Police: New Canaan Man, 48, Held on $1 Million Bond on Charges of Voyeurism, Eavesdropping and Risk of Injury

New Canaan Police on Thursday arrested a 48-year-old Butler Lane man by warrant and charged him with five counts of voyeurism, five counts of violation of a protective order, three counts of risk of injury to a child and eavesdropping. Police on Feb. 13 took a complaint from the victim of the man’s violation of a protective order, officials said. Through an investigation, authorities determined that he not only had violated the order but was guilty of the additional charges, according to a police report.  

He turned himself into police at about 4:01 p.m. on June 23, the report said.

Police: Residents Report Stolen SUV, Thefts from Vehicles 

Police say they’ve received several reports of thefts from vehicles in New Canaan, as well as at least one stolen car, within the past week. On Monday, officers responded to Locust Avenue on a report of a stolen 2022 Nissan Rogue, according to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. The vehicle was recovered Tuesday in Ansonia, undamaged, and with the key fob inside, the press release said. Also on Monday, officers responded to a construction site on Lakeview Avenue to investigate the theft of tools, it said. On Saturday, a West Road resident called police to report a set of golf clubs that had been stolen from their garage, Krolikowski said in the press release.


New Canaan Woman, 39, Charged with Violation of Protective Order

Police on Sunday night arrested a 39-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order. At about 7:29 p.m. on June 19, officers were dispatched to a Jelliff Mill Road home regarding a dispute between the woman and another person there, according to a police report. Following an investigation, police took her into custody on the criminal charges, the report said. The woman had violated an existing protective order during the incident, it said. 

It wasn’t clear how long the protective order has been in place, why it was put in place or how the woman is related to the victim. Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter.

New Canaan Man, 61, Arrested After Smashing FedEx Truck Window

Police on Saturday arrested a 61-year-old Parish Road South man after he smashed in the window of a Federal Express truck parked on Ponus Ridge. At about 1:30 p.m. on June 18, officers were dispatched to Ponus Ridge in the area of Adams Lane on a report of a dispute between the man and the FedEx driver, police said. The man had been driving south on Ponus Ridge when a vehicle entered his travel lane because the FedEx truck was stopped making a delivery, according to a police report. The man told police that he was upset about where the FedEx driver had parked the truck, the report said. He stopped his own vehicle, yelled at the driver and ended up slamming his hand into a window on the FedEx truck, shattering it, police said.

DUI Charge for New Canaan Woman, 57, After Crash

Police late Friday arrested a 57-year-old Adams Lane woman and charged her with driving under the influence. At about 10:12 p.m. on June 17, officers were dispatched to the area of Frogtown Road and Parish Road North on a report of a two-car crash, police said. There, officers spoke with the woman, who had been driving one of the cars involved in the crash, and noticed signs of impairment, according to a police report. 

After conducting stand field sobriety tests, officers took the woman into custody on the misdemeanor charge, the report said. At headquarters, she refused to provide a sample to establish her blood-alcohol level, it said. Police released the woman on $250 bond and scheduled her to appear June 28 in state Superior Court.