New Canaan Man, 43, Charged with Assault and Risk of Injury

Police last week arrested a 43-year-old Millport Avenue man and charged him with third-degree assault and risk of injury to a child. At about 10:06 p.m. on Sept. 30, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of an apartment complex on a report of the man fighting with another person, police said. Following an investigation, police took the man into custody on the felony risk of injury and misdemeanor assault charges. 

It’s unclear what the fight was about, whether the arrested man is related to the victim or what were the extent of injuries. It’s also unclear how a child was involved.

Man, 22, Charged with Criminal Trespass at NCHS Football Game

Police on Friday night arrested a 22-year-old Gerdes Road man and charged him with first-degree criminal trespass. 

At about 8:40 p.m. on Sept. 30, officers were dispatched to New Canaan High School on a report of the man being on school grounds in violation of a request by school officials, police said. The man was seen at Dunning Stadium at a Rams football game, according to a police report. 

Under state law, a person is guilty of first-degree criminal trespass if he or she “enters or remains in a building or any other premises after an order to leave or not to enter personally communicated to such person by the owner of the premises or other authorized person,” among other reasons. Police took the man into custody on the misdemeanor charge. 

According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, he had been arrested Sept. 13 by New Canaan Police and charged with interfering as well as a number of motor vehicle-related offenses. 

After Friday’s football game, NCHS Principal Bill Egan emailed families saying: “This evening near halftime of the football game, the school and NCPS [New Canaan Public Schools] became aware that an adult who was not allowed on school grounds was in attendance.

Police Chief: Fraud Prevention for Seniors

According to the “2018 DOJ Report on Senior Abuse and Financial Exploitation,” each year an estimated $3 billion is stolen from America’s seniors through a variety of mass mailing, romance, and vendor or contractor scams.  They may also fall prey to imposters who claim to represent the IRS, Medicare or Medicaid, or Social Security. Unfortunately, New Canaan is not immune to these scams. 

Thus far in 2022, our Department investigated 57 fraud complaints (a 128% increase compared to 2021), and some of these frauds targeted seniors. Recently, a senior resident contacted our Department to report being the victim of a tech-support scam (more about these scams below). The resident reported receiving a computer pop-up message about a “hack alert.” The resident clicked on the alert and allowed the fraudster to control the resident’s computer. Subsequently, the resident was told to call an “800” number and spoke with the fraudster.

Disorderly Charge for New Canaan Man, 32

Police late Tuesday arrested a 32-year-old Heritage Hill Road man and charged him with disorderly conduct. 

At about 11:11 p.m. on Sept. 27, officers were dispatched to the residence regarding a domestic dispute between the man and another person at the home, accordiong to a police report. There, police conducted an investigation and brought the misdemeanor charge, the report said. The man was taken to headquarters for processing, it said. It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, whether it turned physical or whether the arrested man is related to the victim.

Police Warrant Reveals New Details in Widely Discussed Arrest of New Canaan Woman on Risk of Injury Charge

The 45-year-old New Canaan woman arrested last month in a widely discussed incident told police she would “raise hell” if the state Department of Children and Families came to her house, records show. According to a New Canaan Police Department arrest warrant application obtained by NewCanaanite.com, the woman—whose 8-year-old daughter sustained a head injury while at home alone —arrived on scene while EMTs evaluated the girl. 

“When asked to come speak with us about the situation, [the woman] immediately became defensive and asked ‘am I getting arrested?’ ” according to the arrest warrant application filed by NCPD Officer Joseph Schinella and signed by state Superior Court Judge John Blawie. “[The woman] stated that she always leaves Juvenile 1 home alone without an adult supervisor when she runs errands,” it continued. “[The woman] stated she didn’t know leaving her 8 year old child at home was an issue and that when [she herself] was 6 years old she had the keys to her house. [The woman] stated that she would ‘raise hell’ if DCF came to her house.”

Police arrested the Cecil Place woman on a felony charge of risk of injury to a child.