Police: Woman, 20, Charged After Stealing $20 from Donation Bin

Police on Sunday morning arrested a 20-year-old Bridgeport woman and charged her with sixth-degree larceny. At about 10 a.m. on Feb. 3, an officer was dispatched to the Mobil Gas Station on South Avenue on a report of a $20 theft from a donation bin, according to a police report. The larceny had occurred before dawn, at about 3:43 a.m., on Saturday, the report said. Following an investigation that included the use of surveillance video from inside the station, the woman could be seen removing $20 from a clear donation box on the counter, it said.

New Canaan Teen Charged with Breach of Peace After Creating Threatening Image

Police this past weekend arrested a New Canaan teen who had used a photograph to create a threatening message involving a high school student with a gun. New Canaan Police on Jan. 26 received notification from the Wilton Police Department about a threatening photograph that had been shared to a Snapchat group, officials said. In it, a New Canaan High School student could be seen holding what appeared to be a handgun, and the caption ‘Don’t come to school tm’ was written across the image, according to a police report. Police immediately identified the students involved and determined that the gun in the photo was a BB gun, the report said.

Attorney: New Canaan Woman Arrested for Animal Cruelty Has Received Death Threats [UPDATED]

Update 2:20 p.m. Wednesday

The 31-year-old New Canaan woman arrested by warrant this month on animal cruelty charges has received numerous death threats and abuse through social media, according to an attorney representing her Wednesday in a separate matter. People have been calling Heidi Lueders since it was made public that five dogs that died in her care while she was living in Fairfield, said David Bothwell, a public defender in state Superior Court in Norwalk representing the woman for bond purposes following her arrest Tuesday night. Lueders was arrested by New Canaan Police following a domestic violence incident on charges of second-degree threatening, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Police withheld details of the incident, saying it was a domestic matter. Flanked by judicial marshals in the jury box with three others “overnights” being arraigned, Lueders looked on in silence during her hearing in Norwalk court.

New Canaan Fire Marshal Issues Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

As the temperature drops top some of the coldest temps this season it is a good time to ensure that carbon monoxide or ‘CO’ detectors are installed and properly working. The New Canaan Fire Department has responded within the past two weeks and dealt with homes that contained elevated levels of CO. One was from a fire place damper that was closed too early after a fire. Another was from a malfunctioning heating system. In both cases the homeowners were unaware and were alerted by their CO detectors.