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Motor vehicle accidents in New Canaan are down 6 percent year-over-year, the police chief reported Wednesday night, while drunk-driving arrests are down to 27 year-to-date in 2017, from 42 at the same time last year. Larcenies from vehicles are up, from 32 at this time last year to 42 in 2017, Chief Leon Krolikowski reported to members of the Police Commission, while stolen vehicles have increased from six to 13, and youth parties have doubled year-to-date, from four to eight. ***

Rob Mallozzi, for six years the first selectman of New Canaan, won convincingly in his latest contest: He was voted in unanimously as an active firefighter with the New Canaan Fire Co. Mallozzi had removed himself from that role upon assuming the town’s highest elected office in 2011. ***

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Robert Rizzitelli Sworn In as New Canaan Police Officer

Robert Rizzitelli, a 25-year-old Monroe man now on track to become the newest member of the New Canaan Police Department, was born into a family of law enforcement. The Bridgeport native’s father is a detective sergeant with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, his grandfather and uncle both served with Bridgeport Police Department and one of his cousins is with Trumbull Police Department, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Brian Mitchell, the department’s training sergeant. “His heritage has instilled in him the morals and values that are integral to this profession,” Mitchell said on Wednesday morning from the front of a room in Lapham Community Center for Rizzitelli’s swearing-in ceremony. About 30 town officials, police, media members, friends and family attended the ceremony, including First Selectman Kevin Moynihan, Selectman Kit Devereaux and Town Clerk Claudia Weber, who administered the Oath of Office. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief Issues ‘Safe Winter Driving’ Tips

Winter driving can be hazardous. However, many accidents can be prevented by following the below winter safe driving tips. The three P’s of Safe Winter Driving Are: Prepare for the trip; Protect yourself; and Prevent accidents. Prepare for the trip

Clean Off Your Car: Clean snow and ice off of your car before starting your trip. Have On Hand: Flashlight, jumper cables, abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats), shovel, snow brush and ice scraper, warning devices (like flares) and blankets. Continue Reading →

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‘The Secret You Are Keeping from Your Wife’: New Canaan Police Warn Residents About Devious Blackmailing Scam

Police are urging New Canaan men not to comply with what appears to be a creative, and highly devious, blackmailing scam where those targeted are told to pay a fee lest their wives find out about an unspecified secret. According to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, New Canaan residents recently received the snail-mailed letter and should not pay the blackmail fee it details “since it will lead to requests for more payments.”

The letter itself—printed in full below—starts out by saying “I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife.”

It continues: “More importantly, I have evidence of what you have been hiding. I won’t go into the specifics here in case your wife intercepts this, but you know what I am talking about.”

The letter-writer says the person receiving it doesn’t know him or her personally “and nobody hired me to look into you.”

“Nor did I go out looking to burn you,” the letter continues. “It’s just your bad luck that I stumbled across your misadventures while working a job around New Canaan. I then put in more time than I probably should have looking into your life. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: New Canaan Car Thieves Are Juveniles Who Joyride, Get Released After Arrests and Re-Offend

The Waterbury gang members stealing unlocked motor vehicles from local homes are nearly always juveniles—some as young as 14 years old—and often have been arrested multiple times in the past, according to New Canaan Police Department Chief Leon Krolikowski. One girl arrested in connection with the thefts in New Canaan had been charged with 53 felonies “and she was not even held, she was released,” Krolikowski told members of the Police Commission at their regular meeting last week. “The justice system lets them get arrested multiple times,” the chief said at the Nov. 15 meeting, held in the Training Room at the New Canaan Police Department. He added: “That is part of the problem with the system.”

The comments came about one week after New Canaan residents reported multiple thefts of vehicles from their homes. Continue Reading →

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