The Monroe Police Department has made four arrests as part of an investigation into calls of shots fired April 8, 9 and 20. There were no injuries from the shootings.
The Monroe Police Department has made four arrests as part of an investigation into calls of shots fired April 8, 9 and 20 in the City of Monroe.
This information was provided in a news release issued Thursday.
The April 8 and 9 incidents involved calls of shots fired in various locations on the east side of the city, according to the report, adding that while there were no injuries, "evidence of shootings were located." The April 20 incident was the date of a similar call, and officers learned that the shots were fired into an occupied home. Again, no injuries resulted.
"Through evidence collected at the scene, statements made by witnesses, and dedication to solving this investigation, several persons of interest were developed as being responsible for, or being involved in, these 'shootings,'" the report said.
Following up on information that was gathered, Monroe Police Department officers were given intelligence bulletins on the case. During the past two weeks, Officers Pitcher, Merkle, Timmins and Gonyea conducted numerous traffic stops where arrests were made in connection with the April shootings and "other unrelated charges," the report said.
In each of those traffic stops, handguns and / or rifles were located and seized.
There have now been four men ranging in age from 18 to 26 arrested during three separate traffic stops.
The Monroe Police Department is not releasing names of those arrested yet, "these investigations are still ongoing."
In the news release, Police Chief Charles F. McCormick IV praised the work of the road patrol officers, and the Monroe Police Department's Vice Unit. He also said more arrests are expected in connection with these incidents.
Anyone with information regarding the shootings listed is asked to contact the Monroe Police Department at 734-243-7500.