1/13/2017 - Arrest of Luis Medina


Date:                    January 13, 2017


Re:                         Arrest of Luis Medina


Issued by:           Det. Sgt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.


Darien, CT – Shortly before 8:00 am on January 13, 2017, this agency was contacted by a manager of CVS Pharmacy, 964 Post Rd., who reported that a male subject had just stolen numerous high end shampoo and haircare products from the store.  The caller provided a description of the suspect and reported that he had already left the establishment, ran across the street to the Darien Train Station, and had entered a taxi. 


The first patrol officer arriving on scene located several taxis in line at the train station however only the first taxi was occupied.  As the officer approached the right rear passenger door of the taxi, he observed that the subject inside the taxi matched the provided suspect description.  After brief questioning the officer handcuffed and detained the subject.  Shortly thereafter the subject was identified as Luis Medina DOB 04/27/1991 of 2565 Marion Ave. Bronx, NY. 


Officers then gained access to CVS surveillance video and observed Medina remove and conceal approximately 15 haircare items from a shelf in the store and conceal them in his loose fitting pants.   After placing Medina under arrest and searching him, the items removed from the store shelf were recovered in his pants.  Several other haircare products were also recovered in a back pack that Medina was wearing.  These items were later determined to have been stolen from a CVS in Bronx, NY earlier today.  Officers also located a tool used to remove security devices from high end retail merchandise in Medina’s back pack.  


On December 27, 2016 the Darien CVS had approximately $3,000.00 in high end hair care products stolen and through investigation officers identified Medina as the suspect in this incident as well.  In all Medina has stolen approximately $3,500.00 in merchandise from the Darien CVS in the two incidents. 


During this investigation, Medina was also identified as a suspect in shoplifting incidents in CVS stores in Stamford, Westport, and New York City.  In these incidents he’s stolen approximately $9,000.00 worth of merchandise. 


While being processed at Darien Police HQ it was discovered that Medina had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Norwalk for Failure To Appear 2nd Degree.  Medina was charged as follows:



Arrestee: MEDINA, LUIS      Date of Birth: 04-27-1991

Address: 2565 MARION AVE  BRONX, NY

Released on: Pending Release/Release Not Defined


For the January 13, 2017 Incident:

53a-125b Larceny 6th: Shoplifting

53a-106 Manufacturing or Possession of Burglar`s Tools


For the December 27, 2016 Incident:

53a-124 Larceny 3rd: Shoplifting


Norwalk PRAWN Warrant:

53a-173 Failure To Appear 2nd


Medina is being held on a $50,000.00 bond and remains in the custody of the Darien Police Department.      ###