Some Thanksgivings are more eventful than usual, as shown in these two police reports, including accusations not proven in court:
Shortly before 2:38 a.m. at a home on Harriet Lane, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring until a resident heard banging on the outside door and ringing of the doorbell. When the resident opened the door, what did he see but a man who ran past the resident and into his home. Asked who he was, the intruder replied, “Nick.” When told to leave, he did. The resident then called police.
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the suspects. Just don’t forget the important role played by the people, themselves. This is one of those stories:
(It’s based on the Darien police account, which includes accusations not proven in court.)
Last Wednesday morning, a neighbor saw a light colored vehicle with New York license plates pull into an the driveway of an uninhabited home on the market on Huckleberry Lane. Someone from the vehicle (police didn’t say what kind of vehicle) put a note on the door, then left. The neighbor went over and read the note, which had instructions for a delivery company to leave a package on the front steps.
In an area where police previously received complaints of trespassing and vandalism, Darien police charged two brothers with trespassing, and one of them with possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms, police said. Editor’s note: This article has been updated at 5:05 p.m. with statements by one of the brothers and by removing some information not related to any charges.
Here’s how police described what happened, including accusations not proven in court (except where noted, all information is from police):
A police officer was “on patrol of a large piece of property” on the shoreline and off of Great Island Road on Saturday at about 4:23 p.m., according to a police announcement. The property has prominent signs, at every entrance and throughout the property, saying “Private Property, Trespassers Prosecuted According to Law.”
The officer saw two males on the property, so he approached them in his vehicle. Asked what they were doing, they told him they expected to use the dock on the property, where a friend would pick them up on his boat. The two identified themselves as Nicholas Allam, 23, of Old Dam Road in Fairfield and his brother, Christopher Allam, 26, of Manhattan.