Darien police arrested three men who police say were stealing motor scooters from Darien Railroad Station on Wednesday afternoon after police were tipped off by a call at 2:49 p.m.
The police announcement about the arrests, sent by Detective James Palmieri, provided no information about evidence other than from the caller and a statement from one of the men. Police gave this account of the matter, including accusations not proven in court:
The caller told police that three males were trying to steal motor scooters, attempting to force the scooters off of the rack where they were parked. The caller said the men were walking them down the sidewalk, apparently because they didn’t have keys to start them. A description of the three men and the clothing they were wearing went out to police officers. When a police patrol car approached the area, one of the men, Tyler Barnett, saw the car and ran off.