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

‘I Frankly Have Had It’: Commissioner Pushes for Police Access to Video Cameras at New Canaan Schools

A member of the volunteer body that oversees the Police Department said Tuesday that he wanted to reinvigorate a push for access to video cameras that monitor inside New Canaan schools. Police Commissioner Paul Foley asked for an update on “monitoring inside the schools” during the group’s regular meeting. Told by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski that “We don’t have access yet,” Foley asked, “Are we anywhere advancing that progress?”

According to Krolikowski, the superintendent of schools had promised a memo in response to one from NCPD but hadn’t produced it yet. “Could we ask him again to have a memo?” Foley said at the meeting, held in the New Canaan Police Department. “The Police Commission would like to see his memo at our next meeting. Continue Reading →

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DNA Match Leads To Arrest of 19-Year-Old Man for Theft of Car Last Year from New Canaan

Police on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old Waterbury man by warrant and charged him with first-degree larceny, a felony offense, in connection with the theft of a car last year. On March 3, 2017, authorities took a complaint of a motor vehicle stolen from a Carter Street home overnight, according to a police report. The Audi Q5 had been unlocked in the driveway with the key inside, the report said. It later was recovered by Connecticut State Police, who found the vehicle abandoned on Route 8 in Waterbury, it said. Investigators with the New Canaan Police Department traveled to the location and processed the vehicle for DNA and fingerprints, the report said. Continue Reading →

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‘I Do Not Understand’: Citing Coach’s Drug Arrest, Resident Seeks Info from Board of Ed on Allowing Police K-9 Dog in NCHS

Citing the recent arrest of a New Canaan High School coach after authorities found him to be in possession of 20 bags of heroin, a prominent resident on Monday night urged district officials to rethink their policy on K-9 sweeps at the Farm Road building. Chris Hussey told members of the Board of Education at their regular meeting (see video above at 2:30) that she learned about one year ago that in order for the New Canaan Police Department’s K-9 dog to come to the school, “they had to give the school notification.”

“I said I didn’t understand that,” Hussey said at the school board meeting, held in the Wagner Room at NCHS. “The idea, i would think, is surprise. He [Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi] was going to speak to the chief and get back to me. We never got together. Continue Reading →

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VIDEOS: Unlocked Car with Keys Inside Is Stolen from Driveway in New Canaan

New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said Tuesday that another motor vehicle had been stolen in the morning from a New Canaan driveway. The 2017 Audi A7 Premium was stolen from a Turtleback Road residence—it was unlocked with the keys inside according to Krolikowski. (See videos above and below.)

Another vehicle in the same driveway, also unlocked though its keys were not inside, was entered, though nothing was taken from it, the chief said in a press release. News of the theft comes one day after Krolikowski issued the prevention tips below because a pair of unlocked Range Rovers with keys inside had been stolen from a Valley Road driveway. Krolikowski in the past has said the thefts appear to be committed by gangs in the New Haven area. Continue Reading →

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Darien Police: New Canaan Girl, 16, Cited for Possession of Alcohol [CORRECTION]

[Editor’s Note: This article, which originally appeared on the Darienite, has been corrected to reflect what Darien Police said in an incident report.]

Darien Police on Thursday night cited a 16-year-old New Canaan girl for possession of alcohol. At about 9:24 p.m. on April 12, officers responded to the area of Allwood Road on a report of youths throwing bottles from a vehicle, police said. There, officers found a vehicle occupied by four female juveniles from New Canaan, according to a police report. The vehicle belonged to one of the passengers in the car, the report said, but she could not drive because she’d been drinking alcohol. Following an investigation, police also found that the same passenger was in possession of a backpack containing several bottles of an alcoholic beverage, it said. Continue Reading →

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