Chief: New Canaan Police Officers Saved Life in Opioid Overdose Incident Wednesday 


New Canaan Police on Wednesday saved the life of an individual suspected of suffering an opioid overdose, officials said. The officers responding to a report of an unresponsive person arrived in fewer than three minutes and administered Narcan and CPR in helping him or her regain consciousness, according to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. “As a result of the expert lifesaving care provided by the responding officers, the person started breathing, regained consciousness, and was transported to the hospital by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps,” Krolikowski said in the release. It isn’t clear when or where the lifesaving incident occurred. A “medical assist” call is recorded in a redacted version of the daily police log for some time between 8:30 and 10 a.m., and has received reports of heavy emergency response activity at that time in the area of Smith Ridge Road north of Garibaldi Lane.

Disorderly Conduct Charge for 51-Year-Od Man

Police on Saturday arrested a 51-year-old Narragansett, R.I. man and charged him with disorderly conduct. At about 2:42 p.m. on May 4, officers were dispatched to a residential treatment facility on a report of a staff member who had been struck by a patient, according to a police report. A police log for that day shows that a criminal arrest was made following an assault at 208 Valley Road. Following an investigation, police determined that the man had slapped a staff member there in the face, the report said. 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.

New Canaan Man, 60, Charged After Police Come Upon Youth Drinking Gathering on Residential Property

Police on Saturday night arrested a 60-year-old Ponus Ridge man and charged him with failure to halt possession of alcohol by a minor. At about 10:11 p.m. on May 4, officers were dispatched to an upper Ponus Ridge home on a noise complaint, according to a police report. There, officers heard loud music and saw beer cans scattered in the driveway, the report said. They also saw about 30 to 40 youths running into the woods, away from the residence, it said. Police contacted the homeowner and, following an investigation, brought the misdemeanor charge. 

Under state law, “No person having possession of, or exercising dominion and control over, any dwelling unit or private property shall knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence permit any minor to possess alcoholic liquor.”

The man was released after promising to appear May 16 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


Police: Two Unlocked Cars with Keys Inside Stolen Over Weekend, Others Entered

Police on Sunday received complaints that two Jeeps had been stolen from residential driveways in New Canaan, officials said. A 2017 Wrangler and 2016 Cherokee were stolen from Barnegat Road and upper Elm Street, respectively, according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. In each case, the stolen cars were unlocked with key fobs inside, he said in a press release. The Jeep Cherokee was recovered, damaged, on Oenoke Ridge Road, he said. “In addition, on May 5, 2019, our Department received reports of unlocked vehicles being entered on Frogtown Road and Barnegat Road,” Krolikowski said in the release.