New Haven Man Arrested for Threatening Staff at Treatment Facility

A New Haven man threatened to harm a staff member at a residential treatment facility in New Canaan on Thursday night, Aug. 3, and was arrested the next day, town police said. New Canaan police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven i court:

Police were contacted by staff at the facility on Thursday. The man did not threaten to harm a specific staff member, rather just “someone” on the faculty

New Canaan Police found the man at his New Haven home, where New Haven Police temporarily took him into custody. New Canaan officers then took him into custody at about 9:30 p.m., Friday, Aug.

Danforth Drive Colonial Sells for $1.2 Million

The following property transfers were recorded last week in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

July 27

139 Thurton Drive

David Buttolph to Lakshmi Bhagavatula

July 28

674 Carter St. $3,413,750
Carter Development, LLC to William Osbourn Jr., Trustee

190 Park St., Unit #3

Michael Deleonardis to Jialu Chen

169 Summer St.

Police: Teenage Drinking Party Ends with Charges Against Two Teens

When police broke up a party with teenagers drinking alcohol, they charged the teenage host with allowing the drinking and charged a partygoer after he initially refused to open the door to the closet he was hiding in, police said. New Canaan police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

Police officers were dispatched to the area of Soundview Lane and Laurel Road, Thursday night, Aug. 3, where officers determined that the party was occurring at 538 Laurel Road, according to the police report. An 18-year-old man was hiding in a closet on the second floor of the home and refused to open the closet door at the request of investigating officers. He was charged with interfering with an officer.

Town Council Recognizes Important Work of New Canaan Historical Society, Recently Retired Director

The Town Council recently recognized the New Canaan Historical Society for its valuable work and dedication to the community. The council specifically thanked former Executive Director Janet Lindstrom, who was in attendance. At the July 19 meeting in Town Hall, Lindstrom said the nonprofit organization’s success “would not be if it were not for the great work that people do on a volunteer basis.”

Part of the Historical Society for 34 years, Lindstrom retired last year and was succeeded this past spring by Nancy Geary following an extensive search. The Historical Society will find a place for anybody who is interested in volunteering, and tasks range from conducting research to introducing people to the eight buildings that the organization manages and preserves, Lindstrom said. The 1825-built Town House, located on Oenoke Ridge Road, includes a research library that includes documents dating back to the Colonial era that anybody can use, she said.


Police Chief Reviews Successful DUI Checkpoint

New Canaan Police conducted a successful DUI checkpoint around July 4 that led to multiple arrests related to driving under the influence, drugs, and domestic violence, officials said last week. The roadblock ran from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. People were found intoxicated by the early evening hours, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said at the July 25 Police Commission meeting, held at the New Canaan Police Department. July seems to be one of the best months of the year for catching people at DUI checkpoints, he said. However, coming upon domestic violence situations at the checkpoint were unusual, according to the chief. “We got a lot of people that shouldn’t be on the road off the road and made the roads a little bit safer,” he told commissioners Stuart Sawabini, Paul Foley and Sperry DeCew at the meeting.