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Spate of Thefts from Motor Vehicles Continues with Some Windows Smashed

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Items were taken from an unlocked car at Goodwives Shopping Center last Tuesday, Oct. 10 and at about the same time, the drivers of three other vehicles a half block away were even worse off — windows of their SUVs were smashed. Five days later, on Sunday, Oct. 15, someone visiting a grave at St. John’s Cemetery at 25 Camp Ave. Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, 22, with Pot and Drugs, Drove Uninsured Car Missing License Plate

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When Darien police stopped a 22-year-old driver because she had no front license plate on her car, they found the car was uninsured, her driver’s license was suspended, and she had marijuana and pills with her that she said was “ecstasy,” according to police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Windows Smashed on Vehicles Parked at Holmes School Lot on Monday and Tuesday, Oct 2 to 3

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Windows were smashed and items taken from cars parked in the lot at Holmes School at 18 Hoyt St. both on Monday and Tuesday last week (Oct. 2 and 3). Here’s how Darien police described each burglary:
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A woman who works at Holmes told police she parked her gray 2016 Honda HR in the school’s parking lot at about 1 p.m. after she returned from lunch. At 3:30 p.m., she returned to the SUV and found that the front passenger’s side window was smashed and various items were taken, including a purse valued at $300, a pair of sunglasses valued at $200, a second pair of sunglasses valued at $300, credit cards and her driver’s license. Continue Reading →

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Letter from Walter Casey: Former Post 53 Director and Jayme Stevenson Opposed Putting Paramedics in Town

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Editor’s note: Walter Casey, who recently moved from Darien, agitated vociferously for paramedics to be based in town for years before the town government agreed to them, after a town-hired consultant recommended them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked Jeep With Keys Inside Stolen Overnight in Darien, Possibly Used in a Stamford Shooting

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An unlocked Jeep Wrangler, parked outside with the keys inside it, was stolen from outside a house at 8 Glenwood Dr. sometime overnight from Friday to Saturday, and later found in Stamford, Darien police said. The vehicle, which had been pursued by Stamford police, was thought to have been used in a shooting in that city, Darien police said they were told. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Darien Man After Crash Sends Three to Hospital

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A 38-year-old Darien man was charged with driving while under the influence after his car crossed over into the opposite lane and hit a compact SUV. The crash sent three occupants of that vehicle, including a 10-year-old, to the hospital. The arrested man had in his blood between three and four times the legal amount of alcohol for a driver when he was given a breath test more than an hour after the accident was reported, according to police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School Fighting Substance Abuse in a New Way: With Student/Parent Info Sessions on the Dangers

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All but 226 Darien High School students (less than one in seven) has participated in a presentation in which a Silver Hill Hospital, a lawyer and police officers talk about the problems teens have when they take alcohol, marijuana or other illegal drugs or alcohol. The students must attend the 90-minute session with a parent or guardian. Both student and adult must attend in order for the student to participate in sports or other extra-curricular activities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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