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Police: Mother Supplied Booze at Birthday Party for Underage Son

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A Darien mother was arrested after she held a birthday party that included cases of beer and other alcoholic beverages for her son, who was under 21 years old, and his underage friends, police said. The woman, who had taken the car keys from attendees and told them they would have to get rides back home, said their parents knew about alcohol being served, according to police. When police questioned parents, they all denied they knew about the alcohol. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Thieves Go Once More Into the Darien Post Office Drop-Off Boxes

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If you mailed an envelope late last Monday, Dec. 17 in the drive-up drop-off box, it may have been stolen: After a Post Office employee arrived there at about 1:15 a.m., she saw a suspicious car and person — then a check of the outdoor mailboxes revealed a sticky, glue-like substance on the opening. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Theft of $180 Worth of Heartburn Medicine When Group of Males Visits Walgreens

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Four males entered Walgreens on Friday, Dec. 14, and made a store manager suspicious. When they left, one of the males took about six boxes of heartburn medicine with him without paying, a store surveillance camera showed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Man, 24, Charged with Motor Vehicle Violations, Fails to Appear in Court, Gets Arrested, Gets Mug Shot Published

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Charged with failing to appear in court at least twice for charges of motor vehicle violations, a 24-year-old Norwalk man was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 11. For those alleged crimes, police sent out his mug shot in a release to local news organizations, some of which published it. Police did not specify what the man was originally charged with, nor did the news accounts that published his name and his arrest photo. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Several Darien Motor Vehicles Entered Overnight, Teens in Stolen Car Seen, Later Arrested in Clinton

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On Revere Road, a group of teenagers was seen checking whether cars were locked, at about 1:30 a.m., Saturday, police said. That night when several cars at different spots in town were entered and some items were stolen from them. A witness gave police the license plate number of the SUV the teens used when they left. Four teenagers were later arrested in Clinton early the same morning — inside the same SUV, which had been stolen in New Haven, according to police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Wallets of Shoppers at Supermarket Targeted by Organized Thieves Last Thursday, Friday

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Thieves working together took wallets from two distracted shoppers at Whole Foods supermarket in Darien at least twice last week, in one case when a shopper was distracted when ordering sushi, and in another case when someone working with the other thieves distracted a shopper, Darien police said. Police didn’t say whether or not any of the thieves in one case were the same ones on both days. (more…) Continue Reading →

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