Police Reports: A Runaway Wood Chipper

Officers responded to an accident involving a wood chipper on Turkey Roost Road and items stolen from a purse were found on the edge of the woods on Gay Bower Road.

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


Stolen Items Found

A man walking his dog on Gay Bower Road Thursday morning saw the contents of a purse on the ground at the edge of the woods, police said.

Officers identified the owner and an investigation determined that she had left her purse in her car with the door unlocked and someone stole its contents, according to the report. Police said nothing appeared to be missing from among the items that were returned.

The victim was advised to keep an eye on all of her accounts.

Wood Chipper Snaps Pole

A Highway Department contractor driving his truck down Turkey Roost Road Thursday lost the wood chipper it was towing and the equipment crashed into telephone pole — snapping it in half, police said.

The driver, a 41-year-old Trumbull man, was not injured. He was issued an infraction for failure to secure a load and charged with towing an unregistered vehicle. Police said the wood chipper was not registered.

The accident occured at approximately 12:36 in the afternoon and the roadway was tied up until 8:30 p.m. as police detoured traffic at Fan Hill and Turkey Roost roads and Turkey Roost and Lynn Drive, according to the report.

Police said Connecticut Light & Power had to replace the pole and re-attach the power lines.

Robert Martin February 11, 2012 at 02:13 PM
I guess we can be glad that Monroe police are so assute that as reported in your article " Police said nothing appeared to be missing from among the items that were returned." Baffling isn't it that everything that was returned is there.
Will Wilkin February 11, 2012 at 06:35 PM
True Robert, but the REAL question is whether there is anything missing from among the objects that were NOT returned. This aspect of the story is completely ignored.


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