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Police: Evading Charge for New Canaan Man, 64


Police on Saturday night arrested a 64-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with evading responsibility. At about 8:20 p.m. on July 13, officers were dispatched to East Avenue and Route 123 on a report that a vehicle that had been operated erratically crashed into another one and left the scene, police said. A complainant gave authorities the suspect vehicle’s license plate number and direction of travel, according to a police report. Officers saw that the struck car was damaged and went to the home where the suspect vehicle was registered, the report said. There, following an investigation, police determined that the man had been driving at the time of the crash, and left the scene, it said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Man, 42, Charged with Disorderly Conduct and Assault

Police on Tuesday night arrested a 42-year-old Seminary Street man and charged him with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault on an elderly person. At about 6:55 p.m. on July 10, officers were dispatched to an East Avenue residence on a report of a dispute between two residents, police said. Following an investigation, he was charged with the misdemeanor offenses, according to a police report. Under state law, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or by offensive or disorderly conduct, annoys or interferes with another person, among other reasons. According to state law, a person is guilty of assault on an elderly person if the victim “has attained at least sixty years of age.”

Police withheld further information on this incident, classifying it as a domestic matter. Continue Reading →

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Police: Teen Fights with Mom’s Boyfriend on Gerdes Road

Police on Friday night arrested a New Canaan teen and 48-year-old Stamford man and charged each with disorderly conduct. 

At about 8:30 p.m. on June 29, officers were dispatched to a Gerdes Road home on a report of a dispute between a juvenile and his mother’s boyfriend, according to police. Following an investigation, authorities found that the 16-year-old and adult male had been in a fight in the driveway, according to a police report. Both had scrapes and abrasions, the report said. They did not need or refused medical attention. The minor’s case was referred to the Juvenile Matters Division of state Superior Court. Continue Reading →

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Single-Car Crash into Utility Pole Closes Part of Silvermine Road Sunday

Police closed Silvermine Road between Little Brook Road and Carter Street late Sunday morning after a car crash. Emergency responders at about 10:56 a.m. responded to a single-car crash into a utility pole near 187 Silvermine Road, on the east side of the road. Eversource crews were on scene, and New Canaan Fire Department and EMTs also responded. No one was transported to a hospital. The vehicle had been traveling southbound, fire officials say. Continue Reading →

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Police: Untimely Death on Old Stamford Road

Police on Wednesday morning responded to an untimely death at an Old Stamford Road home, officials said. Tipped by a third party, authorities at about 9:38 a.m. on June 26 traveled to the residence to check on the welfare of a person there, according to a press release issued by Lt. Jason Ferraro, public information officer of the New Canaan Police Department. There, they found an unresponsive person and called in the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps to provide aid, Ferraro said in the release. “The attempts to revive the individual were not successful and the individual was pronounced by a medic from Norwalk Hospital,” he said. Ferraro called the incident “isolated” and said “no issue of public safety exists.”

It isn’t clear who died, whether the deceased is male or female or what age the person is, what was the manner of death or whether the individual left a note. Continue Reading →

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