Police: New Canaan Boy, 14, Shoplifts Sunglasses from Gas Station

A 14-year-old New Canaan boy was caught stealing a pair of sunglasses Thursday evening, July 27 at a downtown gas station, police said. The boy paid for two items at the Mobil gas station at 16 South Ave., but took the sunglasses, priced at $10.62, without paying, according to New Canaan police. When police arrived, the boy was inside the store. He was issued a juvenile summons charging him with sixth-degree larceny and released to the custody of his parents, police said.


20-Year-Old Man Arrested with Marijuana in Vehicle

Police arrested a 20-year-old Danbury man on five charges on Saturday night, including possession of marijuana with intent to sell. At around 9:30 p.m. on July 22, police spotted his car traveling southbound on Valley Road without a front license plate. The officer at the scene identified the smell of marijuana upon approaching the car and communicating with the man, which led to the deployment of a K-9 Police Service Dog and a search of the vehicle, according to the police report. Small plastic baggies containing marijuana, empty clear plastic baggies, and a scale were found in the car, the report said. The man also presented a false name to investigating officers as well as a suspended driver’s license.

Police: Rabid Bat Found in New Canaan Bedroom

A bat found in the bedroom of a White Oak Shade Road home last week has tested positive for rabies, police said. Reported to the Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department on Tuesday, the rare positive test came back on Wednesday, prompting officials immediately to inform the family and advise them to consult their physician, according to Officer Allyson Halm. Halm urged New Canaanites to ensure that their pets are up-to-date with rabies vaccinations. “You never know how long a bat has been in the house and who it really has had contact with during its time in the house,” said Halm, head of Animal Control. According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, less than 1 percent of bats are infected with the rabies virus.