Woman charged with violating protective order

Darien police arrested a New Canaan woman on Feb. 23 with two counts of violating a protective order, according to Darien Police Detective Mark Cappelli.

Goulmara Mansourov, 41, of New Canaan, allegedly violated the conditions of a protective order held by her estranged husband that allowed her to communicate with him about the care of their children, but not other topics, Cappelli said. In an email sent Feb. 23, Mansourov allegedly discussed the provision of health care for the family and intimated she would get the Internal Revenue Service involved in evaluating the family's financial accounts.

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Mansourov was charged in connection with the email on Feb. 23 when she turned herself in on a separate instance of violating the protective order, Cappelli said.

She was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Feb. 24, according to Cappelli.

Burglar steals $40 fom Darien Carpet Store

A burglar broke into Darien Carpet Store, 39 Tokeneke Road, early Feb. 25 and stole $40, according to Darien Police Detective Mark Cappelli.

Police responded to a commercial burglar alarm activation at 12:03 a.m., according to Cappelli.

Inside the store, officers found a single drawer of a desk had been opened, Cappelli said. When the store owner arrived, he said that $40 had been left in the drawer, Cappelli said.

A burglar had previously broken into the store over last Memorial Day weekend, stealing $100, according to previous reports.

In that case, the thief had removed a plexiglas pane from a side door window, and left the rear door of the store open, according to previous reports.

Suspect snatches $200 from train newsstand

A suspect stole $200 from the coffee shop newsstand at the Noroton Heights railroad station at 33 Heights Road and is believed to have gotten away on the next train, Darien Police Detective Mark Cappelli said.

The suspect grabbed the cash when an employee of the shop left it in an open cash register tray on top of the counter, Cappelli said.

The employee described the thief as a white male in his late 20s, in a black jacket, dark pants and brown shoes, Cappelli said.

The case is under investigation, Cappelli said.