Monroe police charge three in domestic incidents over the weekend

MONROE, CT — Police responded to two domestic incidents over the weekend and arrested a man, who turned himself in on a warrant in a third case.

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On Friday, a 44-year-old Monroe man turned himself in on a warrant charging him for allegedly assaulting a female minor on April 4, causing minor injuries.

He was charged with cruelty to a person under the age of 19, second-degree assault, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting 10 percent of $20,000 bond for a July 3 court date.

On Saturday evening, officers responded to a domestic incident at a Laurel Drive residence. A woman told police she and her husband had an argument that turned physical, before he assaulted her and took their child, leaving in his Nissan pickup truck.

She told officers he appeared to be intoxicated.

Officers stopped a pickup truck matching the description and identified the driver as the victim’s husband. Police said his child was with him and field sobriety tests showed the father was driving under the influence.

Based on both parents’ stories and the evidence, police said the 36-year-old man was charged with DUI, disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. He was released after posting 10 percent of his total $2,000 bond.

Police said the female victim had minor injuries from the altercation.

In another case on Saturday, a 26-year-old Turkey Roost Road man was charged for allegedly getting violent during a disagreement with his mother.

Police said he shares a common kitchen with his parents and they have separate living areas in the residence. The son went to his mother’s area and asked for vinegar, and she said no and told him to leave, because he was not welcome there, according to the report.

He reportedly left the house and returned home, still upset with his mother. He allegedly reentered her apartment, yelled at her and punched a glass stovetop, damaging it and hurting his hand in the process, police said.

He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, and released after posting 10 percent of his $1,000 bond. He was expected to appear in court on Monday.

Disturbance at the park

Police received a complaint of men drinking and throwing trash into Great Hollow Lake on Purdy Hill Road Sunday evening.

Officers responding to the 6:27 p.m. call found six Bridgeport residents, ranging in age from 23 to 31. Police said they did not find trash in the area or in the water, but that one of the men admitted the group had been drinking beer earlier.

The 30-year-old man, who owned the vehicle they arrived in, received a misdemeanor summons for misuse of plates, because the registration came back to a different vehicle and owner, according to the report. He was released on a promise to appear in court on July 17.

The group received verbal warnings for bringing alcoholic beverages into the park.

Unemployment benefits scam

A 59-year-old Monroe man reported a scam, in which someone fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits from the Connecticut Department of Labor using his name and information, according to a complaint filed on Friday.

He was advised to contact the three major credit bureaus, to monitor his financial accounts and to report the incident to the Labor Department and the Social Security Administration.

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