Monroe Police log: Nov. 20-26

The Monroe Police Department responded to 34 alarms and 28 medical emergencies between Nov. 20 and Nov. 26.

Monday, Nov. 20

7:40 a.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in a parking lot off Route 25. No injuries were reported.

2:02 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Knollwood Street and Route 25. No injuries were reported.

7:25 p.m. — Police responded to a report of a vehicle striking a deer on Moose Hill Road. No injuries were reported.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

6:18 a.m. — Police arrested a husband and wife, each on a warrant stemming from the theft of items from the wife’s father’s Wayne Road home in late August. Jesse Cusano, 41, and Jennifer Cusano, 34, were arrested by Monroe police at a hotel in Stratford on charges of second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Police said the homeowner called police on Aug. 31 to report that he had been away for six months and returned that day to discover several items had been taken from his residence. He told police his daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Jesse, were housesitting for him while he was away. While in custody, Jesse Cusano was held on two other failure-to-appear warrants from other towns. Jesse and Jennifer Cusano were each unable to post a $20,000 bond and appeared in Superior Court the next day.

11:28 a.m. — Police responded to an accident involving a car and a dirt bike on Wheeler Road. Police said a 20-year-old resident drove his dirt bike to the end of his driveway to his mailbox. As he got to the end of the driveway, slightly in the roadway, the dirt bike was struck by a vehicle traveling in the southbound lane on Wheeler Road. The dirt bike driver suffered only minor injuries, and the vehicle’s driver received a warning for failure to grant right-of-way from the driveway..

Wednesday, Nov. 22

12:07 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 111. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, Nov. 23

2:29 a.m. — Police responded to a report of a vehicle striking a deer in the roadway along Route 34. No injuries were reported.

4:49 a.m. — A report of a man asleep at the wheel of his vehicle led to the arrest of a Newtown man on a drunk driving charge. Police were called to Mason Farm Market when the owner reported an alarm activation on-site. Upon arriving on-scene, police said, the officers found 24-year-old Ryan Michael Dunnigan asleep behind the wheel of the car, which was still running and in drive, resting against a mulch pile. The officers smelled an odor of alcohol and, once awoken, Dunnigan admitted to consuming some alcohol that evening, said police. Dunnigan failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence. He posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Dec. 4.

7:42 a.m. — Police responded to a one-vehicle rollover on East Village Road. No injuries were reported.

11:33 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 111 and Church Street. No injuries were reported.

Friday, Nov. 24

6:46 a.m. — Police are investigating the reported theft of power tools from a van parked at VIP Security off Route 25. Police said someone smashed the vehicle’s window, gaining entry and stealing the tools.

1:12 p.m. — A homeowner on Route 34 reported that two paychecks were stolen and cashed by an unknown individual. Police are investigating the larceny report.

Saturday, Nov. 25

3:06 p.m. — A Cross Hill Road resident reported seeing a bobcat roaming in his yard. Police referred the report to the animal control officer.

Sunday, Nov. 26

1:52 a.m. — A routine motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of John Howard Marshall, 29, of Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, on drug charges. Marshall was driving erratically on Route 111 near Northwood Drive when he was stopped, said police. Once stopped, police said, the vehicle began rolling back toward the officer’s patrol car. Marshall hit the brakes before his car struck the patrol car, said police. Police said Marshall told officers he thought he had placed the car in park but must have put it in reverse by accident. A search of Marshall’s vehicle uncovered five packages of cannabis oil, drug paraphernalia and several prescription pills with no prescription, said police, leading to Marshall’s arrest for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a cannabis-type substance less than a half-ounce. He posted a $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Dec. 6.

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