Police Reports: Evading, DUI and a stolen package

A Cross Bow Lane man filed an identity theft complaint Tuesday after his credit card statement showed someone had fraudulently used his card to buy $1,000 worth of clothing in West Virginia on July 31.

Could not Escape responsibility

A Newtown man was charged with evading the scene of an accident Monday night, after allegedly backing his Ford Escape into a Nissan Altima in the Country Pizza parking lot, 418 Main St.

Police said a man who witness the accident jotted down the license plate number and went into the restaurant to find the owner of the Altima, who is a Monroe woman.

A search of the plate led to Joseph Kmetz’s address on Sugar Lane in Newtown and Newtown police assisted the Monroe Police Department by going to the property and determining damage to Kmetz’s Escape was consistent with the accident, according to the report.

Kmetz, 51, was charged with evading responsibility, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and unsafe backing. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 13.

A stolen package

An Old Zoar Road woman told police she received a phone alert that a package she ordered was delivered Sunday afternoon, but someone stole it out of her mailbox before she could retrieve it.

Failure to signal leads to DUI

A minor traffic violation on Barn Hill Road led to a DUI arrest for a 54-year-old Derby man Sunday night.

The Elizabeth Road resident was charged with operating under the influence and failure to signal. He was released on $500 bond for an Aug. 13 court date.

An officer stopped the vehicle around 7:24 p.m. after observing the violation on Barn Hill Road, near Captains Hill Road.

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