Three car crashes tally hits to a tree, a utility pole, two street signs, a stonewall

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A rollover crash on Purdy Hill

A Stratford woman heading west on Purdy Hill Road Thursday afternoon lost control of her Honda Civic. The car went off the road, hit an embankment and rolled over, hitting a stonewall and coming to final rest against a tree.

Police said the driver, Marianne J. Rogowski, 59, of Albert Avenue, was okay after the crash and told officers the tread was worn on her tires, that she was driving no more than 30 mph and had no idea why she lost control of her vehicle.

An officer inspected the tires and found the tread was worn, but that there was enough tread there, police said.

It was raining and the road was wet, so police said Rogowski was issued an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions.

The accident occurred in the 480-block of Purdy Hill Road around 3:43 p.m.

Honda hits a tree

A Shelton man was driving south on Barn Hill Road Wednesday morning when he lost control of his Honda Civic on a left, downhill curve. The car went into a skid before slamming into a tree.

The driver, Matthew Paulino, 20, of Riverview Avenue, told police he tried to brake, but his car slid on a coating of wet leaves on the road. He was given a written warning for traveling to fast for conditions.

Paulino injured his shoulder in the accident and asked for medical assistance. Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel took him to St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Firefighters were called in to clean up fluids from the crash and the Honda, which had front end damage, was towed.

The accident occurred near the intersection of East Village Road around 6:46 a.m.

Chrysler hits signs, utility pole

A Hamden woman lost control of her Chrysler Sebring while heading east on Route 34 Tuesday morning, went off the right side of the road and hit two street signs and a utility pole, according to police.

The driver, Megan McKenney, 21, of Washington Avenue, was issued a written warning for failure to maintain her lane.

Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel and firefighters also responded the scene and Eversource Energy, Frontier and Charter were called in to repair the utility pole. The Connecticut Department of Transportation was called about the two damaged signs.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ checks fraudulently cashed

Police made a second arrest in a check cashing scheme reported by the Dunkin’ Donuts at 135 Main St. in 2017. The suspect was served a warrant at court in Bridgeport Wednesday, where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Anthony Guerra, 49, of 303 Rawley Ave. in Waterbury, was charged with two counts of third-degree forgery and two counts of fifth-degree larceny. He was arraigned on Wednesday.

Police said another suspect was already arrested last year.

In September of 2017, police said Guerra allegedly took part in a scheme to fraudulently cash $4,888 worth of checks from Dunkin’ Donuts at banks in Bridgeport and Waterbury.

A delivery notice scam

A Cedar Terrace woman told police she came home Thursday to find a suspicious looking delivery notice on her door. She also said she was not expecting a delivery.

Police said the notice was yellow and nothing from the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or FedEx was attached. It had a name and a phone number the resident was supposed to call.

Police said officers did a neighborhood canvas and no one else received a delivery notice. They called the phone number and nobody answered.

When officers searched the phone number online, they found numerous news stories about bogus delivery notices being used for fraudulent activity around the country, according to police.

According to an online search, scammers use these notices to establish contact with potential marks to steal sensitive personal information or rope them into buying things they don’t want.

Credit card fraud

A local man told police he received letters from different credit card companies about cards he applied for. But the problem was he had not applied for anything.

He called the companies to say the applicant was not him and was told to freeze his credit with the three major credit bureaus.

The resident was given a PIN number to control changes to his credit. However, Equifax later told him someone posing as him gave all the required information to unfreeze his credit.

Police said several accounts were opened in the victim’s name.

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