Police Reports: Vandal delivers a firecracker, cat feces …

MONROE, CT — A mailbox vandalism was reported on Brinsmaid Road Monday and the homeowner told police it has been an ongoing issue over the past two years, during which a firecracker and cat feces were among the variety of items left in her mailbox.

On Monday night, she told police her security camera recorded footage of a white teenage male with a thin build and “mushroom haircut”, wearing a white shirt, dark shorts, white shoes and a black mask, walk up to her mailbox and use some kind of a “popper.”

She found a blue foam or powder in and around her mailbox, police said, adding officers were unable to find the youth.

Unemployment scam

A Monroe woman told police Wednesday that someone used her information to attempt to fraudulently receive unemployment benefits and open a checking account in her name.

The Human Resources department at the victim’s job told her someone applied for unemployment in her name for $685 a month — a total of $17,810 for the year.

Then she learned a Bank of America checking account was opened in her name. The bank canceled the account.

The victim did not incur any financial loss, but was advised to monitor her credit, according to the report.

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