From Sunday night to Monday morning, Aug. 11 to 12, unlocked cars parked outside overnight at homes on various streets near the southern end of Hollow Tree Ridge Road (south of Interstate 95) were entered, police said.
One car, left not only unlocked but with the keys inside, was stolen from Wilson Ridge Road East. The car was found by Norwalk police several days later, so damaged that it couldn’t be driven.
- Elsewhere in town, similar incidents took place in an overlapping time period: Sometime from Sunday night to Tuesday, a car was stolen from a railroad parking lot on West Avenue near the Darien Railroad station and a house on Old Farm Road was entered and items were strewn about in a bedroom. Darienite.com will publish reports about those incidents later.
Here’s how police described the five incidents discovered on Monday and in which every single one of the vehicles was left unlocked (times given are when police found out about each incident; the exact times of the incidents are unknown):
1 Wilson Ridge Road East
6:36 a.m. — A 2013 Honda Civic, unlocked and with the keys inside, was found missing, a complainant reported at this time.
On Friday, Aug. 16, Norwalk police informed Darien police that the vehicle was found in that city, but damaged so badly that it couldn’t be driven. Darien police detectives went to the car to process it for evidence.
19 Stanton Road
2:17 p.m. — The contents of the glove compartment of a 2016 Lexus RX were found strewn on the front passenger seat. Nothing seemed to be missing, the owner told police.
16 Stanton Road
2:42 p.m. — Police looking into the vehicle entry at 19 Stanton Road canvassed the neighborhood and saw a 2014 Ford Mustang in the driveway at this address with the door slightly ajar.
The contents of the glove compartment were strewn on the front seat. The owner said nothing appeared to be missing.
11 Devonshire Dr.
6:11 p.m. — Police were told that someone entered a man’s unlocked 2016 Subaru Outback. At 2 p.m., the owner found the driver’s door ajar and the center console open. An Apple iPod valued at $300 was missing.
Other, recent articles about motor vehicles entered in Darien:
- How Darien Police Respond to Overnight Thefts From Unlocked Cars (Aug. 6)
- Three Unlocked Vehicles Entered Overnight Last Weekend (Aug. 6)
- Bag With Cash, Bank Cards, Driver’s License Reported Missing from Unlocked Car (July 30)
- Police Release Image of Male Suspected of Looking for Loot in Motor Vehicle (July 12)