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Police: Man Who Took Photos, Videos under Women’s Skirts Faces 12 Counts of Felony Voyeurism

Police on Wednesday night arrested a 37-year-old Norwalk man on a felony voyeurism charge following a nearly three-month investigation. Patrick Bowdoin of Fairfield Avenue is accused of using his cellphone to take photographs and videos of women under their skirts without their knowledge or consent, according to a police report. Police launched an investigation in December after a victim contacted the department, the report said. The police department obtained a warrant that included multiple forensic exams and searches of cellphones and computers that Bowdoin owned, it said. Ultimately, police identified 12 incidents of voyeurism that took place in New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Police ID Teen Who Tried To Pass Fake $100 Bill at Elm Street Shop

Police on Monday arrested a 16-year-old Bronx, N.Y. male by warrant and charged him with first-degree forgery. He’s accused of trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a retail shop on Elm Street in January, according to a police report. At about 1:57 p.m. on Jan. 5., he handed the bill to a store clerk who used a pen to determine that it was fake, according to the report. The clerk said the bill also looked fake, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Drunk Driving Charge for 27-Year-Old with Beer, Whiskey Up Front


Police on Friday night charged a 27-year-old Stamford man with driving under the influence. At about 9:41 p.m. on March 9, an officer on patrol saw a car traveling northbound on Ponus Ridge run the stop sign at Frogtown Road, according to a police report. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath during a subsequent stop, the report said, and saw a can of Fosters beer in the center console and bottle of Jim Beam on the passenger seat. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI. He refused to undergo a blood-alcohol content test, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Reckless Driving Charge for 32-Year-Old Man After Crash on Oenoke Ridge

Police on Friday morning arrested a 32-year-old Mamaroneck, N.Y. man by warrant in connection with a single-car crash in New Canaan last month. At about 12:42 a.m. on Feb. 10, a Saturday, officers were dispatched to Oenoke Ridge Road near St. Mark’s on a report of the crash, with unknown injuries, police said. Arriving, they saw a vehicle resting in the northbound lane of Oenoke Ridge though it was facing southbound, according to a police report. Continue Reading →

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Assault, Disorderly Charges for New Canaan Woman, 34

A 34-year-old New Canaan woman was arrested Sunday night and charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. At about 7:41 p.m. on March 4, police took a complaint at department headquarters about an assault that had occurred earlier in the day at a Jelliff Mill Road home, officials said. Following an investigation, officers found the woman at her residence and charged her with the misdemeanor offenses. It wasn’t clear just how or how severely the victim was injured, whether the victim was related to the arrested woman or how or what the dispute involved. Police withheld further details, saying the incident had been classified as a domestic matter. Continue Reading →

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