MONROE, CT — Three people took items from Lakeside Wine & Liquor, 236 Roosevelt Drive, without paying Saturday evening and the owner confronted them, according to police.
Officers later found their vehicle, a blue Chevrolet Suburban, which took off at a high rate of speed. New laws do not allow police to engage suspects in high speed chases for property crimes.
Monroe notified other area police departments of the theft, giving descriptions of the vehicle and the suspects, who were two males and a female. Police said the license plate on the Suburban belonged to another vehicle.
The owner of the store is doing an inventory to determine exactly what was stolen. The incident occurred around 5:14 p.m. Police said no weapons were displayed and no one was hurt.
Two mailboxes, one utility pole
A driver crashed into two mailboxes and a utility pole in the 300-block of Purdy Hill Road late Saturday morning, before leaving the scene.
Police said the accident occurred sometime between 10:28 and 11:28 a.m., adding the homeowners with the property damage did not have a description of the vehicle. A mirror and other debris were left behind.
Eversource and Frontier were notified to repair the pole. Police said the accident is under investigation.
A 55-year-old Crown View Drive man was charged in a domestic incident Sunday afternoon.
Police said the man held a knife during an argument with his wife. Officers set up a perimeter and got the wife and son to exit the house, while the husband was upstairs, according to the report. Then officers contacted him by phone and convinced him to exit the home without any issues, police said.
The man was charged with disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment. He was held on $100,000 bond and arraigned on Monday.
The incident occurred around 3:20 p.m.
Those whose lives are impacted by domestic violence can contact The Center for Family Justice for resources and assistance.