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Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Darien Front Yard, Police Say Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Darien Front Yard, Police Say
Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Darien Front Yard, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DWI at twice the legal limit after he allegedly drove across the front yard of a home. The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, July 5, on Midbrook Lane. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, Elder Rodriguez, age 32, of Bridgeport, was charged after officers responded to a resident's complaint of a car driving across his front yard. Vigil said an investigation found that Rodriguez drove his vehicle onto the driveway and lawn of the residence, mistaking it for the road.  Officers on the scene detected the smell of…
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Making healthy eating a part of your lifestyle will be a whole lot easier in Fairfield County when the plant-based eatery Green & Tonic expands with a new location in Stamford.  Located in the heart of downtown Stamford at 54 West Park Place, the store will open in August 2024.  G&T Stamford is the first of three forthcoming stores in Fairfield County, with new locations coming to Glenville and Old Greenwich this year, said spokeswoman Michelle Calarco.  The new Stamford Green & Tonic location.  Green & Tonic Green & Tonic is a plant-bas…
Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien
Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien A Fairfield County man has been charged with assault and risk of injury to a child after he was seen on video biting, licking, and hitting a young boy on a school bus. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, age 27, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Monday, June 17, by Darien Police for the incident that occurred in April on a school bus. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, on Thursday, April 4, the Trumbull Police Department alerted the department about an incident that occurred on a school bus while it was in Darien transporting students from a private special education school in Stam…
4 Suspects On Run After Targeting Aisle Of Items At Darien Whole Foods 4 Suspects On Run After Targeting Aisle Of Items At Darien Whole Foods
4 Suspects On Run After Targeting Aisle Of Items At Darien Whole Foods Authorities are searching for four people involved in the coordinated theft of vitamins and supplements from a Connecticut Whole Foods supermarket.  The incident happened in Fairfield County on Thursday, June 6 around 6:15 p.m., when four people targeted the vitamin and supplement section at the Whole Foods in Darien at 150 Ledge Rd., Darien Police announced on Thursday, June 13. Surveillance footage of the incident revealed that a Hispanic woman in a white shirt and hair clip scouted the aisle while followed by two Hispanic men who acted as distractions.  One of the men was…
Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say
Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County man was nabbed for alleged drunk driving after he was stopped for driving without a tire, with his hazard lights on. Stamford resident Edvin Palma, age 48, was charged on Sunday, June 9, on Noroton Avenue in Darien. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police patrol officers spotted Palma driving a Honda Pilot northbound on Noroton Avenue with hazard lights on and emitting a loud thumping noise. During a traffic stop, the Pilot was found with extensive damage, including a missing front tire and a heavily damaged front rim, Vigil said. Palma also had&n…
Girl Hospitalized After Supposed Keg Party In Darien: Police Girl Hospitalized After Supposed Keg Party In Darien: Police
Girl Hospitalized After Supposed Keg Party In Darien: Police A 19-year-old has been nabbed after police said he supplied other minors with a beer keg, leading one girl to be hospitalized. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Thursday, June 6 in Darien. At about 2:20 a.m., police arrived at a Long Neck Point Road home on reports of an intoxicated 18-year-old girl. A beer keg was found in the backyard of the house, which Ethan Eckert, age 19 of Darien, allegedly admitted to owning. The teen girl was taken to the hospital. Eckert was charged with a misdemeanor summons for permitting a minor to possess alcohol. Police added that no other s…
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…
Fairfield County Woman Embezzles $47K From Medical Practice: Police Fairfield County Woman Embezzles $47K From Medical Practice: Police
Fairfield County Woman Embezzles $47K From Medical Practice: Police A woman has been arrested on charges including larceny after she allegedly used stolen and forged checks to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the medical practice where she worked. The Fairfield County arrest occurred on Wednesday, May 29 in Darien, police said. A medical practice in Darien reported a former employee, 34-year-old Anisa Ymeri, for an alleged yearlong embezzlement scheme. From August 2022 to August 2023, Ymeri used stolen and forged checks to steal approximately $47,000. Investigators reportedly were able to link multiple checks, missing check stubs, and discrepan…
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…
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State
CT Man Admits Committing 37 Robberies Across State A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say 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…
Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police
Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police A Fairfield County woman was issued a summons to appear in court after allegedly throwing a fit at a Chipotle restaurant when they refused to give her a free cup. Stamford resident Galeano Hernandez, age 29, was charged with breach of peace on Wednesday, May 8, at the restaurant in Darien. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, Hernandez was picking up a delivery and asked an employee for an empty cup, which resulted in an argument after she was asked to pay.  The employee told officers that Hernandez got upset, came around the counter, and began yelling a…
Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident
Smash-Grab Burglary: Suspects Caught On Video After Darien Jewelry Store Incident Four suspects are at large after an overnight burglary at a jewelry store in Fairfield County. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, in Darien at David Harvey Jewelers at 995 Post Rd. (Route 1). Upon arrival, officers discovered a smashed front door and scattered jewelry on the sidewalk. Numerous display cases were smashed inside the store, with jewelry strewn across the floor. Video surveillance footage released by the Darien Police Department revealed the suspects wearing masks and gloves, forcibly entering the premises with a sledgehammer, and proceeding to ransack …
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say
Woman Busted For Scamming Darien Resident Out Of $45K, Police Say A 29-year-old woman was charged with larceny for allegedly taking part in a bank scam that cost a Fairfield County resident $45,000. Gabriella Rodrigues, age 29, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested on Friday, May 10, after she turned herself in to Darien Police on a warrant. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the warrant stems from an incident reported in September 2023 where the victim reported she received a call from a man claiming to be an employee with her bank and that there had been fraud on her account. The victim provided information the suspect used t…
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor Several Connecticut high school seniors have received one of the nation's highest honors for students.  The three, all from Fairfield County, are among only 161 students across the entire US to be selected as 2024 US Presidential Scholars, the US Department of Education just announced on Thursday, May 9.  The US Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 and recognizes a few of the country's most distinguished graduating seniors. Scholars are chosen based on academic success, excellence in the arts and technical education, and commitment to community service and leadership.…
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police
Grocery Shoplifting Ring Busted After Fairfield County Stop & Shop Theft: Police A trio was discovered to be running a shoplifting ring across the state after police caught them attempting to steal food from a Connecticut Stop & Shop. The Fairfield County incident took place on Monday, April 29 in Darien. At approximately 3:30 p.m. that day at the Darien Stop & Shop, located at 25 Old Kings Highway North, 45-year-old Joseph Macdonald reportedly left the store with a loaded shopping card, saying he had forgotten his wallet in the car. An employee reported Macdonald to the Darien Police Department, who arrived on the scene to find Macdonald walking up to a blac…
24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police 24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police
24-Year-Old Man Uses Counterfeit Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police A 24-year-old man was apprehended in New York after allegedly using counterfeit bills at a Connecticut Stop & Shop supermarket, police said. Brooklyn resident James Breland was processed on forgery and larceny charges on Wednesday, April 24 in connection with an incident in September 2022 at a Fairfield County Stop & Shop, Darien Police announced on Tuesday, April 30.  According to police, during the original incident on Sept. 25, 2022, three men allegedly used $80 in counterfeit bills at the Darien Stop & Shop at 25 Old Kings Hwy North. A Darien detective investigatin…
DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say
DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say A large amount of drugs and cash were seized, and numerous arrest warrants were served following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and local police in Fairfield County. The warrants were executed in Norwalk and Darien on Monday, April 29, by the Norwalk Police, Stamford Police, Darien Police, US Marshals Service, and the Bridgeport Office of the DEA. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the busts were the result of a 6-month investigation into fentanyl trafficking in the greater Norwalk area.  To date, 17 federal and state arrest warran…
Road Rage: Man Nabbed For Incident In Darien Road Rage: Man Nabbed For Incident In Darien
Road Rage: Man Nabbed For Incident In Darien A 24-year-old man who allegedly pointed a BB gun at a tow truck driver on I-95 in Fairfield County and slowed down to 5 mph has been charged by state police. Dae Jesus Acosta, age 24, of Central Falls, Rhode Island, was arrested around 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 29, in Darien for a road rage incident. According to Connecticut State Police, a tow truck driver called 911 after Acosta, who was trying to merge onto I-95 in Darien, in front of the truck slowed down to 5 mph and then pointed what looked like a gun at the driver. He kept following the car for several miles.  A responding troop…
Darien Police Department Promotes Officers Darien Police Department Promotes Officers
Darien Police Department Promotes Officers Three Fairfield police officers have been promoted after years of service on the job. Darien Police Chief Jeremiah P. Marron Jr. announced on Tuesday, April 30, the following promotions: Lt. Andrew Mastroianni was promoted to the rank of captain, effective Sunday, May 5. Mastroianni has been with the department for 19 years and currently serves in the Training Division. Detective Sgt. Daniel Skoumbros was promoted to lieutenant, effective Sunday, May 5. Skoumbros has been with the department for 20 years and currently serves in the Detective Division. Officer James Martin was promoted to t…
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 Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police 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…
Trio Nabbed For Car Burglaries At Whole Foods Market In Darien, Police Say Trio Nabbed For Car Burglaries At Whole Foods Market In Darien, Police Say
Trio Nabbed For Car Burglaries At Whole Foods Market In Darien, Police Say Three people are behind bars after allegedly burglarizing cars in a supermarket parking lot in Fairfield County. The incident occurred in Darien on Monday, April 22, around 4:30 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market at 150 Ledge Road. According to Lt. T.J. Whyte of the Darien Police, officers responded to Whole Foods Market regarding a possible motor vehicle burglary in progress.  Whyte said officers were told that a man was attempting to open a vehicle's doors in the parking lot after exiting a black SUV.  Officers located the man and identified him as Andres Aldana, age 18,…
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 Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say 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…
Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say
Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was charged with allegedly driving under the influence after she was seen stumbling to her car, police said. Sabrina Donnelly, age 42, of Darien, was arrested on Saturday, April 13, on Heights Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police officers were called to the parking lot on Heights Road after a bystander watched as Donnelly was "stumbling" to her vehicle and was having trouble opening the door. A Darien officer stopped Donnelly as she left the parking lot and, while speaking with her, reported the smell of alcoholic beverage, Skou…
Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say
Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged disorderly conduct following a dispute between a landlord and a tenant. Darien resident Robert Snyder, age 57, was arrested on Sunday, April 7. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police officers took a report regarding an issue a landlord was having with a tenant. The complainant said that when entering a shared common area, the complainant and Snyder had a verbal confrontation, which was witnessed by another person, Skoumbros said. The altercation was videotaped and played for officers. Officers responded to a Kelsey St…
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say 2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say Two people in a week have been the victim of a pickpocket at a Fairfield County Trader Joe's. The first incident occurred on Monday, April 1, at the store at 436 Post Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, a woman told officers she was shopping at Trader Joe's around 12:45 p.m. when she realized her wallet was missing from her purse after shopping in the store. Skoumbros said the victim stated that before she could cancel her credit cards, she received a text alert from one of her cards about a fraudulent purchase at the Apple store in the SoNo Collectio…
North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out
North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out Funnyman and beloved area resident David Letterman helped escort the old marquee sign from his famous television show "Late Night" to its new home in Fairfield County. Letterman, a longtime Northern Westchester County resident who lives in North Salem, didn't have far to travel to escort the 20-foot sign that once graced the front of the famed Ed Sullivan Theater for Dave's show on CBS, said the lucky recipient Preston Bealle, of Darien. Bealle, one of the founding members of Daily Voice, received the sign from his niece Helen Halford of New Jersey, who entered a charity contest to win the …
Car Burglar Smashes Window At Darien Country Club, Steals Purse, Phone Car Burglar Smashes Window At Darien Country Club, Steals Purse, Phone
Car Burglar Smashes Window At Darien Country Club, Steals Purse, Phone A car burglar smashed the window of a car and made off with a purse and phone at a Fairfield County country club. The incident occurred in Darien at the Darien Country Club around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the victim returned to her vehicle when she found a rear window smashed and her purse and phone stolen. An investigation is underway. Anyone with information should contact the Darien Police at 203-662-5300.
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute
Man Accused Of Breaking Window, Banging On Doors During Darien Dispute A dispute over money owed led a Fairfield County man to allegedly break a window and bang on the windows and doors of a residence. The incident occurred in Darien around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 on West Avenue.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers responded to the home on the report of a dispute and broken window.  The resident said he spotted Joseph (Carl) Pribanic pull up to his home and he thought he was there to collect money that was owed to a family member, Skoumbros said.  Pribanic began pulling on the door handle and knocki…
Fairfield County Woman Nabbed For DUI After Driving With Headlights Off: Police Fairfield County Woman Nabbed For DUI After Driving With Headlights Off: Police
Fairfield County Woman Nabbed For DUI After Driving With Headlights Off: Police 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…
'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien 'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien
'March Madness' Robbery Scheme: Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Woman At Whole Foods In Darien Two 18-year-old men are behind bars after allegedly forcibly stealing cash from a woman outside a Fairfield County Whole Foods Market. The incident occurred in Darien on Monday, March 25 around 4:30 p.m. on Ledge Road. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers were dispatched to the area of Whole Foods Market on a report that a man had just forcibly taken money from a woman. An officer spotted two men walking towards the rear of Darien Sport Shop and one of them fit the description given of the men, Skoumbros said. The victim said that she exited Whole …