Police Reports: Identity theft, stolen packages and a DUI

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MONROE, CT — A local woman reported identity theft in a complaint filed at police headquarters Wednesday.

She told an officer she tried to file her taxes using an online service, but was rejected because the IRS had already received her tax filing. However, she said she did not file her taxes yet and believed an identity thief was trying to get her refund.

In cases of identity theft, police always recommend contacting the three major credit bureaus.

Stolen packages

A Bart Road woman told police someone stolen two packages delivered to her home Wednesday.

She made one online purchase through Amazon and another through an Amazon vendor and had received notifications that both packages had been delivered, but did not find anything outside her home, according to police.

Among the stolen items was a $500 handbag, police said.

DUI on Main

A Shelton man was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Main Street on March 18.

At around 9:23 p.m., police received a call about an erratic driver in the 900-block of Route 25 and officers stopped a 2000 Buick LeSabre.

The driver, Joseph Muchanski, 71, of Belmont Street in Shelton, participated in field sobriety tests and officers determined he was under the influence, according to police.

Muchanski was charged with DUI and failure to maintain the established lane. He was released on $500 bond for a future court date.

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