Illegal dumping piles construction debris on Bagburn Road

MONROE, CT — Police are investigating a dumping incident that blocked the east bound lane of Bagburn Road with construction debris and household garbage Friday.

Police received a complaint just before 9 p.m. and the Monroe Public Works Department later arrived with a dump truck and a loader. It reportedly took about 30 minutes to do the cleanup due to the extent of the mess.

Most of the materials appeared to be from a home renovation, police said.

Among the dumped materials were large boxes filled with old laminate flooring, broken ceiling fans, empty metal cans, broken two-by-fours, a large Goodyear tire, two sleds, plastic lawn chairs, a large box TV, two large screen doors and a bag containing household trash, according to the report.

Pistols stolen in burglary

Four pistols were reported stolen during a burglary of Blue Line Firearms, 232 Main St., and a fifth pistol was found on the ground outside.

On May 11, a neighboring business owner showed up for work at 6:15 a.m. to find a window of Blue Line Firearms had been smashed and the store’s audible alarm was sounding.

Police contacted the owner of the gun store, who met officers at the business and determined what was taken.

The Monroe Police Detective Division is investigating the case.

Crash and a DUI

A 57-year-old Pinto Lane man was charged with DUI after showing up at the scene of a one-vehicle-crash involving his wife on May 9.

The man reportedly told officers he had met his wife out for dinner and drinks. On the way home, he said he noticed she missed a turn, circled back in his 2023 Acura MDX and found police officers at a crash scene on Monroe Turnpike, in the area of Crown View Drive, according to police.

At approximately 8:47 p.m., the man’s wife, 57, had crashed her 2018 BMW 430xi into a utility pole and was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel. Her damaged vehicle was towed.

Police are still investigating the crash.

While talking to the husband, officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence, police said.

He was charged with DUI and released on $500 bond for a May 28 court date.

Man charged in theft

A Monroe man allegedly stole $5,778 worth of tools from a locked garage on Fan Hill Road on March 24 and tried to sell everything on Facebook Marketplace, according to police.

On May 9, Kyle Deandrade, 19, of Fan Hill Road turned himself in on a warrant charging him with third-degree larceny and he was held on $5,000 bond for a May 10 court date.

The victims suspected Deandrade, who was at the home on the day of the theft, of stealing the tools, and a police investigation later connected him to the sale of the tools on Facebook Marketplace, according to police.

Honda hits tree

Monroe EMS personnel took a 27-year-old driver to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after he crashed his 2011 Honda CRV into a tree while heading west on Hattertown Road, toward Knapp Street, late Saturday night.

Officers responding to the accident at approximately 11:16 p.m. determined the driver lost control of his vehicle and went off the left side of the road. His damaged vehicle was towed.

Domestic disturbance

A 19-year-old Trumbull woman was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct following an argument with her boyfriend at his home on Fan Hill Road on May 8.

Officers responded to the call of a domestic disturbance at approximately 11:31 p.m. and spoke with the couple.

During their argument the woman went outside and sat on the front steps, while her boyfriend yelled at her through the front door, police said, adding she admits to getting up and kicking the door.

The man had scratches on his neck, which he claimed were made by his girlfriend. She was charged and released on $500 bond for a May 29 court date.

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Before the internet, newspapers routinely published names in the police blotter. The arrestees would be embarrassed for a few days, before most people forgot about it. They served their penalty and could move on with their lives. The issue with the article was archived in a library and could become an issue again if someone researched it.

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Because of this, The Sun only uses names of people in police reports for some of the more serious crimes and incidents: murder, brutal beatings, robberies, burglaries, car thefts, thefts of thousands of dollars or more, sexual assault, pedophilia and fatal crashes.

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