Burglary Suspected at Laurel Road Home

Graffiti at South Elementary and a reported ransacking of a nanny's room are just two of the police items from the New Canaan Police Department, Sept. 4 through Sept. 10.



A home on Laurel Road was likely burglarized on Sept. 10, but as of Tuesday, the homeowners were still unsure as to what was taken.

According to police, the live-in nanny at the residence left the house at 8:30 a.m., returning at 12:30. When she returned, she noticed that a door leading to the garage had been damaged. The nanny—who didn't notice anything disturbed in the house—called the homeowner, who advised her to set the alarm and to leave and come back at 6:30 p.m., at which time the homeowner would also be home. 

The nanny told police she heard a slight creaking sound when setting the alarm, but didn't pay much attention to it.

"We're not sure if someone was in the house then," Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said. 

When they returned home, the nanny noticed her room had been ransacked. Other bedroom doors had been opened, and drawers were also open.

Police said the homeowners did not immediately notice anything missing, but were taking inventory to see if anything was stolen. 

Warrant arrest

On Sept. 10 at 1:23 p.m., while on routine patrol on Llewellyn Drive, an officer observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road and stopped to make contact with that person to see if they were alright. The driver said he was waiting for a friend who was working at a house in the area.

Upon checking his ID, police found the man—Mario Martinez, 32, of Norwalk—to have an active warrant out for his arrest by the Greenwich Police Department.

According to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, Martinez was wanted for failure to appear. He was arrested in 2006 for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to insure private motor vehicle and operating without a license. In 2007, he didn't show up in court to answer those charges.

Martinez was held on $500 bond and given a Sept. 20 court date. 


A 53-year-old male, who lives on Rocky Nook Road, told police on Sept. 10 that he was the victim of fraud.

According to police, the man said he was contacted by a collection agency which said he was delinquent on an AT&T bill in the amount of $237.74.

The catch?

The bill was associated with a Florida address, where the man had never lived.

The case remains under investigation. 

Vandalism at South School

On Sept. 5, a faculty member at reported to police that graffiti was found on benches and a basketball backboard on the first day of school, Aug. 28.

The graffiti—written in black marker—said "HK or DIE." Police were unsure as to what significance that phrase might have.


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tad concerning September 14, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Nothing on this guy getting out and moving to our town? http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=1620904&AgencyID=54567
Ade September 14, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I'm with you tad. There was a notice sent by the NCPS. Can he live that close to a park?


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