The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.
A DUI Arrest
A Bug Hill Road man was arrested for DUI at 5:27 p.m. Monday after police said he blew through a red light on Main Street, while turning left onto Route 59.
Police stopped the 2012 Mercedes Benz near the YMCA and the officer detected the strong odor of marijuana when the driver, Kambiz Najafzadeh, 51, opened his window, according to the report.
Police said Najafzadeh admitted to having smoked marijuana, saying it was medicinal for pain, and added that there was also medication he had not taken. But after stepping out of his car, police said Najafzadeh changed his story, saying he had not smoked marijuana and that the smell was coming from people in the nearby parking lot.
Field tests showed Najafzadeh was under the influence, leading to his arrest, according to police, who said Najafzadeh refused to submit to a urine test at police headquarters.
Najafzadeh was charged with DUI and failure to obey a traffic signal and released on $250 bond for an Oct. 30 court date.
Burglary on Blue Hills
The caretaker of a house on Blue Hills Road reported a burglary there on Wednesday in which $600 cash and a gold necklace were stolen. Police said entry was made by smashing the glass window of a door in back of the house.
Police said the caretaker told them he was last at the house on Oct. 18, so the crime could have been committed anytime during that period.
Group is Legit
Police want the public to be aware that volunteers with the Citizen Campaign for the Environment will be canvassing in Monroe, usually going door-to-door from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday for petitioning, a letter writing campaign and fundraising.
The non-profit group does not need a permit to do so and has notified police that they will be in the area. The organization's website is citizenscampaign.org.
Lt. Brian McCauley said residents can call police at (203) 261-3622 with any concerns.