Burglary Suspect Says He Just Tried to Peek Into Ex-Wife's Window

Officers arrested a man for attempted burglary and another for using a false prescription.

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

Arrest for Attempted Burglary

Update: A protective order was issued with Avelino Campos as the defendant at 2:23 p.m. on Oct. 9.

Initial Report: A Kettle Creek Lane man arrested for attempted burglary told police he only meant to peek into his ex-wife's condo window when it fell in, according to the police report. Police said the condo is being renovated and the window was not secure.

Avelino Campos, 41, turned himself in on a warrant for attempted burglary on Oct. 5 and was released on $25,000 bond for an Oct. 9 court date.

Police said the incident took place at around 9 p.m. on Oct. 1 when Campos' ex-wife was not home, and that Campos admitted to having been there at that time and looking in the window when he said it fell in.

A Bogus Prescription

New Haven police officers arrested a Waterbury man on a Monroe warrant on Oct. 5. Police said David Fanton, 47, allegedly bought oxycodone from the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Main Street with a forged prescription on Aug. 9.

Fanton was charged with illegal obtaining of a prescription drug and second-degree forgery. He was held over the weekend on $1,000 bond and arraigned in court Tuesday.

Monroe police had received a complaint from Rite Aid of a possible forged prescription and said Fanton had showed a store employee his driver's license during the transaction. Fanton was not a patient of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center doctor whose name was on the prescription, police said.

Police said video surveillance of the transaction at Rite Aid was compared to a Department of Corrections photograph to confirm it was Fanton and not someone else using his driver's license.

Street Signs Uprooted

The Grist Mill Road and Grindstone Lane street signs were pulled out of the ground and dumped in the woods at the intersection of East Maiden Lane and Capital Lane, according to a report on Oct. 8.

A Rash of Mailbox Vandalism

Twelve mailboxes on Purdy Hill Road were damaged, along with a mailbox on Old Newtown Road and another on Route 59, according to complaints filed on Oct. 7. Police said the vandalism happened sometime overnight.

jim laguardia October 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Off subject.... Why the new paint scheme on p.d. cars??? I liked the old one.
Bill Bittar (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 01:20 PM
That's how the newer cars will look. So far, that's the only car I've seen with that paint job. I think they both look good.
Bill Bittar (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Was just told that it will be a different color on black and white, but that design.
John Tornatore October 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM
The "New Look" is less reflective, thus allowing Police Officers to be more stealthy.
Torence Hatch October 11, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Agreed, John. This is clearly another tactic which law enforcement officials had on the backburner for a while. They couldn't wait to further blend in to civilian vehicles. -Boosie BADAZZ ENT


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