Stolen Lexus found on Hussars Camp Place

There have been three cars stolen in Ridgefield in 2019. Police are warning residents to lock their doors at night.
There have been three cars stolen in Ridgefield in 2019. Police are warning residents to lock their doors at night.


Ridgefield police recovered a Lexus that was stolen from a driveway on Old Stagecoach Road and found a short distance away at Hussars Camp Place.
The car theft happened in the early morning hours on Tuesday, April 23, according to Capt. Shawn Platt.
The vehicle was found with minor damage, Platt said, and no property was missing from inside.
Ridgefield police have reported that two other vehicles were rummaged through on Chestnut Hill Road and Ridgebury Road during the same time period.
No missing property was reported in either incident, Platt said.

All four roads are in northern Ridgefield, which has been a popular area for car thieves over the last three year. In 2017, Ridgefield police reported 18 stolen cars. Last year, eight cars were stolen in town.

There have been two vehicles reported stolen in 2019 — both in February. The first was stolen from Casagmo in early February. The second was stolen on Danbury Road later in the month. It was recovered in Greenwich in early March.
“It is important for residents to make locking your vehicle part of your nighttime routine,” Platt said.
Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to contact the Ridgefield Police at 203-438-6531 or the anonymous tip line at 203-431-2345.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said there had been only one car reported stolen in Ridgefield this year prior to Tuesday morning. This story has been updated to say there have been two cars stolen in town, making Tuesday's the third incident in 2019.