Darien Motor Vehicle Thefts 2019

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Man Parks Unlocked Jeep With Key in It in Train Station Lot With Inevitable Result

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At 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, a man parked his 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee in a parking lot at Noroton Heights Railroad Station, with the key in the vehicle, which was unlocked. (more…) Continue Reading →

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9:45 PM, Car Parked Outside, Unlocked, With Keys — 5:21 AM, Seen in Police Pursuit — 6:15 AM, Damaged in Accident

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Darien police contacted the owner of a Jeep Liberty to tell her that not only was her vehicle stolen, but it had been spotted by Greenwich police as they pursued another vehicle stolen from Hamden at about 5:21 a.m. that morning. That wasn’t the worst of it, however: By 6:15 a.m., Norwalk police informed police in Darien that the Jeep was involved in a motor vehicle accident in that city, and it had to be towed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How Darien Police Respond to Overnight Thefts From Unlocked Cars

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Trying to find the young thieves who visit town to enter unlocked vehicles overnight, — stealing from some of them and, when the keys are left inside, sometimes stealing the cars themselves — is like looking for a needle in a haystack for police, a Darien police captain recently told the Board of Selectmen. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Three Unlocked Vehicles Entered Overnight Last Weekend

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Would-be thieves (that is, they would be, if they’d taken anything) entered three unlocked vehicles overnight Saturday to Sunday, Darien police were told. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 40, Arrested for Stealing SUV on Sedgwick Ave, Burglarizing Home on Overbrook Lane

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A 40-year-old Bronx man accused of stealing an unlocked SUV from a driveway on Sedgwick Avenue and entering a home on Overbrook Lane the same night two months ago has been arrested, Darien police said. The initial report from a woman who saw the burglar dashing out of her house was that it was a female, but the man who was arrested on Tuesday and who was taken to court Wednesday morning told police he had committed the crimes alone. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Thieves Looking for Unlocked Vehicles Also Look for Unlocked Homes In Darien, Other Towns

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Darien police are advising the public that it’s becoming more frequent for thieves who check to see if vehicles are unlocked to also check to see if a house is unlocked. It happened around Christmas on Fairfield Avenue, in a theft that led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Norwalk boy, and homes were entered twice overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 9 to 10. Teenagers involved in these thefts and attempts at stealing can often be involved in more serious crimes elsewhere, the statement said. Here’s a statement from Darien police, including details on the recent overnight incidents: (more…) Continue Reading →

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