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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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Unlocked Jeep With Keys Inside Stolen Overnight in Darien, Possibly Used in a Stamford Shooting

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An unlocked Jeep Wrangler, parked outside with the keys inside it, was stolen from outside a house at 8 Glenwood Dr. sometime overnight from Friday to Saturday, and later found in Stamford, Darien police said. The vehicle, which had been pursued by Stamford police, was thought to have been used in a shooting in that city, Darien police said they were told. (more…) Continue Reading →

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BMW, Possibly Unlocked, Stolen Overnight from Outside Darien Home, Later Found in Waterbury

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In an incident that seems to have followed the pattern of recent vehicle thefts in Darien and elsewhere, a BMW parked outside a house on Point O’Woods Road South was stolen, then found days later in Waterbury. (more…) 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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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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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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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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It Could Happen Here (and Has): Weekend Thefts of 8 Unlocked Cars & 2 High Speed Chases in Greenwich

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Eight people in Greenwich went to bed Saturday night only to wake up Sunday morning to find their cars were gone, according to police there, and in two cases, the thefts resulted in car chases. Every single one of the cars was unlocked and with the keys inside. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Six Vehicles Entered Overnight, Thursday to Friday, on Thomasina Lane

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Six motor vehicles — all of them unlocked — were entered sometime overnight from Thursday to Friday, July 13 to 14, on Thomasina Lane (a dead-end road off of Dubois Street), Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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