Monroe police log: Aug. 27-Sept. 4

The Monroe Police Department responded to 15 alarms, eight medical emergencies and two unknown 911 calls between Aug. 27 to Sept. 4.

Monday, Aug. 27

12:55 a.m. — Tania Patricia Sari-Loja, 28, of Trumbull, was arrested on a drunken driving charge after a traffic stop, prior to which she nearly struck officers working along the road closure area on Route 25. Police said an officer had to jump out of way to avoid being struck as Sari-Loja drove passed. Then another officer, further down the road at the intersection of Route 25 and Old Route 25, also had to get out of the way of her speeding vehicle, said police. Then police said a construction worker on-site tried to wave her down before she drove over some newly applied asphalt,. She was finally stopped by another officer in front of 234 Route 25. Sari-Loja was charged with driving under the influence of drugs/and/or alcohol, speeding in a construction zone and disobeying an officer’s signal. She posted a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Sept. 4.

5:43 p.m. — Police responded to a three-vehicle accident on Route 111 and Elm Street. No injuries were reported.

8:24 p.m. — Nicholas E. Rodriquez, 27, of Barn Hill Road, was arrested after an argument with mother, during which the victim told police he had become aggressive towards her. Officers were called to the Barn Hill Road home, where Rodriguez was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court the next day.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

8:08 p.m. — Miguel A. Vazquez, 38, of Wiltan Road, was arrested after domestic incident with his wife. Vazquez was arrested for disorderly conduct. He posted a $500 bond and appeared in Bridgeport Superior Court the next day.

Thursday, Aug. 30

10:14 a.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Longview Road. No injuries were reported.

1:52 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the Monroe Family Dentistry parking lot off Route 25. No injuries were reported.

Monday, Sept. 4

2:20 a.m. — A Bronx, N.Y., man faces drug charges after showing at the wrong residence to purchase a used vehicle. Police said officers were called to a Rockview Circle home on a report of a person “banging on their door.” Upon their arrival, officers found three individuals and a vehicle parked in the driveway of the home. Police said one of the individuals stated they were at the home to purchase a vehicle that was advertised on Craigslist. Police said the address that the individuals displayed on their iPhone stated 13 Rockview Street, West Haven. While talking to the individuals, police said the officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from their vehicle, and the police canine also offered a positive indication. While searching the vehicle, police said officers found a large backpack containing a large bag, inside of which was numerous smaller bags containing marijuana, a second bag containing 50 smaller bags with a similar substance, a scale, and $589 in cash as well as a loaded BB gun in the trunk. The backpack was determined to belong to Givan Mendoza, 21, who was charged with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana and intent to distribute. He posted a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Sept. 13.


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