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Man Charged with Burglaries in Darien, 3 Other Towns

Eammon Donnelly, 30, has been charged with burglary and larceny in Darien, Monroe, Westport and Newtown.

A 30-year-old man arrested by Darien police on charges related to a Mystic Lane burglary in October has also been arrested by police departments in three other towns for a string of burglaries in September and October.

Eammon Donnelly, 30 had turned himself in to Darien police on Tuesday and then to Monroe police on Wednesday. He's also been charged with burglaries in Westport and Newtown and currently faces burglary charges in four different courthouses in Fairfield County.

Although Donnelly gave Darien police a Newtown address, Monroe police recorded his address as being in Easton. Darien police Detective Mark Cappelli said he couldn't explain the discrepancy—he said Donnelly definitely had given the Newtown address when he spoke with Darien Police. It's possible Donnelly moved, Cappelli said.

In addition to his Darien and Monroe arrests, Donnelly has been charged with a string of crimes related to three burglaries in Newtown and two more in Westport. Altogether, he has cases pending in state superior courts in Danbury, Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford. He's represented by Attorney John Gulash of Bridgeport.

Monroe Patch article (slightly revised) from Friday:

Monroe Police said that on Wednesday Eammon Donnelly turned himself in on two warrants stemming from burglaries on Barn Hill and East Village roads in October.

Donnelly was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree larceny for the burglary of a Barn Hill Road home on Oct. 16, in which police said $2,125 worth of jewelry was stolen.

The second warrant charged Donnelly in the burglary of a house on East Village Road in which jewelry was stolen. The homeowner did not yet turn in an inventory of stolen belongings, according to police.

Donnelly was released on a total of $30,000 bond for the two warrants.

Previously, police had arrested Donnelly and Conner James Buckley of Shelton on Oct. 23 for the Oct. 9 burglary of a home on Purdy Hill Road.

Original Darien article (corrected and slightly revised), Wednesday:

A 30 year-old man was arrested by Darien police on Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a Mystic Lane home on Oct. 2 and stealing silverware and jewelry, according to a statement released by Detective Mark Cappelli.

Eammon Donnelly, who told Darien police he lived on Castle Meadow Road in Newtown, turned himself into the department after learning that a warrant was out for his arrest, Cappelli said.

According to police, the resident of the home left that day at 1 p.m. and returned just before 4:28 p.m. to find things out of place inside. She then left the house and called police.

The resident told police that the house had been locked when she left and, according to police, it appeared that the suspects had entered every room of the house and opened dressers, tables and closets.

Donnelly was charged with third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny. He posted a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 17. 

Further arrests as a result of the investigation are expected, Cappelli said.

Correction: Darien police initially gave Donnelly's first name as William, but his first name is, in fact, Eammon.

Editor's note: Bill Bittar wrote the Monroe article. Chandra Johnson Greene wrote the original Darien article. David Gurliacci wrote the rest.

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