Police Bring Sexual Assault Charges Against Valley Road Attacker [UPDATED]

[Note: this article was updated at 1:35 p.m. Thursday with specifics of the charges brought by police.]

New Canaan Police on Wednesday brought additional charges against a Norwalk man arrested in May for attempted murder in what authorities called a “random” assault on Valley Road. Mynor Romeo Alvarado-Canahui of 37 Woodward Ave., Apt. A2, was also charged at the time with first-degree assault and first-degree kidnapping after striking a woman with his car as she walked on Valley Road and then, after he was unable to put her into the rear of his vehicle, trying to drown her, according to police. At 10:15 a.m. Thursday, police brought charges of criminal attempt to commit first-degree sexual assault and criminal attempt at first-degree aggravated sexual assault. Already held at Bridgeport Correctional Facility, Alvarado-Canahui has had an additional $1 million added to his bond (already set at $750,000). 

He hasn’t pleaded to the charges and is scheduled to appear Dec. 8 in state Superior Court, according to Connecticut Judicial Branch records.

Warrant Details Alleged Neglect by New Canaan Mom; Lawyer Questions Police Chief’s Involvement

A New Canaan mom on a Friday last month stuck her finger down one of her children’s throats four or five times, inducing the juvenile to throw up blood after ingesting one of her pills, according to an arrest warrant application. 
Captured on a housemaid’s audio recording whose handling as key evidence is being questioned by a lawyer for the Briscoe Road woman, the incident led to the Sept. 25 arrest of both mother and father on felony charges. In the recording, the child is “crying, coughing and making gag-like vomiting sounds,” according to the affidavit of New Canaan Police Officer Nick Falbo. His testimony forms the basis for an arrest warrant application, signed by the state’s attorney and a judge, charging Paxton and Tina Kinol with risk of injury. Relatives identified the Kinols as the voices of a man and woman in the audio recording, one of two that New Canaan’s police chief sent to investigators on Sept.

Police: SUV Stolen, Multiple Vehicles Entered 

Police say an unlocked SUV with its keys inside was reported stolen last Friday from a Valley Road driveway. 

The theft, in the early morning hours of Oct. 16, is the latest in a string of similar crimes that are up steeply in 2020. In August, three cars—unlocked with their keys in them—were stolen from New Canaan residences in a 48-hour period. The vehicle stolen last week was recovered in Stratford, according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. “In addition this stolen vehicle, over this past weekend, multiple unlocked vehicles were entered,” the chief said in a press release.

Police: 40 New Canaan Mailboxes Hit Early Sunday

Police say thieves rifled through dozens of New Canaan mailboxes early Sunday, opening 14 on Main Street and 25 on White Oak Shade Road while stealing mail and a package from a mailbox on Nursery Road. 

At about 6 a.m. on Oct. 18, police following up on a report of a residential mailbox that had been entered on White Oak Shade found others that had been opened, and while nothing immediately was known to be stolen from those, “The theft of mail often leads to financial crimes and identity theft,” Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release. “We urge all residents to bring sensitive mail—especially mail that contains checks—to the Post Office rather than leave in an non-secure residential mailbox,” the chief said in the press release. The report of the Nursery Road theft came in around a.m. Sunday, the chief said. News of the illegal entries comes weeks after police arrested two men accused of stealing from four mailboxes on Frogtown Road.

Disorderly Conduct Charge for New Canaan Teen

Police on Wednesday morning arrested a 19-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with disorderly conduct. At about 8:50 a.m. on Oct. 14, officers were dispatched to a New Norwalk Road home on a report of a dispute between the man and another occupant of the residence. Following an investigation, he was charged with the misdemeanor offense. It isn’t clear what the dispute involved whether it turned physical or whether or how the victim is related to the arrested man.