MONROE, CT — A New York man, who recently moved to Connecticut, was helping his wife while she worked at a residence on Hiram Hill Road for the past few months. Over the period, he reportedly had several issues with neighbors, culminating in his arrest Tuesday night.
Trevor M. Bridle, 47, who is from Mount Vernon, N.Y., was charged with public indecency, threatening in the second degree, breach of peace in the second degree, and failure to register with the state as a sex offender.
Police said he has since registered on Connecticut’s sex offender list using a Shelton address.
Bridle was released after posting seven percent of his $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 17.
At approximately 9:33 p.m. Tuesday night, a Hiram Hill Road couple reported a suspicious vehicle outside their home and identified the blue Dodge Ram pickup truck with New York registration as Bridle’s.
The couple reportedly saw high beams flashing numerous times, illuminating their blinds and looked out the window to see the truck, facing their house with its engine idling at the intersection of Greenwood Drive and Hiram Hill Road.
They told officers they believed this was done intentionally.
The truck was gone when police arrived and officers later found it in the woods off Judd Road with Bridle inside, according to police. Bridle reportedly denied flashing his lights intentionally.
He told officers he was assisting his wife at another Hiram Hill Road residence, while waiting in his truck and didn’t realize his lights were off, according to the report.
Officers left the scene, only to return for a second complaint at 10:11 p.m.
A resident told police Bridle went back and started flashing his high beams at their house again, and that Bridle got out of his truck, gave them the middle finger and was mooning them.
When officers arrived, they saw Bridle with a crowbar in his hand, police said, adding he observed the police vehicles and went to the garage of the home his wife is working at and put the crowbar down.
Then he allegedly approached the officers in “an emotional and irate state,” disregarding officers’ commands to stay in place and stop moving towards them before finally stopping, police said.
A contractor for Eversource reported the theft of 10 chainsaws and a leaf blower Thursday after his Ford E-350 work van was broken into on Sand Bar Road.
Police said entry was made through the driver’s side door, which appeared to have been pried open with a tool when the van was parked in a cul-de-sac on Sand Bar Road.
The stolen equipment is valued at just under $5,000, according to police.
Warrant arrest for DUI charge
A 37-year-old Danbury woman turned herself in on a warrant Thursday, charging her with DUI after she was involved in a one-vehicle-crash on Main Street on Dec. 9.
She was also charged with failure to maintain the proper lane and released after posting 10 percent of her $500 bond for a Jan. 19 court date.
On Dec. 9, officers responded to a crash around 1:46 a.m. after a silver Kia struck a large tree off the road along the south side of Route 25.
Officers spoke to the driver, who was still inside the vehicle, and detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, police said, adding her eyes were glassy and she almost fell while exiting her vehicle.
Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated the woman at the scene before taking her to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, police said.
A police investigation determined she was heading north on Route 25 when her vehicle crossed over the double yellow center line and into the south bound lane, where it left the roadway and hit the tree, police said.
Results of the accident investigation led officers to later apply for an arrest warrant.
A $6,700 fraud
An 80-year-old Monroe man lost $6,700 in an online scam reported Thursday.
He reportedly told officers he received an email a week ago, telling him his Norton Antivirus protection was overdue. The email included the phone number for a help line.
When he called, a man answered and the victim granted him access to his computer and bank account to allow a financial transaction for the protection plan, according to the report.
When the victim saw approximately $14,000 being moved from his savings to his checking account, the man told him the error could be rectified by purchasing gift cards and uploading the information, police said.
The victim then bought about $6,700 worth of gift cards for certain stores and sent photos of the cards and information to the man he spoke to via a Google Play Store application.
Police said the victim told his bank about the incident, brought his computer to a repair shop to remove the malware and activated options to monitor his account.
Officers found no leads to the origin of the email nor who’s responsible for this fraud.
Tesla breaks utility pole
A 37-year-old Monroe man escaped injury after losing control of his gray 2023 Tesla model 3 during a heavy rainstorm Tuesday night, veering to the right and hitting a utility pole and support, breaking both, while heading south on Monroe Turnpike, according to the report.
Police said a right tire was ripped from the vehicle upon impact. The vehicle continued for more than 100 feet, crossing the north bound lane and coming to rest on the north shoulder of Route 111.
The accident occurred around 11:06 p.m. when the driver was going uphill, just south of Crown View Drive, police said. The driver told officers his vehicle hydroplaned.
The man was issued an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions and his Tesla was towed by Envy Towing.
Firefighters and Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel also responded to the crash, which led to a shutdown of Route 111 in both directions for five hours, while emergency responders worked at the scene.
Eversource arrived and braced the utility pole, then returned the next morning to replace the pole and its support.
Police: Bus driver at fault
A school bus driver was found to be at fault for a two-vehicle-crash in the intersection of Church Street and Fan Hill Road early Tuesday morning. No children were on the bus at the time.
The 72-year-old Trumbull man was issued a verbal warning for failure to grant the right-of-way at an intersection.
At approximately 7:14 a.m., police said the yellow school bus was heading west on Church Street and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with Fan Hill Road, then continued straight, before hitting the passenger side of a blue Chevrolet Impala that was heading north on Fan Hill.
The bus driver told officers he and the other driver stopped at stop signs, then he looked both ways and drove forward without realizing the Chevy was already moving, police said.
Police said the Impala was driven by a 41-year-old Trumbull woman, who sustained a possible injury, but that she reportedly refused a trip to a hospital after being evaluated by EMS.
Police said there was minor damage to the two vehicles and neither was towed.
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