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Police: 14-Year-Old New Canaan Girl Charged after Family Dispute

Police on Wednesday evening cited a 14-year-old New Canaan girl following a family dispute. At about 5:21 p.m. on Aug. 16, officers were dispatched to a Laurel Road home on a report of the dispute, and there spoke to the victim, according to a police report. Following an investigation, the teen was issued a juvenile summons for disorderly conduct. It isn’t clear whether or how the teen is related to the victim, what the dispute involved, whether anyone was threatened or physically injured or what prompted police to bring the charge—it’s classified as a misdemeanor under state law. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: Keeping Our College Students Safe

Very soon, hundreds of New Canaan students will move to a nearby city or across the country to pursue their studies. Becoming independent almost overnight comes with certain risks and responsibilities. Street crime is on the increase in most large U.S cities. It is also growing on campuses and in small communities. No college is immune to crime. Continue Reading →

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Two Cars—Unlocked, Keys Inside—Stolen from Gower Road

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Two more vehicles—both unlocked and with the keys inside—were stolen from New Canaan last weekend, police said. The thefts occurred on Saturday on Gower Road, according to a press bulletin issued by New Canaan Police Department Chief Leon Krolikowski. One of them subsequently was used in a robbery in Bridgeport, and recovered following a police pursuit that saw five occupants taken into custody, Krolikowski said. The other stolen vehicle was recovered in Waterbury, he said. “Thus far this year, all of the vehicles stolen in our town involved unlocked vehicles with the keys were left inside,” Krolikowski said. Continue Reading →

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Man Arrested for Threatening Via Text Message

A Norwalk man was arrested Friday night after sending threatening text messages, according to police. New Canaan Police were dispatched to the lobby of headquarters at around 5:45 p.m. on Aug 11, where they took a complaint from the victim. That individual said that the male sent multiple text messages threatening harm and death to the victim and the victim’s family, which were seen by investigating officers, according to the police report. Norwalk Police found the male at his residence and took him into custody at Norwalk Police Department. He was transported to New Canaan Police Department and processed on a charge of second-degree threatening. Continue Reading →

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Police: New Canaan Woman Charged with Felony after Leaving Baby in Closed Car for About 48 Minutes

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Police on Friday arrested a 33-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant after determining that she had endangered her own infant’s health by leaving the baby in a car for about 48 minutes on a weekday afternoon last month. At about 4:03 p.m. on July 18—a Tuesday—the New Canaan Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from the woman herself, saying she returned to her SUV on Elm Street to find the 11-week-old child “screaming crying,” according to police. The call was time-stamped 4:06 p.m. on the New Canaan Police Department’s phone system, according to an arrest warrant application from Officer Matthew Blank. Following an investigation that included video surveillance footage of the car—it was parked at 81 Elm St., in front of Le Pan Quotidien—as well as copies of receipts and the woman’s own testimony, police charged her with risk of injury to a child, a felony offense. Police arriving at the scene—Blank as well as Lt. Carol Ogrinc and Sgt. Continue Reading →

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