Police were called to a crash in front of 650 Main Street at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and found an unoccupied white Subaru Outback lying on its roof with heavy damage in the north-bound lane. It had struck a utility pole, snapping it in two places.
Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service personnel were called to the scene. Police could not find the driver, so K-9 Officer John McAulay and his dog Murphy were called in to try to track him, according to the report.
No driver identification was found inside the vehicle and officers called area hospitals in Bridgeport and Danbury asking if anyone came into their emergency room with injuries consistent with a rollover accident. Police said none had.
Officers canvassed businesses and called the owner of the Subaru, who told them her brother, Carlos Silva, 29, of 2 Mill Lane in New Milford, was driving.
Silva was called into the Monroe Police Department the next day and charged with operating without a license, failure to maintain the proper lane and evading responsibility. He was released on $500 bond.
Utility Pole fire closes Jockey Hollow Road
Jockey Hollow Road was closed for hours on Thursday as police and firefighters responded to a branch on wires that caused a utility pole fire. Police said the top of the pole had snapped and wires were hanging.
The call came in around 3:30 a.m., the scene was not cleared until 3:30 that afternoon, according to police.
Eversource was called in to make repairs to the pole and wires and the school bus company, All-Star Transportation, was notified.
Thefts from vehicles and a spending spree
Police responded to several reports of unlocked vehicles being entered by thieves this week.
On Thursday, a Fan Hill Road man told police he got into his vehicle at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday and realized his wallet and Beats headphones that he left there overnight were missing.
The wallet contained $60 cash and credit cards. A fraudulent $265.97 charge was made, followed by charges of $170, $40, $191 and $104.
On Wednesday, police received reports of three other unlocked vehicles being entered, two on Elm Street and one on Fan Hill Road.
An Elm Street man told police his camera captured the shadows of people moving toward his vehicles at 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday. The figures froze when the automatic flood lights turned on, then fled.
In addition to the security of a motion sensor light, police said the resident’s vehicles were locked.
Peddling without a license
A Lazy Brook Road man told police two door-to-door salesmen wanted his wife to let them into the house, so they could show her a website for their cleaning products Thursday afternoon.
Police said the salesmen were unaware of the peddler’s license they are required to get from the town to sell door-to-door and were issued a warning.
Police said the salesmen were not from the same company as a man arrested earlier this month.