Risk of Injury Charge for New Canaan Woman, 62

Police last week arrested a 62-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant and charged her with risk of injury to a child. On May 20, the state Department of Children and Families contacted police regarding a report of suspected child abuse they’d received from Norwalk Hospital, officials said. The suspect was identified as a relative of the infant victim, who was four months old at the time of the incident, according to a police report. Police conducted a joint investigation with DCF, and identified the Lakeview Avenue woman as the suspect, the report said. They secured a warrant for her on the felony charge, it said.

Letter from Police Chief: NCPD Officers Who Have Served in the U.S. Military

Dear Editor:

Every day the men and women of the New Canaan Police Department protect and serve our Town with great distinction. 

On November 11, Veterans Day, we honor those who pledged to protect and serve our great country-our Veterans. Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the U.S. Military. 

I want to recognize the following Department members who have served in our military and continue to serve our Town:

Sergeant Aaron LaTourette-U.S. Marine Corps
Sergeant Rex Sprosta-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Roy Adams-Connecticut Army National Guard
Officer Bryan Connolly-U.S. Coast Guard
Officer Matt Marzano-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Chris Dewey-U.S. Army and New York Army National Guard
Officer Matthew Blank- Connecticut Army Air National Guard
Officer Owen Ochs- U.S. Army
Officer Rodger Hamilton-Connecticut Air National Guard

Often our officers are not adequately recognized for the great and at times dangerous work that they do. Annually, our officers handle thousands of calls for service and some of these calls are violent, which put our officers in harm’s way. Yet, without fail our officers consistently handle these incidents with great compassion, skill, bravery, and dedication. When you see our officers, thank them for what they do, the risks that they take, and how they so professionally “protect and serve” our Town.

Vehicles Stolen, Illegally Entered in New Canaan

[The video above, provided to New Canaan Police by a resident, shows a criminal trying to enter vehicles before dawn on Oct. 30, but they’re locked and so nothing is taken.]

New Canaan residents had several cars stolen and illegally entered with items stolen from inside them during an apparent multi-day crime spree that started last Thursday, police say. In addition, on Oct. 26 and 29, authorities received reports of a stolen push blower and leaf blower in the southeastern corner of town, respectively, with the latter taken from an open garage on Cedar Lane in the early afternoon, according to a press bulletin issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. The reported car thefts, attempted thefts and larcenies from vehicles were as follows:

Weed Street and Richmond Hill Road at 1:24 a.m. on Oct.

Police: Breach of Peace Charge for New Canaan Man, 22, After Reported Harassment Downtown

Police on Saturday night arrested a 22-year-old Gerdes Road man and charged him with second-degree breach of peace. He had been harassing and contacting an individual in the area of 103 Main St., Gofer Ice Cream, according to a police report. The victim contacted police about the incident, because the man had been warned following a prior incident not to have any contact with the victim, the report said. Police found the man near 208 Elm St. and issued him a summons for the misdemeanor offense.

Assault, Breach of Peace Charges for New Canaan Woman, 53, After Fight Downtown

Police on Wednesday night arrested a 53-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault.

At about 4:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to Forest Street near the New Canaan Diner on a report of a fight in progress between two people, officials said. Arriving officers found that the fight between the arrested woman, a Forest Street resident, and another woman, had ended, according to a police report. The victim in the fight is an acquaintance of the arrested woman, the report said. The two had gotten into a dispute that turned physical, it said. The arrested woman was the aggressor.