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Police Arrest 31-Year-Old Man Accused of Leaving Scene of Car Crash in New Canaan

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Police last week arrested a 31-year-od Norwalk man in connection with a motor vehicle accident in town two days prior. At about 8:30 p.m. on March 15, officers were dispatched to the area of Old Stamford and Talmadge Hill Roads on a report of a car crash in which one motorist fled the scene, police said. Though no injuries were reported, following an investigation, police determined that the Norwalk man was operating the vehicle in question, officials said. He turned himself in to police on charges of evading responsibility and operating without a license. He was released on $260 bond and scheduled to appear March 27 in state Superior Court in Norwalk. Continue Reading →

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Evading Charge for East Avenue Man, 33, Accused of Hitting Neighbor’s Car and Leaving Scene

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Police on Tuesday night arrested a 33-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with evading responsibility. At about 8:59 p.m. on March 21, officers were dispatched to an East Avenue home on a report of someone evading a motor vehicle crash, police said. There, officers determined that the 33-year-old had struck a neighbor’s car while backing out of the driveway, and left the scene, according to a police report. Police found him at work and took him into custody for the misdemeanor offense, the report said. He was released on $500 bond and scheduled to appear April 4 in state Superior Court in Norwalk. Continue Reading →

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Police: Charged in Domestic Incident, New Canaan Woman Violates Conditions of Release

New Canaan Police on Wednesday arrested a 42-year-old Juniper Road woman by warrant and charged her with second-degree violation of conditions of release, a misdemeanor offense. She had been charged with disorderly conduct following a domestic incident at about 2:03 p.m. on Jan. 6 at her home, according to a police report. Not four hours later, at about 5:52 p.m., police were dispatched to the residence again because the woman had violated the conditions of her release by going back there, the report said. Police then obtained a warrant for the new charge, it said. Continue Reading →

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U.S. Army Combat Veteran To Join New Canaan Police Department’s Ranks

A 9-year U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is poised to join the New Canaan Police Department as an entry-level officer. Following a 3-0 ‘yes’ vote Tuesday at the Board of Selectmen for his classification and pay, 27-year-old Owen Ochs will travel next month to train with the Connecticut Police Academy. Honorably discharged Jan. 23 from the Army as a staff sergeant who specialized in infantry, Ochs as the department’s 47th officer would bring NCPD to its full complement, according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. While serving, Ochs earned his associate’s degree in general studies from the American Military University, according to a biography supplied by police. Continue Reading →

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Police Use Fingerprint ID To Charge Juvenile in Theft of Car from Old Stamford Road

New Canaan police on Friday arrested a juvenile male by warrant in connection with the theft of a vehicle in town last September, officials said. Investigators were able to lift fingerprints from the rearview mirror of the car, which had been stolen in September from an Old Stamford Road driveway, according to a press bulletin issued by Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. Based on that evidence, police obtained a warrant to arrest a Stamford juvenile and charge him with second-degree larceny—a Class C felony offense. The keys had been left in the car overnight and doors left unlocked, Ferraro said. Police received notification of the theft at about 8:08 a.m. on Sept. Continue Reading →

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