Five garden gnomes, valued at $75 each, were reported stolen from the front lawn of a residence on Edgewood Road at noon on Monday, Nov. 16, according to Darien Police. The gnomes had last been seen in their usual place at 3 p.m. the day before. A garden globe, worth $30, was also reported stolen that day. Three days later, on Thursday, Nov. 19, the resident noticed a 40-pound gnome, valued at $80, was missing from the lawn. The sixth gnome was last seen at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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An attempted assault was reported on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6:20 p.m. on the corner of Leroy Avenue and Middlesex Road. An au pair who moved to the United States earlier this month told police she got lost while driving to Ox Ridge Elementary to pick up a child. She pulled over to the side of the road, put on her hazard lights, got out of the car and approached a man walking west on Leroy Avenue to ask him for directions. The man allegedly grabbed her left arm; she pulled away, ripping her shirt and returned to her residence. She was not injured, and called the police to report the incident about an hour later, police said. She described the man as dark complected, about 6-feet tall, wearing dark clothes and a dark baseball cap.

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Roy Wright, 58, of Norwalk, was charged with sixth-degree criminal attempt of larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia at 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. A Shaw's Supermarket employee reported seeing a man fill a shopping cart with $371 worth of meat. The employee described the man as black, 6-feet-5-inches tall, wearing a dark hooded jacket and blue jeans. When police responded, an officer saw Wright, who matched the physical description, in the parking lot; he had left the shopping cart in the store after employees had blocked the exit, police said.

A similar incident occurred at the store on Nov. 7, when several cases of beer were stolen by a man with the same physical description, police said. Police found a crackpipe in Wright's pocket, and Wright admitted to smoking crack, according to police. Wright was held on a $1,000 bond, and appeared in court on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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A 17-year-old Bridgeport male was arrested for one count of theft of a credit card, six counts of illegal use of a credit card, four counts of sixth-degree larceny and two counts of fifth-degree larceny on Tuesday, Nov. 17, according to police.

A woman reported her Citibank debit card stolen after using it at Little Thai Kitchen at 4 West Ave., in Darien on Sept. 28. She later received a call from Citibank, reporting $695.76 in fraudulent charges made to the card at the Trumbull Mall and the Connecticut Post Mall, according to police.

When police investigated the incident at the restaurant, the 17-year-old employee said he remembered the complainant purchasing food at the restaurant, and leaving the Citibank card on the counter. He and another employee went outside and tried to give the card back to her, but she had already left, according to police.

The youthful offender then admitted to using the card for three purchases at the Trumbull Shopping Mall: lunch at McDonald's for $6.76; a beer-pong table and a CD at FYE for $110 and a snack at Pretzel Time for $4.23. He then made four purchases at the Connecticut Post Mall later that day: football cleats, gloves and other equipment at Dick's Sporting Goods for $282.26; five T-shirts and a pair of jeans at Abercrombie & Fitch for $279.80; a soda for $1 and food at Texas Barbecue for $10.58. He told police he threw the card away after the last purchase.

He was released on a promise to appear, and is scheduled in court on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

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The passenger window of a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta, parked in the YMCA parking lot at 2420 Post Road was reported smashed at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, according to police. The car's owner -- a YMCA employee -- locked the car at 11:30 a.m. when he arrived at work, and found the window broken upon returning to the car at the end of the work day. Nothing was taken, police said.

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A motor-vehicle burglary was reported at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, according to police. The owner of a 2008 Chevy Suburban found the SUV's glove box rifled through and the center console opened on Wednesday morning, after leaving the vehicle unlocked in the driveway at 9 a.m. the day before. Nothing was reported missing, police said.

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An iPod nano was reported stolen fro a 1998 Audi A4 left unlocked in a residential driveway on Hampton road at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, according to police. The MP3 player was last seen when the car's owner parked the car at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, police said.

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A clarinet, worth $650 was reported stolen from Middlesex Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 19. The woodwind had been last seen in mid-October, and was usually kept in the band room at the school, police said.

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Two 7-inch televisions were reported stolen from CVS at 964 Post Road on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 12:37 p.m. The theft actually occurred the day before, and was witnessed by an anonymous shopper who called police with a description of the suspects, police said. The witness told police he saw two subjects carry the televisions from the store, activating the door alarm on the front door of the pharmacy. The witness then followed the men through the parking lot and recorded the license plate number of the 1998 Ford Taurus they used to drive away. The car is registered to a North Branford resident with a criminal history listing similar crimes, according to police. The matter is under investigation.

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A West Avenue resident reported a residential burglary shortly after noon on Friday, Nov. 20. She left her home at 9:15 a.m., leaving the doors locked; when she returned home at 12:15 p.m., she saw the side door and the sliding rear door were unlocked, according to police. Various items were strewn around the house, and more than $11,000 in miscellaneous items were reported missing.

A Play Station, iPod, camcorder, laptop and camera with assorted lenses are among the list of stolen items. Police said it appears the perpetrator used a key hidden near the door to gain access to the home.

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An iPhone, valued at $250, and an iPod nano, valued at $150, were reported stolen from an unlocked car parked in a residential driveway on Noroton Avenue during the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 20, according to police. The owner parked the car at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; at 9 p.m., he said he heard a loud noise, which caused his dog to bark, but did not investigate. When he checked his car at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, he found the items missing.

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Rapheal Kirton, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested for interfering with an officer on Saturday, Nov. 21, after giving police inaccurate information, police said. Kirton was seen buying "high-end liquor" at Frate's Liquors on Post Road. Police said he purchased three bottles of Grey Goose vodka for $178 at the store; moments later a second individual attempted to purchase 6 bottles of Absolut vodka for $26 each, but the clerk denied the transaction since the customer did not have a second form of identification.

The clerk called the police, and described both men as tall, black males wearing black hat and dark clothing with a "small triangle of hair under their chins."

Shortly after, an officer said he saw an individual matching the description exiting Leary's Liquor Cabinet and walking east on Heights Road. When the officer asked Kirton about the second individual, Kirton gave "bogus" information about him. Police said Kirton was hindering the investigation and changing his story. He was arrested, and posted a $2,500 bond; Kirton is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 30.

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Two 17-year-old males were arrested for second-degree criminal mischief for vandalizing two mailboxes on Devon Road and one on Stanley Road at 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, according to police. The males are both Darien residents; one lives on Shields Road and the other lives on West Avenue. They were both released on a promise to appear, and are scheduled in court on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

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An attempted burglary was reported at a residence on Coachlamp Lane at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. A resident was doing yard work on Sunday afternoon when he noticed two fresh cuts in the corners of a window screen at his home; the interior window was locked and no entry to the home was gained. The family was out of town from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22. The resident also told police that his wife's car, which had been left unlocked in the driveway, was burglarized on Wednesday, Nov. 18, but nothing was taken.