$8,200 Rolex Reported Stolen from Y Locker

New Canaan police also say they made a felony drug arrest for intent to sell marijuana.

Editor's note: Arrest and investigation information is supplied by the New Canaan Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

A 17-year-old Stamford man faces a felony drug charge and two others were arrested—including a 17-year-old New Canaan woman—when police say they discovered beer and marijuana on the trio over the weekend.

Brent Rodney, 18, of Linwood Lane in Stamford, was cited for possession for a minor in a public place; the 17-year-old man was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell (a felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia; the woman was charged with possession of marijuana.

Police withheld the 17-year-olds’ names because of their ages.

At about 10:06 a.m. on Sunday, an officer traveling north on Old Stamford Road noticed the two men on the corner at Old Studio Road, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, public information officer with the .

One of them held a large rugby (duffel) bag, another a backpack, Ogrinc said.

“When they saw the officer, they began to pace nervously,” Ogrinc said. “He looped around and pulled up and ask them what they were doing and where they were coming from, and he noticed that the youth had placed the large rugby bag under a [tree].”

The pair allegedly told police they were waiting for a friend to pick them up, according to police.

The officer asked what was in the rugby bag and when they opened it, he saw that it was a case with 20 unopened beer cans inside, Ogrinc said.

In the 17-year-old man’s backpack police found multiple plastic baggies with marijuana inside, as well as two separate pieces of aluminum with marijuana inside, Ogrinc said. Police also found residue of marijuana on a grinder, and a package of rolling papers, she said.

The police back-up on the case saw a woman driving back and forth near the incident and stopped her—that was the 17-year-old from New Canaan. She also was in possession of marijuana, police said.


Police arrested a 46-year-old New Canaan man at 12:47 a.m. on Sunday and charged him with driving under the influence.

According to police, Richard Murphy of New Norwalk Road failed field sobriety tests after police pulled him over on Cherry Street for failure to use turn signals properly.

Police saw Murphy activate his turn signal mid-turn as he pulled onto Cherry Street from East Avenue, Ogrinc said. Police said the officer who pulled Murphy over smelled alcohol on the New Canaan resident’s breath and noticed he had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Murphy was released on $250 bond and scheduled to appear May 10 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


A 39-year-old Lukes Wood Road man was charged with criminal violation of a protective order and second-degree threatening at 8:41 p.m. on April 24.

According to Ogrinc, police dispatchers on a 911 call from the man’s wife heard the man say “I will kill you when I have the chance.”

The man was released on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear April 25 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


An 88-year-old Tobys Lane man told police that about $3,000 had been withdrawn from his bank account without his say-so or his wife’s.

According to Ogrinc, the man reported the larceny to police at 3:35 p.m. on April 23 after noticing a discrepancy on his March statement.

Police say bank officials say the man’s signature appears to be on a withdrawal form, according to Ogrinc. Video surveillance also shows the man in the bank that day, she said.

Police are investigating.


A 57-year-old resident of Canaan Parish apartments on Lakeview Avenue told police that someone had keyed the hood of her red 2008 Toyota Camry some time between 6:15 p.m. on April 23 and 6:45 a.m. on April 24.

Ogrinc said the estimated damage to the vehicle is $200.

Police are investigating.


A 67-year-old town woman told police her $8,200 Rolex Jubilee datejust watch was stolen on April 12 from a locker room at the New Canaan Y.

The larceny wasn’t reported until 2:14 p.m. on April 25, because the woman wasn’t sure if it had been stolen or misplaced, Ogrinc said.

Police are investigating.


A Fawn Lane resident told police that he received T-Mobile phone bills totaling more than $1,150 in error following apparent ID theft from November 2010.

According to Ogrinc, the man—who moved to New Canaan from New York about 18 months ago—just received a collection agency report, triggering the report.

NCDad May 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Yeah right...a New Canaan parent who can't spell New Canaan? Brent, I recommend you clean up your language, your life, and your twitter page with all the pix of weed before you get arrested again. "Sensirly", A REAL New "Cannan" Parent
mary parker May 02, 2012 at 07:55 AM
To all people going to the YMCA and using a locker or parking in the parking lot. Seriously bring a lock with you for the locker and don't go to the YMCA or other places with valuables left in your car. Who would wear an $8,000.00 watch to go work out? Heck my mom gave me a pair of diamond earings over 10 years ago, only 1 kt each and I never wear them for fear of losing them or someone stealing them off of me.Yes it's nice to have and wear but to wear it to the YMCA or to play paddle or tennis? The YMCA needs cameras in the parking lot and outside of the locker rooms and also at Waveny Park ect.....


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