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Police Seek Help ID’ing Women Suspected of Larceny in New Canaan

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a pair of women suspected of stealing from a retail clothing shop downtown earlier this month. Surveillance footage captured an image of the women inside Caren Forbes on Main Street on March 3 (see image above). Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Canaan Police Department Investigative/Youth Services Division at 203-594-3519. All calls are kept confidential. Continue Reading →

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Disorderly Charge for 33-Year-Old New Canaan Man

Police on Sunday afternoon arrested a 33-year-old Michigan Road man and charged him with disorderly conduct. At about 3:37 p.m. on March 18, officers received a complaint about a domestic dispute, according to a police report. Police conducted an investigation and, based on it, charged the man with the misdemeanor offense. It isn’t clear what the dispute involved or where it happened, whether it turned physical or whether the arrested man is related to the victim. Police withheld details, classifying the incident as a domestic matter. Continue Reading →

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Police: Man Who Took Photos, Videos under Women’s Skirts Faces 12 Counts of Felony Voyeurism

Police on Wednesday night arrested a 37-year-old Norwalk man on a felony voyeurism charge following a nearly three-month investigation. Patrick Bowdoin of Fairfield Avenue is accused of using his cellphone to take photographs and videos of women under their skirts without their knowledge or consent, according to a police report. Police launched an investigation in December after a victim contacted the department, the report said. The police department obtained a warrant that included multiple forensic exams and searches of cellphones and computers that Bowdoin owned, it said. Ultimately, police identified 12 incidents of voyeurism that took place in New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Police ID Teen Who Tried To Pass Fake $100 Bill at Elm Street Shop

Police on Monday arrested a 16-year-old Bronx, N.Y. male by warrant and charged him with first-degree forgery. He’s accused of trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a retail shop on Elm Street in January, according to a police report. At about 1:57 p.m. on Jan. 5., he handed the bill to a store clerk who used a pen to determine that it was fake, according to the report. The clerk said the bill also looked fake, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Drunk Driving Charge for 27-Year-Old with Beer, Whiskey Up Front


Police on Friday night charged a 27-year-old Stamford man with driving under the influence. At about 9:41 p.m. on March 9, an officer on patrol saw a car traveling northbound on Ponus Ridge run the stop sign at Frogtown Road, according to a police report. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath during a subsequent stop, the report said, and saw a can of Fosters beer in the center console and bottle of Jim Beam on the passenger seat. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI. He refused to undergo a blood-alcohol content test, the report said. Continue Reading →

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