Public Safety

Arrests and investigations out of the New Canaan Police Department as well as coverage of activity from New Canaan Fire Co. No. 1, including capital projects, staff promotions and work with community groups. We post tips and services from the New Canaan Fire Marshal as well as community events that involve police, fire and paramedics, such as the annaul Fishing Derby, talks at venues such as New Canaan Library and bulletins from officials in each organization.

Recent Articles

New Canaan Police Charge 27-Year-Old in Connection with 2015 Home Burglary

Police on Tuesday morning arrested a 27-year-old Bridgeport man in connection with the theft nearly two years ago of $32,000 in jewelry from a New Canaan home. Joseph Martinez of East Main St. was charged with first-degree larceny and third-degree burglary. On Oct. 21, 2015, officers responded to a Snowberry Lane home on a report of a burglary with forced entry, police said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Man, 23, Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ To Charges Following Local Boy’s Drowning at Chelsea Piers

The 23-year-old New Canaan man charged in connection with the nonfatal drowning last month of a local boy at Chelsea Piers in Stamford pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Zachary Stein, wearing a dark suit, light blue shirt and striped tie, stood by silently in state Superior Court in Stamford as his attorney, Stamford-based Mark Sherman, entered the plea before Judge John Blawie in an unusually packed courtroom. A lifeguard at Chelsea Piers at the time of the Aug. 3 incident, Stein faces a felony charge of risk of injury to a minor as well as reckless endangerment. In comments made following the arraignment, Sherman said his client is grateful for the support he has received from fellow lifeguards and first responders. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Woman, 30, Charged with Disorderly Conduct


Police on Sept. 8 arrested a 30-year-old New Canaan woman following a domestic dispute. At about 10:30 a.m. on that Friday, police received a complaint from the victim in a dispute that had occurred in an Avalon Drive residence, officials said. Police conducted an investigation and, as a result, charged the New Canaan woman with disorderly conduct. It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, whether or how the victim and arrested woman are related or what prompted police to bring the misdemeanor charge. Continue Reading →

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Police: Home Health Care Worker Arrested After Stealing Nearly $3,000 from New Canaan Resident

Police on Friday afternoon arrested a 33-year-old Bronx, N.Y. woman by warrant in connection with the theft of nearly $3,000 from a New Canaan resident. On Aug. 17, 2016, police received a complaint about missing checks and money from a bank account, officials said. Through an investigation, authorities determined that the Bronx woman had worked as a healthcare worker at the victim’s residence and that on multiple occasions last year she’d used a credit card without authorization and also signed checks in the victim’s name, according to a police report. In all, the victim lost about $2,000 in checks and $867 in credit card charges, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Police Arrest Local Worker for ID Theft, Larceny

Police last week arrested a 29-year-old Bridgeport man by warrant and charged him with second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree larceny. On Aug. 2 and 22, police said, NCPD received complaints regarding identity thefts involving patients at a residential treatment facility located in New Canaan. An employee at the facility emerged as a suspect in what amounted to a more than $2,500 total loss for both victims, according to a police report. New Canaan Police investigators identified the Bridgeport man as an employee there at the time of both thefts, the report said. Continue Reading →

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