Police: Drug Charge for 24-Year-Old Man

Police on Monday night arrested a 24-year-old Greenwich man on a drug charge after stopping him for speeding on the Merritt Parkway. At about 10:06 p.m. on Jan. 14, an officer traveling northbound on the parkway en route to a call for service noted the speeding motorist, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer smelled marijuana in the man’s vehicle, the report said. The officer during an investigation found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, it said.

Police: DUI Charge for Wilton Man, 46, Found Asleep at the Wheel 

Police on Sunday evening arrested a 46-year-old Wilton man and charged him with driving under the influence. 

At about 4:26 p.m. on Jan. 13, officers were dispatched to the area of Hoyt Street and East Avenue on a report of a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the driver slouched over the wheel, police said. Arriving, officers found the man in the driver’s seat with the engine running, according to a police report. 

For a time, the man remained asleep even after officers tried him to wake him up, the report said. Eventually, he did wake up and the officers smelled alcohol on his breath, it said. As a result of field sobriety tests, police brought the misdemeanor charge, it said.

First Selectman: New Police Station at Saxe Baseball Diamond Proposed

New Canaan may consider building a new police station on the Saxe Middle School baseball diamond adjacent to the YMCA, according to the town’s highest elected official. The possibility for a new police headquarters there for an estimated $16 million represents a third option, according to First Selectman Kevin Moynihan, behind renovating the existing New Canaan Police Department for about $10 million or moving the agency out of South Avenue and into a commercial building downtown. “The only problem with a new building is where do you put it on town land? And that has been identified as most likely prospect for building on town land,” Moynihan said during a press briefing Thursday in his office at Town Hall. The idea was floated by former Police Commissioner Stuart Sawabini, Moynihan said.

Police: New Canaan Woman, 53, Found Drinking While Driving on Elm Street on New Year’s Eve

Police on New Year’s Eve arrested a 53-year-old Richmond Hill Road woman and charged her with driving under the influence. 

At about 9:27 p.m. on Dec. 31, an officer on patrol saw her drinking from a green bottle while driving on Elm Street, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer found her to be drinking an alcoholic beverage while driving the car, the report said. The woman failed field sobriety tests, it said. She refused to undergo a test to establish her blood-alcohol level.

New Canaan Woman, 56, Arrested after Report of Christmas Day Domestic Dispute 

Police on Wednesday arrested a 56-year-old New Canaan woman following a domestic incident at her home. At about 7:29 p.m. on Dec. 25, officers took a complaint in the lobby of the department’s headquarters of an incident involving two occupants of a Pastures Lane home, police said. Following an investigation, police charged the woman with disorderly conduct. 

It isn’t clear whether or how she’s related to the victim, what the argument dispute between the two involved, just what happened or what was the extent of the victim’s injuries. Police withheld details.