Police: Man and Woman, Both in 20s, Found with Stolen Phone, Heroin, Needles

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A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were found by police on Dec. 31 in possession of heroin, needles and a cell phone that had just been stolen from a downtown Darien business, according to police. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

An employee at the Verizon store at 1075 Post Road called police at 1:05 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 to tell them a phone had just been stolen from the store. The employee gave police a description of a young man and woman.

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Police: Man, 30, Stole About $200 in Food from Supermarket

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When a manager of Whole Foods Market went out to confront a 30-year-old man in the store parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 29 about some expensive food the man didn’t pay for, the man said he would go back into the store and pay, according to Darien police. But, they said, he didn’t — instead, he left. Police gave this further description of the incident in this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The manager, who contacted police at 8:50 a.m., said that she saw the man leaving the store after paying for some of the groceries he had with him, but not all. In fact, he hadn’t paid for about $196 in groceries, police were told.