Police: Man Uses Key to Enter Darien Woman’s Home While She’s Gone, Gets Arrested

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A 35-year-old man with a key to a Darien woman’s home let himself in while she was away, even though she had a protective order against him, said police, who arrested him.

Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Sean Mobley, 35, of Norwalk, has a standing criminal protective order concerning the Darien woman. (The police announcement did not say just what the restrictions are in the order, but police said Mobley violated it.)

Sometime before Sunday, Dec. 3, while the woman was away with her daughter, Mobley used a key to let himself in the home. The woman had arranged for a neighbor to watch the home and take care of the woman’s pet, and that neighbor was there when Mobley entered the place.

Mobley and the neighbor talked, and the neighbor told him the woman and her daughter were away. Mobley said he went to the home out of concern for the victim and her daughter and said several times that he didn’t have to inform the victim that he had been at the home. Then he left.

The neighbor told the woman about Mobley’s visit. She then went to Darien police, telling them about the incident and about the protective order, which police checked and confirmed.

Darien police and Norwalk police went to Mobley’s home on Neptune Avenue in Norwalk. Darien officers at the front door saw Mobley through a front window before they rang the doorbell.

When the doorbell was rung, officers saw Mobley get up and hurriedly run to the back of the house. An elderly woman who answered the door told police that she was Mobley’s mother and said she didn’t know where he was.

While Darien officers spoke with her, Norwalk officers behind the house took Mobley into custody as soon as he left through the back door.

Police questioned him, and he admitted he went in the home while the victim was away and also admitted that he knew he had no right to be there and that he was subject to a protective order for her.

Mobley was charged with violating a protective order and second-degree burglary. He was unable to post a $50,000 bond and was arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford. As of Thursday, Dec. 7, he remains in jail with the same bond, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. His next court date is Jan. 11.