Nine Unlocked Vehicles Entered, One Stolen, on One Night Last Week

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Five unlocked vehicles were entered, with items taken from some of them, on Hickory Lane and nearby Deepwood Road overnight from Monday to Tuesday, and one of them was stolen, police said.

That same night, three other unlocked vehicles, along with another that appears to have been unlocked were entered at various other locations in town. Bridgeport police found the car and arrested two early the next morning.

Darien police described the incidents this way:

Hickory Lane and Deepwood Road

16 Hickory Lane — Car Stolen

At 7:38 a.m., Tuesday, police were told that a silver 2015 Lexus IS 350, parked unlocked and with the keys inside, had been stolen sometime beteen 8:45 p.m. Monday night, July 16. A set of golf clubs valued at $1,700 was inside the car.

Police checking the area found a small case with a name on it. The victim said the name was that of his next-door neighbor, at 14 Hickory Lane. It had been taken from an unlocked car outside that house.

At 8:35 a.m., Bridgeport police notified police in Darien that the car had been found in Bridgeport, and in the car were two juveniles who police arrested. Darien police detectives went to Bridgeport to search the vehicle for evidence and interview the suspects. The investigation is continuing.

14 Hickory Lane — Stolen Case

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A blue 2018 Chevrolet Suburban was entered overnight, and the small case mentioned above was taken from it. Other than that, nothing else seemed to be missing, the owner said.

The homeowner has a surveillance camera and reviewed the recording with police. The recording showed that at about 5:15 a.m., a vehicle pulled up in front of the house, and a male in a sweatshirt and jeans got out, then walked up the driveway, toward the area where the Suburban was parked the immediate area around that SUV was off camera.

About 20 seconds later, the same male can be seen returning to the waiting vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

10 Hickory Lane

Nothing appeared to have been missing from a white 2018 Hyundai Genesis parked outside the house at 10 Hickory Lane.

When police were going house to house to ask if anyone knew of anything suspicious happening overnight, they saw the console of the car was open and papers were strewn on the seats.

44 Deepwood Road — Two Vehicles Entered

A blue 2017 Chevrolet Suburban and a silver 2016 Mercedes-Benz G1550  were entered overnight, a complainant told police. Nothing seemed to be missing from them.

The vehicles were last seen at 6:30 a.m., when nothing appeared to be amiss, then the entries were discovered at about 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, the same day as the other vehicles were entered in the neighborhood.

Elsewhere in Town

These locations aren’t near Hickory Lane or Deepwood Lane:

Sedgwick Village Lane

On Sedgwick Village Lane, a black 2019 Acura TLX was entered sometime between 5 p.m., Monday and the next morning. The complainant wasn’t sure if the car had been locked, but there were no signs of forced entry. A garage door opener and about $5 in change were missing.

39 Brushy Hill Road — Credit Cards Stolen, Used

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A woman parked her 2014 Chevrolet K1500 in her driveway the night before, then at 6 a.m. a neighbor texted her, saying the neighbor had found papers with the woman’s name on them at the end of the woman’s driveway.

The victim got the papers and realized they came from her wallet, left in the unlocked vehicle. Several credit cards had been taken from the wallet. One had been used at 3 a.m. in Stamford; another, at 7:20 a.m. in Stratford.

Someone had tried to use a third card at 9:13 a.m. at Champs Sports in Trumbull, but it was declined. (The juveniles found in the stolen Darien car in Bridgeport were already in police custody by 8:35 a.m. that day.)

26 Sunswyck Road — Keys missing

Car keys for a gray 2002 Lexus RX were stolen when the car was left unlocked outside a house at 26 Sunswyck Road, roughly a half mile south of the theft on Brushy Hill Road, described just above.

The victim told police she picked up someone at an airport with a black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and arrived back home at 2:30 a.m. the night before. At 7 a.m., she went to the Jeep and found the glove box and center console open. Papers were strewn around, but it seemed nothing was taken from that vehicle.

She then checked the Lexus and realized the keys were missing.

A few nights before, on July 14, she had arrived home in the Lexus, parking it in the driveway at 10:30 p.m., then the next morning she saw a crack on the front passenger door window. The repair was estimated to cost $150. No other disturbances were reported, and police didn’t say the earlier incident was related to the later one.


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