Uber Eats driver allegedly stole packages from porch of a Monroe home

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MONROE, CT — An Uber Eats driver, who allegedly stole $310 worth of packages from the porch of a Monroe home, was served an arrest warrant at the Bridgeport Correctional Center Friday.

Marcelo Delima, 28, of Brookfield, was being held at corrections on similar theft-related charges.

Police said the Monroe incident was caught on a Ring Camera, which captured images of Delima wearing a face mask. Police were also able to get a description of his vehicle.

Monroe detectives investigated the theft with assistance from the Fairfield Police Department, which had similar thefts in its own town, and identified Delima as a suspect.

He was charged with sixth-degree larceny for the Monroe theft.

Bridgeport man wakes up to DUI

A 46-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with DUI early Monday morning, after police say he pulled his Dodge pickup truck into the Republic Kitchen parking lot on Main Street at 2:44 a.m., parked and fell asleep at the wheel with the engine running.

Police said an officer knocked on the truck window and that the driver appeared to be confused, opening the rear driver’s side window. He thought he was in Bridgeport and began turning his steering wheel while his vehicle was stationary, according to the report.

The officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed empty beer cans inside the truck, police said.

Police said field sobriety tests determined the driver was under the influence and he was charged with DUI and released on $500 bond for a March 1 court date.

Coffee spill leads to heated exchange

A couple ordered coffees at the drive-thru window of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 135 Main St. Sunday night, when coffee spilled on the female driver during the exchange.

Police said she screamed obscenities, demanded napkins from the female employee and started crumpling things and throwing it at her. Then the male passenger exited the couple’s jeep and walked toward the back of the vehicle, according to the report.

Police said the employee immediately closed the drive-thru window and called 911.

The passenger, a Monroe man, allegedly made a threatening statement before the couple drove off, leading to his arrest. He was charged with second-degree breach of peace and threatening and released on $1,000 bond.

Crash at Stevenson Dam, DUI

A 23-year-old North Haven man was charged with DUI after losing control of his Ford Focus on a sharp curve and striking the guardrail at the top of Stevenson Dam on Route 34 Sunday night.

The driver told police he was not injured and Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated him at the scene, police said.

His performance on field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence, police said, adding he was also charged with failure to maintain the proper lane.

The man was released on $500 bond for a March 1 court date and his car was towed. The incident occurred around 8:42 p.m.

Shed burglarized on Little Diet Road

A shed in the backyard of a home on Little Diet Road was broken into and $1,300 worth of yard and restaurant equipment was stolen, according to a complaint filed Tuesday.

Police said “multiple” chainsaws and a restaurant quality table top were taken. The Monroe Detective Bureau is investigating the burglary.

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