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

New Canaan Police Charge 33-Year-Old Woman with Felony Violation of a Protective Order

Police on Thursday morning arrested a 33-year-old Danbury woman by warrant for violating a protective order. At about 8:42 p.m. on Dec. 15, New Canaan Police received a victim’s complaint that the woman had violated an order that specified “no contact,” officials said. The victim produced examples of text messages, according to a police report. Police conducted an investigation and secured a warrant to arrest the woman on the felony charge. Continue Reading →

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Police Find Pot on Motorist Traveling 45 MPH on Jelliff Mill Road

Police on Wednesday evening cited a 22-year-old Stamford man for drug infractions after he was stopped for speeding in New Canaan. At about 5:08 p.m. on Jan. 18, an officer on patrol clocked a motorist traveling eastbound on Jelliff Mill Road at 45 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle, the report said. The officer later found a multi-colored smoking pipe, small plastic bag of pot and rolling papers, it said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Teen Cited for Pot Possession

Police after midnight Wednesday cited an 18-year-old New Canaan man for minor drug and motor vehicle infractions following a traffic stop. At about 12:02 a.m. on Jan. 18, an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle on Main Street with an expired registration plate, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming out of the vehicle, the report said. The officer found pot on the teen, it said. Continue Reading →

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Police Cite New Canaan Man, 27, After Finding Pot-Smoking Gear in Car

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Police before dawn on Monday cited a New Canaan man, 27, on a minor drug charge following a traffic stop on Route 123. At about 1:56 a.m. on Jan. 16, an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle traveling on New Norwalk Road with no front license plate, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, an officer smelled marijuana emitted from inside the vehicle, the report said. An investigation turned up a glass smoking pipe with a small amount of marijuana inside, it said. Continue Reading →

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MAP: New Canaan Fire Department’s ‘Dry Hydrant’ Needs

Town officials are calling on residents to check whether they’re located on streets that would benefit from a “dry hydrant,” following a garage fire in eastern New Canaan where the main house would have been jeopardized were the apparatus not installed. In the end, firefighters were able to control the Dec. 30 Cheese Spring Road blaze with tankers from the New Canaan Fire Department and surrounding towns. “But God forbid that fire had spread beyond the garage to the main body of the house,” Fire Marshal Fred Baker said. “Then we really would have needed a lot more water.”

And it was available (through about 3,000 feet of large-diameter hose) because a nearby Cheese Spring Road property had a dry hydrant—a pipe that typically runs from a source such as a lake or pond onto dry land and allows firefighters to pump out water. Continue Reading →

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