Published 1:37 pm, Thursday, October 21, 2010
On Oct. 11, police arrested George Mercier, 18, of Darien, for possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor, police said.
Officers observed Mercier operating a 1994 Cutlass with a defective turn signal around 1:15 p.m., police said.
The officer recognized the vehicle because he had stopped it previously and given the operator a verbal warning for the turn signal, police said.
A search of the vehicle found a tobacco pouch with about 1 gram of marijuana and four cans of Coors Light beer, police said.
Mercier posted a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 21.
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A bike valued at $700 was stolen from the westbound lot at the Darien train station on Oct. 11, police said.
The bike was silver and black, unknown make, and was locked to a steel post with a cable lock, police said.
The bike was parked in the lot at 9:10 a.m. and when the owner returned at 7:20 p.m., the bike was gone, police said.
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Police are warning residents of a chimney company scam.
The company is called All Purpose Chimney Care and they allegedly charged an elderly couple $2,100 to replace a liner in their chimney, police said.
Police believe the company owns a van with New York plates.