A Burglary, a DUI and a Stolen Gun

Officers are investigating a burglary on East Village Road, arrested a driver for DUI and another man for a stolen firearm.

The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

Burglary on East Village

A student arrived at his East Village Road home at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon to find broken glass on the floor of the kitchen from a window in back of the house that had been bashed in, police said, adding jewelry was missing from the master bedroom, but nothing else appeared to have been disturbed.

Police believe the house had been entered through the window. Detectives are investigating the burglary as the family members take an inventory of their belongings.

DUI on Main

A Danbury man was arrested for DUI at around 10:10 Sunday night after an officer on patrol observed his black Volkswagen Cabriolet traveling erratically, crossing the center line while heading north on Main Street, near the Stepney Green, according to the report.

Police said Carlos Castro, 20, of Maple Avenue had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on him, had bloodshot and glassy eyes and appeared confused. Field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence leading to Castro's arrest, according to the report.

At police headquarters, police said Castro had blood alcohol readings of .198 and .189 on two breath tests. The legal limit in Connecticut is .08.

Castro was charged with DUI, failure to drive in the established lane and operating without a license. He was released on $250 bond for an Oct. 23 court date.

A Stolen Gun

Kevin Scheer, 24, of Main Street in Woodbury turned himself in on a warrant for theft of a firearm on Monday.

On March 31,2011, Monroe officers assisted Shelton police in executing a search and seizure warrant at an apartment above the former tattoo place at 232 Roosevelt Drive in Monroe as part of an investigation of stolen guns. Shelton police had a tip that a suspected gun thief had traded stolen guns with Scheer, who was a tenant there at the time.

Police said a .38 caliber revolver was found in Scheer's apartment, but that it was not one of the guns detectives were looking for. Scheer said the gun was his, but an officer recorded the serial number of the weapon, according to the report.

Police said a check of the serial number determined that the gun was stolen and that the victim was unaware that it had been among the firearms taken from him.

Scheer was released on $1,500 bond for an Oct. 24 court date.

Evading Responsibility

An Ansonia truck driver turned himself in on a warrant Monday charging him with evading an accident.

On Aug. 21, police said Timothy E. Turner was driving a box truck when he rear-ended another truck towing a commercial trailer as it was making a right turn into a parking lot on Main Street.

The victim told police that two men were in the white box truck, which had the name of a food service on it that he could not make out, and that the other driver took off.

Then on Sept. 5, police said the passenger who was in the box truck came to police headquarters and identified the driver as Turner. Police said Turner was contacted by an officer and told him that he had gotten out of his truck after the accident and told the victim that he would work things out with him after making a delivery, and that when he came back, the other driver was gone.

Turner was released on $150 bond for an Oct. 24 court date.

Mailbox Vandalism, A Stolen Romney Sign

Two mailboxes and a post were damaged on Wheeler Road sometime overnight, according to a complaint made on Sunday. The homeowner estimated the cost of replacing everything at $250, police said.

Police received a similar complaint from another Wheeler Road resident who complained of mailbox damage and of a stolen Mitt Romney sign.

A Fraud Complaint

Police said a man who bought a $20 Virgin Mobil card at CVS Pharmacy, 535 Monroe Turnpike, Sunday afternoon, later learned that someone else had already scratched off the activation number and used the minutes without paying for the card.

Virgin Mobil is investigating the fraud complaint.

Yellow Graffiti

An officer on patrol Wednesday found that someone had used yellow paint to spray a door and a brick wall of the vacant Trading Post building at 618 Main Street. No words were written, according to police.

The building is currently for sale.


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