Police Reports: A sale turns into a theft, DUI on Monroe Turnpike

MONROE, CT — A Wheeler Road woman told police a man she agreed to sell fencing to, picked it up, then drove off without paying for it, according to a complaint filed Sunday.

Police said the man responded to an advertisement and agreed to pay a total of $40 for three sections of white fencing. Then the Monroe woman met the buyer at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The resident told police she went inside her home to sit down, while the man was tying the fencing to the roof of his car. But when she went back outside, the man was gone.

Erratic driver complaint leads to DUI

An Orange man was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Monroe Turnpike Saturday afternoon.

Christopher Barretta, 47, was also charged with failure to drive in the proper lane. He was released on $500 bond for a June 1 court date.

On Saturday, police received a complaint about the driver of a black BMW M3, who was allegedly crossing over the double yellow center line, while heading toward Route 111 around 3 p.m.

Officers caught up with the car in the 370-block of Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), and observed it crossing over the center line, before initiating a traffic stop, according to the report.

Police said the driver, Barretta’s pupils were constricted to a pinpoint shape, he had droopy eyelids, was unsure of where he was and did not have his driver’s license on him.

His performance on field sobriety tests led to his arrest, police said.

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