Stolen Motor Vehicles 2019

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Motor Vehicle Entered Overnight on Oakshade Ave, Nov 23 to 24, Expensive Item Taken

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An unlocked 2020 Buick Enclave parked outside a home on Oakshade Avenue was entered sometime overnight from Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 23 to 24, Darien police were told. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In Three Nights, Four Vehicles Stolen in Darien, 11 Others Entered — All 15 Unlocked

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Four vehicles were stolen and another vehicle stolen from elsewhere was left in town sometime overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, Nov. 13 to 14, and on that night, the night before and on the night of Nov. 15 to 16, another 11 vehicles were entered. All but one of the 15 Darien vehicles were unlocked, and the locked vehicle was found with an open rear window. Three of the four stolen vehicles had their keys in them (it isn’t obvious how the fourth one was stolen). Continue Reading →

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Car Unlocked, Key Inside — the Ultimate in Convenience for Thief Who Stole It

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Approaching a 2012 Toyota Prius parked outside overnight from Oct. 27 to 28 at 28 Edgewood Road, a thief found not only that the car was unlocked but that the key fob inside it allowed the car itself to be stolen, not just whatever was inside. The owner, whether on purpose or not, did what many Darien car owners do. The thief did what thieves do. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Man Parks Unlocked Jeep With Key in It in Train Station Lot With Inevitable Result

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At 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, a man parked his 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee in a parking lot at Noroton Heights Railroad Station, with the key in the vehicle, which was unlocked. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Five Unlocked Vehicles Entered in the Same Night in Same Area of Noroton, One Car Stolen

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From Sunday night to Monday morning, Aug. 11 to 12, unlocked cars parked outside overnight at homes on various streets near the southern end of Hollow Tree Ridge Road (south of Interstate 95) were entered, police said. One car, left not only unlocked but with the keys inside, was stolen from Wilson Ridge Road East. The car was found by Norwalk police several days later, so damaged that it couldn’t be driven. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: An Unusual Report and an Incorrect One Result in Cops, Guns in Hand, Confronting Yankees GM Brian Cashman in Downtown Darien

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When Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was at a gas station in downtown Darien on Friday, police said, he was confronted by multiple police officers, their guns in hand, who had been told the white Jeep he was driving had been stolen. In fact, he was driving his own vehicle, which had been returned to him after it had been stolen — but information that he again had his Jeep Wrangler, which had been taken in Norwalk, wasn’t in the notification system to other police agencies, according to Darien police. That was only one of two reports that led to the confrontation. Police were on the look-out for a white Jeep-like vehicle after a report from a Darien doctor’s office that a patient there had walked in with a gun — and left in a white vehicle that either was or looked like a Jeep. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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