MONROE, CT — Police investigating a complaint of damage and missing IT equipment at the Chalk Hill building arrested seven teenagers, who allegedly entered the former school at 375 Fan Hill Road over the course of several nights.
On Tuesday, police received a complaint from Monroe IT about an overnight power failure and service interruption in the building.
Police said about $850 of IT equipment was missing and an estimated $9,615 worth of damage was done to the building, including damage to a concrete wall and fire door.
Surveillance camera footage showed a pattern, with a group of people coming into the rear of the building, through a garage bay door, at a certain time over the past several days, according to the report. Based on this evidence, officers were posted in the building at that time.
On Tuesday night, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police said a group entered the bay. Then a male among them entered the interior of the building through a broken door “as if he had been there before.”
The officers inside the building notified others on duty and when they approached the teenagers, the youths ran outside where police were waiting, according to the report.
All of them were charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree criminal mischief. They were released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 26.
Among those charged were a 19 year old male, two 18-year-old females and two 18-year-old males from Newtown. There was also a male juvenile from Seymour and a female juvenile from Newtown. The juveniles have Juvenile Court dates.
A Stable Ridge Road man reported his Lincoln MKX stolen on Wednesday. Police said the vehicle was unlocked with the keys inside when it was taken sometime overnight.
A fraudulent account
A Monroe man told police he received a text from Discover about a new account he opened. But he never opened the account.
He immediately called Discover and verified an account was opened in his name. Police said he closed the account and did not suffer a financial loss.
The victim had already reported the incident to the three major credit bureaus and police advised him to monitor his credit card and banking.