Jul 28, 2014

Trumbull Woman Accused of Going Shoplifting

Police arrested a woman for allegedly shoplifting at Big Y, investigated a suspicious piece of luggage and resolved a case of harassing phone calls.

Trumbull Woman Accused of Going Shoplifting

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

Shoplifting Arrest

A Trumbull woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to steal $35.86 worth of groceries from Big Y supermarket, 535 Monroe Turnpike.

Jessica Ligouri, 36, of Crocus Lane was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 24.

A loss prevention officer told police he was watching surveillance footage and saw Ligouri "selecting and concealing multiple items" before passing all points of purchase without attempting to pay.


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Police said Ligouri cooperated when confronted by the loss prevention officer and waited for police to arrive. Based on officer's statement, Ligouri was arrested, according to the report.

If You See Something ...

A florist at Big Y supermarket called police when she saw a piece of luggage left unattended by the doors for a long period of time Thursday night.

Police officers investigated and determined there was nothing dangerous in the suitcase. Using identification on the luggage police contacted the owner's father in Effort, Penn., who told them his son was in Monroe visiting a friend.

An officer tracked down the son, who said he was using the bag to transport cans to the bottle return and forgot it at the store.

Lt. Brian McCauley encourages residents who see something suspicious to report it, saying Thursday's incident fit the popular slogan at Metro-North: "If you see something, say something."

"We would rather investigate something that turns out to be of no concern, than not investigate something that could quite possibly turn out to be serious," he said.

Girl Plays with the Phone

An elderly Fresh Meadow Road couple called police Aug. 16 to complaint about receiving 12 phone calls from the same number between 5 and 6 p.m.

Police determined it was a local number from Jeannette Street and spoke to a woman there who apologized and said her six-year-old granddaughter may have been playing with the phone. The Fresh Meadow couple was satisfied with the explaination.

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