NCHS Student, 16, Charged with Breach of Peace After Issuing Threat

Police on Monday afternoon charged a 16-year-old male with breach of peace following a report that he had threatened fellow New Canaan High School students. At about 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 13, the New Canaan Police Department school resource officer took a complaint regarding a threat made by the teen that had been directed at other students, according to a police report. The threat “implied harm would come to other students at NCHS,” the report said. Following an investigation by the SRO and youth sergeant, police cited the teen for the misdemeanor-level offense, it said.

Small Women’s Locker Room at Police HQ Limits Ability To Hire More Female Officers

The female locker room at the police station—a 1926 building that hasn’t seen a substantial renovation in nearly four decades—is so small that the department may not be able to hire more women, officials said last week. At six female officers, the New Canaan Police Department now has more women in uniform than it ever has in its history, “and it’s a good thing happening to us,” according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. Yet “there is a limitation in our female locker room, because we may not be able to put on any more female officers because there’s just not enough room,” he said during a Jan. 9 meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee on Buildings and Infrastructure. “So that’s just another thing that nobody ever planned for.

NCPD Hires New Officer

The New Canaan Police Department has hired a 23-year-old Trumbull native as is newest officer. Nicholas Falbo is to be sworn in Jan. 7 at Town Hall and will start recruit training later this week, according to a press release from Lt. Jason Ferraro, NCPD’s public information officer. 

A recent Trumbull High School graduate, Falbo earned an associates degree in criminal justice from Housatonic Community College and worked most recently as an asset prevention detective for Macy’s in Milford, the press release said. He was one of more than 50 candidates who applied for an entry-level police officer position last fall and “successfully endured an intensive testing and selection process including a written examination, physical agility testing, interview panel, polygraph, psychological evaluation, background investigation, medical testing, and Police Commission interview,” Ferraro said. Police said recently that the department has been down five officers.

New Canaan Police Seek 31-Year-Old Man in Connection with Sexual Assault of a Minor

New Canaan Police are seeking a 31-year-old Westchester County man wanted on multiple charges in connection with sexual assault of a minor. Following an investigation, police obtained a signed arrest warrant for Leland Robinson of Mount Vernon, N.Y. on charges of enticing a minor by computer, second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child, according to a press release issued by NCPD Chief Leon Krolikowski. Authorities released a past mugshot of Robinson and described him as a black male, five-foot-seven and 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, Robinson had been arrested by New Canaan Police on Oct. 24 and charged with interfering with an officer.

Thanksgiving Day Arrest: New Canaan Woman, 44, Charged with DUI

Police late on Thanksgiving Day arrested a 44-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with driving under the influence. 

At about 7:56 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in the parking lot at Acme on Elm Street, police said. The report included that the driver could be intoxicated and that the she had left the scene of the crash, police said. Officers traced her license plate to an Oenoke Lane home, and there they saw her getting out of a vehicle, according to a police report. They saw damage consistent with the crash at Acme on her vehicle, the report said. On speaking to the woman, police detected signs of impairment and she failed field sobriety tests, it said.