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Post Road, Darien, CT

21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police 21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police
21-Year-Old Man Tries Stealing From Vehicles In Darien Parking Lot, Then Runs Away: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after trying to steal from vehicles in a Connecticut parking lot, police announced.  The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, June 1 around 1:15 a.m., when a suspicious person was seen trying to open locked cars in the Center Street parking lot in Darien, according to Darien Police.  After a witness reported the incident to officers, they found him running west on Post Road (Route 1) and apprehended him in another nearby parking lot.  The suspect, New Haven County resident James Reilly of Milford, was positively identified by the witne…
Woman Nabbed For Darien DUI At Twice Legal Limit, Cops Say Woman Nabbed For Darien DUI At Twice Legal Limit, Cops Say
Woman Nabbed For Darien DUI At Twice Legal Limit, Cops Say A Fairfield County woman has been nabbed for alleged driving under the influence at twice the legal limit after she was spotted by police driving at a high rate of speed. The incident occurred in Darien around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, eastbound on Post Road. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the officer stopped the vehicle on Post Road near the Norwalk border.  While speaking with the driver, Bridget Jacabacci, age 39, of Stratford, the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath, Skoumbros said. Skoumbros said Jacaba…
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say
Duo Nabbed In Darien For Road Racing After Crash, Cops Sayd Two Fairfield County men were busted for alleged road racing after two crashes. The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, May 17, on Post Road. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police,  officers responded to the area of Post Rd near Hillside Ave for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that were witnessed racing each other. Officers located one of the vehicles parked on Post Road, which had damage to the right side. Skoumbros said the other vehicle was in the parking area of a multifamily house, where it had struck three parked c…
Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Cops Say A Fairfield County woman was busted for alleged DUI after she was seen by police sticking the roadside curbs and crossing over the double-yellow line. Norwalk resident Christina Alicea, age 29, was charged on Sunday, April 21, on Post Road in Darien. According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, a Darien officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Post Road that swerved to the right into the shoulder, striking the curb, and then was seen crossing over the double-yellow line. When stopped, the officer reported he could smell alcohol on Alicea's breath and she later failed field sobri…
Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say
Man Charged In Darien Trying To Open Account With Fake ID Police nabbed a 46-year-old man who allegedly attempted to open an account at a Fairfield County bank with a fraudulent identification.  The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, April 12, at the TD Bank at 55 Post Road.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, New York City resident Wesley Gabriel, age 46, of Brooklyn, was attempting to open a bank account with a current customer's identification and then attempted to leave the bank.  When officers spoke with Gabriel, he refused to identify himself and refused to answer any questions, Skoumbros said…
Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police Drunk Woman Nabbed In Darien Driving With Headlights Off: Police
Drunk Woman Nabbed Driving With Headlights Off: Darien PD A Connecticut woman was charged with drunk driving after she was allegedly caught driving at 3 a.m. without any headlights, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Monday, March 25 in the town of Darien. At approximately 3:15 a.m. that morning, Darien Police reportedly observed 47-year-old Brenda Garcia speeding west down Post Road near Brookside Road without headlights on. Garcia, who is from Stamford, told officers that she had drunk two beers before getting behind the wheel and failed a field sobriety test, though she reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test. Sh…
Serial Shoplifters? Duo Steals $3K In Hair Products In Latest Such Incident At CVS In Darien Serial Shoplifters? Duo Steals $3K In Hair Products In Latest Such Incident At CVS In Darien
Serial Shoplifters? Duo Steals $3K In Hair Products In Latest Such Incident At CVS In Darien Police are searching for a pair of thieves who allegedly made off with almost $3,000 in hair products from a CVS store in Fairfield County in the latest incident, which occurred occurred in Darien on Friday, March 15 at 964 Post Road. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the store manager, while reviewing the store camera, spotted a man and woman grabbing multiple hair products and placing them in a bag. The man also put items inside his jacket before both suspects left the store, Skoumbros said. The manager reported the total loss to be $2,877.46. In a similar incid…
Shampoo Swipers Snag $4,500 From Darien CVS, Police Say Shampoo Swipers Snag $4,500 From Darien CVS, Police Say
Shampoo Swipers Snag $4,500 From Darien CVS, Police Say A duo took thousands of dollars worth of hair care from a CVS store in Fairfield County, authorities announced. The Fairfield County incident occurred in Darien on Thursday, March 7. At about 8:15 a.m., an employee at the CVS located at 964 Post Road went to their manager, informing him that the shampoo aisle was “looking low,” according to Darien Police. The manager reviewed a store camera, which captured a man and a woman grabbing hair products off the shelves and stuffing them into a tote bag. A total of $4,590 was taken from the CVS, police said. Further description of the suspec…
BIRDCODE Hot Chicken Restaurant Soars Into Darien BIRDCODE Hot Chicken Restaurant Soars Into Darien
Birdcode Hot Chicken Restaurant Soars Into Darien Chicken lovers, especially hot chicken, can now dive into a sandwich or salad made with completely farm-fresh, never-frozen, steroid- and antibiotic-free chicken, that will sizzle your tastebuds at four new locations in Connecticut. BIRDCODE, yep, it's all caps, opened one of the eateries in Fairfield County on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Darien, serving up sandwiches, salads, tenders, and Southern-stye sides that are said to set your mouth on fire. It's located at 151 Post Road (Route 1). As BIRDCODE kicks off in Darien, the company say it's ready to keep growing with three additional…
Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police
Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police A man was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly driving drunk – and fell asleep during the stop, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Thursday, Jan. 18 in the town of Darien, according to the Darien Police Department. At approximately 5:30 a.m., 32-year-old New York City resident Rafael Guerrero, of the Bronx, was reportedly seen driving drunk, crossing over the double yellow lines on Post Road, near Norton Avenue. When he was pulled over, police observed that Guerrero seemed confused and spoke slowly. In the time it took for the officer to walk back to Guer…
Man Nabbed For Driving Through Red Lights, Passing Officer At High Speed In Darien Man Nabbed For Driving Through Red Lights, Passing Officer At High Speed In Darien
Man Nabbed For Driving Through Red Lights, Passing Officer At High Speed In Darien A 22-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after passing an officer at a speed fast enough to make her cruiser shake before then driving through two red lights in front of her, police announced.  Fairfield County resident Andrew De La Rosa of Stamford, age 22, was arrested on a warrant on Monday, Dec. 11, Darien Police announced on Tuesday, Jan. 2.  According to the department, De La Rosa's arrest resulted from an incident on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, when a Darien Police officer stationed on Post Road near Corbin Drive saw a blue BMW SUV traveling west on Post Roa…
Darien Woman Nabbed For DWI Following Crash, Police Say Darien Woman Nabbed For DWI Following Crash, Police Say
Darien Woman Nabbed For DWI Following Crash, Police Say A woman was charged with allegedly operating under the influence following a crash in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Darien on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the area of Post Road and Mechanic Street. Brenna Gilhooley, age 28, of Darien, was arrested after officers responded to a report of a crash, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. Skoumbros said officers reported smelling a strong odor of alcoholic beverages while speaking with Gilhooley. Gilhooley was administered standardized field sobriety tests, which she did not perform to standard, police said. While at headquarters…
Alleged Darien Attempted Car Thief Nabbed After Owner Spots Him, Police Say Alleged Darien Attempted Car Thief Nabbed After Owner Spots Him, Police Say
Alleged Darien Attempted Car Thief Nabbed After Owner Spots Him, Police Say A 22-year-old man was charged with allegedly attempting to burglarize or steal a vehicle after the owner spotted him. The incident took place in Darien around 9 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 8 at a home on Post Road. According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, Kwame Makonnen of the Bronx was caught after officers responded to the home on a report of a motor vehicle burglary that had been interrupted.  Officers met with the homeowner who said he spotted Makonnen hiding by his car door and witnessed him pull on the door handle, Skoumbros said. The homeowner provided a descrip…
Traffic Alert: Roadway To Close For Building Demolition In Darien Traffic Alert: Roadway To Close For Building Demolition In Darien
Traffic Alert: Roadway To Close For Building Demolition In Darien Drivers in Fairfield County will need to adjust their travel route for more than a week as a 3-story building is demolished. Corbin Drive in Darien will be closed at Post Road beginning Monday, Sept. 25 through Tuesday, Oct. 3 for the demolition of the building at 10 Corbin Drive, Darien Police said. The road will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. The businesses located on Corbin Drive will be open and accessible during these times by using the Old King’s Highway South end of Corbin Drive, officials said.
Man Busted In Darien With Stolen IDs, Credit Cards, Police Say Man Busted In Darien With Stolen IDs, Credit Cards, Police Say
Man Busted In Darien With Stolen IDs, Credit Cards, Police Say A 22-year-old man was nabbed for allegedly stealing an identification card in Fairfield County and was found with a pocketful of credit cards and a license that did not belong to him, police said. Queens resident Adrian Melian, age 22, was charged in Darien on Sunday, Sept. 17. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, an officer spotted a vehicle parked in the TD Bank parking lot on Post Road. While speaking with the driver, identified as Melian, he said he did not have identification and that he left it at home, Skoumbros said. Another officer noticed Melian grabbed an identi…
DUI Arrest: Man Drove 2 Times Above Legal Limit In Darien, Police Say DUI Arrest: Man Drove 2 Times Above Legal Limit In Darien, Police Say
DUI Arrest: Man Drove 2 Times Above Legal Limit In Darien, Police Say A man was arrested in Fairfield County after police said he was driving while intoxicated and without proper headlights. The Fairfield County incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 23 in Darien, according to Darien Police. Just before 1:30 a.m. on that day, officers reported seeing a car, operated by 58-year-old Louisiana resident Daniel Pomroy, driving west on Post Road near Sedgwick Avenue with one headlight burnt out. After pulling him over, police said that they could immediately smell alcohol. Pomroy did not pass the field sobriety test and agreed to take a breathalyzer test at the …
Nabbed: Stamford Man Violates Restraining Order At Business In Darien, Police Say Nabbed: Stamford Man Violates Restraining Order At Business In Darien, Police Say
Nabbed: Stamford Man Violates Restraining Order At Business In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been arrested after police said he violated a protective order against him. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 32-year-old Kristjan Duhana was arrested in Darien. Duhana, who is from Stamford, was taken in custody just days after he allegedly disobeyed a restraining order against him, the Darien Police Department announced. Though meant to not have contact with the victim, police reported that on Saturday, Aug. 12, Duhana walked into a business on Post Road that his victim was in. The specifics of how Duhana violated the order were not made public by the police. A …
Man Nabbed For Driving With Wrong Plates, No Valid License In Darien: Police Man Nabbed For Driving With Wrong Plates, No Valid License In Darien: Police
Man Nabbed For Driving With Wrong Plates, No Valid License In Darien: Police A Connecticut man was caught red-handed by police who say he was, among other charges, driving a vehicle that had another person’s license plate. It happened on Thursday, Aug. 3 at approximately 5:10 p.m. in Darien, according to the Darien Police Department. Police originally flagged the situation when they saw a car, driven by 36-year-old Norwalk resident Wilmar Berrios-Cruz, traveling on Post Road without a front license plate. The car had a back license plate, which police ran and discovered that they belonged to a different car altogether. Berrios-Cruz reportedly was unable to pro…
Closure For Construction Scheduled On Busy Roadway In Darien Closure For Construction Scheduled On Busy Roadway In Darien
Closure For Construction Scheduled On Busy Roadway In Darien A busy roadway will be closed to through traffic in Fairfield County during construction. The closure on Old Kings Highway in Darien on the bridge over Stony Brook River will run from Tuesday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 27.  All residences will remain accessible throughout the construction period, the Darien Department of Public Works said. Emergency services will be able to reach all residences in the area.  Detour signs will be in place directing motorists to use Post Road to avoid the construction zone.  For questions…
DUI Arrest: 23-Year-Old From Westport Runs Stop Sign In Darien, Alerting Officers, Police Say DUI Arrest: 23-Year-Old From Westport Runs Stop Sign In Darien, Alerting Officers, Police Say
DUI Arrest: 23-Year-Old From Westport Runs Stop Sign In Darien, Alerting Officers, Police Say A local man was arrested after he drove through a stop sign, leading officers to conduct a sobriety test in Fairfield County. On Saturday, June 24 at approximately 2:31 a.m., Darien Police officers reported seeing a car drive past a stop sign without stopping at Post Road and I-95 exit 13. Once pulled over, authorities claim that a strong odor of alcohol was coming from the car, operated by 23-year-old Connor Calarco of Westport. Officers conducted a field sobriety test on Calarco and he was taken to police headquarters after not performing to standard. Calarco reportedly refused a br…
High Driver Nabbed After Crashing In Darien: Admits Smoking Marijuana, Police Say High Driver Nabbed After Crashing In Darien: Admits Smoking Marijuana, Police Say
High Driver Nabbed After Crashing In Darien: Admits Smoking Marijuana, Police Say A Westchester man faces charges after crashing his car in Fairfield County while allegedly high on marijuana, police said.  The arrest stemmed from an incident that happened in Darien on Tuesday, June 20 around 11:15 p.m., when police responded to the area of Post Road (US Route 1) and Nearwater Lane on a report of a crash, according to Sergeant Dan Skoumbros.  Once they arrived at the scene, officers identified the driver as 24-year-old Yonkers resident Jordan Lawrence, Jr., who told them that he must have fallen asleep while driving.  After smelling the odor of b…
Hit-Run: Motorcycle Strikes Woman In Darien, Flees Scene Hit-Run: Motorcycle Strikes Woman In Darien, Flees Scene
Hit-Run: Motorcycle Strikes Woman In Darien, Flees Scene Police in Fairfield County are asking the public for assistance identifying a motorcycle and its driver who allegedly struck a woman in a crosswalk and fled the scene. The incident took place in Darien around 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 on Post Road in front of Rory’s restaurant.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police Department, three motorcycles were seen driving recklessly, and one of the motorcycles hit an elderly woman as she crossed Post Road. The incident was captured on security cameras in close proximity to the accident. The woman received non-life-threa…
2 Drunk Drivers Caught in 3 Days In Darien, Police Say 2 Drunk Drivers Caught in 3 Days In Darien, Police Say
2 Drunk Drivers Caught in 3 Days In Darien, Police Say Two Fairfield County residents face drunk driving charges after being caught in Darien, including one who had been driving on a flat tire, police said.  The first arrest happened on Wednesday, May 10 around 5 a.m., when officers responded to the area of Raymond Heights Road after receiving a report of a suspicious car playing loud music, according to Darien Sergeant Dan Skoumbros.  Once they arrived at the scene, police found the driver, 66-year-old Russell Warm of Darien, asleep in the car with music blaring.  When officers then smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverag…
Restaurant Fight: Ridgefield Woman Charged After Incident In Darien, Police Say Restaurant Fight: Ridgefield Woman Charged After Incident In Darien, Police Say
Restaurant Fight: Ridgefield Woman Charged After Incident In Darien, Police Say A woman was charged after allegedly slapping a woman's cell phone out of her hand and making comments about her ethnicity at a restaurant in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Darien at La Taqueria located at 1077 Post Road (Route 1), on Wednesday, April 5. According to Sgt.  Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police Department, officers responded to the restaurant on a report of two patrons physically fighting.  Officers spoke with the complainant who stated that Nancy Dichiora, age 54, of Ridgefield, made a comment about her ethnicity, which she took offe…
Norwalk Woman Charged With DWI In Darien After Failing To Stop At Stop Sign, Police Say Norwalk Woman Charged With DWI In Darien After Failing To Stop At Stop Sign, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Charged With DWI In Darien After Failing To Stop At Stop Sign, Police Say A Norwalk woman is facing charges after police said she was found to be intoxicated when she was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign in Darien. An officer saw a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign while exiting the I-95 southbound Exit 13 ramp at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, the Darien Police Department reported. The officer pulled the vehicle over on Post Road near Richmond Drive and smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle while speaking with the driver, identified as 46-year-old Talor Wales, police said. Authorities said Wales did not perform standardized field sobrie…
Caught At Darien Train Station: Bridgeport Man Nabbed Trying To Break Into Cars, Police Say Caught At Darien Train Station: Bridgeport Man Nabbed Trying To Break Into Cars, Police Say
Caught At Darien Train Station: Bridgeport Man Nabbed Trying To Break Into Cars, Police Say A Bridgeport man was charged with attempted burglary after he pulled on the door handles of three cars allegedly attempting to break into them. The incident took place at the Darien Train Station on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Darien Police approached Mohamed Batchilly, age 21, after another train rider reported a "suspicious person" pulling on the door handles of vehicles, said Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros. The witness told officers he got off the train with Batchilly and watched him pull on a "couple" vehicle doors, said Skoumbros. The witness was able to provide police with a descripti…
Stamford Man Charged In 'Random Attack' Of Victim On Bus In Darien, Police Say Stamford Man Charged In 'Random Attack' Of Victim On Bus In Darien, Police Say
Stamford Man Charged In 'Random Attack' Of Victim On Bus In Darien, Police Say A 27-year-old man was charged after police said he assaulted a victim on a bus in Darien in an apparently random attack in the fall. Rainaldo Morris, of Stamford, was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 20, on a warrant stemming from an incident that happened in October, the Darien Police Department reported. Officers responded to Post Road near Brookside Road for a report of an altercation on a public transportation bus at about 7:40 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. The victim said Morris attacked him randomly, and he was not sure why, authorities reported. Police said the victim suffered lacerations and …
Man Fell Asleep In Car After Driving Under Influence, Crashing In Darien, Police Say Man Fell Asleep In Car After Driving Under Influence, Crashing In Darien, Police Say
Man Fell Asleep In Car After Driving Under Influence, Crashing In Darien, Police Say A man was charged with operating under the influence after police said he was found sleeping in a car after a crash in Fairfield County. Officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash in Darien in the area of Post Road and Bishops Gate Road at about 1:40 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, the Darien Police Department reported. The driver, identified as 57-year-old Daniel Carranza, of Stamford, had his eyes closed and appeared to be sleeping, police said. The vehicle sustained severe front-end damage and fluids were leaking from it, authorities reported. Police said Car…
Driver Found To Have Active Warrant During Traffic Stop In Darien, Police Say Driver Found To Have Active Warrant During Traffic Stop In Darien, Police Say
Driver Found To Have Active Warrant During Traffic Stop In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County man was found to have an active court-issued warrant during a traffic stop last week, police reported. An officer saw a vehicle traveling west on Post Road in Darien without a front license plate at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Darien Police Department said. Police said the driver, identified as 41-year-old Gerardo Prisco-Garcia, of Norwalk, was found to have a warrant related to an incident out of Norwalk. He was processed for a charge of second-degree failure to appear and released on 10 percent of his $15,000 bond, authorities reported. Prisco-Garcia is due…
Man Charged With DUI After Stop On I-95 Entrance Ramp In Darien Man Charged With DUI After Stop On I-95 Entrance Ramp In Darien
Man Charged With DUI After Stop On I-95 Entrance Ramp In Darien A 32-year-old man was charged after police said he drove in Fairfield County while intoxicated at more than three times the legal limit. Jeffrey Zager, of Bridgeport, was arrested following a traffic stop in Darien at about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, the Darien Police Department reported. An officer saw a vehicle making a left turn onto I-91 northbound from the right lane on Post Road, police said. The officer pulled the vehicle over on the entrance 11 northbound ramp, according to the report. While speaking to the driver, identified as Zager, the officer smelled an alcoholic bev…
Report Of Erratic Driver Leads To Operating Under Influence Charge For Man In Darien Report Of Erratic Driver Leads To Operating Under Influence Charge For Man In Darien
Report Of Erratic Driver Leads To Operating Under Influence Charge For Man In Darien A 52-year-old man was charged after police said he drove in Fairfield County while intoxicated at more than three times the legal limit.  Police responded to a report of an erratic driver in the area of Post Road and Hecker Avenue in Darien shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, the Darien Police Department said. Police said an officer found the vehicle in the parking lot of 1358 Post Road, and the officer reported smelling alcohol when interacting with the driver, identified as New Haven County resident Brad Lenart, of Wallingford.  Authorities said Lenart was given fi…