DARIEN, Conn. Two Darien garages were broken into and items stolen from them last week. The first burglary took place on Deepwood Road, where the owners were missing a set of four BMW rims that were sitting in front of their garage, as well as a number of golf clubs and fishing rods that were inside the garage. The burglary was reported Wednesday, Sept. 14. The owners had last seen the items late the previous night. The total value of the missing items was estimated to be $5,000.
The following day, the owners of a house on Devonshire Road discovered that a number of gardening tools had been taken from their garage. The garage had been left unlocked. A lawnmower, a snow blower, a chainsaw, a backpack leaf blower, an electric hedge trimmer and a 3.5-gallon can of gasoline were missing. The owners had last seen the items Sept. 10.
Also from the police blotter:
Police responded to a burglar alarm at a house on Mansfield Avenue on Saturday night. When they arrived, they discovered that someone had pried open a door and a series of windows before setting off a motion detector in the home's mudroom. Police set up a perimeter around the house and had their police dog Zulu and a State Police trooper's dog sniff around but were unable to find anybody. The owners of the house were away, but when police entered the home they said nothing appeared to be missing or out of place. They found a blue pry bar that was used to enter the house.
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