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Police: Homeless Man Yells at Kids During Middlesex Middle School Recess, Gets Arrested

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A 63-year-old homeless man familiar to Darien police went on the grounds of Middlesex Middle School on Tuesday and yelled at students, some of whom were shaken up, police said. The man was charged with breach of peace and held on a $1,000 bond. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Woman Previously Charged in Roadway Confrontation Now Charged in Domestic Violence Incident

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When a 37-year-old Darien woman was arrested March 13 on domestic violence charges, it was the fourth time police had charged her since last September and the third arrest since December in which she’d been charged with a violent act. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DUI Monday for Man, 34, After Fender Bender on Leroy Ave Near Post Road

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A 34-year-old man was driving intoxicated when his vehicle got into a minor traffic accident with another vehicle shortly before 1 a.m. Monday (today), police said. After police arrived and began speaking with him, according to the police account, the man got angry and started walking back to his car, police told him to stop. When he didn’t, he was forced to the ground and taken into custody. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Darien Man, 19, Identified and Arrested After Entering Unlocked Motor Vehicles on Holmes Ave Overnight

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When a woman at 78 Holmes Ave. heard noises outside just before 11:30 p.m., Saturday, she looked out her bedroom window and saw a man in the front seat of her gray 2011 Lexus RX. She yelled out her window, telling the man she was going to call police, and then she did. Despite the warning, the man was arrested. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man Recognized as Past Shoplifter Found Shoplifting Again

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Employees at Stop & Shop in Noroton Heights carefully watched the 42-year-old man who entered the store Tuesday afternoon because they knew him from past shoplifting incidents, police said. That paid off, according to a police report, when he acted suspiciously and attempted to leave the store, was confronted by employees and found to have many items in his coat. They came from the Walgreens pharmacy next door, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Holmes Court and Holmes Ave Targeted in Latest Thefts From Motor Vehicles

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In a neighborhood frequently targeted by thieves trying unlocked car doors overnight, two more vehicles were entered at night from Monday to Tuesday, March 12 to 13. The Jeep and the pickup truck were parked outside less than 300 feet from each other, at different addresses on Holmes Avenue and nearby Holmes Court. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Cars in Same Neighborhood Stolen Amid Spate of Vehicle Entries Overnight, March 11 to 12

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Of course they were all unlocked. Every last one of them. Overnight from Sunday to Monday, March 11 to 12, two vehicles were stolen from streets off of Middlesex Road near Stamford and four vehicles in other parts of town were entered. (more…) Continue Reading →

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