Assault, Disorderly Charges for New Canaan Man, 20

Police on Tuesday evening arrested a 20-year-old New Canaan man following a domestic incident. At about 5:06 p.m., officers were called to an Avalon Drive East home regarding a dispute between two people there, according to a police report. 

Following an investigation, they charged the man with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. 

It wasn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, how the arrested man is related to the victim or what were the extent of injuries. Police declined to provide details, calling it a domestic matter. Under state law, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or by offensive or disorderly conduct, annoys or interferes with another person, among other reasons. A person is guilty of third-degree assault, according to state law, when “with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person” or “recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person or “with criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon, a dangerous instrument or an electronic defense weapon.”

Police released the man on $1,000 and scheduled him to appear Wednesday in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

Breach of Peace Charge for Millport Avenue Woman

Police on Sept. 30 arrested a 58-year-old Millport Avenue woman following an with a neighbor. 

At about 10:50 p.m. that Monday, officers were dispatched to Millport Apartments on a report of a noise complaint and dispute between the woman and her neighbor, according to police. Following an investigation, police charged her with second-degree breach of peace. It isn’t clear whether the argument turned physical or what kind of language she used that led police to bring the misdemeanor charge. Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree breach of peace “when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof,” he or she “engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place,” “assaults or strikes another” “threatens to commit any crime against another person or such other person’s property, “publicly exhibits, distributes, posts up or advertises any offensive, indecent or abusive matter concerning any person,” “in a public place, uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture” or “creates a public and hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which such person is not licensed or privileged to do.”

Police released the woman after she promised to appear Oct.

29-Year-Old Man Charged in Connection with Head-On Crash in New Canaan

Police on Sunday charged a 29-year-old Guilford man in connection with a head-on crash on Route 123 earlier this year. At about 6:27 a.m. on May 17, officers investigated a crash at Smith Ridge Road and Glen Drive, according to a police report. The Guilford man, traveling northbound on 123, swerved into the oncoming traffic lane and struck a vehicle, the report said. Investigators determined that he may have fallen asleep while driving and did not recall the crash, it said. He was charged with reckless driving and cited for failure to drive right.

Police: More Than $8,000 in Merchandise Stolen from Ralph Lauren Store in Three Separate Incidents

Police say more than $8,000 worth of merchandise has been stolen from Ralph Lauren in three separate incidents at the Elm Street store in the past week. Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspects involved in the second and third larcenies, and police also have license plates numbers on the getaway cars. The first incident occurred on Oct. 3, when two black women entered the store at 51 Elm St., picked up various merchandise worth a total of approximately $300 and left without paying. They wore baseball hats and carried small shopping bags, according to police.

Husband and Wife Arrested After Causing Late-Night Scene on Lambert Road

Police after midnight Sunday arrested a New Canaan husband and wife following a report that she’d been knocking on the front door of a Lambert Road home. At about 12:33 a.m. on Sept. 22, officers arrived in the area and saw the woman getting into a vehicle on Lambert Road near the residence in question, according to a police report. Police stopped the car and found that the 41-year-old man driving it, the husband, had alcohol on his breath, the report said. He was taken into custody on a charge of driving under the influence and refused to undergo a test to establish his blood-alcohol level, it said.