Cheshire man allegedly punches 67-year-old victim

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MONROE, CT — A 31-year-old Cheshire man broke up with his girlfriend, argued with her, then argued with her 66-year-old father before allegedly punching him in the face, according to police.

The incident took place at the victim’s Richards Drive home, just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The man was charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault on an elderly victim, and released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 31.

Phone scam, fraudulent charges

A Highland Drive man told police he gave out his credit card and Social Security numbers over the phone to someone claiming to be a Spectrum representative, who was calling to enroll him in a less expensive plan for cable on Jan. 17.

The next day he had two unauthorized charges on his credit card, police said.

The credit card company removed the fraudulent charges and there was no financial loss, police said.

The victim was advised to contact the Social Security Administration, the three major credit bureaus, banks he has accounts with and Spectrum.

Domestic incident

A 49-year-old Hurd Avenue woman allegedly assaulted a male during a domestic incident Monday night.

She was charged with disorderly conduct, violation of a protective order, and third-degree assault. She was released on $25,000 bond for a Jan. 24 court date.

Stolen vehicle recovered, possible drugs

A Monroe man told police he found items in his vehicle, which he believed to be drugs, after it was stolen in Trumbull on Friday and later recovered in Bridgeport.

Monroe officers disposed of the items. Officers do not test narcotics when there are no charges due to the dangers of potentially handling fentanyl.

Stolen license plate

An Amazon employee told police someone stole the license plate off his BMW X2, when it was in the parking lot on Victoria Drive during his shift Saturday.

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