Police Report Details ‘Football Gate’-Marked Cash Bundles Found in Office of Former Assistant to NCHS Athletic Director  [CORRECTED]

District officials declined to pursue a criminal case against a former assistant to the New Canaan High School athletic director even after more than $1,500 in cash was found in her office in bundles labeled ‘Football Gate’ from games that had taken place several months earlier, records show. The cash, found in $20 bill bundles labeled ‘Football Gate 11-6-[15]’ ($1,060) and ‘Football Gate 11-13-15’ ($500), were found in Anne Tomaselli’s office at NCHS after she’d been put on administrative leave in March 2016 for failing to report overpayments made by the district into her direct deposit account totaling more than $30,000, according to a police report. “Tomaselli did work the ticket stand during football games and was in charge of all cash coming in to pay for tickets,” Police Sgt. Peter Condos, a detective, said in an incident report at the time of the investigation, obtained by NewCanaanite.com through a formal request. “There are also allegations that she paid her workers in cash directly from the gate receipts, which is a clear violation of school policy, according to [Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan] Luizzi,” Condos wrote in a March 18, 2016 incident report. 

Condos added: “Many questions initially arise from this discovered football gate money: Why was it in her office?

‘I Don’t Want Cops in My House’: Interfering Charge for New Canaan Man, 59, in Oenoke Ridge Underage Drinking Party Case; Felony Charge for Teenage Son [UPDATED]

[Note: This article has been updated since charges against the teen have been dropped.]

A 17-year-old boy lay seriously injured and unconscious for nearly 40 minutes in the basement of an Oenoke Ridge Road home, bleeding from his ear, before emergency responders were called, partly because the father of the teen who was hosting the underage drinking party where he’d fallen insisted that nobody phone police about it, officials say. Douglas Knight, 59, on Thursday turned himself in on the misdemeanor charge of interfering with an emergency call in connection with the March 25 party, according to a police report. Though the Knight parents were not at home that Saturday night, they kept the injured boy’s parents in the dark about his injuries for a critical period of time and instructed their own son as well as others in the house not to call 9-1-1, according to an arrest warrant application from New Canaan Police Sgt. Peter Condos of the department’s Investigative Section. Ultimately, the father of a girl who attended the party phoned 9-1-1 himself after learning from her what was happening, Condos said in his sworn affidavit.