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Woman Forgets Purse After Loading Car With Groceries, It Was Gone 2 Minutes Later

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It didn’t take long for a thief to walk away with the purse that a woman left in a shopping cart after she drove off with her groceries. According to Darien police, the woman said she returned to the parking lot at Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Hwy. North in about two minutes. The shopping cart was still there, but the purse was gone. Inside it were bank cards, cash (police didn’t say how much) and her identification.

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Police: DUI for Woman, 26, Seen Driving on Post, Birch Roads Late at Night

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A 26-year-old intoxicated driver crossed into the oncoming traffic lane twice on the  the Post Road and Birch Road at 1:24 a.m. on Friday, Darien police said. Police described the incident with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The driver, a Harrison, Maine resident, was seen by an officer on patrol when she was making two turns. Each time, she drove into the oncoming traffic lane. The officer stopped the vehicle as it turned onto Birch Road. The officer saw that the driver had glassy, dilated eyes and the smell of alcohol coming from her.

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Police: Man, 51, Arrested After Violating Order of Protection for Second Time

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Five months after he was first charged with violating a no-contact order (just after a disorderly conduct incident), a 51-year-old man was arrested for violating a no-contact order again, according to Darien police. Police described what happened with this account (except as noted), including accusations not proven in court:

On Aug. 19, Brent Moyer, now a Stamford resident, texted the minor child of a Darien woman. The no-contact order forbade him from doing so without going through the child’s mother, who reported the incident to police on Aug. 26.

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Zulu Passes Away at Age 13: First Darien Police K-9, Helped in Drug Cases, Arrests, Missing Persons

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It is with profound sadness that the Darien Police Department announces the passing of retired police K-9, “Zulu,” on Thursday, Aug. 27. — an announcement from Darien Police Department
K-9 Zulu’s health began to rapidly deteriorate over the last week and after significant medical consultation, his handler, Lt. Nicholas Aranzullo and his family made the extremely difficult but humane decision to end Zulu’s pain and suffering. Zulu was a jet-black German Shepherd who hailed from the Czech Republic and was approximately 13 years old upon his passing. K-9 Zulu was the first Darien Police K-9 in the history of the department.  Sworn in to service in July of 2009, Zulu had a decorated career which included commendations for narcotics investigations, criminal apprehensions, and tracking for lost or missing persons.


Police Investigate Burglaries at Two Darien Gas Stations, Fitness Club

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Three Darien businesses were burglarized over the past two weeks, with glass doors smashed to get inside and cash registers stolen in the most recent break-ins, both at gas stations, police said. At 6:19 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, police were called to the Shell gas station at 805 Post Road, at the corner of Sedgwick Avenue and the Post Road. An employee had found the door broken when he arrived at 6:15 a.m.

The business’s security camera showed a male walking around the building at about 4:30 a.m. before shattering the glass with a hammer, entering and taking the cash register, which held a small amount of cash. Police detectives went to the store to examine the scene for evidence.

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Police: Bridgeport Man, Now Arrested, Fired Shots from Car on West Ave

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A 34-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested on an accusation he shot a gun from a motor vehicle being driven down West Avenue on Aug. 1. Darien police gave these additional details, including accusations not proven in court:

The gunshots may have been fired at another motor vehicle. The suspect, Frantz Maignan, a 34-year-old Bridgeport man, was quickly identified in the investigation by the Darien police Detective Bureau, and on Tuesday, Aug. 18, police applied for an arrest warrant, which was granted.