Fitch Ave. Home Burglarized — Again & Again

Police don't know how the house was entered in the latest burglary, reported July 15.

Somehow, an unoccupied Fitch Avenue residence has been repeatedly burglarized over the past few months, police say.

In the latest burglary, said, it is unknown how the house was entered, although it happened sometime before Sunday, July 15, when the incident was reported to police.

Stolen property from the home includes a Kenmore clothes washer and its accompanying dryer, as well as roller blades, a fishing pole and assorted hand tools.

Items valued at a total of about $1,300 were stolen from the home.

max July 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Why no address? A woman drowns and there is an address.
Rich July 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Would also be interested as I live on Fitch! Its not that easy to be discreet stealing a washer and dryer. Seems odd that the house same house would get robbed twice, unless the ones doing the stealing know the party that ownes the house.
David Gurliacci (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Darien Police don't give out exact addresses of burglaries, and I'd be uncomfortable publishing them in most cases. If this home is in some way vulnerable to being burglarized yet again, I'm certainly not going to point thieves and bored teenagers toward it. I think Darien Patch has supported the burglary community enough by pointing out that vast numbers of town residents don't lock their car doors. We don't want to take all the challenges out of breaking the law or readers would get bored reading about it.
max July 19, 2012 at 01:46 PM
@david, you are wrong. Making the community aware of the problem allows neighbors to assist in survaliance. That is the kind of community that we live in. Also, the address is clearly already known to the criminals since it has been robbed more than once! As for the police position, well I could not begin to assess how those out of towners come up with their reasoning, except that they like to keep as much quiet as they can.
David Gurliacci (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Known to some criminals, not others—which my concern here. For most burglaries, maybe it doesn't matter if the exact address is known. I'd have to think about it.
Siwanoy July 19, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Does the house not have an alarm system in place? Fitch is very close to DPD headquarters....
sam July 19, 2012 at 03:38 PM
If you truly wanted to know what house the article clearly tells you which one it is, doesn't take a genius to figure it out.
Siwanoy July 19, 2012 at 04:05 PM
with all do respect max, I belive the community is aware, beyond passing out flyers to everyone who lives on FItch what else should be done? Should the address be published so that the neighbors can keep an eye out.. maybe, but that might also invite extra "visitors" to the area, probably best to err on the side of caution. If the DPD knows which house on fitch it is, why not park one of the undercover cars we paid for to sit a few houses down or right infront of the house? I feel like that would be one of the better uses of of a undercover car, rather then to use it as a 2nd car for routine pull overs, thus exposing the undercover car to all who pass.
max July 20, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Sam, I clearly am no genius, but I live near Fitch and I do not know which house. I would be a neighbor that calls the DPD if I saw any suspicious activity near the house, but I don't know which one. I guess that they are on their own on this one.
max July 20, 2012 at 01:27 AM
How about this, upper Fitch (near hecker), mod Fitch near Park, or lower Fitch (post rd)? At least then people would have an idea where to watch out.


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