Monroe Police: Chevy Equinox hits a house on Grist Mill Road

MONROE, CT — An 83-year-old Redding woman reportedly backed her blue 2013 Chevrolet Equinox out of a driveway on Grist Mill Road on Dec. 22, stopped and got out of the vehicle without putting it in park. The Equinox continued rolling in reverse, knocking her to the ground, striking a curb and hitting the front of a neighboring home, according to police.

The woman told officers she stopped, because she thought there was a cat under her vehicle.

Though police said she sustained a minor wound, the driver was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment.

The town building inspector came out to survey the damage to the house to ensure it is safe to occupy and Bud’s towed the Equinox.

The accident occurred at approximately 5:42 p.m.

One crash leads to another

A 29-year-old Ansonia woman told officers she saw an animal run in front of her gray 2003 Acura 3.2 TL as she drove north on Main Street in a heavy fog early Tuesday morning.

She reportedly swerved to her right to avoid hitting the animal, before striking a utility pole just before 2 a.m.

Then, at approximately 2:19 a.m., a 21-year-old Monroe man heading north in his black 2007 BMW 328 xi hit the Acura when it was unoccupied. Neither driver was injured in the crashes.

Police said the Monroe driver did not see the Acura, which was halfway in the road from the previous accident, because of the heavy fog. He was issued a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions and his vehicle was towed by Midtown Towing.

The Ansonia woman was issued a misdemeanor summons for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, driving with no insurance causing damage and misuse of a registration plate.

She was also issued a verbal warning for failure to drive in the proper lane. Her Acura was towed by Midtown Towing.

Guns found at Stevenson Dam

Two Wilton teenagers fishing in the lower area of Stevenson Dam noticed a silver revolver on the rocks as they walked along the shoreline and a second firearm in the water, about one foot from land, Tuesday morning.

Police officers responded to the call around 11:36 a.m. One of the firearms was registered to a Shelton resident and had been reported stolen earlier in the month, according to the report.

The Regional Dive Team was called in to search the area near the gun that was found in the water and a state police firearm detecting K-9 assisted in a search on the land, but no more firearms were found, police said.

Storage facility burglary

A 75-year-old Stratford woman reported the theft of a dirt bike and an ATV from a locker at Pepper Street Self Storage, 551 Pepper St., Dec. 22.

The facilities manager told officers he had been walking the grounds about a week ago, when he noticed the lock on the unit was missing. He opened the locker to see if it was empty, saw some items inside, and had a new lock put on the unit.

He called the customer, who came to the property and determined her boyfriend’s dirt bike and ATV were missing. One other ATV and various items were still inside the locker, according to police.

The boyfriend was unavailable to come to the scene, so there was no estimated value for the loss of the dirt bike and ATV.

The Monroe Police Detective Division is investigating the burglary and waiting for corporate to make surveillance video available.

Honda hits stonewall

A 36-year-old Derby man and his passenger, a 37-year-old West Haven woman, were taken to Bridgeport Hospital with what police believe to be minor injuries after being involved in a one-vehicle-crash on Hiram Hill Road on Dec. 22.

Police said the driver was heading north on Hiram Hill Road in his gray 2016 Honda Accord at approximately 10:30 p.m., when he attempted to turn right onto Judd Road, but slid and struck a rock retaining wall.

He was given a verbal warning for failure to drive in the established lane and his Honda was towed by Envy Towing.

The driver and his passenger were evaluated by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel at the scene before being taken to the hospital.

Suspects stealing mail

A Hunter Ridge Road resident reported seeing two people wearing all black clothing walking along the road in the area of Wayne Road, checking mailboxes around 8:47 p.m. Tuesday. Police checked the area, but the suspects were already gone.

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