Police: New Canaan Man, 18, Charged with Violating Protective Order

Police on Wednesday arrested an 18-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with felony violation of a protective order. 

At about 6:57 p.m. on Nov. 21, police received a complaint about a domestic altercation that had taken place earlier in the day between two family members, officials said. Following an investigation, police charged the teen with disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening. It wasn’t clear what the argument involved, how the man is related to the victim, in what way he threatened him or her or whether it turned physical. Police withheld further information, calling it a domestic incident.

‘A Historic Moment for New Canaan’: Beth Jones Appointed to Fire Commission, First Woman To Serve in Role

Beth Jones, lifelong New Canaanite and former selectman, has been appointed as a member of the Fire Commission. She is the first woman to serve in the role. “This is a historic moment for New Canaan,” Selectman Nick Williams said moments before he and fellow Board of Selectmen members Kevin Moynihan and Kit Devereaux voted 3-0 to appoint Jones. “ I look forward to seeing more females on commissions that historically have not been populated with females. Beth Jones, I had the pleasure of serving with her for six years.

Threatening, Disorderly Charges for New Canaan Woman, 21

Police after midnight Sunday arrested a 21-year-old New Canaan woman following a domestic incident. At about 12:49 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to an Old Kings Highway home on a report of an altercation between two occupants there, according to police. Following an investigation, the woman was charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.

It isn’t clear what the argument involved, whether anyone was hurt or whether the victim is related to the woman. Police declined to release details, classifying the matter as 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.

New Canaan Dog Rescue Group: Animal Cruelty Investigation Is Focused on Organization’s President 

The head of a New Canaan-based dog rescue group is at the center of an animal cruelty investigation involving several dogs that appeared to have died in crates inside a Fairfield home, according to the nonprofit organization’s vice president. Believed to have been sent to either a sanctuary or foster home, the remains of the five dogs were found in the care of Heidi Lueders, president of Bully Breed Rescue Inc., according to a post on the organization’s website attributed to Vice President Chris Antolini. Alerted to local news reports of an investigation at the familiar street address, 37 Prince St. in Fairfield, members and volunteers with Bully Breed “all immediately began cooperating with local police and detectives,” Antolini said. “It is with great sadness that we confirm all five dogs on Prince Street were dogs of Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. under the care of President Heidi Lueders,” Antolini said in the statement.