Police investigating burglary of Direct Diamond Co.

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MONROE, CT — Direct Diamond Co. was broken into early Thursday morning and an undetermined about of jewelry was stolen from the business, located at Bart Center, 590 Main St.

The burglar(s) tripped an audible alarm and the alarm company called police at 2:58 a.m., according to the report.

On Friday, police said the store is performing an audit to determine exactly what was taken. Police are investigating the burglary.

Crash leads to DUI

A local driver was charged with DUI after crashing his Ford F150 into a utility pole, while traveling west on Purdy Hill Road Monday afternoon.

Pablo Quezada Tapia, 32, of Main Street in Monroe, was also charged with failure to drive in the proper lane. He was released on $500 bond for a Sept. 28 court date.

Police said Tapia was not injured in the crash, which occurred at the intersection with Partridge Drive around 1:23 p.m.

Tapia admitted to drinking before the accident and did not perform field sobriety tests to standard, police said.

Golf ball vandalism

A golf ball damaged the second floor window of a resident’s home on Cherry Hill Circle at Great Oak Farm, sometime during the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday.

Police said the damage is estimated at $400.

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