Police are investigating two motor vehicle break-ins on Warner Drive and Hecker Avenue overnight Thursday into Friday last week as possibly related, according to Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron.

A female Warner Drive resident reported Friday she parked her 2010 Nissan Sentra in her driveway around 11 p.m. Thursday night and returned at 9 a.m. Friday to find the window broken, Marron said. A black leather wallet with green trim containing credit cards and a driver’s license was taken, but later recovered with nothing missing by neighbor who saw it discarded near the I-95 Exit 10 on-ramp, Marron said.

A second break-in of an unlocked 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe at the Hecker Avenue home was reported Friday morning, Marron said. The victim said she parked her car at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and discovered her wallet was missing, Marron said. The car had been left unlocked, he said.

Later it was reported that the Hecker Avenue victim’s credit cards had been used to buy $600 in merchandise at a Target in Hartford County, Marron said.

Stolen backpack recovered

A 46-year-old Darien woman recovered a backpack and sporting goods worth $100 after she said they were stolen from her unlocked 2014 Ford Expedition at 2183 Post Road Sunday, June 14, according to Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron.

The woman reported parking her car at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 14, and discovered the backpack was missing at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, June 15, Marron said. The woman later found the backpack with nothing missing on Coachlamp Lane, Marron said.

Traffic signs displaced

Police have seen an increase in the number of street and traffic control signs stolen or moved over the past two weeks, including the theft of a sign on Molly Lane on Tuesday, June 16, Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said.

The stolen Molly Lane sign was valued at $50 by the town Department of Public Works, Marron said. Another sign was recovered in Ziegler’s Cove, Marron said.

Martin B. Cassidy