Police on Wednesday arrested a Seminary Street man and woman by warrant and charged each with risk of injury to a child.
At about 9:18 p.m. on April 15 (a Friday), New Canaan Police and firefighters were dispatched to an apartment on Seminary on a report of an active fire alarm that had been going off for about 20 minutes, officials said.
Smoke was emanating from the apartment and firefighters forced entry into it, finding that burnt food was the cause of the smoke and alarm, according to a police report. The residence was showing high levels of carbon dioxide and needed to be ventilated, the report said.
Officials found that a two-year-old child had been left unattended in a separate room during the active fire alarm and had not been cared for during the 20-minute period, the report said.
Police obtained a warrant for the man and woman, both 28.
At about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, police took custody of the man at New Canaan High School, the report said. There, he resisted efforts by arresting officers to handcuff him and did not comply with verbal commands, it said. Ultimately, he was handcuffed and transported to headquarters for processing on the felony charge, it said. He additionally was charged with interfering with an officer. He was released on $55,000 bond and scheduled to appear May 11 in state Superior Court.
The woman turned herself at police headquarters at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. She was released on $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear May 11 in state Superior Court.