Monroe Police: Landscaping business burglarized, chainsaws stolen


MONROE, CT — The owner of Sulik Landscaping reported a burglary Saturday after a garage on the Monroe Turnpike property was broken into and five chainsaws were stolen.

Police said the incident occurred sometime between 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Sunday, after the owner locked all of the doors and went home.

When he arrived at work Saturday morning he noticed the side door to the garage was open. Police said footprints were on the door, indicating it was possibly kicked open, and the door jam and striker plate were broken.

The burglary was not captured on surveillance video. Police are investigating the incident.

Shoplifting at Rite Aid

The assistant store manager of the Rite Aid pharmacy at 435 Main St. told police a bald, middle aged White man filled two red bags with items from a pain relief shelf and left the store without paying Sunday afternoon.

He drove off in a black Hyundai Kona, heading in an unknown direction.

Officers are waiting to review surveillance video from Rite Aid Loss Prevention to obtain an accurate list of items stolen and the values.

The incident occurred around 2:51 p.m.


A 17-year-old Monroe female was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with possible injuries following a two-vehicle-crash in the 430-block of Monroe Turnpike Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., police said a 61-year-old Monroe man drove his blue 2015 Nissan Altima south on Route 111, stopped at the traffic light and flipped on a blinker to turn left into the parking lot of the Gulf station at 536 Monroe Turnpike.

He told officers a large truck heading north was stopped in the turn lane for Century Plaza at 535 Monroe Turnpike and the driver waived for him to go, so he thought it was safe to turn.

As he started to turn left, the man’s Nissan was struck by a white 2019 Nissan Rogue driven by the 17-year-old Monroe female, who was heading north, according to police.

A witness told officers she was traveling north on Route 111 and believes several cars in the northbound turn lane caused sight issues, so neither driver saw the other before the crash.

The driver of the Nissan was not injured. He was issued an infraction for failure to grant the right-of-way to oncoming traffic while making a left turn.

Both vehicles were towed due to disabling damage.

Firefighters and the Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service also responded to the crash. EMS evaluated both drivers and took the teenager to the hospital.

Slippery conditions

A 55-year-old Bridgeport man escaped injury after losing control of his white 2013 Nissan Frontier and going off the road, while negotiating a curve on Route 34, near Stevenson Dam, early Sunday morning.

Police said it had rained recently, making the road slippery. The vehicle damaged about 15 feet of guardrail while heading east, before going off the right side of the roadway.

The driver was issued a warning for traveling too fast for conditions and his Nissan was towed due to disabling damage.

The accident occurred around 1:17 a.m.

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