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Redding Man Charged in Wilton Hit-and-Run

WILTON, Conn. – A Redding man has been charged with leaving the scene of a car accident last month in the Georgetown section of Wilton.

Joel Anyan, 69, was driving south on Route 7 on May 24, police said. While making a left turn onto Route 107 he struck a Chevy pick-up that was going north on Route 7, according to the Wilton Police Department.

Anyan “left the scene without exchanging information or checking on the well-being of the person” in the truck, police said. The Chevy truck sustained heavy damage to the left side and was towed from the scene.

The investigation conducted by Officer David Hartman used parts of Anyan’s car that had fallen off during the incident to locate the driver. 

“It was a good case on Officer Hartman’s part,” Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch said. “He worked for a couple of weeks trying to track down the car.” Lynch said he used inscribed part numbers to determine the make and was able to find Anyan through Department of Motor Vehicle records.

When Hartman got to Anyan’s home, there was damage to the suspect's car, and during the processing of the car a piece of chrome was found embedded in the damaged front end, police said.

Anyan was released on a promise to appear and given a court date of June 18 on the misdemeanor charge of evading responsibility and failure to give right of way at an intersection.

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