Police reports: Burglary at Dunkin’ Donuts, a car fire and a DUI

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The Dunkin' Donuts on Route 34 was burglarized early on a Friday morning on Dec. 27, 2019.

A witness making a delivery in the shopping center on Roosevelt Drive early Friday morning told police he saw a man dressed in black, holding several items in his hands, running from the Dunkin’ Donuts.

Officers responding to the call at 1:47 a.m. also received a complaint from the alarm company reporting an activation.

Police said the drive-thru window was smashed and shards of glass were on the ground. The burglar made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The incident is under investigation.

Slumped over the wheel

A New Haven man was charged with DUI Saturday morning after police responding to the report of an erratic driver on Route 34 (Roosevelt Drive) found him parked in The Waterview driveway, sleeping, slumped over the wheel with the headlights on and the engine running, according to the report.

Geoffrey Jacobs, 45, of Ley Street, was charged with operating under the influence and released on $500 bond for a Jan. 6 court date.

At 1:28 a.m., officers responded to the report of a blue Subaru Outback that was “all over the road” and nearly struck a truck head on, before pulling into the driveway at 215 Roosevelt Drive.

Officers rapped on the window of the Subaru to wake the driver, Jacobs, and police said his eyes were extremely bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred, he had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, his slow responses to questions did not make sense and field sobriety tests were not performed to standard.

Mustang engulfed in flames

Stevenson firefighters extinguished a car fire on Monroe Turnpike Sunday. Photo from the Stevenson Volunteer Fire Co. Facebook page

Police officers and Stevenson firefighters responding to a car fire between the 1300 and 1400 block of Monroe Turnpike Sunday afternoon, arrived to see a black, Ford GT Mustang engulfed in flames.

Police said the driver was outside the car and firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. Firefighters traced the fire’s origin to mice living in the engine bay of the vehicle, which they say was not driven often.

Kelli Groballi, 49, of Shelton, told police he was driving north on Route 111 when he smelled burning plastic, shut the engine down and coasted to a driveway at 1386 Monroe Turnpike, according to the report.

After he got out of the car, police said it went up in flames.

The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m.

A stolen tractor hitch

A three point tractor hitch was reported stolen from a yard on Old Zoar Road Friday night.

Police said the owner has various tractors and lawn equipment in the front and side yards of his home and after seeing that a spare tire of a John Deere tractor was moved, he noticed the hitch missing from the rear of the tractor.

Police said nothing else appeared to be missing.

Domestic incidents

An Elm Street man was arrested Saturday night following a domestic incident at his home.

The victim told police she produces a lot of saliva due to her pregnancy and spits into a Tupperware container. During an argument, she said her boyfriend threw the container at her, emptied her clothes from the closet and threw a beer can at her, according to police.

Phillip Louchen, 35, of 375 Elm St., was charged with disorderly conduct and released on $500 bond for a Dec. 30 court date.

On Friday afternoon, a Stratford woman was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly punching her ex-boyfriend in the face during an argument in the driveway of his Ridgedale Road home in Monroe.

She left in an Uber and was later arrested by Stratford police, according to the report.

Police said Danielle Ngbo, 23, of 300 Second Hill Lane, told her ex-boyfriend she was coming to his home and he told her not to come. But when he got home, she was in his driveway.

Ngbo was released on $500 bond for a Dec. 30 court date.

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