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Mercedes-Benz smashes into utility pole in Newtown, Monroe man reports it stolen

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MONROE, CT — A 65-year-old Barn Hill Road man reported his black 2012 Mercedes-Benz S63 stolen Saturday morning. He told officers he parked it in his driveway at 6 p.m. the night before and at 9:28 a.m. it was gone.

Earlier, Newtown police notified Monroe police that the vehicle was involved in an accident in their town at 1:53 a.m. The driver crashed into a utility pole and fled the scene.

Monroe officers went to the owner’s house on Barn Hill Road, but were unable to contact anyone at the residence at the time, police said, until the owner called them to report his vehicle stolen just before 9:30 a.m.

The victim told police he doesn’t remember if he had locked his Mercedes-Benz or if the keys were left inside the vehicle. Asked if any of his sons used the vehicle last night, he said he did not know, according to police.

The stolen vehicle report was entered into the system and the Monroe Police Department will continue to work on this case with the Newtown Police Department.

Stolen Honda

A brown 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid was reported stolen from a 63-year-old Purdy Hill Road woman early Sunday morning.

The woman told officers she noticed a vehicle parked in front of her property with the headlights on at 3:15 a.m., but was unable to get a description of it. Then she saw her Honda back out of the driveway and head toward Monroe Turnpike 15 minutes later, police said.

She told officers she thought it may have been one of her kids at first, then saw both were home and called the police.

She reportedly told officers the Honda was locked and the keys were not inside. However, a second vehicle, also parked in the driveway, was left unlocked and the keys to the Honda were taken from inside and used to steal it, she told police.

The thieves also stole the victim’s son’s wallet from the other vehicle, police said, adding the wallet contained a small amount of cash and an Apple AirTag.

The stolen Honda had a recently prescribed medication inside, but nothing else of value, according to the report.

The Apple AirTag helped track the Honda to an area of Bridgeport, but city officers were unable to find it, police said. A thief reportedly tried to use a debit card in the son’s wallet at a gas station on North Avenue at 3:55 a.m., but it was declined.

The theft is under investigation.

Hit & Run suspect tracked to N.Y.

A 36-year-old New York man was issued a misdemeanor summons for evading responsibility and given a verbal warning for illegal passing Saturday evening, after police say he clipped a green 2018 Subaru Outback, while passing it with his yellow box truck in the 130-block of Main Street.

Around 3:30 p.m., the other driver, a 57-year-old Orange woman, told police she was heading south with her 39-year-old daughter, who also lives in Orange, and the box truck was behind her.

When she slowed for traffic near the Mobil gas station the driver of the  box truck passed them on the left side, while traveling in the oncoming lane, then reentered the south lane, striking the left front fender of the Subaru, according to the report.

As the box truck drove away, the woman managed to snap a picture of it. Police said it had a New York license plate and the registration showed it belonged on a yellow 2018 GMC Savannah owned by a logistics corporation in White Plains, N.Y.

Officers contacted the business and spoke to the man who drove the truck that afternoon. He told officers he was driving at the end of his work day, was unaware of any accidents, did not feel any impact from a collision, and did not recall the incident.

Police asked him to come to the Monroe Police Department to speak with them in person and he arrived around 5:09 p.m. Police said damage on the truck was consistent with being involved in the accident the victim described, adding the truck had a green paint transfer, from where it made contact with the green Subaru.

Based on the evidence and information gathered, police arrested the man, charged and released him on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 4.

Rollover crash

A driver and his passenger escaped injury after being involved in a rollover crash in the 90-block of Hammertown Road Saturday afternoon.

Just before 1 p.m., an 18-year-old Monroe man headed east on Hammertown Road in a black 2022 BMW X4 M. He reportedly told officers he was going too fast while approaching a curb and lost control of his vehicle, causing it to rollover onto the driver’s side, according to police.

Police said the driver and his passenger, an 18-year-old Easton man, both declined medical treatment.

The driver was issued an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions and his BMW was towed by Bud’s Towing.

Thefts from vehicles

A 28-year-old Ansonia woman told police she was house sitting at a Meadow Brook Drive residence when someone entered her unlocked Honda Civic EX and stole around $40 in cash that was inside the vehicle.

The homeowner sent her video footage from a Ring camera taken at 3:44 a.m. Sunday.

In the video, a Black male with a black shirt and gray pants entered the driver’s door of the Honda Civic and another individual in dark clothing ran up the driveway and entered via the passenger side. Both suspects looked in the trunk, before closing all the doors and heading back to the street, police said.

Police officers also responded to thefts from vehicles on Barton Road Sunday. Two cars were entered and tools were stolen at one address and another vehicle on the street was broken into, though nothing was taken.

Domestic incident

A 43-year-old Pastors Walk woman was charged in a domestic incident Sunday night.

She allegedly went with her partner to drop his son off at his biological mother’s home in Darien, then accused her partner of checking out his ex-wife and an argument ensued, police said.

The male victim told police she was scratching and smacking him and trying to take his cellphone as he drove on Route 25 in Trumbull on their way home, according to the report. When they got home, she allegedly grabbed a garbage can and dumped the contents on the victim’s truck.

When her juvenile son came outside saying he would call 911, police said she allegedly attempted to push him back into the house. She told officers he hit her in the face, but police said there was no mark where she was reportedly struck.

The woman was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of risk of injury to a child. She was unable to post her $1,000 bond and was taken to court on Monday. Police said the Connecticut Department of Children and Families was contacted about the incident, which occurred around 8:28 p.m.

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