Public Safety

Arrests and investigations out of the New Canaan Police Department as well as coverage of activity from New Canaan Fire Co. No. 1, including capital projects, staff promotions and work with community groups. We post tips and services from the New Canaan Fire Marshal as well as community events that involve police, fire and paramedics, such as the annaul Fishing Derby, talks at venues such as New Canaan Library and bulletins from officials in each organization.

Recent Articles

‘She Even Had a Bottle of Water for Me’: Letters of Appreciation for New Canaan Police

Police Chief Leon Krolikowski on Wednesday night spotlighted some of the outstanding work of the department’s officers. During the Police Commission’s regular meeting, he cited a series of letters of appreciation from the community. 

“I think it’s important to better recognize the good work of our officers which we do not do often enough,” Krolikowski said at the meeting, held in the New Canaan Police Department.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Disorderly Charge for New Canaan Man, 53

Police last week arrested a 53-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with disorderly conduct. 

At about 2:13 p.m. on Sept. 12, officers responded to a medical call on Elm Street, according to a police report. Based on information received on the call, police learned of a possible domestic dispute and traveled to the man’s Richmond Hill Road home to investigate, the report said. Following the investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charge against him. 

It isn’t clear who placed the medical call, why that call brought responders to Elm Street, what the dispute involved, whether it turned physical or anything about the would-be victim. 

Police withheld further information, saying it’s a domestic incident. Under state law, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or by offensive or disorderly conduct, annoys or interferes with another person, among other reasons. Continue Reading →

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DUI Charge for New Canaan Man Who Tests at 2.5 Times Legal Limit

Police on Friday night arrested a 43-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with driving under the influence. At about 11:10 p.m. on Sept. 14, officers were dispatched to Thayer Pond Road and Fawn Lane on a report of two suspicious vehicles, police said. There, authorities saw a vehicle leaving the area and stopped it, according to a police report. On speaking with the driver, officers smelled alcohol, and he then failed field sobriety tests, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Norwalk Men Charged in Counterfeit Check Scheme

Police on Sunday night arrested a 20-year-old Norwalk man by warrant and charged him with second-degree forgery, a felony offense, as well as third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny and conspiracy. He’s the second person charged in connection with a fake check scheme. Police arrested a 23-year-old Norwalk man by warrant last Wednesday on the same charges. 

Following a complaint, investigators determined that they were involved in creating counterfeit checks and then cashing them in other people’s bank accounts, according to a a police report. On Feb. 26 the two men, along with a third individual, deposited a counterfeit check in the amount of about $5,000 into a bank account, then made a withdrawal in approximately the same amount the following day, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Darien Woman, 37, Charged with Breach of Peace Following Confrontation in Downtown New Canaan

Police on Wednesday arrested a 37-year-old Darien woman who accosted a motorist she claimed had nearly struck her with a car. At about 5:46 p.m. on Sept. 12, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Fjord Fish Market on East Avenue on a complaint that a bicyclist had almost been hit by a vehicle, according to a police report. There, police learned that the cyclist, Adaobi Kurylov, was riding a bicycle northbound on Main Street and approaching the intersection at East Avenue, the report said. A vehicle driven by the victim also was traveling north on Main Street and used a turn signal to indicate a right turn onto East Avenue, it said. Continue Reading →

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