Monroe Police Reports: Neo-Nazis, thefts from vehicles

Pamphlets from The Nationalist Social Club, a Neo-Nazi group based in the New England region, were left on numerous driveways in Monroe and Trumbull last Sunday.

MONROE, CT — Law enforcement is still investigating an incident from last Sunday when The Nationalist Social Club, a neo-Nazi group based in the New England region, left fliers on driveways at Northbrook Condominiums and the Patmar Drive area of Monroe, as well as in driveways in Trumbull.

The fliers were inside plastic bags with rocks so it could be thrown. On Friday, Monroe Police Lt. Michael Sweeney said the distribution appeared to be random, adding the literature contained no concrete threats.

“Any statements of hate that may be included in these fliers distributed to residents will not be tolerated, whether they are based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics,” he said.

Sweeney said the Monroe Police Department forwarded the information to the state, adding cameras did not record the fliers being distributed and officers have no other evidence to identify who carried it out.

The town received three or four complaints from residents, according to Sweeney.

First Selectman Ken Kellogg said, “I am aware of this literature that was left in some of our neighborhoods, just as it has appeared in many other Connecticut towns. This propaganda is disgusting, disturbing and is not reflective of the Monroe community.”

The front of the fliers have a picture of an early settler and the number 131 with the message: “New Englanders! You are being replaced. Organize and resist!”

It includes an email address and a page on Gab.Com.

The back of the flier says: “The Nationalist Social Club is a Pro-White, street-oriented fraternity dedicated to raising resistance to the enemies of our people in the New England area. This takes the form of networking, training, activism, outreach and above all, action.”

“No matter how you find this, if you are a man of European descent in the New England area that wishes to see a better future for your people, contact us to get to work. For any and all inquiries and questions or concerns …,” it goes on to include contact information.

Sweeney said no other incidents were reported in Monroe since Sunday.

Thefts from vehicles

Police are still investigating Thursday morning’s attempted carjacking outside Noble gas station on Monroe Turnpike and say there is a high probability that a string of thefts from motor vehicles in the area were linked to the two suspects. The following is a chronicling of the thefts.

A 30-year-old High Ridge Drive woman told officers she was awakened by the sound of her garage door opening at 5:16 a.m. Thursday. She went outside and saw her garage door was open and the floodlights were on, police said.

Police said she found her unlocked Hyundai Santa Fe had been entered and the glove compartment and center console were left open, adding she believes someone took the garage door opener from her car. No other items appeared to be missing from the car and garage.

She was advised to lock the door from the garage to her home and to contact the garage door company to change the codes and get another door opener. She had already disconnected the automatic garage door at the time, police said.

Police said there is no video surveillance footage. The car jacking at Noble gas station took place soon after this incident, at around 5:48 a.m.

A neighborhood canvas, revealed two more residences on High Ridge Drive and another on Richards Drive had vehicles entered.

In a report at 8:30 a.m., a 32-year-old Richards Drive man told police his unlocked Volkswagen Jetta was entered in his driveway sometime overnight. On Thursday morning he noticed belongings were thrown around inside the vehicle and a $100 pair of sunglasses were missing.

His Ring camera showed a white SUV parked at the end of his driveway at 5:16 a.m. A Black male wearing a gray face mask, gray hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants exited the SUV and walked toward the victim’s Volkswagen Jetta and Audi Q7.

The suspect could not open the driver side door of the Audi, but entered the Volkswagen before going back to the SUV and leaving the scene.

At 8:59 a.m., a 74-year-old Richards Drive man told officers he parked his unlocked Toyota Highlander in his driveway overnight and noticed the driver and passenger doors wide open the next morning.

A 35-pack of Sprite and two 35-packs of Diet Coke were stolen from the vehicle for a total value of over $55. Police said there was no camera footage of the theft.

At 9:15 a.m. a 37-year-old Gray Street woman told police someone entered her unlocked Mazda CX9 when it was parked in her driveway overnight and stole a school I.D. card and a $30 Android USB cord.

On Thursday morning she noticed someone entered her Mazda because the driver side door was open and items were thrown around inside the vehicle. Police said there is no video surveillance footage of the incident.

At 11:07 a.m. a 32-year-old High Ridge Drive man told police his unlocked 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck was entered in his driveway sometime overnight and had been rummaged through. However, nothing appeared to be missing.

Police said there was no video surveillance of the incident.

Purse recovered

A 61-year-old High Ridge Drive man told officers he found a small white clutch style purse on the side of the road, while taking a walk around his neighborhood Thursday evening.

The Ruby+Cash purse contained makeup, hand wipes, hand sanitizer and an ibuprofen bottle, but nothing to identify the owner. Police said it appears to be connected to the thefts from motor vehicles the night before.

The Monroe Police Department stored the purse in an evidence locker. If the owner is reading this, call the police station’s general number to claim it at 203-261-3622.

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