Harrison Avenue Man Says Someone Cut the Propane Gas Line on His Grill


Police are investigating a 47-year-old Harrison Avenue man’s report that the hose on the propane gas tank for his grill was cut.

The complaint came in to New Canaan Police on June 7, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, the department’s public information officer.

Total damage comes to about $30, according to a police report.

The man told police he believes the vandalism occurred prior to June 3, though he himself didn’t notice it until the 7th. The grill last was used May 24, according to a police report.


A 55-year-old Harrison Avenue woman is out $1,000 after a man claiming to be an IRS agent said she owed the government money and instructed her to purchase cash cards from the Home Depot in Norwalk and read out the barcodes to him.

After losing connection with the scam artist, the New Canaan woman thought better of what just happened and phone police around 3:15 p.m. on June to tell them what happened.

A man claiming he was IRS agent “Jose Martinez” had left her a voicemail saying she owed $4,000 and to pay within an hour to avoid legal proceedings.

She followed the man’s instructions by going to Home Depot and purchasing two $500 “Reloadit” cards, then reading him the barcode information, after which time the phone connection was lost, Ogrinc said.

Police Chief Leon Krolikowski issued a statement after the incident, urging residents never to give personal information, be suspicious of unsolicited of telephone calls and emails and never wire money in response to an unknown caller making demands.

Police can be reached at 203-594-3000 for assistance.

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