Burglars rammed a stolen vehicle into the front door of the Mobil gas station at 405 Monroe Turnpike to enter the convenience store early Wednesday morning, before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police said the incident tripped the burglar alarm around 3:25 a.m. and officers arrived to find an ATM machine that was moved to the parking lot and a vehicle with its engine running.
Lt. Stephen Corrone said the burglars did not open the ATM and a check on the vehicle revealed it was stolen out of Bridgeport.
Officers searched the area, but nothing was found, according to Corrone. The incident is under investigation.
Evading at Stevenson firehouse
The driver of a red Chevrolet pickup truck with a utility body headed north on Monroe Turnpike Sunday, entered the south entrance to the parking lot for Stevenson Volunteer Fire Co.’s Station 2, drove to the north side of the building, then backed into a light post while the truck’s hood was open.
Police said the driver took off and is now wanted for evading. There was damage to the pole and its base.
Police said the incident occurred around 1:12 p.m. Anyone with information should call the Monroe Police Department at 203-261-3622.
A Stratford teen was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after a police officer investigated a suspicious vehicle in the Prushko’s Garage parking at 536 Monroe Turnpike after hours Sunday night.
Police said the vehicle was facing north with its headlights on around 11:22 p.m. and the garage’s interior and exterior lights were off. When the officer pulled into the parking lot, the driver of the vehicle drove away, according to the report.
After conducting a vehicle stop, the officer smelled the strong odor of burning marijuana while approaching the driver’s side window.
Police said several people were in the vehicle and 1.9 ounces of marijuana was found.
Noah Sawyer, 18, of Thompson Street in Stratford was charged and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 14.