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FTA Charge for New Canaan Man

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Police on Tuesday morning arrested a 48-year-old New Canaan man by warrant and charged with second-degree failure to appear. At 8:14 a.m. on April 25, officers took custody of the man at his Hillside Avenue home on an active paperless re-arrest warrant that stemmed from motor vehicle charges last January. The man had been cited for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding on Jan. 3, 2015, and failed to pay or plead to his summons for the infraction offenses. He was transported to headquarters, processed for the new charge and released on $500 bond. Continue Reading →

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Police Arrest 35-Year-Old Man for Drunk Driving, Nearly Crashing with Four Young Children in Vehicle

Police on Friday night arrested a 35-year-old Bridgeport man who nearly crashed his car with several children in the vehicle. At about 8:08 p.m. on April 21, officers were dispatched to New Norwalk Road on a report of an erratic driver who had nearly caused several head-on collisions, according to a police report. Those who saw the vehicle also told police they saw several children inside who were not strapped in by seatbelts or car seats, the report said. Police stopped the car on Heritage Hill Road, it said. On speaking with the driver, officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and saw four children unrestrained within the vehicle, ages 1, 3, 5 and 6, police said. Continue Reading →

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DUI for 61-Year-Old Man Stopped for Speeding on Route 123

Police on Friday evening arrested a 61-year-old Ridgefield man and charged him with driving under the influence. At about 4:47 p.m. on April 21, an officer on patrol spotted a motorist traveling southbound on Smith Ridge Road attempting to pass a vehicle ahead by pulling into the northbound lane and then quickly returning to the proper lane of travel, according to a police report. The officer followed the car and clocked it as traveling at 65 mph in a 45 mph zone, the report said. During a subsequent stop, the officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath. He failed field sobriety tests and declined to undergo a blood-alcohol test, the report said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Teen Charged with Misdemeanor Harassment, Assault

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Police on Friday night arrested a 19-year-old New Canaan man by warrant following a complaint that he had violated the terms of a protective order. At about 1:35 p.m. on April 21, officers received a complaint that the teen had violated restrictions that include not contacting the victim in person, in writing, by electronic communications or phone, according to a police report. The victim told police that the teen had contacted him or her multiple times, including in person, the report said. Police obtained a warrant, traveled to the teen’s Hillcrest Road home and arrested him in the Norwalk Hospital emergency room, it said. He was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree harassment, third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful restraint. Continue Reading →

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Police: Driver Who Caused Power Outage May Have Fallen Asleep at the Wheel

The motorist who snapped the stabilizing wire on a Smith Ridge Road utility pole on Sunday afternoon, triggering a major power outage in New Canaan, is a 50-year-old Greenwich man who may have fallen asleep at the wheel, officials say. At about 4:44 p.m., New Canaan Police were dispatched to the area of 364 Smith Ridge Road on a report that a vehicle had traveled off of the roadway, crashing into a rock wall and striking the guy-wire, according to a police report. The man had been traveling southbound on Route 123 and couldn’t recall why he traveled off of the roadway other than he may have fallen asleep while driving, the report said. His car could be seen at rest in Hannan Field near Twin Pond Lane on Sunday evening. No other vehicles were involved and the man was not seriously hurt, officials said. Continue Reading →

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