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Op-Ed: Police Chief Reflects on Veterans Day

Dear Editor:

Every day the men and women of the New Canaan Police Department protect and serve our town with great distinction. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we honor those who pledged to protect and serve our great country—our Veterans. Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the U.S. Military. I want to recognize the following Department members who have served in our military and continue to serve our town:

Commissioner Sperry DeCew-U.S. Army
Bill Ferri-U.S. Army
Jim George-U.S. Army
Aaron LaTourette-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Geoff Lambert- U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Roy Adams-Connecticut Army National Guard
Officer Bryan Connolly-U.S. Coast Guard
Officer Rex Sprosta-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Matt Marzano-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Chris Dewey-U.S. Army and New York Army National Guard
Officer Stephan Tam-U.S. Army National Guard
Officer David Rivera-U.S. Air Force
Officer Matthew Blank- Connecticut Army National Guard
Officer Own Ochs- U.S. Army

Often our officers are not adequately recognized for the great work they do every day. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: Multiple Cars—Unlocked, Keys Inside—Reported Stolen from New Canaan Homes Over Weekend


Residents over the weekend reported early-morning thefts of multiple motor vehicles from New Canaan homes, according to police, crimes that authorities have tied to suspected gang members from Waterbury. On Saturday, the New Canaan Police Department received a complaint about two vehicles—a 2017 Mercedes E400 and 2017 Acura RDX—stolen from the driveway of a Forest Street home, according to Chief Leon Krolikowski. Both of those vehicles were later recovered in Waterbury, he said in a press release. The following day, a 2015 Infiniti QX60 was reported stolen from a Weed Street driveway, the police chief said. In all cases, the vehicles were unlocked with the keys inside, he said. Continue Reading →

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Police: Man Involved in Waveny Incident Has Identified Himself, Criminal Charges To Come

Police said Thursday that the man suspected of approaching a female jogger at Waveny one evening this week and making “inappropriate remarks” to her came to department headquarters to admit his involvement in the incident. The man “provided specific details as to what took place, confirming he was in fact the suspect,” according to a press bulletin issued by Police Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. “This investigation is still ongoing in terms of determining appropriate charges and completing the appropriate paperwork to make an arrest,” Ferraro said in a press release. “However at this time we feel this was an isolated incident and that the person responsible has been identified. Once an arrest is made further information will be released including the identity of the suspect.”

It isn’t clear just what the man said to the woman, though it alarmed her, according to information police put out earlier in the week as they searched for a suspect. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Woman, 56, Charged in Theft from Local Eatery


Police on Wednesday night arrested a 56-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant and charged her with sixth-degree larceny. At about 8:16 p.m. on Oct. 25, police responded to the area of Park and Cherry Streets on a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident with no injuries, officials said. On checking each motorist’s records, officers found that one of those involved, a Millport Avenue woman, had an active arrest out in connection with a larceny last month, according to a police report. The Sept. Continue Reading →

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Police: Norwalk Man, 37, Arrested After Taking Money for Work He Didn’t Do

Police last week arrested a 37-year-old Norwalk man by warrant for taking money for work at a New Canaan home that he never completed. Jose Bernardo Ruiz, of Cedar Street, was charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, a felony offense. On April 5, a resident wrote checks to Ruiz totaling $12,915 to complete plumbing and carpentry work at a local home, according to a police work. Ruiz cashed those checks but didn’t do the work, the report said. On Oct. Continue Reading →

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