Ridgefield Police responded to over 20 complaints Tuesday morning of vehicles being broken into overnight. The larcenies, which police report occurred "throughout town" were the result of either one person or several people entering unlocked cars parked in driveways.
The case is under investigation.
Police arrested Ryan M. Dzierzek, 22, of Ridgefield after the car Dzierzek was driving struck a tree on Rte. 35 near S. Salem Rd. early Wednesday morning around 3:30 a.m. Dzierzek was charged with driving under the influence, failure to carry insurance, driving too fast for conditions and evasion.
Police arrested Robert Rae of Ridgefield early Thursday morning around 1:30 a.m. after the investigation of a two-car accident led to Rae's failure of a field sobriety test. Rae was charged with driving under the influence and disobeying traffic control.
And a note from the Ridgefield Police Department regarding seat belt laws:
"With the 2012 Memorial Day holiday travel upon us, CT's law enforcement agencies intend to promote safe driving and increase the protection of all motorists. Law enforcement is out on the road enforcing the state occupant protection laws and issuing citations to those who are unbuckled. Please help us save lives and keep roads safe. Buckle up -- it's the law."