New Canaan Police Roundup: DUI Arrests, Waveny Car Break-Ins, Pot Citation



Police arrested a 22-year-old Stamford man at the Talmadge Hill train station lot on drunk driving charges after they saw him urinating there.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on March 22, according to Sgt. Peter Condos. An officer saw the young man, eyes bloodshot, alcohol on his breath and generally unkempt (for instance, his shirt was untucked), according to a police report.

Police asked if the man was drinking and he said yes but that he wasn’t driving—his friend was driving the 2013 VW Jetta, he said. The friend, in the passenger seat, denied it, according to police.

“The operator then apologized for lying to the officer because he was nervous,” Condos said.

He didn’t have a valid driver’s license.

Police charged him with driving under the influence. He was released on $450 bond and scheduled to appear April 4 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


A 46-year-old Gerdes Road man said his credit cards had gone missing from his home and that fraudulent charges were made with it, at Home Depot in Norwalk and Fairfield, according to a police report.

The complaint came in to New Canaan police at about 3:30 p.m. on March 22, Condos said.

He also said an iPad was missing, Condos said. Police are investigating.


Police are investigating three car break-ins at Waveny Park, all between 2 and 4 p.m. on March 22.

A window on at least one of the vehicles was smashed, Condos said (a 2012 Hyundai Tuscon).

Reported missing among the three cars: credit cards, purse, $100 cash.

Condos noted that, though some have advocated for it, since car break-ins are a regular occurrence at Waveny (the last few years, police have seen a spike in them, especially at the platform tennis-pool-dog park lot over by Lapham Road), there aren’t any surveillance cameras there.


Police arrested a 31-year-old Norwalk woman after they found her slumped over the wheel of her still-running car at Farm Road near Main Street—head resting on the steering wheel and foot on the brake with the vehicle in drive.

Police knocked several times on her window and when she woke up, asked if she was OK, Condos said. The woman told police she was tired and napping, according to a police report. She had slurred speech and admitted to having alcohol, police said.

She failed field sobriety tests. Police charged her with driving under the influence. She was released on $250 bond and scheduled to appear April 4 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


Police cited a 19-year-old New Canaan man on minor drug charges after stopping him for speeding on Oenoke Ridge Road and Gerrish Lane (a stretch that motorists often take quickly).

The teen was doing 45 in a 30 mph zone, Condos said. Asked what type of car the young man was driving, Condos said a 2013 BMW.

When police stopped him, they smelled pot, according to a police report. They asked him to step out of the car and found marijuana and a pipe inside.

He was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana and travelling too fast.

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