Police: Young Boy Said To Be ‘Missing’ Is Identified and Found [UPDATED]

Update 9:10 p.m.

The young boy seen on video surveillance ringing the doorbell of an eastern New Canaan home late Monday has been identified and found, Police Lt. Jason Ferraro said in a media update. “He is home sleeping,” Ferraro said. “No further information will be released at this time. The New Canaan Police Department thanks the community for their assistance in this matter.” The comments ended a very strange hour of local news in town that started around 8 p.m. when Emergency Management Director Mike Handler alerted residents of a “missing child” in the area of Valley Road.

Reckless Endangerment, Disorderly Charges for 27-Year-Old New Canaan Woman 

Police before dawn Sunday arrested a 27-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with disorderly conduct and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. At about 3:23 a.m. on March 24, officers were dispatched to a Ramhorne Road home on a report of a domestic disturbance involving two residents there, officials said. Following an investigation, police charged the woman with the misdemeanor offenses. It isn’t clear what the disturbance involved, whether or how the victim is related to the arrested woman, why police brought two counts, whether the disturbance involved a physical confrontation or, if so, how badly the victim was hurt—police withheld details, saying it was a domestic matter. Under state law, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or by offensive or disorderly conduct, annoys or interferes with another person, among other reasons.

Woman Sent To Hospital After Crash on Route 123 Monday Morning

A woman rear-ended while waiting to turn left off of Route 123 near downtown New Canaan was transported to Norwalk Hospital Monday morning, officials said. At about 11:29 a.m., police, fire and medical services personnel responded to the intersection of New Norwalk Road and Locust Avenue on a report of a car crash with injuries. There, officials found that a man driving a black pickup truck traveling northbound on Route 123 had rear-ended a woman in a white SUV as she waited to turn left onto Locust Avenue. Members of the New Canaan Police Department, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Emergency Medical Services—formerly known as the Volunteer Ambulance Corps—responded to the scene. A puddle of liquid from one of the vehicles involved in the crash could be seen in the middle of the intersection. 

EMS personnel attended to a woman who wore a neck brace as they guided her toward an ambulance.

Police: Temporary Sign at Nursery Road Has Created New ‘Safety Concern’ in U-Turning Motorists

The new ‘No Left Turn’ sign preventing northbound motorists from turning from Marvin Ridge onto Nursery Road during the morning commute is creating an entirely new safety hazard, according to police. Drivers seeking to avoid Merritt Parkway traffic between Exits 38 and 37 are traveling just past the sign and then pulling into private residential driveways—including those that serve as bus stops for local schoolchildren—in order to swing back around to make the right-hand turn down Nursery, according to New Canaan Police Deputy Chief John DiFederico. “I can confirm that is happening frequently, every minute or so there is another car that is northbound that pulls into [a Marvin Ridge Road woman’s] driveway, backs out into traffic, goes down southbound and turns right onto Nursery,” DiFederico told members of the Police Commission during their March 20 meeting, held at police headquarters. “That is a pretty serous safety concern, in my opinion, that now we have cars going onto private property that are school bus stops and backing into traffic. And that is something that we never had before with just high-volume traffic on Nursery Road.

Police Seek Help ID’ing Man Who Accosted Two Juvenile Girls Downtown

Police are calling for the public’s help in identifying a man that they say accosted two juvenile females at Dunkin Donuts on Thursday evening. At about 7:15 p.m. on March 21, officers were dispatched to Dunkin’s at 98 Elm St. on a report of a “suspicious black male” (pictured), according to a police report. The man had approached the juveniles and asked the to come into the bathroom with him, according to the report. When the girls said no, they fled on foot and the man followed them, the report said.