A resident had her purse stolen after leaving it in her unlocked car overnight in Noroton Heights last Tuesday. The resident told Darien Police she went to enter her 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee at approximately 8:19 a.m. on Oct. 9 and she observed that the driver’s side door was ajar. The vehicle had been parked in the driveway of the residence and left unlocked overnight. The complainant also observed that both passenger side doors were left wide open and that there was a handbag that did not belong to her on the back seat. The handbag was later determined to belong to her next door neighbor. The Noroton Avenue neighbor had left the bag in her unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway overnight as well.

Missing from the 2016 Jeep was a white iPhone charger, valued at $25; a black Lululemon bag, valued at $125; four essential oil bottles, valued at  $72; Bluetooth speaker, valued at $120; various cosmetics, valued at $30; gift cards valued at $30; as well as miscellaneous paperwork that had been in the bag.

During a follow-up investigation, the resident stated that the bag was left in her unlocked 2017 Acura RDX while parked overnight in her driveway on Noroton Avenue. The resident stated that the bag was the only thing removed from her vehicle and that all of the items in the recovered bag were still accounted for.  

Also on Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, Darien Police responded to a motor vehicle burglary on Edgerton Street.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., Darien Police responded to Edgerton Street on a report of a motor vehicle burglary that occurred overnight. The resident stated that she left her 2016 Land Rover unlocked and parked in her driveway at approximately 8:30 p.m. the previous night. At 8:55 a.m. on Oct. 9, she observed that all of her CDs had been taken out of the center console and placed on the seat. She also determined that a personal check, which she had already written out, had been removed from the glove box and was now missing.

A second vehicle was left secured in the driveway and was not entered.

Last week, the Darien Police Patrol Division responded to 10 motor vehicle accidents. Three of these incidents involved minor injuries.