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Police: DUI for Man, 45, After He Hits Two Cars, Leaves Scene, Gets Followed by Witness

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A 45-year-old man driving late in the afternoon on Old Kings Highway South was intoxicated when his motor vehicle left the roadway and struck two vehicles parked in a driveway, then left the scene, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stay Safe this Fourth of July Holiday: Tips From an Area Fire Marshal

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With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. Before your family celebrates this year, the New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office wishes to make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Commission Picks Capt Donald Anderson as Next Police Chief, When Raymond Osborne Retires

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The Darien Police Commission is pleased to announce that Captain Donald Anderson will be taking over as the Darien Police Department’s eleventh chief of police. Capt. Anderson will assume command of the department upon the retirement of Chief Ray Osborne at the end of the summer. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Darien Man, 44, Accused of Violent Assault in Domestic Incident [Updated]

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A 44-year-old Petticoat Lane man assaulted a person in his home in various ways, with children in the home aware of what happened, sometime before 8:30 a.m., Friday, when a 911 call was first made, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Unlocked Vehicles Entered Outside Two Homes on Same Night, Locked Ones Not Touched

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A pencil case valued at $50 was stolen when a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle were entered overnight Friday to Saturday, June 14 to 15 on Old Parish Road. On the same night, a key ring with some keys on it was stolen when two vehicles were entered on Holly Lane. In all cases, the vehicles were unlocked. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Driver, 22, Hits House at 2:39 AM — and PASSES a Sobriety Test for Intoxicated Driving

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The owner of a house on Middlesex Road was woken up at 2:39 a.m. by a crash, and looked outside to see a vehicle against her home as the driver tried to start the car up again, police said. The driver couldn’t start it, then left the scene, but police found him and gave him a sobriety test — which he passed, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 34, Follows Woman Driver Closely, Yelling, Then Approaches on Foot When She Stops

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Angry at the way a woman had pulled her vehicle out in front of his own, a 34-year-old man followed her from Stamford into Darien, and when traffic stopped on Hoyt Street, he got out of his truck, reportedly kicked her vehicle and tried to open a door, then got into a “verbal altercation” with her, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: One of Three Men Who Passed Six Phony $50 Bills in 2017 Now Arrested

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Back on Nov. 30, 2017, three men paid for drinks at the bar at Ten Twenty Post restaurant, using fake $50 bills, then used three more at Gofer Ice Cream shop in the same building, police said. Recently, one of them, previously identified by town police, was found in New York City and later extradited to Connecticut, police said. He was arrested on June 4. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Nurse at Maplewood at Darien Stole Opioid Drugs from Residents

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A 34-year-old nurse admitted to stealing Tramadol, an opioid medication for pain, from four elderly residents at Maplewood at Darien for months, starting in January or February, police said. She said, according to police, that she did it to deal with physical pain she was experiencing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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