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Darien Police Pursue Vehicle on Sunday, Strange Arrest Results in Stamford

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A West Haven man drove recklessly through downtown Darien, elsewhere in town and reportedly in other towns on Sunday, Darien police said, and then he drove to Stamford police headquarters, where he vandalized two police vehicles before he was tackled and arrested, according to Stamford police. _________

Editor’s note: This article is revised from its original version published earlier on Monday. Darien police initially said the incidents in Darien were on Sunday evening, near midnight (meaning two different drivers were involved in two different police pursuits in town, one of which led to events in Stamford). Before publishing our article, Darienite.com twice asked police for clarification, since the Stamford incident was similar and mentioned a car pursuit in Darien. Darien Police again said the events in this town occurred in the morning.

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Police: One Teen Caught After Car Stolen in Stamford Crashes in Darien

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New Haven Line trains were halted Wednesday night as police searched and caught a teenager who fled from a stolen car that was in a traffic accident in downtown Darien, police said. ________

Update, 6:09 p.m. — The caught suspect is a 15-year-old Bridgeport girl, according to a Darien News report. ________

A pizza delivery driver in Stamford reported the car had been stolen, according to the Stamford Police Department, which described what happened in a statement on Facebook reposted by Darien police:

The pizza delivery driver left the keys in his 1999 Honda Civic while making a delivery on Henry Street in the South End of Stamford. The driver reported the theft to police at about 6:50 p.m.

Police in a number of patrol cars went to the area to find the car, and it was spotted on Interstate 95, traveling in the northbound lanes. Stamford police Officer Richard Dabrowski tried to pull the vehicle over, but it didn’t stop, and Stamford police pursued it.

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Police: Woman Leads Cops on 75 MPH Chase Down Post Rd, Arrested in Stamford

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A 36-year-old woman who previously said she had a longtime heroin addiction was stopped in Darien while driving late at night, then led police on a chase down the Post Road at speeds of up to 75 mph, police said. Hours later, she was arrested in Stamford. __________

This report relies on information from Darien police for descriptions of incidents in Darien, on a Stamford Daily Voice report for incidents mentioned in Stamford (both with police accusations not proven in court), on the Connecticut Judicial Branch website for Plourde’s charges from previous arrests and convictions, and on an NBC Connecticut television report from June 3, 2016. __________
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Annie Plourde, 36, who told police she’s a resident of Canton, a town northwest of Hartford, was turning onto Hecker Avenue from the southbound-traffic lanes of Noroton Avenue at about 1:20 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2.