Monday, Nov. 30
Unlocked car stolen from CVS and left abandoned on Stanton Street.
A stolen car was reported at 6:29 a.m. from the municipal parking lot behind CVS, 964 Post Road. The car, a 2000 Chevy Silverado, was parked around 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. When the owner returned on Monday, the car was missing. The vehicle had been left unlocked and the keys were inside the car. The car was recovered on Tuesday, Dec. 1 around 10:40 p.m. Police received a report of the abandoned car parked on Stanton Street. The keys were in the car and nothing had been taken.
Hundreds of dollars worth of lotto tickets stolen.
The theft of $860 worth of lottery tickets was reported from Puritan Stationary, 1985 Post Road, around 3:30 p.m. The tickets, known as $70 million Blockbuster Lotto tickets, are valued at $10 each. It is believed the tickets were taken sometime during the day from the area near the cash register, most likely between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Some of the tickets were cashed in Stamford.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Keys, cash and iPod stolen from Darien High School locker room.
The theft of an iPod touch with headphones, house keys and $30 to $50 in cash was reported from a student at Darien High School. The mother of the student approached an officer parked on West Avenue to report the items had been stolen from the boys' locker room. The items were taken from a black backpack that was left unattended between 2:20 and 5:15 p.m. The iPod is valued at $300.
Car parked near high school vandalized.
Vandalism to a vehicle was reported at 11 a.m. The car, a 1993 Ford Taurus, was "smashed in," police say. The car was parked at the west rear lot of Darien High School by Nutmeg Lane. The owner of the vehicle parked the car at 7:30 a.m. and was notified of the damage by a school official. The damage estimate is unknown.
Thursday, Dec. 3
Two cars keyed at Avalon.
Vandalism to two vehicles owned by the same person was reported around 8 a.m. The cars, a 2007 Mercedes 350 and a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, had been parked at the owner's residence at Avalon. She parked the cars at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and returned at 8 a.m. the next day. Both cars were keyed down the sides and there was a dent on the hood of the Mercedes. The damage estimate is unknown.
Another iPod reported stolen from the boys locker room.
The theft of an iPod was reported by a Darien High School student. The incident occurred on Monday, Nov. 30 when the student's school bag was left on the floor of the boys' locker room around 1:20 p.m. When the student returned around 2:20 p.m., the iPod was missing and the bag had been left opened. The iPod is valued at $289.
Friday, Dec. 4
Teen steals hundreds of dollars from the Depot.
Zach Hession, 19, of Darien was charged with larceny in the sixth degree. The charges stemmed from a warrant issued by Darien Police; upon hearing of the charges, Hession turned himself in. Hession allegedly took money from the Depot Teen Center. The program director of the Depot reported $400 in rolled change had been taken from a green bag left in an unlocked safe in her office on Nov. 11. Hession admitted to taking $140 of the $400 to repay a debt, according to police reports. Hession was released on a promise to appear and has a court date of Dec. 14.
Two Darien men charged with breach of peace after brawl.
Gerard Guibney, 26, and Kevin Wandzilak, 28, both of Darien, were charged with breach of peace around 3:37 a.m. Police responded a fight in progress after receiving a call from a neighbor. According to reports, Wandzilak attempted to drive away in a 1992 Mercedes 300 when Guibney began striking his car with a tennis racquet. Both Guibney and Wandzilak have court date of Dec. 14. Guibney posted $500 bond and Wandzilak was released on a promise to appear. Wandzilak was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Saturday, Dec. 5
Stamford man charged with DWI in Tokeneke.
Petro Leshchyshyn, 35, of Stamford, was charged with DWI and failure to obey stop sign around 8 p.m. Leshchyshyn was driving a 2003 Ford E350 van. He allegedly did not stop at the bottom of the ramp of I-95 Exit 12 northbound and made a right turn onto Tokeneke Road. According to police reports, he had slurred speech and failed his field sobriety test. He posted $250 bond and has a court date of Dec. 17.
Teen charged after throwing water bottle at mother.
A 19 year old Darien woman was charged with disorderly conduct in a domestic violence incident around 8:10 p.m. She allegedly threw a water bottle at her mother and broke the television. She was released on a promise to appear and went to court today (Monday, Nov. 30).
Sunday, Dec. 6
Darien man charged with DWI refuses to be fingerprinted.
John Bennett, 54, of Darien was charged with DWI, interfering with an officer and refusal to be fingerprinted around 1:10 a.m. Bennett was driving a 1983 Chevy S10 truck, traveling northbound on Mansfield Avenue. An officer observed Bennett travel over the double yellow line several times, according to reports. Bennett was stopped in the area of Roland Drive. He had glassy eyes and slurred speech; he refused to comply with the officer and had to be forcibly subdued. When he arrived at police headquarters, he originally refused to be fingerprinted and eventually was fingerprinted the next morning. Bennett posted $2500 bond and has a court date of Dec. 18.
Shoeless, pantless four-year-old left in car while parents house hunt.
Peter Sosnow, 41, of Darien, was charged with risk of injury to a minor around 10:54 a.m. Police received a call from two concerned citizens who found a four-year old boy running down Brookside Road wearing no pants or shoes. The two women covered him with a jacket until police arrived. Shortly afterward, a woman came running down the road looking for her son. Her son had been playing in a stream and had gotten wet, so his parents had removed his socks, shoes and pants. His parents left him in the car in a car seat while they looked at a home for sale with their two other children. The four-year old boy had gotten out of the car seat and began running down the road with only a t-shirt and underwear on. Police reports state the boy was cold and shaking. Sosnow, the father, was charged as he was the one who allegedly secured the boy in the seat. Sosnow was released on a promise to appear and has a court date of Dec. 18.