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Police Chief: Thefts From (and of) Unlocked Vehicles Continues to Follow Pretty Uniform Pattern

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Police Chief Ray Osborne recently responded to questions from Darien Police Commission Chairman J. Paul Johnson about the pattern typically followed by thieves stealing from vehicles Darien drivers leave unlocked outside overnight. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Avoid Fraud By Filing Taxes Early, With a Qualified Preparer, and Other Tax Tips

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In the wake of a colossal wave of income tax refund fraud over the past several years, Connecticut Better Business Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services urge taxpayers to file their paperwork as soon as possible, and carefully select a qualified tax preparer. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Have Some Tips on Preventing Motor Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts

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For the past few months, towns in Fairfield County have experienced a substantial increase in the number of both motor vehicle burglaries and stolen motor vehicles. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Scam Alert: Fake ‘Missed Delivery’ Scheme Unleashes Havoc on Your Computer

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Consumers beware that even though they may not have done any online shopping, they still can become the target of parcel delivery fraud. At this time of year, criminals go into high gear, phishing for personal information and money with fake “Missed Delivery” notices. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How to Avoid LosingYour Scooter to a Thief: Darien Police Tips

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An announcement from the Darien Police Department:
Recently Darien Police officers recovered a stolen scooter as a result of a motor vehicle stop.  The scooter had never been reported stolen but through the officer’s investigation, it was determined that it was taken from the Darien train station approximately two years prior.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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