Stamford Man, 22, Cited for Possession of Marijuana

Police cited a 22-year-old Stamford man on a minor drug charge Sunday afternoon after finding marijuana on him during a motor vehicle stop on South Avenue. At about 3:40 p.m., police pulled him over near the intersection of South Avenue and Farm Road for appearing to speed and because he had no front license plate on his car, according to New Canaan Police Capt. Vincent DeMaio. An officer smelled an odor of pot and then found a baggie of pot during a vehicle search, DeMaio said.

Plans To Refurbish Waveny House Plantings Approved

Town officials cited the effects of a brutal winter, combined with 25 years of wear-and-tear on planting at Waveny House in moving to authorize funding for new landscaping around the cherished town-owned structure. Over the years, plants have grown to obstruct the view from the Waveny House balcony to the fields and gazebo behind it, the Board of Selectmen said at their July 7 meeting. The tipping point to action was the large number of foundational plants and holly’s which were devastated by the brutal winter, Recreation Director Steve Benko said at the meeting, held in the Training Room at the New Canaan Police Department. The measure was passed 2-0 by First Selectman Rob Mallozzi and board member Beth Jones. Selectman Nick Williams did not attend the meeting.

$3,000 in Electronics Stolen from Maple Street Home in Early Morning Burglary

A Maple Street family told police that somebody entered and embezzled their home through an unlocked back door before dawn on Saturday. The family had asleep in a bedroom with an air conditioner that masked noise, and some time in the early hours of the morning, two iPhones and two laptops were taken from the kitchen, according to a police report. Police are gathering serial numbers of the missing items and notifying companies to be on lookout for them, the report said. The combined value of the missing items is approximately $3000, the report said. ***

Police on July 4 arrested a 52-year-old South Salem N.Y. man by warrant and charged him with second-degree failure to appear.

Police: Man, 49, in Critical Condition after Single-Car Crash on Smith Ridge Road

A 49-year-old South Salem, N.Y. man is in critical condition after crashing his car just after midnight Sunday in northern New Canaan, police said. The man suffered life-threatening injuries when, traveling northbound on Route 123/Smith Ridge Road, he struck the median at North Wilton Road, crossed into the oncoming traffic lane and came to a stop in the area of 866 Smith Ridge Road, according to Sgt. Peter Condos of the New Canaan Police Department. Residents in the area phoned 9-1-1 after they heard the sound of screeching tires followed by a loud crash, Condos said. It isn’t clear at what speed the man was traveling or whether substances played a factor, police said.

‘A Very Good Dog’: Police Department’s New K-9, Apollo, Makes Waveny Debut

New Canaan’s first K-9 Police dog in more than two years started his patrol on our nation’s birthday on Saturday, at the 35th annual Family Fourth celebration at Waveny. Apollo, a full-breed German Shepherd dog, has been with his partner, Officer David Rivera for 2.5 months, and lives with Rivera at his house. He is cross-trained as a patrol dog who also has a narcotics certification, the police officer said. Apollo will assist police in finding missing items, persons, and also locating narcotics. “His ability to find people, I would say, is the best tool that is going to be brought to the town,” said Officer Rivera.