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Police Arrest Second Suspect in Theft of 15 Cellphones from Radio Shack

Police on Wednesday morning arrested a 31-year-old Bridgeport woman by warrant in connection with the theft of 15 cellphones last month from a shop in downtown New Canaan. At about 10:19 a.m. on Jan. 20, officers were dispatched to Radio Shack at 94 Park St. on a report of the theft—a haul worth about $8,566.59, according to a police report. Authorities last weekend brought a felony-level charge against a 22-year-old New Canaan man wanted for the crime. Continue Reading →

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Disorderly Charge for New Canaan Man after 9-1-1 Hang-up

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Police on Saturday night arrested a 56-year-old New Canaan man after investigating why someone at his home had phoned 9-1-1 and then hung up. At about 6:56 p.m. on Feb. 18, officers got word of the call, made from a residence on Oak Street, according to a police report. Police contacted the residents there and, as a result of an investigation, charged the man with disorderly conduct. It isn’t clear what prompted the misdemeanor charge, whether or how the arrested man is related to the victim, whether he is accused of interfering with the 9-1-1 call or whether the dispute that led to his arrest was verbal, physical or both. Continue Reading →

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Felony Larceny Charge for New Canaan Man, 22, After Theft of $8,566 of Cell Phones from Radio Shack

Police on Saturday afternoon arrested a 22-year-old New Canaan man by warrant in connection with the theft last month of 15 cellphones from a local business. At about 10:19 a.m. on Jan. 20, officers were dispatched to Radio Shack on Park Street on a report of the larceny, according to a police report. The devices were worth a combined $8,566, the report said. Following an investigation, police obtained a warrant for the arrest of an East Hills Drive man on charges of third-degree larceny, a felony offense, and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny. Continue Reading →

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DUI Charge for New Canaan Man, 24, Who Flees Police and Crashes Car

Police after midnight Sunday arrested a 24-year-old New Canaan man who crashed his car while fleeing police on Route 123. At about 12:25 a.m. on Feb. 19, an officer clocked at 60 mph a vehicle traveling southbound on New Norwalk Road in a 45 mph zone, according to a police report. The officer pursued the vehicle to pull it over, but the driver disobeyed the signal to stop, the report said. Then the motorist tried to turn left onto Carter Street and crashed into a car traveling northbound on New Norwalk Road, it said. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Firefighters Respond to Upper-Story Fire at River Street Home on Friday Afternoon

New Canaan firefighters on Friday afternoon responded to a structure fire in the upper story of a River Street duplex. Smoke wafted from an attic ventilation grate and opened window of the fire at 6 River St., the northern half of a duplex at the corner of Brushy Ridge Road. An occupant of the 1970-built duplex phoned 9-1-1 at about 1:46 p.m. to report the fire, according to officials on scene. No one was hurt and it wasn’t immediately clear what started the fire, officials said. In addition to the New Canaan Fire Department, New Canaan Police Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, responding units include those from the Wilton, Norwalk and Vista, N.Y.

Firefighters arriving on scene saw smoke pushing out of what was discovered to be a very small attic space at the home, which tax records show to have hardwood floors and a wood shingle exterior. Continue Reading →

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