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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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25-Year-Old Monroe Man To Join New Canaan Police as Newest Officer

The New Canaan Police Department announced Wednesday that a 25-year-old Monroe man is poised to become the newest member of the force. Robert Rizzitelli, most recently employed at a Trumbull-based company that provides in-house physician recruitment and HR services for healthcare organizations, was chosen from among 79 candidates who applied for the entry-level police officer job in New Canaan, according to a press release. A Masuk High School graduate, Rizzitelli attended the University of Connecticut and Pace University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. Prior to joining MedPath as a clinical recruiter, he played one season of professional baseball for the White Sands Pupfish of the independent Pecos League, in Alamogordo, N.M.

He’s single. “Robert successfully endured an intensive testing and selection process including a written examination, physical agility testing, interview panel, polygraph, psychological evaluation, background investigation, medical testing, and Police Commission interview,” the press release said. Continue Reading →

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DUI Charge for 37-Year-Old Woman After Car Crash

Police on Monday evening arrested a 37-year-old Norwalk woman by warrant in connection with a single-car crash last month. At about 9:08 p.m. on Nov. 21 (a Tuesday), officers were dispatched to the area of 120 Parade Hill Road on a report of a motor vehicle crash, police said. An investigation revealed that the woman had skidded in the roadway for about 85 feet, struck a storm drain, traveled up an embankment, hit a tree and rolled over, finally coming to rest again in the street, according to a police report. Inside the vehicle, police found an empty beer bottle and open and partially full bottle of wine, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Police: Homeless Man, 39, Arrested After Threatening To Kill New Canaan Residents

Police on Monday morning arrested a 39-year-old homeless man by warrant after he threatened New Canaan residents by text with bodily harm and death. Keith A. Wolfe was charged with second-degree threatening and violation of a protective order. The arrest follows a police investigation and extradition from New York City Department of Corrections. At about 1:10 p.m. on Nov. 27, officers took a complaint regarding a violation of an active protective order out of Washington state, according to a police report. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Man, 55, Charged After Domestic Incident


Police before dawn Sunday arrested a 55-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with disorderly conduct. At about 2:57 a.m. on Dec. 10, officers were dispatched to a New Norwalk Road residence on a report of a domestic dispute between two occupants there, police said. Following an investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charge against the man. It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, whether or to what extent anyone was hurt or whether or how the arrested man is related to the victim. Continue Reading →

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