Oxford man ejected from moped in hit and run accident on Route 34

MONROE, CT — A 27-year-old Oxford man was riding a 1984 Yamaha QT50 east on Route 34, near Stevenson Dam Sunday afternoon, when the driver of a black Honda Accord allegedly hit his moped while passing it as they approached the curve for the dam, ejecting the rider who reportedly landed on his back in the roadway.

Rather than stopping, police said the driver of the Honda allegedly left the scene at a high rate of speed. Oxford police were notified, but could not find the vehicle.

Police said another driver, who did not see the accident, saw the Oxford man on the side of the road with his moped and called 911.

Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated the rider at the scene. Though he complained of left arm and collarbone injuries, police said he refused further treatment.

He told officers a black Honda Accord with a spoiler hit him, but he did not see the driver and did not get the license plate number, according to the report.

Police are investigating the hit-and-run accident, which was reported around 4 p.m.

A burglary investigation

Police detectives are investigating the burglary of Production Metals, 421 Old Zoar Road, which was reported Saturday afternoon. Surveillance camera footage showed a White male break into the warehouse by prying open the back door at 4:18 a.m.

Police said the business owner is still doing an inventory to determine if anything was stolen.

Detectives processed the scene for evidence and the investigation is ongoing.

Utility pole snapped

A 51-year-old Bridgeport man told officers he closed his eyes for a moment before his orange 2016 Toyota RAV4 went off the right side of Garder Road and hit a utility pole, snapping it in half, just east of Applegate Lane, Friday afternoon.

Police said he told officers he was not injured. The driver was issued an infraction for failure to stay in the proper lane and his damaged vehicle was towed. Eversource Energy was notified to fix the pole.

The road was closed while police responded to the one-vehicle-crash, which occurred around 12:10 p.m.

Thieves are back, targeting neighborhoods

Police responded to several complaints over the weekend of thieves checking car doors in town neighborhoods.

At 12:29 a.m. Sunday, a High Meadow Road resident told police three Black males wearing all black entered her vehicle, before leaving in a silver Hyundai. Nothing appears to be missing, police said.

Then at 1:06 a.m., a Camelot Drive resident told officers three young Black males went through her car, but did not take anything. They reportedly took off in a sedan, heading toward Barn Hill Road.

Police said a silver Hyundai Elantra was seen heading north on Barn Hill, toward East Village Road. One of the suspects was wearing a blue jumpsuit, according to the report.

At 1:30 a.m. a Swendsen Drive resident told officers multiple unlocked vehicles were entered in the neighborhood about 20 minutes earlier. A wallet was stolen, but the victim immediately cancelled all of the credit cards, police said.

At 1:23 p.m. Sunday, another Swendsen Drive resident told police his truck was entered sometime overnight and keys and his wallet were stolen. He noticed the theft after finding the center console of his 2017 Ford F150 open at 11 a.m.

Police said the wallet contained $300 cash and several credit cards, which the victim canceled. A set of keys, which included a vehicle key and house keys, was also taken.

At 3:52 p.m., a Far Horizon Drive resident told police his unlocked vehicle was entered during the night and his sunglasses were stolen.

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