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Bridgeport Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien Bridgeport Man Charged With Abusing Child On School Bus In Darien
Bridgeport 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Man Charged In Darien Domestic Violence Incident, Police Say Man Charged In Darien Domestic Violence Incident, Police Say
Man Charged In Darien Domestic Violence Incident, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with threatening in connection with a domestic incident.  John Reese, age 18, of Stamford, was arrested on Sunday, March 3 for the incident which occurred on Sunday, Jan. 14 in Darien.  According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros. the victim told officers that she drove with Reese to a business in Darien where he threatened the victim with physical violence when she refused to give Reese the car keys.  The victim reported that Reese took the vehicle without permission, which was found parked in Stamford.  Re…
New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash
New Update: ID Released For Woman Killed In Darien Five Mile River Crash Police have identified a 21-year-old Fairfield County woman as the victim of a fatal crash after the vehicle she was in plunged into the Five Mile River. 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Darien SUV Crash Into Five Mile River The crash occurred just after midnight, Friday, Feb. 9 in Darien. A late model Nissan Rogue traveling eastbound on Tokeneke Road (Route 136) crossed into the westbound lane, left the roadway near the village of Rowayton line, struck fencing, and then plummeted into the Five Mile River where it met the Long Island Sound, said the Darien Police. Numerous Darien officers quickly&n…
Man Found Sleeping In Employee's Car At Darien Self Storage Man Found Sleeping In Employee's Car At Darien Self Storage
Man Found Sleeping In Employee's Car At Darien Self Storage A man was charged with criminal trespass after he was allegedly found sleeping in the car of an employee at a Fairfield County self-storage business. Joshua Rubenfeld, age 35, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Hollow Tree Self Storage in Darien. Darien officers responded to Hollow Tree Self Storage on a report of an unknown man sleeping in an employee’s vehicle. The employee said that it appeared the vehicle’s window was broken to gain entry, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. When Rubenfeld was approached by officers he refused to tel…
Fight Over Cell Phone In Darien Leads To Weston Teen's Arrest, Police Say Fight Over Cell Phone In Darien Leads To Weston Teen's Arrest, Police Say
Fight Over Cell Phone In Darien Leads To Weston Teen's Arrest, Police Say A Fairfield County teen was charged with alleged breach of peace after getting into a fight over a cell phone. Annabelle Capola, age 19, of Weston, turned herself in to Darien Police on Monday, Jan. 15 for the Wednesday, Jan. 3 incident. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the victim reported that they had gotten into a "physical altercation" with Capola regarding a cell phone in the parking lot of the Darien Library. After viewing surveillance video, officers determined there was probable cause for an arrest and a warrant was issued with a court-set bond of $5,000, Skoum…
Woman Charged With ID Theft After Trying To Withdraw $6K In Cash At TD Bank In Darien: Police Woman Charged With ID Theft After Trying To Withdraw $6K In Cash At TD Bank In Darien: Police
Woman Charged With ID Theft After Trying To Withdraw $6K In Cash At TD Bank In Darien: Police A 43-year-old Connecticut woman was charged with identity theft and other crimes after allegedly attempting to withdraw $6,500 in cash at a bank in Fairfield County. Nicole Brayman of New London, was charged on Saturday, Jan. 20 in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers responded to TD Bank located at 55 Post Road on a report of a woman attempting to withdraw cash using stolen identity information.  An officer located Brayman in the parking lot and while speaking with her she said she had a crack pipe in her bag and that she left a fraudu…
Darien Woman Accused Of Leaving Scene Of Separate Crashes Darien Woman Accused Of Leaving Scene Of Separate Crashes
Darien Woman Accused Of Leaving Scene Of Separate Crashes A Fairfield County woman wanted on a warrant for allegedly leaving the scene of two crashes last year turned herself in to police. Jennnifer Brown, age 51, of Darien, was charged with two counts of evading responsibility in connection with leaving the scene of two crashes on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. During the original incident, officers responded to 15 Revere Road on a report of an evading motor vehicle accident. The complainant stated that he was traveling on Hoyt Street when his vehicle was struck by a red Mini Cooper, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. The compla…
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…
Pantsless Man Runs Into Traffic After Sexually Assaulting Woman In Darien: Police Pantsless Man Runs Into Traffic After Sexually Assaulting Woman In Darien: Police
Pantsless Man Runs Into Traffic After Sexually Assaulting Woman In Darien: Police A Connecticut man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman he was staying with, got kicked out of her house, and ran around traffic while completely naked from the waist down, police said. The Fairfield County foot chase happened on Sunday, Dec. 31 in the town of Darien, according to Darien Police. Just after 12:15 p.m., authorities found 33-year-old Adonnus Elliott walking south on Noroton Avenue near Heights Road. He was completely naked from the waist down. He allegedly spoke irrationally with officers before he turned around and ran off, heading south towards …
Man Asleep At Green Light In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say Man Asleep At Green Light In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say
Man Asleep At Green Light In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say A Fairfield County man was busted for allegedly driving under the influence after police allegedly found him asleep in the driver's seat at a green light. Herman Cole III, age 31, of Shelton, was charged on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the intersection of Hoyt Street and Camp Avenue in Darien. Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police said an officer spotted Cole's car sitting at a green light for multiple cycles.  When the officer approached the car she found Cole asleep and woke him up, Skoumbros said. Skoumbros said that while speaking with Cole, the officer reported smelling alcohol coming…
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Leaving Scene Of Darien Crash, Police Say Norwalk Man Nabbed For Leaving Scene Of Darien Crash, Police Say
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Leaving Scene Of Darien Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with evading responsibility after he allegedly left the scene of a crash. Richard Bliss, age 46, of Norwalk, was charged on Thursday, Nov. 30 after turning himself in to Darien Police on a warrant, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. According to Skoumbros, Bliss allegedly struck a car from behind, got out of his vehicle, and asked if the woman was okay in the car he struck in the area of Ledge Road and Noroton Avenue, then drove away. The victim took a photo of the license plate and provided it to Darien Police.  Following his a…
Pickpocket Thief Working Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say Pickpocket Thief Working Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say
Pickpocket Thief Working Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say In the past two weeks, two women have had their wallets stolen out of their purses while shopping at a Fairfield County supermarket.  The first incident took place at the Darien Trader Joe's store at 436 Post Road when the victim told police she went to pay for her groceries her wallet was missing from her purse, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police.  She was later notified by her credit card company that someone had attempted to use the card at Target in Stamford. The second incident took place at the same grocery store on Sunday, Nov. 25 when another woman was miss…
Man Nabbed For Using Stolen ID At Darien BMW To Buy Car, Police Say Man Nabbed For Using Stolen ID At Darien BMW To Buy Car, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Using Stolen ID At Darien BMW To Buy Car, Police Say A 27-year-old man turned himself in to police on a warrant for allegedly buying a BMW using a stolen identification. Christopher Louis, of Queens, was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for the incident that occurred in July at BMW of Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, an employee from BMW of Darien reported a stolen 2020 BMW M4.  The employee told officers they sold the BMW to Louis who cleared all background checks and credit checks. Another dealership in Hartford notified the dealership that the same person was trying to purchase a vehicle from t…
Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say
Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say A 31-year-old woman is accused of stealing money orders that were sent from a Fairfield County mailbox and pocketing the money for herself. Julissa Herrera, age 31, of the Bronx, turned herself in to Darien Police on Friday, Nov. 17, on an open warrant. According to investigators, the victim contacted police in July 2023 saying that two of her Western Union money orders had been stolen. She had placed the money orders into a USPS mailbox on Corbin Drive in Darien in April 2023, but later noticed that the funds never showed up in her bank account. The woman eventually learned that the chec…
Stamford Man Nailed For DUI After Darien Crash, Police Say Stamford Man Nailed For DUI After Darien Crash, Police Say
Stamford Man Nailed For DUI After Darien Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane after crashing his vehicle into a telephone pole. Armando Romero, age 60, of Stamford, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 12 following the crash in the area of 140 Ledge Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien Police, officers arriving on the scene found a vehicle turned over upside down in the roadway and a telephone pole knocked over causing power lines to hang in the roadway.  Officers made contact with Romero and while speaking with him smelled alcohol, Skoumbro…
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…
Darien Resident Victim Of Bank Scam Loses 'Large Amount Of Cash,' Police Say Darien Resident Victim Of Bank Scam Loses 'Large Amount Of Cash,' Police Say
Darien Resident Victim Of Bank Scam Loses 'Large Amount Of Cash,' Police Say A Fairfield County resident is out of a "large amount of money" after allegedly falling victim to a bank scam. The incident took place in Darien on Friday, Nov. 3. A Darien resident reported to police she was a victim of computer fraud. The victim told officers she received a Microsoft fraud alert message on her home computer the day before, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. The victim said she called the phone number that was attached to the alert and spoke with someone claiming to work for Microsoft. The victim was told that her bank accounts were compromised a…
Swastika Found Carved Into Glass At Darien Train Station, Suspect At Large: Police Swastika Found Carved Into Glass At Darien Train Station, Suspect At Large: Police
Swastika Found Carved Into Glass At Darien Train Station, Suspect At Large: Police Police are investigating an apparent hate crime after an unknown suspect left a swastika in a Connecticut train station. The symbol was discovered in Fairfield County on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at approximately 12:10 p.m., according to Darien Police. It was carved into a glass window in a bathroom stall of the Darien Train Station, located at 33 West Avenue. Police said they did not know how long the swastika had been there, and no details about the vandal were released. Darien Public Works was notified so that the vandalism could be taken care of. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.&nbs…
Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police
Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police A 25-year-old woman faces several charges after she was caught attempting to cash a stolen check at a Fairfield County bank, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Friday, Oct. 20 around 5:30 p.m., when Darien Police officers responded to a TD Bank located at 55 Post Rd. (Route 1) after receiving a report of a suspect trying to cash a stolen check, according to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros. Arriving officers soon identified the suspect as 25-year-old Bronx resident Chanelle Griffin, who told them that her name was "Janet" and that the check belonged to her. …
18-Year-Old Nabbed In Stamford For Stealing Car, Credit Cards In Darien, Police Say 18-Year-Old Nabbed In Stamford For Stealing Car, Credit Cards In Darien, Police Say
18-Year-Old Nabbed In Stamford For Stealing Car, Credit Cards In Darien, Police Say A man has been arrested after he stole a car from a Connecticut residence and later used the owner’s credit cards at a rest stop, police said. On Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Fairfield County, 18-year-old Robert Barbera was arrested by Darien Police officers in the city of Stamford, the department reported. Barbera’s arrest comes months after his alleged actions in August 2023. Officers put out a warrant for his arrest just two weeks prior to his being taken into custody. According to Darien Police, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, Barbera, a resident of Meriden in New Haven County, stole a car from a res…
20-Year-Old From Norwalk Surrenders After Causing Reckless Driving Crash In Darien, Police Say 20-Year-Old From Norwalk Surrenders After Causing Reckless Driving Crash In Darien, Police Say
20-Year-Old From Norwalk Surrenders After Causing Reckless Driving Crash In Darien, Police Say A 20-year-old man accused of causing a single-car crash in Fairfield County has surrendered to police more than a month later. The wreck happened Sunday, Sept. 3, in Darien on Hollow Tree Ridge Road near Allwood Road, according to Darien Police. An investigation found that Griffin Makovsky, of Norwalk, was speeding and ran a stop sign before crashing over a rock wall and striking a tree. No other vehicles were involved and there were no reports of injuries. On Saturday Oct. 21, Makovsky turned himself in on an active arrest warrant stemming from the crash. He is charged with the followin…
Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police
Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police Two men and a woman all face burglary charges after stealing from unlocked vehicles at a country club in Fairfield County, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Friday, Oct. 13 just before 1:30 p.m., when authorities responded to the Darien Country Club at 300 Mansfield Ave. for a reported car burglary. According to Darien Police Sergeant Dan Skoumbros, the person who reported the incident said that two men and one woman had looked through several vehicles in the parking lot before leaving in a car, which they then provided officers with a description of. An officer the…
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…
Darien Resident Victim Of $45K Phone Scam, Police Say Darien Resident Victim Of $45K Phone Scam, Police Say
Darien Resident Victim Of $45K Phone Scam, Police Say A Fairfield County resident lost $45,000 after falling victim to a phone scam. The incident took place in Darien around 11:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. A Darien Police officer met with the victim in regard to the phone scam that had taken place the day before.  The victim told officers she received a phone call from a man claiming to be an employee of her bank. She was told there was fraudulent activity on her account and that she needed to verify some information, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police.  The woman told officers she stayed on the phone …
Video Surveillance Nabs 6 Teens Burglarizing Darien Home Under Construction, Police Say Video Surveillance Nabs 6 Teens Burglarizing Darien Home Under Construction, Police Say
Video Surveillance Nabs 6 Teens Burglarizing Darien Home Under Construction, Police Say Six teens were nabbed allegedly burglarizing a home under construction in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Darien around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, officers responded to a Middlesex Road residence on a report of an active residential burglary/trespassing incident. The 3-11 shift received a report that “six teens” could be seen remotely on video surveillance trespassing or possibly burglarizing a residence that was under construction, Skoumbros said. Officers arrived to find that the individuals were…
Drunk Driver Found Sleeping Inside Running Car In Darien: Police Drunk Driver Found Sleeping Inside Running Car In Darien: Police
Drunk Driver Found Sleeping Inside Running Car In Darien: Police A 44-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after authorities found him sleeping inside a running car in Darien while intoxicated, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Saturday, Sept. 23 around 11:30 p.m., when police in Darien responded to the area of Weeds Landing where a man had fallen asleep behind the wheel of a car, according to Darien Sergeant Dan Skoumbros. There, arriving officers found 44-year-old Cristo Esteban of Stamford asleep while his vehicle was running, and reached inside the car to shut it off.  After this, police told Esteban to leave th…
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…