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13 MTA Police Canines Get Explosives, Anti-Terrorism Training

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Thirteen canines and their handlers, Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officers, graduated from the MTA Police Department’s explosives detection and anti-terrorism training at a ceremony held in late January at Grand Central Terminal. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Woman Gets Car Serviced and Cleaned, Reports Getting Cleaned Out of $1,000

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After a 26-year-old woman drove her 2014 BMW 528xi to BMW of Darien for a scheduled service, she remembered that she’d had $1,000 in a compartment to the left of the steering wheel. Now all she’s got (besides her BMW) are the memories. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Stolen Van Found Smoking, with Flat Tire on Post Road, Three Teens Arrested

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A van left with its keys in it overnight in the driveway off the Post Road was found on the roadway at about 1 a.m., Sunday, less than a quarter of a mile from three teenagers who were then arrested, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Women — with Hair to Dye For —Suspected of Purloining from Patrons’ Purses at Two Darien Stores

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On Tuesday, Feb. 6, two shoppers who left their purses unattended at two different stores in town had money taken from them. Darien police sent out an alert to local businesses, telling them to beware of two, ah, colorful individuals suspected of trying to steal from purses when the owners weren’t watching. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Probation Agreement Reached for Two Darien Teens Charged After Assault on New Canaan Teen [UPDATED]

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A judge agreed Wednesday to grant probation to two Darien teenagers who were charged in November in connection with the assault on a New Canaan boy, and after community service is completed, there won’t be a record of the criminal case, the attorney for one of the teens said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Downtown Traffic Slowdown 9 to 3 on Thursday for Work on Traffic Lights, Bridge Warning System

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After Wednesday’s snow and rain, electrical contractors hired by the state Department of Transportation are expected to install a new co-ordinated system of traffic lights and something called an “over height detection system” that may have something to do with helping trucks avoid getting stuck under the railroad bridge downtown. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, Slapped by Man at Diner, Runs Off, Bangs on Car Window, Yelling for Help

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A woman at Driftwood Diner,  struck in the face by a man she was in a relationship with, ran down the Post Road late Wednesday night and at one point knocked on the window of a car and yelled for help, Darien police said. According to police, the 63-year-old Norwalk man who struck her denied that the confrontation was physical. Police charged him nevertheless. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Darien Rest Stop Becomes Arrest Stop for 2 Felons With Drugs Intended for Sale, Guns

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When state police troopers saw that a car made an unsafe lane change and followed other cars too closely on Interstate 95 in Darien, the car was pulled over at a rest stop, where police found drugs and guns, then arrested the two occupants on charges including illegal weapons possession and possession of drugs with intent to sell, state police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘My Sweet Girl Was Truly Special’: Woman’s Court Statement on Puppy Killed in Darien Man’s Care

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A New Canaan woman in a forceful statement on her experience last summer of learning that her 13-month-old puppy had died in the care of a Darien man found by police to be operating an non-registered kennel is pushing for justice officials to deny him a special form of parole. (more…) Continue Reading →

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