Darien Motor Vehicle Burglaries 2017

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Two Motor Vehicles Stolen, Two Others Entered Overnight Thursday to Friday in Darien

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Overnight from Thursday to Friday last week, two vehicles were stolen and two others were entered in Darien, police say, with three of the incidents happening around Tokeneke. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Area Police Chief: Revolving-Door Legal System Contributes to Spate of Car Thefts

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The Waterbury gang members stealing unlocked motor vehicles from outside homes in Darien, New Canaan and other area communities often have been arrested multiple times in the past, according to New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. Krolikowski’s comments came days before Darien Police Department posted an alert Saturday on Facebook and Twitter that three more cars were stolen overnight in town. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Have Some Tips on Preventing Motor Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts

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For the past few months, towns in Fairfield County have experienced a substantial increase in the number of both motor vehicle burglaries and stolen motor vehicles. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked Cars Stolen in Northern Darien, New Canaan Over Weekend

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Three cars were stolen in New Canaan and another one in Darien this weekend, and two of the New Canaan cars were later found in Waterbury, according to announcements from each town’s police department. Two other cars were entered, one in New Canaan, the other in Darien. In every single case, the vehicle was unlocked. In every case in which the vehicle was stolen, the keys were inside. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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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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Unlocked in Darien: Two Cars Entered, One on Each Side of Town

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This week’s totally preventable theft from a Darien car: items of men’s clothing from a suitcase packed and left overnight in a BMW parked outside a Noroton Avenue home. Another vehicle was also entered on Ridge Acres Road, but nothing was taken from it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two More Unlocked Vehicles Entered Overnight in Darien

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Before a slew of unlocked vehicles were entered overnight Saturday to Sunday, items were stolen from two others in Darien, the owners told police. Here are the details of what happened and where, according to police reports: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Several Motor Vehicles Entered, Attempt Made to Steal One, All in Noroton

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Overnight from Saturday to Sunday, cars were entered on the lower end of Hollow Tree Ridge Road and nearby Wilson Ridge Road, and in one case an attempt was made to steal an SUV from a driveway, police said. Each of the vehicles was unlocked, despite repeated thefts from vehicles many times before in that same neighborhood. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Car Window Smashed at YMCA: Wallet, iPad, Other Items Stolen

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A Darien man returned to his car in the Darien YMCA parking lot just before 4:30 p.m. on Friday to find the rear passenger-side window had been smashed and a briefcase stolen from it with items valued at $1,400, including his wallet.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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