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57-Year-Old Man Charged with Criminal Violation of a Protective Order

Police on Friday night arrested a 57-year-old Wilton man and charged him with criminal violation of a restraining order. 

At about 10:10 p.m., officers took a complaint from a victim regarding an incident that had occurred earlier in the day, in which the man violated a restraining order, according to a police report. Following an investigation, police charged the man with the felony offense. They arrested him at home, the report said. He was released on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear Monday in state Superior Court in Norwalk. It isn’t clear whether or how the man is related to the victim, how long or why the restraining order is in place or which of its provisions the arrested party violated. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: Dog Gets Out, Violently Attacks Another, Gets Shot by Officer

Seeking to clear up misinformation posted to social media regarding an active investigation, New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski on Friday said an officer last weekend shot and killed a dog as it violently attacked a neighbor’s canine, threatening the victim animal’s life. According to a press release, at about 11:53 a.m. on June 16, police received a 911 call from a resident saying that her dog was under attack “by an unknown dog in her rear yard.”

“During the 911 call, the homeowner was screaming for help as she watched her dog attacked by the unknown dog,” the chief said. “Officers were sent to the residence as a priority emergency.”

There, police “saw the attacking dog biting and violently shaking the victim dog’s neck.”

“The homeowner who called 911 and a neighbor attempted to separate the two dogs by spraying water from a garden hose and using a hockey stick,” the chief said in the press release. “The unknown dog would not stop attacking.”

Fearing that the aggressor animal would attack the two women or officers, and that the victim dog would be killed, “an officer discharged his duty weapon to stop the attack.”

“The attacking dog succumbed to his injuries after being shot,” Krolikowski said. “The homeowner transported the victim dog to a local veterinarian hospital, and it is expected to survive. Continue Reading →

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Police: New Canaan Woman Arrested After Leaving 4-Year-Old Daughter in Car for Eight Minutes

Police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a 46-year-old New Canaan woman who had left her child unattended in the back seat of a motor vehicle downtown. At about 12:47 p.m. on June 19, officers were dispatched to Morse Court on a report of a 4-year-old child left in a vehicle, police said. The complainant had been walking through the parking lot there when he or she heard a child’s voice coming from the back of the vehicle, according to a police report. The child was alone and the front windows were open about three to four inches and the vehicle was turned off, the report said. The temperature outside was 85 degrees at the time, it said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Police Honor 11 at Awards Ceremony

The New Canaan Police Department on Tuesday honored six officers, four sergeants and one lieutenant in an awards ceremony in New Canaan High School’s Wagner Room. NCPD honored 11 members of the police force at an awards ceremony Tuesday night. Pictured is Capt. Andrew Walsh with Sgt. Brian Mitchell, who received the Meritorious Police Duty Award.Police Chief Leon Krolikowski presented the Lt. Stephen W Wood Officer of the Year Award to Officer Thomas Callinan. Krolikowski cited Callinan’s “self-initiative, service to the New Canaan Community, integrity and selfless service to our Department and Town” in presenting the award. Continue Reading →

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Drunk Driving Charge for Man, 58, After Two-Car Crash


Police on Monday night arrested a 58-year-old Stamford man and charged him with driving under the influence following a two-car crash on Jelliff Mill Road. At about 9:12 p.m. on June 18, officers were dispatched to Jelliff Mill Road on a report of a crash with no injuries, police said. There, they made contact with both drivers and found that the Stamford man was showing signs of impairment, according to a police report. He failed field sobriety tests, was taken into custody and refused to undergo a blood-alcohol content test, the report said. The man was additionally cited for following too closely. Continue Reading →

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