Police Cite Canoe Hill Road Woman After Two Dog-Biting Incidents

Police last month cited a Canoe Hill Road woman for two counts of nuisance dog after her Australian cattle dogs bit a UPS deliveryman multiple times on the arms, sending him to an urgent care facility. One of the dogs, a two-year-old named “George” (the other one is “Lenny”) already had bitten a passing neighbor the month before, after his vaccination for rabies had expired, according to police reports obtained by NewCanaanite.com through public records requests. The dogs first came on the radar of police Sept. 2, when a Canoe Hill Road neighbor phoned police that she found a dog roaming her property and “acting aggressively toward her,” according to an incident report from Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm. The neighbor heard a someone calling out “George” and at that time the dog left, the report said.

Police Chief: Jeep Stolen from Driveway on Richmond Hill Road

Police say a Jeep was stolen last week from a driveway on Richmond Hill Road while other vehicles in the area appeared to have been illegally entered and rummaged through. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee had been locked with its key fob inside the home, according to a press release issued by New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. It last was seen parked at the residence at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday and reported stolen the following day, the chief said. An unlocked vehicle on Marshall Ridge Road also was entered, and a set of Apple AirPods and a phone charger were reported stolen from it, according to Krolikowski. Other vehicles on Richmond Hill Road, and on Southwood Drive, also appear to have been entered and rummaged through, he said.

Man, 31, Charged with Criminal Violation of a Protective Order

Police last week arrested a 31-year-old Trumbull man and charged him with violation of a criminal protective order. At about 8:33 p.m. on Nov. 18, officers were dispatched to a Millport Avenue residence regarding a domestic dispute between the man and another person at the home, according to a police report. Following an investigation, police took the man into custody on charges of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, as well as the felony offense for violating a standing protective order during the incident, the report said. 

He was taken to police headquarters and held on $50,000 bond. 

It isn’t clear what gave rise to the protective order, whether or how the man is related to the victim or how he violated its terms. Police withheld details, saying it was a domestic matter. According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, the man had been arrested in 2016 by Danbury police and charged with second-degree criminal trespass.

Rule-Breakers Prompt Town To Install New Sign at Dog Park Regarding Prohibition on Young Children

Saying some of those who use the dog run at Waveny are breaking a rule that prohibits young children from entering the fenced-in area, officials are planning to install an even more explicit sign there. This wording already appears on a “Rules of the Dog Park” sign outside Spencer’s Run: “Children under five are prohibited from entering Spencer’s Run—no exceptions. This is for the protection of the children.”

Yet recently, Parks & Recreation Commissioner George Benington said, when he’s gone to the popular dog run “there have been some not-so-bright adults who have been bringing in some of their toddlers.”

Addressing the full Commission during its Nov. 10 meeting, Benington asked whether a dedicated sign saying “No children under the age of five” could be posted at the gated entrance to Spencer’s Run. “One mother gives us some pushback in there,” he said at the meeting, held via videoconference. 

Recreation Director Steve Benko said that although the rules of the park are spelled out on the gate, people don’t read them.

Felony Larceny Charge for 61-Year-Old Man

Police on Tuesday arrested a 61-year-old Lawrenceville, Ga. man by warrant and charged him with first-degree larceny and conspiracy. Last year, on Nov. 24, 2020, New Canaan Police received a complaint regarding $68,562.57 in exercise equipment that had been purchased but never received by the buyer, officials said. The victim said that they’d tried multiple times to get the equipment delivered but was unable to, according to a police report.