Along with the normal thefts from unlocked vehicles overnight, 10 thank-y0u cards were taken from a mailbox sometime overnight from Monday to Tuesday, Oct. 8 to 9 — all but one in the same area of town.
The thefts, all reported Tuesday morning, occurred on Middlesex Road, Noroton Avenue and Edgerton Street. A locked vehicle in the same driveway as one of the thefts was untouched, police pointed out.
- Also: Darien police also report that during the past week Darien police responded to 10 motor vehicle accidents, of which three involved minor injuries.
The mailbox theft occurred much farther away from the thefts of unlocked vehicles, more than two miles north.
Here’s what police said about each case:
Mail Stolen: Middlesex Road (Thanks a lot)
Ten thank-y0u cards were put in the mailbox of a house on the 500 block of Middlesex Road (the neighborhood of Ox Ridge Hunt Club) at about 9:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, with the mailbox closed and the red flag put up, police were told by a resident who reported the theft at 7:46 a.m.
At 7:15 a.m., Tuesday, the man said, he saw the mailbox was open, and the cards were missing. The man said he didn’t believe the U.S. Postal Service did late pickups in the area.
Theft from a Jeep: Noroton Avenue
An unlocked 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in the driveway of a house at 237 Noroton Ave. was entered sometime before 8:19 a.m., when the owner found the driver’s-side door ajar.
Both passenger-side doors were also open, and there was a handbag that didn’t belong to her on the back seat (see next item, below).
What she did not find were these items: a white iPhone charger (valued at $25), a black “Lu Lu Lemon” handbag (valued at $125), four essential oil bottles (valued at a total of $72), a Bluetooth speaker (valued at $120), various cosmetics (valued at a total of $30), gift cards from “Green & Tonic” and “Sephora” (valued at a total of $30), as well as miscellaneous paperwork that had been in the bag.
That comes to a total of $402 worth of items stolen from the vehicle.
Better Luck Next Door: 239 Noroton Ave
A next-door neighbor of the victim of the Jeep burglary on Noroton Avenue seems to have been luckier.
When police followed up in investigating the handbag found in the back seat of the Jeep at 237 Noroton Ave., they found it belonged to a woman next door.
The woman told police she had left her 2017 Acura RDX unlocked and parked in the driveway overnight, that Monday to Tuesday. The bag was the only thing taken from the SUV, and it appeared nothing was taken from the bag, she said.
Theft from a Land Rover on Edgerton Street
At 9:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, a woman at 32 Edgerton St. left her unlocked 2016 Land Rover parked in the driveway. At 8:55 a.m. the next day, she found that all of her CDs had been taken from the center console and put on one of the seats.
She also found that a personal check, which she had already written out, was missing from the glove box.
Another vehicle, also parked in the driveway overnight, wasn’t entered. It had been locked.