Public Safety

News related police, law enforcement agencies, courts, as well as Darien’s fire departments, ambulance service and emergency management activities

Recent Articles

UPDATED: SUV Slams Through Window of Embody Juice Restaurant: No One Hurt, Everybody Shaken

Embody crash SUV Benjamin Bliss 09-21-17
Download PDF

Screams and a crash that shook the building like an earthquake were heard and felt when an SUV driven by an older woman smashed through the plate glass window at the front of Embody Fitness Gourmet a little before 12:30 p.m., Thursday. — See update below, added at 9:18 a.m., Friday

(more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , ,

Preventing Bicycle Thefts: What Darien Police Are Doing and What You Can Do

Bicycle Bike Darien Railroad Station Darien Train Station 09-18-17
Download PDF

After four locked bicycles recently were stolen from bike racks at the Darien and Noroton Heights railroad station, Darienite.com asked police Detective James Palmieri, a spokesman for the department, what police are doing and what bicycle owners can do to make the thefts less likely. (more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , ,

Panel Discussion on Opioid Abuse in Darien: If You Missed Others, Catch This One

Opioids Heroin Opioid 02-04-17
Download PDF

The First Congregational Church of Darien and Silver Hill Hospital are hosting a panel discussion to address the problem of drugs that plague our community. It will be held at the church at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11:30am. Although our focus will be on teens, all of us are affected by this crisis. (more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Police Announce Traffic, Parking, Other Regulations for First Darien High School Night Football Game

Darien Lights Brigade Stadium Lights 910-26-16
Download PDF

The Darien Police Department will enforce traffic regulations and monitor security for Darien High School’s first night football game, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Darien Police: Tight Parking, Heavy Traffic Expected for DHS Open House Thursday Night

Darien High School DHS 9-13-16
Download PDF

The Darien Police Department is issuing a traffic advisory related to the Darien High School Open House, scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. Parents who are attending the event should be aware that parking at the high school is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Due to the large amount of traffic that is anticipated it will be necessary to limit vehicular access to the high school campus. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

New Canaan Police: When They Question Darien Cyclist, She Refuses to Cooperate ‘in Any Way’

New Canaan Police
Download PDF

Police on Saturday afternoon arrested a 36-year-old Darien woman who they said failed to cooperate with them when they looked into a complaint about her hazardous bicycle riding in northern New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

UPDATE: Police: Man, 21, Sold Marijuana and Was Arrested in Woodland Park

Darien Police Department
Download PDF

A 21-year-old man found with two other people and the odor of burnt marijuana wafting about them, was charged with selling the illegal drug after a police dog indicated there was pot in the man’s car and cops found it, police said. _________

Editor’s note: This article was revised after police answered several questions about details of the incident. _________
(more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Third Arrest for Yarish in Ongoing Investigation into Sales of Pot, Booze and Tobacco to Minors

Mark Yarish third arrest 09-08-17
Download PDF

An ongoing investigation into alleged selling of drugs and alcohol to underage youth by Mark Yarish, 51, of Cherry Street has resulted in a third arrest of Yarish and six more felony charges against him, Darien police said. Police also said that the latest charges involve sales of “marijuana, alcohol and an assortment of tobacco products to Darien juveniles as young as 12 years old.” (more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

Federal Trade Commission Advice After that Equifax Data Breach: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Computer Keyboard 8-2-16
Download PDF

You shred your sensitive financial documents. You’re careful about not letting too many people know your Social Security number. You cover your hand when you’re punching in your credit card passcode. And then Equifax, the credit reporting agency, gets sensitive financial data for 143 million people stolen from it by a hacker. After this has been done, you may think there’s no hope. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , ,