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Police: DUI for Man, 26, After One-Vehicle Accident Leaves His Car on a Stone Wall

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Police who arrived at the scene of a car accident on Haskell Lane last May found a vehicle stuck on a rock wall, with the driver still inside. Darien police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

Police received a call about the accident at 9:17 p.m. on May 19. When they spoke with the driver, Charles Bazelais, 26, police could smell alcohol on his breath and saw his eyes were glassy. He was treated at the scene by Darien EMS-Post 53 and taken by ambulance to Stamford Hospital. Police didn’t announce any information about his condition.

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Police: West Ave Woman, 32, in Physical Altercation at Home, Injures Victim’s Face, Destroys Meds

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Darien police say that when they were called to a West Avenue home on Aug. 8, were told that three days before a 32-year-old woman living there had gotten into a physical altercation with another person there. The woman was later arrested on a warrant after police had determined that the woman had injured that person’s face and destroyed some medication owned by that person. Police did not describe the “visible injury to the victim’s face” or say whether or not the victim had received treatment for it from a hospital or doctor (or whether the injury was major or minor). By state law, police do not describe victims in public statements, so the victim’s gender or age are not public.

How Not to Make Friends and Impress People

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A woman with a friend at a downtown restaurant was approached by a man who began talking to them, and then something surprising and disturbing happened, police were told. The man “suddenly and without reason” pulled up his shirt, revealing a gun tucked into his waistband, according to the account police were given. No threats were made, but the woman and her friend became frightened and left the restaurant, Bodega Taco Bar at 980 Post Road. The incident was reported to police at about 11 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Mountain Lion Recently Reported Just North of Darien, and Not For the First Time

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Someone told New Canaan police that a mountain lion was spotted on Gerdes Road, just north of the Darien-New Canaan border, at about 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14. The big cat sighting is the third in the past month in New Canaan, and close to the previous one, Aug. 8, on White Oak Shade Lane. The sighting on Gerdes Road is the third in the past month and very close to the most recent one, on Aug.

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Police: Three Darien Men Recently Charged in Separate Domestic Incidents

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Darien police responded to several unrelated domestic incidents in recent weeks  resulting in criminal charges being filed against three town residents, including a charge of fourth-degree sexual assault in one case. Police described the incidents with these accounts; no accusations have been proven in court:
July 28, Misdemeanor Sexual Assault Charge
On July 28, at 10:20 a.m., a victim told police that a man, a 50-year-old resident of Turnabout Lane, had made “several unwanted sexual contacts” with the victim over the past several months, according to a police news release. “Video evidence was provided to corroborate the allegations,” the news release said. It provided no details of what was in the video or videos. Police applied for an arrest warrant for the man and received it on Aug.

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Police: 19-Year-Old Man Arrested After Teenage Party With Alcohol at His Home

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Alcohol being drunk at a teenage party on Salt Box Lane “contributed to” a “medical event” in which an ambulance was called in, Darien police said. All the partygoers were below the legal drinking age of 21, and the 19-year-old host was arrested on a charge of providing alcohol to underage drinkers, police said. In a police news release, police did not say: whether more than one person experienced the “medical event,” or or describe in any way what the medical event was, how dangerous it appeared to be, whether the person or persons was or were taken to a hospital or released from a hospital if they were taken there. Police gave this additional account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:

The call for medical service was made at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Police did not say how many people were at the house at 9 Salt Box Lane.

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Police: Much Ado Online About Not Much We Know After Teen Approached by Someone

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An incident Friday involving a teenager being approached as she got in her vehicle sparked incorrect rumors about what happened, Darien police said in a news release. Nothing in the Monday afternoon announcement indicates a crime was committed or that there is evidence a crime was even attempted. But police say they are actively investigating the matter. According to the release, at about 11:45 p.m. police responded to a report of the incident near the intersection of Glenvale Avenue and Christie Hill Road. Police were told that a white, four-door Jeep Wrangler with a black top had been parked on the street nearby.