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Sunglasses, iPhone Stolen from Unlocked Car on Sedgewick Ave

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When a car (later recovered) was reported stolen from Rocaton Road several weeks ago, a resident of Sedgewick Avenue, not far away, decided to report the theft of an iPhone 6 and a pair of sunglasses from an unlocked car on the same night. (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

Ray Osborne Police Commission 03-02-17
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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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Former Police Chief Lovello: Unlocked Cars the ‘Bane of Our Existence’ in Darien Police Department

Duane Lovello 02-23-17
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Reports of thefts from vehicles parked outside and left unlocked overnight are an ongoing frustration for Darien police, according to former Police Chief Duane Lovello. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Nine Vehicles Entered, Some Missing Items & One Stolen in Southwestern Corner of Darien

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Sometime between late afternoon on Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday morning, several unlocked vehicles parked near homes in the southwestern part of town were entered, no items were taken from them, residents told police, who soon learned of other cars entered with owners who weren’t so lucky later in the week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Three Vehicles Entered Overnight Dec 18 to 21 on Holmes Ave

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Three Holmes Avenue residents told police their vehicles were entered sometime from Sunday to Wednesday, Dec. 18 to 21. Police said some change and a basketball hoop were taken, and one victim reported seeing a suspect. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police: Leaving Your Car Running is a Bad Idea & Can Be Against the Law

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We know the frigid weather is on its way, but never leave your car running while unattended.  With the cold gripping much of the nation, thousands of drivers are starting their cars and leaving them idling for a few minutes while they warm up on cold mornings.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Vehicles Outside Four, Maybe Five Homes Entered Overnight on Two Darien Streets

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Vehicles were entered overnight from Sunday to Monday, Dec. 4 to 5 on two streets in town, not far from each other but not very close either. A Macbook Pro was taken from one vehicle, a couple of pairs of sunglasses from another. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stamford Man, 22, Arrested in Hamden, Charged with Theft of Darien Car, Other Property

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Hamden police say that when an officer found an unoccupied, stolen Darien car parked Tuesday at Sleeping Giant State Park, a 22-year-old Stamford man and two other people later got in it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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