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Police Arrest New Canaan Man, 56, After He Leaves Threatening Notes at Starbucks

Police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a 56-year-old New Canaan man for leaving what appeared to be threatening notes downtown. At 10:02 a.m. on Oct. 17, officers were dispatched to Starbucks regarding three notes found on a condiment station while employees were cleaning, according to a police report. The notes caused concern for the employees and launched an investigation by police, the report said. The notes reference “Seeking revenge on this town,” “I hate 90% of you,” “I’ll haunt/stalk all of you” and other threatening thoughts, it said. Continue Reading →

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Police: New Canaan Man, 65, Charged with Evading Responsibility After Leaving Scene of Accident

Police on Thursday morning arrested a 65-year-old New Canaan man by warrant in connection with a motor vehicle collision last week. On Oct. 13, a complainant told police about a parked car struck by another vehicle on Locust Avenue, officials said. Witnesses gave the victim the license plate of the vehicle that had struck the car, according to a police report. Police used the license plate as well as video surveillance to determine that a Shady Knoll Lane man was at fault, the report said. Continue Reading →

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20-Year-Old Greenwich Man Arrested on Drug Charge

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Police on Tuesday night arrested a 20-year-old Greenwich man after finding marijuana in his car during a traffic stop. At about 8:55 p.m. on Oct. 17, an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle traveling southbound on Old Stamford Road with a defective marker light, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer saw a glass jar containing marijuana in plain view in the center console, the report said. Police charged the man with possession of a controlled substance, use and possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to sell or dispense. Continue Reading →

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DUI Charge for Ridgefield Man Driving at Twice Legal Limit in Silvermine Road Crash

Police last week arrested a 22-year-old Ridgefield man by warrant and charged him with driving under the influence. At about 4:38 a.m. on Aug. 20, the man was involved in a car crash on Silvermine Road, striking a tree on the straightaway between Canoe Hill and Little Brook Roads, according to police. He was transported by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Norwalk Hospital’s emergency room and a search warrant was obtained to determine his blood-alcohol level, the report said. It came back with a level of .16, twice the legal limit, it said. Continue Reading →

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Police Charge 54-Year-Old Woman with DUI

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Police on Sunday night arrested a 54-year-old Westchester County, N.Y. woman late Sunday and charged her with driving under the influence. At about 11:43 p.m. on Oct. 8, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle traveling northbound on New Norwalk Road that failed to stay in the established lane, according to a police report. The vehicle crossed the double-yellow line into the oncoming traffic lane and then veered back and crossed the white fog lane, traveling on the shoulder of the northbound side, the report said. During a subsequent stop, the officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath, it said. Continue Reading →

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