Homeless man gets an indecent proposal

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A 20-year-old man, who has been telling people he is homeless and in need of food, a warm blanket and winter clothing, told police Thursday a man offered assistance in exchange for services of a sexual nature.

Police said they are investigating the solicitation, while seeking help for the young man.

Turning hundreds to thousands

A Shelton businessman told police Thursday someone altered two checks he had deposited in the drive-thru mailbox at the U.S. Postal Service on Monroe Turnpike, which was broken into in October, changing the amounts from hundreds to thousands of dollars and cashing them.

Police have received numerous fraud complaints since all of the mail was stolen from inside the drive-thru mailbox. Police are working with the United States Postal Inspection Service in investigating the theft.

In a Facebook post, the Monroe Police Department asked residents who dropped mail in the drive-thru mailbox at the 270 Monroe Turnpike facility after 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, and before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to monitor their accounts for fraudulent activity and to report any instance of fraud to them.

The non-emergency number for the Monroe Police Department is 203-261-3622.

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