Monroe police detectives use DNA to identify suspect in stalking case

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MONROE, CT — Detectives used DNA evidence to obtain a warrant for the arrest of a Watertown man for allegedly stalking a woman and vandalizing her Mercedes Benz last year, when it was parked in the driveway of a friend’s house on Bagburn Road.

John E. Polmon, 41, of Middlebury Road, turned himself in at the Monroe Police Department on Friday.

He was charged with violation of a protective order, stalking in the first degree and criminal mischief. He was released on $85,000 court set bond and was scheduled to appear in court this Monday, June 6.

Polmon was also processed on a PRAWN warrant from the Newtown Police Department for failure to appear in court and bond was set at $5,000.

On March 28, 2021, Newtown police charged him with possession of a controlled substance, second-degree breach of peace, and stalking in the second-degree, according to a search of pending cases on the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website.

The Monroe incident

On June 5, 2021, police officers responded to a complaint on Bagburn Road. A woman told them her Mercedes Benz was damaged overnight when it was parked in the driveway of a friend’s house.

Police said all of the windows on the four-door-sedan were smashed, with the exception of the windshield, and the seats were slashed.

Monroe police detectives processed the scene, collecting physical evidence, including blood, according to the report.

Polmon was developed as a suspect due to prior incidents of harassing and stalking the victim in Newtown and Shelton, according to police, and a search warrant was obtained for a buccal swab from Polmon.

Police said the crime lab determined the DNA sample collected from the scene was consistent with the DNA profile for Polmon.

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