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Two Charged In Rash Of Darien Burglaries

DARIEN, Conn. – Two men have been charged in connection with a string of Darien car and home burglaries , police report.

Police said the identities of the suspects were obtained from a license plate reader. The reader scanned the plate of a vehicle police said was used to commit 17 car burglaries and two home burglaries on the night of June 17.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Nelson Emilio Rivera, 24, of Trumbull. Police said Rivera turned himself in Wednesday after learning of the warrant.

Darien police, acting with the assistance of Trumbull, Wilton and Bridgeport police, executed a search and seizure warrant Thursday at the residence of Livelle Sampson, 21, of Bridgeport. Police said they found numerous suspected stolen items, including a shotgun and a .25-caliber automatic handgun and arrested Sampson.

Rivera was charged with one count of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary from a motor vehicle, two counts of illegal use of a credit card and two counts of credit card theft. Sampson was charged with second-degree burglary, and police said additional charges are expected. Both were held on $50,000 bonds.

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