Monroe Police Log: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

The Monroe Police Department responded to 25 alarms, 30 medical emergencies, one unknown 911 calls and two boating violations between Aug. 31 to Sept. 6.

Friday, Aug. 31

2:51 a.m. — Paul Lesko, 57, of Shelton Road, was arrested for driving under the influence and improper amount of headlights after being stopped by officers on Route 111. Police said officers stopped Lesko because the vehicle had an extinguished front headlight. Lesko then failed a field sobriety test, said police. Lesko posted a $450 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Sept. 10.

2:24 p.m. — Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident in the Chase Bank parking off Route 111 during which one of the drivers evaded the scene. No injuries were reported.

4:23 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in a parking lot at 401 Route 111. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, Sept. 1

1:14 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in front of Cumberland Farms off Route 25. No injuries were reported.

9:07 p.m. — Kendall H. Carrano, 36, of Millbrook Terrace, faces charges of driving under the influence and failure to drive in a proper lane after police responded to a report of a car off the roadway on Guinea Road near Hattertown Road. No injuries were reported. She posted a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Sept. 10.

9:49 p.m. — Police are investigating a resident’s report that someone broke into her vehicle while at 477 Route 25. Police said that a “suspicious black Ford” was observed leaving the area, north on Route 25.

Sunday, Sept. 2

1:07 a.m. — Rebecca Louise Woodford, 37, of Saxony Drive, was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to drive in a proper lane after being stopped by officers on Church Street and Fan Hill Road. She posted a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Sept. 11.

11:19 a.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the Stop & Shop parking lot, off Route 111. No injuries were reported.

Monday, Sept. 3

2:33 a.m. — A Bronx, N.Y., man faces drug charges after showing up 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 were 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.

10:27 a.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident, with injuries, on Route 25.

6:16 p.m. — A woman was arrested after an argument with her ex-husband turned physical at his Blakeman Drive home. Police said 43-year-old Monica Keegan slapped her ex-husband. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court the next day.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

5:07 a.m. — A Birchwood Road resident reported that someone broke into his vehicle sometime overnight and stole a wallet and a backpack. Police are investigating the incident.

8:15 a.m. — A Pine Tree Road woman reported that someone entered two unlocked vehicles at her residence. Some cigarettes and loose change was stolen, according to police. The homeowner told officers she observed a white, male teenager, wearing a white hoodie and dark shorts, walking in the roadway carrying a backpack.

9:38 a.m. — A Pine Tree Road resident reported that someone entered her vehicle during the night and stole some cigarettes. Police are investigating the incident.

11:31 a.m. — The owner of a Monroe-based business was arrested after allegedly striking his employee, according to police. Out Front Farm Pet Supply owner Charles T. Rega, 76, of Newtown, was arrested for breach of peace after an incident at his business, during which one of his employees stated he struck him in the face. Rega was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Sept. 13.

2:14 p.m. — A Birchwood Road resident reported that her black Volkswagen Tiguan was stolen out of her driveway Police are investigating the incident.

6:28 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 25. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, Sept. 6

1:22 p.m. — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Purdy Hill Road. No injuries were reported.

5:11 p.m. — Police responded to a report of a large tree branch falling on a vehicle that had been traveling on Cutlers Farm Road near Pepper Street. The driver sustained minor injuries.

7:57 p.m. — A Spinning Wheel Road couple were arrested after an argument turned physical. Thomas R. Hair, 61, was arrested for disorderly conduct. He posted a $500 and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court the next day. Catherine Hair, 61, was also arrested for disorderly conduct and was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court the next day.

 

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