Police Reports: A Torched Volkswagen, a Warrant Arrest and a DUI

Officers are investigating the burning of a vehicle they believe was stolen, a Huntingtown Road man was arrested on a warrant for allegedly stealing $2,145 worth of jewelry and a DUI arrest was made on Cutlers Farm Road.

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 Harvester Road man was arrested for drunken driving Saturday after a police officer driving behind him on Pepper Street at around 1:06 a.m. saw his vehicle cross over the double yellow line before making a sudden wide, sweeping turn onto Cutlers Farm Road, according to the report.

Police said the driver, Nicholas H. Sarantos, 24, had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on him and that field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence. At headquarters Sarantos' blood alcohol level was above the legal limit on two breathalyzer tests, the report said.

Sarantos was charged with DUI, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to drive in the proper lane. He was released on $500 bond for a May 22 court date.


A Torched Volkswagen

A police officer on routine patrol Thursday discovered the burnt out shell of a four-door vehicle in the back of a property at 837 Main Street at 11:37 p.m. A red, plastic gas container was found 100 feet down a nearby embankment, according to the report.

No registration or VIN number could be seen, but police believe it is a Volkswagen. Though no Volkswagen has been reported stolen in the area, detectives suspect the vehicle was stolen, then torched.

The incident is under investigation.


A Warrant for Larceny

Milford police picked up a Monroe man on a warrant Saturday for the March 24 theft of $2,145 worth of jewelry from a Huntingtown Road woman.

Jason Lee Smith, 38, of Huntingtown Road was charged fourth-degree larceny and released on $1,000 bond for a May 22 court date.


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