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Police: Boyfriend, 41, Charged with Stealing from Girlfriend’s Darien Father

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The boyfriend of a Darien man’s adult daughter stole checks — along with $300 in cash and a credit card from the man’s dresser — resulting in the arrests of the boyfriend and another Stamford man, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account (including accusations not proven in court):

Sometime before June 7, when he went to police, the Darien man found a total of five fraudulent checks cashed against his bank account, with a total of $1,455 withdrawn. Several of the checks were made out to Richard Simmons of Stamford. Another $556 was taken from the credit card account through the Venmo app. The victim’s bank gave him cancelled checks and copies of IDs used to cash the checks.

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Police: Alert Neighbor Tips Off Cops, Resulting in Arrest of Two in ID Theft Scheme

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In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the suspects. Just don’t forget the important role played by the people, themselves. This is one of those stories:

(It’s based on the Darien police account, which includes accusations not proven in court.)

Last Wednesday morning, a neighbor saw a light colored vehicle with New York license plates pull into an the driveway of an uninhabited home on the market on Huckleberry Lane. Someone from the vehicle (police didn’t say what kind of vehicle) put a note on the door, then left. The neighbor went over and read the note, which had instructions for a delivery company to leave a package on the front steps.

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New Deposit Mailboxes Outside Darien Post Office, Two More Previous Thefts Reported

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Two more thefts of mailed checks in mid-January have been reported to Darien police, but in the meantime, the mailboxes recently damaged from a later incident have been replaced with a type considered much less likely to have mail stolen from it. The two new mailboxes have thinner slots to accept mail, and there’s no door to open or piece that sticks out toward a car at the drive-up spot. Otherwise, they look like ordinary Post Office deposit boxes. The mailboxes were installed late last week. Similar mailboxes are replacing the older models in New York City, where thefts have been occurring from them.

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Police: Three Men Arrested With 61 Items of Stolen Mail at 3 AM Near Post Office

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A total of 61 items of stolen mail were found on three men stopped in a car at about 3 a.m., Thursday by a police officer near the Darien Post Office, police said. All three were arrested. Police also found that the mailbox outside the Post Office had been forcibly opened and entered. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The officer was patrolling the area around Corbin Drive and was on “heightened alert” because of recent thefts of mail from the box outside the Post Office. So when a black Toyota Corolla with New Jersey license plates drove extremely slowly on Corbin Drive, then stop suddenly near the marked police car and put its blinker on the officer viewed that behavior as especially suspicious and conducted a motor vehicle stop.