Tales from the Monroe Police blotter: One suspect, two arrests, six charges

| 22 Feb 2012 | 05:15

    Monroe - Just after midnight on Friday, March 18, a New York State trooper stopped a car in the Town of Monroe for a traffic violation. There was a warrant for the driver on charges of petit larceny. The driver, Thomas Santiago, 24, of Monroe, was arrested and the vehicle impounded to a tow yard in Monroe. Santiago was processed at Monroe Police Headquarters and released on bail. About 9 a.m. later that same morning, a tow company called the Monroe Police Station to report vandalism and that someone was breaking into their impound yard. The officers went and found a good deal of blood where it appeared that the suspect or suspects had cut themselves gaining entry to the impound yard. About the same time Santiago returned to the police station to request an impound release form, which is required before the yard will release his car. Police said officers saw that he had cuts and dried blood on his hand and jeans; they also learned that his car was one that was in the impound lot. After speaking with officers further, Santiago was arrested again and charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass. While he was being processed in the booking room, police said they found that he was carrying some drugs. He was subsequently charged with was two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance outside of its original container. All his charges will be heard in Monroe Village Court in the near future.