Public Safety

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Car Window Smashed in Parking Lot, Cash Stolen from Seat

Darien Police SUV Pointed Right
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A Darien man who left $360 in cash “in plain view” on the front passenger seat of a car parked in Noroton Heights and then went into a store, returned about five minutes later, and it was already too late. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After 20 Vehicles Entered, Several Thefts, 2 Cars Stolen in Two Weeks, Police Arrest 2 Teens

Patrol Car SUV Police Car Night 02-14-17
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Two Stamford teenagers, both 17, have been charged in connection with numerous cars being entered, several thefts from them and a stolen SUV after Darien police worked undercover in a surveillance operation, police announced Thursday morning. Here’s the police news release: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Police Chief Lovello: Unlocked Cars the ‘Bane of Our Existence’ in Darien Police Department

Duane Lovello 02-23-17
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Reports of thefts from vehicles parked outside and left unlocked overnight are an ongoing frustration for Darien police, according to former Police Chief Duane Lovello. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Nine Vehicles Entered, Some Missing Items & One Stolen in Southwestern Corner of Darien

Darien Police Lock Your Car Every Time
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Sometime between late afternoon on Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday morning, several unlocked vehicles parked near homes in the southwestern part of town were entered, no items were taken from them, residents told police, who soon learned of other cars entered with owners who weren’t so lucky later in the week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DUI for Man, 18, After SUV Hits a Tree on Bailey Ave

Darien Police Department Side Van
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When a 18-year-old driver on Bailey Avenue tried to make a U-turn in his 2008 Saturn Vue, he hit a tree, and his air bag deployed, Darien police said. And from the police account, it looks like his trouble was only beginning. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What Happens When Darien Police Visit an Under-Age Party with Alcohol

Mark Cappelli Bryan Wallman 02-21-17
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When police are alerted to a teenage drinking party in Darien, most of what they do revolves around the safety of the under-age drinkers there and the safety of other people who might be on the road when intoxicated drivers from the party go home. That was one of the themes brought up by two Darien police officers involved with youths in town when the officers spoke recently at a meeting for parents at Darien High School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA Northeast: Remember, Drivers — CT Has a ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ Law for Passing Accidents

SUV Crash I-95 Slow Down Move Over Law AAA Northeast 02-20-17
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Since early January, there have been at least a half dozen or more near-hits or actual collisions with emergency vehicles on Connecticut’s interstates. In the wake of these incidents — the latest occurring Sunday night on I-95 in Guilford —AAA Northeast urges motorists to be aware of Connecticut’s “Slow Down, Move Over” law, that requires drivers to slow down and, if possible, move over, when they see emergency vehicles parked on the road’s shoulder. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Overcoming Opioids: Big Increase in Prescription Drugs Collected at Drop Boxes in CT

Prescription Drug Drop-off bin
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More and more, Connecticut residents are taking smart precautions to keep opioid prescriptions out of the wrong hands as they use drop-off prescription collection boxes around the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement released Wednesday. Darien has one of the boxes in the lobby of Police Headquarters at 25 Hecker Ave. (more…) Continue Reading →

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