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Four Unlocked Vehicles Entered on Fitch Ave; Next Night, One More on Dickinson Road

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Four unlocked vehicles were entered overnight last Wednesday to Thursday, all unlocked and outside of homes at four addresses on Fitch Avenue, according to police. Nothing was taken from any of them. Over the next night, another vehicle was entered a block over, on Dickinson Road — that vehicle also was unlocked and, again, nothing was reported taken. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA: THC Amount Doubled in Victims of Fatal Crashes Since Pot Legalized in Washington State

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New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes, the percentage who tested positive for active THC doubled since that state legalized pot in 2012. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Leaving Scene Where She Struck a Sign Gets Woman, 35, Arrested for Evading Responsibility

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A police officer saw a vehicle strike a sign in the parking lot of Holmes School then leave the scene on Friday evening, Jan. 24, police said. He described the car for a police radio alert that resulted in Stamford police finding the car and driver, who was charged with evading responsibility, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked Mercedes Stolen Overnight Saturday to Sunday, Found in New Haven

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The navigation software in a 2018 Mercedes GLA 250, stolen overnight Saturday to Sunday from outside a home on Mystic Lane, was used to figure out where the stolen SUV was — parked in New Haven, it turned out, where police had it towed for safekeeping. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI Charge for Darien Woman After Argument in Vehicle Prompts Officer to Conduct a Traffic Stop

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After a police officer on patrol saw a 39-year-old Darien woman in an argument with a passenger in the Jeep she was driving, the officer pulled over the vehicle — then noticed indications the woman had been drinking, police said. When she didn’t successfully complete standard field sobriety tests, she was charged with driving while under the influence, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Grace Farms Teams Up With Feds to Train Police Here and Abroad on Fighting Forced Labor

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Grace Farms Foundation and the U.S. government want to reduce, if not eliminate, forced labor around the world, a modern form of slavery that the foundation has made one of its goals. To that end, on Thursday officials from the foundation and federal customs and immigration agency signed an agreement to form a partnership meant to help law enforcement develop new approaches to combat forced labor. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked Vehicles on West Elm St, Hilton St and West Ave Entered Overnight Jan 15 to 16

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Vehicles continue to be left unlocked overnight and people continue to scrounge around in them overnight, looking for something to steal. The latest incidents — at least the ones police know about — happened outside of four homes within a mile of each other in Noroton Heights sometime overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 15 to 16. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked in Darien: Wallet Stolen From YMCA Locker Is One of a Long String, Police Chief Says

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A wallet stolen from the men’s locker room at the Darien YMCA on Jan. 8 had $200 in it that the victim is unlikely to ever see again, and Police Chief Donald Anderson recently said it’s a crime that has been repeated for decades — and for the same reason. (more…) Continue Reading →

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