Busted by Monroe's Dedicated Police Force
Thanks to Monroe's men and women in blue, this small new England community, hometown to less than 20,000 stands strong against the rising tide of lawlessness and opioid deaths. Enjoying a strong partnership with residents through the schools, and annual events like the Kids Fishing Derby, Sprint for Monroe and Monroe's Night Out, along with casual Coffee with a Cop sessions ( at right), MPD works hard to keep Monroe safe and to bring lawbreakers to justice.
Below are just some of the arrests of "the Bad" that MPD can take credit for. You can help. If you see something,say something. Call 911.
Subject: Leonard Frascatore, DOB 09/24/1960, Success Village, Bridgeport, CT
Charges: Burglary 3rd, Criminal Trespass 3rd, Criminal Mischief 3rd, Larceny 3rd
Incident / Occurrence: In November police received a report of a van broken into with over $2,000.00 worth of tools stolen from it at Main Street business. Detectives investigated the incident and located some of the stolen items at a local pawn shop. As a result of the information that was developed in the investigation an arrest warrant was obtained for Leonard Frascatore.
On 01/10/2018 Frascatore was arrested by Monroe Police and charged with Burglary 3rd, Criminal Trespass 3rd, Larceny 3rd and Criminal Mischief 3rd. Frascatore was released after posting a $10,000.00 bond with a court date of 01/18/2018.
Subject: Perez, Jose DOB 07/26/1978, 65 Maplewood Drive, Monroe, CT
Charges: 53a-186 Public Indecency, 53a-72a Sexual Assault 3th, 53a-73a Sexual Assault 4th
Incident / Occurrence: In October Police received a complaint of a sexual assault that had taken place earlier in the month. The investigation led to the arrest of the 39 year old Monroe man, Jose Perez, who was known to the victim.
On 12/07/2017, Perez turned himself into police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest. Perez was charged with Sexual Assault 3rd, Sexual Assault 4th and Public Indecency and was released after posting a $50,000.00 bond with a court date of 12/15/2017.
False Statements & Firearms
Subject: Troy Kennard, DOB 02/16/1971, 50 Forrest Road, Monroe, CT
Charges: 53a-222a Violation of Conditions of Release 2nd, 53a-167a Interfering with Officer. 53a-157b False Statement
Incident / Occurrence: In December, Troy Kennard was arrested for a physical altercation with his landlord. At the time of his arrest, records showed that he had numerous firearms registered to him. Kennard told police he did not have possession or access to any firearms, they had been sold. As a Condition of Release from custody, Kennard was not to use or possess a dangerous weapon. Police did not locate any weapons at his home or vehicle.
As a result of the arrest a Protective Order was issued by the court which ordered Kennard to turn over all firearms registered to him. The State Special Licensing and Firearms Unit notified Monroe Police that Kennard still had firearms registered/or in his possession which needed to be turned in. Kennard submitted documentation that he transferred weapons on 01/09/2018, but did not satisfactorily account for all weapons. As a result, police obtained an arrest warrant for Kennard who, at the time of his arrest, knowingly lied to police about the location of his firearms in a sworn statement, interfered with the police investigation and violated his condition of release.
On 01/24/2018 Kennard was arrested by Monroe Police and charged with Violating Conditions of Release 2nd, False Statement 2nd and Interfering with Police. He was held on a $50,000.00 bond.
Subject: Moretti, Paul DOB 12/03/1976, 548 Wheeler Road, Monroe, CT
Charges: 53a-103 Burglary 3, 53a-109 Criminal Trespass 3, 53a-182 Disorderly Conduct
Incident / Occurrence: On 11/01/2017 at 10:57 police received a report of a possible burglary in progress on Wheeler Road. Police were told that the resident’s ex-husband broke in through a basement window of the home. Officers gained entry into the home and located Paul Moretti in an upstairs bedroom.
Moretti was charged with Burglary 3, Criminal Trespass 3 and Disorderly Conduct. He was released after post $1,500.00 bond with a court date of 11/02/2017.
Theft of Firearm
Subject: Pinto, Michael D Sr DOB: 01/27/1962, 17 Driftwood Lane, Monroe, CT
Charges: 53a-212 Theft of a Firearm
Incident / Occurrence: In August 2017, firearms were removed from the Driftwood Road home of Michael Pinto Sr during the execution of a Search & Seizure Warrant. Pinto was arrested at that time on drug charges. A continued investigation confirmed that one of the handguns seized had previously been reported as stolen.
A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Pinto on the charge of Theft of a Firearm. On 11/02/2017, Pinto turned himself into police. He was released after posting a $10,000.00 bond with a court date of 11/13/2017.
Subject: Lisa Hunter 07/01/1981, 91 Holcomb Avenue, Stamford, CT
Date / Time of Incident: October 26, 2016, Location of Incident: Rite Aid Pharmacy, Monroe
Charges: 21a-108 Illegally Obtaining or Supplying Prescription Legend Drug
Incident / Occurrence: In September, Monroe Police investigated a complaint from a local pharmacy reporting they received a fraudulent call from a female, representing herself as an employee from a physician’s office, calling in a prescription for a patient. The pharmacy became suspicious and called the physician’s office to verify the call, which they denied making. The suspect, later identified as Lisa Hunter, attempted to pick-up the fraudulently obtained drugs from the drive-through but left when she was asked to come inside.
Through the investigation police identified Hunter as the caller and learned that she had on multiple occasions attempted to obtain drugs with fraudulent prescriptions in the past as well.
Police obtained a warrant for Hunter’s arrest charging her with Illegally Obtaining Prescription Drugs. On 10/26/2016, Hunter turned herself in to police and was released on $10,000 bond with a court date of November 3, 2016.
Subject: Mark Federico, Age 48, 29 Moss Avenue, Seymour
Date / Time of Incident: 09/27/2016 at 12:45, Location of Incident: 1480 Monroe Turnpike, Anodic Inc.
Charges: Larceny 3
Incident / Occurrence: In August, Monroe Police received a larceny complaint from Anodic Inc. Equipment valued at over $1,000.00 was missing and believed to have been stolen by an employee. The investigating officer located the reported stolen items at a local pawn shop where it was learned that the suspect, Mark Federico, had pawned other items that were also stolen. In total Federico had stolen close to $4,000.00 worth of equipment from Anodic.
On 9/27/2016, Mark Federico turned himself in to Monroe Police where he was charged by warrant with Larceny 3 and released after posting a $10,000.00 bond. Federico is scheduled for court on 10/05/2016.
DUI Drug Dealer
Subject: Lavon Brigman DOB 11/24/73, 53 Coal Pit Hill Road, Danbury, CT
Charges: Driving Under the Influence and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane, Possession of Hallucinogens and of Narcotics w/Intent to Sell
Incident / Occurrence: On 08/24/2017 at 8:48 PM police responded to a one car motor vehicle accident on Hattertown Road where a vehicle struck a stonewall. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Lavon Brigman. Brigman appeared confused and did not know he had been involved in a motor vehicle accident. After failing standardized field sobriety tests Brigman was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane.
Subsequent to Brigman’s arrest police found thirteen (18) bags of PCP in his possession. Brigman was also charged with Possession of Hallucinogens and Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell.
Brigman was released after posting $6,000.00 bond.
Subject: Greenlaw, Christina M DOB: 10/21/1978, 30 Bradley Drive, Monroe.
Date / Time of Arrest: July 28, 2016, Location of Incident: 220 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, Pella Windows & Doors
Charges: CGS 53a-123, Larceny 2
Incident / Occurrence: On March 22, 2016, Pella Windows Operations Manager reported to police the theft of property by a Pella employee. Through an internal audit by the company it was determined that Christina Greenlaw, a sales representative, had been procuring products from the company without authorization and having them delivered to her own home in Shelton under fictitious names. During the continued investigation, police found the windows and doors matching the stolen items had been installed on Greenlaw’s home. The retail value of the products stolen from Pella was over $11,000.00.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Greenlaw for Larceny 2nd. Greenlaw turned herself into Monroe Police on July 28th, she was processed and transported to court for arraignment.
Subject: Steven Aberg DOB 12/02/1988, Last Known Address: 40 Ethel Acres, Lisbon, CT
Charges: Burglary 3rd, Criminal Trespass 2nd, Criminal Mischief 2nd, Larceny 3rd, Fraud Use of ATM, Credit Card Theft, Identity Theft 3rd, Theft of Firearm
Incident / Occurrence: On June 8, 2017, a Purdy Hill Road resident reported their home had been broken into sometime during the day. Jewelry, credit cards, electronics and a firearm were reportedly stolen.
Investigators were able to obtain photographs of the suspect and his vehicle from locations where attempts were made to use the stolen credit cards. The photos were uploaded onto the Department’s Facebook page which led to the identification of the suspect as Steven Aberg. Aberg, who has been previously arrested on burglary and larceny charges, is a suspect in other residential burglaries across the state. Investigators obtained a warrant for the above listed charges and arrested Aberg at court where he was held on a $50,000. bond.
Subject: Nicholas Javier Ludwig Age: 21, 29 Block Farm Road, Monroe, CT
Date / Time of Incident: 07/01/2017 03:51 AM, 07/05/2017 01:30 PM
Location of Incident: 29 Block Farm Road, Monroe
Charges: Possession of Narcotics 21a-279(a), Carrying Facsimile Firearm 53-206c, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell, 21a-278(b)
Incident / Occurrence: On 07/01/2017 at 3:51 AM, police responded to calls of a suspicious person on East Village Road. Police found Nicholas Ludwig hiding in the bushes acting erratically. Ludwig stated he had been threatened by a motorist. The investigation found Ludwig to be in possession of several folds of heroin/fentanyl and a BB gun. Ludwig was arrested and charged with Possession of Narcotics and Carrying Facsimile Firearm, he was released on a Promise to Appear.
A subsequent investigation conducted by police developed information leading them to obtain an arrest warrant for Ludwig charging him with Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell. Ludwig was arrested on 07/05/2017 and held on a $2,000 bond.
Drug Dealer > Overdose
Subject: Ludwig, Nicholas DOB 12/10/1995, 29 Block Farm Road, Monroe, CT
Charges: Assault 1st 53a-59, Illegal Manufacture, Distribution, Sale Drugs 21a-278(b), Reckless Endangerment 1st 53a-63
Incident / Occurrence: On 07/02/2017, Monroe Police Officers responded to a call for an unconscious female, possible overdose. Responding officers found the female unresponsive and administered multiple doses of Nalaxone (Narcan) eventually reviving the victim. As a result of the continued investigation learned the victim had purchased heroin/fentanyl from Ludwig at his home prior to the call for assistance.
Investigators obtained a warrant for the arrest of Nicholas Ludwig on the charges of Assault 1st, Illegal Manufacture, Distribution, Sale of Drugs, and Reckless Endangerment. On Tuesday, 07/11/2017, police arrested Ludwig and held him on a $250,000 court set bond until arraignment on Wednesday.
The Monroe Police Department will continue to investigate overdose cases and hold the seller/dealer accountable for their actions.