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Noroton Fire Dept Block Party Starts at 5 PM Saturday: Music, Food, Raffle, Community

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Noroton Fire Department’s annual Block Party starts at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 30 , an event for the entire family with a wide variety of food and beverages as well as live entertainment featuring the renowned Highland Rovers and Jump the Gunn bands. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Thefts from Unlocked Cars, SUVs Across Town Entered Overnights in Mid-June

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Across town, Darienites who didn’t lock their car or sport utility vehicles overnight found out between about June 14 and the early morning of June 19 that the vehicles had been entered overnight, police said. Sometimes items were taken, and on Alpine Lane, where there was a report of suspicious males early one morning, an SUV stolen from Stamford was found not far from where other vehicles had been entered. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What the Police Boat Commander Wishes More Darienites Out on the Water Would Know

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Darien Police Officer Derek Mulcahy says that one of the more frequent things he and other officers on the department’s police boat do when out on the water is tell boaters that they’re violating a safety regulation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Man, 50, Charged With Failure to Appear in Court for 24 Years After DUI Arrest at Age 26

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On July 12, 1994, a man now living in North Carolina, then aged 26, was driving while intoxicated in Darien and got arrested for it, police allege. He didn’t show up for court at some point, police say, and his rearrest was ordered on Sept. 7, 1994, according to state court records. (more…) Continue Reading →

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SUV on Lynn Court, Car on Patton Drive Stolen Overnight Fri to Sat, Other Unlocked Vehicles Entered

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Ten unlocked vehicles were entered by thieves overnight Friday to Saturday in two areas of town, and two vehicles were stolen in each area: One area is south of St. John’s Cemetery; the other is on streets off of West Avenue near downtown Noroton Heights. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Darien Man, 28, Charged Fourth Time with Driving Without License an Unregistered Car

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For the fourth time in the past few years, a 28-year-old Darien man has been arrested on charges he was driving with a suspended driver’s license and in an unregistered vehicle. In the last three cases, he failed to appear in court, according to police and state Judicial Branch records. (more…) Continue Reading →

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FTC: It’s Good to Want to Help Natural Disaster Victims, But Avoid Scammers

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Natural disasters and weather emergencies are in the news. Whether it’s the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala or the wildfires in Colorado, it’s heartbreaking to see people lose their homes and businesses to the ongoing devastation. But it’s despicable when scammers exploit such tragedies to appeal to your sense of generosity. If you’re looking for a way to help, the Federal Trade Commission urges you to be cautious of potential charity scams. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Three Motor Vehicle Burglaries, Two Other Thefts from Darien Homes — on Same Night, on Same Two Blocks

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Sometime overnight Tuesday to Wednesday last week (June 5 to 6), two cars were reported to have been entered as well as a house, and a bicycle was missing from the porch of another house, Darien police said. All of the cars entered and the two other thefts were within two blocks of each other on the Post Road in Noroton, near the Darien YMCA. (more…) Continue Reading →

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UPDATED: Police: Norwalk Man Stalked Ex-Partner, Harassed Her With 100s of Texts, Dozens of Phone Calls

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A 58-year-old ex-boyfriend is accused of repeatedly showing up on the property of his former partner in Darien, sleeping on her porch and, on one day last week, texting her 400 times and calling her 75 times, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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