On Dec. 8 at 4:33 p.m. Orange police learned that Timothy Donzella, 27, of 23 Summer Street, Torrington, for whom they held an arrest warrant, was in custody at the Torrington Police Department on an unrelated matter.
Donzella was transferred to Orange PD headquarters and processed on the warrant, which stemmed from a traffic ticket he received on Aug. 22, for using a cell phone while driving.
At the time of the traffic stop, the Donzella gave the officer the personal information of a relative as his own, and the ticket was issued in the name of that relative.
When the relative was contacted by traffic court, he realized he had been the victim of an impersonation. Investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant.
Donzella was charged with criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer and using a cell phone while driving.
He was released on a promise to appear in court Dec. 22.