Theft of a mattress? It’s a Bob-O-Pedic

MONROE, CT — A Waterbury man was arrested on a warrant Thursday morning, stemming from the theft of a queen-sized Bob-O-Pedic mattress from NEHDS Logistics, 448 Pepper St. in Monroe, on July 24, 2019.

Anthony Tiru, 31, of 1437 Banks St., was arrested by the Waterbury Police Department then turned over to Monroe police officers on their warrant.

Tiru was charged with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny and held on $5,000 bond. He was taken to court Friday morning.

On July 24, police said an employee of NEHDS Logistics reported seeing Tiru walking around outside the property, recognizing him and asking what he was doing there. Tiru said he was there to drop kids off to a family member who works there, according to the report.

Police said the same employee later saw Tiru exit the building with a folded mattress on his shoulder, adding Tiru left before anyone could stop him.

The Bob-O-Pedic mattress is valued at $899.

Police said they also have a warrant for the arrest of an accomplice in the theft.

Charges for SPCA of Connecticut director

Susan Fernandez, director of SPCA of Connecticut Inc. at 359 Spring Hill Road, turned herself in on a warrant from the Department of Agriculture Wednesday, for alleged violations in the importation of dogs for adoption.

Fernandez, 59, of Pearl Street in Bridgeport, was charged with four counts of importation without health certificates and failure to provide a veterinary examination of imported dogs.

She was released on a promise to appear in court.

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