Police Receive Reports of Attempted Home Burglary, Stolen Mail


Police say they received reports last week of an attempted home burglary on Turtleback Road and stolen mail on Old Norwalk Road.

At about 3:40 p.m. on April 20, officers responded to a Turtleback Road home for an attempted burglary, according to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.

On returning from vacation, a resident noticed a second-floor window that had been opened, and a second window that had been broken, Krolikowski said in the press release.

“In addition, a wooden bench outside the home had been moved and placed upright on its side next to the lower part of the roof which provides access to both windows,” the chief said. “It appears the suspects never made it into the home. Nothing was missing from the home.”

At 4:50 p.m. the same day, officers were dispatched to an Old Norwalk Road home on a report of mail stolen from a mailbox the prior week. 

“The homeowner uses Informed Delivery from the United States Postal Service which allows you to preview your mail that is scheduled to arrive,” the chief said. “The Informed Delivery stated the homeowner was scheduled to receive two checks and an EZ Pass. The checks and EZ Pass were missing from her mailbox along with a letter someone had written to the homeowner.”

In addition, at about 7:02 a.m. on April 21, officers were dispatched to Horton Lane on a report of a stolen 2015 Range Rover HSE, but it was later discovered that the vehicle had been repossessed, the chief said.

Through March, police have responded to four reports of burglaries, compared to zero in the year-ago quarter, according to data that Krolikowski shared at a Police Commission meeting last week. Police also have received reports of six stolen vehicles through March, according to the data. 

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