A van left with its keys in it overnight in the driveway off the Post Road was found on the roadway at about 1 a.m., Sunday, less than a quarter of a mile from three teenagers who were then arrested, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
An officer on patrol saw two males walking north on Hollow Tree Ridge Road close to the Post Road, where plenty of unlocked motor vehicles have been entered, stolen from and in some cases stolen, especially in the past year or two. The officer stopped the two and then saw a third male walking from the driveway of a nearby residence. More officers were dispatched to the area. Just before arriving there, one of the officers saw an abandoned Ford Econoline van on the Post Road, partly blocking its intersection with Hollow Tree Ridge Road.