On Revere Road, a group of teenagers was seen checking whether cars were locked, at about 1:30 a.m., Saturday, police said. That night when several cars at different spots in town were entered and some items were stolen from them.
A witness gave police the license plate number of the SUV the teens used when they left. Four teenagers were later arrested in Clinton early the same morning — inside the same SUV, which had been stolen in New Haven, according to police.
Darien police gave this description of the various incidents that night, including accusations which haven’t been proven in court (and without charges yet filed by Darien police against anyone):
The first report of a vehicle being entered during that overnight period came from the owner of a 2018 Mitsubishi Outback, which was parked at 14 Midbrook Lane at 7:30 p.m.
By 11:30 p.m., the owner returned to the SUV to find that a backpack valued at $50 was missing, along with a U.S. passport. Police were called at 11:40 p.m.
On Revere Road
At 1:33 a.m., Saturday, police received a report of a group of teenagers walking on Revere Road, about a mile from Midbrook Lane, checking vehicle door handles. Among the vehicles entered were a 2013 Porsche Cayenne, a 2016 BMW X3 and a 2017 Subaru Forester.
Witnesses told police they saw two of the teens enter a vehicle parked outside 9 Revere Road, then get into a white SUV, which drove off. The witnesses gave the SUV’s license plate number to police.
Although three unlocked vehicles on Revere Road had been entered, police found that nothing had been taken from any of them. The SUV that the teenagers drove off in, however, had been stolen in New Haven, police later learned.
Darien police were later notified by police in Clinton (about an hour away from Darien, just east of New Haven) that four teenagers in the stolen vehicle were arrested. The teens were entering motor vehicles in that town, as well.
Elsewhere in Town That Night
At 21 Fairfield Ave., the contents of the glove box in a 2018 Mazda CX9 were found scattered around the vehicle. Nothing seemed to be missing.
Outside a house at 23 Chestnut St., a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2005 Chevy Tahoe and a 2012 Lincoln Navigator were all entered. Ten dollars in cash was missing from the Jeep.