Police Reports: Two DUIs, a Burglary, An Attempted Break In

Officers are investigating a burglary at Whitney Farms Golf Course and made two arrests for drunken driving. In another report, a man tried to open a locked gate to a landscaping business on Pepper Street.

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 on Main

A Sandy Hook man was charged with DUI at 9:03 Thursday night, after an officer saw his vehicle cross over the center line, while heading north on Main Street, according to the report.

Stephen K. Baxter, 52, of Walnut Tree Road was also charged with failure to drive in the established lane. He was released on $500 bond for a Feb. 14 court date.

Police said Baxter's vehicle was stopped in the 900-block of Main Street and that field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence. Police said Baxter later refused to participate in breath tests at headquarters.

A Warrant for DUI

An Oxford man turned himself in on a warrant early Friday morning charging him with DUI following an accident at the intersection of Route 111 and Cottage Street on Nov. 26.

James Malcolm Mattice, 27, of Bee Mountain Road was charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license and failure to drive in the established lane. Police said another warrant for violation of probation had also been served.

On Nov. 26, police said a 21-year-old Shelton woman driving a 2007 Toyota on Monroe Turnpike was turning left onto Cottage Street at around 2:30 p.m., when Mattice tried to pass her and his vehicle struck her car from behind.

There were no serious injuries, according to the report, but Mattice was transported to the hospital for treatment. A warrant was onbtained for the lab results of a urine test, which confirmed that Mattice's blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, police said.

Attempted Break In

An attempted break in was reported at a landscaping business at 523 Pepper Street Thursday.

A witness told police he saw a man get out of a black, four-door Cadillac and fumble with the lock to the gate at 8:36 p.m. before he was startled and left, heading south on Pepper Street.

Burglary at the Golf Course

Brass fittings for a sprinkler system were reported stolen Wednesday from Whitney Farms Golf Course on Shelton Road. Police said a shed at the back of the property had been entered through a window.

The fittings are valued at $1,000 and the burglary took place sometime between Jan. 15 and Feb. 1, police said.


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