Joe Farenga

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Positive Feedback for Re-Launched New Canaan Police Motorcycle Program

Patrol officer productivity on the New Canaan Police Department’s motorcycle in some ways has been greater than in regular cruisers in the past year, officials say. Sgt. Scott Romano told members of the Police Commission at a recent meeting that on the motorcycle he has “the ability to be a little less conspicuous when doing enforcement, and it is easier for me to sit in certain areas.”

“One of the ones before tonight was Silvermine and Valley Road,” Romano told members of the commission at their July 25 meeting, held at the department’s South Avenue headquarters. “I can tuck in and sit in driveways where definitely a patrol car can’t, and so I have the ability to view the trouble areas and take enforcement action as needed. So it certainly works better for those things than a patrol vehicle.”

The feedback from Romano—a 20-year NCPD veteran who was promoted Aug. Continue Reading →

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Police Safely Locate, Return 79-Year-Old Missing Man Home To Thurton Drive

Police say they tracked and located a 79-year-old man Thurton Road reported missing Saturday night using special equipment supplied by a Port St. Lucie, Fla.-based nonprofit organization. At about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5, New Canaan police received a report that the man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, had been missing for 15 minutes, according to a press release issued by Lt. Carol Ogrinc.

“The man is a Project Lifesaver client and was wearing a transmitter,” Ogrinc said. “Officers trained to use Project Lifesaver tracking equipment responded and the search started from the missing man’s residence.”

The search was led by Officer Dan Gulino and Sgt. Continue Reading →

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