New Canaan Man, 78, Charged After Firearms and Ammunition Stolen from His Unlocked Vehicle 

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Police on Monday arrested a 78-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with second-degree reckless endangerment. 

The man left firearms and ammunition in an unlocked vehicle parked in his Wydendown Road home and the items were stolen Jan. 10, according to a police report.

The man contacted police the following day to report the theft, and it was discovered that he didn’t have them in a secure case or compartment within the vehicle, in violation of state statute, the report said.

He surrendered to police at about 2:25 p.m. on Jan. 22 on the active warrant.

Police Chief Leon Krolikowski referred to the incident during a Police Commission meeting last month. In a separate larceny in December, four firearms were stolen from a vehicle on Michigan Road.

The Wydendown Road man was released on $25,000 bond and scheduled to appear March 11 in state Superior Court.

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