Darien Motor Vehicles Entered 2019

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Police Release Image of Male Suspected of Looking for Loot in Motor Vehicle

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“DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?” Darien police ask in a post on Facebook. Images from a video show a young man or teenager both inside and outside a vehicle in the driveway at night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Five Stolen Vehicles, 14 Total Entered on Various Nights Last Week

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Darien police, who had previously announced that five vehicles had been stolen last week, and a total of 11 entered, on Tuesday provided details about those incidents and three more over the weekend. All of the vehicles appear to have been unlocked, and the stolen ones also had keys inside. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Unlocked Vehicles Entered Outside Two Homes on Same Night, Locked Ones Not Touched

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A pencil case valued at $50 was stolen when a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle were entered overnight Friday to Saturday, June 14 to 15 on Old Parish Road. On the same night, a key ring with some keys on it was stolen when two vehicles were entered on Holly Lane. In all cases, the vehicles were unlocked. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Motor Vehicles Entered Over the Weekend — After a Months-Long Hiatus

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Two motor vehicles were entered sometime overnight in different parts of town, owners discovered Friday and Sunday — the first such reports in about two and a half months, Police Chief Raymond Osborne said. The vehicles, of course, were unlocked. Locked vehicles are hardly ever entered overnight in residential neighborhoods. (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: Woman, 23, Caught Burglarizing Home on Brush Island Road

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When Darien police went to a house on Brush Island Road after a report that a car alarm had gone off, they found a 23-year-old woman in the garage with knives in her pockets, police said. According to police: The woman said she was visiting a friend, but no one was home, and police later concluded the statement was a lie; she also told police she had forgotten her own last name, then refused to talk to police when she was at the scene. She was arrested. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Three Motor Vehicles Entered, Two in Same General Area of Town

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Two vehicles were entered in the same area on the west side of town, possibly the same night, resulting in the theft of one tool, and another vehicle parked in the lot at Trader Joe’s was entered by someone who stole things from the trunk, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked Vehicles Outside Five Darien Homes Entered Overnight Wednesday to Thursday Jan 30 to 31

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Unlocked motor vehicles were entered outside five Darien homes on Richmond Drive, Mansfield Place and Woods End Road (all within a mile of each other on the west side of town) overnight Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 30 to 31. It seems not much loot resulted from the effort: Apparently only the keys to one of the vehicles was taken, but not the vehicle itself. Police described these incidents: (more…) Continue Reading →

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5 Unlocked Vehicles Outside 2 Homes on Midbrook Lane Entered, Prescription Meds Taken

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Three vehicles parked outside one house on Midbrook Lane were entered sometime overnight from Monday to Tuesday, Jan. 7 to 8, and another two outside a second house on the same street were also entered. Not one of them was locked. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Female Burglar Enters Unlocked Vehicles, Then Unlocked House, Startles Resident

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A women startled by a noise at 4:50 a.m. in her home at 3 Overbrook Lane thought she must have had an unexpected visit from a family member. She left her bedroom and called out. Then she saw an unknown female leave a second-floor bedroom and run down the stairs. By that point, much of the house had already been ransacked and several items were stolen. It turned out this was the third incident involving thefts from homes or vehicles that night in Darien. 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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