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

Man, 24, Cited for Pot Possession Following Complaint from Downtown Merchant

Police on Friday afternoon cited a 24-year-old Bronx, N.Y. man for possession of marijuana following an unusual report downtown. At about 2:37 p.m. on Jan. 5, a merchant on Elm Street reported that a suspicious male had entered his or her shop, according to a police report. The man entered the store and was asking “weird questions” about female clothing, the report said. Police received no further information about his questions, so it wasn’t clear exactly what was weird about them, it said. Continue Reading →

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18-Year-Old Cited for Drug Offenses During Traffic Stop

Police last week cited an 18-year-old Stamford man for drug offenses after finding pot in his car during a traffic stop. At about 1:27 a.m. on Dec. 29, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle traveling on New Norwalk Road with a defective headlight, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer smelled marijuana while speaking with the driver, the report said. An investigation turned up pot, a metal grinder and rolling papers, it said. Continue Reading →

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Fire Marshal: Low Temps Raise Concerns about CO Poisoning, Ash Disposal

As the temperature drops as it has been (and appears for at least the near future) I begin to worry about a couple of things—carbon monoxide or ‘CO’ poisoning and fireplace ash disposal. With the cold weather we tend to close up our homes and our heating systems are working overtime to keep up with the demand. We also want to warm up our cars before we venture out into the cold abyss. Recently, we have talked about how improper disposal of fireplace ashes is such a big problem (firefighters just held their drawing for free ash disposal cans). However, a fire in Weston on Christmas Day destroyed a garage/barn. Continue Reading →

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18-Year-Old Cited for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

Police last week cited an 18-year-old Oak Street man for possession of alcohol by a minor following a traffic stop. At about 1:10 a.m. on Dec. 23, an officer saw a vehicle traveling on Main Street without headlights or tail lights displayed, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer detected the odor of marijuana in the car, the report said. An investigation turned up no pot, but did yield the discovery of seven unopened cans of beer and two unopened bottles of vodka, it said. Continue Reading →

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Assault, Disorderly Charges for 24-Year-Old Woman

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Police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a 24-year-old Memphis, Tenn. woman I connection with a domestic incident at a New Canaan home. At about 3:14 p.m. on Dec. 26, officers were dispatched to a Heritage Hill Road residence on a report of a dispute between two occupants there, police said. Following an investigation, the woman was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, according to a police report. Continue Reading →

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