Police Chief: ‘High Likelihood’ of Drug Possession, Possible Dealing in New Canaan Schools

Getting a drug-sniffing dog access to public schools ranks high among  New Canaan Police Department priorities for this year, Chief Leon Krolikowski said Thursday. Police officials “are hopeful we will be able to get some folks in line” and finalize an agreement with the district so that the department’s K-9 unit can do its work inside schools, Krolikowski said during a budget hearing before the Board of Selectmen. 

“Because we do know as we sit here today that there’s a high likelihood that there are some kids in the school in possession of drugs and maybe distributing it,” Krolikowski said during the Board’s regular meeting, held at Town Hall. “And what are we going to do as a town to prevent that from happening and frankly make our kids safer?”

Asked by Selectman Nick Williams where New Canaan is in the process, Krolikowski said “stalled.”

“It’s been tabled, I believe, by the superintendent and Board of Education,” he said. “It’s been a years-long effort to try to move that along and we are login to continue to do that and be a little bit more aggressive in trying to push that along. Get something in place that we are at least comfortable with.

Small Women’s Locker Room at Police HQ Limits Ability To Hire More Female Officers

The female locker room at the police station—a 1926 building that hasn’t seen a substantial renovation in nearly four decades—is so small that the department may not be able to hire more women, officials said last week. At six female officers, the New Canaan Police Department now has more women in uniform than it ever has in its history, “and it’s a good thing happening to us,” according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. Yet “there is a limitation in our female locker room, because we may not be able to put on any more female officers because there’s just not enough room,” he said during a Jan. 9 meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee on Buildings and Infrastructure. “So that’s just another thing that nobody ever planned for.

New Canaan Police Seek 31-Year-Old Man in Connection with Sexual Assault of a Minor

New Canaan Police are seeking a 31-year-old Westchester County man wanted on multiple charges in connection with sexual assault of a minor. Following an investigation, police obtained a signed arrest warrant for Leland Robinson of Mount Vernon, N.Y. on charges of enticing a minor by computer, second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child, according to a press release issued by NCPD Chief Leon Krolikowski. Authorities released a past mugshot of Robinson and described him as a black male, five-foot-seven and 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, Robinson had been arrested by New Canaan Police on Oct. 24 and charged with interfering with an officer.