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

Drug Charge for 23-Year-Old Stamford Man

Police after midnight Saturday arrested a 23-year-old Stamford man on a drug charge after finding packaged cocaine in his car. At about 12:23 a.m. on Sept. 23, an officer on patrol stopped a 2002 Audi that failed to dim its high beams while traveling westbound on Cherry Street, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, police found a small amount of marijuana as well as individually packaged baggies of cocaine in the vehicle, the report said. Police charged the man with sale of certain drugs and cited him for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana. Continue Reading →

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Police: 30-Year-Old Man Failed To Pay for Tow to Gulf Station in New Canaan

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Police on Friday arrested a 30-year-old on a misdemeanor larceny charge after he drove his car away from a service station downtown without paying the fee for its tow. At about 1 p.m. on Sept. 22, officers were dispatched to the Gulf at 36 South Ave., police said. There, they learned that that the man owed $254 in fees for the tow and told employees at the Gulf that he’d return in two hours to pay, then left, according to a police report. Norwalk police found the man and took him into custody for New Canaan police on a sixth-degree larceny charge, the report said. Continue Reading →

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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

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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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