Noroton Bay area subject to car theft, break-ins
DARIEN — The Noroton Bay area was hit with a car theft and several car break-ins overnight from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8.
Police first received report of the stolen car around 7 on the morning of Feb. 8. The complainant, a 44-year-old Baywater Drive resident, said she parked her 2012 Audi Q5 in the driveway of her home around 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 7. The woman was unsure if she’d locked the vehicle but had the key to the car with her. The original car key had been lost over a year before.
The woman told police she hadn’t heard anything suspicious overnight. However, a nautical cleat used to tie boats that was cemented onto the left side of the driveway had been knocked over, meaning the Audi likely hit it and sustained damage to its rear.
The woman told police the only valuables in the car was $900 worth of new clothing the woman left in the car to be returned. Police searched the area, but found nothing of note.
Later that day, officers met with a 41-year-old Shipway Road woman whose 2012 Chevy Suburban had been entered overnight. The woman noticed her glove compartment and center console had been left open. The car had been unlocked, but nothing was missing. Another unlocked car was in the driveway, but it didn’t appear to have been entered.
A few days later on Feb. 10, officers went to a Waverly Road home to meet with a 44-year-old woman whose debit card had been taken from the center console of her 2016 Mercedes Benz. The woman left her debit card there on the evening of Feb. 7. The car was left unlocked. On the morning of Feb. 8, the woman went to retrieve the card, but found it wasn’t where she had left it.
Police said the woman thought the card may have been misplaced, but after becoming aware of the other incidents in her neighborhood, she contacted police. The detective division is following up to see if there are any fraudulent charges on the card.