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Reckless Driving Charge for 32-Year-Old Man After Crash on Oenoke Ridge

Police on Friday morning arrested a 32-year-old Mamaroneck, N.Y. man by warrant in connection with a single-car crash in New Canaan last month. At about 12:42 a.m. on Feb. 10, a Saturday, officers were dispatched to Oenoke Ridge Road near St. Mark’s on a report of the crash, with unknown injuries, police said. Arriving, they saw a vehicle resting in the northbound lane of Oenoke Ridge though it was facing southbound, according to a police report. Continue Reading →

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Assault, Disorderly Charges for New Canaan Woman, 34

A 34-year-old New Canaan woman was arrested Sunday night and charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. At about 7:41 p.m. on March 4, police took a complaint at department headquarters about an assault that had occurred earlier in the day at a Jelliff Mill Road home, officials said. Following an investigation, officers found the woman at her residence and charged her with the misdemeanor offenses. It wasn’t clear just how or how severely the victim was injured, whether the victim was related to the arrested woman or how or what the dispute involved. Police withheld further details, saying the incident had been classified as a domestic matter. Continue Reading →

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DUI Arrest of Local Man, 63: Open Bottle of Vodka Found in Center Console

Police on Thursday afternoon arrested a 63-year-old River Road man and charged him with driving under the influence. At about 1:41 p.m. on March 1, police received a report of a possibly intoxicated white man sitting in the driver’s seat of a red Hyundai Elantra in the Bank of America parking lot, officials said. Arriving, officers watched the man try to back out of parking space and, approaching, smelled alcohol on his breath, according to a police report. They found a large open bottle of vodka in the center console, the report said. He then failed field sobriety tests and was charged. Continue Reading →

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Tree Lands on Pickup Truck in New Canaan Friday, Injuring and Trapping Driver

A tree fell amid extreme high winds Friday and fell on a pickup truck in the area of Canoe Hill Road, officials said. The incident happened around 3 p.m., according to New Canaan Fire Chief Jack Hennessey. The tree did “significant damage” to the pickup and trapped the driver in the car, according to Hennessey. Members of the New Canaan Police Department, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and freed the trapped driver, he said. He was extricated using the jaws of life, and transported to a hospital, Hennessey said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Police: Missing 86-Year-Old Man Is Found

Update 8:33 p.m.

New Canaan Police said the man has been found and is safe. Original Story

An 86-year-old man with Alzheimer’s is missing, New Canaan Police said Wednesday night. Graham Bryan had been at Waveny Care Center for an adult day care program and never boarded a bus to return home at 3 p.m., according to a press bulletin issued by Lt. Jason Ferraro, the New Canaan Police Department’s public information officer. A resident of Norwalk, Bryan is described as 5-foot-11, 179 pounds, with gray hair. He was wearing a red jacket and brown pants. Continue Reading →

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