MONROE, CT — a 16-year-old Monroe male was taken into custody at the Juvenile Detention Center in Bridgeport after turning himself in on a warrant at the Monroe Police Department, while accompanied by his parents, Tuesday evening.
The warrant charges the juvenile with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child for an incident that allegedly took place in February. He was taken to court on Wednesday.
To further protect the identity of the victim, police did not release more information.
Arrest of a pool vendor
A 48-year-old West Haven man was picked up by Milford police officers on a Monroe arrest warrant Thursday, charging him with fifth-degree larceny.
Through his business, Clear Choice Pool Services in West Haven, the man received a $680 deposit from a Moose Hill Road woman to do service on her pool liner in 2020 and allegedly never completed the job, police said. After receiving the customer’s complaint, officers tried to reach the man several times without a response, according to the report.
He was released on $1,000 bond for an upcoming court date.
The Better Business Bureau shows Clear Choice Pool Services had five customer complaints closed in the last three years and three complaints closed in the last 12 months. In several reviews customers complained of making payments without the owner showing up or completing the work.
Traffic violations enforced
A 16-year-old Monroe male was cited for traffic violations for young drivers after being pulled over in a 2015 Honda Accord on Bart Road, in the area of Verna Road, at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday.
Police said he violated passenger restrictions by a 16- or 17-year-old operator, who has held a license for six months or less, by transporting people other than his parents or guardian, a licensed driving instructor or someone who is at least 20-years-old and has held a license for at least four years.
Another violation he was cited for were restrictions for a 16- or 17-year-old operating a vehicle on or after 11 p.m., or until 5 a.m. The restricted time period is permitted for employment, school, religious activity or medical necessity, according to police.
The young driver was also cited for failure to have his headlights lit.
Police remind drivers to be vigilant, by locking their vehicle doors after parking, and not leaving valuables and keys inside.
On Tuesday, an Old Tannery Road man told police a White male in a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants unsuccessfully tried to enter his vehicle around 1:40 a.m., before leaving in a red station wagon.
Unemployment benefits scam
Police received one complaint Thursday from a resident victimized by a scam, in which someone fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits from the Connecticut Department of Labor using their names and information.
The victim was advised to contact the three major credit bureaus, to monitor his financial accounts and to report the incident to the Labor Department and the Social Security Administration.
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