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.
Police on Sept 20 arrested a 20-year-old Stamford man and charged him with sixth-degree larceny. At about 7:16 a.m. on that day (a Wednesday), officers responded to 16 South Ave. on a report of a theft, according to police. The address is the location of the Mobil station. Under state law, sixth-degree larceny occurs when a person steals something worth $500 or less.
The New Canaan Police Department held a ceremony at Town Hall on Wednesday to mark the promotions of three of its officers—Lt. Aaron LaTourette, Sgt. Daniel Guilino, and Sgt. George Caponera. Hosted by Chief John DiFederico, the ceremony was attended by the officers’ families, friends and fellow members of the police department. DiFederico said the ceremony was a chance to focus on the positive side of being a member of the NCPD.
Police late Sunday arrested a New Canaan man, 47, and woman, 46, involved in a domestic incident. At about 10:57 p.m. on Sept. 24, officers were dispatched to a Lakeview Avenue home on a report of dispute that involved both individuals. Following an investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charges. It’s unclear what happened, whether a third person was involved as a victim or what were the extent of that injuries.
October 8-14, 2023 is National Fire Prevention week. This year’s focus is “Cooking Safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.”
Cooking related fire is one of the most common causes of home fires (not to mention automatic alarms!). Following are a few tips on cooking safety so your meals can be as uneventful as they are delicious:
Many cooking fires occur when pots are placed on the stove to warm and then we get distracted by a phone call, a child calling or an interesting home repair show. To help avoid this set the timer for 3 – 5 minutes as a reminder to come back and check. If a pot catches fire NEVER carry the pot to the sink, outdoors, etc.
Farm Road motorists are blowing through a crosswalk with a pedestrian-activated flashing beacon near Saxe Middle School, raising serious safety concerns for the town, officials say. The crosswalk at Farm Road between Field Crest Road and Village Drive already has a “Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon” or “RRFB,” according to Public Works Director Tiger Mann.
Though the overall motorist “adherence rate” to the devices (there are six in New Canaan) is about 92 percent—a high figure—“we are having a little bit of a problem with the one at Saxe,” Mann told the Board of Selectmen at its most recent meeting. “People were running through it,” Mann said at the meeting, held Sept. 5 in Town Hall and via videoconference. “Kids will press the button and people are still running through it because they want to get through South Avenue and then through South and Farm and then get onward towards the Merritt or wherever else they need to go.