Monroe resident looks out his window, sees burglar trying to get in

MONROE, CT — A man wearing a hooded-sweatshirt entered the unlocked screened-in porch of a house on Knollwood Street and tried to open a locked service door to the home late Saturday night, when a resident heard a rattling sound while getting ready for bed, according to police.

The resident went to the kitchen downstairs, where the rattling was louder. Something was trying to open the service door from the outside. Looking through a window, he expected to see an animal, but instead saw someone on the porch, according to the report.

Police said he yelled at the burglar, who ran outside and down the street, before getting into a vehicle that drove off.

Surveillance video showed the man fleeing the scene at 10:13 p.m., but not entering the porch, police said, adding no details of the vehicle were picked up.

Officers spoke to neighbors and one said a two-door Honda civic may have been driving on the street around 10 pm., but was not sure.

Police said nothing appeared to be taken and there was no damage to the porch or doors. A series of bootprints could be seen on the porch, appearing to end at the service door.

Waking up to a crash

A 63-year-old Monroe woman told police she may have fallen asleep while heading west on Cross Hill Road in her green 2022 Subaru Forester, before running through a stop sign at the intersection with Cutlers Farm Road, hitting a white 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and crashing into a rock wall in front of Wolfe Park Sunday morning.

Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated her and the other driver, a 31-year-old Newtown woman, and both declined trips to the hospital, according to the report.

The Monroe woman told officers she was not sure how the accident happened, police said.

The Newtown woman told officers she stopped at the stop sign, while driving her Jeep on Cutlers Farm Road, saw the intersection was clear and continued through when the Subaru struck the rear of her vehicle to the left.

She said the Subaru continued on, going into the rock wall.

The Monroe woman was issued a warning for failure to stop at the stop sign and her damaged Subaru was towed.

The accident occurred around 11:09 a.m.

Breach of peace arrest

A 48-year-old Trumbull man was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer early Tuesday morning, after allegedly banging on the front door of his ex-wife’s Cross Hill Road home and demanding to talk to her, after hearing she recently went out on a date with someone.

Officers were called to the home just after midnight and spoke with the man, who police said had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, bloodshot eyes, and confirmed he had been drinking.

He reportedly told officers he was there to see his son, though the victim later told police he is not the biological father of her children. She also told officers he never lived at her current address.

Police said he refused to answer officers’ questions, resisted being handcuffed and repeatedly asked, “do you know who the (expletive) I am?”

He was released after posting 10 percent of a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Crash snaps two utility poles

A 52-year-old Bridgeport man told police a deer ran out in front of him as he drove north on Main Street in a black 2018 Ford Focus, just south of Swamp Road in Newtown, causing a crash early Saturday morning.

While swerving to avoid the deer, his vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole, cracking it in half, traveled another 100 feet and hit another pole, cracking it in half too, before coming to rest facing east in the northbound lane of Route 25, police said.

The driver complained of injuries and was taken to Bridgeport Hospital by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel.

He was issued a misdemeanor summons for operating a vehicle with a suspended license and failure to drive in the established lane. His damaged Ford Focus was towed.

Firefighters and a crew from Eversource also responded to the emergency call, which came in around 5:41 a.m.

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