again,,,,,then the Dr. said, "if you want it moved, do it" - AHHHHHHHHHH there is the answer. There is no other agreement. We can speak of whom said, what, when, but, bottom line, he refused, the ranger was doing was she was told by the management, and then, she did what she was told by the Dr. So sorry, it's a no-brainier.... He's wrong on so many levels.
Jane September 23, 2012 at 07:43 PM
I am very sorry that his children were there, but in which case, he should have been on his BEST behavior and answered to authority.... talk about an example. No one has yet to mention, that at the end the ranger was visibly shaken, reason being, derogatory statements about her recently deceased husband. Just inexcusable and disgusting. My personal feeling is, he must, and his friends, have a real beef with the Danbury Police Department. Or is it just authority in general...............again, let's not talk about examples to be set for our children! He ought to be ashamed of himself as well as his supporters who think it is okay to disregard and disrespect authority as well as the deceased.
greg September 24, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I have played golf many times at richter park and will say that I am not surprised to hear that there was an altercation involving the help there. Some people up there have it backwards, they are there to help us and they are only there because we support the course. Individuals who have no idea how to communicate and are put into positions to deal with the public is a recipe for trouble. I will not play another round of golf there and I will be sure to tell all of my friends to do the same.
MARK September 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Edgar You have to be kidding then why did Jackie DiNardo not wait one minute until he gathered his things. She had absolutely no intention of kindness or proper ranger behavior. She wanted what she wanted IMMEDIATELY as her behavior and screaming showed. Richter has a problem. As an avid golfer I will warn everyone I play with and know about what is happening.
MARK September 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie Law of physics - check out what happens when someone is half in and half out.
MARK September 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Again Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie Who in their right mind would commit purjury for this situation. This sounds like a desperate cry.
MARK September 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Greg you are absolutely right Where did Richter provide this. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Above all be kind, courteous and friendly 2. Assure that guests have an enjoyable round of golf, that all groups do their best to keep pace with others, that all players observe good golf etiquette and obey the rules set forth for play 3. Keep course clean and call attention to golf shop of any maintenance issues needing addressing. 4. Tour course in ranger car; maintaining flow of play by assisting players where necessary. As a very last resort, will politely escort players from the course anyone who will not or can not keep pace or obey course rules and regulations after repeated effort to pick pace up 5. Maintain frequent contact with golf shop and starter by radio or in person to discuss traffic flow, car scheduling and other factors affecting smooth daily operations 6. Report any practices that encourage slow play 7. Rake bunkers and help find lost golf balls in order to help speed play 8. Always maintain friendly attitude, our job is to serve and inform not command and demand
Ozzie September 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Mark if the only one who really knows what happened were the police and you accused Evan of being part of the police, you should re-read his posting.
Ozzie September 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Mark I don't have a horse in this race. I'm just responding to what I've read so far. You on the other hand appears to be too close to the Doctor to be objective. I guarantee that if Jackie was related to you some how, you wouldn't like all the name calling that the friends of the doctor's are doing. You would have to agree with that?
Edgar September 25, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Mark let me understand this ... Jackie ask Dr. Mooney to move the cart ... he refused. She came back and ask again which to the second request Dr. Mooney said "move it yourself" she starts to move the cart and now you expect her to wait until he removes his belongings? At that point I don't think you would have waited, I know I wouldn't! But that's not what happened - After the second request Dr. Mooney said "you move it" Dr. Mooney was surprised that she actually pull his bluff, he got upset, jumped in the cart, elbowed her in the chest and put his foot on the brake. Does the law of physics explains all of this Mark?
Jo September 25, 2012 at 04:38 PM
You know something........this is getting old. He said.....she said. Why doesn't everyone cool it and wait for the truth to come forth. It always does. Then you all can post again to your heart's content. In the mean time....let justice work.
Edgar September 25, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Thank you Jo finally something we all can agree on! :)
MARK September 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Ozzie To answer your remark I have no idea who this man is in reality. I do however know what is right and what is wrong. What she did was wrong wrong wrong. You presume much.
Ozzie September 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Mark do yourself a favor a read your own post. You accuse Jane as being Jackie, you accuse Jackie of breaking the law and pushing someone out of the cart. So let's not talk about presuming much! Why don't you take Jo's advice and let justice do it's work or Evan' advice to let it go and stop embarrassing yourself. Oh wait according to you Evan was the police because he know too much, another assumption.
MARK September 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie No one accused anyone of anything, I questioned . You need to read what was written. What happened happened - driving away with the cart was wrong and very wrong in accordance with ranger job descriptions. I do question who is embarrassing themselves here. I wonder why you are soooo persistant in having these writings stop. I do very much question how Evan knew what he knew - very scarry if none of this information. Something very wrong happened at Richter Park under the new management as someone here mentioned. There is a big problem here.
MARK September 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM
*****If none of this information was repeased by police.
Ozzie September 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Mark when I "questioned"you said I presume much! But it's okay for you to accuse and call it questioning. I could care less if the writing stops, it was just a suggestion but it's obvious that you nor the Doctor are capable of taking one. And Mark if you don't know the 'man" Dr. Mooney how do you know what was said to the police. Is Evan right? Ummmmm
Anonymous September 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM
If anyone witnessed this incident as it occurred and you feel comfortable talking about it, please contact me at the following email address; Vvpjr0213@aol.com Thank you
Anonymous October 14, 2012 at 02:20 AM
My name is Virgil Procaccini and I am a state licensed private investigator conducting an independant investigation into this incident. I have already interviewed several witnesses to this incident and would like to speak with anyone else who may have witnessed or who may have left a comment in the patch suggesting they have first hand knowledge of this incident. I can be reached at (203) 300-8158, thank you.
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Dr Mooney IS my dentist.. and lets just say ..he is the nicest , kindest man... and does GREAT work... I find all of this just appalling... and there were six wtinesses and they say NOTHING happened, but yet this man has to lawyer up .why? becuase appreantly this woman telling this tale is a deaceased cops wife. soo special treatment? yes! This poor man... I hope when this is all said and done and he is proven innocent as it will probbaly go to trail. that he sues the pants off of everyone he can.... I live inDanbury and I am quite frankly emabarrassed with our police dept. shame shame shame on you,
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:19 AM
wrong.. this woman has a reputuation for being unstable.,
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:22 AM
really? is that why there are 6 witnesses that say he never touched her? he was arrestedt cause she is a wife of a deceased Danbury cop.. I know Dr Mooney and he is a mellow, caring , kind person... this is all so absurd. Shame on the Danbury Police.
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Amen!!! Dr Mooney is a kind, caring man...I am a patient of his and I know this isnt his style.. this is total crap.. shame on the Danbury police.
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:27 AM
nope.. he did nothing.. 6 eye witnesses all say the same.
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:29 AM
jane., he was there with his kids.. and NOt drunk...
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:31 AM
jane, you ignorant slut.
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Amen to that Robyn!!!
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:37 AM
evan..are you kidding me??? I know Dr mooney and he is the last person to have a temper... he is kind caring and compassionate....... stop embarrasing your self.,
susan March 02, 2013 at 12:38 AM
you dont touch anybodys personnal belongings...
Ajax Computer Repair May 13, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Just make sure to contact the investigator listed at the bottom of this comment section.

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