Darien Motor Vehicle Thefts 2017

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SUV Stolen on Friday Is Now Found, Driver Says She Was Distracted When She Left Keys Inside

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Update, 11:02 a.m., Dec. 7:

A Darien woman posted a note on Facebook that she was the victim who mistakenly left her keys in her SUV last Friday before it was stolen. She said she was just distracted at the time and usually locks her vehicle, which has been found. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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Police: On a Dead-End Street in Darien, Driving a Stolen Car from Stamford: Two Teens from Bridgeport

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When a police officer stopped a car on a dead-end street just off the Post Road at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, the driver and passenger turned out to be two 16-year-olds from Bridgeport, and the car turned out to have been stolen from Stamford, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Only One Unlocked Car Entered Overnight in Darien As of March 1 — But an Above-Average Haul

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Reported burglaries of unlocked motor vehicles in Darien went down to only one after Sunday of last week, but the thief or thieves got four bank cards, four store credit cards, a debit card and about $40 in cash. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Chief on Recent Car Burglary Spree: 2 Arrests Helped, Other Towns Getting Similar Burglaries

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Darien isn’t unusual in getting hit with a recent rash of burglaries into unlocked motor vehicles, and it looks like the two teenagers recently arrested in town could solve a dozen of the recent burglaries, Police Chief Ray Osborne says. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Overnight Thefts Continue from Unlocked Darien Vehicles, Two Teens Arrested

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated near the bottom:

More unlocked cars and SUVs have been entered overnight, not only in Noroton but at the Kensett houses much farther north and on Rocaton Road in the central part of town, according to police reports. A total of 10 different people have been either seen on video surveillance, arrested or stopped by police late at night. Some of these people — including two arrested teenagers and three others dressed all in black and stopped by police on the Post Road — were mentioned in a police announcement last week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After 20 Vehicles Entered, Several Thefts, 2 Cars Stolen in Two Weeks, Police Arrest 2 Teens

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Two Stamford teenagers, both 17, have been charged in connection with numerous cars being entered, several thefts from them and a stolen SUV after Darien police worked undercover in a surveillance operation, police announced Thursday morning. Here’s the police news release: (more…) Continue Reading →

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