Police Reports: White Teeth, a Stolen Guest List, $4,300 from Checking

Officers are investigating the theft of teeth whitening strips and electric tooth brushes from a CVS; a man was arrested on a warrant for allegedly stealing a reservation book, and a con man tried to steal money from a checking account.

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


Stolen Whitening Strips, Tooth Brushes

On Tuesday, the manager of , 535 Monroe Turnpike, reported the theft of two packages of Crest White Strips ($44 each), a $52 package of Crest 3D White Strips, three Sonic Care electric tooth brushes (total value $262) and a $109 Phillips Sonic Care electric tooth brush.

At approximately 1:47 p.m., the manager told police he saw a man, who appeared to be around 60-years-old, looking at the Crest White Strips, which is a high theft item, according to the report. said the manager had to walk away for minute and when he returned he saw the man walking out of the store with a red hand-basket filled with tooth brushes and whitening strips.

The man got into a 2002 Lexus and drove off, but the store manager was able to jot down the license plate number, police said, adding a check on the plate determined the owner lived in Orange. An officer called the Orange Police Department and learned the car had been reported stolen out of West Haven a half an hour earlier.

A Fraud Attempt

A 34-year-old Watch Hill Road man told police Tuesday that he received a call from Chase Bank informing him that someone used his Social Security number and a bogus driver’s license in an attempt to withdraw $4,300 from his checking account at an Oakdale, NY, branch earlier in the day.

Police said the bank denied the transaction, because the account is password protected and the suspect did not know the correct password. Police said all of the other information was accurate with the exception of the driver’s license number.

Busted for a Stolen Guest List

Video surveillance caught a male patron of Rivalry Sports Grille, 262 Main Street, taking the reservation book and hiding it under his jacket on Dec. 30, 2009, and police identified the man and applied for a warrant for his arrest, according to the report.

At 7:09 Tuesday morning, Fairfield police called the Monroe Police Department to inform them that they had the suspect, Edgar Arsenault, 29, in custody. Fairfield officers then transported him to Monroe.

Arsenault of Maplewood Avenue in Bridgeport was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court on Feb. 15.

Rivalry closed a year ago.

TBL of CT February 09, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Interestingly enough, periodically, I also receive call messages from a local CHASE branch [supposedly]... where I do not have accounts... asking that I return the call. Don't think so. Anyone else?


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