Disorderly Conduct Charge for New Canaan Man, 18


Police last week charged an 18-year-old New Canaan man with drug and other charges after an incident at his home.

At about 10:31 p.m. on Dec. 22, officers were dispatched to a Millport Avenue residence on a report of an altercation between two occupants there, according to a police report.

Following an investigation, police charged the teen with disorderly conduct.

It isn’t clear what prompted the misdemeanor charge, what the argument involved, how it escalated or whether or how the arrested man is related to the victim.

Police withheld further information, classifying the matter as a domestic incident.

Under state law, disorderly conduct occurs when (a) A person acts with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, such person: (1) Engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or (2) by offensive or disorderly conduct, annoys or interferes with another person; or (3) makes unreasonable noise; or (4) without lawful authority, disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons; or (5) obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or (6) congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a reasonable official request or order to disperse; or (7) commits simple trespass, as provided in section 53a-110a, and observes, in other than a casual or cursory manner, another person (A) without the knowledge or consent of such other person, (B) while such other person is inside a dwelling, as defined in section 53a-100, and not in plain view, and (C) under circumstances where such other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

During their investigation, police spotted marijuana in plain view and determined that it belonged to the teen.

They additionally cited him for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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