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Monroe Police: Woman shoplifts beer, brisket, seafood …

MONROE, CT — A shoplifter stole over $276 worth of beer, brisket, seafood and lights from Stop & Shop, 470 Monroe Turnpike, Saturday afternoon.

Store security told police a Black female wearing blue pants, a white shirt with a female’s face on the front, and a Yankee cap, placed items in her cart before leaving the store without paying.

While she unloaded items into her SUV, she noticed an employee had followed her and left some of the merchandise behind, police said.

Stolen was a 24-pack of Coors Light, a 12 pack of Corona, three beef briskets, three tilapia filets, five two-pound-bags of shrimp, and two red and green lights, according to the report.

Police said the theft, which occurred around 1:08 p.m., was captured on surveillance video. The incident is under investigation.

Assault of an elderly person

A 62-year-old Monroe man told police the 25-year-old daughter of his ex-wife allegedly used an iron pipe to damage his vehicle, then stuck him with her hand when he tried to intervene, cutting the right side of his face outside of her Hattertown Road home Friday evening.

The woman also allegedly threatened the victim after the verbal argument had turned physical, police said.

She was charged with disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault of an elderly person, then released on $1,000 bond for a July 17 court date.

The incident took place around 6 p.m.

Crash at the dam

A 21-year-old Milford man avoided injury after losing control of his 2006 Ford Escape on a curve near Stevenson Dam, while heading east on Route 34 in the rain early Friday morning.

Police said approximately 15 feet of guardrail was damaged and the vehicle had to be towed after sustaining heavy front-end damage.

Officers determined the weather conditions caused the accident, which occurred around 1:21 a.m.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation was notified to repair the guardrail.

Unemployment benefits scam

Police received three complaints from residents victimized by a scam over the weekend, in which someone fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits from the Connecticut Department of Labor using their names and information.

All the victims were advised to contact the three major credit bureaus, to monitor their financial accounts and to report the incidents to the Labor Department and the Social Security Administration.

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