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Police at 6:20 p.m. on May 17 received a report of a motor vehicle “keyed” in the parking lot behind Athletic Shoe Factory on Forest Street. Authorities have no suspects and the case is closed, police said. ***

There’s still time: New Canaan High School Theatre’s final show of the season, “Disaster!”—described as “Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films”—is showing at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27. Ticket info here. ***

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Podcast: The Gracie Fund for Pediatric Cancer

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in iTunes), we talk to New Canaan’s Chris Falsetta about the Gracie Fund for Pediatric Cancer. Founded by the Falsetta family following a recent diagnosis of leukemia in their 12-year-old daughter, the Gracie Fund is the designated beneficiary for this year’s New Canaan Combine, a fun athletic competition between the New Canaan Police and Fire Departments, as well as community members of all ages. The Combine is scheduled for Oct. 1 (here’s a signup form to volunteer at the event and here’s information on how to sponsor and join a team—click here to contribute directly). Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Risk of Injury Charge for 42-Year-Old Man

Police on Monday arrested a 42-year-old Norwalk man by warrant and charged him with two counts of risk of injury to a child, a felony offense, and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from an investigation that authorities launched in March, according to a police report. Under state law, a person is guilty of risk of injury to a child if he or she “willfully or unlawfully causes or permits any child under the age of sixteen years to be placed in such a situation that the life or limb of such child is endangered, the health of such child is likely to be injured or the morals of such child are likely to be impaired, or does any act likely to impair the health or morals of any such child,” or “has contact with the intimate parts … of a child under the age of sixteen years or subjects a child under sixteen years of age to contact with the intimate parts of such person, in a sexual and indecent manner likely to impair the health or morals of such child,” among other reasons.  

It’s unclear what led to the charges in this case. Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter. The man turned himself in to police at about 11:45 a.m. on May 22. 

He was released on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear May 23 in state Superior Court.


DUI Charge for New Canaan Man, 56

Police after midnight Sunday arrested a 56-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with driving under the influence. At about 1:32 a.m. on May 21, officers responded to the area of Marvin Ridge and Nursery Roads on a report of a single-car crash, police said. 

The vehicle had left the roadway and struck an embankment, according to a police report. Police identified the New Canaan man, a Weeburn Drive resident, as the driver, and found signs of impairment and smelled alcohol on him during a subsequent interview, the report said. The man was unable to complete field sobriety tests, it said, and police transported him to headquarters where they brought the misdemeanor DUI charge. There, the man refused to provide a breath sample to establish his blood-alcohol level, police said.