Norwalk men arrested on burglary charges
DARIEN — A Darien woman’s photo of a van parked in her driveway led to the arrest of two Norwalk men accused of attempting to break into her home.
On Aug. 17 around 2:15 p.m., the woman was alone in her McCrea Lane home when she heard the doorbell ring several times and noise coming from the first floor. Police said the woman looked out her window and saw a white van parked in her driveway that she didn’t recognize. The woman looked into the backyard and saw a man looking into the rear windows of the house. The man then went to his van and left.
The woman took a picture of the van as it was leaving and then went to the first floor of her home where she saw a damaged window near where the man had been standing. The window, closed before, was now open. The woman called 911 and based on her photo, officers sent out a description of the van and its license plates. Norwalk police quickly located the suspected vehicle with the two suspects. Darien police responded and took custody of the suspects.
Officers searched the van and found an eight-inch kitchen knife and items from a burglary reported in New Canaan on Aug. 16.
Marlo Aguirre, 29, of Testa Place and Siuni Bonulla, 35, of Eli Avenue were both charged with second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary in the second-degree. Aguirre was additionally charged with having weapons in a motor vehicle. Both Norwalk men were held on $15,000 bonds and given court dates of Aug. 28.