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Man Charged With Damaging Grass Runway at Roxbury Airport

Man Charged With Damaging Grass Runway at Roxbury Airport
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Earlier this week, 21-year-0ld Parth Patel, 21, was arrested in Waterbury for enjoying a joyride in his 4-wheel-drive vehicle on Sunday.

The alleged trip went through the old airfield on Route 317. State, Woodbury, and Roxbury police all responded to a complaint of trespassing and criminal mischief at the airport. By the time they arrived, Patel had already fled the scene. He was stopped a little while later on the second leg of his joy ride on Interstate 84.

Patel was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespassing, reckless driving and unsafe movement of a stopped vehicle. He was released on $10,000 bond and must appear in court on July 20.

This isn’t the first time that the fields at Roxbury Airport have been used for joyriding off-roaders. Several have targeted the area recently, causing significant damage.

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9 Comments

  1. RJ1

    May 22, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Roxbury, CT

  2. FlyingNone

    May 22, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Maybe put a fence around it ?

  3. stablemate77

    May 22, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    looks like shasta lake calif

  4. mvoight

    May 22, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    How did he damage a runway by driving on it?

  5. DCAFly

    May 23, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Roxbury CT? Roxbury NY? That’s some crack reporting, leaving out the state.

  6. htb

    May 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    “Unsafe movement of a stopped vehicle”?
    I’m sure this makes sense once you know what it’s supposed to mean. Otherwise I’d say, if you move a vehicle it isn’t stopped…
    Are the airfields not surrounded by a fence? If this happens so frequently I wonder if the field may be easily mistaken for a joyride opportunity…

  7. Boggie Dog

    May 23, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Unsafe movement of a stopped vehicle? Who like to see that law.

  8. LukeO9

    May 23, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Actually named Good Hill Farm Airport

  9. rylan

    May 24, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Is this Roxbury NY? Couldn’t tell where, and trying to look it up on my own didn’t give much helpful info either. What do they do at this airport, fly crop dusters from a grass runway?

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