MONROE, CT — Was it the accent that gave it away?
A resident called police on Oct. 10 reporting that he received a call purporting to be from Police Chief Keith White informing the man that he was the subject of a federal warrant and he should go to Washington, DC to turn himself in.
The caller had “a heavy Middle Eastern accent,” according to the police report, a clue that it wasn’t the real Chief White.
The man told police that he is not wanted by police and wanted to report the scam.
The perils of driving…
Several reports of trees down and accidents kept police officers busy over the past week.
On Oct. 10, an All Star Transportation school bus driver reported a tree across Old Zoar Road shortly before 7 a.m., preventing the bus, or any other traffic, to pass.
About an hour and a half later, officers responded to a two-car accident on Main Street by Bradford Green. There were two young children in one of the cars but they, nor the other people involved in the accident, were not injured.
One driver was cited for following too close.
Then, about 1 p.m., police received a report of a car that had left the road and was in the woods on Judd Road. The road was closed while the vehicle was removed and the driver was issued a written warning for failure to drive in the proper lane.
On Oct. 11 just after 7 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident involving a green Mini Cooper and a while Nissan Rogue blocking the road at Wheeler Road and Monroe Turnpike. No one was injured.
That night just after 11 p.m., a Bug Hill Road resident reported hearing a crash, and when police arrived they found a car had smashed the resident’s mailbox.
The following day a motorist struck a deer near the intersection of Mayfair Court and Elm St. around 11 a.m., and two hours later another driver reported their car was struck in a parking lot at a business on Monroe Turnpike
That afternoon, a tree fell on wires on Cutlers Farm Road, closing that road while the tree was removed, and shortly after that, two cars were involved in an accident near the intersection of Bayberry Road and Monroe Turnpike. There were no injuries and one driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.
On Oct. 14 a car struck a road sign in the roundabout at Routes 111 and 110, and the driver was cited for that accident. Later that day several juveniles were involved in an accident near the intersection of Route 111 and Elm Street when the car they were in struck another car. The driver of that car was cited for failure to signal and using a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission.
That night, another tree came down near the intersection of Judd and Hattertown roads, closing the road while it was removed.
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