‘I Don’t Want Cops in My House’: Interfering Charge for New Canaan Man, 59, in Oenoke Ridge Underage Drinking Party Case; Felony Charge for Teenage Son [UPDATED]

[Note: This article has been updated since charges against the teen have been dropped.]

A 17-year-old boy lay seriously injured and unconscious for nearly 40 minutes in the basement of an Oenoke Ridge Road home, bleeding from his ear, before emergency responders were called, partly because the father of the teen who was hosting the underage drinking party where he’d fallen insisted that nobody phone police about it, officials say. Douglas Knight, 59, on Thursday turned himself in on the misdemeanor charge of interfering with an emergency call in connection with the March 25 party, according to a police report. Though the Knight parents were not at home that Saturday night, they kept the injured boy’s parents in the dark about his injuries for a critical period of time and instructed their own son as well as others in the house not to call 9-1-1, according to an arrest warrant application from New Canaan Police Sgt. Peter Condos of the department’s Investigative Section. Ultimately, the father of a girl who attended the party phoned 9-1-1 himself after learning from her what was happening, Condos said in his sworn affidavit.

Two Pedestrians Struck by SUV at South and Harrison Avenues on Monday Night

An SUV struck two pedestrians at South and Harrison Avenues on Monday night, police said. New Canaan Police received a call about the incident at 6:21 p.m., according to Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. Both pedestrians were transported to Norwalk Hospital’s Emergency Room, Ferraro said in a press release. Their condition was not immediately known. At about 7:40 p.m., an accident reconstruction unit from the Darien Police Department arrived on the scene.

VIDEO: Burglars Hit Two New Canaan Homes Wednesday

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Uploaded by Michael Dinan on 2016-09-14. New Canaan Police are urging residents to take steps to safeguard their homes following two burglaries in town Wednesday afternoon. At about 12:19 p.m., two suspects forced entry into the back door of a Birchwood Avenue home, according to Lt. Jason Ferraro, NCPD’s public information officer. The break-in was caught on a video surveillance system (see video above) and the homeowner contacted police. “Upon arriving officers were unable to apprehend the suspects who fled in a white 4-door hatchback older model 2000-2007 Subaru Impreza missing a front license plate,” Ferraro said.

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police say they will run a DUI checkpoint in town during the week of Christmas. The specific date and location of the checkpoint isn’t known—the department is putting out word in order to put residents on notice to stay safe and aware during the holiday, said Police Lt. Jason Ferraro. ***

Police released additional details in the accident last Monday that saw one construction worker fall an entire story at a home that’s being built on Carter Street. The man was moving a piece of plywood when he fell through a hole in the ceiling of the partially built home, from the third to second floor, police said. ***

Officials at Town Hall are grappling with a problem involving the boilers at the newly renovated and expanded building.

Two Residential Burglaries Reported in New Canaan; $2,859 in Electronics Stolen from Old Stamford Road Home

Nearly $3,000 in electronics was stolen last week from an unlocked Old Stamford Road home, police said—one of two residential burglaries that has authorities once again urging New Canaanites to exercise caution. The Old Stamford Road incident appears to have occurred some time between 8:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report. A homeowner told police that he’d closed but not locked an exterior door that morning and when he arrived back home, noticed that it was partially open, the report said. Missing items include a flatscreen TV, iMac, Playstation 4, Apple TV, hard drive, iPod Touch and Dell computer screen—about $2,859 worth of electronics, the report said.