9:45 PM, Car Parked Outside, Unlocked, With Keys — 5:21 AM, Seen in Police Pursuit — 6:15 AM, Damaged in Accident

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Darien police contacted the owner of a Jeep Liberty to tell her that not only was her vehicle stolen, but it had been spotted by Greenwich police as they pursued another vehicle stolen from Hamden at about 5:21 a.m. that morning.

That wasn’t the worst of it, however: By 6:15 a.m., Norwalk police informed police in Darien that the Jeep was involved in a motor vehicle accident in that city, and it had to be towed.

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Selectmen Approve New Fee Scale for False Alarms, Send Recommendation to RTM

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The first time a property sends out a false fire alarm or burglar alarm, the town fines the alarm owner $100, and in the future, the second fine should be $150 and all future fines within a year of the first alarm should be $250.

That’s the Board of Selectmen’s recommendation, decided in a 4-0 vote Monday night, to the Representative Town Meeting. The proposal would increase the second and third fines. Currently, they all stand at $100. Continue Reading →

Five Unlocked Vehicles Entered in the Same Night in Same Area of Noroton, One Car Stolen

Google Maps four vehicles entered overnight same neighborhood 8/11-12/19
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From Sunday night to Monday morning, Aug. 11 to 12, unlocked cars parked outside overnight at homes on various streets near the southern end of Hollow Tree Ridge Road (south of Interstate 95) were entered, police said.

One car, left not only unlocked but with the keys inside, was stolen from Wilson Ridge Road East. The car was found by Norwalk police several days later, so damaged that it couldn’t be driven.

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Kids Invited to Join the Darien YMCA Pirhanas Swim Team: Build Strong Character, Muscles, Even Appetites

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Become a part of the team! The Darien YMCA Piranha’s competitive swim program offers children and teens an opportunity to work with trained coaches to improve swimming skills, endurance and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Participants build character values through personal improvement, training, goal-setting, teamwork and competition. Continue Reading →

Police: Man, 43, Encouraged Two Underage Caddies to Drink Alcohol, Held Drinking Games on Golf Course

Darien police arrest photo James Hurty, 43, of the Post Road in Darien
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A 43-year-old Darien man golfing at Wee Burn Country Club not only provided alcohol to two caddies, both under 21, but encouraged them to drink more by holding drinking games, police said.

The man’s encouragement was “somewhat forceful” in the words of the Darien police announcement, which relied on the accounts of one or both of the caddies. Later that day, June 25, one of the caddies was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Continue Reading →