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Bridgeporter Charged in 3 Darien Burglaries

Evidence from pawn shops led police to a Bridgeport man who they say sold items stolen in three Darien burglaries.

A Bridgeport man wanted on three arrest warrants charging he committed three burglaries last September in Darien was arrested Nov. 16 after police received a tip he might be at a deli in that city.

When police visited the business, Big Daddy's Deli at 2489 E. Main St., they did find Edward Rink, 61, and arrested him.

Police said Rink was involved in these three burglaries in town:

  • On Sept. 8, police received a report of a burglary on Christie Hill Road. An electric leaf blower, a generator and hedge clippers were among the items taken. Darien Police spokesman Capt. Frederick Komm said police had no further information readily available on the burglary.
  • On Sept. 14, police were told of a burglary on Deepwood Road in which golf clubs, fishing rods and reels were stolen. Komm said police had no information readily available on how the garage was entered or when it was entered.
  • On Sept. 15, police recieved a report of a garage burglarized sometime over the past five days. Stolen were a snow blower, lawn mower, chain saw, backpack blower and other yard equipment the owner valued at $1,500. Komm said police had no information readily available on how the garage was entered.

After the burglaries, when records of area pawn shops were received by Darien Police, police said, they found that items matching the descriptions of what was stolen in the three burglaries had been sold by Rink to East Coast Pawn, a pawn shop at 140 North Ave. in Bridgeport.

Some of the items from the burglaries were recovered, police said.

Rink was initially held on $30,000, pending an appearance in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Correction: Police Capt. Frederick Komm's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this article.

max November 29, 2011 at 03:00 AM
Seems like there might be a back story to this one.
Chris Noe November 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM
How do you spell Captain Calm?

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