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Three Motor Vehicles Entered, Two in Same General Area of Town

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Two vehicles were entered in the same area on the west side of town, possibly the same night, resulting in the theft of one tool, and another vehicle parked in the lot at Trader Joe’s was entered by someone who stole things from the trunk, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Shoplifter Turns Violent, Causing Minor Injury to Store Employee, Gets Arrested

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When a Walgreens employee followed two shoplifters out of the store on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and confronted a man holding a bag of loot, the other man struck him from behind, and the two fled, according to Darien police. According to the police account, that blow seems to have turned shoplifters into robbers — when police found one of the two, they charged him with second-degree robbery, a felony. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Deposit Mailboxes Outside Darien Post Office, Two More Previous Thefts Reported

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Two more thefts of mailed checks in mid-January have been reported to Darien police, but in the meantime, the mailboxes recently damaged from a later incident have been replaced with a type considered much less likely to have mail stolen from it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked Vehicles Outside Five Darien Homes Entered Overnight Wednesday to Thursday Jan 30 to 31

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Unlocked motor vehicles were entered outside five Darien homes on Richmond Drive, Mansfield Place and Woods End Road (all within a mile of each other on the west side of town) overnight Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 30 to 31. It seems not much loot resulted from the effort: Apparently only the keys to one of the vehicles was taken, but not the vehicle itself. Police described these incidents: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 58, a Gun Owner, Threatened Darien Resident on Facebook, Said He’d ‘Need a Lot of Body Bags’

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Richard Koproski, a 58-year-0ld Woodford, Vermont resident, told a family member on Facebook that he would shoot him in the head, and that he has plenty of guns to do it with, among other, similar threats, police said. A Darien resident came to Police Headquarters and provided officers with printouts of threats Koproski allegedly made against him. The man said Koproski, who lives near the Darien man’s Vermont home, “had been becoming more unpredictable over the years,” and he knew Koproski had a collection of firearms, police said. Those threats led Darien police to get an arrest warrant and notify Vermont state police about it, police said. Vermont state police said they received word on Jan. Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 33, Driving 55 MPH on Hoyt Street at 9 PM in Car with Fresh Damage

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An impaired man was behind the wheel of an impaired BMW speeding south on Hoyt Street just after 9 p.m. last Friday when, as it passed a patrol car, one of its headlights fell off, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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