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Police To Step Up Enforcement at New Canaan’s Six Major Car Accident Locations

New Canaan Police say they’re ramping up enforcement at areas where they see the highest incidence of motor vehicle accidents in town. Deputy Chief John DiFederico said Wednesday night that after studying accident history in New Canaan with the department’s lead accident investigator, authorities identified one cluster of intersections downtown and another series along the Route 123 corridor. In downtown New Canaan, motor vehicle accidents occur most frequently at Elm and Park Streets, South Avenue and Cherry Street, and Cherry and Main Streets, according to DiFederico. The other high-accident areas are along Route 123 at Old Norwalk Road, Lakeview Avenue/Little Brook Road and East Avenue/Silvermine Avenue, he said. The downtown crashes involved violations such as unsafe backing on Elm Street, “which would be people backing out of spaces, and then traffic control devices, going through red lights or stop signs, and then lane violations,” DiFederico said at a regular meeting of the Police Commission. Continue Reading →

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Police: Evading Charge for New Canaan Man, 64


Police on Saturday night arrested a 64-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with evading responsibility. At about 8:20 p.m. on July 13, officers were dispatched to East Avenue and Route 123 on a report that a vehicle that had been operated erratically crashed into another one and left the scene, police said. A complainant gave authorities the suspect vehicle’s license plate number and direction of travel, according to a police report. Officers saw that the struck car was damaged and went to the home where the suspect vehicle was registered, the report said. There, following an investigation, police determined that the man had been driving at the time of the crash, and left the scene, it said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Man, 42, Charged with Disorderly Conduct and Assault

Police on Tuesday night arrested a 42-year-old Seminary Street man and charged him with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault on an elderly person. At about 6:55 p.m. on July 10, officers were dispatched to an East Avenue residence on a report of a dispute between two residents, police said. Following an investigation, he was charged with the misdemeanor offenses, according to a police report. 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. According to state law, a person is guilty of assault on an elderly person if the victim “has attained at least sixty years of age.”

Police withheld further information on this incident, classifying it as a domestic matter. Continue Reading →

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Police: Teen Fights with Mom’s Boyfriend on Gerdes Road

Police on Friday night arrested a New Canaan teen and 48-year-old Stamford man and charged each with disorderly conduct. 

At about 8:30 p.m. on June 29, officers were dispatched to a Gerdes Road home on a report of a dispute between a juvenile and his mother’s boyfriend, according to police. Following an investigation, authorities found that the 16-year-old and adult male had been in a fight in the driveway, according to a police report. Both had scrapes and abrasions, the report said. They did not need or refused medical attention. The minor’s case was referred to the Juvenile Matters Division of state Superior Court. Continue Reading →

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Single-Car Crash into Utility Pole Closes Part of Silvermine Road Sunday

Police closed Silvermine Road between Little Brook Road and Carter Street late Sunday morning after a car crash. Emergency responders at about 10:56 a.m. responded to a single-car crash into a utility pole near 187 Silvermine Road, on the east side of the road. Eversource crews were on scene, and New Canaan Fire Department and EMTs also responded. No one was transported to a hospital. The vehicle had been traveling southbound, fire officials say. Continue Reading →

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