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

Officials Clear Way To Reintroduce ‘Deputy Chief’ Position at New Canaan Police Department

Town officials on Wednesday night voted unanimously to support an effort designed to change the structure of the New Canaan Police Department’s command staff. Currently, NCPD has a chief and two captains at the top. Police Chief Leon Krolikowski during the Police Commission’s regular meeting recommended that the agency’s general orders preserve that structure as an option, but change the command staff for now to a police chief with a deputy chief and captain. Asked whether change would come with a pay increase, Krolikowski said only that it would represent a promotion in rank. “We do have a history—probably 40 years ago, we had the deputy chief as part of the complement,” he said at the meeting, held in the training room at NCPD. Continue Reading →

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Police Find Crack Pipe on Motorist During Traffic Stop

Police on Sunday night arrested a 33-year-old South Salem, N.Y. man after finding a crack pipe in his pocket during a traffic stop. At about 7:55 p.m. on Jan. 14, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle traveling northbound on Smith Ridge Road pass another in a no-passing zone, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer ran the motorist’s name and found that Danbury Court had issued a paperless re-arrest warrant in connection with a sixth-degree larceny charge that came out of Ridgefield last May. While searching the man, the officer found a red crack pipe in his front pocket, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Police: 37-Year-Old Darien Woman on Bike Charged After Kicking Officer During Arrest

Police on Monday afternoon arrested a 37-year-old Darien woman on felony charges after she kicked an officer and otherwise caused problems after she was stopped while riding her bicycle in town. Adaoibi Kurylov, of 84 Camp Ave., was charged with assault of public safety personnel and interfering with an officer. At about 4:48 p.m. on Jan. 15, an officer on patrol saw Kurylov riding a bicycle on South Avenue, according to a police report. The officer knew from prior contacts with her that an active paperless re-arrest warrant had been issued in connection with a previous incident in New Canaan, and followed her, the report said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Teen Charged after Youth Party at North Wilton Road Home

Police on Saturday night arrested a 16-year-old New Canaan resident on alcohol-related charges after coming upon an underage drinking party at a North Wilton Road home. At about 9:04 p.m. on Jan. 13, New Canaan Police received an anonymous tip about the party, according to a police report. Arriving, officers saw 20 to 30 juveniles running away from them, the report said. They found evidence of the party inside, such as empty bottles of alcohol and a strong odor of marijuana, it said. Continue Reading →

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Reckless Endangerment Charge for New Canaan Man, 65

Police on Saturday afternoon arrested a 65-year-old New Canaan man by warrant in connection with an incident last month at his home, when a 14-year-old boy visiting a friend there got hurt after crashing an all-terrain vehicle or ‘ATV.’

At about 6 p.m. on Dec. 8, a Friday, officers were dispatched to a Deep Valley Road home on a report that the teen suffered facial lacerations after the crash and was transported to the Norwalk Hospital emergency room for treatment, and released, police said. The ATV itself and the owner’s manual for the vehicle displayed multiple warnings that nobody under 16 should operate it, according to a police report. Through an investigation, police also learned that the 14-year-old hadn’t been wearing a helmet, the report said. The vehicle’s owner told police he didn’t know whether or not the boy was wearing a helmet, it said. Continue Reading →

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