The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.
A Richards Drive woman was arrested at her home on narcotics charges on New Years Day.
Gina Sementilli, 26, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics and risk of injury to a minor. She was released on $1,500 bond for a Jan. 6 court date.
Police said officers were dispatched to Sementilli's home at 11:23 a.m. based on a complaint from another woman who lives there that she found a syringe in Sementilli's bedroom, according to the report.
Officers interviewed the complainant and were about to question Sementilli when she was leaving her bedroom and trying to conceal a syringe in her hand, police said.
Sementilli admitted she was using heroin and told officers a cigarette box in her closet had five empty folds for heroin, which residue field tested positive for, police said, adding officers also found two full syringes in her purse.
Police said Sementilli's children also live in the room where the drug paraphernalia was found, prompting the risk of injury to a minor charge.
A 35-year-old Castlewood Drive man told police Monday afternoon that three fraudulent charges were made on his business debit card from Harris Bank totaling $1,591 worth of purchases at a Toys R Us.
The store told the victim that all of the purchases were made online and police said he told them he had always been in possession of his card. The credit card company had told the Monroe man the bank would reimburse him after he reported the illegal activity on his card to police.
Police said the charges were made on Dec. 22 for $200.79, 641.98 and $748.98.