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Police: Shoplifting Arrest Leads to Discovery of Stolen Vehicle

And a local man was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with police, in the latest roundup of Milford Police arrests.

Police: Shoplifting Arrest Leads to Discovery of Stolen Vehicle
A West Haven man is facing multiple charges after his arrest for shoplifting led to the discovery he was also driving a stolen vehicle at the time, according to Milford Police.

Paul Monaco, 42, of Kenneth Street in West Haven, was charged Feb. 3 with third-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny, misuse of a registration plate, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, two counts of failure to appear in court and violation of probation.

According to Milford Police, the department received report that shoplifting of a shoplifting incident at Target. The officers' investigation led to arrest of Monaco, who allegedly took $552.99 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

Officers then discovered that Monaco was driving a stolen vehicle at the time his arrest for shoplifting.

Additionally, police report that a computer check revealed that he had three outstanding warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court on larceny/drug offenses and violation of his court appointed probation.

Monaco was held on a $32,000 bond.

Disorderly Conduct

Christopher Benedetti, 38, of Warner Street in Milford, was charged Feb. 3 with disorderly conduct and interfering with police.

According to Milford Police, Benedetti is accused of causing a disturbance and resisting the officers' during his arrest.

He was held on a $500 bond.

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