Police Reports: Thousands of dollars stolen from the Henny Penny

A local man turned himself in on a warrant Tuesday, stemming from the theft of close to $9,000 from the Henny Penny convenience store on Roosevelt Drive.

William Washington Jr., 26, of Old Zoar Road in Monroe, allegedly defrauded the convenience store when he and another employee scanned and voided items, while keeping money from transactions from April through October of 2019, according to police.

Police said the store realized something was wrong when the recorded inventory was unusually high when compared to the actual inventory of merchandise in the store.

The total amount of money stolen from the store was $8,967, according to the report.

Washington was charged with third-degree larceny and released on $9,000 bond for a Jan. 23 court date.

Police said they expect to make an arrest of the second suspect.

Crash on Moose Hill

A Sandy Hook woman was turning onto Moose Hill Road from Route 111 in her Ford Escape when she allegedly crossed the double yellow line to pass the Hyundai Santa Fe in front of her and sideswiped it, causing the Hyundai to crash into a utility pole Tuesday night.

Police said Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated both drivers and there were no apparent injuries.

Megan Watts, 25, of Sandy Hook was issued an infraction for passing in a no passing zone.

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