Doors unlocked. Keys inside. Vehicle stolen on Barn Hill Road

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MONROE, CT — A Barn Hill Road man reported his 2014 Honda Accord stolen Tuesday morning.

Police said the victim left his Honda in his driveway at 11:30 p.m. Monday, with the doors unlocked and the keys inside. He awoke the next day to discover his vehicle had been stolen.

Police said other unlocked vehicles in the area were also entered, but nothing was reported stolen in those instances.

Texting causes crash

A Shelton man reportedly told police he was texting on his cellphone, while heading south on Elm Street Wednesday night, when he lost control of his Jeep Liberty Sport on a curve.

The Jeep crossed over the double yellow line, struck the curb on the north shoulder, went off the road in the 220-block of Elm Street, sideswiped three large trees and traveled approximately 217 feet before coming to rest, according to police.

The driver, Angel Hernandez, 30, of Fern Drive in Shelton, was not injured, police said, adding he was evaluated by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel at the scene, but declined further treatment.

Hernandez was issued a $92 ticket for distracted driving, which is the amount charged for a first offense. He was also cited for failure to keep right on a curve.

The Jeep had to be towed following the accident, which occurred around 10:20 p.m.

A fraud complaint

A Monroe man told police he tried to order computer hardware using his Microsoft account, when the purchase was stopped due to his card being over the limit, according to a report filed Wednesday.

He notified his card company and learned someone had made $2,000 worth of fraudulent charges to his account. Police said the account was credited and closed, and the victim did not suffer any financial loss.

However, police advised him to report the incident to his bank and the three major credit bureaus.

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