Police Charge New Canaan Woman Following Domestic Incident 

Police on Sunday arrested a 50-year-old New Canaan woman following a domestic incident on Butler Lane. Catherine D. Palmer was charged with disorderly conduct. At about 7:37 p.m. on April 10, officers were distanced to 151 Butler Lane house regarding a domestic dispute between Palmer and another person at the residence, according to a police report. Following an investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charge and transported her to police headquarters for processing. Police withheld details of the incident, saying it was domestic in nature.

‘This Is Inhumane and Unacceptable’: Tenants’ Texts Added to Custody Fight for Surviving Dogs on Butler Lane

Police on Saturday responded to a complaint of a landlord-tenant dispute at the Butler Lane home where the neglect of dogs, and subsequent deaths of three puppies, became part of a criminal investigation that led to felony criminal charges for a 48-year-old woman. The dispute at 151 Butler Lane involved parking and locks on the doors, according to New Canaan Police. Tenants at the “South of the Y” neighborhood home, whose testimony helped police secure an arrest warrant charging Catherine Palmer with three counts of cruelty to animals, also are central in an ongoing custody dispute for 12 seized dogs. 

A state Superior Court judge on Dec. 7 granted the town of New Canaan temporary custody of the dogs. The next hearing in the town’s petition for full legal custody is scheduled for Jan.