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Online Dating Fraud Bilks Monroe Woman Out of $4,000

Officers are investigating an online fraud, made an arrest for assault and another on a warrant ...

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

Online Dating Fraud

An Elm Street woman, who met a man through an online dating service, told police Saturday that he had defrauded her out of a total of $4,000.

Police said the suspect used a fake photo from a passport to identify himself to the victim, then asked her to send money to Malaysia to pay for taxes on his bank account.

A Fight Over a Girl

A 17-year-old Shelton male was arrested Friday for the alleged assault of a Monroe male, 18, who was seeing his ex-girlfriend, police said. The fight took place in the Monroe youth's yard, according to the report.

The Shelton teen was issued a juvenile summons for third-degree assault and breach of peace and released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 17.

Police said Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel treated the Monroe youth at the scene for a cut and a bloody nose.

Who Cut the Cords? Russians?

An Old Zoar Road couple was out shopping Saturday when the woman's father called to tell her that all of the electrical wires in the couple's bedroom had been cut, police said.

Police said the father, who lives with his daughter and son-in-law, appeared to be intoxicated when he told officers that he invited two Russian men into the house for a drink and allowed them to look around when they had asked. He believes they cut the cords, according to the report.

The couple and their infant son stayed elsewhere for the night, police said.

Car vs. Garage

A 72-year-old Hemlock Lane man accidentally drove into his garage door when his foot slipped from the brake to the accelerator at around 2:18 p.m. on Aug. 9. Police said the man was okay and that the building inspector deemed the garage safe afterward.

Simple Trespass

Fourteen juveniles were charged with simple trespass at 10:12 p.m. on Aug. 9 after police officers broke up a bonfire party in the woods off of the dead-end on Timothy Hill Road, according to the report.

Warrant Arrest

Jack Fernandes, 41, was arrested on a warrant Aug. 10 charging him with violation of a protective order stemming from a domestic incident and criminal possession of a firearm.

Police said no gun was used during the domestic incident, but added whenever someone is arrested they have to turn in all of their guns. A gun registration check determined that Fernandes did not turn in all of his guns, according to police.

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