Recent trespassing latest in decades-long problem for Middlesex Road home
Published 10:08 am, Tuesday, August 30, 2016
DARIEN — Middlesex Road homeowners are looking to press charges against young adults who recently snuck into their pool, part of what police say is a decades-long battle against keeping trespassers off the property.
Since as far back as the late 1980s, the Middlesex Road property, set far off the road, has had an ongoing problem with kids trespassing and swimming in their pool, a man made lagoon that’s up to ten feet deep. Police said that the residents have surveillance, signs saying “no trespassing” and caretakers who live on the property. Still, they’ve had chronic issues with teenagers sneaking onto the property to skinny dip and party there when the owners aren’t home.
Police are investigating two recent trespassing incidents committed by young adults in the area. The first incident occurred overnight on Friday, Aug. 19. A group of suspects gained entry to the property’s pool house and removed the owner’s inflatable pool toys. A pool inflatable, valued at $75 was torn and destroyed during the incident. A caretaker called police to report what happened.
The second incident occurred on overnight on Saturday, Aug. 27. At 2 a.m., a property caretaker called police to report cars parked near the home. When officers arrived, they saw several phones light up and youths scatter to the sides of the property before climbing the fence to flee the yard. There were wet footprints on the deck, indicating the teens had been in the pool. Officers were also able to identify the vehicles nearby, which had alcohol in them.
Police said they have suspects for both incidents, but both were committed by separate groups of people. Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said that police take note of the situation and that appropriate action will be taken once the trespassers can be identified. Marron said the police anticipate making arrests for trespassing and criminal mischief. Further suspect information will not be released at this time.