Podcast: Stacey Walker of New Canaan CARES and NCPD Officer Jeff Deak on Vaping

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Officer Jeff Deak of the New Canaan Police Department and Stacey Walker of New Canaan CARES about vaping, a substance abuse issue that remains a major local health concern, especially as it relates to New Canaan youth. 

Walker since the fall has been leading the New Canaan Coalition, a volunteer group that seeks to educate the community about the dangers of vaping. This Super Bowl weekend, a number of local pizzerias—Dante’s, Joe’s Pizza, Pinocchio Pizza, and Vicolo Pizza & Trattoria—will be using pizza boxes with vaping education messages designed by New Canaan High School students. Other local businesses that will feature NCHS students’ anti-vaping stickers on their cups and takeout bags include Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee, Club Sandwich, New Canaan Chicken, Tony’s Deli and Connecticut Sandwich Co. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

DUI Arrest: New Canaan Woman, 39, Tests at More Than Three Times Legal Limit

Police on Saturday night arrested a 39-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with driving under the influence. 

At about 8:20 p.m. on Jan. 30, officers were dispatched to the area of Old Norwalk Road and Route 123 on a report of a vehicle swerving in the travel lane and crossing over the double-yellow line, police said. Authorities later found the vehicle in the woman’s driveway on Brushy Ridge Road, according to a police report. On speaking to the woman, officers detected signs of impairment, the report said. After administering field sobriety tests, police arrested her on the misdemeanor charge, the report said.

Pre-Dawn Chase: Man, 30, Arrested After Nearly Striking New Canaan Police with Stolen Car

Police on Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old Newark, N.J. man following a pre-dawn foot pursuit and multiple crashes, including one involving a stolen vehicle, that ranged across a wide swath of New Canaan for more than one hour. Louis J. Cruz, of 302 6th Ave., Apt. 306, was charged with possession of burglar tools, third-degree criminal trespass, second-degree larceny, third-degree larceny, two counts of sixth-degree larceny, two counts of interfering with an officer and three counts of evading responsibility. At about 4:46 a.m. on Jan. 27, officers were dispatched to Urban Street on a report of two men entering and searching vehicles on the street, according to police.