Monroe Police Reports: Arrest in Rite Aid theft, Monroe is not Branford

An East Haven man was arrested on a Monroe warrant Friday, charging him in the theft of over $2,000 worth of painkillers from the Rite Aid pharmacy at 435 Main St. on Nov. 6.

Detectives served the warrant to Giuseppe Angileri, 48, at Bridgeport Superior Court, where he was in the custody of the Department of Corrections for unrelated charges from other law enforcement agencies.

He was charged with third-degree larceny, illegal operation of a motor vehicle under, suspension and improper use of a marker plate, held on $50,000 bond and arraigned the same day.

On Nov. 6, Angileri allegedly stole over $2,188 worth of painkillers, including bottles of Tylenol, Advil, Excedrin and Motrin, from Rite Aid.

DUI on Monroe Turnpike

A 43-year-old New Haven man appeared to be confused during a traffic stop for erratic driving near the roundabout on Monroe Turnpike early Saturday morning.

During the traffic stop at approximately 12:20 a.m., he reportedly told officers he was headed to McDonald’s, even though was still eating a recently bought meal from the fast food chain, police said.

Then he reportedly said he going to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in New Haven. Asked if he knew what time it was, he said 7:30 p.m., police said, adding the driver also thought he was in Branford.

Based on his answers to officers’ questions and not performing field sobriety tests to standard, he was placed under arrest, according to the report.

Police said officers found three empty or used wax folds in the man’s back pocket and eight white wax folds in his right sock containing a white powdery substance, which later tested positive for fentanyl.

He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, failure to drive in the proper lane, operating a motor vehicle under suspension, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, illegal use and possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance second offense.

He was held on $500 bond for a Jan. 17 court date.

Police said an officer conducted the traffic stop after observing the driver crossing over the double yellow center line while heading north on Route 111 in a white Lincoln Town Car, enter the roundabout at the intersection with Route 110 and do a complete circle, before heading back in the southern direction on Route 111.

Police said the car nearly struck the curb while exiting the roundabout.

Brother against brother

A 58-year-old Monroe man allegedly left a voicemail threatening to kill his brother after moving out of their house on Williamsburg Drive and being told not to return. Police say he later calmed down and left messages about picking up his belongings, but his first call led to his arrest on Friday.

Officers investigating a complaint traced the phone number to the Bridgeport residence he was staying at, and Monroe police officers arrested him there.

He was charged with threatening in the second degree and breach of peace in the second degree, then released after posting 7 percent of his $5,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in court this Tuesday.

Police said the man was previously arrested following a dispute at the home he and his brother shared and ordered not to return.

Two crashes in the snow

An 18-year-old Monroe man drove a 2009 Hyundai Sonata on Garder Road Saturday night, when his tires lost traction in the snow near Applegate Lane, and his car slid into a driveway and collided with a tree in the 60 block of the street, police said.

Firefighters and Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel also responded to the crash, which occurred around 9 p.m.

Police said the driver complained of left arm pain and was evaluated by the EMS at the scene, before refusing a trip to the hospital.

He was issued an infraction for driving too fast for conditions and his damaged vehicle was towed by Family Garage.

Police also responded to another accident at 9 p.m.

A 22-year-old New York woman slid in the snow in a residential driveway in the 1160-block of Monroe Turnpike, and her black 2005 GMC Envoy continued on, crossing the roadway and striking a guardrail on the north side of Route 111, according to the report.

Police said she and her passenger, a 19-year-old New York woman, told officers they were not injured.

The driver was given a verbal warning for driving too fast for conditions and her vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

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