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Latest Overnight Thefts from Unlocked Vehicles in Two Areas of Darien

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Overnight thefts from parked vehicles happened in two different neighborhoods in town on different nights last week. What they had in common is what these thefts normally have in common — the cars were unlocked when they were left outside overnight. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: After Cop Spots Possible No Seatbelt Use, Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

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It began, police said,  with an officer noticing that a car passenger appeared not to be wearing a seatbelt, it got worse after police stopped the car and found more violations of the law. Eventually the passenger was arrested on drug possession charges, the driver with vehicle-related charges (no one was charged with not wearing a seat belt). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Aroused by Strangers After Passing Out Behind Wheel of Her Running Car, Woman Drives Into Light Pole

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A 33-year-old woman with a child in her car was found behind the wheel, passed out at the intersection of Tokeneke Road and Old Farm Road, police said. When she was aroused by witnesses, she immediately drove the SUV she was driving into a light pole, toppling it, police said. Police did not report that the woman, the child in the car or anyone else was injured in the incident, which happened just before police were called at 2:24 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Months After Cops Told to Wear Cameras, Police Dept Suddenly Settles Union Grievance

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Months ago, without mentioning the implementation of the policy to the public, the Darien Police Department instructed officers to wear body cameras, regularly recording all interactions with the pubic. What various town officials have said as recently as Monday about a union complaint over how the policy was being implemented seems to be contradicted by an agreement reached Thursday between the town and the union. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How a Darien Man Was Scammed with a Variant of a Widespread Check Deposit Scheme

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A stranger approaches you about doing some job, either permanent or temporary. Before you start, they arrange to send you money to pay for some work-related expenses. You keep in touch by email or phone. At some point not long afterward, they have you send part of that payment somewhere else. You do that. Continue Reading →

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