MONROE, CT — Thieves are still targeting Monroe neighborhoods this summer. Police always remind residents to lock their vehicles and not to leave any valuables inside.
On June 11, a Nancy Drive resident told police two vehicles were entered overnight and a work backpack was stolen.
Police received another call on Monday about an unlocked vehicle entered on Stonewall Lane, though nothing was reported missing. Also on Monday, a woman on the same street reported the theft of a phone charger cord from her vehicle.
Identity thief buys a grill
Associated Appliance, 572 Main St., reported a fraud incident after selling a $1,276 grill to a customer on Thursday.
Police said a business credit card was used and the store called the owner of the card and discovered it was an unauthorized purchase.
Vandalism on the bike trail
The park ranger responded to a vandalism complaint on the bike trail near Maple Drive on June 11.
Police said there was damage to the guardrail at the bridge crossing over the stream, opposite 39 Maple Drive. The cedar post and rail guard was pulled out of the ground and thrown into the stream, according to the report.
The resident who made the complaint helped the park ranger move a bike rack to where the guardrail was to prevent trail users from falling from the abutment into the stream, police said.
Public works was called in to repair the damage.