Police: Man Stole Checks From Employer

Other recent arrests in Monroe include DUI, vandalism, disorderly conduct and more.

A man who police say stole checks form his Monroe employer in April was arrested late last week on a charge of first-degree forgery.

Police arrested Derrick J. Soares Jr. 20, at 11:34 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Bridgeport Superior Court, where he was reportedly appearing on an unrelated charge.

According to police, Soares stole the checks and then attempted to cash one in the amount of $300.

He was held on a $10,000 bond

Man Masturbated on Phone: Police

Police conducted an investigation last week into a call to the Monroe Library in which a man reportedly masturbated while talking to a librarian.

Police said the call was made at about 5:52 p.m. on Sept. 14. The unknown male caller, who police were not able to identify or trace, asked the female librarian to tell him about the book, 50 Shades of Grey. As she was talking the librarian noticed his breathing became heavier and erratic, so she assumed he was masturbating and hung up, police said. 

DUI with Child in Car

Thomas John Wechter, 44, was arrested on charges of DUI and risk of injury to a minor.

Police said Wechter was arrested at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 14 while attempting to leave Wolfe Park, where officers responded after getting a call that a man who was possibly intoxicated was getting in a car.

Wechter failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters and processed. He was released after posting a bond of $1,000.

Dispute at Football Game

Neil E. Kuska, 57, was arrested on two counts of breach of peace after allegedly getting into a dispute at a football game at 8:32 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Police said the dispute was related to a domestic incident. Kuska posted a $1,000 bond and was due in court on Sept. 17.

Domestic on Pepper Street

Darrin M. Deegan, 34, was arrested at 8:46 p.m. on Sept. 14 on charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with police.

According to police, Deegan got in a dispute at his 525 Pepper St. residence and then fled into the woods when police were called. A nearby Newtown K9 unit was called to the scene to help track Deegan who was located quickly.

Deegan was held on $2,500 bond, police said.


A 17-year-old male was arrested for vandalizing a vehicle at 11:36 a.m. on Sept. 16. The juvenile keyed a car, police said.

He was released to the custody of his parents and referred to juvenile court.

Narcotics Arrest

Anthony Louis Viglione, 19, was issued an infraction at 8:18 p.m. on Sept. 16 for possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.

Police said he was pulled over near the intersection of routes 34 and 111, and the marijuana was discovered during a search by a K9.

jim laguardia September 20, 2012 at 11:47 AM
how can the phone call not be traced?? that is disgusting and should be treated as a serious crime
QWERTY September 20, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I'm not disagreeing, but what exactly is the crime?
jim laguardia September 20, 2012 at 08:09 PM
not sure of statute or anything but i am pretty sure obscene phone calls are a crime, what is next he does it on the computer? and to who?


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